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Tulane receives gift from Gene and Mary Koss to create professorship in glass

A gift from Tulane professor Gene Koss and his wife, Mary, will create the Gene and Mary Koss Professorship in Glass Endowed Fund.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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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.

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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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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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.

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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.

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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…

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Tulane appoints Dr. Kasi Russell-Lodrigue as associate director and chief veterinary medical officer at TNPRC

Tulane University has appointed Kasi Russell-Lodrigue, as the new associate director, chief veterinary medical officer, and chair of the Division of…

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Tulane alumni honored at 2024 Black Medical Alumni Reunion

The 2024 Tulane Black Medical Alumni Reunion celebrated more than 50 years of Black medical alumni achievements and legacy.

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Interim dean selected for School of Professional Advancement

Ilianna Kwaske has assumed the role of interim dean at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement effective Jan. 25.

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2024 EDI Awards Ceremony

The EDI Awards recognized and celebrated the commitment by Tulanians who work toward creating an inclusive environment at the university.

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Newcomb Hall renovation to bring new light to School of Liberal Arts

Newcomb Hall, the iconic centerpiece of the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, will begin a major renovation this summer.

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Tulane freshman with muscular dystrophy finds joy and fulfillment on campus

Oliver Scheier and his parents credit the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility with helping make his first year at Tulane a positive one.

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Tulane opens Paul Hall, a transformative home for science and engineering

The spring semester begins with opening of Steven and Jann Paul Hall for Science and Engineering, a state-of-the-art building for discovery and…

Office of the Provost and Innovation Institute fund three $50,000 technology development projects

Three new technologies have joined the growing roster of projects supported by the Provost’s Proof of Concept Fund.

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Chess tournament shows revitalization of the game at Tulane

The Tulane Quick Chess Tournament, held last semester, was the largest all-ages United States Chess Federation tournament in Louisiana since 2018.

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School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) Dean Suri Duitch to step down in January

Suri Duitch, dean and vice president of academic innovation at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement, will step down Jan. 24.

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Tulane social work graduates ready to impact lives

Fifty Tulane School of Social Work students graduated this week with their doctorate degrees, and another 150 students received master’s degrees in…

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Angel Family Foundation gives $1.3 million for graduate economics fellowship at Tulane

The Angel Family Foundation’s gift to the Department of Economics will establish the Angel Family Graduate Fellowship Endowed Fund to provide tuition…

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Essential staff at Tulane celebrated with laughter and sincere appreciation

The Essential Employee Event was a celebration of the unwavering dedication of the essential staff of Tulane.

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Meet the Dean of Tulane's new Program of Nursing

Brenda Douglas PhD, RN, CNE, will serve as the Dean of the newly-announced Program of Nursing in the School of Medicine. This groundbreaking nursing…

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Therapy and bomb-sniffing dog brings comfort and security to campus

Officer Max, a highly trained service dog who is as adept at sniffing for explosives as he is at providing comfort, is a true celebrity at Tulane.

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Tulane debuts new 100% electric shuttles to reduce carbon footprint

Tulane University introduced nine new electric shuttles to its transportation fleet this fall, becoming the first university in the New Orleans area…

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Tulane showcases AI expertise through new online hub

Tulane has launched a new website that highlights how Tulane is actively integrating AI across campus with guidelines to ensure ethical and…

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Tulane receives $5 million in scholarship support

An anonymous $5 million donation will expand undergraduate scholarship opportunities at Tulane University.

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Cowen Institute awarded grant to create the New Orleans College & Career Attainment Network

The Cowen Institute received a $250,000 grant from the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York to launch and expand the New Orleans…

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Tulane University names David Harris as new Director of Athletics

David Harris has been named the Green Wave’s new Director of Athletics and the Ben Weiner Director of Athletics Chair.

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Making a splash with Wave of Support

How the Wave of Support initiative is revamping Tulane’s mental and emotional health support systems

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Tulane celebrates global connections with 2023 International Education Week

Tulane's International Education Week celebrates the university's global footprint, with international students and scholars representing…