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Climate Change Exacerbated Hurricane Harvey's Flood Damage, Hitting Low-income and Latinx Neighborhoods Disproportionately Harder

New research shows climate change exacerbated extreme weather damages from Hurricane Harvey.

LSU Among Top 25 in Pair of Disciplines According to New Ranking

LSU Among Top 25 in Pair of Disciplines According to New Ranking

In a new series of rankings by Gizmodo—a design, technology, and science website—of the best universities within fields of study that it believes will define the 21st century, LSU was top-25 in the disciplines of energy engineering and environmental engineering.

NASA xEMU Spacesuit

LSU Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Designs NASA xEMU Spacesuit

LSU Mechanical Engineering alumnus Kevin Murrell of Gonzales, La., is a mechanical design engineer contracted through Jacob’s Engineering Group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he has been working with a team of about 100 NASA engineers since 2019 to design the new xEMU (Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit) spacesuit.

LSU Manship School to Highlight Black Women in Public Relations

LSU Manship School to Highlight Black Women in Public Relations

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication will host “Black Women in PR: Reflecting on Success” to highlight the work of young public relations professionals and their journeys in the industry.

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LSU Surpasses $1.5 Billion Fierce for the Future Campaign Goal Three Years Early

Thanks to LSU donors' generosity, the university's $1.5 billion Fierce for the Future Campaign reached $1,594,464,658 as of June 30, 2022, surpassing the campaign goal three years earlier than anticipated.

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New Research Shows LSU Campus Mounds as the Oldest Known Man-made Structures in the Americas

New research reveals more information about the LSU Campus Mounds, including the discovery of thousands of years old charred mammal bone fragments and a coordinated alignment of both mounds toward one of the brightest stars in the night sky. This new information offers more insight into the oldest known man-made structures in the Americas.

LSU Announces Summer Dean's List

LSU Announces Summer Dean's List

LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean's List for the summer 2022 semester.

LSU and Nexus Louisiana Host Startup Accelerator for Tech Entrepreneurs

LSU and Nexus Louisiana Host Startup Accelerator for Tech Entrepreneurs

Ignition 1.0 is ideal for companies ready to test the viability of their business idea.

$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

$20 Million Federal Grant Will Boost Biomedical Science Collaborations Across Louisiana

The LA CaTS Network, which has built a statewide research infrastructure based on a collaborative partnership involving 11 major Louisiana academic, research and healthcare delivery institutions, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive a $20 million, five-year grant to continue its work to make Louisiana healthier by addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes in the state’s underserved population with chronic diseases.

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LSU Professor Researches Autonomous Truck Platooning

So many things have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, one being transportation. During the past two years, the need for truck drivers and supplies has ramped up, leading one LSU professor to research improvements to the supply chain while making traffic safety a priority using autonomous vehicles.

LSU Graduate to Compete on New Food Network Series Tonight

LSU Graduate to Compete on New Food Network Series Tonight

LSU graduate Katie Sample will be featured on Food Network's new hit series "Big Bad Budget Battle" on Aug. 16.

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LSU Physics Professor Launches New AI Space Start-up

Atlantis Industries aims to accelerate off-world technology breakthroughs.

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Library of Congress to House Louisiana Veterans' Stories Collected by LSU Students

Members of the media are invited to a presentation on Aug. 30 by Library of Congress' Veterans History Project Director Monica Mohindra, who will speak about the partnership between LSU and the Library of Congress.

LSU Board of Supervisors Chair Rémy Voisin Starns

LSU Awards More than 900 Degrees during Summer Commencement

LSU awarded 919 degrees during the university's summer commencement exercise on Friday, Aug. 12, and set new records for the most degrees awarded to African American and Hispanic students.

LSU Employees Recognized During Summer Commencement

LSU Employees Recognized During Summer Commencement

During summer commencement, the university honored 919 graduates, including 22 LSU employees who received degrees.