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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.


 

Tulane debuts ByWater Institute on a new riverfront campus dedicated to coastal restoration and protection

Tulane University has opened the ByWater Institute and a new riverfront campus in downtown New Orleans dedicated to studying and protecting Louisiana's vital waterways and coast.

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Tulane library acquires new LGBTQ resources

The Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University recently expanded its collection of LGBTQ resources with the addition of the personal papers of activist Stewart Butler.

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Tulane faculty featured in National Geographic magazine

Marcello Canuto, director of the Middle American Research Institute, and Francisco Estrada-Belli, research assistant professor of anthropology, are interviewed in the latest edition.

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Tulane professor’s new book rekindles the conversation of race in America

Jesmyn Ward, an award-winning author and associate professor of English at Tulane University, has published a new book — The Fire This Time: A Generation Speaks About Race.

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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, 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.