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Study examines why the memory of fear is seared into our brains
Experiencing a frightening event is likely something you’ll never forget. But why does it stay with you when other kinds of occurrences become increasingly difficult to recall with the passage of time? A team of neuroscientists from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering and Tufts...
Sep 06, 2016 - Barri Bronston

Sarah Gray, an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane University, has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant through the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. A NARSAD grant is one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research. Less than 200 researchers receive...

Aug 30, 2016 - Barri Bronston

Six New Orleans public schools have been selected to participate in a Tulane University study to determine the best ways to meet the needs of trauma-exposed students. The four-year Safe Schools NOLA study is being funded by a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. The study will...

Aug 29, 2016 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Convocation is a celebration of all things Tulane with a sweet shot of New Orleans flavor. 

Aug 01, 2016 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Butterfly specimens are displayed under glass in the Diversity of Life lab on the uptown campus. According to an old wives’ tale, the term butterfly is derived from the belief that the insect stole milk and butter. A more common idea is that the name is based on the yellow or cream colors of many...

Jul 26, 2016 - Claire Davenport

While many Tulane University students leave New Orleans for the summer, Taylor McCrady, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, traded her vacation time for experience through an internship with LaCell, a company that generates stem cells for scientific research.  ...

Jul 21, 2016 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Mason Varuso, a senior at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, focuses on his project for Intro to Electronics, which is part of the Tulane Science Scholars Program for high school students to earn college credit. Other classes include animal behavior, chemical engineering, computer...

Jul 20, 2016 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Eric Bowie, left, gently examines the parts a crawfish as Quinlan Carroll looks on. Mudbug dissection is a requirement in the Diversity of Life course held each summer in the Science and Engineering complex on Tulane’s uptown campus.

Jul 18, 2016 - Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano

By devising and creating different landforms using stream tables, sand, gravel, and rocks, students in Physical Geology Lab explore how water creates various landforms, like stream channels and deltas, through erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment.   

Jul 12, 2016 - Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano

Reda Amer, a professor of practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, lectures to his Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class in the Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology. The GIS course teaches a computer system designed to capture, store and analyze different...

Jun 20, 2016 - Barri Bronston

Tulane University biology professor David Heins has been inducted as a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the world’s oldest active biological society and a leading forum for debate and discussion of natural history. Heins’ research focuses on the life history and evolutionary ecology of...

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