Tulane University

Tulane University is launching a call for volunteers to perform 750,000 hours of community service as a tribute to retiring school President Scott Cowen. The project is open to Tulane students, faculty and the community at large.

Four New Orleans universities are included in the new Princeton Review guide to American colleges. Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and the University of New Orleans got high marks.

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"

 

Tulane University

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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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.

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.


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.

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.

Longtime Tulane Art Professor Pat Trivigno Dead at 90

Feb 7, 2013
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.

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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