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News: 2014-2015

Fall 2014


Fall 2014

Professor-in-residence Role: A Perfect Fit October 10, 2014

Lisa Molix

For most people, the daily routine consists of going to work and then heading home once the work day is over. But what if those two worlds were one and the same?

That's what Lisa Molix, an associate professor of psychology, signed up for when she accepted a two-year contract to be the first professor-in-residence at the Barbara Greenbaum House at Newcomb Lawn that opened on the Tulane University uptown campus this fall semester.

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Get Ready for Computational Thinking October 10, 2014

Jeanette Wing

Want to think like a computer scientist? Maybe you already do. Noted computer scientist Jeanette Wing will share her vision of the influence of computer science across academic disciplines with the Tulane University community on Monday (Oct. 13) at 3 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium at the Woldenberg Art Center on the uptown campus.

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Tulane Awarded $3.7 Million to Study Osteoporosis, Mental Disease October 7, 2014

Yu-Ping Wang

Yu-Ping Wang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and biostatistics and bioinformatics at Tulane University, has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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Tulane to Test NOLA Mockingbirds for Lead October 6, 2014

Soil Lead Levels

If that mockingbird won’t sing, could lead be the problem?

Tulane University researcher Renata Ribeiro wants to find out by setting up bird feeders around homes throughout New Orleans as part of a yearlong project funded by the Morris Animal Foundation.

Research has shown that older New Orleans neighborhoods have high levels of lead in their soil that can cause health problems, including neurological damage that is especially acute for children.

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Black Women Less Likely to Associate STEM with Men, Tulane Study Says October 2, 2014

Laurie O'Brien

Black women are less likely than white women to subconsciously associate the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with males and masculinity, according to a study led by Tulane University psychology professor Laurie O’Brien.

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Recovery Engineer - Dean Altiero Featured in ASEE Prism Magazine Fall 2014

Recovery Engineer

Imagine: You’re a dean of engineering, and your city has suffered the worst natural catastrophe in American history. The campus is trashed, with more than $500 million in damage. The entire semester is canceled. All your students have to find alternative schools to attend. And then, less than two months before the university is scheduled to reopen, the board of administrators issues a report with sweeping recommendations. One of them: Shut down your school.

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The Tulane School Of Science And Engineering Welcomes New Staff Fall 2014

New Staff

Please join us in welcoming Laurie Domino (Administrative Secretary, Museum of Natural History), Patrick Swindle (Program Coordinator, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), and Erin Thigpen (Executive Secretary, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics). We also welcome Karen Muse (Sr. Program Coordinator, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) who transferred from the SSE Center for Computational Science and Yu Wang (Lab Research Technician, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics) formerly a staff member in the Tulane School of Medicine Department of Pathology.

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Tulane Researchers Awarded Grant to Develop Smart Polymers September 19, 2014

Tulane researchers awarded grant to develop smart polymers

The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of 14 Louisiana and Mississippi researchers – including four from Tulane University – up to $6 million to develop tools that will help strengthen the regional workforce and broaden opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Physics and Engineering Physics Summer Research Colloquium Fall 2014

Summer Research Colloquium

On Friday, August 29, the Physics and Engineering Physics Department held a Summer Research Colloquium to celebrate all of the exciting work going on in the department. The event featured twenty-seven researchers who presented their summer findings in the form of a talk or a poster. Research was presented from both on-campus and off-campus laboratories. Topics ranged from neutron science and many-body physics to new types of energy storage and high performance transistors. The colloquium was held in the LBC and had excellent attendance by students, staff, and faculty.

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A Materials Boom at Tulane Fall 2014

Materials Boom

Tulane University's Physics and Engineering Physics (PEP) Department is undergoing a major expansion in the area of materials science and engineering, a field that is both as old as human civilization and a critical focus area for 21st century technological advancement. The department has a recent history of strength in this area, and the focused growth in faculty, research, educational programs, and infrastructure is designed to make Tulane's program an internationally recognized center of excellence.

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Copenhagen: A New Summer Destination for SSE Students Fall 2014

Copenhagen: A New Summer Destination for SSE Students

The summer of 2014 marked a new, exciting chapter for students in the School of Science and Engineering. For the first time, students had the opportunity to study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in a summer program designed to meet their academic needs. Tulane faculty members taught all of the courses offered this summer, enabling students to satisfy major, minor, or core requirements while living in Denmark.

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