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Tulane scientists unravel 50-year-old medical mystery behind toddlers’ deaths from RSV vaccine

October 22, 2021

Tulane University researchers have explained why two toddlers died in 1967 after participating in an infamous clinical trial for an experimental vaccine against RSV, the most common cause of pneumonia in children.

The Tulane University Marching Band will showcase New Orleans music when it performs at the World Expo next month in Dubai.
Tulane University Marching Band invited to perform at World Expo in Dubai

October 20, 2021

Thirty-one members of the Tulane University Marching Band have been invited to perform at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, which was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tulane ecologist recruiting students for new scholars’ program
Tulane ecologist recruiting students for new scholars’ program

October 19, 2021

Tulane ecologist Jordan Karubian is recruiting 15 students — from any discipline and including faculty — to the first Ecuador Scholars Program Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Qatar Ballroom at the LBC.

Rinaldo Walcott scholar at Black Studies Book Club
Tulane Africana Studies Program launching Black Studies Book Club with noted author Rinaldo Walcott

October 18, 2021

The Africana Studies Program at Tulane University is kicking off its new Black Studies Book Club series this week with author Rinaldo Walcott serving as the program’s inaugural scholar.


Gabe Feldman OGA Podcast
Tulane sports law expert Gabe Feldman explains the new era of compensation for college athletes

October 15, 2021

A new era in college athletics began on July 1, 2021, and the landscape of shifted for the nation’s student athletes. For the first time in the 100-year history of the NCAA, college athletes can now receive almost unlimited compensation, including for use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). It’s a time unlike any other in the history of college sports and the beginning of a period of great uncertainty.

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Tulane University researcher awarded $3.4 million NIH grant to help families have ‘Color Brave’ discussions against racism

October 13, 2021

The NIH has awarded a $3.4 million grant to a Tulane University researcher to develop an app that guides parents in having “Color Brave” (as opposed to colorblind) conversations with their children.

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EPA awards Tulane ‘virus hunter’ $1.24 million to turn wastewater into drinking water

October 12, 2021

Around 34 billion gallons of water go down the drain every day. Could some of it be recycled into drinking water in areas where water is becoming increasingly scarce?

Hank Bart and Yasin Bakis part of new $15 NSF initative
Tulane professor part of $15 million institute to establish field of imageomics

October 11, 2021

Tulane scientist Hank Bart is teaming up with researchers across the country as part of $15 million NSF initiative to establish a new field of study called imageomics.


Bennett Abrams
SoPA grad student receives fall internship with House Homeland Security Committee

October 06, 2021

Tulane University graduate student Bennett Abrams has a career goal of improving the nation’s national security and making industries more resilient. Abrams took a big step toward fulfilling his ambition this summer when he received internship in the nation’s capital with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and the House Homeland Security Committee. Abrams is spending the fall semester learning from the top experts about homeland security structure.

Gulf Scholars Program
National Academies selects Tulane for new undergraduate Gulf Scholars Program

October 05, 2021

The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program (GRP) has selected Tulane University to join the newly launched Gulf Scholars Program (GSP), a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares graduates to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.