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LSU Center for Energy Studies Update

LSU Center for Energy Studies Update

LSU Center for Energy Studies, or CES, Executive Director and Professor David E. Dismukes has announced that he will retire effective Jan. 13. Robert Twilley, interim vice president for the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development, has named CES Associate Professor Gregory B. Upton, Jr., as interim executive director.

LSUA-Fort Polk STARBASE groundbreaking

LSUA Develops STEM Talent in Western, Central Louisiana in Partnership with Department of Defense STARBASE Program, Vernon Parish Schools

LSU Alexandria has partnered with the Department of Defense to extend its premier youth outreach program, STARBASE, to Fort Polk Army base in western Louisiana. Their shared goal is to help build the state’s and nation’s STEM workforce by engaging elementary and middle school students in hands-on science and engineering projects.

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

How Climate Change is Impacting Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

To further understand the impact of climate change on cultural and information repositories, the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. has awarded a grant to LSU School of Library & Information Science Associate Professor Edward Benoit III and LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Associate Professor Jill Trepanier.

Nicollette Davis

LSU Librarian Named a 2023 Emerging Leader by American Library Association

LSU Librarian Nicollette Davis has been named a 2023 Emerging Leader by the American Library Association. Established in 1876, ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 60,000 members.

Adams Bay

Scientists Advocate for Endangered Louisiana Archaeological Sites to be Included in Coastal Restoration Plans

In order to preserve and to better understand the lives and cultures of ancient Louisiana peoples, large-scale salvage and investigation of archaeological sites is urgently needed, according to a new study by scientists at LSU.

Dr. David Guzick

Dr. David Guzick Selected Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport

The National Academy of Medicine-recognized physician will begin on Jan. 9

David Billings

Acadiana Veterans See Green in Growing LSUE Ag Programs

New, tech-driven LSU Eunice agriculture programs support Louisiana’s future farmers and military veterans.

Kathleen Searles

LSU Political Communication Scholar’s Research Team Awarded $5 Million NSF Grant to Study Online Harassment of Journalists

Kathleen Searles, associate professor of political communication at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, is co-leading research funded by the National Science Foundation to expand work on supporting journalists facing online harassment campaigns.

Leroy Poydras

LSU Students Capture the Voices of Louisiana’s Veterans

Students in an LSU Ogden Honors College seminar are capturing the first-person narratives of Louisianans who have served in the military. In addition to being added to the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, part of the LSU Libraries, the oral histories they collect will be housed in the Library of Congress’ national database as part of a partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

LSU Large Animal Clinic

FDA Cautions Horse Owners Not to Feed Recalled Lots of Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes due to Reports of Illness and Death

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is working with the FDA and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry to investigate this issue and treat some of the affected horses.

LSU Military Museum ribbon cutting

LSU Military Museum Holiday Hours

The William A. Brookshire LSU Military Museum in Memorial Tower will be closed from Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 through Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2023.

Fall 2022 Graduates

LSU Awards More Than 1,800 Degrees During Fall Commencement

LSU is awarding 1,805 degrees to graduates at the university’s 309th commencement exercises today. The fall graduating class represents 44 Louisiana parishes, 43 states and 41 countries.

LSU alumnus Samuel C. Spitale

LSU Manship School Grad Releases First Book, ‘How to Win the War on Truth’

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication alumnus and media studies expert Samuel C. Spitale has released his first book, “How to Win the War on Truth,” an illustrated guide to debunking misperceptions, falsehoods and fake news, published by Quirk Books.

Graduates Celebrating

LSU to Award More than 1,800 Degrees During Fall Commencement

Around 1,800 students are expected to graduate during LSU’s 309th commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16.

WFL Lending

AI and Alternative Data Could Help Millions Gain Access to Credit

Less than half of all U.S. adults have access to prime credit because of their credit score. But new LSU and Harvard University research shows a lot more people could become eligible if lenders use artificial intelligence, or AI, and alternative data, such as education and employment history. Smarter underwriting algorithms would especially benefit recent college graduates and young people with short credit histories as well as people with low or no credit scores.