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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 7/10/2012 @ 12:44:10, in Board of Regents, read 649 times)
The BOR EPSCoR Committee met this morning. Of potential interest were two items. There will be a slight change to the scoring of the SURE proposals. Please check the RFP carefully when the call comes out in the fall. Also, there will be an extra effort to get more OPT-IN proposals funded in the future. OPT-IN funds a joint business-university project with a match from the business. Success rate on these is very high. I will be trying to advertise the program to local businesses and then find a partner on campus.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 6/20/2012 @ 09:10:37, in Vice President Ramblings, read 488 times)
The Water Institute of the Gulf has named Denise Reed, Ph.D., as its chief scientist. Reed will provide guidance and oversight in the development of the Water Institute’s science and engineering research programs while seeking opportunities for research projects. She will also collaborate with outside organizations with similar goals and interests. Previously, she served as interim director of the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of New Orleans, where she has been a faculty member since 1998. Her research has focused on sediment dynamics in coastal wetlands.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 6/19/2012 @ 11:26:20, in Vice President Ramblings, read 468 times)
New Scientist magazine published an article on Thursday highlighting the work of UNO Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Lailvaux. The article was entitled:“Angry Lizard Starts Fight for No Reason.” Lailvaux studies the interface between function and behavior of animal species. He is particularly interested in how physiological capacities affect the evolution of reproductive strategies and associated traits. In his work, he studies lizards, insects, crabs and fish to address behavioural and evolutionary hypotheses regarding reproductive success.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 6/18/2012 @ 08:56:03, in Vice President Ramblings, read 494 times)

Sabrina Farmer, a former UNO Computer Science student is in the news. Check out:

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/it-business/3364125/gmail-engineer-women-in-tech-must-overcome-impostor-syndrome/

She is also the founder of UNO's computer science women scholarship: http://wmcn.uno.edu/pdfs/compsci.pdf

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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 6/13/2012 @ 12:57:23, in Vice President Ramblings, read 487 times)
Dr. Brandon Taravella of the UNO School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a grant of $276,391 from ONR for "Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry for Use in Towing Tank". Congratulations!
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University of New Orleans Professor Emerita of Sociology Shirley Laska has recently been named to the Science and Engineering Advisory Council of the Water Institute of The Gulf. The newly formed nonprofit organization is expected to play a significant role in determining how coastal restoration funds are used once money starts to flow from fines levied against BP Oil following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Laska is sociology professor emerita at UNO and founder of UNO's Center for Hazards, Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART), one of the University's most productive research centers.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 6/1/2012 @ 11:33:26, in Funding Opportunities, read 631 times)
The Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Defense Appropriations Act provides $9.6 million to the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP). The SCIRP challenges the scientific community to design innovative research that will foster new directions for and address neglected issues in the field of SCI-focused research. The vision of the SCIRP is to advance the treatment of spinal cord injury and its consequences. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Mechanism-specific Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities, including areas of encouragement, the intent of the award mechanism, eligibility, and submission deadlines, and General Application Instructions, are posted on the Grants.gov and CDMRP websites (http://www.grants.gov and http://cdmrp.army.mil, respectively).
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 5/31/2012 @ 14:01:58, in Vice President Ramblings, read 1237 times)
UNO's Upward Bound Program under the direction of Lynette Bates received a new grant which was covered in NOLA.com today. The University of New Orleans has received $5 million from the federal Education Department's Upward Bound program to help students get ready for college. During the next five years, the grant will go into three UNO programs: Project PASS, Jefferson Upward Bound and Classic Upward Bound.Upward Bound is designed for high-school students from low-income households and for students in that age group whose parents do not have college degrees. In its first year, the UNO grant could help more than 220 students. Project PASS, an acronym for Preparing All Students to Succeed, works with about 70 students, including those with disabilities. The target schools are Eleanor McMain Secondary School and McDonogh No. 35 College Preparatory High School. The Jefferson Upward Bound program will help about 60 students at East Jefferson and Riverdale high schools. The Classic Upward Bound program will assist 98 students at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, KIPP Renaissance High School, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School and Sarah T. Reed High School.
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The Minority Education through Traveling and Learning in the Sciences (METALS) trip across the Western U.S. runs June 11-24, according to Dr. Ivan Gill, a science education coordinator at UNO who leads the program with Dinah Maygarden of PIES. The grant-funded program is a partnership between UNO and three universities: Purdue University, University of Texas at El Paso and San Francisco State University. Each university selects 10 minority high school students to participate in an approximately two-week field-laboratory geology program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and corporations including ExxonMobil. The program is free to participating students.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 5/29/2012 @ 15:07:30, in Board of Regents, read 623 times)
We recently received notice that three of the five SURE applications submitted by UNO faculty were awarded. The SURE award supports undergraduate research for minority students. The BOR received 137 applications and awarded only 43, which is a 31% success rate. UNO’s success rate was 60%. We have a new initiative that will be announced at the end of the summer to increase the number of SURE applicants from UNO, stay tuned...
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