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Narayanan appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

BATON ROUGE - Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance and he will continue that role for the next year.

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Richard White Jr. to Retire as LSU Business Dean

Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex rotunda.

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LSU Alum Travels to Kenya and Donates 465 Mobility Devices

KENYA - Michael Panther is from the war-torn young nation of South Sudan, Africa. Illness and war experiences left him in a wheelchair. In most parts of Africa, people with disabilities are usually excluded from schools.

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Econometrics Emeritus Professor Recognized for Contribution to “Principles of Econometrics”

R. Carter Hill, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Econometrics in the department of economics, was recognized for co-authoring Principles of Econometrics by the LSU Office of Innovation and Technology. According to the publisher’s website, “Principles of Econometrics, Fifth Edition, is an introductory book for undergraduate students in economics and finance, as well as first-year graduate students in a variety of fields that include economics, finance, accounting, marketing, public policy, sociology, law and political science.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Student Scholarship Recipients

LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement for the 2018-19 academic year. The following scholarship recipients were recognized for their accomplishments.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

BATON ROUGE – The University hosted its inaugural celebration to honor LSU faculty who received promotion and tenure effective next academic year. The professional milestones the honorees reached outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service for which LSU is known. Six LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure.

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Economics Major Wins Summer Research Grant

BATON ROUGE – LSU Economics major, Sean Krieg, received one of 14 summer Undergraduate Research Project Grants. Krieg’s research is entitled Louisiana’s Purchasing: The Impact of a Carbon Tax and Dividend Policy on Louisiana’s Consumption Spending.

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Ten Business Students Named to SEC 2018-19 Winter Honor Roll

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Out of 37 LSU student-athletes named to the 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll, 10 of them are E. J. Ourso College of Business students. The 2018-19 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades posted from the 2018 Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

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ROTC Cadets Commissioned in Spring Commencement Exercises

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-two graduates were recognized during the LSU Spring ROTC Commissioning Ceremony today in the LSU Student Union Theater. Brigadier General Vincent B. Barker, the 377th Theater Sustainment Command Deputy Commanding General, was the guest speaker for the ceremony and gave the commissioning oath. Eight LSU graduates from the Army ROTC program, five graduates from the Navy ROTC program, including three Southern University graduates, and nine graduates from the Air Force ROTC program were commissioned.

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Six Straight Years of Record-Breaking Graduating Classes for LSU

SEC Professor of the Year Gabriela González delivered the keynote address, and LSU graduated its largest and most diverse class ever at the university’s 298th commencement exercises on Friday, May 10. At the spring commencement ceremony, a record 4,442 degrees were awarded. The overall class of 2018-19 – students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement – saw 7,047 degrees awarded, the highest in any academic year ever.

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LSU Named One of America’s Best Value Colleges by Forbes

BATON ROUGE – LSU is rated as the best value university in Louisiana and 69th among public universities across the country in Forbes 2019 America’s Best Value Colleges rankings.

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Business Students Present At LSU Discover Day

Four students from the E. J. Ourso College of Business presented at LSU Discover Day 2019. On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, LSU Discover hosted the sixth annual LSU Discover Day undergraduate research and creativity symposium in the LSU student union. The event provided a forum for undergraduate students to share their work with the LSU community and visitors. Presentation categories included posters, visual displays, oral presentations, performances & readings, juried art show presentations and panel discussions. SDEIS professor, Gabriele Piccoli, serves on the LSU Discover Advisory Board.

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LSU Professor’s Paper Accepted by the Journal of Applied Econometrics

Qiankun Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

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LSU Professors explore the link between Politics and Entrepreneurship

Louis-Philippe Beland, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and Bulent Untel, associate professor and director of Graduate Studies – PhD Program in the Department of Economics, at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published a research paper exploring politics and entrepreneurship in the United States in the Canadian Journal of Economics.

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LSU Department of Economics hosts LSU-Tulane Applied Microeconomics Conference

The LSU department of economics is hosting a one-day conference of applied microeconomic research Friday, March 29, 2019. Economists from LSU and Tulane University will present findings on a diverse set of applied micro topics including college selectivity's impact on the labor market and family outcomes; unintended effects of flood insurance; police-related deaths and crime; the impact of the 1918 flu on India; Medicare payments and health; and exercise incentive programs. Presenters include Elliott Isaac, Wei Long and Engy Ziedan from Tulane University and Abigail Peralta, Daniel Keniston and Barton Willage from LSU.

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LSU’s National Diversity Case Competition Team Places Runner-Up

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.

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LSU Recognizes 1,950 Graduates at December Commencement, LSU’s Largest Fall Graduating Class Ever

BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.

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Student Leader Profile: David Lehman

BATON ROUGE – David Lehman, president of the Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA), talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students, and his favorite LSU tradition.

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2019 LSU100 Nominations Open

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.

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LSU Flores MBA Program Offers One-Year MBA to Undergraduate Business Majors

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.

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Hall of Distinction 2019 Inductees Announced

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2019 Hall of Distinction Class – Marcela Donadio, Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Zehnder. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 22.

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Three Business Students Awarded University Medals

BATON ROUGE – Three business students were recognized as university medalists at the Fall 2018 commencement ceremony on December 14, 2018.

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LSU Announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester.

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LSU to host Advances in Econometrics Conference

BATON ROUGE – On Oct. 26-28, the Louisiana State University Department of Economics will host the Advances in Econometrics Conference at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic to Headline LSU Energy Summit™ Oct. 24

BATON ROUGE - Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the featured guest speaker at the LSU Center for Energy Studies’ annual fall conference, Energy Summit™. The conference will take place Wednesday, October 24, in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium of the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive.

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LSU Department of Economics Releases Louisiana Economic Outlook

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s annual Top 100 Luncheon.

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E. J. Ourso College Climbs Slightly in Latest U.S. News Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College ranked 108th overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released earlier this month. This year’s ranking places the college in the top quarter of all business schools and is a slight increase from the college’s 109th ranking in 2017.

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Beland’s Study Quoted in Wall Street Journal

BATON ROUGE – A recent Wall Street Journal article, “France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools” quotes Louis-Philippe Beland, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics, and mentions his study on the impact of banning mobile phone use in schools.

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Student Leader Profile: Michelle Sprawls

BATON ROUGE - We sat down with Economics and International Trade & Finance Club president Michelle Sprawls to learn what her group has to offer and why students shouldn't be afraid to get out there.

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New Report Shows Medicaid Expansion Cuts Uninsured Rate in Half

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Announces Multi-Agency Campaign to Improve Coastal Resilience

BATON ROUGE – Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 Symposium

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Geological Survey and the Baton Rouge Geological Society will present a symposium at LSU on Monday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. about the 2016 Baton Rouge flood.

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International Graduate Student Workshop Features LSU Economics Professor

BATON ROUGE – The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the LSU Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for the organization’s European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.

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LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings at Biennial State of the Coast Conference

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1.

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LSU Announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at Scholarship Awards Reception

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement at its 2018 Spring Scholarship Reception. Held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, the event brought together scholarship recipients and donors.

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Department of Economics Selects New Chair

BATON ROUGE – Professor Faik Koray has been selected as the next chair of the LSU Department of Economics. Koray will take on the position in August when Professor Robert Newman steps down after 15 years of service as department chair.

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LSU Business Students Claim Undergraduate Research Awards

BATON ROUGE – LSU Discover has recognized two undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business for their research.

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LSU Team to Present at SAS Global Forum

BATON ROUGE – A team of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students is one of eight student groups selected to present to data professionals during the 2018 SAS Global Forum to be held April 8-11 in Denver.

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New Study Estimates LSU’s Economic Impact on Louisiana at $5.1 Billion and 41,006 Jobs

BATON ROUGE – A study by the Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business has determined that LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana totals $5.1 billion.

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Loren Scott to offer a Primer on the Oil and Gas Sector

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students are invited to learn about the oil and gas industry from Loren Scott, professor emeritus and Louisiana Economic Outlook author. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 2520 located in the Business Education Complex on the LSU campus.

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Business Students Named to Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester.

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Seven Business Students Earn University Medals

BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates Mary Alice Booker of Shreveport, La.; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La.; Mary Peartree of Cypress, Texas; Ashley Pou of New Orleans; Cullen Richardson of Lake Charles, La.; Connor Usie of Zachary, La.; and Marissa Wehrer of Kenner, La. were each recognized as University Medalists during the Fall 2017 Diploma Ceremony.

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Economics Professors’ Paper Accepted by Canadian Journal

BATON ROUGE – “Politics and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.,” a paper co-authored by LSU Department of Economics faculty members Louis-Philippe Beland and Bulent Unel was accepted for publication by the Canadian Journal of Economics.

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Hall of Distinction 2017 Inductees Announced

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2017 Hall of Distinction Class – Sarah Borders, Jim Parr and David B. Songy. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 31.

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LSU Econ Professor Mocan Named to Civil Rights Commission Committee

BATON ROUGE – LSU Department of Economics Professor H. Naci Mocan has been appointed to the Louisiana Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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LSU Finishes Third for Second Straight Year at National Diversity Case Competition

BATON ROUGE – On its second visit to the National Diversity Case Competition, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Diversity Diplomats team finished third among 35 schools, repeating their showing at last year’s event.

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Students Attend 2017 NAPE Summit

BATON ROUGE - LSU students Lee McCalman, petroleum engineering major, Kyle McKenzie, petroleum engineering major, Carmen Calderon, international trade & finance and french major, Matt Felger, finance major, and Justin Martin, general business major, represented the E. J. Ourso College of Business at the 2017 NAPE Summit in Houston.

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