Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez is a professor in Physics and Astronomy and serves as the spokesperson for the international LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Dr. Gonzalez and her team were first to detect gravitational waves in the atmosphere.
President Trump has named LSU Department of Chemistry Barre Distinguished Professor Graça Vicente and the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, or PAESMEM.
On June 20, 2018, the Board of Regents approved the reconfiguration of the PhD in Geography & Anthropology into two stand-alone degree programs, a PhD in Geography and a PhD in Anthropology.
This program is for prospective students aged 25 or older who have a high school diploma or GED certificate but do not meet the regular freshman or transfer admission requirements.
For students who have been away from the university for five or more years, the LSU Second Chance policy allows a student to apply for readmission with grades earned at LSU in the past (with a grade of "C-" or better) to be included in the total hours earned.
The School of Human Resource Education has changed its name to the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development.
LSU Online has merged with LSU Continuing Education and has changed its name to LSU Digital and Continuing Education.
Four new academic programs will be offered in the fall 2018 semester and range from bachelor's degree to PhD.
The University hosted its inaugural celebration to honor LSU faculty who have been awarded promotion and/or tenure effective next academic year. The professional milestones the honorees reached signal outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service for which LSU is known.
Louisiana State University recognized faculty excellence at the annual Distinguished Faculty Awards Presentation hosted at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on May 2.
Dr. Amy Jessen-Marshall, vice president of integrative learning with the Association of American Colleges & Universities will visit LSU on April 9 & 10 as part of the university's preparation for the new Integrative Learning Core.
The budget hearings process will provide for a greater understanding of the LSU resource allocation process, allow for more transparency of operating budget development, and link the budgeting process to the LSU strategic plan. The budget hearings will provide a framework for considering resource allocations and will do so in a manner that is both analytical and transparent.