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‘Louisiana Law Review’ Names Junior Associates for Volume 82

‘Louisiana Law Review’ Names Junior Associates for Volume 82

Twenty-five LSU Law students have been selected by the Louisiana Law Review Board of Editors and Senior Associates to serve as Junior Associates for Volume 82.

10 LSU Law Alumni Selected as 2021 Loan Repayment Assistance Program recipients

10 LSU Law Alumni Selected as 2021 Loan Repayment Assistance Program recipients

Ten LSU Law alumni practicing in the public sector have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Loan Repayment Assistance Program and will each receive $5,000 to help repay their law school student loan debt.

Quantum Leap: LSU PETE Professor Works to Detect Oil Leaks Early

Quantum Leap: LSU PETE Professor Works to Detect Oil Leaks Early

Imagine if oil and gas companies were able to detect a leak before marine life, and sometimes human life, were destroyed. LSU Petroleum Engineering Assistant Professor Jyotsna Sharma is helping make this possible through her research, funded by a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy, using quantum-enhanced fiber sensing for oil and gas applications.

Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana's Energy Industry Hub

Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana's Energy Industry Hub

The southernmost port in Louisiana is a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the most vulnerable places in the nation. Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish serves 90% of the Gulf of Mexico’s deepwater oil and gas activities, which is why the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has invested $25 million in LSU to create a digital dome protecting Port Fourchon and the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the nation’s only offshore deepwater port, from cybersecurity threats. More than 1.5 million barrels of crude oil are transported by pipelines through the port per day and about 1,200 trucks travel in and out of the port as well each day.

Media Availability with LSU President William Tate IV on July 6 at the LSU Student Union

Media Availability with LSU President William Tate IV on July 6 at the LSU Student Union

LSU President William Tate IV's first official day in the office will be Tuesday, July 6. LSU will hold a media availability with Tate around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the LSU Tiger Card Office on the first floor of the Student Union. Media wishing to speak with Tate should arrive early.

LSU Engineering Professor Works With Coast Guard on Hurricane Preparedness

LSU Engineering Professor Works With Coast Guard on Hurricane Preparedness

As sure as the sun will set, at least one hurricane will blow through the Gulf Coast region each year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be an above-normal season, meaning the potential for floods and wind damage is all but inevitable. Though storms aren’t controllable, the human response to them is.

Research Highlights Digital Tools, Cultural Representation Among Medical Professionals, Proximity to Medical Facilities as Strategies to Mitigate COVID-19 Disparities in Black Louisiana Communities

Research Highlights Digital Tools, Cultural Representation Among Medical Professionals, Proximity to Medical Facilities as Strategies to Mitigate COVID-19 Disparities in Black Louisiana Communities

New data recognizes factors that may mitigate the health and economic effects of COVID-19 on Louisiana’s Black residents, including their relationship with medical providers, specifically concerning racial dynamics, distance from medical facilities and comfort with telemedicine. The report, “Black and Essential: Characteristics and Coping Strategies of Black Communities Amid COVID-19,” is a collaboration between David Stamps, an LSU assistant professor in strategic communication, and LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. This work was funded by a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Community Crisis & Disaster Response Grant.

LSU Department of Accounting Awarded Endowment Match from the Louisiana Board of Regents

LSU Department of Accounting Awarded Endowment Match from the Louisiana Board of Regents

LSU’s Department of Accounting was recently awarded a $400,000 endowment match by the Louisiana Board of Regents for the Marjory B. Ourso Distinguished Chair in Accounting Systems. Ourso was the wife of the late E. J. Ourso, benefactor of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business. The $2,000,000 endowed chair was established by $1,200,000, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ourso.

Tracey Rizzuto Named Interim Director of the LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

Tracey Rizzuto Named Interim Director of the LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has appointed Tracey Rizzuto as interim director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development. Her appointment is effective July 1, and this decision comes after the retirement of current director, Reid Bates.

LIGO-VIRGO-KAGRA Finds Elusive Mergers of Black Holes with Neutron Stars

LIGO-VIRGO-KAGRA Finds Elusive Mergers of Black Holes with Neutron Stars

For the first time, researchers have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. In fact, the scientists detected not one but two such events occurring just 10 days apart in January 2020. The extreme events made splashes in space that sent gravitational waves rippling across at least 900 million light-years to reach Earth. In each case, the neutron star was likely swallowed whole by its black hole partner.

LSU Student Reporters Take Home 15 Awards for Journalism Excellence in Regional SPJ Competition

LSU Student Reporters Take Home 15 Awards for Journalism Excellence in Regional SPJ Competition

Students from LSU Student Media outlets and LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication won 15 awards for journalism excellence in the 2021 Diamond Journalism Awards, a regional competition sponsored annually by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), recognizing journalism excellence in Arkansas and bordering states.

E. J. Ourso College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation for Another Five Years

E. J. Ourso College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation for Another Five Years

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has secured its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for another five years. AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Ogden Student's Internship Experience Featured in 'Fathom' Documentary on Apple TV+

Ogden Student's Internship Experience Featured in 'Fathom' Documentary on Apple TV+

Maggie Knight, an Ogden senior and LASAL Scholar studying coastal environmental science in the College of the Coast & Environment and marine biology the College of Science is a part of a new feature documentary on Apple TV+.

LSU Biologist Awarded the Linnean Medal

LSU Biologist Awarded the Linnean Medal

World renowned evolutionary biologist and LSU Department of Biological Sciences Research Associate Mary Jane West-Eberhard is a recipient of the prestigious Linnean Medal for 2021.

New Online Homeland Security Specialist Program at LSU

New Online Homeland Security Specialist Program at LSU

LSU Online & Continuing Education in collaboration with the LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education now offers the first-of-its-kind Homeland Security Specialist program.