Session to explain Newcomb Memorial College Institute's Mission

March 26, 2007

Michael Strecker
Phone: (504) 865-5210

Rebecca Mark, interim director of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute at Tulane University, will discuss how the institute has expanded research, travel grants, course development grants and fellowship opportunities for women undergraduate students in all schools of Tulane University, March 27, 4 p.m. at 43 Newcomb Place on Tulane's uptown campus. The event is free and open to the public. Mark's talk is sponsored by the Tulane University Women's Association.

"What used to be available only to women enrolled in Newcomb College is now available to all women students. Women's education has never been stronger at Tulane," Mark said.

In her talk Mark will demonstrate how the institute is continuing Newcomb traditions such as the work of the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, the archives and library of the Nadine Vorhoff Library, mentoring, leadership and service opportunities and the hosting of symposia, conferences and nationally recognized speakers. The Newcomb College Institute was established in March 2006 as part of the Renewal Plan Tulane University adopted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

"The Newcomb College Institute is off to a great start," Tulane University President Scott Cowen said. "Over time the institute will have a significant impact on all undergraduate women. This informational session is an ideal opportunity for those interested in women's education at Tulane to learn about the institute's mission, goals and programs."

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