UB Students to take chilly plunge into Long Island Sound for World Wetlands Day

Bridgeport, CT, January 29, 2019 – Are you bold enough—bold enough that is to take a frosty dip in Long Island Sound at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 1, along with students from the University of Bridgeport?

The fourth annual plunge into the frigid water is not a result of bored students acting on a dare. This event and others taking place around the world are honoring the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands that took place on February 2, 1971, on the shores of the Caspian Sea. World Wetlands day was first celebrated in 1997.

Ideas took center stage at the University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day on February 11

 

Shrinivas Bhosale pointed to the black-and-white image of a human liver. On the left side of the picture was a large milky blot of white. “There’s the tumor,” Bhosale said. “That’s what we’re looking at.”

In fact, Bhosale, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, and a team of researchers are looking at the tumor in a radically new light; they’re using computer algorithms to produce state-of-the-art 3D images that reveal not just tumors’ volumetric size, but also their density.