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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...
Nov 05, 2021 - Alicia Serrano Bilich

The Office of Research held the first Tulane University Research, Scholarship and Artistic Achievement Awards on Thursday, Nov. 4, to honor outstanding Tulane scholars and recognize their exceptional research. The awards ceremony was held at the Higgins Hotel in downtown New Orleans with Meg Farris...

Nov 01, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Anyone who’s spent much time on social media knows that the algorithms are always watching. These machine learning systems know what we like, what we consume online and what we may want to buy — sometimes even before we do — based on the digital footprints we all leave online. But these highly...

Oct 29, 2021 - Barri Bronston

When COVID-19 brought the country to a virtual standstill in the spring of 2020, one group of workers soon became known as the pandemic’s unsung heroes. They made school lunches for virtual learning. They kept grocery stores stocked with food. And they prepared to-go orders to help keep the...

Oct 28, 2021 - Kathleen Ferris

The Tulane University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will host Catherine (Katie) Peichel as the speaker for the Fall 2021 Hathaway Lectureship Series. Peichel will give a lecture entitled “Replaying the tape of life: How predictable is evolution” on Friday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in the...

Oct 27, 2021 - Barri Bronston

For coffee drinkers, there’s nothing like that first sip in the morning. For Tulane University researchers studying the sustainability of coffee in Honduras, the stakes are far higher than a tempting cup of joe. Honduras is one of the world’s top coffee producing countries, but the growing global...

Oct 19, 2021 - Barri Bronston

For more than a decade, Jordan Karubian, an ecologist at Tulane University, and his Tulane colleagues have been taking students to northwest Ecuador, leading them on a research journey through one of the world’s major conservation hotspots for biodiversity. Their Project Ecuador program has had...

Oct 18, 2021 - Jill Dorje

Knowledge of the power of medicinal plants has been passed down for thousands of years by native healers worldwide. Science confirms that plants and other organisms often hold the solutions to numerous human medical problems. Mark Plotkin, renowned tropical biologist and ethnobotanist, came to...

Oct 12, 2021 - Alicia Serrano Bilich

Tulane Trailblazers, which was launched by President Michael Fitts in 2019, celebrates individuals who have made Tulane University a more inclusive and diverse academic community. Among the initial trailblazers to be recognized is Reynold T. Décou, one of the first two Black undergraduates to earn...

Oct 11, 2021 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University scientist is teaming up with researchers across the country as part of a $15 million initiative by the National Science Foundation to establish a new field of study that has the potential to transform biomedical, agricultural and basic biological sciences. Henry “Hank” Bart, a...

Oct 06, 2021 -

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, SIAM is recognizing the achievements of Hispanic American mathematicians throughout September and October. Dr. Ricardo Cortez is the Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Computational Science at Tulane...

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