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Honors Outside of the Classroom: How Do We Change the Campus Culture? - November 29, 2017

In late October, students gathered in Weatherhead Hall for a discussion with Professor Tania Tetlow on Tulane’s efforts to shift the campus culture around sexual violence and substance abuse. This discussion was part of a series of “Roundtables” hosted in the Sophomore Honors Residence Hall.  Weatherhead Roundtables serve as a forum for professors to present their research and for students to learn from faculty in a relatively informal space, all in the interest of fostering an intellectual...

Focus on Faculty: Mike Kuczynski - October 23, 2017

Professor Mike Kuczynski runs the Books and Reading society in Wall Residence Hall.   Professor Mike Kuczynski is the Chair of the English department at Tulane, and an expert on medieval and early modern English literature.  As a long-time supporter of the Honors Program, he also leads the Books and Reading society in the first-year Honors RLC (Residential Learning Community) in Wall Residential College, one of nine intellectually-oriented societies in the community.  For him, the society...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Life and Death in New Orleans Society - November 09, 2017

Students in this Society took a trip to the Pharmacy Museum.   New Orleans and Tulane-focused subject matter, especially related to health, is fascinating for many Tulane students. The Life and Death in New Orleans Wall Society provides a rich opportunity for first-year Honors students and a faculty member to explore health-related sites in and around the New Orleans area. It is in this setting where they can engage in discussions about health in New Orleans from a medical, public health, and...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Maria Gomez - November 10, 2017

Maria Gomez is a senior double-majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and French.  She is writing her Honors Thesis, in Cell and Molecular Biology, on 22Q11 Deletion Syndrome, a genetic mutation strongly correlated with schizophrenia.  She is hoping that her project will help future researchers dig deeper into the potential genetic factors behind this mental illness, and sees it as an opportunity to conclude her undergraduate studies with a worthwhile crowning endeavor. Despite the natural...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Nicole Saville - November 29, 2017

Nicole Saville is a fifth year student in the Tulane School of Architecture. Architecture student Nicole Saville is approaching her Honors Thesis as an opportunity to expand her required fifth year project into an interdisciplinary undertaking.  Using insights of “color theory” from painting and the sciences, she is challenging the dominance of what she terms “chromophobia” in her field. The first part of Nicole’s project identifies the problem, as she sees it, in Architecture today: a lack of...

New Honors Study Abroad Program - December 15, 2017

Check out the flier for the Honors in Berlin 2018 program.    

Alumnus Jackie Smith opens a dress shop - November 01, 2016

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