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Attracting the most innovative thinkers to Tulane—world-class faculty and graduate and undergraduate students—and combining our intellectual muscle with an entrepreneurial mindset will position the university to help solve some of society’s most complex challenges. Research here isn’t just the province of graduate students or faculty: Undergraduate research is an important part of the Tulane experience, and grants are available to help students cover the cost of research materials, travel and other expenses.

Once these talented individuals are on campus, they are well-positioned to make the breakthroughs in research that today are made across the boundaries of schools, colleges and institutes. Best-selling author and Tulane board member Walter Isaacson had it right when he wrote in his book The Innovators that the next advances “will come from people who are able to link beauty to engineering, humanity to technology and poetry to processors.”

The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Tulane also is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” Of more than 4,300 higher educational institutions rated by the foundation, Tulane remains in a prestigious category that includes only 2 percent of universities nationwide.


 

Female role models make science a better fit for girls

Studies show that girls are less likely than boys to be interested in math and science, but Tulane University researchers believe that girls with female role models could reverse that trend.

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Increase in heart attacks continued a decade after Hurricane Katrina

A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, hospital admissions for heart attacks in the city were three times higher than before the storm, according to Tulane University researchers.

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From Mardi Gras to John Oliver, law blogs test ideas

Tulane Law School professors use a variety of people and everyday situations and habits to discuss legal principles on their blogs.

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‘Black Rio’ influenced Brazilian culture in ’60s and ’70s

Tulane professor Christopher Dunn recently discussed one of the 1960s- and 1970s-era movements that gave rise to Brazil's social politics.

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Creating these connections is one of Tulane’s greatest strengths. It’s not an overstatement to say we are creating a new model for interdisciplinary collaboration in higher education that will bring our research to new heights in several critical areas, including the culture of the Gulf South, energy and the environment, water management and climate change, healthy communities, trauma and resilience.
 
Some of this exciting research will take place on Tulane’s newest facility, the ByWater Institute. Located on the Mississippi River where a modern infrastructure will advance timely research in many of the areas mentioned above, plus coastal restoration and management, and sustainable communities. The campus will also help transform New Orleans into a leading hub for green jobs and technologies.
 
Research at Tulane is where unlimited opportunity awaits to make the world a better place.