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Anne Rice
Tulane University opens Anne Rice’s complete archive for research

April 11, 2022

The complete archival collection of famed bestselling New Orleans author Anne Rice is now open by appointment to the general public and campus community for research through the Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC), a division of Tulane University Libraries.

2022 Honorary Degrees
Baseball legend, AI pioneer, Marine Corps commandant and comedian/actor to be honored at Tulane Commencement

April 08, 2022

Four individuals who have made major contributions in fields ranging from sports and entertainment to national defense and artificial intelligence will receive honorary degrees at Tulane University’s 2022 Commencement.


Henry “Hank” Aaron, one of baseball’s greatest players; Gen. David H. Berger, a Tulane graduate and commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Ken Jeong, a medical doctor who became one of the country’s most sought-after comedic actors and Dr. Rosalind Picard, an inventor, engineer, scientist and pioneer in artificial intelligence, will receive honorary degrees at the May 21 ceremony. Aaron will receive Tulane’s first-ever posthumous honorary degree.

Tracy Fischer, PhD
Tulane study shows COVID-19’s lingering impacts on the brain

April 01, 2022

COVID-19 patients commonly report having headaches, confusion and other neurological symptoms, but doctors don’t fully understand how the disease targets the brain during infection. Now, researchers at Tulane University have shown in detail how COVID-19 affects the central nervous system, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. 

Tulane researcher wins Early Career Award
Tulane researcher wins NSF award to study Earth’s ‘explosive’ tectonic reactions

March 31, 2022

Tulane researcher Colin Jackson has won a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to further his research on the chemistry of planets.

Tulane political science professor Mirya Holman is getting national recognition for her research about gender in urban politics
Researchers to evaluate program to recruit more women for civic boards and commissions

March 15, 2022

Researchers from Tulane and University of Notre Dame will be working on a five-year research program with United WE to assess the efficacy of the Appointments Project®, which works to empower women and strengthen communities by increasing gender parity on civic boards and commissions. 

Ken Jeong
Actor, producer, writer and doctor Ken Jeong to address Tulane’s 2022 graduates

March 14, 2022

Ken Jeong, who honed his skills in New Orleans’ comedy clubs while completing his medical residency and a fellowship at Tulane’s School of Medicine in the 1990s, will be the keynote speaker at Tulane’s Commencement 2022.

Joseph Mudd, PhD
Could a common virus be a barrier to curing HIV? Tulane University awarded $4.1 million to find out

March 09, 2022

Researchers at Tulane University will use a new $4.1 million NIH grant to investigate how a common virus may help HIV persist in viral reservoirs and out of reach of leading antiretroviral therapies

Tulane Brain Institue receives $14 million award for estrogen study
Tulane awarded $14 million NIH grant to study why heart disease, diabetes may blunt brain benefits of estrogen therapy

March 04, 2022

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $14.17 million grant to the Tulane University Brain Institute for a five-year study to understand why the brain-protecting benefits of estrogen don’t apply to all women, especially those with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.

Tulane School of Social Work studying burnout among health care workers
Tulane wins $2.27 million grant to combat burnout among health care workers

March 04, 2022

The Tulane School of Social Work has been awarded a $2.27 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and implement a plan to address retention, burnout and overall wellbeing and resiliency of the health care workforce.

2022 Poster
Book Festival reveals inaugural 2022 poster

March 03, 2022

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University unveiled its official 2022 poster for the inaugural event, which features the artwork of Emma Fick, a talented local author, artist and illustrator from nearby Covington who now lives and works in New Orleans.