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The canvas of a researchers' work can stretch far and wide at Tulane University. A nexus among researchers allows for seamless collaborations - between medicine and engineering; public health and sociology; law and business; primate researchers and bioenvironmentalists. We could go on.

Research Projects
Grow Dat shares organic bounty with New Orleans tables

The Grow Dat Youth Farm grew 8,500 pounds of produce in 2013 on 1.25 acres in New Orleans City Park. Its founder and executive director, Johanna Gilligan, expects that bounty to be 10,000 pounds this year, so the nonprofit farm is selling “market shares” to customers who want weekly boxes of freshly picked vegetables and herbs. Full Story...

Katrina study to examine people, plants and rats

More than eight years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, a team of Tulane University ecologists, sociologists and geographers is joining forces with other national experts to better understand how rebuilding after a disaster can effect human and ecological well-being. Full Story...

New study examines why corner stores aren't stocking more healthful foods

Programs that aim to encourage corner store owners to stock more healthful foods face steep — but not insurmountable — challenges, according to a new Tulane University study. Full Story...

NIH innovation grant funds stem-cell startup

A biotechnology startup founded by Tulane researcher Aline Betancourt will use a $400,000 innovation grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a stem-cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Full Story...

Diners heed ‘downsizing’ option over calorie labels

Studies have shown fast-food calorie postings do little to deter diners from overeating. A better approach may be for restaurants to simply ask consumers if they’d like smaller portions, according to a Tulane University study led by Janet Schwartz, assistant professor of marketing in the A. B. Freeman School of Business. Full Story...

Money as muse: artists in the marketplace

An interdisciplinary collaboration between two scholars at Tulane has led to pioneering insights into the world of art. The Development of the Art Market in England, co-authored by Thomas Bayer, an adjunct lecturer of art history, and John Page, an associate professor of accounting, reveals how market pressures shaped the visual culture of the time. Full Story...

Tunica language book
Tribe turns to Tulane to revive language

When members of the Tunica-Biloxi tribe wanted help restoring their native language, they turned to students and faculty in the Tulane Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics for help. How could a group of volunteers resuscitate the extinct language? Full Story...

Felipe Smith
Zulu parade origins in musical theater

The Zulu parade has its origins, not surprisingly, in the streets of New Orleans. But this iconic African American celebration of Mardi Gras did not start out with its members wearing the satirical African “jungle” accoutrements — grass skirts, black face and headdresses decorated with bones — that Zulu riders wear today, says Felipe Smith, associate professor of English. Full Story...

Sunshower SSIP House
Living ‘off the grid’

Judith Kinnard, professor of architecture, and Tiffany Lin, assistant professor of architecture, have won first place in a sustainable design competition with their SunShower SSIP house. Full Story...

Oliver Houck
Another world close to home

Sometimes a natural environment speaks to someone in a way that makes him have to write about or paint or photograph that piece of the world. For law professor Oliver Houck, the little sliver of land between the Mississippi River and the levee has proven to be a muse. Full Story...

Healthy Look at Consumer Behavior
Healthy look at consumer behavior

Tulane marketing experts and physicians are collaborating in a series of studies that may provide insights on how to better motivate patients to follow their doctors' orders. Dr. Timothy Harlan, assistant clinical professor of medicine, and marketing professors Mita Sujan and Harish Sujan of the A. B. Freeman School of Business joined forces for the research. Full Story...

Brumfield Documents Historic Monasteries
Brumfield documents historic monasteries

There he is, slogging through knee-deep Russian snow, camera in his gloveless hands, looking for the perfect shot of an ancient church building. Tulane professor William Brumfield remains determined to document Russian architecture. While his latest book depicts two monasteries founded in the 14th century, he just returned from working on a new project in the town of Ustiuzhna in northwestern Russia. Full Story...

Law and Sexuality
Law & Sexuality remains relevant

In the last 20 years, the debate over same-sex marriage has grown into a national controversy involving a complex mix of issues, including those pertaining to civil rights, constitutional law, morality and religious belief. And it's just one reason why Law & Sexuality, a Tulane student-edited law journal, continues to be a timely and relevant publication, says editor-in chief Christopher Scott. Full Story...

Tomb restoration
Architecture students master old crafts

A 19th-century tomb within New Orleans' Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is undergoing significant restorative work this summer by students enrolled in the Preservation Studies Summer Field School at Tulane. Full Story...

Charles Figley
Time may heal memories

New research by two Vietnam War veterans suggests that, contrary to the widely held views of mental health experts, repressing painful battlefield memories may actually be helpful to some people who have experienced combat trauma. Full Story...

Sublime design for a simple chair

Tulane faculty member Ammar Eloueini is the recipient of an international grant for his unique chair design that is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Eloueini, an associate professor in the Tulane School of Architecture, created the chair, called CoReFab No. 71, using new computer digital animation and fabrication techniques. The chair is printed using a three-dimensional printer and, due to the design and the dynamic nature of the digital fabrication process, no two chairs are alike. Full Story...

House no. 3 rises for URBANbuild

Byron Mouton is proudly watching the Tulane School of Architecture’s third URBANbuild house rise from its foundation in New Orleans’ central city area, the result of hard work by students in both design and construction.

It’s a win-win program for both architecture students and the community. As students gain experience in both designing and building a home during the URBANbuild program, they also are adding to the New Orleans housing stock. With two prototypical houses already completed, students are using different energy-efficient components to build the third. Full Story...

Food for Thought
Food for thought

When Celeste Uzee was developing her course, "Food and Culture in Louisiana," she used a tried-and-true process that has resulted in many a good home-cooked meal.

"I created the course from scratch," says Uzee, who when not teaching as an adjunct instructor serves as the director of communications and special projects in the Tulane School of Continuing Studies. Full Story...

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