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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...
Aug 15, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Could mockingbirds, known for mimicking the sounds of other birds, also be mirroring the effects of lead exposure in humans? Tulane University researchers have received a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation to continue their study on this and other possible results of lead exposure in wildlife...

Aug 14, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Tulane chemistry professor Scott Grayson is downright giddy about one of the classes he will be teaching when the 2017-18 academic year opens in August – archaeological sciences. “It will be the most fun course I’ve been involved with since I’ve been here at Tulane,” he said. But Grayson is also...

Aug 08, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Two Tulane University researchers are among nine scientists nationwide awarded Science Policy Fellowships through the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program. Krista L. Jankowski, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental sciences, will spend the next...

Aug 08, 2017 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Megan Escott, a rising senior in biomedical engineering, adjusts a transducer used to measure the blood pressure in hypertension models. Her research, in the laboratory of assistant professor of biomedical engineering Carolyn Bayer, seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia,...

Aug 03, 2017 - Photo from Tulane University Archives

A. Baldwin Wood, center, an 1899 Tulane engineering graduate, is pictured at the 1915 dedication of Station No. 1, which used his revolutionary new screw pump system. Wood invented the pump in the early 1900s, when he was fresh out of Tulane and employed by the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board...

Aug 02, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Tulane and three other universities have received a $6.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to lower the cost of drugs for illnesses such as Crohn’s, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. The four-year grant is among eight awards totaling $41.7 million announced...

Aug 01, 2017 - Barri Bronston

The Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has created a first-of-its-kind academic department dedicated to research and education in river-coastal issues. “Improving our understanding of river-coastal systems is vital today in order to find protection and restoration solutions to the...

Aug 01, 2017 - Mary Sparacello

Tulane University rising junior Hannah Kent is investigating the links between ancient Greek tragedy and modern combat veterans. “The question is whether human experience is universal,” she said. “We live in a very different society from ancient Greece … But I think the classics do have a role in...

Jul 27, 2017 - Mary Sparacello

Tulane University senior Clare Lister didn’t spend much time in a typical classroom during her study abroad semester in Tanzania this spring. Instead, she went on safari to learn about wildlife conservation, to a homestay in a remote village to learn about Maasai culture and to a rainforest reserve...

Jul 26, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Two Tulane scientists and a graduate student are among 40 national winners of the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, which honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The winners –...

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