Tulane University

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.

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.

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.

The European Union’s ambassador to the United States will be speaking next week at Tulane University. His lecture will highlight how the EU is relevant to Louisiana and the United States.

Tulane says injured safety Devon Walker cannot get around on his own but will be home for the holidays.

A statement released Monday by Tulane says "Devon is not yet mobile" but works daily to get better.

Walker says he's happy to be going home to see family and friends. He says he knows his fight is just beginning, and asks people to pray for his recovery.

Walker's spine was fractured on a tackle Sept. 8 at Tulsa.

He is at an undisclosed rehabilitation facility. New Orleans Saints players and coaches visited him there on Nov. 29, his 22nd birthday.

Loyola Biology Lab Regenerates Limb Joints

Dec 18, 2012
Loyola University

In a biology lab at Loyola University New Orleans, something miraculous happened — something no scientist had seen before. Biology professor Rosalie Anderson and her undergraduate students cut a tiny hole to remove just the elbow joint of a chicken embryo’s wing. Eighteen hours later, a new joint amazingly grew back.

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