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    Dillard researchers receive grant from National Science Foundation to study California and Gulf Oil Spills PDF Print E-mail
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    (NEW ORLEANS, LA) – Two Dillard University researchers received a $127,000 grant to undertake comparative studies regarding the effects and responses of the 2010 Gulf oil spill Seagate Backup Plus Drive:Press Releases:2015-PR:PR- selected DU photos:Rosenwald 2.JPG

    and the May 2015 oil spill in California. Biologist,

    Dr. Bernard Singleton, and Social Scientist, Dr. Robert Collins, will jointly conduct the comparative study, which will examine both environmental and public policy responses to the disasters.

    The project is in response to the May 19 event, when a severely corroded section of an oil pipeline ruptured along the coast in Santa Barbara County, California, spilling approximately 105,000 gallons of crude oil and created a nine- mile long oil slick in the Pacific Ocean and washing ashore onto nearby beaches forming tar balls as what happened on the Louisiana coastline with the BP Oil Spill.

    NSF awarded the $127,000 grant through its Rapid Response Research Grant (RAPID) program, which is used for projects having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters.

    The project, titled “Comparative Assessment of Environmental Stress Factors Associated with Aerosol Exposure to Oil Spill Impacted Shorelines-in California”, began in September and will run through August of 2016. Drs. Singleton and Collins will lead a team of researchers and students from Dillard, California, and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

    “This study will characterize a cohort of microbiological markers and toxic components associated with the oil spilled with additives on the California impacted shorelines and will make comparisons with the effects of the dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon oil releases into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010,” said Dr. Singleton, the project’s principal investigator.

    “This research is unique in that it is interdisciplinary between the natural and social sciences, combining the talents of the Biology and Urban Studies programs at Dillard,” added Collins.

    “The project will help lay the groundwork for the ecological and epidemiological survey of oil spill impacted regions, as well as comparing disaster preparedness and remediation efforts to examine best practices when responding to future oil spills.”

    Dr. Bernard Singleton can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Dr. Robert Collins can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Dillard University is featured in Good News Magazine: Denzel Washington: ‘Put God First’ PDF Print E-mail
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    Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 10.10.27 AM“Put. God. First,” Denzel Washington said with punctuated emphasis. “Put God first in everything you do. Everything that you think you see in me, everything that I’ve accomplished, everything you think that I have — and I have a few things — everything that I have is by the grace of God. Understand that. It’s a gift.”

    The Academy award winning actor’s May 9 commencement address was greeted with applause and amens at Dillard University, the historically black university in New Orleans. Washington’s advice to the young people dealt with passion, humility, materialism, and gratitude.

    Washington reminded the graduates that their personal accomplishment was a collaborative effort with supportive friends and family. As his acting career began to flourish, Washington’s mother reminded him, “If you only knew how many people have been praying for you.” In order to combat a potentially over-inflated ego, his mother recalled “how many prayer groups she put together, and how many prayer cloths she gave me, how many times she splashed me with holy water to save my sorry behind.”

    Washington admitted to the graduates that 40 years ago he was flunking out of college with a 1.7 GPA (“I hope that none of you can relate”). “I remember sitting in my mother’s beauty parlor [in New York] and I’m looking in the mirror and I see this woman behind me under the dryer. Every time I looked up, she was looking at me right in the eyes,” recalled Washington who was a 20-year-old student at Fordam University at the time.

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    Dillard Alumna Kathryn Townsend named civilian of the quarter by Naval Oceanographic Office PDF Print E-mail
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    Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 9.57.16 AMNAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE: Slidell residents Kathryn Townsend and Gus Michel were the civilians of the quarter for the first quarter of 2015 at the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

    Townsend is the head of the international program coordination group in the plans, programs and requirements department, where she serves as the point of contact for technology transfer, foreign release, military sales and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    Townsend graduated from Dillard University with a bachelor’s degree and Alcorn State University with a master’s degree.

    Michel is the acting branch head of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Reachback Cell. He is being recognized for his excellence in ensuring on-time and accurate delivery of products while serving as branch head. Additionally, he was charged with overseeing the highly complex Undersea Warfare Decision Support System discussions, leading a combined product group and acting as lead on Maritime Operational Center engagement.

    Michel is an active participant in the Slidell High School Robotics Team. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physics.

    NAVOCEANO, comprised of approximately 1,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel, is responsible for providing oceanographic products and services to all elements within the Department of Defense.

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    2015 NACWAA Administrator of the Year Honorees Announced PDF Print E-mail
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    Awards to Be Presented October 13 at the NACWAA National Convention in Tampa

    Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes wears many leadership hats. Currently, she is the president of the Gulf Coast Athletics Conference, Athletics Director at Dillard University, and until three years ago, was Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Dillard University—all while working on her Ph.D. focused on coaches and their influence on student-athlete engagement. She led a major rebranding effort at Dillard University, leading the department through the creation of a new logo and brand image, while launching a new website and a mobile application. As her nominator said, “she is the ultimate team player with great spirit and attitude.”

    Dillard University’s Kiki Baker Barnes Named Athletic Administrator of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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    AD-Barnes-SmallKiki Baker Barnes was chosen as the 2015 Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Directors. Since 2006, Dr. Barnes has been the director of athletics at Dillard University in New Orleans.

    Dr. Barnes also serves as president of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. She is currently conducting research on the relationship between coach’s influence, student engagement, and student-athlete success.

    “Dr. Barnes is not just a leader at Dillard,” said Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University. “She is a leader for our conference and for athletics nationally. Her energy and initiative have been great, and we are proud of her accomplishments.”

    Dr. Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of New Orleans. She also earned a master’s degree in communication and media studies at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

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