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Tulane University

Since beginning as a medical college in 1834, we’ve grown into one of the most well-respected research universities in the country. We’re one of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an elite group of top-ranked research institutions.

But we’re hardly an ivory-tower, view-from-40,000-feet kind of place. Yes, you’ll find a lot of intellectual firepower on campus. Our faculty are involved in projects as diverse as protecting the aquatic resources of the Gulf and chronicling the region’s singular musical heritage. But because of our size – just 8,452 undergrads; classes average 21 students – you won’t be looking at that academic talent from afar. The brilliant faculty who are carrying out that work also happen to be eager, nurturing educators, and they’ll be teaching your classes from the minute you arrive.

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New, more intensive high blood pressure treatment guidelines could increase the number of U.S. adults categorized as having high blood pressure by 31 million.
Although river diversions that bring land-building sediment to shrinking coastlands are the best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta, a new Tulane University study concludes that the rate of land building will likely be dwarfed by the rate of wetland loss.
Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study.
Twenty percent of Americans account for nearly half of U.S. diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, a new study shows.
University leaders, including half a dozen AAU presidents, fear they are losing public and political support at an alarming rate, and say they must do more to counter charges of elitism in this Politco article.
Michael A. Fitts, president of Tulane University, said higher education leaders could use help from parents with the growing problem of alcohol and drug abuse on campus in this opinion piece for Fox News.
The bacteria that causes Lyme disease can survive in organ tissue after treatment with a full course of antibiotics months after infection, according to a new primate study of the disease by Tulane University researchers.
A Tulane University researcher who studies bird migration has found that a decline in the number of wood thrushes is probably due to deforestation in Central America, not to the loss and degrading of forest in the United States where the songbird breeds.
A Tulane University geologist is among a team of scientists studying an ancient Canadian ice sheet to determine if its collapse could be a preview of future climate change.
Tulane University researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from a FDA-supervised clinical trial.