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LSU Experts Available to Speak about Mardi Gras History and Traditions

LSU faculty experts are available for media interviews about the Mardi Gras history and traditions.

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LSU Establishes School of Collaborative Academic Programs

LSU is pleased to announce the establishment of the School of Collaborative Academic Programs, or SCAP, a multi-college, interdisciplinary and cutting-edge program bridging faculty expertise across disciplines to offer cross-disciplinary curriculums to undergraduate and graduate students, which also includes online students. This innovative initiative was unanimously approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors during the October 2019 meeting.

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LSU Center for Academic Success Again Designated a Center of Excellence

LSU’s acclaimed learning center, the Center for Academic Success (CAS), has garnered another national award. The National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) designated LSU’s CAS as one of only a few Learning Centers of Excellence in the country. NCLCA which represents more than 1,500 learning centers, supports higher education learning centers through professional development, certifications, standard-setting and awards.

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LSU Graduate Creates Dream Dresses in New Orleans

LSU graduate Suzanne Perron St. Paul designs and creates wedding dresses, Mardi Gras ballgowns and other evening wear from her New Orleans shop. It was a dream that started when she was a little girl.

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LSU Graduate and Louisiana Native Creates Hot Sauce Brand

Louisiana native and LSU graduate Scott Bellina's blood runs deep with purple and gold, and hot sauce.

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LSU Researchers Enter Semifinals for the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

People and pharmaceutical companies around the world are increasingly challenged by antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well as new and rapidly evolving pathogens. The discovery of new drugs, meanwhile, can be a slow and costly process as companies must make sure their drugs are both effective and safe. It currently takes on average 10 years and over $2 billion to create a new drug and get it approved. Now, an interdisciplinary LSU team led by Supratik Mukhopadhyay, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Michal Brylinski, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences with a joint appointment in the Center for Computation & Technology, suggests using artificial intelligence, or AI, to try to solve this growing problem.

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LSU Online Now Supporting 10 New Degrees from LSU Alexandria

LSU Online now offers eight online bachelor degrees and two online associate degrees from its partner campus, LSU of Alexandria, or LSUA. These new online degrees include in-demand programs in nursing, psychology, criminal justice and more. These programs are taught by the same distinguished faculty that teach the on-campus program, and the degree will be the same. The convenient online format is ideal for working adults seeking to advance their career, transition careers, or re-establish a career after a professional or personal hiatus or military service.

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