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Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction Oden Named to LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction

ICES Director J. Tinsley Oden has been named to the Lousiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. The designation is the highest honor awarded to a graduate of LSU.

The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves and LSU through their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to their alma mater.

"LSU holds a special warm place in my heart," said Oden. "It's where I began on a road to adulthood, scholarship, science, engineering, new friends, and new surroundings that forever changed my life." Read more.

Posted: March 10, 2015
Caffarelli elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences Caffarelli elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences

ICES Mathematics Professor Luis Caffarelli has been elected to Spain's Royal Academy of Sciences.

Caffarelli earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires. He is professor of mathematics and holds the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Regents’ Chair in Mathematics No. 1. He is a member of the ICES Applied Mathematics Group.

His research interests include non-linear analysis, partial differential equations and their applications, calculus of variations, and optimization Read more.

Posted: March 10, 2015
NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center NIH appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center

The National Institutes of Health has appointed ICES Professor Michael Sacks to serve as a member of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

"Membership represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort," said Richard Nakamura, director of the Center for Scientific Review, in his letter of invitation to serve.

Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on the applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

"These functions are of great value to medical and allied research in this country," said Nakamura. Read more.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2015
Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture Wheeler delivers USC Cornelius Pings Lecture

ICES Professor Mary Wheeler delivered the 2015 Cornelius Pings Lecture at the University of Southern California Jan. 21.

Wheeler, director of the ICES Center for Subsurface Modeling, lectured on "Fracture Propagation and Fluid Flow in Poroelastic Medium." Read more.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2015
Derrick Ozuna is CRA certified Derrick Ozuna is CRA certified

After building years of experience working in research grant processing, and passing a four-hour exam to “demonstrate mastery of laws governing federal contracts and grants,” Derrick Ozuna, an ICES senior administrative associate, is now a certified research administrator (CRA).

“I’m the first staff member from ICES to be CRA certified, and I am grateful to my faculty supervisor Dr. Michael Sacks for supporting me in obtaining the certification,” Ozuna said.

Obtaining CRA certification from the Research Administrators Certification Council demonstrates expertise in skills such as financial management, general management, legal requirements, and project development, as related to research administration. Read more.

Posted: Jan. 20, 2015