Top Headlines in This Issue: LSU Flores MBA Program Tops for Low Debt Load ... LSU Police, Baton Rouge Police, EBR Sheriff's Office, State Police and FBI to conduct Active Shooter Training ... LSU Hybrid Vehicle Study Examines Financial Benefits, Fuel Economy ... LSU Education Professor Finding New Ways to Reach Students Long-Distance ... Louisiana Looking Up 2013 Set for September.


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LSU Today
August 2, 2013
See the Future
Humans are innately visual creatures, with half of our brains devoted to processing information through our eyes. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." But the worth might increase if the picture provides more information about astrophysical activities, diseases, paths and damage potential for hurricanes, and other phenomena researchers only recently have gained the technologies to explore, especially after the advent of supercomputers.
Administered by University College's Center for Freshman Year, Summer Scholars is an eight-week summer bridge program that prepares selected high-achieving, under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to the university. This experience offers students the opportunity during the summer semester prior to their college freshman year to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges that may encounter at LSU.

LSU Flores MBA Program Tops for Low Debt Load

LSU Police, Baton Rouge Police, EBR Sheriff's Office, State Police and FBI to conduct Active Shooter Training

LSU Hybrid Vehicle Study Examines Financial Benefits, Fuel Economy

LSU Education Professor Finding New Ways to Reach Students Long-Distance

EDB Retention and Expansion Course Scheduled for August

Louisiana Looking Up 2013 Set for September

John Anderson, Son of Artist Walter Anderson to Give Gallery Talk August 4 at LSU Museum of Art

LSU Rural Life Museum to Host 18th Annual Harvest Days Sept. 28-29

Bryan Giemza's "Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South" Available from LSU Press

Football Ranked 13th in Preseason Coaches Poll

Fan Day on Aug. 11 at Basketball Facilities

First Football Coach Explains LSU Colors, Nickname

Six Track & Field Athletes Earn Academic Honors

Technical Issues with LSU Today

Because of technical difficulties, the weekly edition of LSU Today was unable to be distributed on Friday, Aug. 2. We apologize for the inconvenience.

New Novella by School of Social Work's Mojan

Professor Brij Mohan, Dean Emeritus of the LSU School of Social Work, made his debut this week as a novelist. His 18th book, "Death of an Elephant," is described as 'an allegory of existence' and marks a significant milestone in his distinguished career at LSU. In his foreword to the novella, Joseph V. Ricapito, Yenni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the LSU Department of English, writes, "Mohan entices the curiosity of his book with the piquant title, 'Death of an Elephant.' ... The term 'magic realism,' used with respect to the work of Garc�a M�rquez, perhaps best explicates aspects of this fine novel. ... Mohan has expertly charted this voyage from early urges of permanence in an impermanent world." The book is being simultaneously released by iUniverse (Penguin),, Barnes & Noble and other outlets.


Friday, August 2

Hard Times for Higher Education | My New Orleans

America's Engineering Hubs: The Cities With The Greatest Capacity For Innovation | Forbes

The hiring spree | Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is not as large as expected | FIS

Garyville man is 2013 top graduating student in the College of Engineering at LSU |

Plenty of live music and art events in the Red Stick Rundown: July 31, 2013 |

Thursday, August 1

Our Views: Higher education support drops | The Advocate

Our Views: Dead zone needs attention | The Advocate

A Smaller Than Predicted Dead Zone Is Still Toxic for the Gulf of Mexico |

Cotton no longer king in Louisiana |

Louisiana, Mississippi top states with highest imprisonment per capita rates | Natchez Democrate

Wednesday, July 31

Nationally recognized freshman program kicks off: gets students excited for LSU | WVLA-TV

Letter: LSU2015 needs new educational model | The Advocate

Pay for Prison Reform, Get Less Welfare Spending | Fiscal Times

LSU's Louisiana Looking Up event set for September | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tuesday, July 30

LSU should go after more out-of-state students to generate new revenue, restructuring plan says | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Letter: The search for LSU's president | The Advocate

LSU ranked No. 46 in nation for degree ROI | Greater Baton Rouge Busines Report

Louisiana Tech leads state in return on investment to grads | Monroe News-Star

LSU faculty pleased but not satisfied with rare pay raise | WVLA-TV

Sosnowsky named interim dean of College of Music and Dramatic Arts | Daily Reveille

Gulf's dead zone is smaller than predicted, but still a large problem | The Advocate

Above-average low-oxygen Dead Zone covers 5,840 miles along Louisiana coast | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gulf 'dead zone' bigger than average but not a record | USA Today

Study links prison reforms to decreased welfare costs | San Marcos (Texas) Mercury

Panel will discuss minorities in STEM fields | Daily Reveille

Saturday, July 27 - Monday, July 29

LSU restructuring plan summarized | The Advocate

LSU group offers few ideas for system redesign | Alexandria Town Talk

LSU employees to get raises; up to 4 percent | The Advocate

LSU System employees will receive pay raises for first time in four years, university announces | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Alexander announces employee pay raise | Daily Reveille

Flagship advocate praises LSU pay raises | Greater Baton Rouge Busines Report

LSU President announces pay increases for LSU system employees | WAFB-TV

LSU Employees To Get First Pay Raises in Over Four Years | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

At 128th place, Tulane is top Louisiana college in Forbes' national rankings | New Orleans Times-Picayune

Editorial: Openness can bolster public trust | Lake Charles American Press

A tale of two universities | Hammond Daily Star

Scientist discovers new bird species in Peru's 'cloud forests' |

Political Horizons: Getting everyone on the same page | The Advocate

Harrington's art fills room with memories | The Advocate

LSU Libraries: 'Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress' exhibition starting July 29 | WVLA-TV

Business Briefs for July 28 | The Advocate

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All Day   Art History 4409 Exhibit: "Perspectives of the Past: Women of the Ancient Aegean" (Runs until 09/01/2013)
All Day   LSU Libraries Exhibit: "The Summer of 1863: Gettysburg, Vicksburg & Port Hudson" (Runs until 09/08/2013)
All Day   LSU Student Union Art Gallery: 20"x20"x20": A National Compact Competition and Exhibit (Runs until 09/26/2013)
All Day   LSU Libraries Exhibit: "Centuries of Style: A RETROspective of Dress" (Runs until 10/19/2013)
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Friday, August 2


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10:00 a.m.   Dissertation Defense: Department of English

Saturday, August 3


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