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Fall 2018

SSE Open House for New Students and their Parents
SSE hosted an open house for first year students and their parents on Thursday, August 23, 2018. After getting their snowballs or king cake or other food items, the attendees went to different classrooms in Boggs and met faculty to learn about different majors and other opportunities at Tulane.

Summer 2018

'Dean Jean' scholars display passion for research
This summer, Anne Caffery, a senior majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with a Public Health minor, performed her research project entitled "Studying the Health Disparities of Tibetan Refugees through the Execution and Evaluation of Louisiana Himalaya Association's Medical Assistance Program for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Nunneries". She studied the causes and effects of current health issues, disparities, and healthcare of the Tibetan community in exile in Himachal Pradesh, India. Anne received funding for her work as part of the Dean Jean Memorial Scholarship Fund. Read More

Environmental Biology major presents her research at national conference
Danielle "Nelle" Kulick presented a poster about her research at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America on August 10, 2018. This society is the nation's largest community of professional ecologists. Nelle, a junior majoring in Environmental Biology and Anthropology, is working in the laboratory of Dr. Emily Farrer, and her project was entitled, "Effects of salinity and plant host on plant-microbe interactions in Louisiana coastal marshes."

Tulane Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience (TURN) summer program
This summer, Neuroscience majors who are working in research laboratories on the uptown and downtown campuses met weekly to give oral presentations and discuss their research. On Friday, August 3, 2018,TURN held its culminating poster session in Tulane's Lavin-Bernick Center.The summer research participants presented posters about their summer research projects to the Tulane Neuroscience community. Dr. Katie Black, Professor of Practice in Neuroscience, directed the program this summer.

Tulane science in Stockholm!
Thirty-seven Tulane students, a staff member from Tulane's Office of Study Abroad, and three SSE faculty members spent four weeks together in Stockholm, Sweden this summer. Each student took two courses, taught by Drs. Donata Henry, James Maclaren, and/or Beth Wee. When not in class or on class-related field trips, the students explored Stockholm and surrounds including the Nobel Museum, Vasa Museum, and Abba Museum! A day trip to Uppsala gave everyone a chance to learn about Carl Linneas, the Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist who formalized binomial nomenclature. Stockholm is famous for its many islands, wooded areas, old town (Gamla Stan), and the wonderful tradition of "fika."