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​LSU expert talks holiday shopping

With the Thanksgiving holiday falling during the last week of November, this means there are six less days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
LSU Associate Professor in Marketing and Director of Graduate Studies in Marketing Dan Rice shares his expertise and tips for this year’s holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The National Retail Federation said last month it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8% and 4.2% over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion. What are the causes for the increase?

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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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