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Excess fluoride linked to cognitive impairment in children

October 26, 2023

A study of 74 children in rural Ethiopian villages with a wide range of naturally occurring fluoride in drinking water found that children exposed to excess fluoride performed worse on cognition tests
Swap beef for chicken in a burger
Study shows simple diet swaps can cut carbon emissions and improve your health

October 26, 2023

Making one small diet change -- chicken instead of beef, plant milk instead of cow's milk -- could significantly curb carbon emissions and increase the healthfulness of your diet.
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New Orleans Book Festival and New Orleans Entrepreneur Week announce partnership and date assignment

October 24, 2023

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University and New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) will take place during the same week this spring, creating an even bigger draw for those looking to celebrate culture, innovation, big ideas, and books. The partnership begins with NOEW’s kickoff on Monday, March 11 and with Book Fest’s kickoff on Thursday evening, March 14, 2024. Thursday, March 14, will serve as a “crossover day,” with featured programming by both events.

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Tulane surges ahead with 'Always the Audacious'

October 20, 2023

When Tulane University first launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history— Only the Audacious, the campaign for an ever bolder Tulane — the goal was to redefine what is possible for Tulane's future. Now the momentum shows no sign of slowing as President Michael A. Fitts announced today that the campaign will continue as Always the Audacious.

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Tulane receives $10 million gift from Don and Lora Peters to upgrade athletics facilities

October 16, 2023

Longtime Tulane supporters Don and Lora Peters have increased their recent commitment to Tulane Athletics to over $10 million, which will serve as a lead gift for “Investing in Excellence,” a major capital campaign to upgrade facilities and infrastructure across the university’s athletic programs.

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No FOMO here - study finds social media photos may drive new customers away

October 16, 2023

Social media marketers sharing photos of people vacationing in exotic locales or attending events at exclusive venues may actually be driving new customers away, according to a recently published Tulane University study.

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Tulane receives 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

October 15, 2023

Tulane University has received the 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Tulane professor elected to National Academy of Medicine for his global impact in cardiovascular disease research

October 09, 2023

Tulane epidemiologist and professor Dr. Jiang He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine — one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine — for leading hypertension research that has helped transform cardiovascular disease prevention efforts across the globe. 

Study shows prior exposure to common virus shields against birth defects and miscarriage

October 05, 2023

Researchers at Tulane University have shown for the first time that mothers are much less likely to transmit a common virus known to cause miscarriages and birth defects if they are exposed to the virus prior to becoming pregnant. The study marks a significant step toward the development of a vaccine that could protect mothers and their babies.

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Tulane composer and pianist Courtney Bryan awarded 2023 MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant’

October 04, 2023

Tulane University composer and pianist Courtney Bryan has been named a 2023 “genius grant” recipient by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the most coveted honors in academia, the arts and sciences.