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Google awards Tulane professor for work promoting diversity and fairness in AI systems
Artificial intelligence experts from Tulane University and the University of Maryland have received a Google Scholar Research Award to develop better ways of promoting diversity and fairness in a variety of pipeline and selection problems, including hiring, graduate school admission and customer...
Apr 07, 2021 - Barri Bronston

For the past five years, the Tulane chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working on a water-access project for Laquigo, an Ecuadorian village where residents typically get much of their water from ditches. The group had planned to spend part of the summer of 2020 in Laquigo, working on the...

Mar 23, 2021 - Barri Bronston

A new study co-authored by a Tulane University geoscientist shows that human efforts to tame the Mississippi River may have had an unintended positive effect: more rapid transport of carbon to the ocean. The paper, published in AGU Advances, describes the work of a team of researchers who set out...

Mar 16, 2021 - Barri Bronston

One in six men being treated for advanced prostate cancer experiences a reduced sense of smell and taste, a symptom that could cause increased anxiety among patients because it is also a side effect of COVID-19, according to Tulane researchers. A study published in the journal Supportive Care in...

Mar 11, 2021 - Barri Bronston

A team of Tulane University biomedical engineering students has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 11th Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition at Rice University. Team CerFix will join 35 student teams from national and international universities as they present low...

Mar 09, 2021 -

Since we last published a newsletter, so much has happened. Tulane has over and over demonstrated our motto, translated as “not for one’s self, but for one’s own” as we came back together as a community this fall. Thanks to a heroic effort from so many, Tulane was able to stand up its own testing...

Mar 08, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Scientists from Tulane University are part of an international team of researchers whose study of the 2018 eruption of the Sierra Negra volcano in the Galápagos Islands provides vital information about future volcanic activity on the islands. Their most recent research was published this month in...

Mar 05, 2021 - Barri Bronston

In 2019, then Tulane University seniors Hannah Eherenfeldt and Benjamin Knapp won the Novel Tech Challenge for their medical simulation startup, ReSuture. The company enables medical students and surgical residents to learn vascular surgical skills in a controlled and monitored environment. Their...

Mar 04, 2021 - Patrick J. Davis

Haunted by memories of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, an alumni couple with deep ties to Tulane and New Orleans has made a $2 million gift to the university that aims to pack a one-two punch against climate change and coastal erosion. David and Jane Flowerree have established two professorships...

Feb 24, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Researchers from the Tulane University School of Architecture and the School of Science and Engineering are embarking on a project that they hope answers questions about racial injustice and its impact on the design of urban spaces, monuments and memorials. The project, “Public Space and Scrutiny:...

Feb 19, 2021 - Patrick J. Davis

Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to do what no physicist has ever done before: see through opaque matter using superoscillations of light in a time-domain spectroscopy lab. That phrase might be difficult for the...

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