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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.

Investigating Muslim Discrimination in New Orleans

While New Orleans is known for hospitality and acceptance, the city also has long-standing Catholic roots and a tenuous history of racial discrimination. These contrasting features make New Orleans’ appeal to minority religious groups unclear. Given recent trends of Islamophobia, I wondered specifically about the Muslim population of New Orleans. Do Muslims feel welcomed in New Orleans, the city where supposedly anything goes?

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Dean Jean Scholars Display Passion for Research

Anne Caffery, a senior majoring in cell and molecular biology with a public health minor, hopes to go to medical school one day. In the meantime, her interest in research prompted a project in northern India that was made possible by the Jean Danielson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Tulane students receive prestigious Boren Awards to study abroad

Scholarship winner Sidney Shea met with Sen. Bill Cassidy at the Boren Convocation and Orientation in Washington D.C.

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2018 Fulbright Recipients
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Honors Program Information
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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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The Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum
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Cathy Balfe is writing her Honors Thesis in Economics on discrimination in the mortgage market
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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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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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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.