Matthew Dalva, an award-winning neuroscientist whose research focuses on how the connections of the brain form and are changed by experience, has been appointed as director of the Tulane Brain Institute and the university’s newest Presidential Chair. Dalva will join Tulane in late February 2023.
Tracie Ransom will join Tulane Law School as the inaugural assistant dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, bringing a wealth of legal experience as well as deep expertise and leadership in promoting EDI principles in higher education, the legal profession and corporate settings. Read more on the Tulane Law School website.
Send Silence Packing, an interactive display that uses backpacks to communicate personal stories of real lives lost to suicide, came to the Berger Family Lawn on the uptown campus on Nov. 2. See the photo.
Kiki Petrosino, the award-winning author of White Blood: a Lyric of Virginia (2020) and three other poetry books, is the 2022 Florie Gale Arons Poet. Petrosino will read from her works on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Diboll Gallery of The Commons. Petrosino, the recipient of a Pushcart Prize among other honors, directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia, where she is a professor of poetry. Since 1999, the annual Florie Gale Arons Poetry Program, sponsored by the Newcomb Institute, has brought a distinguished woman-identified poet to the Tulane campus for a poetry reading and workshop. Read more on the event Wavesync page.
John Sabo, director of the Tulane ByWater Institute, discusses how climate change has contributed to the Mississippi River’s low water levels.
Brandon Davis, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the School of Liberal Arts, provides his expertise on the upcoming midterm elections.
Thomas LaVeist, dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, says it is unknown whether significant numbers of unvaccinated people would still get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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