November 19, 2020
Five Tulane University students will receive a total of $100,000 for their work in promoting racial equity, justice or diversity initiatives as the first recipients of the newly established Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Scholarship. The scholarship is part of Tulane’s A Plan for Now which seeks to support specific actions and programs that will have an immediate and positive impact on Tulane becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive academic community.
November 19, 2020
Gary “Hoov” Hoover, a nationally renowned economist in the study of economic policy, has been appointed the new director of Tulane University’s Murphy Institute and full professor in economics.
November 19, 2020
Tulane psychology professor Jeffrey Lockman wins prestigious grant to study how infants learn about their bodies.
November 17, 2020
Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new Tulane University study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
November 16, 2020
The National Institutes of Health awarded a $8.7 million grant to Tulane University to study whether churches can play a significant role in helping to eliminate cardiovascular health disparities among African Americans.
November 12, 2020
President Michael Fitts has announced Louisiana Promise, a new initiative that will make a Tulane University undergraduate degree more accessible and affordable for Louisiana residents from low- and middle-income families and increase access to higher education for all students in New Orleans.
November 10, 2020
Chad Hennings is a College Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl Champion. Hennings is also a military veteran of the United States Air Force, who flew 45 combat missions in an A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) during Operation Provide Comfort, which defended Kurdish civilians fleeing their homes in northern Iraq in the aftermath of the Gulf War.
October 30, 2020
Amanda Garcia, the director for Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement Digital Design program, has been named “Educator of the Year” by The Advertising Club of New Orleans for her work in fostering the growth of the next generation of advertising professionals.
October 20, 2020
Tulane professor and author Walter Isaacson knew that the world-changing work of biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna was on par with the subjects of his previous books that include biographies of Leonado DaVinci and Steve Jobs. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences underscored this sentiment in a big way last week by awarding the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Doudna, the central subject of Isaacson’s new book. Doudna shared the prestigious honor with her colleague, Emmanuelle Charpentier, for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
October 19, 2020
A Tulane researcher will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the impact of noxious weed invasion on livestock, food production and supermarket prices.
October 16, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) awarded a $2.5 million grant to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to work with community partners determine if a value-based benefit approach using zero-cost copayments on drugs can improve medication adherence and outcomes for diabetes patients.
October 13, 2020
Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement Digital Design students were awarded an impressive combination of 29 awards on the local, district and national levels across three American Advertising Federation (AAF) competitions during the spring and summer of 2020.
October 12, 2020
Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business released the second edition of the Greater New Orleans Startup Report, an annual comprehensive overview of the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
October 05, 2020
Tulane researcher Kathleen Ferris will use a $1.2 million NIH grant to study the genetics and evolution of ecologically important traits in monkeyflowers, a wildflower native to western North America.