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Go Greener on Earth Day, Public Health School Urges


Paper or plastic? To that tired question, the dean's office of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is proposing a contemporary answer: reusable grocery bags bearing...

Tender Loving Care for University's Art


The giant bronze Amitabha Buddha sits serenely in the middle of the Newcomb Art Gallery's off-campus storage site and art-preservation workshop space. The sculpture — an example of...

Scientist's Art Makes Music


It's an elegant painting full of detail and color, showing the iconic image of Tulane University, Gibson Hall. The talented artist isn't usually in a studio — he's at the Tulane National Primate...

Medical Education Innovator in the Limelight


The Tulane School of Medicine has honored a professor who was instrumental in redeveloping the medical curriculum to serve Tulane medical students following the evacuation of New Orleans because...

Scorecard on Public Education Shows Mixed Success


The results of the second annual assessment of public education in New Orleans by Tulane University's Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives reveal both successes and challenges...

Weighing in on Health


Two second-year students at the Tulane University School of Medicine are getting a head start on helping the community get healthy with Don't Weight to Lose, a nonprofit organization designed to...

Spillway Opening Prompts Mixed Reaction


In a rare move, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway to prevent the Mississippi River from surpassing its flood level of 17 feet. The move will impact the...

New Lab for Promising Polymer Research


The Department of Physics in the School of Science and Engineering has a new lab where students at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels have the opportunity to work in collaboration...

Don't Blame Big Oil for Gas Prices


Last week, top executives from the five largest U.S. oil companies were called to Capitol Hill to answer questions from lawmakers about the surge in prices and record profits that their respective...

Urban Transformation


The deep-seated poverty in New Orleans exposed by Hurricane Katrina stunned outsiders. But the revelation of widespread deprivation wasn't such a surprise to locals.