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Thesis in the Spotlight: Harleigh Shaw - April 11, 2019

Harleigh Shaw, senior writing an Honors Thesis in for her Studio Art major. When students think about undergraduate Honors Theses, they typically think about large quantitative or qualitative research projects in which the finished product is countless pages of hypotheses, explanations, and analyses. For Harleigh Shaw, a studio art major with a concentration in digital art, that is not the case. Under the direction of her committee, including Kevin Jones, Associate Professor of Art, Rick Snow...

Focus on Faculty: Jeffrey Tasker - April 11, 2019

Jeffrey Tasker, Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and 2009 Honors Professor of the Year. How can Tulane faculty members support undergraduate research? How might these experiences with students outside the classroom connect back to their teaching? Jeffrey Tasker, the Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, has perfected this balance between fostering student research and...

Stand Out Student: Meet the Undergraduate Teaching Fellows! - April 11, 2019

Top row left to right: Riley Juenemann, Callie Belback, Samantha Hilburn, Lydia Wooley, Julia Prager-Hessel, and Ryan Braun. Bottom row left to right: Peter Michalakes, Ellen Waller, Abby Bean, Madeline Ninno, and Paige Montfort. Undergraduate Teaching Fellows are Honors students who serve as teaching assistants to faculty members teaching the required Colloquium 1030 course, “The Quest for Answers.” In these positions, these students have offered valuable guidance and perspectives to the...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Research Opportunities and How to Get Them - December 10, 2018

Students are accustomed to hearing that Tulane is a Research 1 institution, which signifies the highest degree of research activity, but finding pathways to these research opportunities can sometimes be difficult. Dr. Michael Moore, the Faculty-in-Residence in Weatherhead Hall, the sophomore Honors dorm, wanted to help students demystify this process by hosting a panel, “Research Opportunities and How to Get Them,” as part of his “Navigating Academic Life” series. Dozens of students crowded...

Stand Out Student: Andrew Cerise - December 10, 2018

Andrew Cerise, junior Honors student studying abroad in Havana, Cuba. This Student Spotlight is written by Andrew Cerise, a junior Honors student currently studying abroad in Cuba as he works towards his degrees in history and political science.  From September until now I have been attending the University of Havana for my Junior Semester Abroad. I am currently enrolled in classes on the history of the Cuban Revolution, Cuban cinema, Cuban contemporary society, and music appreciation. In my...

Thesis in the Spotlight: Addie MacLaughlin - December 10, 2018

Senior thesis writer in Political Science, Addie McLaughlin, in Seville, Spain.  Addie McLaughlin is a senior studying international relations and French. She is writing her Honors Thesis in the Political Science department under the direction of Mark Vail, Associate Professor in Political Science, Christina Kiel, Professor of Practice in Political Science, and Felicia McCarren, Professor in French. In her thesis, Addie hopes is examining how legacies of the French Revolution and imperialism...

Focus on Faculty: Ambika Prasad - December 10, 2018

Ambika Prasad, lecturer in A.B. Freeman School of Business and instructor of first-year Colloquium "Understanding Diversity in the Workplace." How do attitudes and biases affect behavior in the workplace? How can diversity impact workplace outcomes? How does legislation protect people from discrimination and encourage diversity? These are some of the questions Professor Ambika Prasad and her students are exploring in a fall Honors Colloquium,“Understanding Diversity in the Workplace.” A...

Stand Out Student: Adele Namboodri - October 30, 2018

Adele Namboodri is a first-year Honors student and Stamps Scholar studying public health and Spanish. After only two months, Adele is enjoying the full-fledged Honors experience by living in Wall, taking a Colloquium course, and actively engaging with the larger Tulane community. Through these experiences, she has explored interdisciplinary connections between the arts and sciences, which she hopes will shape the rest of her time at Tulane. Adele has found her academic experience to be...

Focus on Faculty: Celeste Lay - October 30, 2018

Professor J. Celeste Lay, Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, is an expert on civic relations and political behavior. In 2017, she was named “Honors Professor of the Year” by seniors in the Honors Program for her work with Honors students, mainly through research opportunities and research-based Honors courses. She values the opportunities and even the challenges associated with the research process and hopes to instill those lessons in her students...

Honors Outside of the Classroom: Observing Climate Change in Louisiana - October 30, 2018

According to Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan, 2800 square miles of coastal land, an area larger than the state of Delaware, will be underwater by 2050. Through Dr. Cynthia Ebinger’s “Causes and Consequences of Sea Level Rise,” first-year Honors students have a front row seat to observe the consequences of sea level rise in Louisiana. As Professor and Marshall-Heape Chair in Geology for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ebinger is well-equipped to teach first-year...

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