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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...
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...

Dec 20, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Hannah Frank, a bat expert in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, will share in a $1.25 million award for new research in detecting and mitigating emerging animal-borne infectious diseases. The award, part of the first Scialog: Mitigating Zoonotic Threats initiative, was given...

Dec 16, 2021 - Lance Sumler

Tulane University professor Chenzhong Li, PhD, has been named a 2021 fellow by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an honor that is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Li, professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry at Tulane University School...

Dec 15, 2021 - Jill Dorje

Though 2021 presented many challenges, there were also numerous achievements and moments to celebrate. Below are Tulane Today’s most read stories of 2021. Class of 2025 Even amid a global pandemic, Tulane shattered institutional records by receiving over 45,000 applications for the Class of 2025....

Dec 13, 2021 - Patrick J. Davis

The alumnus whose name is synonymous with Tulane men's basketball is now providing the lead gift to build the pre-eminent student residence hall in the university’s new residential village currently taking shape along McAlister Way on the uptown campus. The gift from real estate magnate Avron B....

Nov 30, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Geologist Cynthia Ebinger, a professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won the 2021 George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America. Ebinger, the Marshall-Heape Chair in Geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was honored for...

Nov 29, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Michelle Sanchez, a senior professor of practice in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has been named the winner of the Ada Lovelace STEM Educator Award for her contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The awards committee cited Sanchez’...

Nov 19, 2021 - Barri Bronston

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced New Orleans public school teachers to switch from in-person instruction to a virtual or hybrid setting, the transition left many feeling anxious over their ability to impact student learning, according to a multi-agency study led by Tulane University. The study by...

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