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LSU recognized as a top tier national university

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of Best Colleges, LSU is ranked in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the 12th-straight year, and the undergraduate petroleum engineering program ranks 3rd overall.
LSU is ranked 72nd among public universities – ahead of public peers such as Kansas State University, Colorado State University and Oklahoma State University – and is ranked 36th among flagship universities nationwide – ahead of other flagships such as West Virginia University, University of Rhode Island and the University of Nevada.

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Mississippi River diversions: Driving land gain or land loss?

River diversions have not created or maintained land, but resulted in more land loss, according to a new paper in the peer-reviewed science journal Restoration Ecology. LSU Boyd Professor R. Eugene Turner and his LSU co-authors Erick Swenson and Michael Layne, and Dr. Yu Mo, University of Maryland, used satellite imagery to study the differences between the percent land before and after a river diversion was opened.

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LSU lists fall graduates

LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday.
The 1,950 degrees awarded is a new record for LSU’s fall graduation. In addition, the university awarded the most degrees to Asian and Hispanic students ever during a fall semester and awarded the second most degrees to African-American students during any fall commencement.


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