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Tulane ecologist recruiting students for new scholars’ program
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...
Jan 25, 2017 - Leslie Carde

Amble just a stone’s throw downriver of Mardi Gras World, upriver of the Crescent City Connection Bridge, on the East Bank of the mighty Mississippi River in New Orleans, and you’ll note a sleek, modernistic grey building with water-retention gardens in front. Within the interestingly patterned...

Jan 25, 2017 - Barri Bronston

The Tulane School of Science and Engineering has begun a new PhD program in materials physics and engineering and is accepting applicants for the 2017-18 academic year.  Doug Chrisey, the Jung Professor of Materials Engineering, said the program is the first materials engineering graduate program...

Jan 19, 2017 - Mary Ann Travis

It’s the stuff of science fiction and futuristic film: Self-driving vehicles are taking to the roadways in droves. With the proliferation of vehicular automation, the role of computer scientists like Brent Venable, associate professor of computer science at Tulane University, is expanding. Computer...

Jan 10, 2017 - Benjamin Morris

The wetlands are critical to the survival of Louisiana’s coast. Serving as a front-line defense against hurricanes, floods and storm surges, the many species that line the coast have evolved to show resiliency in the face of natural and man-made hazards. Tulane researchers are seeking to understand...

Jan 09, 2017 - Benjamin Morris

For Tulane professor Kyle Straub, a recent sabbatical meant an opportunity to explore one of the most intriguing places on earth. Last year, Straub, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was invited by colleagues at ExxonMobil to join a research group at their...

Jan 04, 2017 - Danny Heitman

In the autumn of 1820, John James Audubon left Cincinnati and headed toward Louisiana, following the great southern migration of birds down the Mississippi River flyway. His journey, part of his effort to create a mammoth pictorial survey called The Birds of America, acknowledged a central reality...

Nov 18, 2016 - Barri Bronston

Studies have long shown that girls are less likely than boys to be interested in math and science, but new research by Tulane University researchers published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that matching girls with female role models could dramatically reverse...

Nov 11, 2016 - Benjamin Morris

Jordan Adams is no stranger to adventure. Adams, a doctoral student in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane, has worked in the mountains of Appalachia, the forests of Arizona and the peninsulas of Hawaii. She’s also worked right here in Louisiana, studying the hydrology of our very own...

Nov 11, 2016 - Faith Dawson

It’s a big and endless job responsibility to bear: “Leave the world better than you found it.” That’s one of the mantras and operating principles of Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, the multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. While many workers might be...

Nov 08, 2016 - Barri Bronston

In the tiny Ecuadorean village of Laquigo, hundreds of residents get their water from ditches. Water for bathing. Water for cooking. Water for drinking. There’s a reason: The town of 2,400 tripled in population between 2000 and 2016, but the water distribution supply has not kept pace. Enter the...

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