Delegation works to expand studies in Cuba
A successful trip to Cuba in December by a Tulane delegation will expand the university’s ongoing relationship with the University of Havana and other Cuban institutions into public health and scientific arenas.
Tulane New Wave, 1/16/13
The real cost of the ‘fiscal cliff’
As Republicans and Democrats continue negotiations, America hurtles toward the “fiscal cliff” deadline of Dec. 31, when mandatory cuts will be made to government spending.
Tulane New Wave, 12/17/12
Internship fair brings community organizations to campus
Sarah Edwards has plans to become a doctor. To reach her career goals, she has turned to the Center for Public Service’s internship program to gain experience and put her Spanish-speaking skills to use.
Tulane New Wave, 10/25/12
CELT celebrates success of first year
One year ago, the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching opened its doors at Tulane University. The center is the driving force behind a cultural shift in the way university faculty and students interact in the classroom, says Michael Cunningham, executive director.
Tulane New Wave, 5/10/12
Higher education at ‘crucible moment’?
Noting that a “socially cohesive and economically vibrant U.S. democracy” requires an informed and engaged citizenry, a report released by the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement is urging colleges to make civic learning an essential part of students’ education. According to Tulane provost Michael Bernstein, this call to arms is not a new one.
Tulane New Wave, 2/13/12
New Orleans Posse chapter opens with Tulane’s help
Tulane University has partnered with the Posse Foundation to establish a Posse chapter in New Orleans designed to increase the number of graduates of the city’s public high schools who enroll at Tulane. The partnership is made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant from the Edward G. Schlieder Educational Foundation.
Tulane New Wave 1/26/12
Tulane aces the SACS test
It happens once every decade and the process is excruciating — two and one-half years of work by more than 100 people and submission of a 504-page report with 2,000 supporting documents. But there’s a happy ending to the university’s accreditation review: “We passed with flying colors,” says Katie Busby, director of institutional assessment.
Tulane New Wave 1/13/12
Students: Get your passport ready, Cuba awaits
Tulane students who are eager to experience the “amazing mystique” of Cuba have a new opportunity starting next year — a four-week summer studies program for undergraduates that is returning to the island nation after a seven-year hiatus.
Tulane New Wave, 12/14/11
New ‘posse’ of first-year students on campus
A third group of students from Los Angeles is studying at Tulane this semester with scholarships from the Posse Foundation. Posse scholars are supported from their senior year in high school through their college graduation and beyond.
Tulane New Wave, 11/29/11
Sunshine on New Orleans government entities: An editorial
New Orleans municipal government isn't limited to the departments and agencies that everyone has heard of, in fact, some of the more than 150 boards, commissions and other public entities at work in the city are downright obscure. But even panels that aren't household names do important jobs and spend public money.
Times Picayune, 10/31/2011
Tulane professors put together website detailing boards, commissions in New Orleans area receiving tax dollars
An information-packed website to help residents navigate the complex network of about 150 boards, commissions and other public entities in New Orleans was launched Wednesday by two Tulane University professors.
Times Picayune, 10/26/2011
Cultural resources to make connections in education
Nghana Lewis is the founder and executive director of Encouraging Student Scholarship and Excellence through Native-Centered Education (ESSENCE), which creates classroom lesson plans that teach using African American Louisiana culture to encourage students to see themselves in what they are studying. In this video, Lewis discusses how using what is familiar to students gets them invested in their education.
Tulane New Wave, 10/20/2011
Our designs, their homes
Byron Mouton, director of the URBANbuild program at Tulane University, was named the NewDay Professor of Social Entrepreneurship in spring 2011. In this video, Mouton tells how URBANbuild is helping reinvigorate lower-income neighborhoods and educate architecture students by requiring them to take their designs out of the studio and implement them in the field.
Tulane New Wave, 10/07/2011
Education & innovation: winning combination
There are winners on all sides when the students of Carol Whelan, the Paul Tudor Jones II Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, work with pupils at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. In this video, Whelan discusses what happens when her students put theory into practice at Banneker.
Tulane New Wave, 9/30/2011
Money as muse: artists in the marketplace
An interdisciplinary collaboration between two scholars at Tulane has led to pioneering insights into the world of art. The Development of the Art Market in England, co-authored by Thomas Bayer, an adjunct lecturer of art history, and John Page, an associate professor of accounting, reveals how market pressures shaped the visual culture of the time.
Tulane New Wave, 9/20/2011
Little changes, big impact
Laura Murphy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, studies HIV and AIDS in rural Africa and the impact of emerging technologies on those afflicted with the disease. In this video, she talks about how she discovered the ways in which cell phones — and the inexpensive ways to charge them — were making a difference in the lives of the people there.
Tulane New Wave, 9/16/2011
'Good Science' Takes on Oil Crisis
A group of academics, government scientists and industry representatives met in Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Tulane uptown campus on Thursday (Sept. 2) for the third in a series of "listening sessions" organized by the Unified Command of the Deepwater BP Oil Spill. The session focused on strategies for measuring oil and dispersant still in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tulane New Wave, 9/08/2011
Creating a Community Hub for Social Innovators
For more than 20 years, Rick Aubry has been a leading figure in the world of social enterprise and innovation. As Tulane's first assistant provost for civic engagement and social entrepreneurship, Aubry looks to use that experience to help the university develop and expand its capacity for community engagement.
Tulane New Wave, 7/12/2011
Deininger Invested as Oncology Chair
The Tulane University School of Medicine invested Prescott Deininger as the first holder of the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Chair in Oncology. The chair was established through a $1.2 million gift from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation and with matching funds from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
Tulane New Wave, 5/23/2011
Expanding Study in Cuba
With interest in Cuban studies on the rise at Tulane, provost Michael Bernstein is leading a delegation to Havana this week in hopes of reinstating a summer program that will add to a semester-long study opportunity in Cuba already available to Tulane students.
Tulane New Wave, 5/20/2011
Raising a Flag for New Center
Students and faculty members returning to the Tulane campus after spring break are finding quad lampposts adorned with flags, and buildings and boulevards draped in banners advertising the presence of a new center on campus. The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) launched pilot operations this spring, and is now operating out of room 310 in the Richardson Building.
Tulane New Wave, 3/15/2011
Four Urban Innovators to Start Projects
Four fellows have been selected for the first annual Urban Innovation Challenge at Tulane University, which supports ideas to solve social challenges in areas of urban revitalization, public education, health and economic development.
Tulane New Wave, 2/11/2011
Trailblazing Faculty Promote Service-Learning Courses
Service learning is a natural extension from the classroom into the community, and psychology faculty members at Tulane University have led the way. Research has shown that service-learning courses engage students, encourage creative thinking and increase the student retention rate.
Tulane New Wave, 11/24/2010
Group That Converts Cooking Oil to Fuel Wins Top Prize
A local group that turns grease into green — green fuel, green jobs and green cash — earned first place and the top prize of $5,000 at PitchNOLA 2010. The event, an elevator pitch competition for social entrepreneurship ventures, took place on Wednesday (Nov. 17) in the Freeman Auditorium at the Woldenberg Art Center on the Tulane uptown campus.
Tulane New Wave, 11/22/2010
Down in the 'Treme'
During the "Art of 'Treme'" presentation on Thursday (Oct. 28) in the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus, the co-creators of HBO's "Treme" faced a room full of their harshest critics and strongest supporters — residents of New Orleans.
Tulane New Wave, 11/01/2010
Will NFL Players Drop the Bomb?
With National Football League labor negotiations grinding toward an offseason confrontation in March 2011 and an owner lockout becoming a real possibility for the following season, NFL players on four teams, including those on the New Orleans Saints, went on the offensive last week by voting to decertify the players union.
Tulane New Wave, 9/24/2010
Music Studies Benefit from $1 Million Project
Music Rising announced a $1 million program in partnership with Tulane University to develop a college curriculum for the permanent, comprehensive and definitive study of the musical heritage of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. The organization is working closely with Tulane professor Nick Spitzer to develop the innovative program.
Tulane New Wave, 9/17/2010
Fundraiser to Launch Mentoring Program
Welcoming new multi-ethnic newcomers to Tulane is an annual event sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, but this year’s celebration has a special goal — to raise funds for a new Student Connection Program. The event, called "An Evening in the Arts," which also features an auction with Saints memorabilia, computers and other top-flight items, will take place from 5 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 17) at Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II in the first floor, lobby and courtyard on the uptown campus.
Tulane New Wave, 9/13/2010
Prize Rewards Young Economist
Jay Shimshack, an assistant professor in economics who studies how firms, consumers and public agencies respond to environmental policies, has received the Larry Schloss Prize for Excellence in Economics and a $15,000 award. The 2010 honor was announced by the Tulane economics department.
Tulane New Wave, 9/10/2010
Katrina Memories: Dedicated to the City
In the days and weeks following the flooding of New Orleans in August 2005, Tulane was forced to close for a semester and reassess its entire operation. One change that came out of the reorganization was the idea that students and faculty and staff members should play an integral role in the city's recovery and rebirth.
Tulane New Wave, 8/30/2010
Looking for 'Changemakers'
The Office of Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives is searching for "changemakers" — graduates and undergraduates who can help spread the message about opportunities for social innovation at Tulane.
Tulane New Wave, 8/25/2010
Faculty-student Collaboration Is Win-win
Students participating in the Tulane Research Experience for Undergraduates in Applied Microeconomics and Program Evaluation are gaining hands-on research experience while working alongside faculty. From left, Seth Benzell, Eastin Rossell, Mallorie Smith and Jessica Hayes take a break from their summer research projects in applied microeconomics. (Photo by Alicia Duplessis Jasmin) Offered for the first time this summer, the research program allows undergraduates studying at local universities the chance to spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research.
Tulane New Wave, 8/02/2010
NFL Lockout 101 With Gabe Feldman
The NFL lockout, which finally ended on Monday (July 25), lasted 135 days. For Gabe Feldman it may have been the longest-running class he's ever had to teach. Feldman, an associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane, has been perhaps the most visible media analyst offering clarity on the legal complexities of the labor dispute.
Tulane New Wave, 7/27/2010
Mentoring Women Leaders
Dr. Jeanette Magnus, chair of community health sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been selected as one of 54 senior women faculty for the 2010–2011 class of fellows at the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Tulane New Wave, 7/19/2010
A Mathematics Homecoming
James "Mac" Hyman, who graduated from Tulane in 1972 with honors in both math and physics, has returned to join the math department faculty and is now the new holder of a distinguished chair.
Tulane New Wave, 5/04/2010
Office of Global Health Opens
"It's no secret that our world is getting smaller," remarked Provost Michael Bernstein on the opening of the Tulane Office of Global Health on Wednesday (April 22). "In the university, too, the connections between and among our different departments are becoming more evident. The Office of Global Health provides a venue and a vehicle for our common ground, around the issue of health, on a worldwide stage."
Tulane New Wave, 4/24/2010
Tulane Hosts Gates Millennium Scholars
A group of 65 students from universities across the United States convened at Tulane for a Gates Millennium Scholars Foundation Graduate School Institute on March 22–23. The institute, administered by the United Negro College Foundation, provides high-achieving, low-income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and explore graduate schools.
Tulane New Wave, 3/31/2010
Brazil: Country of the Future?
Noted economist Albert Fishlow of Columbia University will give a lecture today (March 22) on "Is Brazil the Country of the Future?" in the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus.
His talk, at 5 p.m. in room 202, the Rechler Conference Room of the LBC, is sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, the Department of Economics and the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost.
Tulane New Wave, 3/22/2010
Energy Summit Aims to Spur Collaborative Research
Since 2008, the Tulane School of Science and Engineering and the A. B. Freeman School of Business have been collaborating on research into next-generation fuels for clean power, including butanol from sugar cane waste products, but more research is needed, says Geoff Parker, director of the Tulane Energy Institute. Promoting this coordination across units is the goal of Tulane Energy Summit on Friday (March 19).
Tulane New Wave, 3/17/2010
Show-and-Tell for Scientists
Students, faculty and postdoctoral trainees from many departments across the university will showcase their research projects at the Tulane Health Sciences Research Days on Wednesday and Thursday (March 3–4). Posters showing health sciences projects will be on display in the J. Bennett Johnston Building during research days. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano) "We look forward to experiencing the diversity of research activity in the health sciences at Tulane and the opportunity for health sciences researchers universitywide to present and discuss their work," says Laura Levy, associate senior vice president for research.
Tulane New Wave, 2/26/2010
Student Entrepreneurs Take Spotlight
The national spotlight is on Tulane University once again. Just hours after TIME magazine cited Tulane President Scott Cowen as one of the top U.S. college presidents, two teams of Tulane students will appear on MTV and head to New York as finalists in a national "Movers & Changers" competition for social entrepreneurs.
Tulane New Wave, 11/16/2009
A New Day in Social Entrepreneurship
After gaining a national reputation for civic engagement and public service for its post-Katrina recovery efforts, Tulane is expanding into social entrepreneurship initiatives led by Stephanie Barksdale. Barksdale, special assistant to the university president, manages a new Office of Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives that will sponsor a speaker series, business plan competitions and enrichment programs to support social entrepreneurship ventures on campus and beyond.
Tulane New Wave, 10/01/2009
Wanted: Student 'Changemakers'
Tulane is looking for at least six students who are passionate about social entrepreneurship to apply to be a part of the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, a new and highly selective program for universities by Ashoka, the world's largest association of social entrepreneurs.
Tulane New Wave, 8/27/2009
Class Studies New Orleans Youth
Every Monday this semester, Michael Cunningham sits amid a circle of upper-level undergraduates and leads a discussion on the developmental psychology of New Orleans youth. Each week he asks his students to consider a question that is central to much of his own research: what are the circumstances and influences that allow children to succeed in life?
Tulane New Wave, 4/24/2009
Using Lessons from the Great Depression
According to Tulane University economic historian Michael Bernstein, the most striking similarity is the widespread collapse of financial networks. “Banks today are reluctant to loan money to anybody,” he says. “They are sitting on their hands because they have no idea what's coming next. And that's exactly what happened after the stock market collapsed in 1929.”
MSNBC, 03/01/2009 (available in text or video format)
Provost Signs Letter Supporting Economic Stimulus Bill
With the economy showing signs of continued decline and proposals on how to respond dividing along largely partisan lines, Michael Bernstein joined other prominent economists in signing a letter urging Congress to take immediate action to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Tulane New Wave, 2/10/2009
Panic! A History of Financial Crisis
Speculation…deregulation…crash…bailout. Sound familiar? Probably. Sound modern? It shouldn’t. Financial panics have occurred regularly throughout American history, and each time we were left holding the bag when the bottom fell out of the market and banks called in their debts. Why do we think we’ll ever beat the business cycle? On this week’s show, economic historian Michael Bernstein says you can’t have the boom without the bust. Then historian Scott Nelson outlines the eerie similarities between 1873 and 2008, and explains how Christian fundamentalism is rooted in financial collapse.
BackStory with the American History Guys, 12/16/2008 (originally aired 12/12/2008)
Tulane Partners with Posse Foundation
Tulane admission officials are scheduled to be in Los Angeles today (Dec. 15) to interview 23 high school students vying to be a part of the university’s first official “posse.”
A posse is a multicultural team of at least 10 high school students with outstanding leadership potential who will receive four-year scholarships to attend Tulane as part of an exciting new partnership with the Posse Foundation. The nonprofit foundation is a college-access organization that works with urban public high schools to identify, recruit and train dynamic minority and economically disadvantaged students and send them to elite universities across the country.
Tulane New Wave, 12/15/2008
What's Your Big Idea?
As Tulane administrators, faculty, staff and students drink mulled cider and enjoy other pleasures of the winter break, university officials are encouraging them to mull over big ideas during the pause in the academic calendar. The university’s Quality Enhancement Plan team is looking for new and bold thoughts for improving student learning at Tulane.
Tulane New Wave, 12/10/2008
Anatomy of a Financial Crisis
Even as the current financial bailout is pumping billions of dollars into the financial system, it is looking more likely that not only is a recession coming, but it will be longer and more severe than some experts predicted. Solving the crisis will be the focus of the new presidential administration, but looking back to assess the factors that caused it also is important, says Michael Bernstein, Tulane’s provost and an economic historian.
Tulane New Wave, 11/17/2008
When Are We in a Recession?
"NBER would define a recession as a significant decline in economic activity that spreads across the economy and that lasts more than a few months," Bernstein said. "Normally it would be visible in data on real income, employment, industrial output, sales, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), that sort of thing."
Live Science, 10/13/2008
Health-care Prognosis Brightens
Despite the mass exodus of doctors from the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina nearly three years ago, a journal published today reports that doctors have returned here at a rate that has pushed their per-capita number above the national average, one of many signs medical professionals say indicates the local health-care system is recovering.
"From disaster comes opportunity," said Dr. Marie Krousel-Wood, a researcher for Ochsner Health System and Tulane, who served as the guest editor for the journal's special issue.
The Times-Picayune, 08/15/2008
Service Links Community to Campus
Half-full paint cans, unhinged doors and second-hand light fixtures crowd the main room of the Green Project’s warehouse where Michael Bernstein, Tulane provost, traded in his suit and tie and joined a coterie of volunteers for a day of service on Friday (Aug.1).
Working alongside the staff members of the Tulane Center for Public Service and its AmeriCorps VISTA members, Bernstein and his office group hoped to commemorate the center’s success in providing public service opportunities for students and volunteers throughout the year.
Tulane New Wave, 08/05/2008
President's Awards Go to Dedicated Faculty Members
Dynamic, unusual and interactive strategies mark the teaching methods of both Craig Clarkson, professor of pharmacology, and Laura Murphy, clinical associate professor of international health and development, the recipients of the President’s Awards for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching.
Tulane New Wave, 05/20/2008
Top Teachers an Inspiration to Undergrads
One is called a “tireless mentor” and the other an inspiration to students inside and outside the classroom. Linda Carroll and Michael Cunningham are exceptional teachers who are this year’s winners of Weiss Presidential Fellowship awards for undergraduate teaching.
Tulane New Wave, 05/19/2008
New Dean for Architecture
Kenneth Schwartz, a renowned architect, urban designer and professor at the University of Virginia, will become the new dean of the Tulane School of Architecture effective July 1.
His appointment was announced by Tulane President Scott Cowen, who said the national search “has ended in a resounding success.”
Tulane New Wave, 5/13/2008
Citywide Commitment Impresses New Dean
Carole Haber, stirred by the commitment of the campus community to Tulane and New Orleans, is heading to the Crescent City as the new dean of the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts.
Michael Bernstein, Tulane provost, called Haber "an accomplished scholar-teacher, an experienced and gifted administrator and a fine colleague possessed of exemplary values and principles." He added, "She will distinguish herself as an outstanding leader and an inspired collaborator."
Tulane New Wave, 04/09/2008
Faculty Members Lured by Challenge
To capitalize on the desire to restore New Orleans, Tulane University's economics department has created a buzz in academia with a new focus on the practical side of the discipline in fields such as urban economics, public-sector economics, medical economics and environmental economics, said Michael Bernstein, Tulane's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
"If you look at New Orleans right now, it's a great applied-social-science laboratory," he said.
The Times-Picayune, 12/26/2007
Showcase Spotlights Public-Service Projects
A little bragging can be a good thing, especially when it highlights the work of more than 800 Tulane students, their community partners and faculty members through the Tulane Center for Public Service. On Thursday (Nov. 29), students will tell the stories of their work through presentations and digital media.
Tulane New Wave, 11/28/2007
Writers Talking About Writing
The Tulane campus will be treated to a literary event when author and publisher James Atlas appears at Cudd Hall on Wednesday (Nov. 7). The event, “A Spectre Viewed by a Spectre: Biography’s Elusive Art,” will take place as a conversation between Atlas and his friend and colleague, Tom Sancton, this year’s Mellon Professor.
Tulane New Wave, 11/16/2007
President's Award Recognizes Ashbaugh's Promise
Why is disorder the state of a quarter of the proteins in our bodies? asks Henry Ashbaugh. By asking questions like this about expanded and unstructured proteins and exploring answers through thermodynamics, Ashbaugh has received the Tulane President’s Early Career Development Award.
Tulane New Wave, 10/09/2007
New Orleans Native Returns as Mellon Professor
“I’ve traded Paris for New Orleans, how crazy is that?” quips Tom Sancton, who resettled his family to the city in order to take up a year-long stint as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Tulane University.
Tulane New Wave, 10/08/2007
Professor's Class Takes a Serious Look at Comedy
So here's the setup: An academically impeccable Tulane University faculty member was talking about her senior seminar on stand-up comedy.
Have you ever done stand-up comedy? Rebecca Mark was asked. "What do you think teaching is?" she shot back.
The Times-Picayune, 10/07/2007
Prestigious Journalist Comes Home to Play
After 22 years with Time magazine, most recently as bureau chief in Paris, he [Sancton] has returned to his native New Orleans with his wife, Sylvanie, a sculptor, for a one-year appointment as Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Tulane University.
The Times-Picayune, 10/04/2007
Faculty Grants Energize Public-Service Courses
Provost Michael Bernstein announced a new incentive program to support the development of public-service course offerings. The grant program, initiated by the provost's office and the Center for Public Service, will provide $750,000 over three years to academic schools and departments.
Tulane New Wave, 10/02/2007
Second Year Is a Charm
Tulane New Wave, 09/17/2007
A 'Go-To' B-School Teacher
Tulane professor Michael Hogg wins plaudits as the "hardest working" teacher students have ever met.
Business Week, 09/11/07
Outside the Books
The Tulanian, Summer 2007 Issue
Upswing in Rolls Buoys Colleges: Freshmen Influx Surprises Some
The Times-Picayune, 09/06/2007
Academic Chief Sees Challenges, Opportunities in Renewal
Tulane New Wave, 07/12/2007
Tulane a Hit with Freshmen, Parents
Tulane New Wave, 05/29/2007
Tulane Picks New Provost
Tulane New Wave, 02/07/2007
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