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2009-05-20 13:45:47

Just as a changing radio landscape has made it tough for Foghat to get much airplay these days, so it is for birdsongs according to new research published in The American Naturalist. Behavioral ecologist Elizabeth Derryberry (Louisiana State University) has found that the songs of white-crowned sparrows change over time in response to changing habitats. The research sheds light on the factors that drive the evolution of mating signals in birds. Derryberry says she first noticed that sparrows...

2009-05-11 10:34:00

LSU BIOS program joins the Digital Arts Alliance BATON ROUGE, La., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pearson Foundation today announced plans to support, for the second year in a row, Louisiana State University's (LSU) Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) program with scholarships and digital arts equipment. The 2009 class of Pearson Foundation Digital Arts Fellows will use video cameras to document their experiences and pass them along to future program participants. Films from the...

2009-04-15 15:00:34

A Dallas-based auction house plans to sell the lone remaining college jersey of former basketball star Pete Maravich. The event to be conducted in public and online next Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24. Other items will be professional team jerseys worn by Maravich when played in the 1970s with Atlanta, the New Orleans Jazz and Boston, and the ball he shot he scored a record 1,138 points in the 1967-68 season. Pre-sale estimates say $50,000 might be paid for the Hawks jersey. The head of...

2009-03-07 18:46:51

The Auburn Tigers, led by Korvotney Barber with 16 points and 17 rebounds, surprised 11th-ranked LSU Saturday with a 69-53 victory. Rasheem Barrett added 12 points and nine rebounds for Auburn (21-10, 10-6 SEC), which has won eight of its last nine games. Marcus Thornton had 23 points to lead LSU (25-6, 13-3), which had already clinched the SEC regular-season title. LSU has lost its last two games after a 10-game winning streak.

2009-02-24 23:23:40

Marcus Thornton scored 32 points Tuesday, powering No. 18 LSU to an 81-75 win over Florida and at least a share of the SEC regular-season title. Garrett Temple added 21 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (24-4, 12-1 SEC), who improved to 19-1 on their home floor this season. LSU has also won 12 straight over SEC opponents. Walter Hodge had 16 points to lead for Florida (21-7, 8-5). Alex Tyus added 15 points for the Gators.

2009-02-21 21:55:49

Marcus Thornton scored 25 points Saturday to lead the 24th-ranked LSU Tigers to a 79-72 victory over the Auburn Tigers. LSU (23-4, 11-1 SEC) won its eighth straight game and improved its home record to 18-1 this season. Bo Spencer and Tasmin Mitchell each scored 14 points and Chris Johnson and Garrett Temple each had 12 points for Louisiana State, which made 20-of-21 free throws in the second half. Auburn (17-10, 6-6), which had a four-game winning streak prior to Saturday, was led by...

2009-02-04 20:49:45

LSU and Ohio State collected highly ranked recruiting classes Wednesday on the climactic day of college football recruiting. Although hundreds of high school football players across the country had previously given oral commitments to various colleges, Wednesday was the first day they could sign binding scholarship agreements with a school. In the always inexact science of grading how those schools fared, one ranking service declared Ohio State to be the winner of this year's recruiting...

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2009-02-04 12:59:50

Results to be published in April issue of Environmental Engineering Science A recent study by LSU engineers suggests that Katrina-flooded homes may contain harmful levels of contaminants, particularly aerosols and gases, which could expose first-responders, residents and any others entering such homes to serious and lasting health risks. The results could also be applied to similar flooding events that might occur in the future. Nicholas Ashley, Louis Thibodeaux and Kalliat Valsaraj, all from...

2009-01-24 22:21:35

Derrick Brown had 22 points and nine rebounds and B.J. Raymond 21 points Saturday to lead 13th-ranked Xavier to an 80-70 win LSU. The Musketeers (17-2) also had 12 points by Kenny Frease while extending their winning streak to eight games. Marcus Thornton led Louisiana State (15-4) with 30 points and had the Tigers ahead 37-36 at halftime. Xavier's final 10 points all came on free-throws. The Tigers suffered their first loss in 15 home games this season.

2008-12-08 08:29:42

It's now easier to know who should be tested for a common nerve disorder, when they should be tested, and how. Two new studies from Louisiana State University recommend new testing guidelines for neuropathy -- a degenerative nerve disorder. Researchers say a combination of certain screening blood tests and other specialized testing brings definitive information for certain forms of the disorder, while nerve biopsies may not be as useful in certain cases. "There are many people with a...