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LSU Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training Becomes Security Programs Institute

LSU Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training Becomes Security Programs Institute

Motivated by a mindset of growth, and in support of LSU's Scholarship First Agenda, the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training, or SNCSRT, is modernizing its name to become the LSU Stephenson Security Programs Institute, or SPI.

Journalism Student on Wheel of Fortune

LSU Journalism Senior’s Childhood Dream of Appearing on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Comes True

Christopher Langley, a senior studying broadcast journalism at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, will represent LSU on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune” during College Week on Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.

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Inventherm Wins Tech Grant for Ice Cream Machine

LSU Innovation Park tenant, Inventherm, has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a commercial prototype of its breakthrough soft-serve ice cream machine.

LSU Analyzes 2022 Holiday Shopping Expectations

LSU Analyzes 2022 Holiday Shopping Expectations

As the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, stores around the country are bursting with items and holiday deals. The National Retail Federation predicts spending will be near $950 billion, even as inflation and higher prices weigh heavily on shoppers' minds and bank accounts. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice analyzes the numbers and shares expertise to help buyers make the right decision this holiday season.

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LSU Tiger Marching Band Receives Grammy Nomination for Work with Sean Ardoin

Four-time Grammy-nominated zydeco musician and LSU alumnus Sean Ardoin’s new album, “Full Circle,” which featured a historic collaboration with LSU’s Tiger Marching Band, has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Regional Roots Music Album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

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Cyber Experts Teach How to Shop Smart and Safely this Holiday Season

In preparation for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, LSU cybersecurity expert Abe Baggili and his students share the latest hackable technology and how to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season.

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LSU Professor Captures Shockwaves from Volcano with Handmade Air Pressure Sensor

LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Chunyan Li picked up the global atmospheric shockwaves sent out by the largest volcanic eruption of the 21st century on air pressure sensors at his home and office.

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Potatoes Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of foods to avoid, especially for individuals with insulin resistance. However, a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, says that potatoes actually did not increase that risk, are filled with key nutrients, and packed with health benefits.

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

Eugene Kennedy Named Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has named Eugene Kennedy, PhD, currently professor in the School of Education, as the associate dean for academic programs and institutional effectiveness. Kennedy will begin his new role December 1.

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

Kameshwar Studying the Effect of Debris on Structures in Natural Disasters

In Louisiana, the main concern for several months out of the year is hurricanes, or more specifically, the wind and storm surge that accompany them. However, an overlooked aspect of these storms is the resulting debris, which accounts for nearly 25% of all disaster costs.

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education Launching Nationally Accredited Certified Public Manager Program

LSU Executive Education announced that it is launching a new Certified Public Manager Program beginning in January 2023.

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$7.575M Gift to Advance LSU's Scholarship First Agenda

LSU will achieve transformative progress in scholarship funding and support for military veterans via a $7.575 million gift to elevate the College of Engineering's S & B Engineers and Constructors Scholarships, catalyze the new Future Scholars Pipeline Initiative and establish the William A. Brookshire Veterans Law Clinic.

LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

LSU Cold Case Project Re-Examines 1972 Southern University Shooting, Will Discuss Findings at 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The LSU Cold Case Project will present findings from its four-part investigative series, which re-examined the 1972 shooting of two Southern University students, Denver Smith and Leonard Brown, at Southern University’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the students’ deaths on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. CT at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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Want Safe Roads? LSU Researchers Think Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Driver Behavior

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded the LSU Center for Analytics and Research in Transportation Safety a competitive grant to build an AI engine to better understand driver behavior that leads to crashes in order to help prevent them.

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LSU CM Online Still Growing Nearly 10 Years Later

In 2012, LSU Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management Chair Charles Berryman was asked to create an online presence for the department, the first of its kind in the College of Engineering. Five years later, the program was ranked 11th in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs in the nation.