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2017

28 August — Tulane news discusses how river diversions can build new, storm-resistant land.

15 August — Tulane researchers investigate if lead is making birds more aggressive.

11 August — The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities is developing and implementing a community action planning process to increase awareness and use of evidence-based resilience strategies.

9 August — Young Tulane scientists get national recognition and support for coastal research.

8 August — Director Mark Davis goes on the WWL morning show to talk about managing water.

2 August — Tulane's new Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering are collaborating with the ByWater Institute.

5 July — We welcome our new director, Mark Davis!

16 June — A Studio in the Woods is featured in the Tulane News with a science and art camp for kids.

14 June — Amy Leson, research associate professor with the ByWater Institute at Tulane, works with the Lowlander Center and the Isle de Jean Charles tribe in a collaborative project.

25 April — The ByWater Institure goes to the State Capitol for Tulane Day.

26 January — ByWater Institute featured in Tulane Magazine.

2016

20 December — ASITW Scholarly Retreat Alumna in the New Wave: Research looks at violence against indigenous women | Tulane News

9 December — Lecture on reducing community violence through place-based interventions by Charles C. Branas, Ph.D. at the Tulane River and Coastal Center.

15 November — Bywater Institute featured in New Orleans Advocate.

14 November — Dr. Amy Lesen kicks off the "Planning for Resilient Communities" executive leadership training program at the Tulane River and Coastal Center. This weeklong Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy workshop trained local leaders to better prepare and respond in their communities.

4 October — We welcomed the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Restoration and Conservation to the Tulane River and Coastal Center. The Diversion Subcommittee advises the State of Louisiana on the latest projects and research.

September 23 — Tulane University unveils riverfront institute to focus on coastal erosion and wetlands preservation.

September 23 — Blum and his research team are featured in the new documentary RATS which aired on the Discovery channel in October 2016.

September 6 — A Studio in the Woods scholarly resident Sarah Gray was awarded a NARSAD young investigator grant.

September 2 — The New Wave features recently published work by Center for Bioenvironmental Research scholars.

August 26 — Faculty affiliate Howard Mielke is featured in the New Wave for finding improvements in soil lead levels following Katrina.

July 30 — Faculty affiliate Alexander Kolker was featured in the PBS News Hour discussing the Isle de Jean Charles community.

July 26 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research faculty affiliate Howard Mielke's new research on post-Katrina lead levels was featured on NOLA.com.

June 1 — Faculty affiliate Andy Horowitz penned on an op ed on New Orleans flood risk for the New York Times.

May 25 — Flint and Steel resident Jebney Lewis and faculty partner Rick Snow are featured in the New Wave.

May 2 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research affiliate Mark Davis is featured in the New York Times for his work with the Isle De Jean Charles communities.

March 17 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research director Michael Blum is featured on NSF's Science360 Radio show "Weather or Not".

March 2 — A Studio in the Woods artist in residence Christy George is featured on New Orleans Public Radio.

February 26 — Flint and Steel collaborators Jan Mun and Howard Mielke are featured in the Tulane New Wave.

January 14 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research faculty member Amy Lesen is featured in the Tulane New Wave.

2015

November 13 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research faculty associates VanBael, Miller, and John are among 22 recipients of GOMRI funding in the latest round.

November 9 — The New Orleans CNH project is featured in The Atlantic's CityLab blog.

November 5 — Dr. Michael Blum and his team are featured on the National Science Foundation website in an article about the New Orleans CNH project.

November 13 — $38 Million awarded to study effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico.

October 13 — A Studio in the Woods resident Shay Nichols is featured on NolaVie.

September — Center for Bioenvironmental Research Director Michael Blum and faculty affiliates are featured in the September 2015 edition of Tulane Magazine.

August 28 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research research on disaster ecology is featured in OnEarth, the magazine of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

August 19 — A Studio in the Woods residents Isabelle Hayeur and Dawn DeDeaux are featured in the New York Times.

August 19 — Faculty associate Howard Mielke's work reducing lead in playgrounds was featured in National Geographic.

August 14 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research affiliate Mark VanLandingham penned an op-ed in the New York Times on New Orleans's thriving Vietnamese community.

July 22 — Graduate student Brittany Bernik and collaborators have a new article in PLoS ONE about their work in oiled salt marshes.

June 13 — Center for Bioenvironmental Research faculty associate Howard Mielke is featured in a New York Times article "The Toxic Legacy of Lead Paint"

May 18 — Flint and Steel resident Pippin Frisbie-Calder and faculty collaborator Tim McLean featured on WWNO.

May 13 — Work by Center for Bioenvironmental Research partners at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution featured on Science Daily.

May 12 — Demetra Kandalepas, a scholar affiliated with the Center for Bioenvironmental Research, is featured on WWNO for work restoring the wetlands.

April 30 — New Orleans City Business features Center for Bioenvironmental Research research on bacteria in plant roots that can clean up oil.

April 29 — Research funded by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research shows that plants help clean up oil.

April 28 — NOLA.com features the Coastal Hazards and Environmental Justice Workshop, co-hosted by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

April 18 — Director Michael Blum and faculty associate Van Bael are featured on National Geographic.

April 16 — Director Michael Blum is featured in the OnEarth short film "Where Did the Oil Go?".

March 11 — A Studio in the Woods flint and steel resident Maria Möller is featured in City Lab.

March 4 — A Studio in the Woods flint and steel residents are featured in an article about the lost history of New Orleans China towns.

March — A Studio in the Woods is featured in "In That Number" in the March 2015 Tulane magazine.

January 6 — A Studio in the Woods is featured in the Tulane New Wave.

2014

October 15 — A Studio in the Woods artist-in-residence Dawn Dedeaux is featured in the New York Times.

September — The Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy publishes new interdisciplinary white paper addressing resettlement and relocation in southeast Louisiana.

July 28-August 1 — CBR Affiliated Postdoctoral Fellow Demetra Kandalepas presented at the Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration (CEER) in New Orleans.

June 13 — Mike Blum was interviewed by the New Orleans Times Picayune regarding the Tulane River and Coastal Center.

June 13 — The work of CBR affiliate Dr. Dan Bausch of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was featured in the Tulane New Wave. Dr. Bausch and his Tulane colleagues are researching potential vaccines to combat the deadly Ebola virus.

May 28 — The New Orleans Advocate features a story about Megan Singleton and her work as a resident at A Studio in the Woods.

May 27 — A Studio in the Woods held the opening reception for "Berlanderi — in the Belize Delta," an exhibition by Megan Singleton, at Byrdie's Gallery in the Bywater.

May 14 — The CBR and Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy co-hosted a program that brought together French and American perspectives on coastline management, natural disaster prevention and urban planning. The program was part of a series of ongoing collaborations between Tulane and the French Embassy and French Consulate.

May 5 — CBR affiliate, Dr. Jordan Karubian, was quoted in the New York Times as an expert in coastal bird ecology. The article highlighted the research of other scientists assessing the impact of the BP oil spill on bird populations in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 4 — A recent fundraising event held by A Studio in the Woods was featured in The Times-Picayune. The event brought artists and art lovers together from around New Orleans to raise awareness about the Studio's newest program entitled "Flint and Steel: Cross-Disciplinary Combustion"

February 17 — WWLTV covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

February 17 — The Washington Times covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

February 17 — WDSU News covers Tulane's $1 million Grand Challenge seeking solutions to "dead zones"

2013

December 10 — The CBR's work on rat-borne pathogens was again featured in the media. The story, which aired on National Public Radio, focused on the Coupled Natural and Human Systems grant recently awarded by the National Science Foundation.

November 27 — Joshua Lewis, Research Analyst with the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, was quoted in the New Orleans Advocate on the impact of Bayou Bienvenue on the people of New Orleans

November 27 — Director Michael Blum's work on rat-borne pathogens and post-Katrina recovery was featured in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. This work is part of the National Science Foundation's Coupled Natural and Human Systems program.

November — Remembering CBR Founder Hans Weill: A Special Announcement - Dr. Hans Weill, professor emeritus at the Tulane School of Medicine and founder of the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, died at the age of 80. 

September 20 — A Studio in the Woods was featured in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The article commemorated the new Steward's Cottage constructed on site for the Studio's founders, Joe and Lucianne Carmichael.

August 19 — President Obama and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force released a rebuilding strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing greater risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Northeast rebuild after Sandy. The Rebuilding Strategy contains policy recommendations that will help homeowners stay in and repair their homes, strengthen small businesses and revitalize local economies and ensure entire communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.

August 8 — Ama Rogan and A Studio in the Woods appeared on the Fox8 morning show.

July 22 — A Studio in the Woods was featured in a new video promoting Gulf Coast seafood.

February 15 — WGNO's News with a Twist highlights A Studio in the Woods and discusses the donation of the property by Joe and Lucianne Carmichael to Tulane. 

January 3 — Tulane Researcher Howard Mielke's work on urban lead poisoning featured in Mother Jones Magazine.

2012

August 26 — New paper in Nature Geoscience by Torbjorn Tornqvist and Mark Hijma – Links between early Holocene ice-sheet decay, sea-level rise and abrupt climate change.

April 17 — Tulane researchers link childhood lead exposure to increased violence later in life.

January 11 — Students at Tulane University and Nunez Community College work together to rebuild wetlands.