EENS News: 2010-2011

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top ⇑Summer 2011

Marc Hijma Presents Research at INQUA Congress

Dr.Marc Hijma presented an excellent and very well attended (standing-room only) invited talk on "sea-level jumps" at the XVIII Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), Bern, Switzerland, on July 26, 2011.

The title of Marc's presentation was "Magnitude and timing of the sea-level jumps preluding the 8.2 ka climate event." He is a member of the Tulane Quaternary Research Group, under the direction of Professor Torbjörn Törnqvist, who also presented at the Congress.  

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Baton Rouge Fault Zone Fieldwork

Dr. Zhixiong Shen, Jennifer Kuykendall and graduate students Akin Balogun, Michael Hopkins, Jianwei Han, Glenn Fischer and Emanuele Giachetta, conducted fieldwork near Denham Springs and Livingston, Louisiana.

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Congratulations to Karen Johannesson and Ronald Parsley - 2011 GSA Society Fellowship Recipients

Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA Council meeting.

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Jonathan Marshak Receives Louisiana Sea Grant Funding

Geology junior, Jonathan Marshak received a $2500 undergraduate research award from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program of the Louisiana Sea Grant College.

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top ⇑Spring 2011

The Enduring Legacy of Harold and Emily Vokes, American Paleontologist,
Spring, 2011

The Enduring Legacy of Harold and Emily Vokes, and the Golden Age of Paleontology at Tulane University.

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Kyle Straub Receives Outstanding Paper Award

Assistant Professor, Kyle Straub, along with colleagues C. Paola, D.Mohrig, M. Wolinsky and T. George, receive the 2009 Outstanding Paper Award for his article, "Compensational Stacking of Channelized Sedimentary Deposits."

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Geology Students, Austin Nijhuis and Jonathan Marshak, Present Posters at GSA

Senior geology student, Austin Nijhuis and junior geology student, Jonathan Marshak, each presented a poster at the GSA Conference held in New Orleans, LA.

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Steve Nelson on Local Fox 8 TV

Scientists Question Super Moon Theory
Gulf of Mexico: Not Immune to Tsunami

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Geology Student Krystal Pennuto Travels to Ireland for Geology Field Camp

Geology major, Krystal Pennuto (Tulane '11) , traveled to Ireland for the James Madison University field course in the summer of 2010.

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Is Tungsten Toxic?

Until recently this heavy, dense metal was considered non-toxic and environmentally friendly. But is it?

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Emily Cardarelli Receives Funding from Louisiana Sea Grant

Environmental Science junior, Emily Cardarelli, has been notified by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, that her project, "Seasonal impacts influencing denitrification in wetlands," has been accepted for funding.

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top ⇑Fall 2010

Oliver Fund Scholar Probes Ancient Sea-Level Rise December 8, 2010

Did the melting of ancient ice sheets after the last Ice Age cause sudden sea-level rises? What can be learned from this distant history that could send cautionary messages to modern populations living at the ocean’s edge? Tulane researcher Torbjörn Törnqvist is drilling into coastal soils in search of answers.

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Barataria Bay Beckons Coastal Scientists October 15, 2010

Beyond the immediate BP oil disaster, the long-term history of impacts to Louisiana’s coastal zone is “turning out to be the more important story,” says Alex Kolker, an adjunct professor and research scientist in the Tulane Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This history includes previous oil spills, natural hydrocarbon seeps and a landscape that loses nearly 24 square miles of land every year.

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Oil Spill Research Hits Tulane Labs September 10, 2010

Tulane University scientists are among more than 150 recipients of National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grants to study the impact of oil that spewed from the Macondo oil field into the Gulf of Mexico after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

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Shifting Sands August 25, 2010

During the months following Hurricane Katrina, Tulane geologist Stephen Nelson extensively researched the New Orleans-area levee failures. In November 2005, Nelson began offering field trips to the breach sites, calling the trips, “Hurricane Katrina — What Happened?”

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Climate Central Interview Faculty on Hurricane Katrina and Years Beyond August 2010

When geoscientist Torbjörn Törnqvist decided to relocate his research group from the University of Illinois to Tulane University in New Orleans, he knew full well there might be some bumps along the way.

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Meet Our New Faculty 2010

Jeffry Agnew is a new Professor of Practive in geology. Jeff Sigler is a new professor of practice in environmental science.

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Ph.D. student, Jianwei Han, receives $4000 IBM Computational Science Fellowship. 2010

The Center for Computational Science (CCS) has announced that Earth and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. student, Jianwei Han, was awarded a $4000 fellowship for his work in computational science.

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