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Visit with "Mama Obama" in Kenya


Laura Murphy, associate professor of international health and development at Tulane, recently met with Sarah Obama, also known as “Mama Obama” or President Barack Obama's paternal grandmother, in...

A Story of Will and Courage


Jonathan “Jon” Metz, a 2001 graduate of Tulane University, is not the typical patient admitted to Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. Alone, with his left arm stuck...

Carnival Swings Into Summer


Guest artists from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti will lead dance and drumming classes for all skill levels during the 14th annual New Orleans Dance Festival at Tulane. Classes on the uptown campus begin...

Honors, Awards on Campus


James J. Balsamo Jr., director of the Tulane Office of Environmental Health and Safety, received the 2010 Walter F. Snyder Award for Achievement in Advancing Environmental Health...

T-shirts Help Oil Crisis Workers


We all have them. Many of us have closets and dressers packed with them. They're T-shirts, and they can help in the oil spill cleanup effort.


An Icy Surprise


Earth was just coming out of an ice age 9,300 years ago when a cataclysmic event occurred that plunged the planet into a cold “snap” that lasted for centuries. Scientists have suspected that water...

An Angry Planet?


This decade has started off with a bang — massive earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, a still-erupting volcano in Iceland and its neighboring volcano that some scientists speculate may erupt in...

Photos: Smith and Costner at Congress



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Eric Smith, Kevin Costner

Zydeco Rhythm to New Student Orientation


There's a little lagniappe — something extra — for students participating in New Student Orientation this summer at Tulane: a trip to Rock 'n' Bowl for Zydeco Night. The excursions are a way for...

Artists Aid the Gulf Coast


Newcomb Art Department faculty members Teresa Cole and Sandy Chism are participating in Gulf Aid Art: Artists in Action, a fundraising exhibition of Louisiana artists responding to the Gulf oil...