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Cowen Institute receives Kresge Foundation grant to support mental health of college students

January 22, 2021

The Kresge Foundation will fund a partnership between mental health app MetaPro and post-secondary focused organizations College Beyond, College Track and the Cowen Institute to provide high quality mental health services to college students in those programs.

Tulane SoPA’s Michael Wallace is a co-founder of Pracademic Affairs, a new journal that will catalog the experiences of practitioners in the fields of emergency management and homeland security/defense, for use in higher education. (Photo by Sally Asher)
Tulane SoPA faculty collaborates with Naval Postgraduate School to establish Pracademic Affairs journal

January 21, 2021

Two professors in Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement’s Emergency & Security Studies Program have recently partnered with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) to establish Pracademic Affairs, a journal featuring the work and experiences of practitioners in the fields of emergency management and homeland security/defense, for use in higher education.

Andrea Boyles to serve on U.N. panel
Tulane race scholar to provide expertise to U.N. panel

January 21, 2021

Tulane race expert Andrea Boyles has been appointed as a delegate to a United Nations panel on global social issues.


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Tulane identifies potential animal model for studying severe COVID-19 infections

January 19, 2021

For the first time, Tulane University researchers have identified and replicated a little understood, hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates that could one day lead to treatments to rescue patients with severe cases of the disease. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Pathology.

Kristin Miller wins Early Career Award
Tulane scientist honored for research on reproductive health

January 11, 2021

Kristin S. Miller, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Tulane, has won an Early Career Award for research on the female reproductive system.

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Tulane University to begin COVID-19 vaccine rollout

January 08, 2021

Tulane University has been designated as a COVID-19 vaccine provider site by the Louisiana Department of Health and will become one of the first universities in the state to begin administering doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The designation allows Tulane to receive vaccines directly from manufacturers and rapidly mobilize staff to provide immunizations for those in the university community who are eligible under state guidelines. 

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker (Retired) and the TAWANI Foundation have contributed gifts to establish the Audrey G. Ratner Excellence Endowed Fund for American Jewry and Jewish Culture. (Photo courtesy of TAWANI Foundation)
Tulane’s Jewish Studies Department receives $1 million gift and $1 million matching challenge

January 06, 2021

Tulane University has received a $1 million gift—and an additional matching challenge grant of up to $1 million—from the TAWANI Foundation, led by Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired). The gift will establish the Audrey G. Ratner Excellence Endowed Fund for American Jewry and Jewish Culture in the School of Liberal Arts—moving the Department of Jewish Studies significantly closer to its goal of creating a world-class hub of Jewish learning dedicated to the innovative and holistic study of American Jews.

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Study: Reopening K-12 schools did not increase hospitalizations when COVID-19 cases were low

January 04, 2021

Reopening K-12 schools in the United States did not result in an increase in hospitalizations  — in most cases —  due to COVID-19, according to a new study by the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH) at Tulane University. 


The estate of the late Alan H. Rosenbloum has contributed $1.5 million to Tulane Athletics. Alan H. Rosenbloum (middle) is shown here with Victoria Russo (left) and Meredith Russo Frazier (right). (Photo courtesy of the Rosenbloum Estate)
Tulane Athletics receives $1.5 million gift from the Estate of Alan Rosenbloum

December 17, 2020

Tulane University Director of Athletics Troy Dannen announced today a gift in excess of $1.5 million from the Estate of Alan H. Rosenbloum. One million dollars of the gift will be used to establish the Alan H. Rosenbloum Mental Health Endowed Fund. The fund will expand Tulane Athletics’ mental health support of its 350 student-athletes.

Five new members have been added to the Board of Tulane. Top row (l-r): Michelle S. Deiner, Arnold W. Donald and Suzanne Barton Grant. Bottom row (l-r): Wayne J. Lee and Donald J. Peters, Jr.
Tulane University welcomes five new board members

December 17, 2020

Five new members have joined the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body.


“These individuals have an incredible legacy of commitment to and support of Tulane and numerous other institutions across the country,” Tulane President Michael Fitts said. “Through their love and commitment to Tulane, I know that they will provide the best counsel and leadership for our university.”