LSU in the News

 

NSF: Working with the Cajun Navy: Optimizing the use of volunteers in disaster response

Volunteers play an important role in the aftermath of disasters -- distributing resources, providing advice on courses of action to community members, helping with evacuations and sometimes even saving lives. Sometimes, however, uncoordinated efforts can lead to wasted time and resources and, in worst case scenarios, can put volunteers and official emergency responders in increased danger.

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Physics World: Dealing with hurricane hazards now and in the future

“I think the flood hazard is the Achilles’ heel of the United States,” says Carol Friedland in this wide-ranging interview about the effects of hurricanes on homes and other buildings. Friedland – a researcher based at Louisiana State University – examines whether current building regulations are fit for purpose against hazards associated with hurricanes.

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SEC: LSU professor joins global effort to study penguins

Humans travel. A lot. In fact, if you’ve spent more than 50 hours on an airplane, you’ve traveled the distance of the world.

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Associated Press: Freshman numbers up at Louisiana State University this fall

Preliminary numbers show Louisiana State University is on track to have its largest freshman class in history.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: On Twitter, Students Want to Know: How Many Retweets for a Full-Ride Scholarship?

Among other things, Layton Newberry had chicken nuggets on his mind this month when he posed a simple question to the University of Arizona’s Twitter account: How many retweets for a full ride?

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Smithsonian: Prospects Are Looking Up for This Gulf Coast Tribe Relocating to Higher Ground

As Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles slips away, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe plans community renewal and a museum for their new home

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CNN: As college costs rocket up, unlock the data that will enable smart choices

Data increasingly drives the modern world. From picking your seat on an airplane to buying a car to purchasing a product online, consumers are able to read reviews and examine every detail before making a purchase. There's a wealth of consumer information at our fingertips.

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