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News in review: Nov. 6, 2017

November 03, 2017 4:30 PM
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Carolyn Scofield cscofiel@tulane.edu
  

 

 

Video Transcript:

Welcome to the latest edition of Tulane News in Review. Here are the Tulane experts making national headlines.

Associate professor of creative writing Jesmyn Ward sat down with PBS NewsHour to talk about her new novel and being named a MacArthur genius fellow.

PBS NewsHour also featured Tulane historian Walter Isaacson and his new book about Leonardo da Vinci.

Isaacson’s new book was also featured by the Daily Beast.

The Associated Press talked to Nick Spitzer and Matt Sakakeeny of the School of Liberal Arts about the legacy left behind by Fats Domino and the musicians following in his footsteps.

Trauma expert Charles Figley spoke with Christian Science Monitor about healing after the Las Vegas shooting.

NPR reported that Tulane is opening its doors to college students in Puerto Rico as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. CBS News and Parade Magazine also covered the story.

Dr. Mai Do of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine spoke with OZY about sexuality in Vietnam.

Prevention magazine asked Tulane dermatologist Dr. Patricia Farris about anti-aging supplements that work.

Reader’s Digest cited Tulane research in a report about reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

NFL.com quoted director of the Sports Law Program Gabe Feldman.

And finally, former Tulane baseball player Andrew Friedman took his team all the way to the World Series. Friedman is now president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a story covered by the team’s website.

Those are the Tulanians making national headlines. Thanks for watching Tulane News in Review!