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2011-03-29 15:23:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The house at 2036 Seventh St. in New Orleans, designed and built by Tulane architecture professors and students, has been certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first LEED-certified residential project for Tulane and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, which collaborated through a program called URBANbuild. View the video. Dinwiddie Hall, a recently renovated building on the Tulane's uptown campus...

2011-03-07 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Youth Impact Program announced on Friday, March 4th, 2011 that Tulane University, New Orleans Saints, SMART Technologies and the President's Council on Fitness, Sports on Nutrition are sponsoring the Youth Impact Program this July on the campus of Tulane University. This is the fourth year for the program to be held on the campus of Tulane University. The Youth Impact Program (YIP) invests in "at risk"...

2011-02-14 18:38:00

NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 14, 2011, /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Gerald Berenson's four decades of groundbreaking research confirming that heart disease begins in childhood has brought him international accolades. But what makes this Tulane cardiologist's heart sing is applying the lessons learned from preventive cardiology research to practical lessons for schoolchildren. Developed by Berenson and the team of the Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, the Health Ahead/Heart Smart program has been...

2010-12-30 10:05:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program (YIP) and a three-time Super Bowl winner with the San Francisco 49ers announced the achievements of the Youth Impact Program in 2010. Over 200 inner city boys participated at the 2010 Youth Impact Programs at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY and Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. "It was an opportunity of a lifetime for these young men as they created strong lasting...

2010-10-19 15:39:40

Study is first to address the interaction of both internal and external forces on locomotion in large, fast animals like fishes Scientists at the University of Maryland and Tulane University have developed a computational model of a swimming fish that is the first to address the interaction of both internal and external forces on locomotion. The interdisciplinary research team simulated how the fish's flexible body bends, depending on both the forces from the fluid moving around it as well as...

2010-10-07 07:00:00

PORT SULPHUR, La., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion caused the oil spill now globally known as the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history, Children's Health Fund (CHF) is expanding its New Orleans's Children's Health Project (NOCHP) by bringing a Crisis Response Unit to lower Plaquemines Parish. The new project will be in partnership with Tulane University and Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center. The mobile pediatric...

2010-09-17 12:36:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Music Rising, an award winning initiative co-founded in 2005 by U2's the Edge, legendary producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz announced a $1 million program in partnership with Tulane University to develop a college curriculum that will provide a permanent, comprehensive and definitive study of the musical heritage of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. The Music Rising program is administered by the Gibson...

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2010-09-17 09:25:00

The immunodeficiency condition found in monkeys that was the ancestor of the HIV virus is far older than first believed, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Arizona and Tulane University. The study is published in Friday's edition of the journal Science. "The simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, is at least 32,000 to 75,000 years old, and likely much older, according to a genetic analysis of unique SIV strains found in monkeys on Bioko Island, a former peninsula...

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2010-09-14 13:14:37

A report said Tuesday that the global fight against malaria is saving more and more lives, but progress remains fragile and more money is needed. According to the study published by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying and preventive malaria treatment during pregnancy have saved the lives of about 750,000 children in 34 African countries over the last 10 years. Most of the lives have been saved since 2005 when the malaria fight...

2010-07-22 14:53:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program (YIP) and a three time Super Bowl winner with the San Francisco 49ers announced that more than 120 YIP campers got to visit the 2010 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Champions training facility on Wednesday, July 21. "It was a thrill of a lifetime for these young men, and the Saints staff and two team members were gracious and inspired the boys," Ellison said. This is the third...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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