At just 1 year old, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 15 pounds. She can hold 36 gallons of water for up to 4 1/2 hours. She has a detachable head but remains faceless. Her name is Marie, and no, this is not her online profile.
More than 1,700 graduates will be recognized during LSU's 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.
LSU Professor of Biological Sciences Roger Laine has been named a Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. With the 2018 class, Laine is one of 148 NAI Fellows selected this year, and the fifth from LSU. More than 1,000 fellows represent more than 250 research universities and government and non-profit research institutes. The 2018 Fellows are named inventors on nearly 4,000 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 35,000 issued U.S. patents.
Johnnie Jones' age isn't stopping him from learning. In fact, the 83 year old veteran will receive his Ph.D. from LSU's School of Social Work on Friday, Dec. 14.
In a first-of-its-kind study from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, researchers discovered journalists can increase media trust by speaking out in defense of their profession while also doing more fact checking. Contrary to long-established practices in which journalists traditionally ignore attacks against their profession’s credibility, Ray Pingree, Ph.D., and his team found that the combination of fact checking and defending journalism had positive effects, but fact checking alone did not. This combination increased trust in and use of mainstream news, while also increasing confidence in the existence and attainability of facts in politics.
The University Laboratory School Junior Beta Club hosted a school wide Day of Giving on Dec. 5 and collected 778 grocery bags of non-perishable holiday food items totaling 7,031 pounds - the most ever provided in a single donation to The Shepherd's Market Client Choice Food Pantry.
Some of LSU's best and brightest students - President's Alumni Scholars and Flagship Scholars - and the donors who funded their scholarships were recognized by the LSU Alumni Association at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Thursday, Nov. 15.