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2016 News and Highlights

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2015 News and Highlights

CBR Director Michael Blum is featured in "Where Did the Oil Go" Director Michael Blum and Faculty Associate Sunshine Van Bael featured in a National Geographic Video about the fate of oil in wetlands. A Studio in the Woods was featured "In That Number" in the March 2015 issue of Tulane Magazine. The Lost History of New Orleans China Town City Lab Feature New Orleans City Business features CBR research on bacteria in plant roots that can clean up oil. The Coastal Hazards and Environmental Justice Workshop, co-hosted by CBR, featured on NOLA.com New Wave Feature on CBR Research Wetland Resources Invents Ways To Save Coastline Faster How rivers regulate global carbon cycle WWNO Story on Microscopic Sirens Mielke NYT Bernik VanLandigham Mielke featured in National Geographic Hayeur and DeDeaux in the New York Times OnEarthCNH2 September 2015 Tulane Magazine NSFRat CityLabRat NolaVieShay FittsWetlandPlanting GOMRINewWave GOMRIFundingAnnounce

January 6 – A Studio in the Woods is featured in the Tulane New Wave

2014

October 15 - A Studio in the Woods artist-in-residence Dawn Dedeaux is featured in the New York Times.

September – The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy publishes new interdisciplinary white paper addressing resettlement and relocation in southeast Louisiana.

July 28-August 1 – CBR Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow Demetra Kandalepas presented at the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) in New Orleans.

June 13 – Mike Blum was interviewed by the New Orleans Times Picayune regarding the Tulane River and Coastal Center

June 13 - The work of CBR affiliate Dr. Dan Bausch of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was featured in the Tulane New Wave. Dr. Bausch and his Tulane colleagues are researching potential vaccines to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

May 28 – The New Orleans Advocate features a story about Megan Singleton and her work as a resident at A Studio in the Woods

May 27 – A Studio in the Woods held the opening reception for "Berlanderi — in the Belize Delta," an exhibition by Megan Singleton, at Byrdie's Gallery in the Bywater.

May 14 - The CBR and Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy co-hosted a program that brought together French and American perspectives on coastline management, natural disaster prevention and urban planning. The program was part of a series of ongoing collaborations between Tulane and the French Embassy and French Consulate.

May 5 - CBR affiliate, Dr. Jordan Karubian, was quoted in the New York Times as an expert in coastal bird ecology. The article highlighted the research of other scientists assessing the impact of the BP oil spill on bird populations in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 4 - A recent fundraising event held by A Studio in the Woods was featured in The Times-Picayune. The event brought artists and art lovers together from around New Orleans to raise awareness about the Studio's newest program entitled "Flint and Steel: Cross-Disciplinary Combustion"

February 17 – WWLTV covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

February 17 – The Washington Times covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

February 17 – WDSU News covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

2013

December 10 – The CBR's work on rat-borne pathogens was again featured in the media. The story, which aired on National Public Radio, focused on the Coupled Natural and Human Systems grant recently awarded by the National Science Foundation.

November 27 – Joshua Lewis, Research Analyst with the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, was quoted in the New Orleans Advocate on the impact of Bayou Bienvenue on the people of New Orleans

November 27 – Director Michael Blum's work on rat-borne pathogens and post-Katrina recovery was featured in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. This work is part of the National Science Foundation's Coupled Natural and Human Systems program.

Remembering CBR Founder Hans Weill: A Special Announcement - Dr. Hans Weill, professor emeritus at the Tulane School of Medicine and founder of the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, died in November at the age of 80. 

September 20 – A Studio in the Woods was featured in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The article commemorated the new Steward's Cottage constructed on site for the Studio's founders, Joe and Lucianne Carmichael.

August 19 – President Obama and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Northeast rebuild after Sandy. The Rebuilding Strategy contains policy recommendations that will help homeowners stay in and repair their homes, strengthen small businesses and revitalize local economies and ensure entire communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.

August 8 – Ama Rogan and A Studio in the Woods appeared on the Fox8 morning show.

July 22 – A Studio in the Woods was featured in a new video promoting Gulf Coast seafood.

February 15 – WGNO's News with a Twist highlights A Studio in the Woods and discusses the donation of the property by Joe and Lucianne Carmichael to Tulane.

January 3 – Tulane Researcher Howard Mielke's work on urban lead poisoning featured in Mother Jones Magazine.

2012

August 26 – New paper in Nature Geoscience by Torbjorn Tornqvist and Mark Hijma – Links between early Holocene ice-sheet decay, sea-level rise and abrupt climate change.

April 17 – Tulane researchers link childhood lead exposure to increased violence later in life.

January 11 – Students at Tulane University and Nunez Community College work together to rebuild wetlands.