Apr 032020
 

From left, Liz Mahoney, Gale Froeba, Quyen La and Mike Kravet are members of the Tulane Medical Center team responsible for operating the Roche Cobas 6800 analyzer used to run COVID-19 diagnostic tests. (Photo courtesy of Tulane Medical Center)

By Barri Bronston, Tulane University

A laboratory based at Tulane Medical Center and in partnership with UMC-LCMC is conducting a new test for COVID-19 that can yield results within four hours. The test was made possible through the joint efforts of the Tulane University School of Medicine, the LSU School of Medicine, Tulane Medical Center, LCMC Health and Roche Diagnostics.

Researchers at the Tulane Medical Center Laboratory ran its first set of tests using the Cobas 6800 analyzer over the weekend and is now capable of running nearly 200 tests a day. The testing is open only to patients at Tulane Medical Center and University Medical Center. Continue reading »

Mar 162020
 

(via tulane.edu)

By Julia Prager-Hessel, guest columnist

Students, faculty, and staff at Tulane received an email last Wednesday that said classes will cease or go online, and those living on campus are to leave in the next week and a half.

However fracturing to our semesters, this move came as no surprise and with little resentment from students. Tulane is largely a flight school that draws many of its students from Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, and our friends at schools across the country had been sent home throughout the week. Continue reading »

Mar 122020
 

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University has canceled its inaugural event for 2020, citing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

From Tulane University

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University has canceled its inaugural event for 2020, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and adherence to university protocol.

Tickets purchased for keynote addresses with John Grisham, Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell will be fully refunded within 10 business days. Continue reading »

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Mar 102020
 

This Hillary Street double went from 1,978 square feet to to 2,795 after a renovation by Amicus Properties. (Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office)

The City Council on Thursday approved two motions on parking and residential density in the University neighborhood. They are aimed at establishing an Interim Zoning District for the Uptown area near Tulane and Loyola with more stringent parking requirements than the rest of the city.

It’s an unusual move for a council that normally prioritizes the creation of housing, particularly affordable housing, over parking. But the Uptown area near Tulane and Loyola universities has an unusual problem, with investors buying up homes and converting them to high-end multi-unit rentals marketed to students.

“What’s occurring right now, particularly in the Maple neighborhood, is that doubles are being converted into dormitories,” said District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso at Thursday’s meeting. “So instead of having one or two families reside in a home, we have between eight and 10 college students. This trend is changing the complexion of the neighborhood.” Continue reading »

Feb 182020
 

By Jesse Baum, Uptown Messenger

Indya Moore speaks at Tulane University (Jesse Baum, Uptown Messenger)

Actor and model Indya Moore spoke at Tulane University on Monday (Feb. 17). Moore is best known for the role of Angel Evangelista in the FX drama Pose.

They are also openly transgender and non-binary (hence the use of the plural non-gendered pronoun to refer to one person).

The event, part of Audre Lorde Days at Tulane, was hosted by the office for Gender and Sexual Diversity at Tulane, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life.

Audre Lorde Days offer opportunities during spring semester for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to “develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change,”according to Tulane’s website.

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Feb 052020
 

Sarah Broom won the National Book Award for “The Yellow House,” a memoir about her family’s history in New Orleans. (via Tulane University)

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Writer Sarah Broom is from New Orleans, but not the part of New Orleans where she spoke on Tuesday (Feb. 4), the famed, oak-lined streets of Uptown. She’s from a yellow house on Wilson Avenue in New Orleans East.

Her experience in that house — and what it says about New Orleans, the United States, and our relationship to our environment — is the subject of her debut book “The Yellow House: A Memoir.” It won the 2019 National Book Award for nonfiction. Continue reading »

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Feb 052020
 

The literary career of New Orleans native Anne Rice spans 40-plus years and features 30 novels with more than 100 million copies sold. (Thias Scheer, via Tulane University)

By Roger Dunaway, Tulane University

Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library has acquired the complete archives of famed best-selling New Orleans author Anne Rice, thanks to a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation.

Born and raised in New Orleans — the setting of her most famous books — Rice is the author of 30 novels with more than 100 million copies sold, placing her among the most popular authors in recent American history. Rice’s work has included gothic and erotic fiction, as well as Christian literature, but she is best known for her novels in vampire and supernatural fiction. Continue reading »

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Jan 292020
 

Sarah M. Broom’s “The Yellow House,” a memoir of her family’s history in New Orleans, won the National Book Award for nonfiction. (via Tulane University)

By Barri Bronston, Tulane University

Sarah M. Broom, a New Orleans native and winner of the 2019 National Book Award, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Tulane University as part of the “American Water and Actual Air” speaker series, which focuses on interpreting the environment across academic disciplines. Continue reading »

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Jan 222020
 

Management at The Boot supports the new police substation.

By Emily Carmichael, Uptown Messenger

Tulane University has won city approval to build a Tulane University Police Department substation on the previous site of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity building across from The Boot Bar and Grill.

The now vacant lot at 1036 Broadway is zoned as residential and required a conditional use approval to be used in a public works and safety capacity.

As Uptown Messenger previously reported, the station will be a single story, 3,600-square-foot building to serve as a 24/7 command center for TUPD’s off-campus patrols. Continue reading »

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Jan 172020
 

Studio BE by the tracks on Royal Street. (Jeremy Tauriac photo via Newcomb Art Museum)

New Orleans artist and international muralist Brandan “BMike” Odums will celebrate the opening of his latest exhibition, N̶O̶T̶ Supposed 2-Be Here, at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane this Saturday, Jan. 18. This will be his first ever solo exhibition in a museum setting. Continue reading »

Jan 082020
 

(via newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu)

In New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th century, a form of artistic expression emerged. It emphasized improvisation and individual expression, and it gave voice to talented individuals whose voices had traditionally been repressed.

It’s not what you may think. As well as jazz music, that description can apply to Newcomb pottery.

A permanent display of Newcomb products in the new Commons building on Tulane’s Uptown campus now makes them more accessible to the general public as well as students. Continue reading »

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Nov 222019
 

via Eventbrite

To combat the taxing of menstrual products, the national Tampon Tax Protest Tour for menstrual equity will make its New Orleans stop on Tulane University’s campus today (Nov. 22).

“Recognizing that taxes on menstrual products are discriminatory and illegal,” organizers said, “New Orleans will be part of a collective action against taxing these products, which, along with diapers, are currently taxed by the State of Louisiana.” Continue reading »

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Oct 232019
 

Maureen Lichtveld of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University is principal investigator in a new project with the United Houma Nation. (courtesy of Tulane University)

From Tulane University
The United Houma Nation is a Louisiana state-recognized tribe trying to maintain its unique culture during dramatic climatic, environmental and socioeconomic change. A new project awarded to Tulane University researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to enable the United Houma Nation to determine how to support its citizens to adapt to climate-related and other short- and long-term stressors while maintaining the integrity of its community and culture.

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Sep 242019
 

The Tulane University Police Department wants to build a new station across from The Boot, a popular student bar at the corner of Zimpel and Broadway. The station, a command center for off-campus patrols, would be built on an empty lot where a fraternity house was razed. (Sharon Lurye, Uptown Mesenger)

By Sharon Lurye, Uptown Messenger

Students who like to party at The Boot on Saturday nights may have to deal with a new neighbor next year: the cops.

The Tulane University Police Department wants to build a new station across from The Boot, a popular student bar at the corner of Zimpel Street and Broadway.  The station would serve as a command center for the department’s off-campus patrols, and would be open 24/7. Continue reading »

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