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Thesis in the Spotlight: Dylan Koester - January 17, 2018

Tulane senior Dylan Koester is taking his studies in Music to the next level with his Honors Thesis.   Tulane senior Dylan Koester is taking his studies in Music to the next level with his Honors Thesis, which combines a written analytical component with a concert on February 1st.  Dylan is a passionate aspiring conductor, and is excited to culminate four years of training in conducting at Tulane by working with musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). The subject of Dylan’s...

Stand Out Student: Alyssa Nielsen - January 17, 2018

Alyssa studies Neuroscience and Dance, and brings her passion for these subjects to her work as an RA in Weatherhead.   Alyssa Nielsen is a Tulane sophomore, who lived in the Honors Residential Learning Community (RLC) in Wall Residence Hall as a first-year, and is now a Resident Advisor (RA) in the second-year Honors RLC in Weatherhead Hall.  She is grateful for the opportunities the Honors Program offers to students to get to know professors and their research, and to develop the skills to...

Focus on Faculty: Scott McKinley - January 17, 2018

Scott McKinley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tulane.   Scott McKinley, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tulane, brought his research passion into the classroom in his first-year Honors Colloquium, “Lies, Damned Lies and Big Data.”  The course addressed fundamental questions of truth in academia and the world at large, aiming to provide students with tools from his field to critically assess statistical claims. The story of how Professor McKinley came to teach his Colloquium...

Stand Out Student: Jack Sweeney - December 10, 2017

Jack Sweeney, a junior in the Tulane Honors Program studying Political Science and French, is beginning a year-long study abroad program in Paris, where he is immersed in French culture and language, and learning new perspectives on his area of study.   Jack is participating in the program run by EDUCO, an educational consortium of which Tulane is a member, alongside Emory, Cornell and Duke Universities.  Students in the program are immersed in the French language by taking their course load...

Standout Honors Student: Samantha Hilburn - October 23, 2017

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.  These experiences have guided her choices on major and research interests, leading her back to her childhood passion of geology.   In good news for any other students who have found it difficult to figure out their major at Tulane, Samantha has changed her own mind more than once, but is now aiming to double major in...

Focus on Faculty: Dr. John Howard - November 10, 2017

Dr. John Louis Howard, Associate Director of Tulane’s Murphy Institute, teaches three Honors Colloquium courses.   Dr. John Louis Howard, Associate Director of Tulane’s Murphy Institute, has been teaching Honors Colloquium courses for a number of years, and he now teaches two first-year courses in rotation, and an upper-level seminar most years.  He loves teaching these colloquia because it means he gets to discuss fascinating topics with the most engaged students at Tulane. As he sees it,...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Cathy Balfe - October 23, 2017

Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis in Economics on discrimination in the mortgage market.   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 argues needs to be filled, and making a previous theoretical class project a practical reality. Cathy’s project aims to assess the extent of sexual orientation discrimination in the mortgage market through...

Stand Out Student: Claire Davis  - November 29, 2017

Claire Davis is a sophomore at Tulane, majoring in Engineering Physics. Through her involvement with the Honors Program, sophomore Claire Davis has greatly enriched her studies at Tulane, where she is majoring in Engineering Physics.  Living in Honors Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) in Wall and Weatherhead Halls and utilizing an Honors grant to work in a lab have enabled her to broaden her education and advance her intellectual development outside the classroom. Claire has taken a lot...

Focus on Faculty: Sally Richardson - November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Jake Ward jward8@tulane.edu  Sally Richardson teaches an Honors first-year colloquium entitled “The Theory of Property.” Sally Richardson, Charles E. Lugenbuhl Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University’s Law School, teaches an Honors first-year colloquium entitled “The Theory of Property.”  She sees working with undergraduates, especially those in the Honors Program, as an opportunity to introduce her areas of expertise to fresh and inquisitive minds, an...

Honors Outside the Classroom: Creativity - October 23, 2017

                      Students explore NOMA                                                               Students at Preservation Hall   The Honors' “Creativity” course for first year Honors students, not surprisingly, focuses on the creative process as a psychological tool that serves both artists and non-artists. To explore the phenomenon of creativity and how the creative process relates to the psychology of happiness, the instructors, Jenny Mercein, Assistant Professor, and Ryder Thornton...

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