Also In This Issue

Dr. Paul Whelton sits outside in New Orleans

Compassionate Doctor, Tireless Researcher

Dr. Paul Kieran Whelton leads the way in the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure, a global killer. Continue Reading

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Complex Problems, Complex Answers

Tulane is a leader in breaking down barriers between disciplines and creating collaborations. Continue Reading

people walk outside past a banner for New Orleans Book Festival on Tulane campus


The second annual New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, held March 9-11, attracted over 12,000 book lovers of all ages to the uptown campus. Continue Reading

man wears virtual reality headset to relax


The School of Social Work and Tulane Athletics have teamed up to support athletes’ training and mental health through virtual reality–based mindfulness. Continue Reading

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A new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared popular diets on both nutritional quality and environmental impact and found that the keto and paleo diets, as eaten by American adults, scored among the lowest on overall nutrition quality and were among the highest on carbon emissions. Continue Reading

Quarterback Michael Pratt prepares to throw the football

Quarterback Pratt Returns

Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt refused to let the last 4½ minutes of this year’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic get to him. Continue Reading

Dr. Keith Ferdinand and a group of Tulane students


Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed racial and ethnic health disparities nationwide, those disparities continue to exist in American communities of color. Continue Reading

sticker that reads "cotton bowl or bust"


Eternal optimists and lifelong Tulane fans like Richard Roussel never gave up on Green Wave football — and they were rewarded with the epic Goodyear Classic Cotton Bowl win in January. Continue Reading

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In 1997, Tulane physics professor Wayne Reed developed a technology in his lab to make the production of polymers — which are used to create plastics and other widely used products — greener and more efficient. Continue Reading

Nick Spitzer sits with a microphone, headphones and a computer


Nick Spitzer, professor of anthropology, celebrates 25 years as producer and host of the public radio program “American Routes.” Broadcasting from a studio on the Tulane uptown campus, Spitzer continues to be grateful to “meet and converse” with vernacular musical artists as he brings their stories to a million listeners weekly. Continue Reading

Portrait of dancer Michelle Gibson wearing a hat

Impression: Michelle Gibson

Since leaving New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Michelle Gibson has taken the city’s culture to the world through her own New Orleans second-line aesthetic, a unique blend of dance styles ranging from Afro-funk to jazz. Continue Reading

Jackson Smith stands on the grounds of Bastion Community at sunset.

Impression: Jackson Smith

The resilience and community of New Orleans led Jackson Smith (SLA ’07, L ’18), a Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan, to make the city his home. Continue Reading

Dean Brian Edwards, Provost Robin Forman and Professor Michael Cohen process in academic regalia


The achievements of Tulane faculty shone bright in early 2023 with back-to-back investiture ceremonies celebrating top-tier faculty as they formally assumed prestigious roles. Continue Reading

Margo Fogelman stands with hand on the shoulder of Mark Fogelman

Business School Receives $1M from Mark and Margo Fogelman

Longtime Tulane University supporters Mark and Margo Fogelman are giving $1 million to the A. B. Freeman School of Business to create a real estate certificate program for undergraduate business students interested in pursuing careers in the industry. Continue Reading

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$1.3M Will Support Stone Center’s Ongoing Study of Latin America

Reaffirming its nearly century-long commitment to Latin American studies at Tulane, the Zemurray Foundation of New Orleans has donated $1.3 million to the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Continue Reading

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A record number of Tulanians came together to break fundraising records on March 21, raising nearly $1.4 million on Tulane University’s sixth annual giving day. Continue Reading