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LSU Emerges as Louisiana's Top Ranked University in the Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges Ranking

LSU Emerges as Louisiana's Top Ranked University in the Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges Ranking

In the latest 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal in collaboration with College Pulse and Statista, LSU has claimed the top spot among both public and private higher education institutions in the state of Louisiana.

LSU Computer Science Professor Leading Project to Increase Security in Federated Learning

LSU Computer Science Professor Leading Project to Increase Security in Federated Learning

Federated learning is a technique that has gained attention for its potential to improve privacy, security, and efficiency in various sectors. At times, in order to improve the quality and robustness of this technique, it is subject to periods of “critical learning.” However, it is during these periods that outside agents have an opportunity to launch precise and damaging attacks.

The Legacies They Built: Honoring Pinkie Gordon Lane, Lutrill and Pearl Payne, and Julian T. White

The Legacies They Built: Honoring Pinkie Gordon Lane, Lutrill and Pearl Payne, and Julian T. White

In 2022, LSU's Board of Supervisors voted to recognize the significant contributions of four Black LSU pioneers by naming two programs and one building in their honor: the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School, Lutrill and Pearl Payne School of Education, and Julian T. White Hall (formerly the Design Building) to honor their legacies. But who were these inspiring figures?

Experts, Advocates to Discuss Voting Rights, Suppression at LSU Reilly Center Event

Experts, Advocates to Discuss Voting Rights, Suppression at LSU Reilly Center Event

The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and partners will host the first installment of season seven of the “Racism: Dismantling the System” series. The new episode, “Equity at the Ballot Box: Discriminatory Obstacles to Voting,” will take place Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. CT, via Zoom.

$428 Million in LSU System Research Activity

LSU Eclipses $400-Million Milestone in Research Activity

Powered by its Scholarship First Agenda, which drives solutions-focused research investment in agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense and energy, LSU reports a record $428 million in total research activity in just one year with an estimated $1.2 billion in economic impact on Louisiana.

Kenneth J. Schafer Honored as Boyd Professor, LSU’s Highest Professorial Ranking

Kenneth J. Schafer Honored as Boyd Professor, LSU's Highest Professorial Ranking

On Friday, Sept. 8, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to designate Kenneth J. Schafer, Ball Family Distinguished Professor in Physics & Astronomy the rank of Boyd Professor--the highest and most prestigious academic rank at LSU.

Yan Le

LSU's Tiger Den Data Storage System to Provide 'Ease of Life'

LSU researchers have been awarded $500K by the National Science Foundation to build a shared data storage system to elevate the research experience not just at LSU, but at universities across Louisiana.

LSU Professor of Journalism John Hamilton Honored with American Journalism Historians Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LSU Professor of Journalism John Hamilton Honored with American Journalism Historians Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award

John Maxwell Hamilton, professor of journalism at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Sidney Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement, the American Journalism Historians Association’s (AJHA) highest honor.

Rural Resiliency: LSU Researchers to Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Rural Resiliency: LSU Researchers to Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Faculty in the Department of Environmental Sciences, or DES, hope to begin remedying this situation with a new, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. It is part of a larger $6 million multi-institutional effort intended to help rural areas adapt to climate change.

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Distinction Inductees and Outstanding Young Alum Award Winner

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Distinction Inductees and Outstanding Young Alum Award Winner

The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business is proud to announce the 2023 Hall of Distinction inductees—Kip Knight and Joaneane Smith. In addition, this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient is Jacques Bourque. The college will honor Knight, Smith, and Bourque at a banquet on Thursday, November 9, at the Business Education Complex.

Brandon Common

LSU Names Brandon Common Vice President for Student Affairs

LSU has named Brandon Common the permanent Vice President for Student Affairs, effective September 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Common began his career at LSU as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in December 2020, and has served as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs since January 2023.

LSU Names Anzilla Gilmore Associate Vice President for Facility & Property Oversight

LSU Names Anzilla Gilmore Associate Vice President for Facility & Property Oversight

LSU has named Anzilla Gilmore to the position of Associate Vice President for Facility & Property Oversight, which includes executive level planning, policy development, and administrative

Brad Ives

LSU Selects Brad Ives to Lead LSU Institute for Energy Innovation

Ives will join LSU in October from North Carolina’s Catawba College, which became the first certified carbon-neutral college in the Southeast U.S. under his leadership.

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

LSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Address Optimization in Infrastructure Systems

A team of LSU researchers from electrical and computer engineering and physics was recently awarded nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project to develop quantum computing-inspired algorithms that will address optimization problems appearing in various critical infrastructure systems, including power systems.

LSU Office of Graduate Business Programs Offers Centralized Services for Business Graduate Students

LSU Office of Graduate Business Programs Offers Centralized Services for Business Graduate Students

This new unit represents a significant milestone in the Ourso College’s commitment to providing students with exceptional educational and professional development opportunities. OGBP will offer services to enhance graduate students’ academic and professional journeys, like career coaching, professional development resources, experiential learning programs, international travel experiences, networking and industry engagement opportunities, and program application and admission oversight.