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Donors give $2 million to help Tulane faculty more aggressively compete for research dollars

October 22, 2019

The process of securing grants will get easier for Tulane University researchers thanks to a substantial gift from Tulane alumna and board member Elizabeth “Libby” Alexander and her husband Robert Alexander. The couple pledged $2 million to set up a fund to support faculty and the university’s research grant proposal development initiatives so that researchers can spend more time pursuing world-changing discoveries.

Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement will host a pair of executives from Epic Games on the business, development and process of today’s state-of-the-art games. (photo courtesy of Epic Games)
Epic Games’ David Stelzer, Kaye Vassey to speak at Tulane

October 21, 2019

Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) will host Epic Games executives David Stelzer, the head of Unreal Engine Business Development and Licensing, and Kaye Vassey, a senior technical animator for a discussion of the gaming from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Qatar Ballroom (#212) on the second floor of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. The event is free and open to the community. Limited seats are available. Please click here to RSVP.

Tulane social workers provide counseling to hotel workers
Tulane social workers provide counseling in wake of hotel collapse

October 18, 2019

Tulane social workers provide counseling to hotel collapse workers, first responders and others.

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Cowen Institute releases 2019 What Do Parents Think? poll

October 16, 2019


The Cowen Institute at Tulane University released What Do Parents Think?, a survey that chronicles community perceptions of public education in New Orleans after the first academic year of charter school unification under the Orleans Parish School Board.

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The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane reveals best-selling authors for inaugural 2020 lineup

October 16, 2019

The 2020 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, a new major literary event for the Crescent City, will take place March 19 - 21. 

Tulane study looks at arsenic levels in groundwater.
Tulane study points to natural cause for arsenic-tainted water

October 15, 2019

A Tulane study looks at arsenic levels in groundwater in western Louisiana.

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Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

October 14, 2019

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to a new Tulane University study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Tulane researcher is editor of journal issue honoring 40th anniversary of key cancer discovery

October 01, 2019

Leading p53 researcher Hua Lu, PhD, of Tulane University School of Medicine, was chosen to edit a special edition of the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology dedicated to the history of p53 research. The issue includes articles and perspectives from some of the world’s top research scientists from Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Northwestern and other universities along with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Tulane hosts ‘400 Years of Inequality’ in observance of slavery’s impact

September 27, 2019

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will bring together scholars, activists and community members for a day-long event observing the 400-year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America and exploring its lasting impact on inequalities for communities across the country.

Meghan Bush wins intern competition at NASA Glenn Research Center
Tulane student shows ‘Right Stuff’ at NASA Glenn Research Center competition

September 26, 2019

Meghan Bush wins intern competition at NASA Glenn Research Center.