March 11, 2005

Good morning:

Do you think I have what it takes to conduct the Tulane Concert Band? Have you ever seen a glass-blowing exhibition where beautiful forms emerge from a fiery furnace? Are you a fan of novelist Ellen Gilchrist? Have you ever wanted to learn more about the miraculous potential of gene therapy? Would you like to receive tips on investment opportunities from a Wall Street expert?

If so, be sure to attend one or more of these “Highlights of Tulane,” March 16 and 17:

  • A performance sponsored by the Tulane Music Department that will spotlight the talents of Tulane students in the Tulane Symphony Orchestra, the Tulane Concert Band, the Tulane Choir, the Tulane Jazz Combo and Tulane soloists and musical theater students. The finale of the concert will be the “Tulane Fight Song,” conducted by yours truly. (I hope they bring their sheet music.) March 16 at 8 p.m. in Dixon Hall.
  • A glass-blowing and casting exhibition led by renowned glass artist Gene Koss, March 17 at 11 a.m. in the Pace-Willson Glass Studio.
  • A talk with National Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist, March 17 at noon in the Myra Clare Roges Chapel.
  • A lecture by Darwin Prockop, a national leader in using adult stem cells in gene therapy, March 17 at 1 p.m. in Myra Clare Rogers Chapel.
  • A presentation by stock expert Peter Ricchiuti on Louisiana business and investment opportunities. March 17 at 2 p.m. in the high-tech trading room of Goldring/Woldenberg II.

These highlights will help mark the public launch of "Promise and Distinction: The Campaign for Tulane University.” They also represent an excellent opportunity to showcase Tulane's outstanding faculty. Hope you can attend at least one of these exciting events.

Have a great weekend,


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