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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...
Oct 18, 2021 - Jill Dorje

Knowledge of the power of medicinal plants has been passed down for thousands of years by native healers worldwide. Science confirms that plants and other organisms often hold the solutions to numerous human medical problems. Mark Plotkin, renowned tropical biologist and ethnobotanist, came to...

Oct 12, 2021 - Alicia Serrano Bilich

Tulane Trailblazers, which was launched by President Michael Fitts in 2019, celebrates individuals who have made Tulane University a more inclusive and diverse academic community. Among the initial trailblazers to be recognized is Reynold T. Décou, one of the first two Black undergraduates to earn...

Oct 11, 2021 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University scientist is teaming up with researchers across the country as part of a $15 million initiative by the National Science Foundation to establish a new field of study that has the potential to transform biomedical, agricultural and basic biological sciences. Henry “Hank” Bart, a...

Oct 06, 2021 -

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, SIAM is recognizing the achievements of Hispanic American mathematicians throughout September and October. Dr. Ricardo Cortez is the Pendergraft William Larkin Duren Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Computational Science at Tulane...

Oct 06, 2021 - Jacob Bedrossian, Alex Blumenthal, and Sam Punshon-Smith

Many observations of the statistical properties of fluids in physically relevant settings agree with the analytical theories of turbulence that stem from the engineering and physics communities; these theories combine various reasonable approximations with axioms that researchers derive from...

Oct 05, 2021 - Tulane Today

The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP) has selected Tulane University to join the newly launched Gulf Scholars Program (GSP), a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares graduates to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the...

Sep 30, 2021 - Jack Leslie

The Tulane Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is honored to host Dr. Mark Plotkin as the speaker for the Fall 2021 Marcia Monroe Conery Lectureship Series on Friday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. CT in the Qatar Ballroom (Room 212) in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Plotkin will be...

Sep 30, 2021 - Barri Bronston

The “no glass on the beach” rule might get turned on its head, just a bit, now that a team of Tulane University engineers and scientists has received funding to establish a recycling program that uses glass sand to prevent coastal land loss. With the help of more than $700,000 in funding from the...

Sep 29, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Ehab Meselhe, a professor in the Tulane Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, has received a $125,000 grant to plan the creation of an online forecasting tool to help scientists, ecologists and engineers evaluate how freshwater diversion and other coastal restorations projects may...

Sep 28, 2021 - Barri Bronston

Nicole Gasparini, a geologist in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won numerous awards during her professional career, but the latest one might be the most satisfying. Gasparini has been named the winner of the 2021 Marguerite T. Williams Award, given annually by the...

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