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November 19 2013 USA Today College
Dana Sand - Students provide support to Philippines in wake of typhoon
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, the resulting destruction resonated with Catherine Cruz Bioc, a recent Emory University graduate.
November 15 2013 The New Wave
New Wave Staff - Campus groups team up for hunger and homelessness week
Several organizations on the Tulane University uptown campus are joining together to sponsor events in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 16–24, to raise donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Greater Acadiana.
November 11 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Internship sows seeds of inspiration
Like many seniors, Tabitha Mustafa was looking for an internship to round out her schedule and increase her odds of finding a job when she graduates. She went to the Tulane Center for Public Service internship fair last spring, then landed an opportunity that is parlaying a love of food and her coursework in Spanish and Latin American Studies into a unique experience while focusing her career goals.
November 06 2013 NobleHour Blog
Dolly Duplantier - How Volunteering and Service Can Help with College Admissions
Look at any college admissions application and once you get past the demographics, the next top sections comprise grades, standardized test scores and activities.
October 22 2013 The New Wave
Benton Oliver - Students: participate in Tulane Make a Difference Day
Tulane University students will have an opportunity to help out the community and notch hours for the Cowen Service Challenge on Saturday (Oct. 26) at Tulane Make a Difference Day, sponsored by the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS).
October 21 2013 The New Wave
Erika Herran - Alumna takes time to give back during reunion visit
A trip down memory lane for 25th reunion co-chair Nancy Rebold ascended into a meaningful journey of reflection and giving back. The 1988 psychology grad visited Tulane University to celebrate her reunion, make a leadership class gift and in true Tulane fashion, do volunteer work in the New Orleans community.
October 07 2013 The New Wave
Erika Herran - Undergraduate campaign seeks student service projects to fund
The first ever student-led Give Back Class Challenge will resonate with Tulane University students hungry to make a difference. Through the Give Back Class Challenge, undergraduates can apply to fund their own original or existing public service projects..
October 02 2013 The New Wave
Hannah Dean - Public service outreach inspires New Zealand trip
Vincent Ilustre, executive director of the Tulane Center for Public Service (CPS), traveled to New Zealand in August to spread the word about the university’s public service and engagement program. Interaction with communities outside of New Orleans by Ilustre and others has forged strong relationships for Tulane University and, as in this case, helped other universities develop community engagement programs.
September 30 2013 Volunteer Louisiana Blog
VL Staff - Five Regional Volunteers Named Champions of Service
Five regional volunteers have been named Champions of Service by Volunteer Louisiana and will be honored at a gala October 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.
September 26 2013 U.S. News
U.S. News Staff - College Students, Alums Share Their School Choices
Tulane University fosters a rich academic environment and a culture of engagement on and off campus. The university offers interdisciplinary majors, small class sizes and public service internships that enable all students to translate their classroom knowledge into real-world situations.
September 25 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Students gain firsthand experience in Ecuador
For some Tulane University students, a bird in the hand is … well, the most interesting way to learn about conservation.
September 25 2013 The New Wave
Benton Oliver - Student interns during an R&B night at Tipitina’s
It’s become abundantly clear over the past few weeks as an intern with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra that certain perks are inherent to working behind the scenes with the “first and only performing arts institution committed solely to the development of an industry for jazz in the city that created it.”
September 24 2013 The New Wave
Mary Ann Travis - New Orleans Film Festival seeking volunteers
If you love movies and want to learn more about film, media and visual storytelling while meeting fun, smart, cool people from New Orleans and around the world, you might want to volunteer for the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival.
September 23 2013 89.9 WWNO
Renee Peck - Voices From The Classroom: The Great Debate
The number one greatest success I’ve had in New Orleans is the Martin Behrman debate team. At Tulane University, four times a year we meet with 10, 12, 15 other middle schools and we talk about complicated issues that a middle schooler would never touch in a classroom, because it would never be on a test, ever. They talk about things that I think most adults in America can’t discuss at length. Last year we had a topic on the Electoral College. How many Americans can really tell you exactly what the Electoral College is?
September 20 2013 The New Wave
Barri Bronston - Student leader wins national civic engagement award
When Nhu Ngoc Pham, a senior at Tulane University, was named a Newman Civic Fellow this year, she couldn’t help but think that there were more deserving candidates.
September 20 2013 The New Wave
Jamie Logan - Documentary looks at struggles to rebuild New Orleans
In August 2005, the lives of countless New Orleans natives were forever changed when Hurricane Katrina decimated the city. In December of the same year, Luisa Dantas began work on Land of Opportunity, a documentary and upcoming interactive site designed to capture the ongoing efforts to rebuild the city and return residents to their homes.
September 19 2013 The Tulane Hullabaloo
Lauryn Welling - Tulane challenges community to complete 750,000 service hours
The Cowen Service Challenge encourages the Tulane community to record 750,000 hours of community service between Aug. 1 and May 2 in honor of President Scott Cowen’s retirement and as a way to celebrate his dedication to the Tulane community and to public service. This challenge is open to participants other than students, including faculty, alumni, families, friends of students and anyone willing to dedicate their time to Tulane.
September 19 2013 The New Wave
Greg Thomson - Documentary elicits emotions 8 years after Hurricane Katrina
Kimberly Rivers Roberts shared her positivity and tenacious spirit with a full audience Tuesday (Sept. 17) in Freeman Auditorium on the Tulane University uptown campus. Following a screening of her Hurricane Katrina–themed documentary, Trouble the Water, Roberts spoke with the audience about living through the storm.
September 12 2013 WWLTV News
WWLTV Webteam - Louisiana schools make list of best US colleges
Tulane University, LSU, Loyola, UNO and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston are among the Louisiana schools that have made the list of best top colleges in the United States.
September 10 2013 nola.com
John Pope - Louisiana universities are among America's best, U.S. News & World Report says
A host of Louisiana universities -- including Loyola, Tulane, the University of New Orleans and Xavier -- made at least one list in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of American institutions of higher education. The surveys, comprising 18 categories, were released online Tuesday.
September 10 2013 The Advocate
Advocate Staff - ON CAMPUS: Tulane community pledges 750,000 hours of service and other higher education news
Tulane University students, faculty members and alumni have pledged to perform 750,000 hours of community service as a parting gift to outgoing President Scott Cowen.
September 04 2013 WWNO.org
Eileen Fleming - Tulane Arranging 750,000 Hours Of Community Service To Honor Scott Cowen
Tulane University is launching a call for volunteers to perform 750,000 hours of community service as a tribute to retiring school President Scott Cowen. The project is open to Tulane students, faculty and the community at large.
September 03 2013 WWLtv.com News
Domenic Massa - Tulane launches volunteer service challenge to honor retiring president
Tulane University thinks it has the perfect retirement gift for outgoing president Scott Cowen – 750,000 hours of community service, donated by students, faculty, staff and alumni, to honor Cowen and his legacy of public service in New Orleans.
September 03 2013 Tulane News
Mike Strecker - Tulane community pledges 750,000 hours of service for retiring leader
Most people get a gold watch when they retire. Scott Cowen will get something far more valuable when he steps down after 16 years at the helm of Tulane University — 750,000 hours of community service donated by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Tulane.
September 03 2013 The New Wave
Photos by Sally Asher - Fore!
Looking as if they are having more fun than they probably are, Tulane University students contribute to gardening and landscaping in the Central City neighborhood known as the Hoffman Triangle. They joined more than 1,000 students, faculty and staff members, and alumni in participating in a wide variety of projects on Saturday (Aug. 31). The projects were coordinated through Outreach Tulane, the university's largest public service event.
September 03 2013 The New Wave
Benton Oliver - Sloppin’ paint and swappin’ stories
As I slowly shuffled up McAlister Mall to check in for Outreach Tulane on the clear morning Saturday (Aug. 31), groggy and stiff from a short night’s sleep, I was amazed to see a long line of civic-minded Tulanians happily chattering with surprising enthusiasm given that it was 7:50 a.m. on the first Saturday of the semester. The line, though it ran from the quad-side doors of the Lavin-Bernick Center to Drill Road, went fairly quickly, and I was eating donuts in the air conditioning in a snap.
August 30 2013 Gisborne Herald
Quake rebuild is a time of opportunity
A post-disaster expert from New Orleans has found similarities between the response to Hurricane Katrina and the Canterbury earthquakes.
August 29 2013 Voxy.co.nz
Fuseworks Media - Recovery similarities between New Orleans and Chch - expert
A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, which was severely hit by Hurricane Katrina eight years ago, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
August 29 2013 Tulane News
Arthur Nead - Outreach Tulane volunteers engage community
More than 1,000 Tulane University students, faculty, staff and alumni will volunteer in numerous locations throughout the Broadmoor and Central City neighborhoods Saturday, August 31, as part of Outreach Tulane, an annual day of community service.
August 28 2013 The New Wave
Barri Bronston - Tulane graduates win kudos for biomedical engineering project
It’s been a busy summer for Nicholas Chedid, Christopher Cover, Scott Kleinpeter, Gabriela Nunez and Seth Vignes. They graduated from Tulane University in May but haven’t gone their separate ways quite yet. The biomedical engineering majors designed a medical device that not only placed first in a national competition but has attracted so much interest that they are launching a startup company to market it.
August 22 2013 The New Wave
New Wave Staff - Retail 'pods' spark business development
Sometimes it’s helpful to think small. Students in the Tulane School of Architecture’s UrbanBuild program did just that when they designed and built a number of movable, 14-foot structures for a community market space in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans.
August 19 2013 The New Wave
Mary Sparacello - A winning combination
After years of staring out their high school windows at the traffic on Interstate 10, New Orleans high school students created a documentary about the impact that razing the once tree-lined boulevard had on their Treme neighborhood. Their three-minute film earned the students a national award this summer.
August 19 2013 Scoop Education
University of Canterbury Press Release - New Orleans expert key speaker at tertiary summit
Vincent Ilustre, executive director at Tulane University’s Centre for Public Service in New Orleans, will be the keynote speaker at the first New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit to be held at the University of Canterbury (UC) on August 30.
July 30 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Undergrad zookeeper’s job is otter this world
For most people, college is a means to an end, with the goal of landing a good job after graduation. For Tulane University student Dominique Fleitas, that box was checked before she took her first class. For the last six years, she’s been a zookeeper in charge of the otters at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
July 29 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Students’ public service leads to Teach for America
We’ve heard from two young Tulane University alumni who tell us that their time working with the Tulane Debate Society has led to their career path becoming schoolteachers.
July 18 2013 The New Wave
Aidan Smith - Focus on women’s leadership builds global connections
One of only five American universities chosen by the U.S. State Department for the Innovations in Civil Participation project, Tulane University is partnered with Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. On a June visit there with Tulane colleagues, Sally J. Kenney, executive director of the Newcomb College Institute, taught a master’s course in women’s leadership.
July 17 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Center for Public Service evolves into the next 10 years
Vincent Ilustre, the founding executive director of the Tulane Center for Public Service, says after Hurricane Katrina, the center’s immediate goal was to ensure enough public service academic opportunities for students to complete the public service graduation requirement. Its new, 10-year strategic plan is more ambitious: to keep Tulane at the forefront of universities committed to public service.
July 16 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Pakistan trip offers teaching and learning moments
Tulane played host to a university delegation from Pakistan in March to show how civic engagement has become an integral part of the curriculum and the university experience. This summer, three Tulane representatives headed to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to visit the partner institution, Fatima Jinnah Women University.
June 29 2013 The News International
Their Correspondent - Workshop on civil engagement held
Rawalpindi: The Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organised an interactive workshop on ‘Civil Engagement’ here on Friday. Dr. Agnieszka Nance and Dr. Beth Wee from Tulane University were the resource persons of the workshop. Faculty members and students from different departments participated in the workshop.
June 27 2013 The New Wave
Heide Winston - National service: a new American rite of passage?
The message of the 21st Century National Service Summit in Aspen, Colo., was loud and clear — national service is key to national strength. Top leaders from various sectors, including Tulane University President Scott Cowen and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, gathered earlier this week to present and discuss the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project plan of action to make national service a universal expectation and a new American rite of passage.
June 25 2013 The New Wave
Joseph Halm - Compassion in Action trip brings service to life
Each summer, the Tulane Center for Public Service and the Tulane School of Social Work offer a unique, three-week course in India that provides students with eye-opening experiences through service to Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala.
June 06 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Pitching in
Students from IDEA College Preparatory School in Mission, Texas, spread mulch on the trails in the Couturie Forest at New Orleans City Park during the community service portion of their visit to Tulane University.
May 23 2013 The New Wave
Carol Schuster - Oklahoma disaster brings out volunteer spirit
Take the Tulane dedication to public service, infuse it with an Oklahoma pitch-in spirit, and that’s Brennah Murphy, who just finished her sophomore year at Tulane University. Days after she headed home to Oklahoma, the May 20 tornado devastated Moore, Okla. She and her family live 15 miles from the disaster area, and she wanted to help out her community.
May 21 2013 The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - Eat Local Challenge spearheaded by 2013 graduates
If you’ve heard of the Eat Local Challenge led by a food advocacy group known as the NOLA Locavores, it's because three 2013 Tulane University graduates have had a hand in spreading the news.
May 21 2013 The New Wave
Aidan Smith - Inaugural class of Newcomb Scholars graduates
After four years as a close-knit group, the inaugural class of Newcomb Scholars has graduated. Chosen during their first year at Tulane University, these 20 women undergraduates formed an elite cohort, bonding inside and outside the classroom.
May 15 2013 The New Wave
Photo by Sally Asher - Green thumb
Claire Beauchamp, a rising junior, tends to the flowers in the Glazer Gardens on the Tulane University uptown campus. Beauchamp is involved in the Hope Garden Project, a Tulane community service initiative dedicated to reviving the tradition of local gardens in the Ninth Ward. Since she is staying in town over the summer, Beauchamp said she will be caring for the gardens of a number of students and organizations.
May 15 2013 The New Wave
Chase Vicenzi - From war-torn Bosnia to Tulane
Sanela Frasch, selected to carry the gonfalon (ceremonial banner) for the Tulane School of Liberal Arts as a graduate at this year’s commencement ceremony, isn’t your traditional student. Frasch, of Bosnia, came to the U.S. for a two-week visit in 2000 with a tourist visa. Application for her student visa was denied, but on her way to the airport she received news that she was cleared to study in the United States.
May 14 2013 The New Wave
Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano - A city served
Duwaine Shelley, right, serves bites of tuna to Julia Strasser during a party held by the Tulane Center for Public Service at Café Reconcile on Monday (May 13) afternoon. Strasser is a community ambassador of Bayou Land, one of more than 400 local organizations who work with Tulane service-learning internship students.
May 14 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Student’s work in brain awareness leads to service award
The human brain always has fascinated graduate Melissa Herman. In her first year of college, she joined the Tulane University Neuroscience Association (TUNA), a special-interest group. When she was a sophomore, Herman found a way to share enthusiasm about neuroscience with high school students by launching an after-school neuroscience teaching program at the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, rotating a half-dozen Tulane students as tutors.
May 13 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Public service leads to her future career
It was a fluke that Michelle Liu, soon to be a graduate of Tulane University, discovered that her passion is elder care. As a first-year student, Liu attended an activities expo on campus and signed up to volunteer at a home for the elderly.
May 10 2013 The New Wave
Cody Wild - Tulane, McMain students find common ground
This semester, a cohort of 10 Tulane University students had the chance to engage more critically with their adopted city and understand more clearly how their personal stories fit into the city’s mosaic of social history — all while going back to high school.
May 07 2013 The New Wave
Kirby Messinger - Third-time grad to speak at commencement ceremony
Jonathan Santoro will receive his third degree, a doctorate of medicine, from Tulane University this month. To celebrate, he’ll be sharing what he’s learned in the past nine years when he steps to the podium as the student speaker at the Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
May 02 2013 The New Wave
Chase Vicenzi - New Orleans’ rich Irish history draws student into research
While most seniors prepare for the real world and the workplace, Perry Faulkner, a senior in the Tulane 4 + 1 master’s program in history, is delving into New Orleans’ past. Faulkner is completing an independent study project on masculinity of men of the Irish Channel in New Orleans between 1880 and 1920.
April 19 2013 Letters from the President
Scott Cowen - Letter from the President: Spring 2013
Is Tulane University producing graduates who are dedicated to public service but ill-equipped to have a successful career outside of the nonprofit or public sectors?
April 05 2013 The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - The Insider: Your internship awaits
Gone are the days when internships were all about fetching coffee and running errands for the professionals. Just ask Kim Eiger, a Tulane junior from St. Louis, Mo., who is proof that interns really can take care of business.
April 02 2013 The New Wave
Paula Burch-Celentano - Rubber hits the road
Tulane faculty and staff volunteers work to clear lots in New Orleans' Central City neighborhood for the 2013 Wave of Green Day of Service on Monday (April 1).
April 01 2013 The Advocate
Kari Dequine Harden - Tulane staff, faculty engage in day of volunteering
Across the city, about 400 faculty and staff from Tulane University spent Monday painting, planting and preparing meals as part of the annual Wave of Green Day of Service.
April 01 2013 The New Wave
Paula Burch-Celentano - Window service
The 2013 Wave of Green Day of Service brought dozens of Tulane faculty and staff volunteers to the Central City neighborhood in New Orleans on Monday (April 1). Working together with the United Saints Recovery Project, these volunteers were tasked with beautifying blighted homes using brightly painted plywood boards.
March 20 2013 The New Wave
The New Wave - Tulane earns honor roll recognition for community outreach
Continuing its national prominence in community outreach initiatives, Tulane University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. It marks the seventh year in a row for the Tulane award.
March 18 2013 The New Wave
Barri Bronston - Alternative spring break is grounded in service
In the spirit of helping those who helped New Orleans and Tulane University in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Tulane Center for Public Service is organizing an alternative spring break to areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
March 15 2013 The New Wave
Greg Thompson - The Insider: Fun and service in the sun
On Saturday (March 23), 11 Tulane students will head to Miami for their spring break like many college undergrads across the country. These students, however, will redefine “fun in the sun” by adding community service to their agendas.
March 14 2013 The New Wave
Cody WIld - Panel discussion addresses poverty in New Orleans
Poverty is sometimes difficult to perceive from the vantage point of the manicured grounds and stone facades at Tulane University, but it is nonetheless a chronic and crippling reality for some New Orleans neighborhoods. On Tuesday (March 12), a frank conversation about the impact of poverty on the poor was heard on campus during the “Poverty in Our Community” panel sponsored by the Tulane Center for Public Service.
March 13 2013 Techetoday.com
Elaine Clement - French is French, right? Non
An interesting mixture of graduate students from Tulane University descended on St. Martin Parish recently to meet French and Creole speakers of French, learn more about the culture and tape some of the speakers as part of their class on French in Louisiana. In the process, the local folks they encountered learned a bit about culture and heard some of the students’ equally interesting stories.
March 12 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Brightening the post-Katrina landscape
As one of the service projects for the Wave of Green Day of Service, on April 1, Tulane faculty and staff members will help alumnus Frank Lemann install artwork on abandoned homes.
March 11 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - New partnership brings Tulane brand of service to Pakistan
For the past seven years, civic engagement has become a cornerstone of a Tulane education. Last week, the Tulane model was on display for a delegation from a university in Pakistan hoping to incorporate service learning into its curriculum.
March 08 2013 The New Wave
Mary Sparacello - Arts for goodness’ sake
“I believe in the arts as a tool for social change,” says Barbara Hayley, dance professor and coordinator in the Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance. Hayley and two of her colleagues were recently appointed to social entrepreneurship endowed professorships in recognition of their unique approach to community service through scholarship.
March 01 2013 The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - The Insider: Asian studies meets finance
Meet Matthew Morris, a Tulane University senior majoring in Asian studies and finance. He speaks Chinese — Ni hao! — and has a passion for numbers. In today’s Insider, we find out what he’s up to and how he’s putting his unique skill set to work.
February 28 2013 The New Wave
Greg Thompson - Students pumped for RecycleMania
Imagine 154,372 pounds of paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard — the equivalent of 10 stacked streetcars. This amount of refuse is what the Tulane community managed to recycle last year during the 2012 RecycleMania Tournament.
February 25 2013 The New Wave
Fran Simon - Tulane employees to help revitalize a historic neighborhood
For the third annual Wave of Green Day of Service on April 1, Tulane faculty and staff members will concentrate efforts helping nonprofit organizations in Central City.
January 29 2013 Association of American Colleges and Universities
Diversity and Democracy: Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2013
Scott S. Cowen - Reimagining Tulane as an Engaged Community Partner
When Hurricane Isaac recently battered its way through New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Katrina, I was vividly reminded of an event that offered the greatest challenge and most significant opportunity in Tulane University’s history.
January 23 2013 The New Wave
Kathryn Hobgood Ray - Effecting change through honest conversation
Under the auspices of the Tulane Center for Public Service, student leaders will emerge this semester in a new program designed to address issues of cultural sensitivity outside the classroom.
January 23 2013 The New Wave
New Wave Staff - Universities unite for day of service
On Saturday (Jan. 26), students from Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities will participate in a day of service to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The day of service is the culminating event in the MLK Week for Peace, a week of activities that bring students together to learn about and commemorate the work of King. The theme of this year’s Week for Peace is “Keep Calm and D.R.E.A.M.”
January 18 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - Summer course in Ecuador will put theory into practice
Some courses are suited to a classroom environment, while others are best out in the field, where hands can be dirtied and theories put into practice. Jordan Karubian, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Tulane University, tends to subscribe to the latter school. He will be taking a group of students to Ecuador for an intensive field course this summer.
January 08 2013 The New Wave
Ryan Rivet - MediaNOLA goes mobile
Since 2009, communication professor Vicki Mayer has been the driving force behind MediaNOLA, an interactive repository for art and cultural resources. Now she’s hoping to take some of that information to the street with guided multimedia tours that can be accessed through a new mobile phone app called New Orleans Historical.
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