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More Than 900 Degrees to be Awarded at LSU's Summer Commencement on Friday, Aug. 13

More than 900 students are expected to graduate during LSU's 305th commencement ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 13, in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. LSU President William F. Tate IV will deliver the keynote address.

LSU Students to Begin Moving Back to Campus Aug. 13

LSU Students to Begin Moving Back to Campus Aug. 13

LSU is planning for a safe, smooth and welcoming move-in experience for incoming students starting Aug. 13, with assigned arrival times over several days for the more than 8,000 students moving onto campus from Aug. 13-22.

Lucien “Luke” Laborde Jr. Named Interim LSU Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture

Lucien "Luke" Laborde Jr. Named Interim LSU Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture

LSU President William Tate IV has named Lucien Laborde Jr., an Avoyelles Parish native, as interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture.

Cox Academic Center Wins National Award

Cox Academic Center Wins National Award

LSU's Cox Academic Center for Student-Athletes has been named recipient of the 2021 NCLCA Outstanding Learning Center Award for Special Populations, the National College Learning Center Association announced.

University Lakes Project

University Lakes Project "Our Lakes Fest!" Kicks Off New Round of Opportunities for Community Input

More than 300 area residents participated in the University Lakes Project's "Our Lakes Fest!" event on Sunday, Aug. 8. The event, focused on engaging the community in plans to restore the lakes surrounding LSU's campus, was held at BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park and on the lawn of the Baton Rouge Gallery.

Human Studies Start for Promising COVID-19 Treatment Discovered by LSU DeepDrug Team Using Artificial Intelligence

Human Studies Start for Promising COVID-19 Treatment Discovered by LSU DeepDrug Team Using Artificial Intelligence

Skymount Medical, a drug discovery company based in Canada, and LSU announced today they have found a new combination of already FDA-approved compounds that may prevent extreme and lasting symptoms, cut hospitalizations.

Two LSU Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious National Academies’ Gulf Research Science Policy Fellowships

Two LSU Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious National Academies’ Gulf Research Science Policy Fellowships

During the fellows’ year of service, they will apply their scientific expertise and perspectives to ensure policymakers are making decisions based on the best available information and to generate more knowledge to better inform future policy decisions.

Gulf Hypoxia

‘Dead Zone’ Researchers Complete 35th Gulf of Mexico Research Cruise

The data the team collected suggest that the zone is 6,334 square miles, or 16,400 square kilometers, which is larger than they forecasted.

Mike VII Received COVID-19 Vaccination

Mike VII, LSU's Live Tiger Mascot, Received COVID-19 Vaccination

On July 16, Mike VII, LSU’s live tiger mascot, received his first COVID-19 vaccination from his veterinarian, David Baker, DVM, Ph.D., and his second dose on Aug. 6.

LSU Names Mark Bieger as Vice President of Strategy

LSU Names Mark Bieger as Vice President of Strategy

LSU President William F. Tate IV has appointed Mark Bieger, formerly chief of staff to the president at the University of South Carolina, to the role of vice president of strategy. In this capacity, Bieger will help improve organizational alignment of all of the LSU campuses throughout the state and help drive the implementation of top priorities. This new position serves as a strategic partner with the president and will work closely with senior leadership across the university.

Raising Canes

Raising Cane’s Partners with LSU to Provide Online Education to Crewmembers and their Families

Raising Cane’s, which got its start at the North Gates of LSU 25 years ago, is now partnering with the university to provide online educational opportunities for 35,000 crewmembers across the country and immediate family members.

Crawfish Arm

LSU Biological and Agricultural Seniors Design Robotic Arm for Crawfish Harvesting

Crawfish harvesting is a way of life that goes back to the late 1800s in South Louisiana. Realizing the importance of this tradition, yet wanting to innovate it, a team of senior LSU Biological and Agricultural Engineering students recently designed a robotic arm that can help with the harvest.

LSU Announces Acting Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Support Services

LSU Announces Acting Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Support Services

LSU has appointed Jacqueline Bach as acting vice provost for academic programs and support services in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Aug. 3.

Engineering Faculty

LSU Civil Engineering Faculty Working to Solve Load-Posted Bridges

In Louisiana, 12 percent of the 13,000 bridges that facilitate movement of people, goods, and services are load posted. That means they lack the strength to safely carry all legal loads.

LSU's Ju and Kraft Recognized as ASIS&T Distinguished Members

LSU's Ju and Kraft Recognized as ASIS&T Distinguished Members

Boryung Ju, Professor in the LSU School of Library & Information Science and Don Kraft, LSU Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, were recognized as ASIS&T Distinguished Members. This elite status is attained by those with a demonstrated commitment to mastering their profession through sustained educational pursuits and a proven track record of service to both their community and the information science and technology field.