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Mike the Tiger

Shell Invests $27.5 Million in LSU to Establish Institute for Energy Innovation and Catalyze New Campus District Focused on Scientific Discovery

A $27.5 million gift from Shell USA, Inc., will establish the LSU Institute for Energy Innovation and enable construction of the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Interdisciplinary Science Building, the university's top capital priority.

LSU to Announce Eight-figure Philanthropic Investment in Energy-related Initiatives

LSU to Announce Eight-figure Philanthropic Investment in Energy-related Initiatives

On June 23, LSU President William F. Tate IV will announce an eight-figure gift that will catalyze LSU's commitment to finding new ways to fuel the nation. This historic gift, which sets multiple fundraising records for the university, is the latest transformative investment in LSU's Scholarship First Agenda.

Heymsfield and Brown

International Team Including Two Pennington Biomedical Faculty Awarded $25 Million for Cancer Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center faculty members Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D., and Justin C. Brown, Ph.D., are members of a team led by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ­that have secured $25 million to take on the challenge of cachexia, the debilitating wasting condition responsible for up to 30 percent of cancer deaths.

Astronaut Scholars

Two LSU Students Named 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

LSU students Rachael Coates, a native of Baton Rouge, and Cale Locicero, a native of Metairie, were named 2022-23 Astronaut Scholars, becoming LSU’s 13th and 14th recipients ever.

Aaron Bivins and Samuel Snow

LSU CEE Faculty Measure, Work to Address Contamination in Louisiana Rivers

Even though temperatures will soar into the 90s this summer, Louisianans may want to think twice before jumping into a few local rivers to cool off. LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professors Aaron Bivins and Samuel Snow have a $497,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

LSU Executive Education to Offer Executive Development Course

LSU Executive Education to Offer Executive Development Course

The transition from management to the enterprise-level executive is more than just a promotion. It requires development across all aspects of leadership, ranging from communication and networking to relatability and organizational engagement.

LSU Librarians Haley Johnson and Sarah Simms

LSU Libraries Awarded Carnegie Whitney Grant to Research the Idealized American West and Its Place Today

The LSU Libraries is one of 10 institutions awarded the American Library Association's 2022 Carnegie Whitney Grant for the proposal, "Blood and Thunder: The Idealized American West and Its Place Today."

10 LSU Law Class of 2022 Graduates Selected for Induction into The Order of the Barristers

10 LSU Law Class of 2022 Graduates Selected for Induction into The Order of the Barristers

Ten LSU Law students in the Class of 2022 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs.

LSU NCBRT/ACE to Deliver Campus Emergency Preparedness Course to Nation’s HBCUs

LSU NCBRT/ACE to Deliver Campus Emergency Preparedness Course to Nation’s HBCUs

The United States has over one hundred Historically Black Colleges and Universities in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These schools serve more than 300 thousand students each year. In the first few months of 2022, over one third of the nation’s HBCUs received one or more bomb threats to their campuses.

Ogden Honors College Graduation

LSU Ogden Honors College Recognizes Spring Graduates

The LSU Ogden Honors College recognized outstanding seniors during the Ogden Honors College spring 2022 graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19.

Neighborhood Arts Project

Neighborhood Arts Project Summer Dates with LSU Museum of Art

LSU Museum of Art's Neighborhood Arts Project, which provides free art activities in East Baton Rouge Parish under pop-up tents at sites, is returning this summer. At sites listed in the summer schedule below, LSU MOA will set up tents for families and children to stop by and create art.

Programs at LSU Museum of Art with Visiting Artist Jenelle Esparza

Programs at LSU Museum of Art with Visiting Artist Jenelle Esparza

State of the Art: Record artist Jenelle Esparza will be at the LSU Museum of Art (LSU MOA) for a series of museum and community programs on June 16 and 17 including a Museum Open House en Español with activities, gallery talks, a free educator workshop, and a closing reception. Schedule of programming listed below.

App Boosts Preschoolers’ Motor Skills

App Boosts Preschoolers’ Motor Skills

Preventing childhood obesity could soon take a major “hop” forward with an app that teaches kids to do just that, and to skip, run and throw a ball.

LSU Cybersecurity Offerings, Capabilities to Expand with FIREStarter 2

LSU Cybersecurity Offerings, Capabilities to Expand with FIREStarter 2

Last fall, LSU announced a new initiative named FIREStarter, which would provide students with training in cybersecurity and threat analysis through the creation of a lab for cyber range exercises. These exercises would be conducted in partnership with Louisiana State Police and industry to simulate real-time cyberattacks on large-scale enterprise and control systems.

LSU Health

LSU Health New Orleans Nursing School Ranked #10 in U.S.

Nursing Schools Almanac has just released its 2022 rankings of the best U.S. nursing schools. LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is ranked the #10 nursing school in the U.S. and the #5 nursing school among public nursing schools.