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Just do it – Runsdorf Award winners embody the spirit of public service
Public service is a hallmark of the Tulane student experience; however, some students go above and beyond in achieving the Tulane ideal of excelling academically by using their skills and knowledge in service to the community. Two such students are Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce and Mollie Sloter, the...
May 30, 2017 - New Wave staff

Tulane University’s Reunion Weekend set the stage for the Emeritus Club induction ceremony and awards, the annual alumni event that honors two distinguished classmates. This year the Emeritus Club welcomed the Class of 1967 into its ranks during their undergraduate 50th Reunion, and bestowed...

May 26, 2017 - Mary Cross

More than 60 Posse scholars applied, but only five college sophomores from across the nation were selected as the inaugural group of Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows. In that number was Tulane University student Younes Boulares, who has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills early in his...

May 26, 2017 - Paula Burch-Celentano

Terry McAfee, a post doc researcher in the physics department, prepares to start the Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring Polymerization system in the lab of Professor Wayne Reed on Friday in the Merryl and Sam Israel, Jr. Environmental Sciences Building. The system, also known as ACOMP,...

May 20, 2017 - Faith Dawson

Tulane University President Mike Fitts gave the 2,800 members of the Class of 2017 a commencement speech chock-full of humorous student vernacular. “I don’t understand most of what I’m about to say,” he deadpanned, before referring to them as being “on fleek” (looking great)  and ending up as “fam...

May 18, 2017 - Faith Dawson

Two President’s Awards for Graduate and Professional Teaching will be bestowed during Commencement 2017. The recipients are Janet C. Hoeffel, Catherine D. Pierson Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, and Victor Moll, professor of mathematics in the School of Science and Engineering. (...

May 17, 2017 - Faith Dawson

The recipients of the 2017 Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowships are Elisabeth McMahon, associate professor in the Department of History and Africana Studies in the School of Liberal Arts; and Beth Wee, senior professor of practice in the Department of Psychology and associate dean for...

May 16, 2017 - Barri Bronston

An interdisciplinary team from Tulane University’s bioinnovation and biomedical engineering departments within the School of Science and Engineering has won the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) in Mountain View, California, receiving a first-place prize of $30,000. Representing the...

May 15, 2017 - New Wave staff

Local comedian and New Orleans Pelicans superfan Chris Trew had a burning question: What are the Pelicans' chances of scoring big in the NBA Draft Lottery on May 16? See if you can keep up as Michelle Lacey, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics in the Tulane School of Science and...

May 11, 2017 - Mary Ann Travis

This year’s commencement will be different for Nick Altiero. It will be his last graduation ceremony as dean of the School of Science and Engineering, which he has led since it was created in 2006 as part of the university’s post-Katrina Renewal Plan. From 2000 to 2006, Altiero was dean of Tulane’s...

May 08, 2017 - Barri Bronston

Two professors in the Tulane School of Science and Engineering have won prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) awards for young faculty members. Matthew Escarra, an assistant professor of engineering physics, and Eliot Kapit, an assistant professor of physics, are two of approximately 500...

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