Fall 2021

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

Fall 2021
A recollection of a ‘what-if’ rock ’n’ roll encounter in a Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn club 60 years ago.
Fall 2021
Tulane is more invested and focused on engineering than ever before.
Fall 2021
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Fall 2021
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Tulane will purchase five transit buses with electric vehicle technology. Charging stations will be installed to support them. The shuttle buses will service the regular university shuttle route that links the uptown and downtown campuses and affiliate programs. The new buses will be part of the university’s fleet in 2022. Staff will collect and analyze data on the performance and costs of the shuttle buses, with the goal of sharing Tulane’s experience with fleet managers in the region and at other universities.
Fall 2021
Tulane is investing $5.7 million to significantly expand the Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI) into a universitywide center focused on finding better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease and translate scientific discoveries into medical practices that improve patient care and public health. The institute will include new graduate degree programs to develop the next generation of clinical investigators, new training programs for clinical research coordinators and a shared “biobank” freezer farm to store and preserve patient samples for use by researchers across…
Fall 2021
“The reason that we’re not treating COVID like any other virus, like we treat smallpox and mumps, is that it became politicized.”
Fall 2021
The Hogan Jazz Archive has been renamed the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz. The archive will expand the scope of its collections, including acquisitions that document late-20th-century and 21st-century contemporary jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, hip-hop and rock musicians in New Orleans and the surrounding region, as well as the industry and culture that fosters and supports those artists. The archive, part of Tulane University Special Collections, is a leading and internationally renowned source for research on traditional New Orleans jazz and music starting in the…
Fall 2021
Suzana Savkovic, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the School of Medicine, and a team of researchers are investigating the relationship between obesity and enhanced risk for colon cancer. One of the emerging possibilities with regard to colon cancer is that excess lipids accumulate in both the fat-storing and non-fat-storing tissues of obese individuals. The lipids are stored and are seen at higher volumes in colonic tumors relative to normal tissues. Savkovic and her team were awarded a five-year, $1.6 million National Cancer Institute grant for this work.
Fall 2021
The Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities — based at the School of Liberal Arts — will widen its scope to include undergraduates, new community relationships through more public events and groundbreaking work on a national level. The expansion is made possible by a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program will expand its local network by co-sponsoring additional community events that connect activists, artists and scholars.