September 17, 2020
Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.
September 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted all of higher education. Perhaps at no other time in our nation’s history have institutions of higher learning faced such financial challenges. Income at many universities and colleges has been substantially reduced at a moment when financial needs have also exploded. Schools must now fund greater health protections for their community, increase financial aid for struggling families and cover for decreased government support.
September 11, 2020
Tulane University’s Office of Research, in partnership with Tulane University Libraries (TUL) and Tulane’s Information Technology (IT), has launched its first electronic lab notebook (ELN) solution for all Tulane researchers. LabArchives, a secure, cloud-based ELN, enables researchers to capture, manage, store and share information and data. The digital tool is designed to facilitate collaboration among researchers within a lab or institution and outside researchers.
September 11, 2020
The Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) will host a career panel featuring three senior executives from the Entergy Corporation, including Yolanda Williams, the continuous improvement lead for corporate business services and an expert in automation and technology; Mark Kleehammer, vice president of regulatory and public affairs; and Matt Dearmon, director of innovative partnerships and portfolio management, overseeing the development of new products and services. The panel will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. CST. The event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.
September 10, 2020
Is the current pandemic and destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Laura a case of history repeating itself in Louisiana? These will be the topics when The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University hosts a conversation with notable authors including, Tulane historian Andy Horowitz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jarvis DeBerry and Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.Org, from 5:30-6:30 CDT on Monday, Sept. 14. Walter Isaacson, best-selling author, Tulane professor and book festival co-chair, will moderate the discussion. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.
September 10, 2020
A Tulane research team is developing a novel cancer treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, a common liver cancer with poor prognosis.
September 09, 2020
Tulane architecture professor Jesse M. Keenan is co-editor of a major report on climate risk and what can be done to advance a more equitable and sustainable future.
September 02, 2020
Tulane University is teaming up with partners in Louisiana and Israel to lead one of the country’s three inaugural U.S.-Israel Energy Centers aimed at improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of offshore natural gas production.
August 31, 2020
For more than a decade, Jeremy Crigler has served as the chief investment officer for Tulane University and is responsible for managing its endowment and related long-term investment assets. The endowment is unique among the university's revenue streams since it provides perpetual support for students, both current and prospective. After more than 12 years of service, Crigler recently announced he would retire from the university, effective September 30, 2020.
August 25, 2020
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes were over three times more likely to die from the disease, according to a new Tulane University study.
August 24, 2020
Sport, a common thread that can unite people from every culture across the globe, is an integral part of everyday life. The central mission for the Tulane Center for Sport is devoted to the study, research and support of all areas where sport engages society, not only as entertainment or competition on the field of play but in human health, complex legal issues, labor agreements, sports marketing and finance, media, data analytics, venue architecture and much more.
August 18, 2020
A gift of $1 million has created the Leone Learning Center at Tulane University School of Medicine, which recently opened to educate the next generation of medical professionals. The center is named for Cheryl Levine Leone, MD, and her husband, Philip Leone, MD, who met when they were both students at Tulane.
August 18, 2020
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump announced a U.S. ban on Tik Tok, an extremely popular application that features short videos where their creators often dance or lip-sync to viral audio clips. Trump issued the ban because U.S. officials have become increasingly concerned that the Chinese government could access personal information about Americans who use TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd.