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Carol Lavin Bernick
Carol Lavin Bernick named chair-elect of Board of Tulane

April 29, 2019

Carol Lavin Bernick, an accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist, alumna and longtime supporter of Tulane, has been appointed chair-elect of the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body, beginning a three-year term on July 1, 2020.

Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke

April 25, 2019

Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to new Tulane University research.

Tulane professor William Brumfield (right) receives a handshake from Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov during Brumfield’s visit to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Russia in the USA)
Tulane professor receives high praise from Russian Ambassador

April 24, 2019

Tulane University professor William Brumfield has dedicated much of his life and career to showcasing Russian architecture through breathtaking photos of the country’s cathedrals and historic sites. This week, Brumfield was lauded for his work by Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov during a visit to the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America in Washington, D.C. According to the embassy’s Facebook page, Antonov stressed the significance of Brumfield’s role in preserving Russia’s cultural heritage and expressed gratitude for “this grandiose contribution.”

child with healthy food
Study finds improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children

April 23, 2019

Sweeping changes designed to make a major federal food assistance program more nutritious for low-income families were effective in reducing obesity risk for 4-year-olds who had been on the program since birth, according to a new study by researchers from Tulane University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and PHFE WIC. 

Tulane researcher wins Early Career Award for work in child development.
Tulane researcher wins Early Career Award for work in child development

April 17, 2019

Tulane researcher Sarah Gray wins Early Career Award for work in child development.

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Preservation studies expert talks about fire, restoration at Notre Dame Cathedral

April 16, 2019

John Stubbs, director of preservation studies at Tulane University School of Architecture, has studied the Notre Dame Cathedral extensively and teaches about it in his classes. He talks about the loss and restoration of this historic monument.

"Like millions of others, I hurt for the place," Stubbs says. "But I also, as a building doctor who's seen a lot of restoration all over the world, I have no doubt it can be restored."

School of Professional Advancement Dean Suri Duitch, left, presents a graduate with a diploma during the 2018 SoPA Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony. (Photo by Frank L. Aymami III)
School of Professional Advancement recounts great strides through first two years

April 16, 2019

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) was relaunched in 2017 with a new name, an updated look and a renewed focus on working adults, career advancement and applied and innovative programs that are relevant to the modern-day workplace. In less than two years, the results are nothing short of a renaissance for a school that traces its roots back to the late 1800s.  

The Skin You're In
Tulane University, WHIV to launch inaugural Public Health Film Festival

April 15, 2019

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV-LP and the Southern Center for Health Equity will produce the inaugural Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans to showcase cinematic stories that emphasize disparities in both public health and basic individual rights. 


Carville to headine Tulane Law School conference
James Carville to headline Tulane Entertainment and Sports Law Conference

April 10, 2019

Renowned political strategist James Carville will headline Tulane Law School’s 2nd Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Conference April 12 at Tulane.

William Balée
Tulane anthropologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests

April 10, 2019

Tulane University anthropology professor William Balée has been named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to document the historical ecology of the lower Amazon basin.