Research

Dead Zone

Below-average Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ measured

NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 3,275 square miles.

LSU AgCenter to Expand Bioproducts, Bioprocessing Research with New Grant

LSU AgCenter to Expand Bioproducts, Bioprocessing Research with New Grant

The Louisiana Board of Regents has awarded the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Institute for Bioproducts and Bioprocessing a grant of nearly $1 million to upgrade equipment for the state-approved institute.

PERTT Lab

LSU PETE Faculty, ExxonMobil URC Study Gas Migration at PERTT Lab

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company has joined forces with LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering faculty to conduct gas migration experiments as part of a financial grant from ExxonMobil URC.

Sophie Ziegler

LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions

The LSU Libraries was one of five to receive the 2022 Catalyst Fund from LYRASIS, which serves and supports 1,000 academic and public libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage organizations in 28 countries.

Looking to Save on Back-to-School Shopping This Year? Find Out the Effect that Caffeine Might Have on Your Spending

Looking to Save on Back-to-School Shopping This Year? Find Out the Effect that Caffeine Might Have on Your Spending

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school shopping season! At the end of every summer, parents pack their kids in the car and head to a crowded Wal-Mart or Target to search for sales on school supplies for the upcoming academic year.

Two Studies Look at Female Athletes’ Mental, Physical Resilience

Two Studies Look at Female Athletes’ Mental, Physical Resilience

Two new studies will examine female athletes’ mental and physical resilience via two newly funded grants, dedicated to improving performance and helping people thrive throughout their lives.

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Researching Means of Decreasing Greenhouse Gases

LSU Chemical Engineering Faculty Researching Means of Decreasing Greenhouse Gases

Combustion of natural gas, chiefly comprised of methane, provides a major portion of our nation’s energy needs. Additionally, methane can be reacted with steam in a process known as methane steam reforming to produce carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), which are then used to produce a wide range of fuels and chemicals.

Two LSU Graduate Students Named Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Two LSU Graduate Students Named Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the John A. Knauss Fellowship matches graduate students with an interest in ocean and coastal resources and national policy affecting those resources with hosts in federal legislative or executive branch offices for one year.

LSU Reveals Keys to Successful Crisis Communication

LSU Reveals Keys to Successful Crisis Communication

Government officials and media representatives help form a “best practices” list for effective communication during extreme weather events.

LSU Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures Professor Mark Wagner

LSU Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures Professor Awarded Fellowship at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

Mark Wagner, professor of Arabic in the LSU Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, has been awarded a fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Wagner will undertake the research project titled, “The Rothschilds of Arabia and Africa: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Mercantile Empire Under the British Raj.”