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New Orleans natives and best-selling authors Michael Lewis and Walter Isaacson will discuss their work during the current pandemic in a virtual discussion on Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m. CDT.
Tulane to host virtual discussion with best-selling authors Michael Lewis and Walter Isaacson

June 22, 2020

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host ‘Home and Away,’ a virtual discussion between renowned authors Michael Lewis and Walter Isaacson, on Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m. CDT. The two New Orleans natives will interview each other about their current works during the pandemic, as well as discuss their previous books. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.

Jay Kolls
Tulane University researchers develop synthetic antibody against COVID-19

June 22, 2020

Researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine have designed a synthetic protein that early research shows can act as a decoy to intercept and neutralize the coronavirus before it cause infection.  

Alternatives needed to supplement Bonnet Carre Spillway
Tulane study calls for alternatives to Bonnet Carré Spillway to improve river management

June 18, 2020

A new Tulane University study has demonstrated the efficacy of upper river diversions as a means to improve river management and reduce the volume of water flowing through the spillway.

Chad Steele
Tulane receives $2 million to decipher why some asthmatics are highly sensitive to fungi

June 17, 2020

The spores that live on everything from carpets to ceiling tiles can cause a severe reaction among the large group of asthmatics who demonstrate sensitivity to fungi.  A new Tulane University study aims to discover why this certain group of asthmatics experiences worse asthma, characterized by lower lung function and a more severe allergic reactions, when compared to asthmatics who react to other irritants.

Gen. Wesley Clark to speak at Tulane.
Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) to address Tulane students

June 16, 2020

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) will join Chris Fettweis, an associate professor of political science at Tulane, for a conversation about U.S. strategy during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Gulf South Anthropocene Working Group addresses the theme “Racialized Violence” for upcoming Braid and Flow events

June 15, 2020

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South (NOCGS) has partnered with The Water Leaders Institute and The Blue House NOLA to host Braid and Flow, a series of online gatherings that address ecological and political dynamics of our time. 

Renowned national authors Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Kiese Laymon and Cleo Wade will discuss “Race in America” in the next New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University virtual discussion on Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. CDT.
Tulane to host virtual discussion on “Race in America” with renowned authors Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Cleo Wade and Kiese Laymon

June 15, 2020

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host a virtual discussion on “Race in America” with a trio of renowned national authors, including Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Kiese Laymon and Cleo Wade, on Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. CDT. Michelle Miller, CBS News national correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” will moderate the discussion. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.

Lenore Benson Raborn and Robert Raborn met at Tulane in 1946, were married for 52 years and will eventually donate a $1.925 million trust to their alma mater. (Photos courtesy of the Raborn family).
The meeting of a lifetime: How two Tulanians forged a life and lasting legacy together

June 15, 2020

The chance meeting of a pair of Tulane University students at a medical school fraternity party almost 75 years ago led to a life filled with family, service and a lasting legacy that will continue at Tulane for years to come.

Tulane researchers Bruce Gibb and Hank Ashbaugh
Roll over, Aristotle, nature doesn’t always hate a vacuum

June 15, 2020

A Tulane study provides new insights on how to modify the stickiness of molecular building blocks, allowing engineers to build materials, like gels, from the bottom-up.

Rob Katz and Elana Amsterdam
Tulane receives $1 million gift from Elana Amsterdam and Rob Katz to expand COVID-19 testing

June 08, 2020

Tulane University has received a $1 million gift from Elana Amsterdam and her husband Rob Katz to significantly expand its molecular pathology lab to increase COVID-19 testing capacity within the region.