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Spring 2019

SSE Celebrates Exceptional Alumni

School of Science and Engineering Celebrates Exceptional Alumni
April 8, 2019
Azaleas and irises aren’t the only things blooming on Tulane’s campus. Each spring, the School of Science and Engineering showcases its brightest talent at its Alumni Awards ceremony. The 11th annual ceremony took place on April 4, honoring Dr. Michael D. Chafetz, Stasia Widerynski, and Dr. Warren R. Bourgeois, III.  Read Full Story »

Michael J. Moore

Tulane team researching ways to end opioid addiction
November 2019
A Tulane University researcher is joining more than 40 universities from across the United States in looking for ways to improve treatment of chronic pain and ultimately achieve long-term recovery from opioid addiction. Read Full Story »

General David H. Berger

Alumni Spotlight: Lieutenant General David H. Berger – Class of 1981
March 29, 2019
Lt. General David H. Berger has been nominated to replace Gen. Robert B. Neller as the next top Marine. His nomination to serve as the next commandant was received by the Senate on March 26, according to a congressional posting. Upon final confirmation from the Senate, Berger will pin on a fourth star and become the Corps’ 38th commandant.  Read Full Story »

Fall 2019

Tulane scientist Michael Naguib, right, receives one of 10 Ten at Ten Awards from U.S Department of Energy Under Secretary Paul Dabbar.

Tulane researcher receives national honor for work in energy materials
August 27, 2019
A Tulane University materials physics and engineering scientist is one of only 10 scientists being honored nationally by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Read Full Story »

Hank Ashbaugh, PhD, director of SMART-REU (far left), with SMART-REU student participants during a swamp tour in July 2019.

SMART-REU program gives undergraduates valuable research experience
September 19, 2019
The SMART-REU is a 10-week summer program that brings in undergraduate students from across the country and pairs them with Tulane faculty in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemistry or physics/engineering physics.  Read Full Story »

Spring 2020

Salt marshes about 30 miles (50 km) southeast of New Orleans are vulnerable to drowning.

Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse, Tulane study shows
May 22, 2020
Given the present-day rate of global sea-level rise, remaining marshes in the Mississippi Delta are likely to drown, according to a new Tulane University study.  Read Full Story »

The second installment of the Tulane Innovation series will feature, from left, Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology, Kimberly Foster, dean of the Tulane School of Science and Engineering and Skip Bohm, associate director and chief veterinary medical officer of the Tulane National Primate Research Center.

Race for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccine subject of Tulane Innovation series
May 13, 2020
Tulane University will hold the second in a series of virtual Tulane Innovation webinars Monday, May 18, with a discussion of its leading role in the race for COVID-19 treatments, tests and a vaccine.  Read Full Story »

Jeffrey Agnew, a senior professor of practice in the School of Science and Engineering

Tulane bestows 2020 teaching awards on four faculty members
May 20, 2020
Four Tulane University faculty members received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the Spring 2020 semester — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, and two President’s Awards for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching...  Read Full Story »

Fall 2020

Jihun Hamm

Tulane scientists to share in $20 million NSF award for materials research
June 22, 2020
Tulane University has been awarded a share of a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to transform research and education in advanced manufacturing and materials throughout Louisiana.  Read Full Story »

Charlotte Beyer Hubbell

Tulane’s River-Coastal Science and Engineering Department receives $3 million gift
September 28, 2020
Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering (SSE) has received a $2 million gift to establish and endow the Charlotte Beyer Hubbell Chair in River-Coastal Science and Engineering.   Read Full Story »

Spring 2021

Board of Tulane member Lisa Jackson (E ’83) and her husband, Kenneth

Gift of $1 million will expand Tulane summer success program for underserved students
April 28, 2021
A $1 million gift from Board of Tulane member Lisa Jackson, Apple Inc.’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, and her husband, Kenneth, will double participation in the Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Experience (NTCSE).  Read Full Story »

Robert Johnson

Engineering graduate and musician values coursework and connections
May 24, 2021
Robert Johnson, who is receiving a Bachelor of Science from the School of Science and Engineering, with a double major in engineering physics and mathematics and a minor in music, embodied the “work hard” mentality, but learned throughout his time at Tulane to enjoy the journey and connections with people along the way.  Read Full Story »

YiPing Chen

Tulane scientist wins prestigious international award
May 26, 2021
YiPing Chen, a professor of cell and molecular biology at Tulane University, has been named the winner of the 2021 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Craniofacial Biology Research.  Read Full Story »

Fall 2021

Tulane scientist Hank Bart, left, and data engineer Yasin Bakis stand amid jars of fish specimens at the Tulane Biodiversity Research Center in Belle Chasse.

Tulane professor part of $15 million institute to establish field of imageomics
October 11, 2021
A Tulane University scientist is teaming up with researchers across the country as part of a $15 million initiative by the National Science Foundation to establish a new field of study that has the potential to transform biomedical, agricultural and basic biological sciences.  Read Full Story »

Tulane University has been selected by the National Academies’ Gulf Research Program to join the newly launched Gulf Scholars Program.

National Academies selects Tulane for new undergraduate Gulf Scholars Program
October 5, 2021
The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP) has selected Tulane University to join the newly launched Gulf Scholars Program (GSP), a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares graduates to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.  Read Full Story »

Glass Half Full, a New Orleans-based glass recycling program, will work with Tulane scientists and engineers on a coastal restoration program that uses sand made from glass.

Tulane scientists and engineers to use recycled glass ‘sand’ to prevent coastal erosion
September 30, 2021
The “no glass on the beach” rule might get turned on its head, just a bit, now that a team of Tulane University engineers and scientists has received funding to establish a recycling program that uses glass sand to prevent coastal land loss.  Read Full Story »