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  Session: Recovery of New Orleans Physics Post-Katrina
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: Physics at Tulane University
  Meeting: 2016 Winter Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:00PM
  Author: Lev Kaplan,
4042909906, lkaplan@tulane.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Katrina was a transformative event for Tulane, as it was for all the institutions in the New Orleans region. Following some painful retrenchment, particularly in several of the traditional engineering fields, we emerged with a new School of Science and Engineering (SSE) for the 21st century, where science and engineering disciplines are integrated in our teaching, research, and outreach activities. SSE as a whole now attracts more first-year students than any other school at Tulane. The physics department, which dates back to the 19th century, reinvented itself as the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, offering two major programs, in Physics and in Engineering Physics, and attracting more majors than ever before. We continue to offer our students the experience of an R1 university with a strong undergraduate focus, where students have the opportunity to engage with faculty in cutting-edge science and engineering research.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Physics at Tulane University.pdf

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