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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...
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...

Nov 18, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Two new studies led by former Tulane University doctoral students show the likely benefits of land building by river diversions, despite these deposits initially causing rapid subsidence in coastal Louisiana. Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, the papers focus on...

Nov 17, 2021 - Barri Bronston

When Jim Dillard graduated from Tulane University in 1987 with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, he knew there was one professor he wanted to stay in touch with – Cedric Walker. Having received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering two years earlier, he had gotten to know...

Nov 11, 2021 -

The Mathematics Department is proud to announce that Dr. Ricardo Cortez and Dr. Victor Moll are highlighted in Testimonios: Stories of Latinx and Hispanic Mathematicians. Their stories are inspirational and thought provoking. Testimonios: Stories of Latinx and Hispanic Mathematicians A co-...

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...

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