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IBMC Winners

At Tulane, we aim to improve our world by nding solutions to some of the most complex problems communities face today. Our interdisciplinary team of bioinnovation and biomedical engineering students won the International Business Model Competition with their device that provides a quick and accurate diagnosis of biopsy tissue. The crucial research they do at Tulane will have a lasting impact around the globe for generations. Here’s TU building a better future for the next 300 years. 

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Zika Virus

At Tulane, we aim to improve our world by nding solutions to some of the most complex problems communities face today. Our researchers are testing a strategy to alter the genes of female mosquitos so they die soon after a blood meal in order to slow the spread of diseases like Zika and dengue viruses. The crucial work they do at Tulane will have a lasting impact around the globe for generations. Here’s TU building a better future for the next 300 years. 

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The Brain Institute

At Tulane, we aim to improve our world by finding solutions to some of the most complex problems communities face today. Our researchers are working against the clock to unlock the mysteries surrounding the aging of the brain at the newly minted Tulane Brain Institute. The crucial research they do will have a lasting impact around the globe for generations. Here's TU building a better future for the next 300 years.

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Mississippi River Diversions

At Tulane, we aim to improve our world by nding solutions to some of the most complex problems communities face today. Our researchers discovered restoring the ow of fresh water and sediment from the Mississippi River can help rebuild the state’s protective wetlands. The crucial work they do at Tulane will have a lasting impact around the globe for generations. Here’s TU building a better future for the next 300 years. 

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Tulane has called New Orleans home since 1834. Together, we have created a community that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. Tulanians are resilient, just like our home town. We are at the forefront of groundbreaking research, logging thousands of community service hours and dedicated to preserving the history and culture of our great city. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of New Orleans is not just about marking where we’ve been, but seeing where we will go together. Here’s TU the next 300 for the city we call home!

Among the many wonderful collections housed at Tulane is the Louisiana Research Collection. This is New Orleans’ most comprehensive collection archives, with almost four linear miles of documents from the founding of the city to the present. 

 

Tulane University was founded in New Orleans in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana. It was established to train doctors to fight the epidemics of cholera and yellow fever plaguing the city. The Tulane visions for public health, medicine, research, and public service to our city continue as we celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial.

 

 

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the oldest school of public health in the country, and was also home to the first female dean for a school of public health, Grace Goldsmith. 

CACTUS, the Community Action Council for Tulane University students, was established in 1968. As Tulane’s oldest and largest community service organization, CACTUS facilitates all service projects and organizations on campus in addition to sponsoring campus-wide service events. 

Tulane Alumnus John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981 for his posthumously published novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. The Louisiana Research Collection in Jones Hall has a collection of Toole’s personal and literary papers.  

Clara Gregory Baer, physical education teacher at Newcomb College, authored the first book of rules for women’s basketball under the name “Basquette.” Baer also invented the game “Newcomb,” akin to volleyball, and was a leader for greater freedom for women in sports and dress.  

President Gerald R. Ford announced the end of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War during a speech given in the Central Building (now Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse) at Tulane on April 23, 1975 

McAlister Auditorium, which contains the world’s largest self-suspended concrete dome, was built in 1940 by local architects Favrot and Reed. Amelie McAlister Upshur bequeathed the Art Deco building as a memorial to her mother.  

The New Orleans Saints played their first home football game in front of 80,879 fans in Tulane Stadium on September 17, 1967. Tulane Stadium went on to hold three of the first nine Super Bowls (1970, 1972, 1975).