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After Images

Photography professor AnnieLaurie Erickson captures the strange beauty of an industrialized Louisiana landscape. Continue Reading

Circa 1960 photo of the Beatles with Stuart Sutcliffe

In the Mist of Memory: the Beatles and My JYA Experience

A recollection of a ‘what-if’ rock ’n’ roll encounter in a Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn club 60 years ago. Continue Reading

Engineering student Hillary Smith works on a project in Maker Space lab.

Boundless Solutions

Tulane is more invested and focused on engineering than ever before. Continue Reading

students take selfies at A. B. Freeman's 2021 commencement exercises

2021 Graduates Tested to the Max

Declaring the Class of ’21 the “most tested” in Tulane history (literally and figuratively, with Tulane students taking half a million COVID-19 tests this academic year to allow for in-person learning), President Michael A. Fitts conferred 3,014 academic degrees during a virtual Unified Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22. Continue Reading

Caroline Barber-Pierre outside the Caroline Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life

New Home for Equity

Two centers dedicated to fostering equitable social, cultural and academic programming so that all students can thrive during their years at Tulane have a new campus home. Continue Reading

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Lyme Infection

Tulane researchers found the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in the brain tissue of a woman who had long suffered neurocognitive impairment after her diagnosis and treatment for the tick-borne disease. Continue Reading

Corey Dublin playing in Tulane vs. Navy, October 26, 2019

Ready For a New Season

Corey Dublin, a left guard on the Green Wave football team, would never wish for a global pandemic. Continue Reading

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Student Voices Amplified

When we commit to elevating the perspectives of all people, we spark important conversations that strengthen the academic community as a whole. Continue Reading

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Gridiron Handles

Fullback Felts, tackle Upton, halfback Zimmerman, guard Scafide and tight end Haynes played in the 1932 Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Continue Reading

Jenny Mercein, assistant professor of theatre

Stages of a Career

Before she knew she wanted to be an actor, Jenny Mercein knew she wanted to be a teacher. Continue Reading

Taofeeq Adebayo sits at a desk in a classroom

Impression: Taofeeq Adebayo

Taofeeq Adebayo’s idea was so simple, and yet the opportunity it afforded would benefit thousands of schoolchildren. Continue Reading

Katie Pearlman looks out window surrounded by plants including a banana tree

Impression: Katie Pearlman

Music is an essential part of many people’s lives, something taken for granted as always being there to provide entertainment, joy, celebration and even solace. Continue Reading

Jane Wolfe portrait in her restaurant surrounded by book cover decorations

Jane Wolfe: Restaurateur & Literacy Advocate

Jane (SLA ’12) and Scott Wolfe have spent a lifetime together composing their own remarkable story as a couple who met as teenagers, married and forged a relationship as business partners in one of New Orleans’ most successful restaurants.  Continue Reading

Kenny and Lisa Jackson

Alumna’s Gift of $1 Million Will Expand Tulane Summer Success Program

Lisa Jackson, a Board of Tulane member and Apple’s vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives, and her husband, Kenneth, contribute to the Newcomb-Tulane College Summer Experience. Continue Reading

David Flowerree

Alumni Couple’s $2 Million Gift Will Target Climate Change

A gift from alumni David and Jane Flowerree is establishing two professorships aimed at finding solutions to the environmental crisis facing Louisiana and other areas. Continue Reading

Denys Bondar and Diyar Talbayev

W. M. Keck Foundation Grant Could Spark “Breakthrough” Technologies

Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering has been awarded a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to do what no physicist has ever done before: see through opaque matter using superoscillations of light in a time-domain spectroscopy lab. Continue Reading

Mellon Fellows Taofeeq Adebayo, a PhD student, and Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah, a chemistry professor, are collaborators on Adebayo’s translation project.

Community-Engaged Humanities Program Will Expand With $1.5 Million Mellon Foundation Grant

The Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities is widening its scope, thanks to a new Mellon Foundation grant. Continue Reading

Kikie and Robert Priddy

Priddy Family’s $1 Million Gift Will Treat Veterans

The Priddy Family Foundation’s donation to the Tulane University Center for Brain Health will help treat military veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues related to their service. Continue Reading