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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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October 20, 2017

WHAT:    The NOLA Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Project will present a student-organized Mayoral Candidate Forum where students from area universities will pose questions to candidates in... more

October 13, 2017

In the race to become the next mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell is far ahead of her rivals with Desiree Charbonnet in second place and Michael Bagneris in a distant third place, according to a... more

October 11, 2017

Tulane University in collaboration with the Gia Maione Prima Foundation will dedicate the opening of the Louis Prima Room Friday, Oct. 27 at Joseph Merrick Jones Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus. [See... more

October 11, 2017

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been selected as one of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows, or recipient of the so-called “genius grant,” from the John D. and... more

October 10, 2017

Tulane University’s Shantz Lab has received a two-year grant of $110,000 from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund to find a solution to one of the chemical industry's most... more

October 03, 2017

Tulane University’s Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to study the role of a Shox2, a... more

October 03, 2017

Researchers in the Tulane National Primate Research Center want to know more about why patients with HIV are highly susceptible to contracting tuberculosis (TB). Using two new grants, totaling $8.4... more

September 29, 2017

The Association of Black Cardiologists is honoring Tulane University cardiologist Dr. Keith Ferdinand with its 2017 Spirit of the Heart Leadership Award for his lifelong work as a champion of change... more

September 26, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a five-year, $6.28 million grant to test ways to best implement new guidelines to more aggressively manage high blood pressure in... more

September 26, 2017

A Tulane University geologist has concluded a study on climate change, which will help develop climate models that simulate the effects of climate change and the Earth’s response to it. The study by... more