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After Commencement, a Surprise Proposal


Saturday's commencement was a time for jubilation for all Tulane graduates, but the day held extra reasons to celebrate for Dana Leviton. Her boyfriend and Tulane alumnus, Joshua Merdes, made a...

Free Cancer Screenings Help Men Take Charge of Health


One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Yet the death rate for prostate cancer is declining, possibly because more men are having tests to find the cancer early, when it is more...

Researcher Seeks Truth About "Katrina Cough"


Rumors of a “Katrina cough” started circulating in New Orleans as soon as people began clearing debris, gutting houses and rebuilding after the hurricane in August 2005. Is this a respiratory...

Family Environment Critical to IQ


The quality of caregiving a child receives within the first two years of life directly affects brain development and IQ, according to a study by a team of researchers from Tulane and other...

Degrees in December


The School of Social Work, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the A.B. Freeman School of Business are holding December graduation ceremonies today (Dec. 14) and Tuesday (Dec. 18)....

Muneoka Leads Limb Regeneration Research


Could the salamander's natural ability to grow back severed appendages lead to a scientific breakthrough for humans who have lost limbs?


From Moldova to Senegal, Fulbrights Explore the World


Brian Adams is cramming to learn the Romanian language this summer as he prepares for a Fulbright fellowship in Moldova. The medical and public health student, who is in the joint MD/MPH program...

Deadly Disease Detection Backed by Funding


Researchers at Tulane University, in collaboration with Corgenix Medical Corp., a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, have received a grant of more than $7 million from the...

Sykes Winner Goes Global


Matthew Holland has explored all the angles of entrepreneurship through a small dot-com business he started after graduating from Tulane University in 2003. But he is not a typical businessman. As...

Shakespeare Fest Examines Identity


No one is who you think they are in this season's plays from the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane — loving children are actually murderous sociopaths, oblivious fools possess more wisdom than their...