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WRKF
9:11 am
Fri July 19, 2013

FRIDAY: Author Ed Haslam, Journalist Dudley Lahew, Dr. Patricia Farris

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 10:45 am

Edward Haslam, author of "Dr. Mary's Monkey", a book with a controversial theory on a conspiracy linked to the Kennedy assassination.

A visit with journalist Dudley Lahew, who reported on Senator Edward Kennedy's car crash at Chappaquidick; 44 years ago.

Tulane University's Dr. Patricia Farris, co-author of "The Sugar Detox"

 

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Notes from New Orleans
5:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Meet the Man Who's Bringing The Dalai Lama To Town

Ronald Marks' involvement with the Louisiana Himalaya Association and Tulane University has established a strong connection with leaders in the Tibetan community.
Credit Tulane University

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Most New Orleanians have probably heard that the Dalai Lama is in town this week. But perhaps you do not know of the work it took to bring the spiritual leader of 6 million Tibetan Buddhists to this city.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with Ronald Marks, the Tulane scholar who organized the visit.

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Arts & Culture
1:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Just What Are These Tibetan Monks Building?

Just outside Hall G of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Tibetan Monks are busy at work on a ritualistic spiritual exercise.
Thomas Walsh WWNO

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is visiting New Orleans this weekend for a series of pubic speaking events. This past week a group of Tibetan monks gathered at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to construct a mandala, which will be completed on Friday morning and then ceremonially deposited into the Mississippi River that afternoon.

Tulane University
7:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Major Civil War Collection Now Permanent At Tulane Library

A major collection of Civil War documents is now part of the permanent collection entrusted to Tulane University. The papers include those written by Confederate President Jefferson Davis as well as the diaries of soldiers.

Tulane University spokesman Leon Miller of the Louisiana Research Collection.

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Music
1:16 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Emerson String Quartet to Perform March 19 at Tulane

The Emerson String Quartet will perform Tuesday, March 19 at Tulane University's Dixon Hall. The concert begins at 8 p.m., preceded by a free lecture at 7 p.m. by John Joyce of the Tulane music department.

The Grammy-winning quartet will perform chamber works by Hayden, Bartok and Schumann.

Tickets are available online at www.friendsofmusic.org or at the door for $30. Tulane students will be admitted free.

Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Letten Joining Tulane Law Staff

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten talks about his new job.

Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten is preparing to re-enter the world of academics. He will become an assistant dean at Tulane Law School.

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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Longtime Tulane Art Professor Pat Trivigno Dead at 90

Pat Trivigno
Jennifer Zdon NOLA.com/Times-Picayune

Longtime Tulane art professor Pat Trivigno died January 30. He was 90.

An accomplished painter, with work in the Whitney, Guggenheim, Ogden and other important collections, Trivigno also left a significant legacy as a teacher. He exerted a gentle but profound influence on thousands of students at Tulane, including such prominent New Orleans artists as Adrian Deckbar and Dona Lief, and Times-Picayune art critic Doug MacCash.

Another of his former students, artist Jacqueline Bishop, has this remembrance.

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Higher Education
7:00 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Tulane Offering One-Day Workshop for Girls To Study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tulane encouraging girls to study sciences.

Tulane University is reaching out to girls attending middle school with an opportunity to focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Organizers hope a one-day workshop will pique their interest in subjects that have historically attracted more boys than girls.

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The Superdome
1:31 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

The Superdome Through the Years

Frank Lotz Miller's 1970 architectural model of what would become the Superdome.
Curtis and Davis Office Records Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries

The Superdome began as a public referendum in 1966, and shines today as New Orleans gets ready to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII.

Built atop the bulldozed Back o' Town neighborhood, the Superdome is the site of ecstasy and tragedy, of countless celebrations and memories, historical agonies and post-K clichés. The Dome is a temple to our Saints and our city, and — love it or hate it — you can't ignore it.

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Higher Education
12:34 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Tulane Establishing Confucius Institute

Tulane University has signed an agreement with the Confucius Institute Headquarters of China to establish a Confucius Institute at Tulane University.

Tulane said in a news release Tuesday that the center will promote the study of Chinese culture and language.

The Institute, which will be within the School of Liberal Arts, will enhance Chinese language classes in Tulane's Asian Studies Program with a range of new teaching materials. Those include software and hardware, a 3,000-volume Chinese language library and a state-of-the-art language classroom.

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