Nick Spitzer, professor of anthropology at the School of Liberal Arts, has been named a 2023 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award in the traditional arts. Spitzer is celebrating 25 years of producing and hosting the popular public radio show “American Routes,” which showcases a range of American music through stories, interviews and songs.
A Tulane Law grad delves into the ins and outs of the 19th-century U.S. Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson, which was the rationale for Jim Crow racial segregation laws until another landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education, overturned them in 1954. Read more and the latest issue of Tulanian Magazine on the Tulanian website.
A Tulane study has found that more people get screened for cancer when employers are mandated to provide paid sick leave. Read more on the Tulane News website.
Last week, Tulane hosted the annual Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair, which is open to 6th- through 12th-grade students in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. See the photos.
Deemed a “Mardi Gras for the mind,” The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University is a three-day literary event that offers readers of all ages a variety of engaging author discussions, panels, moderated conversations, book signings as well as a culinary symposium, a Family Day and a musical performance to close out the event. The festival will take place Thursday, March 9, through Saturday, March 11, across several locations on the Tulane uptown campus. The festival will feature a lineup of over 130 national, regional and local bestselling authors, along with local chefs and musicians. The festival is free and open to the public. Seating for all the sessions is first come, first served. Visit the Book Festival website for more information, including a full schedule of events.
The Tulane Department of English will host a lecture by Geoffrey Harpham, author, former director of the National Humanities Center, and former Tulane English professor. In Harpham’s lecture titled “Race: The Theory,” he will discuss the experience of creating an archive of texts that establish the concept of race. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 7, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 126A of Gibson Hall. Visit the Wavesync event page for more information.
Diego Rose, professor and nutrition program director at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, discusses a study he led that compared six popular American diets on the basis of environmental impact and nutritional quality.
Dr. Shauna Levy, assistant professor, bariatric surgeon and medical director of the Tulane Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, writes an opinion piece about the need for all Americans, not just federal employees, to have health insurance coverage for anti-obesity medications.
Yilu Lin, research assistant professor at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, comments on a study that found the costs of insulin, particularly the out-of-pocket costs for uninsured patients, have increased in the U.S. from 2009-2018.
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