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 Tulane Empowers

Students help make birth safer
Tulane students collaborate with Birthing Project USA to reduce the number of mothers who die in childbirth and babies who die in the first year of life.
 
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.
 
Little changes, big impact
Laura Murphy, social entrepreneurship professor, discusses the impact of social innovation that she has observed in rural Africa. View the video.
 
Tribe Turns to Tulane to Revive Language
Linguistics program comes to aid of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe needing help to recover its “dead” native language.
 
Mobile Clinic Heads to Plaquemines Parish
Crisis response unit will help children and families affected by the BP oil spill.

Exploring the intersection of pain and power

The new holder of the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies, Vaheed Ramazani's research has taken him on a journey from 19th-century French literature to the contemporary Middle East. 

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“The well-being of our species depends on altruism at a global level rather than narrow, entrenched views of us versus them,” says Vaheed Ramazani, Gore Professor in French Studies. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)


January 4, 2013

Mary Sparacello
msparace@tulane.edu  

Vaheed Ramazani’s research has taken him on a journey from 19th-century French literature to the contemporary Middle East. Along the way, the Tulane French professor has explored the intersection of pain and power, particularly in time of war.

The topic may be unpleasant, but Ramazani’s scholarship is widely praised for its honesty, originality and interdisciplinary approach. Now, the author and critic is being rewarded once again as the new holder of the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies. More...

 

 

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