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Commencement
Aspiring physician and teacher hopes to make a difference in the community

Before applying to medical school, Wilfred Wright plans to work for Teach for America in New Orleans.

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Tulane recognizes distinguished cohort of 2024 graduates during Tulane 34 Awards Ceremony

Thirty-four exceptional graduates from the Class of 2024 were honored at the Tulane 34 Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 16.

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Photo recap: Unified Commencement Ceremony honors Class of 2024

Relive Tulane's 2024 Unified Commencement Ceremony, held Saturday, May 18, 2024, through these photo highlights.

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Tulane Commencement celebrates the resilience and ambition of the Class of 2024

At the Unified Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, Tulane honored the Class of 2024, made up of 2,800 graduates across nine schools and…

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Assistants who supported classroom technology during COVID-19 graduate

Eleven of the assistants have remained with the program and will join their fellow graduates at Commencement 2024.

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Graduating students honored for commitment to public service with 2024 Runsdorf Award

William Bai and Mickey Mickle are the 2024 recipients of the Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award.

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Tulane grad’s academic journey leads to co-founding medical startup company

Kalen Hall co-founded a company, Informuta, that helps clinicians determine if a bacteria’s DNA will be drug-resistant.

Commencement
Decoding the colors of commencement

Check out this guide, designed by Tulane graphic designer Kim Rainey, to help identify the schools and colors signified through the regalia worn by…

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Tulane offered the perfect transition from military to civilian life for this graduate

The SoPA digital design and health and wellness programs served as the perfect transition from military to civilian life for Manuel Lopez Vergara.

NOLA, On Campus
Tulane School of Architecture receives $2.91 million for its new Center on Climate Change and Urbanism

Tulane received a gift to propel the School of Architecture’s multidisciplinary efforts in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Commencement, People
Visionary healthcare leader, Pulitzer Prize winner and civil rights pioneer to be honored at Tulane Commencement

Tulane will recognize the significant achievements and contributions to society of three individuals at the Unified Commencement Ceremony, held on…

Science
Five fun facts about cicadas, a ‘biological phenomenon to be relished’

Keith Clay, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, shared some fun facts about cicadas in advance of this year’s emergence.

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Graduating student leader embodies service and spirit of ‘paying it forward’

Graduating student Kwesil Ezeh has shown dedication to service across various leadership roles and organizations during her time at Tulane.

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Tulane grad inspired to continue work supporting underserved small business owners

Tarlton Walker wants to work in the private equity investment space, focusing on supporting Black and Brown business owners.

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Graduate reflects with gratitude on her time as student leader at Tulane

Graduating student and Tulane 34 recipient Akira Shelton has been a part of several student organizations, which have given her profound lessons.

Science
Deputy secretary of energy touts clean energy careers at Tulane visit

David Turk, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, touts clean energy jobs during a program at Tulane.

Commencement
Tulane graduate eager to build on global experience back home in New Orleans

Michael Hornsby is graduating with a Master of Health Administration degree after years of working in project management, emergency management and…

Commencement
Service an integral part of neuroscience, cell and molecular biology grad’s Tulane experience

Eshan Damle became a Tulanian amid the pandemic, and this experience ended up sparking research interests and volunteer opportunities that have…

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Graduate’s Tulane journey was 20 years in the making

Becky Callegan, who will graduate from the School of Architecture, was inspired to learn about building science after her husband suffered health…

Commencement
Tulane faculty to be honored with 2024 university-wide teaching awards

Tulane University will honor dedicated faculty members with university-wide teaching awards during the Unified Commencement Ceremony.

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Give Green 2024 breaks records in money raised, number of donors

A record number of Tulanians came together to raise more money than ever before.

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Commencement student speaker delighted to share message of resilience with Tulane graduates

Tulane Law School graduate Tamunoboma Dominion Fenny will share her message of hope and perseverance as this year's commencement student speaker…

New Hires, On Campus, People
Tulane University names new chief of police, Frank Young

Young joined the Tulane University Police Department in 2022 and most recently served as the deputy chief of patrol operations.

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Tulane School of Science and Engineering announces new engineering minors for fall 2024

In the fall 2024 semester, undergraduates at Tulane will have three new options for minors in the School of Science and Engineering.

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Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute receives grant for mapping of Maya civilization

The grant will increase the ability of the Middle American Research Institute’s Geographic Information Systems Lab to use lidar technology.

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Tulane kicks off transformation to the cloud with WaveWorks!

WaveWorks! is an initiative to implement a cloud-based IT platform, OracleCloud, to replace Tulane's current systems for finance, budget and…

Event
2022 EDI Climate Survey results discussed at webinar

The EDI Climate Survey asked the Tulane community to share their perceptions of how the university supports equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Researchers develop new method for studying ‘underwater avalanches’

On the continental slope under the ocean, turbidity currents move more sediment than any process on Earth. These “underwater avalanches” move…

AI
Tulane receives $2 million gift to establish faculty chair in AI at School of Science and Engineering

The gift from alumnus Mark Wheeler and his wife, Amelia Archer, will create the Mark D. Wheeler Chair in Artificial Intelligence Endowed Fund.

People
New director of Tulane Catholic fosters spiritual growth and community engagement

Get to know Rev. Ian Bordenave, O.P., the new chaplain and director of Tulane Catholic, as he discusses the center's spiritual, social and…

People
Kerry Walsh Stockwell receives Yvette Milner Jones Award for 2024

Kerry Walsh Stockwell, assistant vice president for campus engagement and executive communications, has received the 2024 Yvette Milner Jones Award,…

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Forging an inclusive physics community at Tulane

Between the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in January and the Society for Women in Physics and Engineering Physics, the physics…

Event
Tulane celebrates excellence at the State Capitol

Tulane University officials gathered at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge for a day of festivities, meetings and proclamations, all designed…

People, Science
Mangroves are ‘just awesome,’ says Tulane researcher

Daniel Friess, the Cochran Family Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University, keeps it simple when explaining why mangroves,…

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and commentator Jon Meacham to address Tulane’s 2024 graduates

Jon Meacham, the acclaimed presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be address graduates at Tulane's 2024 Unified…

NOLA, On Campus
Tulane awarded $1 million to create innovative graduate study program in Africana Studies and Art

With the grant, the School of Liberal Arts has developed a collaborative program between the Africana Studies Program and the Newcomb Art Department.

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Tulane inspires future scientists at Women and Girls in Science Symposium

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) hosted its inaugural Women and Girls in Science…

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Third annual New Orleans Book Fest at Tulane University: Relive the literary celebration through photos

The festival lit up the uptown campus March 14-16, with more than 150 authors and thought leaders, 90+ panels, book signings and more.


Tulane authors, presenters at the 2024 New Orleans Book Fest

When the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University takes place Thursday, March 14, to Saturday, March 16, a number of faculty, staff, board…

News Releases
Marcilynn Burke named new Dean of Tulane Law School

Marcilynn Burke has been named dean of Tulane University School of Law, effective August 5.

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Trailblazing alumna highlights mentorship during NTC dean’s colloquium

Students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered to hear from alumna, Board of Tulane member and Apple executive Lisa P. Jackson.

World
Tulane professor tackles inequities in world’s food systems

Tulane professor Marcus A. Coleman teaches Global Food Economy, focusing on the challenge of feeding a growing world population with limited natural…

News Releases
Tulane mathematician named 2024 Sloan Foundation research fellow

Samuel Punshon-Smith, an assistant professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, is one of 126 named Sloan Foundation…


Tulane named a top producer of Fulbright students for second year in a row

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Tulane a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students for…

On Campus
Tulane breaks ground on National Pan-Hellenic Council plots

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) plots will serve as a public space for students, alumni and community members to celebrate the rich history…