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Amazon Rainforest Birds' Bodies Transform Due to Climate Change

The most pristine parts of the Amazon rainforest devoid of direct human contact are being impacted by human-induced climate change, according to new research by LSU scientists.

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Understanding How Pathogenic Fungi Build Their Carbohydrate Armor

LSU Department of Chemistry Associate Professor Tuo Wang and his research team have revealed the molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses, aiding the development of anti-fungal drugs targeting cell wall components.

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LSU Public Relations Professor Jinx Broussard Honored as 2021 Bruce K. Berger Educator Honoree by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

LSU Professor Jinx Coleman Broussard has been named a 2021 Bruce K. Berger Educator Honoree by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

LSU to Honor Distinguished Military Alumni During Annual Salutes Ceremony

LSU to Honor Distinguished Military Alumni During Annual Salutes Ceremony

2020-2021 Inductees to the Hall of Honor for LSU Distinguished Military Alumni will be honored during the annual LSU Salutes the week of Nov. 8-13.

More Than Politics: Elected Officials to Share Their Journeys To and From Office at LSU Reilly Center Event

More Than Politics: Elected Officials to Share Their Journeys To and From Office at LSU Reilly Center Event

The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs will host “Stories of Statesmanship: Nine to Fives and Limelight Lives” on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 p.m. CT.

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Ochsner Health Establishes Ochsner Wellness Center at LSU

Ochsner Health has made a $4 million leadership gift to LSU's College of Human Sciences & Education, establishing the Ochsner Wellness Center within the Huey P. Long Field House. The new center is part of a $29 million renovation funded in partnership with the State of Louisiana and philanthropic gifts from individuals and industry leaders.

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A Child of Darkness

LSU archaeologist discovers the first partial skull of a child of an early human ancestor from about 250,000 years ago.

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U.S. Clinical Trials Begin for COVID-19 Oral Therapeutics Discovered Using LSU-Developed Artificial Intelligence

First patient study in North America to investigate a new combination of two previously FDA-approved drugs identified as effective against COVID-19 by DeepDrug, an artificial intelligence platform developed by LSU researchers.

LSU Announces 2021 Homecoming Queen and King

LSU Announces 2021 Homecoming Queen and King

LSU announced the 2021 Homecoming Queen and King on Saturday, October 16 during the game with Florida. The full court and senior royalty candidates were introduced at halftime and completed the traditional walk across the stadium field. Claudia Henry, a Mass Communication senior from Watson, La. was announced Homecoming Queen, and Chandler Black, a Sports Administration senior from Atlanta, Ga. was announced Homecoming King.

Hilton-Pitre Named Assistant Director of LSU Leadership Development Institute

Hilton-Pitre Named Assistant Director of LSU Leadership Development Institute

Twana Yvette Hilton-Pitre, PhD, was named the assistant director of K-12 education for LSU’s Leadership Development Institute.

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LSU Selected to Apply for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) program recently selected LSU as the sole university allowed to apply for the CAE-CO designation in 2021. This designation is currently held by only 24 other universities across the nation. It’s an achievement that would not have been possible were it not for LSU Computer Science and Engineering Professor Golden G. Richard III, who is also the associate director for LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) and director of LSU’s Applied Cybersecurity Lab.

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LSU Professor Zack Godshall Premieres New Documentary Film

"The Laughing Man," a feature documentary by LSU Creative Writing and Screen Arts professor Zack Godshall is set to premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival next month. Screenings will be held at the Broad Theater on Nov. 13 and 14 at 5:45 p.m. each night. The film will also be available to stream online via the festival platform from Nov. 5 - 22.

LSU NCBRT/ACE Chosen for Department of Justice Cooperative Agreement Award

LSU NCBRT/ACE Chosen for Department of Justice Cooperative Agreement Award

The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) has received a one-year, $99,985 cooperative agreement award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections.

LSU BE, ChE Team Study Drug Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells

LSU Biological Engineering and Chemical Engineering Team Studying Drug Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancer Cells

Estrogen receptor-positive, or ER+, breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today. When someone has ER+ breast cancer, the cancer cells’ growth is facilitated by the estrogen receptor. In breast cancer, hormone receptors – proteins located in and around breast cells – signal cancerous cells to grow uncontrollably, resulting in a tumor.

LSU Reilly Center Event to Explore Educational Inequity, Feature A.P. Tureaud Jr.

LSU Reilly Center Event to Explore Educational Inequity, Feature A.P. Tureaud Jr.

"The Great Equalizer? How Policy Cemented Educational Inequity” will discuss how landmark Supreme Court rulings in the Plessy v. Ferguson and, subsequently, Brown v. Board of Education cases continue to shape the values of the American education system on Oct. 26.