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Just do it – Runsdorf Award winners embody the spirit of public service
Public service is a hallmark of the Tulane student experience; however, some students go above and beyond in achieving the Tulane ideal of excelling academically by using their skills and knowledge in service to the community. Two such students are Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce and Mollie Sloter, the...
Apr 12, 2022 - Barri Bronston

When Samantha Hilburn learned of the U.S. Department of Energy’s inaugural EnergyTech University Prize competition, which challenges multidisciplinary teams to identify an emerging energy technology, there was no question that she wanted to sign up. A Tulane University senior studying geology,...

Mar 31, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Colin Jackson, a researcher in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to further his research on the chemistry of planets. The $700,000 award will enable Jackson and his research team to conduct experiments to investigate...

Mar 07, 2022 - Tulane Today staff

When The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University officially opens on Thursday, March 10, some of the most popular and thought-provoking authors will be in attendance. Even better, many of those authors are already affiliated with Tulane University. Faculty and staff from across the...

Mar 04, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Decades of lab research shows that estrogen can protect women against age-related cognitive decline and may even delay or decrease incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But these laboratory findings haven’t always translated to real-world results for women who take estrogen...

Mar 03, 2022 - Barri Bronston

They grow up to 12-15 feet tall and are causing havoc in the wetlands of North America. Known as Phragmites australis, the non-native common reed is one of the most important and most studied plants in the world. It is also one of the most invasive, said Keith Clay, professor and chair of the...

Feb 16, 2022 - Barri Bronston

From movies to music, recommender systems are algorithms programmed to suggest to users what they are likely to enjoy based on what they’ve viewed or purchased in the past. Now, there is a recommendation system for researchers, thanks to a study by Tulane University mathematics student Julia...

Feb 03, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Responding to an unprecedented number of Bonnet Carre Spillway openings since 2018, scientists with Tulane University and the Environmental Defense Fund are hoping a new study will demonstrate to federal and state decisionmakers how upriver river diversions could reduce spillway openings and their...

Jan 19, 2022 - Tulane Today staff

The Center for Public Service (CPS) has announced the recipients of its 2022 CPS Faculty Community-Engaged Research Grant. Manuel A. Ocasio and Jasper J. Privat were awarded a grant for $10,000 for their project “Community Care Is Our Own Salvation: Community-Based Resilience and Healing for Trans...

Dec 21, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Thanks to a symbiotic fungus, many species of morning glories contain elements of powerful psychedelic drugs, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Communications Biology.   The seeds of the common tropical vine, whose namesake trumpet-like blooms only open in the...

Dec 20, 2021 - Jill Dorje

Sharing ideas that facilitate the discovery of answers to important questions can be an essential part of scientific research. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the spirit of collaboration and the achievements of Tulane researchers were celebrated at the 12th Annual Faculty Synergy Research Event, sponsored by...

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