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 Tulane Empowers

Plan to turn algae into oil wins prize
Tulane team wins this year’s Domain Cos. New Orleans Entrepreneur Challenge for ReactWell, with a patent-pending technology to convert algae into crude oil.
 
Match game on campus looks for potential donors
Students are swabbing the cheeks of volunteers, whose tissue data will be entered into the National Bone Marrow Registry.
 
Book offers multilingual help for Haitian children
For their graduation requirement, social work students created The Big Shake, a book to help children in Haiti process trauma.
 
Tribe Turns to Tulane to Revive Language
Linguistics program comes to aid of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe needing help to recover its “dead” native language.
 
Pro Bono Work Earns Top Award
Tulane Law School has been named Law School of the Year by the Pro Bono Project of Southeastern Louisiana.
 
Drop-In Center Offers Safe Place for Area Youth
Social work grad Isabella Christodoulou reaches homeless and at-risk youth with “guerilla therapy.”

Tulane hosts Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011

Families of current Tulane University students and Green Wave alumni will return to New Orleans Oct. 17-23, as Tulane kicks off Homecoming and Family Weekend and “Wave ’11,” an All-Alumni Reunion party. 

October 12, 2011

Numerous special events will take place leading up to the Homecoming football game, which pits the Green Wave against Memphis on Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Before the game, from 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., there will be music, food and fun at a tailgating party in Champions Square. 

Homecoming Weekend's many other highlights include tours, artistic demonstrations, musical performances and special guest speakers, including Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), NASA Astronaut and Tulane alumnus Doug Hurley, and Paul Rice, Founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA. Many Homecoming events are open to the public, including a pep rally and fireworks display on the Lavin-Bernick Center Quad on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., followed by a free concert by Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
 
The Helluva Hullabaloo Auction & Party, benefiting Tulane student-athletes,will be held Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. The online auction at http://riptide.me/YL is now live and continues through Oct. 27, offering items such as a free trip to Hawaii to watch the Green Wave football team, 2011 World Series tickets, dinner with Mary Matalin and James Carville, and many more prizes.

A full schedule of Homecoming events is available at http://tulane.edu/homecoming.

 

 

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