Reggie Ferreira, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Tulane-based Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, has been named to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee tasked with developing a framework for responding to intimate partner violence during public health emergencies.
Thanks to some area teachers who incorporated last year’s New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University into their classwork, high school students experienced thought-provoking discussions from leading authors, a taste of college life and close encounters with the written word — and they are eager to return for the 2023 fest. Read more on the Tulane News site.
Ron Hunter, men’s basketball head coach, attained his 500th career win with Tulane’s 83-82 victory over Temple University. The Green Wave basketball team earned a bye in the first round of the AAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will face the winner of Wichita State and Tulsa on Friday at 8 p.m. Read more on the Tulane Athletics website.
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University opens Thursday, March 9, on the uptown campus. The festival will begin with a lunchtime session with David Rubenstein and Gary Ginsberg about how to invest. The evening sessions will feature a conversation with Michelle Miller, “CBS Saturday Morning” co-host, and Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general, followed by Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, and Walter Isaacson, festival co-chair and Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American History and Values at Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts. On Friday, sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and feature several renowned authors including, Imani Perry, Sarah M. Broom, Cleo Wade, Brian Greene, Jon Meacham, Eddie S. Glaude and more. The day’s sessions will also feature local chefs Kevin Belton, Alon Shaya and Susan Spicer, and later in the day Tulane President Michael A. Fitts will be in conversation with Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Visit the Book Fest website for more information, including a day-by-day schedule.
Walter Isaacson and Cheryl Landrieu, co-chairs of the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane, share their goals for this year’s festival and discuss their vision for future Book Festivals.
According to a study conducted by Kevin Callison, assistant professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and The Murphy Institute, there was an increase in patient cancer screenings when employers were mandated to provide paid sick leave from 2012-2019.
Commenting on a study he led that compared popular American diets’ carbon impact, Diego Rose, professor and nutrition program director at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, says he did not expect for keto diets to have very high greenhouse gas emissions in comparison to the vegan diet.
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