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Class of 2020 Senior Scholars Announced - May 15, 2020

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Biological Chemistry Pawan Bhat "Biochemical and Biophysical Analysis of Model Antigens" Yueqi Chen "Exploring the Active Site Topology of Sweet Almond Glucosidase" Riley Sinnott "High-Throughput Promoter Optimization for an Improved Biobutanol in Vivo Biosensor" Biomedical Engineering Jackson Levine "The Effect of Low-to-Mid Intensity Ultrasound on the Rate of Axonal Growth in Rat Cortical Neurons as a Potential Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury" Colette...

The Postmodernism of E-Cigarettes - March 02, 2020

Kate Sonderegger is a first-year Honors student from Santa Monica, California. She plans to major in public health with a minor in Spanish. On-campus, she is involved in USG's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Committee, Dat Dance Crew and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Read her essay linked here.  

Student Spotlight: Paige Montfort - March 02, 2020

Paige Montfort is a junior studying public health and political science, with a focus on international development. She is a Stamps Scholar and was in the inaugural cohort of the Honors Undergraduate Teaching Fellows. This year, Paige was one of four juniors endorsed by Tulane University for the prestigious Truman Scholarship.  The Honors Program invites Honors students to write articles for the newsletter about their academic journey.    Switzerland. Morocco. Ecuador. Malawi. Italy. These are...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Ryan Herrschaft - March 02, 2020

The debate between pro-vaccine health professionals and anti-vaccine communities has grown in intensity and visibility in recent years as the United States has seen outbreaks of preventable illnesses. Ryan Herrschaft, a senior majoring in public health and psychology, wants to understand how pro-vaccine articles attempt to persuade skeptics and what the authors can do to better promote vaccinations. He is investigating the descriptive and persuasive elements of pro-vaccine discourse by looking...

Honors Outside the Classroom: Art in Nature - March 02, 2020

During their first semester at Tulane, students in “The Art of Nature and the Nature of Art” attended classes in Audubon Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Tulane’s Special Collections, and Fontainebleau State Park. In this first-year Honors Colloquium course, co-taught by Professors Norah Lovell and Donata Henry, students explored the intersections of visual arts and the natural world, developing a better understanding of how different disciplines inform and connect with each other. Lovell...

Focus on Faculty: Dr. Noshir Pesika - March 02, 2020

We often imagine a stark divide between nature and technology. Whereas biological structures are shaped by evolution over millions of years, human inventions are meticulously crafted from raw materials in less than a lifetime. Looking to bridge this divide is Dr. Noshir Pesika, associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering here at Tulane University. His research focuses on the development of biomimetic smart materials, or materials inspired by nature that are judiciously...

Focus on Faculty: Nancy Mock - January 31, 2020

Oftentimes, professors serve as analytical observers trying to make sense of the world around them.  Other times, they are engaged actors working to change the world for the better.  For Professor Nancy Mock, however, the scholastic and activist mindsets are one and the same.  Nancy Mock, DrPH is an associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health where she researches food security and nutrition, higher education and development, and global health systems.  From training public health...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Madeline Billeaud - January 31, 2020

The idea of “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” as a way of better understanding other people is common in our culture, but does viewing incidents of gender-based discrimination from the viewpoint of the complainant make the claims more believable to others? Madeline Billeaud, a senior majoring in psychology with minors in Spanish and management, examines how perspective-taking may cause students to view claims of sexual harassment differently. Her Honors Thesis stems from previous...

Honors Outside the Classroom: Tulane Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes Visiting Scholar to Present Diversity Research - January 31, 2020

  On Friday, January 24, the Tulane University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa hosted Dr. Stacey Sinclair to deliver the organization's annual Visiting Scholar Lecture. Dr. Brian Brox, Associate Professor of Political Science and the president of the chapter, explained, "The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program was created to allow chapters to bring scholars to campus who will contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars...

Tulane Alumna Awarded George C. Marshall Scholarship - December 09, 2019

The Honors Program of Newcomb-Tulane College is pleased to announce that Praveena Fernes has been awarded the George C. Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom. She will pursue a Master of Science degree at The School of Oriental and African Studies in Environment, Politics, and Development in her first year and a Master of Science degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Public Health in her second year. Praveena is from Fremont, California. She is...

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