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Twelve Student Leaders to Host Geaux BIG Baton Rouge, Largest Annual Single Day of Service at LSU

Twelve student leaders from across Louisiana and the U.S. will host an expected 1,691 fellow students Saturday, April 1, for the fifth annual Geaux BIG Baton Rouge at LSU. Geaux BIG Baton Rouge is implemented and planned by Geaux BIG Baton Rouge, an LSU student organization by the same name, and is supported and advised by LSU Campus Life. According to the Independent Sector's 2016 data, this single day of service will provide a benefit to the local economy equivalent to more than $115,000.

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Around 200 Students to Present at the 2017 LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research & Creativity Event

One-hundred and ninety-eight undergraduate students representing LSU, ULM, UNO and BRCC will compete in LSU Discover Day, an annual symposium of undergraduate research and creativity, on Tuesday, April 4, in the LSU Student Union. 

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“Who Do You Think You Are?” filmed at Hill Memorial Library

The TLC reality series, “Who Do You Think You Are,” recently filmed an episode featuring famous actor Noah Wyle at Hill Memorial Library.

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LSU School of Music Welcomes Renowned Jazz Artist Bobby Shew on March 25

Grammy-nominated jazz trumpet player Bobby Shew will join the LSU Jazz Studies program and faculty for the closing concert of the inaugural LSU Trumpet Festival on Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the LSU Union Theatre.

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New LSU Study Underscores Regional Economic Costs of Coastal Land Loss

Louisiana could lose as much as $3.6 billion in homes, businesses and other infrastructure over the next 50 years if the state takes no action to curb its coastal land loss crisis, according to a new study released today by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group. The study, "Regional Impacts of Coastal Land Loss and Louisiana's Opportunity for Growth," comes out as the state is reviewing the Draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The study was commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund and builds upon a previous 2015 study by LSU and the RAND Corporation.

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Best-Selling Author and LSU Graduate Rod Dreher to Speak on March 24

Best-selling author Rod Dreher, a 1989 LSU graduate, will speak about his new book, "The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation," on Friday, March 24, at 3 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library. This will be the keynote lecture of the Ciceronian Society's annual conference, being held that weekend at LSU. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Controlling Fast X-ray Pulses with Laser Light

When hit by light, electrons are excited and begin to move. Ultrafast x-ray pulses may make it possible to watch the motion of these electrons as they move inside and between atoms in a material. Although scientists have gotten much better at making ultrafast x-rays in recent years, controlling them is still notoriously difficult. Researchers at LSU and Lund University in Sweden have demonstrated a new method to direct short bursts of x-ray light that uses strong laser pulses.

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