News: 2016-2017

Fall 2016

Tulane Observatory - Roof of Jones Hall - Re-opening for Regular Public Viewings

The viewings will occur on the first Wednesday of each month, weather permitting, starting Wednesday, March 2nd.
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Fall 2016

Tulane to Expand Engineering Offerings with New Certificate Program
September 23, 2016

Electric Circuits

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering is embarking on a new curriculum that will include certificate programs in electrical, mechanical, materials, and computational engineering. Under the program, students majoring in engineering physics may choose one of the four concentrations, enabling them to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a certificate in their specialty area.

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Ornithologist: A Career for Bird Enthusiasts September 21, 2016

Kyu Min Huh

Even before she began her freshman year at Tulane University in 2015, Kyu Min Huh, an aspiring ornithologist from South Korea, emailed various professors in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to find out what research opportunities might be available to her. She learned of three professors who accepted undergraduate research assistants, and before she knew it, she was working in the labs of all three.

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Space Maker September 21, 2016

Steve Tramonte

Steve Tramonte, an electrician with H.Rocker Electric, installs wiremold in the soon-to-be-completed Maker Space on Tulane’s uptown campus. Located in the old machine shop on Engineering Road, the facility offers direct vehicle access, adequate power, high ceilings, compressed air, and features multiple modern prototyping tools such as laser cutters, water jet cutters, and 3-D printers.

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Solving Problems with Technology September 16, 2016

Nicholas Pashos presents his product to a panel of judges.

The 2016-17 Novel Tech Challenge at Tulane University is about to begin, and students who think they might have the next big idea are encouraged to take part. Challenge activities begin with a pitch-off and networking reception Tuesday (Sept. 20) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Diner on the ground floor of the Lavin-Bernick Center. Participants will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas and network with other students, faculty, and alumni to form teams to enter the 2017 Novel Tech Challenge.

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Tulane Debuts ByWater Institute on a New Riverfront Campus Dedicated to Coastal Restoration and Protection
September 15, 2016

ByWater Dedication

Tulane University has opened the ByWater Institute and a new riverfront campus in downtown New Orleans dedicated to studying and protecting Louisiana's vital waterways and coast. The Institute will bring scholars from across disciplines together to find innovative solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing Louisiana and vulnerable communities worldwide — how to manage threats of rising water from coastal erosion, natural disasters and a changing environment.

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Tulane Researcher to use Grant to Study Children Exposed to Violence
September 6, 2016

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray, an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane University, has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant through the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. A NARSAD grant is one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research. Less than 200 researchers receive the prestigious grant each year, and Gray will use the money – up to $70,000 over two years – to study the development of children who have been exposed to violence or other traumatic events.

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Understanding the Need for International Research August 31, 2016

Brian Mitchell

When graduate students travel overseas to further their education through research, what is the impact of those experiences? Specifically, why do graduate students engage in international research? How do they feel the experiences have helped them scientifically and professionally? What barriers and opportunities developed later in their careers?

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Tulane Trauma Study Launches in Six New Orleans Schools August 30, 2016

Maurice McMorris

Six New Orleans public schools have been selected to participate in a Tulane University study to determine the best ways to meet the needs of trauma-exposed students.The four-year Safe Schools NOLA study is being funded by a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. The study will be led by by Stacy Overstreet and Courtney Baker, both in the Psychology Department at Tulane.

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