On Friday, Dec. 8, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to award Boyd Professorships to Susanne Brenner, Nicholson Professor in the LSU Department of Mathematics, and Ward Plummer, LSU professor of physics. The designation of Boyd Professor is LSU's highest and most prestigious academic rank, and is only awarded to faculty who have achieved national and international recognition for outstanding research, teaching or other creative achievements.
At 89 years young, James J. Bailey Professor of Law and Director of the Louisiana Law Institute Bill Crawford, isn't letting his age slow him down.
LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty Wesley Williams and Mileva Radonjic received more than $7.5 million of the total $10.8 million awarded today by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to projects that address systemic risk in offshore oil and gas operations.
Through UCAR, LSU's capabilities in atmospheric and related sciences will be further expanded. Students and faculty will benefit from access to UCAR's cutting-edge research, resources and workshops.
President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It's a decision that has drawn criticism from world leaders. Dr. Leonard Ray, the director of LSU's International Studies Program and an associate professor of political science shared his insight about the topic and how it could impact Louisiana, as well as the world.
The Class of 2017-2018 Rucks Fellows have been announced by the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Rucks Department of Management. They are Heather Adams of Germantown, Tenn.; Andrew Broussard of Abbeville, La.; Diana Chern of Harvey, La; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La; Ashlee Huval of Covington, La; Chris-Annie Joseph of Baton Rouge; Amanda Laliberte of Belle Chasse, La; Lucy Simon of New Orleans; Sarah Stalnaker of Shreveport, La; and Madison Stein of LaPlace, La.
LSU President F. King Alexander has announced that John Kirwan, director of the Metabolic Translational Research Center and professor of molecular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, has been named executive director of LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.