“Sea-level rise will become our biggest enemy,” in terms of flooding in coastal areas, says Torbjörn Törnqvist, professor and chair of earth and environmental sciences at Tulane University.
Wayne F. Reed, founder of the Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization at Tulane University, was invested as the second holder of the Murchison-Mallory Chair in Physics at the Tulane School of Science and Engineering on Nov. 22.
Derek Dashti, a doctoral student studying bioinnovation at Tulane University, has been named a University Innovation Fellow, a prestigious national honor that will enable him to bolster entrepreneurial activity on campus.
More than eight years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, a team of Tulane University ecologists, sociologists and geographers is joining forces with other national experts to better understand how rebuilding after a disaster can effect human and ecological well-being.
Tulane University senior Devon Walker will receive this year's Disney Spirit Award, an honor given annually by Disney Sports to college football's most inspirational figure. Walker has exhibited tremendous courage and perseverance following a severe spinal cord injury last season, and has become a motivational figure for the football team, the university and the New Orleans community.
Students interested in a career in medicine learned about applying to medical school, getting through the interview process and success as a medical student from Tulane University alumnus Dr. Robert I. Grossman, CEO and dean of New York University Langone Medical Center.
How do you sum up a career that includes a landmark 40-year study into the natural history of coronary artery disease and hypertension? For Tulane University epidemiology professor Dr. Gerald Berenson, you celebrate with the key to the city, an Olympic-style gold medal and induction into the Southeastern Beefmasters Hall of Fame.
This spring marks the 40th year that Tulane University will offer the Grand Canyon Colloquium, a course that directly explores the majesty of one of America’s great landscapes.
Babies have a natural proclivity for banging, but what may seem like haphazard movements (and a lot of noise) are actually providing researchers at Tulane University with important data on how humans learn to use tools.
As the effects of the continuing government shutdown are being felt across the country, it’s easy to think that a private university would be somewhat immune to such public-sector woes. However, impact of the shutdown is reaching members of the Tulane University research community as well.
Elsa Freiman Angrist (Newcomb ’66) vividly remembers her time as an undergraduate. She arrived on campus in 1962 from her home in Alexandria, La, with a desire not just to learn, but to make the very most out of her experience.
As Assistant Dean for Finance and Personnel, Sandra Parker’s job is to keep the School of Science and Engineering fiscally fit. She comes to this work from an active background: a double alum, she earned both her bachelor’s (in Psychology) and MBA at Tulane, then went on to spend over a decade at IBM in Boca Raton, White Plains, and New Orleans working in financial planning, project management, and marketing.
For some Tulane University students, a bird in the hand is … well, the most interesting way to learn about conservation.
A group of eight Tulane students traveled to the mountains of Ecuador for two weeks in August to participate in a Tropical Field Biology and Conservation course led by biologists Jordan Karubian and Renata Duraes.
Carrie A. Manore, a postdoctoral researcher at the Tulane University Center for Computational Science, has been awarded a $480,700 fellowship to study the impact of environmental changes on emerging and potentially emerging infectious diseases.
Article By John Pope, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune
Xavier University has received $500,000 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to lead a six-school effort to devise a plan to get more members of minority groups interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during their first two years of college.
It’s been a busy summer for Nicholas Chedid, Christopher Cover, Scott Kleinpeter, Gabriela Nunez and Seth Vignes. They graduated from Tulane University in May but haven’t gone their separate ways quite yet. The biomedical engineering majors designed a medical device that not only placed first in a national competition but has attracted so much interest that they are launching a startup company to market it.
For new students, the first week of school may be a bewildering blur of getting one’s bearings, finding classes, locating eating places and making friends. For international students arriving in the United States for the first time, the additional culture shock can create a lifelong impression.
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