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Tulane awarded $5 million to find out if recycled glass can help save Louisiana wetlands
For the past 12 months, Tulane University scientists and engineers have been working almost non-stop to prove that sand made from recycled glass can help prevent coastal land loss. They’ve shown that the material can grow native marsh grasses and willow trees, is non-toxic to marine life and can...
May 03, 2022 - Becca Hildner

Louisiana is losing land to coastal erosion at the rate of one football field every 100 minutes. According to Franziska Trautmann, an alumna of the School of Science and Engineering and co-founder of Glass Half Full, it doesn’t have to be this way. She recently spoke to Tulane’s On Good...

Apr 29, 2022 - Tulane Today staff

On April 22, Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) resumed its practice of “Flipping the Bird” — a weekly practice of turning a page in its John James Audubon Birds of America series. The staff will turn a page in one of the volumes every Wednesday to reveal one of Audubon’s drawings (at one...

Apr 28, 2022 - Barri Bronston

For college students studying psychology, taking an introduction to personality course can go a long way in their understanding of another person’s behaviors and traits. That was the finding of a Tulane University study that looked at the connection between the introductory personality course and a...

Apr 13, 2022 - Patrick J. Davis

The Tulane Innovation Institute will launch operations from its downtown headquarters later this year, thanks to several generous lead gifts from forward-thinking philanthropists. Like the nascent technologies and startups it seeks to invigorate, the multi-million-dollar, long-term project to...

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...

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