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Dr. Steven Heymsfield

LSU Scientist Works with Amazon to Fight Obesity, Diabetes Using Smartphones and AI

One of Louisiana’s most prominent researchers, Dr. Steven Heymsfield at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, or PBRC, was tapped by Amazon to improve the body composition component of their Halo app, launched in 2020, using smartphone photography and artificial intelligence.

LSUA’s Martha Dauzat Honored with the Excellence in Library Support Award by the Statewide LOUIS Consortium

LSUA’s Martha Dauzat Honored with the Excellence in Library Support Award by the Statewide LOUIS Consortium

Martha Dauzat, LSUA’s Bolton Library Services and Outreach Manager, has been awarded the Excellence in Library Support Award that recognizes a library support staff member who is a helpful leader within his or her library and within the LOUIS Consortium.

$3M Award to LSU Health New Orleans Will Address Nursing Shortage and Improve Health Equity in Rural and Medically Underserved Areas

$3M Award to LSU Health New Orleans Will Address Nursing Shortage and Improve Health Equity in Rural and Medically Underserved Areas

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has been awarded nearly $3 million to create a program to improve health equity and care in rural and medically underserved communities in Region 6 (Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.)

Resistance and Resilience: The Impact of Weather Disturbances on the Louisiana and Texas Coast

Resistance and Resilience: The Impact of Weather Disturbances on the Louisiana and Texas Coast

With a new grant from NASA, LSU scientists will track the impact of severe weather disturbances on the coastal wetlands and estuaries in Louisiana and Texas.

Gulf Renaissance Scholars illustration

LSU Combines Undergraduate Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanities to Benefit Coastal Communities

With support from the National Academy of Sciences, LSU will build a new undergraduate research and creative works program focused on supporting people, ecosystems and industries in and around the Gulf of Mexico. Projects will bridge all disciplines and encourage students to combine multiple perspectives as not just experts, but problem-solvers.

Bendable concrete

LSU Faculty Continue Studies On Bendable Concrete

According to research reports, concrete is the second-most used substance in the world (after water) and is the most widely used building material. Its usage worldwide is twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined.

LSU Health New Orleans Awarded $4.6m to Help Develop Burn Care Education & Training for Military and Civilian Disasters

LSU Health New Orleans Awarded $4.6m to Help Develop Burn Care Education & Training for Military and Civilian Disasters

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, in collaboration with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command, has awarded LSU Health New Orleans $4.6 million over four years to develop education and training to improve burn injury care in military conflicts and civilian disasters before the patients reach a hospital.

Brighten Up Baton Rouge Litter Initiative Launches

Brighten Up Baton Rouge Litter Initiative Launches

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and members of the Brighten Up Baton Rouge Task Force announced today a litter initiative to work with volunteer groups, schools, neighborhoods and businesses to create a cleaner and safer community.

Dr. Jenny Sones

Dr. Jenny Sones Received Catalyst Award from National Academy of Medicine

Jenny Sones (LSU '08), associate professor of theriogenology, is one of 25 U.S.-based recipients of the Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine.

LSU-Led Research Shows that Ultraviolet Metasurfaces Can Discriminate the Handedness of Biomolecules at Attomolar Concentrations

LSU-Led Research Shows that Ultraviolet Metasurfaces Can Discriminate the Handedness of Biomolecules at Attomolar Concentrations

Researchers at LSU, in collaboration with Zuse Institute in Berlin, Germany, have developed an ultraviolet metasurface that discriminates between left- and right-handed amino acids with attomolar sensitivity.

Middle and high school robotics competition

LSU of Alexandria Increases Access to STEM Careers Through Robotics and Support of Surrounding Schools

Through robotics and community outreach to elementary, middle and high schools in central Louisiana, LSU of Alexandria, or LSUA, is increasing access to careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, for a growing number of students, including at underserved schools. For many, robotics is their first experience with machine learning and AI.

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith to Deliver Cecil

Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith to Deliver Cecil "Van" Crabb Memorial Lecture on "Death Of The Treaty Power"

Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School will deliver a lecture titled "Death of the Treaty Power" on Monday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m.

Louisiana marsh

LSU Researchers Join Multi-Institutional Team to Investigate Sources of Methane in Coastal Wetlands

Scientists estimate that methane, as a greenhouse gas, may be responsible for approximately 20 to 25 percent of all global warming since the Industrial Revolution. Even more troublingly, as man-made sources have been reduced, the amount of the gas in the atmosphere has continued to grow, fed by natural sources.

Law enrollment

LSU Law Welcomes 211 First-Year Students for Fall Semester

As classes began for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 15, LSU Law welcomed 211 first-year students to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The 1L class of students has a higher median average LSAT and undergraduate GPA when compared to last year’s first-year class.

Front Yard Bikes

LSU Mechanical Engineering Instructor Combines Teaching with Volunteerism

In 2011, Front Yard Bikes in Baton Rouge began as a community bike shop with a simple focus on teaching participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes. Today, FYB (a 501c3) has evolved into a transformative force, teaching youth mechanics and workforce skills while promoting inclusivity, mentorship, recreation, and academic achievement through safe, free, after-school and summer programming.