$7.8 Million Gift in Support of LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Strengthens Nation-leading Medical Physics Partnership
A $7.8 million estate gift from the late Dr. Charles M. Smith of Sulphur, La., will advance cancer treatment through a longstanding partnership with LSU and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center that began in 1980. LSU and the Cancer Center leverage their education and research expertise through a joint medical and health physics program. This elite program is improving the quality of patient care locally and, through research and innovation, contributing to enhanced patient care worldwide.
In a bold, strategic move, five of LSU's entities that support innovation and business development have joined forces under the new Office of Innovation & Ecosystem Development.
Utilizing allocations from the federal the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, LSU has erased more than $7 million in student debt, from spring 2020 to present. Including this round of debt relief, LSU has provided more than $25 million in relief funds to students since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve Development Committee will be hosting a series of town hall meetings to provide information on three alternative sites that have been proposed: Atchafalaya Basin, Barataria Basin and Pontchartrain Basin.
Boyd Professor and Chair of the LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering George Voyiadjis has been elected as member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, making him a member now of all three European Academies—the other two being the European Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea of Physics & Engineering Sciences.