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Cyber Experts Teach How to Shop Smart and Safely this Holiday Season

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, LSU cybersecurity expert Abe Baggili and his students share the latest hackable technology and how to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season.

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LSU Professor Captures Shockwaves from Volcano with Handmade Air Pressure Sensor

LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Chunyan Li picked up the global atmospheric shockwaves sent out by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century on air pressure sensors at his home and office.

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of foods to avoid, especially for individuals with insulin resistance. However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has named Eugene Kennedy, PhD, currently professor in the School of Education, as the associate dean for academic programs and institutional effectiveness. Kennedy will begin his new role December 1.

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

In Louisiana, the main concern for several months out of the year is hurricanes, or more specifically, the wind and storm surge that accompany them. However, an overlooked aspect of these storms is the resulting debris, which accounts for nearly 25% of all disaster costs.

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education announced that it is launching a new Certified Public Manager Program beginning in January 2023.

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$7.575M Gift to Advance LSU's Scholarship First Agenda

LSU will achieve transformative progress in scholarship funding and support for military veterans via a $7.575 million gift to elevate the College of Engineering's S & B Engineers and Constructors Scholarships, catalyze the new Future Scholars Pipeline Initiative and establish the William A. Brookshire Veterans Law Clinic.

LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The LSU Cold Case Project will present findings from its four-part investigative series, which re-examined the 1972 shooting of two Southern University students, Denver Smith and Leonard Brown, at Southern University’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the students’ deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. CT at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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Want Safe Roads? LSU Researchers Think Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded the LSU Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety a competitive grant to build an AI engine to better understand driver behavior that leads to crashes in order to help prevent them.

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LSU CM Online Still Growing Nearly 10 Years Later

In 2012, LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management Chair Charles Berryman was asked to create an online presence for the department, the first of its kind in the College of Engineering. Five years later, the program was ranked 11th in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs in the nation.

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LSU Improves Storm Surge and Flood Predictions with AI

The LSU-developed tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events—the Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment, or CERA, website—has become an essential resource for thousands of emergency managers and first responders in Louisiana and the nation’s coastal states to help protect people and infrastructure. Now, the tool will become even smarter and faster, thanks to artificial intelligence, or AI, and support from the U.S. Department of Energy, which is looking to secure key energy assets, especially along the Gulf Coast, from stronger and more frequent storms.

Veterans Find Community at LSU

Veterans Find Community at LSU

The LSU William A. Brookshire Military & Veterans Student Center has given Grant Strohmeyer (LSU '26) a home on campus. Strohmeyer, an electrical engineering major, served in the Marines for four years.

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LSU Student and Army Veteran Trains to Help Children Fighting Cancer

Kimberly Belalcazar served her country as a behavioral health specialist in the Army. At LSU, she is studying psychology and plans to become a clinical psychologist, working with children fighting cancer.

LSU Engineering Researchers Working on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

LSU Engineering Researchers Working on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

LSU Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Shyam Menon is leading a group of LSU Engineering faculty in a $1.14 million U.S. Department of Energy-funded project that will develop an improved pre-screening strategy for candidate SAFs and then apply it to their own SAF synthesized from raw materials, such as sugarcane bagasse and forestry residue.

LSU TRIO Programs Receive Over $6 Million For Equity in Education

LSU TRIO Programs Receive Over $6 Million For Equity in Education

TRIO Upward Bound and McNair Scholars Program will provide five years of funding to help hundreds of local students find their paths to college and beyond