President James M. MacLaren’s op-ed comparing the similarities—and opportunities—between what Tulane faced during Hurricane Katrina and what all U.S. colleges and universities encounter during and after COVID-19 was published by University Business. Visit “Hurricane Katrina taught us to be nimble and hopeful, and we need that resistance now,” to read Dr. MacLaren’s piece.
Archive for March 2021
Dr. Christopher Dolan’s, professor of political science, op-ed “Biden Doctrine Should Remake Foreign Policy, Not Reinstate It,” was published in The Hill on March 20. The piece was republished in Real Clear Politics and MSN.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, had his research included in the recently released Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) Yellow Report. The Science Requirements and Detector Concepts for the Electron-Ion Collider: EIC Yellow Report was published by an international community of more than 400 scientists from 151 institutions. The report details the physics case and detector requirements for the EIC, “a powerful new facility for nuclear physics research that will collide high-energy electron beams with high-energy proton and ion beams, [which] will give scientists access to the dynamic internal structure of protons, neutrons, and nuclei,” according to a Brookhaven National Lab announcement.
Dr. Courtney Lappas, professor of biology, and two colleagues published “Predictors of the intention to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine” in the Journal of Public Health. The authors research showed several predictors associated with those intending to be vaccinated, including perceived vulnerability to COVID-19, political orientation, gender, and race.
Dr. David Lyons, professor of mathematical sciences, published an undergraduate textbook, “Introduction to Groups and Geometries.” According to the MathVista project website, “This free, online test is designed for a one-semester undergraduate mathematics course that combines an introduction to group theory with an introduction to modern geometries using the Kleinian paradigm.”
Dr. Christopher Dolan, professor of political science, published an opinion piece, “Normalizing our relations in the Middle East is reflective of broader geopolitical and geo-economic concerns,” in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. He notes, among other points, that “Biden’s decision to re-enter nuclear talks with Iran will drive Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states toward one another as the U.S pursues diplomatic relations with all major players in the region.”
Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center for Graduate Success & assistant professor of business administration, discussed two of her recent publications with the co-hosts of the Consumer Choice Radio Show, whose founding office is in Belgium. One of the articles she discussed, Why Competition is the Antidote to Big Tech’s Bad Behavior, Not Politicians, was published Feb. 13, by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
Dr. Stephen Williams, professor emeritus of biology, published “Pollination of Dionaea Muscipula, The Venus Flytrap,” in the current issue of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. With his co-researcher, Bill Scholl, they describe in detail the timing of stages in flower opening and shedding of pollen. Bumblebees and solitary bees were found to be the pollinators. Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor emerita of biology, and Dr. Allan F. Wolfe, professor emeritus of biology, consulted on the study.