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Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
James “Mac” Hyman, the Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics at Tulane University, is using mathematical models to better understand and predict the spread of COVID-19 and to quantify the effectiveness of various efforts to stop it.   The goal of Hyman’s work in “...
May 22, 2019 - Barri Bronston

In the program for the upcoming 13th World Congress of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell later this year in China, new PhD graduate Derek Dashti is described as a “renowned speaker” alongside some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and young investigators. “It’s a thrill just to be in...

May 22, 2019 - Tulane Today staff

Five Tulane University faculty members received universitywide teaching awards during the 2019 Commencement ceremony — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising, and instructional...

May 18, 2019 - Mary Ann Travis

“Wherever you go, don’t forget the lessons of this place,” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told graduates at Tulane University Commencement on Saturday, May 18.  More than 3,000 candidates representing all 50 states, more than 50 countries, and each of the university’s nine schools earned their academic...

May 15, 2019 - Laura D. Kelley

Margaret K. “Meg” Maurer of Forest Lake, Minnesota, a Newcomb Scholar and 2019 graduating senior, died in a tragic accident on March 5. The Tulane community mourns the loss of this truly exceptional person. Meg, an outstanding and dedicated student by any measure, was the recipient of numerous...

May 14, 2019 - Barri Bronston

A Tulane University biomedical engineering professor will share in a $2.6 million grant to research better ways of managing acute respiratory distress syndrome, also known as ARDS, a rapidly progressive disease caused by fluid buildup in the lungs and an overwhelming inflammatory response.  With no...

May 13, 2019 - Mary Sparacello

Tulane University student-athletes are known for their excellence on the field and in the classroom, and now the best of the best are receiving recognition on a wall in the James W. Wilson Intercollegiate Athletics Center. The “Graduated With Honors Wall” was made possible by the generosity of...

May 10, 2019 - Jasmine Davidson

  On Feb. 16, Tulane bioinnovation PhD student Samantha Kurtz was selected as the winner of the 2019 Three Minute Thesis Competition. The contest took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the annual meeting of the Council of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS). As its name suggests, participants have...

May 07, 2019 - Barri Bronston

As the role of artificial intelligence (AI) expands in daily life, so too does the need to engage in research into how to most effectively build AI technologies that align with positive values and ethics. That is one of the areas that Tulane University researcher Nicholas Mattei specializes in and...

May 07, 2019 - Barri Bronston

Tulane University has received a $5 million commitment to fund a Presidential Chair from alumni Marcela Villareal de Panetta and Bernard J. Panetta II. Ms. de Panetta is a member of the Board of Tulane and the Dean’s Council of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her husband...

Apr 25, 2019 - Mary Ann Travis

Protecting the planet is what Lisa Jackson said she is most passionate about. Jackson is vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple, the American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple is known for its computer hardware, software...

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