“I want to see the best for the people of the New Orleans. I want people to be educated about all of the options they have when building,” says Tulane alumnus Patrick Ibert. (Photo by George Long)
Mark Fox, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane, studies plant stress and diversity of insect life in Bayou Sauvage. (Photo by Sally Asher)
Former New Orleans resident and Tulane University graduate Lisa Jackson is nominated Environmental Protection Agency administrator by President-elect Barack Obama.
2008 Climate Connections
Saturday, December 6, 2008
With rising sea levels and diminishing wetlands, new ways of thinking are crucial to preserving New Orleans and Louisiana, say Torbjörn E. Törnqvist and Douglas J. Meffert of Tulane. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Tulane University holds its 2008 Presidential Symposium — “Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Risks” — on Dec. 4 and 5. The symposium will feature a free public session by prizewinning author John Barry, whose New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza chronicles the 1918 flu pandemic.
Bruce Fleury addresses a packed house in Freeman Auditorium for his Last Lecture on creationism and intelligent design. (Photos by Zack Smith)
Nobel Prize-winner Harold Kroto sees environmental disaster looming unless humans take shared responsibility to stop it from happening. (Photo by Nicholas Sinclair)
Peter Scharf, research professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will lead a study of ways to reduce the risk of gun violence by New Orleans youth. Funding for the study comes from the Cowen Institute. (Photo by George Long)
Although Louisiana’s economy depends heavily on the petroleum industry, faculty member Eric Smith believes the oil derricks will keep pumping through the economic crisis. (Photos by Ryan Rivet)
Tulane students Laura Matthews a nd Joseph Rohr coach students at Ecole Bilingue elementary school as they work on their entry for the FIRST LEGO League competition. (Photo by Alicia Duplessis)
Tulane University graduate students Kate Hamlington, left, and Jerina Pillert experiment with the computational model of a micro-fluidic chamber that they've designed. Their research is funded by the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR program. (Photo by Alicia Duplessis)
Sophomore student Charlie Drain of Alpharetta, Ga., wades into the Gulf of Mexico to measure coastal erosion after Hurricane Gustav. (Photos by Sandredin “Dean” Moosavi)
Students measuring the loss of sand on the barrier island of Grand Isle, La., are seeing coastal erosion happen before their eyes. Dean Moosavi takes students in his physical geology course to the spit of land on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico where they are observing rapid land loss in southern Louisiana.
The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has begun a new undergraduate program that will allow Tulane students to earn dual degrees in physics and engineering, Nick Alterio, dean of the school, announced. The program is in partnership with Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins universities
YiPing Chen is back in the laboratory on the Tulane uptown campus after a two-year absence. He is chair and professor of cell and molecular biology. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
John McLachlan, director of the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, welcomes guests to a presentation by Pipeline Project students who worked alongside researchers at the center during the summer.
John Dane III has waited a lifetime for his shot at the Olympics. At 58 and four decades after setting his goal, the Tulane civil engineering graduate finally got his chance to represent the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
Tulane students take to the water during their 7-day raft trip in the Grand Canyon, organized by geology professor Ron Parsley as part of a multidisciplinary class. (Photos by Ron Parsley)
Amazing, inspiring and passionate are words that Tania Tetlow’s students use to describe the associate professor of law. John Perdew, professor of physics, is recognized for teaching with simplicity, clarity and elegance. For their achievements in teaching, Tetlow and Perdew received the Tulane University President’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching at University Commencement on Saturday (May 16).
Staff members from the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research look at a potential site for a new environmental laboratory. They are, from left, Douglas Meffert, Giselle McKinney, Yannis Vassilopoulos and Charles Allen. (Photo by Yannis Vassilopoulos)
John Perdew, professor of physics at Tulane for more than 30 years, is being honored for contributing to density-functional theory for better understanding of chemistry and physics. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Sunday May 3, 2009
Audubon Tea Room
Olivier Brochenin, left, Consul General for France, shares enthusiasm with Tulane Provost Michael Bernstein, center, and Pierre Buekens, right, dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, on the opening of the Office of Global Health. (Photo by Rick Olivier)
In his course on New Orleans youth, Michael Cunningham challenges undergraduates to consider what influences allow at-risk children to succeed. He is an associate professor of psychology. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Michael Herman, professor of chemistry in the School of Science and Engineering, received the 2009 Outstanding Researcher Award during the school’s third-annual Research Day. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Free and Open to Faculty and Students.
Louisiana first lady Supriya Jindal wants to expose more of the state’s children to math- and science-based careers. On Friday (April 3) she charged engineers at the ninth annual Tulane Engineering Forum with the task of speaking up about the perks of working in science.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
National Science Foundation grants will allow assistant professors James Donahue, left, and W T. Godbey to establish their own laboratories at Tulane. Donahue is in chemistry and Godbey is in chemical and biomolecular engineering. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Seepage caused by underground flow of water is the likely cause of the network of channels scouring the levees along the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal, a Tulane scientist says. (Photos from Kyle M. Straub)
Displaying their design of a wheelchair with automated leg rests, which won the show’s top prize, are, standing from left, students Christopher Millan, Scott D. Vermeulen and Danielle Gill. Seated is Christopher B. Rodell. (Photos by George Long)
During the Burkenroad Symposium, National Science Foundation director Arden L. Bement Jr. stresses the importance of science in rebuilding the nation’s economy. (Photos by George Long)
Saturday, March 7, 2009 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Tulane Uptown Campus
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Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students received awards for having top presentations during the 20th Annual Tulane Health Sciences Research Days held on Feb. 11 and 12.
A kilosteve attained! A new Darwin inaugurates the third century of evolution!
While microchips found in everyday electronics have gradually decreased in size until they are now smaller the point of a sharpened pencil, Tulane University scientists are making contributions to research that could one day produce semiconductors that are a million times smaller. In doing so, Alex Burin, an assistant professor of chemistry, and graduate assistant Gail Blaustein are delving into the electronic properties of DNA.
Undergraduate students (from left) Theodore Nathan and Lea Kaminstein discuss their research project with Gary Talarchek, along with student Shelby Farmer, right. Talarchek is senior program manager in the Center for Research-Education Activities at Tulane (CREATe). (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Sadredin “Dean” Moosavi, right, a professor of practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, works on a beach erosion project with students at Grand Isle, La., a spit of land on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo from Dean Moosavi)
Physics graduate student Peter Jacobson will join other young researchers to mingle with Nobel Laureates from around the world. (Photo by Sally Asher)
Dr. John Dauns, Professor of Mathematics at Tulane University, born Riga, Latvia, June 11, 1937 (as Jani Drinks), died in New Orleans, June 4, 2009. He was an internationally known algebraist, reporting on his research at numerous conferences. John authored four books and sixty seven research papers, all but one in the field of abstract algebra. He also had a lifelong interest in physics. John was devoted to mathematics and could be found in his office in Gibson Hall almost every day of the week.
As biology professor Ken Muneoka and his research team try to understand the genetics behind limb regeneration in salamanders, they hope to make progress for tissue regeneration in humans.
(Photo by Rick Olivier)
Ken Muneoka, a professor of cell and molecular biology at Tulane, is leading a team that will study limb regeneration in the axolotl, or Mexican salamander.
"Daytime or nighttime, rain or shine, the river is always rushing through the front door of our city, and it's something that can be part of our energy security and energy independence," says Doug Meffert, project director of RiverSphere. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)
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