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School of Social Work celebrates Trailblazers
Coming soon: Social Work Trailblazers artwork from New Orleans Artist Terrance Osborne

February 17, 2021

Tulane School of Social Work joins forces with New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne in celebration of Trailblazers.

The 2021 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will now take place in-person, Oct. 21-23, on Tulane’s uptown campus.
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University moves to Oct. 21-23

February 12, 2021

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced new dates today for its 2021 festival. The three-day event will now take place in-person, Oct. 21-23, on Tulane’s uptown campus. The top priority of festival organizers is the health and safety of everyone in attendance, as well as the New Orleans community. The 2021 festival will adhere to city, state and national COVID-19 protocols.

Cecilia Aldarondo to headline Tulane lectureship
Award-winning documentary producer Cecilia Aldarondo to headline Tulane lectureship

February 12, 2021

Award-winning filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo will headline the School of Liberal Arts' second annual Bobby Yan Lectureship in Media and Social Change.

Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte, vice president for Research
Tulane launches multidisciplinary Centers of Excellence aimed at complex research challenges

February 10, 2021

Tulane University will fund three new multidisciplinary Research Centers of Excellence focused on personalized medicine, sex differences in medicine and emerging infectious diseases — all distinct research challenges relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chad Roy
Researchers unravel what makes someone a COVID-19 super-spreader

February 09, 2021

Researchers at Tulane University, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have learned that obesity, advanced age and COVID-19 infection correlate with a propensity to breathe out more respiratory droplets — key spreaders of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Dean Thomas LaVeist
Dean LaVeist, Black health experts call for Black Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19

February 08, 2021

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Dean Thomas LaVeist authored a New York Times op/ed  signed by 59 other Black health experts from the National Academy of Medicine urging Black Americans to get vaccinated.Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Dean Thomas LaVeist authored a New York Times op/ed  signed by 59 other Black health experts from the National Academy of Medicine urging Black Americans to get vaccinated.

Tulane University will remain test-optional for students applying this fall for a spot in Tulane’s 2022 entering class. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)
Tulane University will remain test-optional for 2021-22 applicants

February 08, 2021

For the second consecutive year, Tulane University will remain test-optional for students applying this fall for a spot in Tulane’s 2022 entering class. Going “test-optional” means these students will not be required to submit test scores for the SAT or ACT as part of the Tulane admissions process.

Tulane engineering students win first place in design competition
Tulane engineering students place first in design competition

February 05, 2021

A team of Tulane engineering students came in first place in a design competition aimed at helping veterans.

Presidential Speaker Series features Lisa Jackson and Douglas Hurley
Tulane President Michael Fitts to host virtual conversation with Lisa Jackson and Douglas Hurley

February 05, 2021

Tulane President Michael Fitts will host the third installment of the Presidential Speaker Series — Mindset: Breaking Barriers featuring Lisa Jackson and Col. Douglas G. Hurley this week via Zoom.

Board of Tulane member Richard Yulman (right) and his daughter, Katy Yulman-Williamson (NC ’05), have announced a $5 million matching-challenge gift to increase scholarships at Tulane. (Photo courtesy of the Yulman Family)
Yulman family makes $5 million matching-challenge gift to expand scholarships at Tulane

February 03, 2021

The family who led the charge to build Tulane’s Yulman Stadium is stepping up once more for the university, this time with a $5 million matching-challenge gift to increase scholarship opportunities for all students.