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Tulane University announces start date for fall 2020 semester

May 29, 2020

Tulane University President Michael Fitts announced today that the university’s fall 2020 semester will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with the return of on-ground teaching, learning living and working. The semester, which will begin five days earlier than originally scheduled, will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 24, with classes ending right before Thanksgiving. 

Innovation Series panel
How COVID-19 disruptions will transform schools and elections

May 28, 2020

On June 3, Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Dean Brian Edwards will host a discussion with Douglas Harris, a national expert in public education, and political scientist Mirya Holman about how COVID-19 is likely to affect schools across the country, as well as how the nation votes for a president. 

Mental health challenges continues as lockdown lifts
Expert says mental health challenges remain as lockdown lifts

May 28, 2020

Mental health challenges will remain even as lockdown orders begin to lift, and a Tulane School of Social Work professor has advice on how to cope.

Sheba Turk will moderate a virtual discussion with Sarah M. Broom about Broom’s first and bestselling book, The Yellow House, a memoir about her family’s history in New Orleans, which won the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Tulane to host virtual discussion with Sheba Turk and bestselling author Sarah M. Broom on May 28

May 25, 2020

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host a virtual discussion between local television personality and author Sheba Turk, and New York Times bestselling author Sarah M. Broom, winner of the 2019 National Book Award, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Registration is required to participate in the event. Please click here to register.

Tulane study says drowning of marshes in Mississippi Delta likely
Mississippi Delta marshes in a state of irreversible collapse, Tulane study shows

May 22, 2020

A new Tulane study concludes that remaining marshes in the Mississippi Delta are likely to drown, given the present-day rate of global sea-level rise.

Brigham Walker
Tulane-led study evaluates Medicare payment model for cancer treatment

May 20, 2020

The cost of cancer care is rapidly increasing. The National Institutes of Health estimates the yearly cost of treating the disease is more than $158 billion. A new study led by a Tulane University researcher recently analyzed a payment and delivery model for Medicare patients undergoing cancer treatment to see if the pilot program changed care management decisions and reduced costs in some cancers. The results are published in JAMA Network Open.


Tulane University President Michael Fitts led a virtual online celebration on Saturday, May 16 to recognize and salute the Class of 2020.
Tulane’s star-studded virtual fête a fitting tribute to the unique, resilient Class of 2020

May 18, 2020

Tulane University President Michael Fitts led a virtual online celebration on Saturday, May 16 that featured a star-studded cast of celebrities, business pioneers, sports stars and national leaders, including Ellen DeGeneres, Madeleine Albright, Drew Brees, Hoda Kotb, Kelly Ripa, Apple CEO Tim Cook and many others who saluted Tulane graduates at "TUgether – Connecting the Class of 2020.”

School of Social Work offering online dual-degree program.
Tulane School of Social Work to launch new online degree option

May 18, 2020

The Tulane School of Social Work will soon offer a dual degree program that will enable online master of social work students to also earn a master of science degree in Disaster Resilience Leadership.

Dr. Xuebin Qin
Tulane researchers discover new type of kidney cells key to fighting infection

May 13, 2020

Macrophages are a type of white blood cell central to the immune system. They detect harmful pathogens – viruses, bacteria, and fungi – and engulf them, serving as helpful scavengers to keep infections at bay. They also cause or suppress inflammation and secrete molecules that allow communication between different cell types, all which provide a healthy immune response in fighting any infection or disease.

Race for COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccine subject of Tulane Innovation series

May 13, 2020

The second installment of the Tulane Innovation series will address the race for COVID-19 tests, treatments and a vaccine.