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Tulane researcher awarded grant for study on weed invasion
Noxious weed invasions represent a major threat to the productivity of rangelands, and in the U.S., invasive plants occupy over 100 million acres of rangeland estimated to cause $5 billion in annual losses. “We need to understand what factors promote invasion, so that those factors can be targeted...
Feb 20, 2020 - Barbara A. Kleiss, Ph.D.

Two years ago, the School of Science and Engineering initiated a new department, the Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering.   As the department’s first educational mission, the department stood up an accredited graduate certificate program in River Science and Engineering, which...

Feb 19, 2020 - Jasmine Davidson

The geosciences field in the U.S. is historically dominated by white men, but in recent years, there have been significant gains in terms of gender balance. For example, the National Science Foundation’s 2018 survey reported a 55.8% increase in women earning geoscience doctorate degrees since 2009...

Feb 19, 2020 - Keith Brannon

From working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to designing new therapeutic strategies and nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections, researchers at Tulane University are responding across disciplines to the...

Feb 18, 2020 - Barri Bronston

James “Mac” Hyman, the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics at Tulane University, is using mathematical models to better understand and predict the spread of COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.   The goal of Hyman’s work in “...

Jan 29, 2020 - Barri Bronston

The dean of the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering and two faculty members from the Tulane School of Medicine are winners of the 2020 Women in STEM Award sponsored by the American Heart Association and Entergy.   Kimberly Foster, now in her second year as dean of science and...

Jan 22, 2020 - Barri Bronston

A new study of nearly every delta on the planet shows how river delta shapes and sizes around the world are changing due to human activity – both for the good and bad. The study, carried out by a Dutch/American team that includes present and former Tulane University researchers, demonstrates how...

Jan 21, 2020 - Alicia Serrano

Tulane University graduate students studying with Alexander Burin, PhD, professor in the Department of Chemistry, were tasked with investigating and recreating the celebrated Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou numerical experiment as their final project in his Special Topics in Physical Chemistry course – an...

Jan 16, 2020 - Barri Bronston

Jordan Karubian has been conducting tropical research in northwest Ecuador since 2003, long before he joined the faculty of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in 2010. Having lived in Ecuador for six years, he knew the area to be a conservation hotspot for...

Dec 12, 2019 - Barri Bronston

Having never taught a Tulane service learning class, where students apply classroom knowledge to assist community organizations or address societal problems, geologist Nicole Gasparini and her students were understandably tense.  “On my way out the door to do outreach, and I’m very nervous,” ...

Dec 10, 2019 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University researcher has received a grant that will support the development of new imaging methods to improve the treatment of preeclampsia. Carolyn Bayer, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says the five-year $1.57 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National...

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