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The purpose of the Tulane Honors Program is to provide academically gifted and intellectually curious students unique opportunities for exploration and immersion in both multi-disciplinary and specialized scholarship. As a unit of Newcomb-Tulane College, the Honors Program serves students of all academic majors.

Learn about the new Honors Summer Abroad Program in Berlin
Honors in Berlin

Learn about the new Honors Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin.

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Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis in Economics on discrimination in the mortgage market
cathy balfe interview

Economics Senior Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the mortgage market. In doing so, she is addressing a gap in research that she feels needs to be filled, and making a previous theoretical class project a practical reality.

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Samantha Hilburn is a sophomore tentatively majoring in Geology and Earth and Environmental Sciences
Samantha Hilburn Interview

Samantha Hilburn is a sophomore tentatively majoring in Geology and Earth and Environmental Sciences. During Samantha Hilburn’s short time at Tulane University, she has been involved with the Honors RLCs (Residential Learning Communities) in Wall and Weatherhead Residence Halls.

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Creativity outside the classroom

To explore the phenomenon of creativity and how the creative process relates to the psychology of happiness, the instructors, Jenny Mercein and Ryder Thornton both in the Theatre and Dance Department, have led their students on excursions all over the city.

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Professor Mike Kuczynski runs the Books and Reading society in Wall Residence Hall
Kuczynski Interview

Professor Mike Kuczynski, Chair of the English department at Tulane, and an expert on medieval and early modern English literature, runs the Books and Reading society in Wall Residence Hall.

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This is a photo of Honors Summer Research grant recipient Izzat Shbeeb
Summer Research New Wave 17

The Honors Summer Research Program provided an opportunity for 21 students to work with a Tulane professor on a scholarly project for six weeks during this summer. 

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Clare Lister Stamps Enrichment

Tulane University senior Clare Lister spent her study abroad semester in Tanzania on safari to learn about wildlife conservation, in a remote village homestay to learn about Maasai culture, and at a rainforest reserve to learn about ecology.

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Beinecke Scholar 2017

Hannah Hoover, a junior pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Classical Studies, has been selected as a 2017 Beinecke Scholar.

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Truman Scholar 2017

Lilth Winkler-Schor, a Newcomb Scholar from Seattle, Washington, won a  prestigious Truman Scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to prepare for a career in public service leadership.

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Fulbright Scholars for 2017
Fulbright Awards 2017

Twelve students and one recent graduate from Tulane University have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

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Beinecke and Goldwater Scholars 2017

A pair of talented Tulane juniors received special recognition with two prestigious national awards.

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Tulane graduate Annie Peyton, currently in Thailand as part of the Luce Scholars program. (Photo provided)
Luce Scholar 2016

Annie Peyton, a 2011 graduate of Tulane University, won a prestigious Luce Scholarship for 2016-2017. Peyton, who graduated with scholarly honors from Tulane’s School of Architecture, is currently in Thailand where she is working with a small landscape architecture and urban design firm.

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Kelsey Lacourrege was one of 11 Tulane students to receive a Fulbright award for 2016-17 (photo courtesy of Kelsey Lacourrege).
Tulane is a top producer of US Fulbright students

With 11 students receiving Fulbright awards for 2016-17, Tulane University has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of Fulbright winners. 

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Bria Trosclair (SLA '16) poses with her students in Ruse, Bulgaria.
Bria Trosclair, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

Bria Trosclair writes about her experience as a Fulbright English Teacher and the fascinating city of Ruse, Bulgaria where her program and the school where she teaches are located.

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Skyler Deckoff-Jones winner of the Gilman International Scholarship
Physics grad adds research to resume

In August 2012, as a freshman from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Skylar Deckoff-Jones never expected to be a role model to those involved in the science and research departments at Tulane University. Later, Deckoff-Jones authored a publication that consists of his research on the nonlinear optical properties of ultrathin crystals. “The fact that I’ve contributed new knowledge to the scientific community is one of my proudest moments from my time at Tulane,” he says.

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Lipaz Avigal and Giulia Duch, recipients of the Jean Danielson Summer Scholarships
Scholarship Provides Exceptional Opportunity

Tulane University students Giulia Duch and Lipaz Avigal learned firsthand about the complexities of integrating refugees into new communities by speaking with immigrants, NGOs, startups, journalists, and politicians in Europe this summer. “Although camps in Greece receive the most media attention, the interviews in Western Europe show the story doesn’t end when refugees make it to Germany,” said Duch.

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Since 1904, Tulane scholars have been recipients of some of the most prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the academic world.

In 2016-17, Tulane University was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of Fulbright students.