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 Tulane Empowers

Journalist David Bornstein speaks about social innovation
A panel of local visionaries joins the NewDay speaker to answer questions after talking about their social innovation projects.
 
India journey brings classroom to life
Tulane students earn service-learning hours by volunteering with social service organizations in India that serve Tibetan refugees.
 
Cooking up teachable moments
Alumnus Adam Aronovitz, cofounder of The Cookbook Project, travels the world looking for ways to turn encounters with local food into ways to educate youth about nutrition.
 
Judge pledges $2 million for law school fund
The Wiener family establishes first endowed fund for legal excellence with a $2 million pledge.
 
Malaria Vaccine Relies on Mosquito Bites
A new vaccine may break the cycle of transmission of a disease that kills nearly 800,000 people every year worldwide.
 
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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