Tulane University and Louisiana State University have been awarded $22 million by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to lead a 15-member consortium that will chart a new course for the future of the fragile Lower Mississippi River Delta. Mead Allison, chair of Tulane’s Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering, is co-leading the consortium.
The Faculty Innovation Council (FIC), spearheaded by the Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII), is composed of Tulane faculty members who possess expertise in their areas of study and who will help guide the direction of innovation and commercialization at the institute. The FIC is chaired by Tony Hu (left), Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Biotechnology Innovation and director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics, and Kimberly Gramm (right), the David and Marion Mussafer Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer at TUII. Read more on the Tulane News website.
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University hosted bestselling authors and native New Orleanians Walter Isaacson and Michael Lewis for an insightful discussion on their recent biographies on Elon Musk and Sam Bankman-Fried. Read more on the Book Fest website.
The award-winning Perfume de Gardenias, considered one of the 21st century’s most important Puerto Rican films, will be screened Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stone Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Macha Colón. The film tackles the social landscape of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, all through the eyes of a group of aging Puerto Rican women. The screening is presented by the Tulane Department of English, the Center for Scholars, the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, the Undergraduate Activities Fund, and the Institute for Cuban and Caribbean Studies. Visit the event Wavesync page for more information and to RSVP.
Diego Rose, nutrition program director at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, discusses a study he co-authored that shows making small dietary substitutions such as swapping beef for chicken can reduce the average American’s food-based carbon footprint by more than 35%.
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