Fred Wietfeldt, physics professor at the School of Science and Engineering, will build a new apparatus aimed at precisely measuring the lifetime of a free neutron. The most precise results from previous methods of measuring the neutron lifetime significantly disagree, and correcting that discrepancy is the goal of Wietfeldt's experiment.
The African Letters Project is a free database consisting of thousands of letters written between Americans and Africans during the decolonization era in many African countries. The project, created by Elisabeth McMahon, associate professor of History and Africana Studies, in collaboration with the Amistad Research Center and Tulane students, highlights African American activists who supported independence movements throughout Africa. Read More
Fourth-year MD/MPH student Jen Hayashi serves as the student representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Board of Directors — the only student rep on the national board. Hayashi plans to work with decision-makers to amplify medical student voices and to continue impacting the inequities in health care through investment and reform of academic medicine. Read More
The Summer Lyric Theatre will present Rent in Dixon Hall, Aug. 4 – Aug. 7. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. Rent is set in the East Village of New York City and follows a group of young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create during the HIV/AIDS crisis. For more information, click here. To buy tickets, click here.
“We found that bats have been under unusual pressure from coronaviruses compared to other mammals, supporting the idea that bats are rich sources of coronaviruses and may yield insights for future prevention or treatment,” says Hannah Frank, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Susan Hassig, epidemiologist at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, says there is a need for strong messaging locally about how monkeypox is transmitted, especially before events like Decadence in New Orleans that attract large crowds.
Fanfix, a “content monetization platform for creators” and startup that was co-founded by Tulane alumnus Harry Gestetner, was recently acquired. In a Q&A interview, Gestetner discusses the platform.
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