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National Academy of Sciences Member LSU Professor Nancy Rabalais

Nancy Rabalais Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

LSU College of the Coast & Environment Professor Nancy Rabalais was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on April 29. She is among the 120 elected members - and the only one from Louisiana - recognized for her distinguished achievements in original research in 2021.

Marisa Terry

Ogden Honors College, international studies senior accepts Rotary Global Grant Scholarship to pursue graduate study in Northern Ireland

Ogden Honors College senior Marisa Terry, a native of Lakewood, Washington, has been awarded a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship in the amount of $30,000. The scholarship provides funding for students traveling overseas (outside of the US or Canada) for graduate school, whose intended area of study matches one of the Rotary Club’s areas of focus.


Octo-Tiger Awarded Access to the World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Researchers who recently developed “Octo-Tiger,” a breakthrough astrophysics code that simulates the evolution of star systems, have been granted access to the supercomputer Fugaku in Tokyo.

Kelli Moran

LSU Student Receives NSF Grant to Study Water Management and Resiliency in the Netherlands

LSU student Kelli Moran is one of 14 in the nation to receive a National Science Foundation Grant that supports graduate student study in the Netherlands. Moran is a doctoral candidate in the College of the Coast & Environment.

Ethics and Public Policy Center Fellow to Lecture on Women's Rights

Ethics and Public Policy Center Fellow to Lecture on Women's Rights

Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics and Public Policy Center will be delivering a lecture titled "Vindicating Wollstonecraft's Rights: Duties, Virtues, and the Common Good" on Monday, May 2, from 4:30-6 p.m.

LSU AgCenter and MENDELU partnership

LSU Recognized for Innovation in International Education

LSU is the co-recipient of the 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of Strategic Partnerships for the LSU AgCenter-MENDELU Partnership. This award from the Institute of International Education, or IIE, recognizes the most innovative and successful models for developing and expanding international education in practice today.

William F. Tate IV

LSU President William F. Tate IV Elected to the Prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences

LSU President William F. Tate IV is among the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Tate joins other experts who are exploring the challenges facing society, identifying solutions and promoting recommendations that advance the public good.

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LSU Biologist Examines Animal Resilience To Stress

As humans continue to impact the world around us, often resulting in the destruction of wildlife and their habitats, LSU researcher Christine Lattin believes better understanding how some animals thrive while others fail to adapt will allow us to better understand human and animal stress.

Deborah Goldgaber

LSU to Embed Ethics in the Development of New Technologies, Including AI

Deborah Goldgaber, director of the LSU Ethics Institute and associate professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, has received a $103,900 departmental enhancement grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents to begin to reshape LSU’s science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum around ethics and human values.

Louisiana Survey

2022 Louisiana Survey Shows Polarization Over Abortion Grows While Support for Legal Access Increases Substantially among Democrats

Research from the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs shows polarization over abortion has grown while support for legal access has increased substantially among Democrats.

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Army Tapped LSU to Understand Deltaic Change, Future-Proof U.S. National Defense

When the U.S. Army needed to understand how climate change will affect the so-called “critical zone”—the thin land surface layer comprised of vegetation, soils, and sediments—to improve their own planning and secure people, equipment, and infrastructure, they turned to LSU.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington, LSU Health New Orleans Part of National Study to Create Personalized-Nutrition Algorithm

Pennington Biomedical, in partnership with LSU Health New Orleans, is taking part in a study using machine learning to predict how an individual responds to a given diet, allowing physicians to offer patients personalized nutrition prescriptions.

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Protecting Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s Energy Industry Hub

LSU scientists are learning how to manage sediment to prevent land loss and improve hurricane preparedness in Louisiana's southernmost port, a key place for the U.S. energy industry, but also one of the nation's most vulnerable places.

Ross Barnett Reservior at sunset

LSU Helps Flood-Prone Tangipahoa Parish Rise to Challenges

In the wake of 2016 floods, which devastated Tangipahoa Parish and 20 other South Louisiana parishes, the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and LSU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering began collaborating with local government and communities to set Tangipahoa Parish on a path toward resilience.

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Protecting House and Home: Louisiana’s Number-One Key to Resilience

LSU researchers, from coastal scientists and engineers to sociologists and psychologists, are working to protect Louisiana residents and homeowners from the potentially devastating impacts of flooding.