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Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward won her second National Book Award with her new book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, and became the first woman to win the award on multiple occasions. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward becomes first woman to claim two National Book Awards
Tulane University’s Jesmyn Ward become the first woman to win multiple National Book Awards as her latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, was named the 2017 National Book Award winner in fiction on Wednesday night in New York.  Ward previously collected the fiction award in 2011 for her novel Salvage...

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November 15, 2017

Heading into the Nov. 18 runoff election for the next mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell has a 20-point lead over opponent Desiree Charbonnet, according to a newly released Tulane University poll... more

November 14, 2017

Tulane University’s Stryder Meadows, a cell and molecular biology professor, received a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Defense to study how arteriovenous malformations (AVM), which are... more

November 14, 2017

Tulane epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton led the team behind this week’s blockbuster announcement that redefined high blood pressure for the first time in 14 years. The new guidelines lower the... more

November 10, 2017

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. Brent Goehring, an... more

November 07, 2017

A Tulane researcher wants to know if, as they get older, parents can more readily pass a specific type of genetic damage down to their children - even if they’re not carriers themselves. The National... more

November 02, 2017

Rabbi Yonah Schiller, executive director of Tulane Hillel, has been named one of 50 of the most influential, accomplished and interesting American Jews by the Forward, one of the nation’s leading... more

October 31, 2017

A Tulane professor of child psychiatry is part of a team that has been awarded the 2017 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research. The award recognizes... more

October 25, 2017

What: Dedication of the Louis Prima Room, a collaboration between Tulane University and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation in memory of one of the 20th century’s most iconic American musicians. The room... more

October 24, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University $2.65 million to continue its successful program to develop more researchers studying women’s health and how disease progression and... more

October 24, 2017

Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to abuse alcohol, but Tulane University researcher Jeffrey Tasker is hoping a study of the brain can provide insight into the... more