Study: Louisiana making slow progress in electing minorities and women to judgeships
Posted on 1/25/2018 1:41:00 PM.
A new study out of Tulane finds that Louisiana is making slow progress in electing minorities and women to judgeships. Professor of Political Science Sally Kenney says racial minorities are 36% of the state’s population, but non-white judges were only at 22 percent. She says women judges comprised less than 32 percent of all state and federal judges in Louisiana.
Sally Kenney, judgeships, louisiana, minorities, tulane

Tulane professer behind the new blood pressure guidelines
Posted on 11/23/2017 8:48:00 PM.
Almost half of U.S. adults are considered to have high blood pressure as a result of updated guidelines for what constitutes hypertension. Tulane epidemiology professor Dr. Paul Whelton led the team that redefined the blood pressure guidelines and his hope is that it leads to lifestyle changes for some patients.
Paul Whelton, Tulane, blood pressure, hypertension, guidelines

Tulane partners with NOLA Brewing Company to launch Green Wave Beer
Posted on 7/19/2017 6:00:00 AM.

Tulane University is the latest Louisiana school to trademark its own brew, after partnering with NOLA Brewing Company to release the Green Wave Beer. Brewery president Kirk Coco says the new brew is a filtered version of a Heffeweizen, a dry, wheat beer with a little bitterness. He says this Kristalweizen is similar without all the floating yeast.

Kirk Coco, Tulane, NOLA Brewing Company, Green Wave Beer

Seven Louisiana college baseball teams to compete in conference tournaments
Posted on 5/20/2017 8:08:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo 
There are seven teams from Louisiana competing in conference tournaments this week. Highlighting the group is the LSU Tigers, who will be the #2 seed in the SEC Tournament and they'll play on Wednesday at around 1 PM.
LSU, Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese State, UNO, Louisiana Tech, UL Lafayette, Tulane

Study finds patients more likely to receive palliative care after learning about it
Posted on 3/17/2017 4:55:00 AM.

A Tulane study finds cancer patients are more likely to receive palliative care after learning more about it. Researcher Michael Hoerger authored the study and says there are a lot of misconceptions about palliative care. He says the purpose of this study is to dispel some of the rumors.

Michael Hoerger, Tulane, palliative care, hospice care

Tulane study finds cockroach bait helps alleviate asthma symptoms
Posted on 1/18/2017 4:45:00 AM.
A Tulane University study finds the use of cockroach bait can eliminate enough pests in a home to reduce a child with moderate to severe asthma symptoms by nearly 50 days. Lead study author and Tulane University Public Health and Tropical Medicine Epidemiologist Felicia Rabito says the roaches eat the bait then go back to die.
Tulane, cockroaches, Felicia Rabito

New Tulane poll finds Kennedy with comfortable lead in US Senate runoff
Posted on 12/5/2016 1:10:00 PM.
A new survey out of Tulane reveals US Senate candidate Republican John Kennedy has a healthy lead in the race against Democrat Foster Campbell in the runoff. Brian Brox, associate professor of Political Science, says they found 59% of respondents said they would vote for Kennedy, while 40% said Campbell is their choice.
tulane, brian brox, us senate, john kennedy, foster campbell

Study: Not many women, minorites in Louisiana's judicial system
Posted on 10/25/2016 5:54:00 AM.

A Tulane University study finds women and racial minorities are not widely present in Louisiana’s judicial system. The report says women make up 51% of Louisiana’s population, only 30% of state judgeships are held by women. Political scientist Sally Kenney with Tulane’s Newcomb College Institute says we need to start conversations about women and minority inclusion.

Sally Kenney, Tulane, judicial system

Tulane launches university-wide Brain Institute
Posted on 10/13/2016 6:49:00 AM.

Tulane University researchers are teaming up to learn more about the brain in a new collaboration called the Brain Institute. Tulane Vice President for Research, Dr. Laura Levy, says understanding the brain is one of the true frontiers of the life sciences. She says they hope this university-wide collaboration will help them learn more.

Dr. Laura Levy, Tulane, Brain Institute

Five Louisiana teams are in the NCAA Baseball Tournament; LSU a national seed
Posted on 5/30/2016 11:46:00 AM.
The LSU Tigers are an #8 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Which means the Bayou Bengals will get to host a Super Regional, if they are able to win the Baton Rouge regional this weekend.

A record four teams from the SEC received national seeds, Florida, Texas A&M and Mississippi State, are the three other teams.
NCAA Baseball Regional, LSU, Tulane, UL Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech

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