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Honors Staff: Katie Fitzpatrick - May 10, 2018

Katie Fitzpatrick, a student in the Master of Preservation Studies program in the School of Architecture, is the Graduate Assistant in the Honors Program.    Katie Fitzpatrick, a student in the Master of Preservation Studies program in the School of Architecture, is the Graduate Assistant in the Honors Program.  She loves the intellectual and creative work environment she has become a part of, and advocates that all students work to engage with the Tulane and the New Orleans community. Katie...

Congratulations to our Grant and Scholarship Recipients - May 10, 2018

Over the course of this past academic year, 35 Tulane students and alumni have received nationally competitive scholarships or grants offered through the Honors Program.     This has been an incredible year for the Honors Program and its students. Over the course of this past academic year, 35 Tulane students and alumni have received nationally competitive scholarships or grants offered through the Honors Program.   The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the premier government- sponsored...

Focus on Faculty: Dr. James M. MacLaren - May 10, 2018

Dean MacLaren is a physicist by training, earning his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and his PhD from Imperial College, London.    James M. MacLaren, the outgoing Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, may be moving on to new academic pastures, but he still believes in what he sees as the mission of the Honors Program: to “provide a range of deeper intellectual engagements” for students to exploit.  In his time at Tulane, Dean MacLaren has taught an Honors Colloquium, served on...

Stand Out Student: Jake Ward - May 10, 2018

Graduating Senior and Honors Program student worker, Jake Ward, has been an integral part of the Program for the past four years.   Graduating Senior and Honors Program student worker, Jake Ward, has been an integral part of the Program for the past four years. His involvement began as a freshman in his Honors Calculus 3 class, and he went on to hold the position of RA in both Butler and Weatherhead. He was in charge of the still running Books and Reading Society, led by Professor Mike...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Honors Thesis Forum - May 10, 2018

Last month, the Tulane Honors Program hosted the Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum. Courtesy Cheryl Gerber   Last month, the Tulane Honors Program hosted the Inaugural Honors Thesis Forum, which offered Senior Thesis writers the opportunity to present their research and findings to the wider Tulane community.  Faculty mentors, friends, family members and fellow honors students gathered over the course of four days to hear presentations on research conducted in a wide range of fields in...

Goldwater Scholarship Information Sessions - March 14, 2018

  The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for research careers. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.  Sophomores and juniors are eligible to...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Science in the City - March 07, 2018

Science in the City visits to the STEM Gallery at the World War II Museum.    In a world gripped by progress, it is important to harness the forward momentum of technology and use it to the make the best of the world of which we are a part. The Wall Society, “Science in the City” does just that. Their goal is to explore how innovation is transforming New Orleans in a variety of ways. In 2013, the Atlantic published an article entitled “The Big Comeback: Is New Orleans America's Next Great...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Matt Coleman - March 07, 2018

Neuroscience senior Matt Coleman   Neuroscience senior Matt Coleman is approaching his Honors Thesis as another step towards a life dedicated to research.  If all goes according to plan, the project will result in his second publication, and Matt is hoping to use his experiences to unlock future opportunities. Matt’s project is titled “The Effects of Positive Prediction Error and Active Learning on Memory,” and studies how these two factors interact to influence recognition and spatial memory...

Focus on Faculty: Geoff Dancy - March 07, 2018

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Geoff Dancy   Assistant Professor of Political Science, Geoff Dancy, has enjoyed the symbiotic relationship that comes from working with Honors students.  In his experiences co-teaching an Honors Colloquium on conspiracy theories with Professor Mirya Holman and directing Honors Summer Research projects, Professor Dancy has learned from—and alongside—his students. COLQ-1020: “Political Conspiracy Theories” was a first semester Honors Colloquium co-...

Stand Out Student: Riley Juenemann - March 07, 2018

Riley Juenemann is a first-year student in the Honors Program at Tulane.   Riley Juenemann is a first-year student in the Honors Program at Tulane, studying mathematics and computer science.  She is grateful for the academic communities she has become a part of, whether in the Honors Colloquia, the Honors RLC in Wall, or in her departments, which all bring together similarly academic-minded students, but with hugely varied interests and experiences.  These communities have enabled Riley to...

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