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Commencement 2021 is here! - May 17, 2021
Individual School Ceremonies In addition to the virtual University Commencement Ceremony, graduates are invited to the ceremony of the school awarding their degree. It is at these graduation ceremonies that graduates’ names are called, and they walk...

PhD candidate motivated by a sense of responsibility to the natural world - May 17, 2021
The pursuit of a doctoral degree is academically rigorous and requires dedication and focus, but for Laura Scott, who is graduating this spring with a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the...

Triple major and honors student completes coursework, navigating 13-hour time difference - May 17, 2021
One need only peruse his resumé to recognize just how demanding the past four years at Tulane University have been for Kaiyu Wang, a graduating senior from China. A triple major in chemistry, mathematics and economics, Wang boasts numerous awards,...

Runsdorf recipients have a track record of service - May 14, 2021
The Center for Public Service (CPS) announced that Amna Ashraf and Margaret Conrad have received the Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award for 2021. Ashraf and Conrad are both graduating with the Class of 2021. The Jim Runsdorf...

Show us your marvelous mortarboard! - May 06, 2021
In anticipation of Commencement, graduating Tulane students get creative by making memorable mortarboards. Whether painted with words of wisdom, adorned with Mardi Gras beads, dusted with glitter or illuminated by lights, the intricate designs...

Know a great 2021 grad? Tell ‘Tulane Today’! - April 06, 2021
Do you know a great 2021 grad from any of Tulane’s schools or at any degree level? The Tulane University Class of 2021 has many individuals who have had extraordinary experiences, especially during the pandemic, or who will embark on exciting post-...

Music, celebrities and more will help Tulane virtually celebrate the conferral of degrees - May 13, 2020
Tulane University’s annual commencement, a storied celebration that blends legendary New Orleans musical performances with internationally known keynote speakers, has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. But the university will recognize the...

Bringing Commencement home to the Tulane campus - September 17, 2019
Tulane University announced on Wednesday that its 2020 Commencement ceremony will be held for the first time ever in Yulman Stadium on the university’s uptown campus. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which has been home to most Tulane commencements...

PhD grad’s mission is saving lives - May 22, 2019
In the program for the upcoming 13th World Congress of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell later this year in China, new PhD graduate Derek Dashti is described as a “renowned speaker” alongside some of the world’s most accomplished scientists and...

Tulane bestows teaching awards on five faculty members - May 22, 2019
Five Tulane University faculty members received universitywide teaching awards during the 2019 Commencement ceremony — two Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellows Awards for Undergraduate Teaching, which recognize excellence in undergraduate...

Graduate explores social justice, pushes for change - May 22, 2019
For many undergraduates, mustering the energy necessary to pursue their academic interests  and plan for the future is a worthy challenge, but for the 2019 School of Liberal Arts graduate Maddy Lowry, this was only one of the goals to be reached in...

Physician-scientist sets a course for fighting outbreaks - May 20, 2019
Dr. Sally Baker’s passion for sleuthing out — and preventing — infectious diseases started with a global epidemic. She caught the bug in high school at the height of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. While many reacted in fear...

Persistence, patience pay off for Tulane grad - May 20, 2019
Eric Lane has taken the road less traveled for most college graduates, but that did not stop him from achieving his goal of earning a degree from Tulane University. When Lane received his degree in applied computing with a concentration in...

University Commencement hits all the right notes - May 18, 2019
“Wherever you go, don’t forget the lessons of this place,” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told graduates at Tulane University Commencement on Saturday, May 18.  More than 3,000 candidates representing all 50 states, more than 50 countries, and each of the...

Law grad has a ‘lifetime of gratitude’ - May 16, 2019
There is nothing easy about law school – it’s three years of relentless, demanding workload. Now imagine attending one of the nation’s most rigorous institutions following a diagnosis — and subsequent treatment — for stomach cancer. “I thought I...

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