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Bay Watch In the oil spill’s wake, the siren call of Barataria Bay lures a biology professor. HAITI, DAY-TO-DAY
Meeting the island’s ongoing nutritional needs.
TOUGHNESS AND GRACE Mignon Faget designs jewelry with the Gulf Coast in mind.
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Join the History of Medicine Society around a table at Antoine’s.
12 Bay Watch by Nick Marinello Barataria Bay is a teeming, living laboratory for biology professor Mike Blum.
20 Haiti, Day by Day by Cathy Shufro Nutritional needs on the island require constant monitoring.
24 Toughness and Grace by Mary Ann Travis For 40 years, Mignon Faget has successfully fused design sensibilities with business acumen.
28 A Civilized Affair by Fran Simon One afternoon in the long life of the History of Medicine Society.
4 President’s Perspective A season for every purpose.
5 Inside Track • Sand berms and science • TB testing in developing nations • Casting a wide net • Good grades for public education • High school health • Distracted minds • Causes of homelessness • Design connects with local culture • Off the grid • New Green Wave sports
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A fish story for marine scientists.
Soccer players move to the ball on the LBC Quad.
31 The Classes Read about what your classmates and other Tulane alumni are doing.
40 Associates Honor Roll We recognize donors.
47 Giving Back Rockefeller conference analyzes post-Katrina progress.
48 New Orleans Oh, ho, ho. It’s magic. Cubicles in a Newcomb Hall language lab fill up with students in the 1960s. Front cover: Every bundle of Spartina grass tells a story. Inside front cover: A bug’s-eye view of the October sky. Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano. VOL. 82, NO. 2
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betweenThe lines | back Ta lk Splendor in the grass The infamous oil well has finally been capped. For months after the BP Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in April, oil uncontrollably gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. But that particular source of toxic hydrocarbons is now plugged. Oil no longer spews unceasingly—at least at that spot—into the delicate and complex ecosystem of fish, birds, crabs, shrimp, grass, microorganisms and other living creatures and plants that occupies Louisiana’s ragged coast where land and water tangle. What now? Mike Blum, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is focusing his research prowess on finding out what—after the oil spill—is the state of this fragile, valuable and degraded ecosystem. In “Bay Watch,” Nick Marinello goes out on a boat with the scientist and his team. They bump along Barataria Bay and onto tiny islands. Blum gathers grass, water, soil and microbial samples to bring back to laboratories to study at the molecular level the short- and long-term effects of the oil spill. Stay tuned for the future, he says, because nothing in nature stays static. The culture, flora, fauna and seashells of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are among the inspirations for the artistry of jewelry designer Mignon Faget, a 1955 graduate of Newcomb College. But Faget is much more than a delicate artist. In “Toughness and Grace,” read about how her personal grit and determination led to her business success. Working in the hills of Haiti is Carolyn Weinrobe, a 2010 graduate of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In “Haiti, Day by Day,” writer Cathy Shufro follows Weinrobe as she tracks the health and nutritional status of people who had a precarious existence even before last January’s earthquake. Medical practices are constantly evolving, and medical students are often bemused by earlier techniques and procedures. Looking back at the past is fun and enlightening, especially when the look backwards involves a scrumptious lunch with lots of fine wine in a private dining room at Antoine’s. In “A Civilized Affair,” Fran Simon gives a glimpse into the elegant salon traditions of the History of Medicine Society. The society has offered a respite from the rigors of modern medical training for Tulane medical students since 1933.
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KATRINA COVERAGE The summer issue of Tulanian arrived. … As a native New Orleanian, I went first to your cover story about Katrina, thorough in its timeline and heartbreaking in its images. Eunice Williams, NC ’62 Cambridge, Mass. TEACH A MAN TO FISH With all the interest in the 5th anniversary of the Katrina disaster, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your “Five Years Gone” presentation in the last Tulanian. Great piece.
Very professional and entertaining. I don’t get back to New Orleans very often so I really like the Tulanian pieces that show the City. … There is a lot of the City that still looks like a war zone. … Have you ever thought of addressing why New Orleans lags so badly in its reconstruction? … I’m afraid that such a lack of progress might say more about the people involved than anything else. I’d like to see an article asking how we, as citizens of the U.S., have allowed such a large population to become dependent on charity versus taking the situation in hand themselves. And, as far as Tulane is
back Talk concerned, what part can the education system play in improving the underlying causes? … The restoration of Tulane was nothing short of remarkable. And the University is doing a great service to the City. … But I think we all know that giving something away doesn’t really solve the problem. Remember the parable about “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I don’t have the answers, but I’d like to see you folks ask the questions. Gary B. Grisham, E ’74 Houston JARRING JUXTAPOSITION As with any publication, some issues of the Tulanian are better than others. However, I always look forward to the latest edition and have never been disappointed in any of them. The current magazine, Summer 2010, has left me with content concerns. Certainly the editor thoughtfully considered the content and placement of articles. Am I the only one who found the juxtaposition of the outstanding article on Katrina and the “Chic in the City” writing strange journalistic bedfellows? ... I think that when you transition from one experience to another that are on such varied places on the emotional spectrum that jarring is not nearly as effective as gently bridging the gap. Lowell Lawson, SW ’60 Canton, Ga. COUNTERBALANCE How delightful it was to read the Summer issue of the Tulanian. I can’t help but write my compliments as to the depth of your post-Katrina before-and-after coverage... so thorough and well reported. The magazine itself has such balance and cadence with that piece, along with the exuberant profile of Alison Brod in NYC and the adventure story of Mayan scholar Judith Maxwell. Great writing. Great editing. Sharon Donovan New Orleans
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REMEMBERING DEAN JEAN I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dean Jean Danielson [summer 2010 Tulanian]. She had a great impact on both my Tulane experience and the direction my life has taken since. Dean Jean committed a large part of her life to students and to teaching outside of the classroom, and I know my experience with her was not unique. I met Dean Jean as she roamed the halls of my dorm greeting students and parents when I arrived on my first day at Tulane. She invited
me to visit her office to chat. Dean Jean was always genuinely interested in what students had to say. If I had a problem, she would listen and then put it in perspective so that I would have the tools to solve it myself. I became a frequent visitor to her office. Sometimes I would seek advice, and other times we would just sit outside and talk while she smoked her cigarettes. She was well known for subtly guiding students to enroll with certain professors. I took a number of courses on her recommendation that I otherwise would have overlooked. I never had the pleasure of taking a course taught by Dean Jean, but I consider her one of the most influential professors I had at Tulane. She used her job as honors dean to teach. Frequently, we would just have casual conversations; however, she would use whatever topic
we discussed as a jumping off point for deeper philosophical discussions. I still revisit certain conversations and debates I had with her because they were so informative and still provoke me to think today. Dean Jean was constantly teaching but never lecturing. I did not realize at the time the amount of influence she was having on my view of the world. I am forever in debt to her for the guidance she provided. It profoundly and positively changed the direction of my life. Kirk Soodhalter, TC ’04 Philadelphia G-MEN REVISITED The “G-Men” article in the Tulanian [spring 2010] generated several reprinted letters with reminiscences of the “G-Men” event. Sadly, the article and the letters didn’t touch on that fact that the Tulane students participating in the garbage collection efforts were acting as scabs and strikebreakers. One letter recalled moving through a “jeering crowd of pickets” without reflecting on the fact that those “jeering pickets” had wives and children their work was supporting and that their strike was a legitimate and legal effort at collective labor action. No one would willingly forego a wage needed to provide food, clothing and shelter to their family unless they believed that they had legitimate grounds for their strike. For the mayor to call upon Tulane students to take over the jobs of the legitimate strikers, however temporarily, was manipulative on his part and, on the part of the students, naïve. I hope and trust that the University has learned from this event and would not sanction such an action today. Matthew Drain, Parent 2011 Alpharetta, Ga.
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president’sPerspective Old and new “For every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” I learned those words when I was very young, but it wasn’t until I was much older that I could begin to grasp their meaning. Now, having lived and worked within the academy these many years, my life is finely tuned to its variety of seasons and purposes. With each semester there is a beginning and an ending. Within each semester are times to speak and to listen, to teach and to learn, to join in group activity and retreat to solitude. And then the next academic year begins and we do it all again. What I find fascinating about the cyclic nature of campus life is the harmonious mingling of the new and old, familiar and unfamiliar. Universities are places where traditions are cherished even as their denizens work along the cutting edge of discovery. Convocation is a tradition that I enjoy immensely, in part because it is one in which the familiar and unfamiliar so happily collide. Each fall, at the very beginning of the semester, we hold the convocation for first-year students in McAlister Auditorium. Each fall, I join a contingent of university administrators in following a parade of university gonfalons and then Michael White’s Original Jazz Band up the auditorium’s aisle to the stage. It’s a familiar, comforting way to begin the new academic year. Yet when I approach the lectern to deliver a few words, it never fails that I am struck by the sea of fresh new faces in the audience. Each is filled with expectation and wonderment. Every year as I prepare the remarks that I will deliver to the first-year class, I find that what I choose to tell them also is a mix of the old and new. I typically begin talking about the history of the university: its start as a medical college in 1834 and its transformation into the University of Louisiana in 1847. I share with them the anecdote of Paul Tulane, an alumnus of Princeton University who offered his alma mater a large sum of
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inside Track Dinwiddie at dusk Neighbors bicycle by renovated Dinwiddie Hall on an early fall evening. The building, originally built in 1923, reopened in September after a 16-month restoration and energy-efďŹ ciency upgrade. Dinwiddie Hall houses the Middle American Research Institute and the Department of Anthropolog y.
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To try and protect against oil intrusion into the coastal wetlands of Louisiana, sand berms have been built—and more are proposed—through dredging operations paid for by the BP oil company.
More harm than good While Louisiana political leaders, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, continue to extol the virtues of building sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico to prevent oil from the BP oil disaster from reaching sensitive marshes, coastal scientists are in agreement that the dredging necessary to construct these sand berms will cause some unintended consequences. Torbjörn Törnqvist, Tulane professor of earth and environmental sciences, says, “We all know scientists have a tendency to disagree with each other, but in this case I don’t know a single coastal scientist or engineer who thinks that the sand berms are a good idea.” Törnqvist, who studies geologic processes in the Mississippi Delta, says that he can understand how the creation of sand berms, as well as the construction of rock walls to keep oil from reaching the wetlands, can seem like reasonable solutions to people unfamiliar with coastal dynamics. “The problem is,” he says, “if you start messing around with the coast in a particular area you are likely to cause problems somewhere else.” Törnqvist points to the decision by state officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an emergency sand barrier by dredging off the fragile shores of the Chandeleur Islands. “This is absolutely the sand you don’t want to touch
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because you are undermining the foundation of the island you are trying to reinforce. It makes no sense at all,” says Törnqvist. Beyond that, Törnqvist questions the rationale for the sand berms. “The character of barrier islands is that they are separated by tidal inlets. If you close off some of these inlets with berms, the ones that remain will almost certainly widen and deepen. This could potentially enhance the migration of oil into the coastal wetlands.” And oil is not the only concern. The construction of berms will likely change the salinity in the waters of the coastal zone, says Törnqvist. “You are going to close off certain portions so the salt water won’t get in there, but in the inlets that remain the salt intrusion could increase. We don’t really know what the potential impacts of that could be.” Törnqvist is director of the National Institute for Climatic Change Research, hosted by the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane. After the BP oil rig explosion this spring and the subsequent spewing of millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the oil company agreed to commit $360 million for sand berm projects. By mid September, seven miles of berm work had been completed above surface and six miles underneath at a cost of $120 million. —Nick Marinello Nick Marinello is features editor of Tulanian.
“Diagnosing tuberculosis in children is challenging,” says Dr. Richard Oberhelman, Tulane professor of tropical medicine. But now doctors in resource-poor countries have guidance on the best test for the disease, thanks to an international study led by Oberhelman. The research team’s goal was to identify the most accurate and rapid test for tuberculosis in children in areas with limited laboratory capabilities. They compared recently developed methods for diagnosing high-risk children and concluded that the best test is the microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS) technique. The MODS test detects the presence of TBcausing bacteria using microscopes to look for typical growth patterns in culture broth. The August 2010 issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases published the study. The availability of inexpensive and updated diagnostic technology is crucial for reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in developing countries. Children account for an estimated 20 percent of cases in high-incidence communities, but the outdated diagnostic tools available to physicians in such settings, including skin tests, chest X-rays and physical examinations, make it difficult to confirm cases of pediatric tuberculosis. “Symptoms of tuberculosis in children are nonspecific, specimens for testing are difficult to obtain, and cultures and smears are often negative,” says Oberhelman. The study was conducted in Lima, Peru, and funded by the National Institutes of Health. —Arthur Nead Arthur Nead is a media specialist in the public relations office.
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insideTrack | newsNotes ‘Fishnet’ expands The National Science Foundation has awarded Tulane University a grant of nearly $200,000 to enhance and expand access to the Fishnet2 database, an online resource for marine scientists studying the impact of the BP oil spill. Managed by the Tulane University Museum of Natural History, Fishnet2 is a means for scientists to access a wealth of fish data, says Hank Bart, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and the museum’s director and curator of fishes. Over many years, Bart says, scientists have collected data on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The sampling has been conducted mostly by national marine natural resource agencies, including the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Minerals Management Service. During these surveys, scientists collected numerous specimens of fish and other marine life that are now in various museums, where they have been identified, studied and archived. Fishnet2 will assist researchers as they study this information. “The ability of ecologists and other scientists to assess the impacts of the spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem depends critically on the availability of baseline data on the composition and structure of biotic communities in the region under natural conditions,” says Bart.
Researchers generally search the Fishnet2 portal using scientific or common names of fishes, but there are other ways they would like to search the portal, particularly for research related to the oil spill, including searches by depth of water or other aspects of surface geography. “We aim to use this current grant to enhance the Fishnet2 search interface so that researchers can search by these parameters,” says Bart. “Once researchers have data on which species occur where in the Gulf, they can ask all kinds of other questions about the potential effects of the oil spill.” —Arthur Nead
N.O. public education improves, Cowen Institute reports The Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives at Tulane has released “The State of Public Education in New Orleans: Five Years After Hurricane Katrina.” The report’s purpose is to provide journalists, policymakers, community leaders and the public with information about the reform efforts that have taken place in the K–12 public education system since Hurricane Katrina. “When Hurricane Katrina blew through New Orleans, it decimated one of the nation’s worstperforming public school systems,” says Shannon
The Fishnet2 database—a tool for scientists studying the impact of the BP oil spill on fish— is managed by the Tulane University Museum of Natural History.
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Langston Hughes Academy Charter School near the New Orleans Fair Grounds is a K–8 public school that is part of the Recovery School District. The school opened in August 2009, the first newly built campus in New Orleans since 2003.
Jones, executive director of the Cowen Institute. “Never has a failing urban public school system experienced the near total destruction of resources and responded with such radical change.” The public school system in New Orleans is now a hybrid model where charter schools outnumber district-operated schools 2 to 1. Within this setup, there is a newfound emphasis on innovation and school autonomy, says Jones. While significant challenges remain, the new model of delivering education to the city’s youth has begun to yield positive results. The once academically, morally and financially bankrupt system is nationally recognized as a potential model for urban school system transformation, Jones says. She points out, however, that the city’s residents and the state government face a number of questions about the future of public education in New Orleans: Who will govern and operate schools? Who will teach? How much school choice is optimal? “We hope that this report will inform the dialogue as the New Orleans community seeks to answer these questions,” Jones says. Since the Cowen Institute opened its doors at Tulane in 2007, it has annually published a “State of Public Education in New Orleans” report to provide an ongoing chronicle and assessment of the reform efforts. The report may be found online at www. coweninstitute.com/spenofiveyearsafterkatrina/. —Fran Simon Fran Simon is “Classes” editor of Tulanian.
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High school health clinic Actress Sandra Bullock, third from left, joins in cutting the ribbon on Aug. 29 for the opening of the Warren Easton Charter High School Health Clinic. The full-service medical and dental clinic at the public high school on Canal Street in Mid City New Orleans is a partnership between Tulane School of Medicine, the School Health Connection and Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation. The clinic helps Warren Easton students develop and learn in a healthy school community. Major funding for the $700,000 clinic came from the Kellogg Foundation, the San Francisco 49ers Foundation and Bullock. Also pictured are the president of the Warren Easton Charter Foundation Billy Hatchett, principal Alexina Medley, school nurse Cassondra Ferrand, Louisiana Public Health Institute representative Marsha Broussard, and clinic medical director Dr. Julie Finger. Finger is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Tulane Medical School.
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how hormones present early in life may cause differences in male and female approaches to learning and memory, and determining how thyroid hormone variations affect behaviors that denote anxiety and learning. Gary Dohanich, professor of psychology, started the neuroscience summer research program three years ago to help students learn the value of basic research, sharpen their presentation skills and gain insight into a career in research. —Belinda Lacoste Belinda Lacoste is a staff member in the School of Science and Engineering.
Maria Perez, a Tulane senior majoring in neuroscience, tests a particular strain of rats to see if it would be a viable model to study the differences in males and females with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Working under the guidance of Jill Daniel, associate professor of psychology, Perez is identifying patterns of impulsivity and hyperactivity— symptoms more prevalent in males—and inattentiveness, which is seen more often in females. “This is like my little baby,” says Perez, of the research project, which she has worked on the since its beginning. She plans to see it through to the end and hopes to contribute to publication of the research results. Perez is among the Tulane undergraduates in laboratories on the uptown and downtown campuses who have worked alongside faculty and doctoral students on a variety of research projects as part of the neuroscience summer research program. Student Maria Perez is investigating male/female differThe students and their mentors are studying ences in attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
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Men wait for a nightly bed at Ozanam Inn in New Orleans. Homelessness stems from a web of factors, a study finds.
Complex causes of homelessness Past trauma, poor literacy and conflicting family relationships as well as poor mental health, incarceration histories and substance abuse are a few common themes revealed during the first 18 months of detailed study of homeless men in New Orleans conducted by So’nia Gilkey, an assistant professor in the Tulane School of Social Work. The study, which will continue for another 12 to 16 months, is being performed at Ozanam Inn, an emergency and transitional housing shelter for men run by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1955. So far, more than 1,400 men have been surveyed. Every man who comes to Ozanam for an overnight stay fills out a survey assessment of need and well-being. “Our work at Ozanam helps to improve societal understanding of homeless issues, and further provides evidence that issues of homelessness are quite complex and require a social response that speaks to the varying complicated needs of men in a homeless experience,” Gilkey says. —Joseph Halm Joseph Halm is marketing and communications coordinator for the Tulane School of Social Work.
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Tulane City Center is in the midst of two design projects with connections to the Mardi Gras Indian tradition. One project is the design of new infrastructure for A.L. Davis Park in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The other project is for a facility for the Guardians Institute Cultural Arts and Community Center in the Ninth Ward. Both projects are made possible by an anonymous gift of $1 million to the Tulane City Center, the outreach arm of the School of Architecture, bringing together students, faculty and community partners into design partnerships to help revitalize neighborhoods. The funds are released in annual installments of $100,000 to support two university/community design partnerships each year. A.L. Davis Park has long served as a meeting place for uptown Mardi Gras Indian tribes and brass band parades. The park is located at the site of the former Magnolia and C.J. Peete housing developments, which were razed to make way for new mixed-use and mixed-income housing. Cordula Roser Gray, professor of practice, is directing the project in conjunction with the New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative. Roser Gray’s team is seeking input from community residents about how they’d like to see the park enhanced. She says, “We are very conscious of the fact that this park carries a lot of history and memory.” Gray anticipates that the visioning document for the park’s new look will be completed this fall, and a building phase could begin next year. The Guardians Institute facility will provide a safe haven for neighborhood children to read, explore cultural traditions and pursue physical fitness. The institute is dedicated to preserving some of New Orleans’ indigenous cultural art forms, including the traditions of masking and marching by Mardi Gras Indian tribes. The facility, once completed, will be designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization site. Scott Ruff, associate professor of architecture, is working with the institute on the project. —Kathryn Hobgood Ray Kathryn Hobgood Ray is assistant director of web communications and public relations.
Judith Kinnard, professor of architecture, and Tiffany Lin, assistant professor of architecture, have won first place in a sustainable design competition with their SunShower SSIP house. The competition charged the architects with designing a house that could be easily built and function “off the grid” in disaster-stricken or warravaged areas by meeting its own energy and water needs. Part of the innovative design of the house is the way the designers created two distinct roof forms: A sun roof optimizes the collection of solar energy in photovoltaic panels and the shower roof is sloped to gather water. The shower roof acts as a funnel for collecting rainwater into cisterns for bathing, washing clothes and flushing waste—and for irrigating a vegetable garden. “We even put in a little outdoor shower,” says Kinnard, “just to get the water point across. It’s a very simple house, but it has a few playful features.” The building materials for the 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house are designed to fit into a standard shipping container. Rather than traditional wood framing, the house is made of energyefficient steel structural in- The SunShower SSIP House is designed for “off the grid” living. The sulated panels (SSIP). building components for the house can fit into a shipping container.
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The versatility of the SSIP panels allowed the designers to incorporate the oval apertures on the covered entry porch, creating interesting shadows. These unconventionally shaped windows have no glass while the standard glazed windows are in conventional, rectangular shapes. One wall of the house includes SSIP panels designed to open like a sliding barn door in good weather. A small courtyard also provides outdoor living space. Two New Orleans companies, Oceansafe, manufacturer of the steel structural insulated panels, and the ReGen Group, a sustainable design company, teamed up to form REOSE LLC to sponsor the design competition. Eight local architects were invited to submit designs. A model SunShower SSIP House is being constructed on North Carrollton Avenue in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans, where a green business development complex is planned. —Mary Ann Travis Mary Ann Travis is editor of Tulanian.
Bowling and sand volleyball, latest Green Wave sports Two new Green Wave women’s spor ts—bowling and sand volleyball—will begin competition in 2011–12. The addition of the winter spor t, bowling, and the spring spor t, sand volleyball, brings Tulane back into compliance with NCAA Division I requirements that the university field 16 sports. The Green Wave women’s bowling team will compete at Rock ‘N’ Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. Thirty-three other Division I schools also sponsor the spor t. The current women’s volleyball staff, led by head coach Sinisa Momic, will coach the sand volleyball squad. A reduction in spor ts programs took place after Hurricane Katrina as part of the university’s Renewal Plan. During the past two years, Tulane has phased six spor ts into full-time service, including women’s tennis, women’s golf, men’s outdoor track, men’s cross country, men’s tennis and women’s swimming and diving. The Green Wave teams not suspended after Hurricane Katrina include football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s track and field and cross country.
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Pfum… Pfum… Pfum…. Hull pounding, propeller grinding, with splash and roar, through full-on sun and wind and rain of spray, the 17-foot Safe Boat repeatedly batters its bottom against the flustered chop of Barataria Bay, barreling across the blue expanse with the dogged urgency of something hungry. On board this August morning, Mike Blum, master and commander of the outing, sits on the gunwale, smiling into the spray, surveying the wide-open bay that is decked by slivers of marsh and crowned with random puffs of cloud. If Blum were a historian or even a poet he might just now be pondering his place upon these storied waters once the haunt of the pirate Jean Lafitte. But Blum is a scientist—an evolutionary biologist to be precise—so who knows what’s going on in his mind? In his lab, Blum focuses on the tiniest of things—microbes, trace metals, sequences of DNA—scaling down to the molecular level to examine how organisms respond to changes in the world around them. Out here on the bay, however, it’s Blum and his team who are responding to change: gummy, insoluble, flammable, chock-full-of-hydrocarbon change.
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“The first thing everybody wants to do is touch it,” shouts Blum over the 90-horsepower Evinrude. “Oil looks like chocolate mousse. It’s texture looks really, really cool. And then when they actually touch it, they are disappointed because it’s sticky and gross and you can’t get it off your hands.” It’s been nearly four months since the Deepwater Horizon rig erupted in flames, sinking to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and letting loose a ceaseless flow of petroleum. For 85 days, oil gushed from an open wound that hemorrhaged an estimated 206 million gallons of crude into one of the world’s most varied and vibrant ecosystems. The first reports that oil had begun pushing into Barataria Bay came in late May. If you’ve heard stories about Louisiana’s fragile, disappearing wetlands, then you’ve likely heard stories about the bay. Located just west of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the bay is designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as an estuary of national significance. It is surrounded by tidally influenced marshes, bayous, canals and channels—a complex system created by nature and shaped by the activities of humans. It is home to breeding grounds for birds and fish as well as a venue for commercial fishing, oil exploration and sulfur mining.
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Pfum… pfum…. Spine crunching and stomach wrenching, the Safe Boat is not so much plying the bay as having an argument with it. Zipping by along the port side is a long series of white stakes used to secure a stretch of oil boom that has since been removed or washed away. Far off the starboard side, yards and yards of soiled boom lay coiled and crumpled atop a thin strip of coastal marsh. Just ahead, a couple of dolphins playfully scoot through the water. Forty minutes after leaving the harbor at Grand Isle, the expedition approaches the first stop of the day, a tiny spit of land and marsh grass that is barely poking its head out of the bay. Alex Ameen, a research assistant with the Louisiana University Marine Consortium, eases up on the throttle and gently sidles the boat next to the tiny island. Time to get to work. The boat, silent finally, gently rolls with the tide as Blum and his three young assistants begin rummaging though a number of boxes that crowd the deck, pulling out plastic bags filled with gloves, syringes and small, sterilized containers they will use to retain samples of water taken from the side of the boat. Blum, associate professor of ecology and environmental biology, came to Tulane three years ago, lured away from his position at the EPA by aggressive recruiting that made
him an offer he couldn’t refuse. And then there was the location, location, location. If your interest is in coastal marshes, then you don’t find many laboratories better suited to your work than the Barataria Basin. Before the oil spill, Blum directed much of his research in the bay to evaluating the response of various species of plants to environmental stress, particularly the effect of increased amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous. Synthetic nutrients used as fertilizers in agriculture as well as nutrients resulting from the burning of fossil fuels eventually end up in freshwater and coastal aquatic systems, changing the chemical balance of these ecosystems. Using a handheld sonde, Ameen takes the temperature of the bay, as well as tests it for salinity, pH and dissolved oxygen. Meanwhile, Blum hops over the gunwale and onto the shore of the island, sinking ankle-deep into mud. Carrying a couple of aluminum tubes, each about two feet in length, he wades through the knee-high cordgrass (genus Spartina, if you’re scientifically inclined), careful not to have the pair of old sneakers he’s wearing sucked off his feet. Finding the right spot, he plunges one of the tubes into the mud, pushing and twisting and wiggling it as far as it will go. He then pulls, and pulls, and pulls
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until—thwuck—the tube and its contents emerge from the muck. But this is not merely a tube full of mud and muck. The tube contains the habitat of countless microorganisms. Blum and his assistants take painful care not to contaminate the contents as they cap and label the tube. It’s crazy because under the pounding sun and atop its salty surf, Barataria Bay appears to be the least sterile and controlled environment that you can think of. Doing science out here is like playing chess on a roller coaster. You get the feeling, though, that Blum likes it out here, slogging through the mud and marsh grass. It’s hard, dirty, sweaty work, and you can bet no pirate ever plunged into the nitty-gritty of the bay as have Blum and his grad students. “One of the things I always remind people about marshes—they look nice and people think it’s all idyllic like [the TV show] ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ but it’s one of the hardest environments to work in,” says Blum. It’s also dangerous. Everyone who goes out on the boat with Blum eventually hears the Army Ranger story, in which a number of soldiers go fishing out in Puget Sound, get lost in the fog and hit a mud bank. Seeing the shoreline 100 yards off, they all hop out of the boat and sink into mud up to their chests, drowning
a few hours later when the tide comes in. “People don’t have an appreciation for the physical environment when going out into the marsh,” says Blum. It wasn’t long after oil began leaking into the Gulf that Blum put his ongoing research on hold, shifting gears to respond to the spill. “I basically sequestered myself and made myself available to do oil spill stuff and very little else,” says Blum. Colleagues from the chemical and biomolecular engineering department knocked on his door proposing a project to evaluate the effectiveness of microbial communities in degrading oil in the bay. “It’s not a topic that I’ve worked on in the past, but it is sort of a natural fit in terms of the kinds of tools and understanding that we can bring to bear,” says Blum. While most folks look out across a coastal marsh and see water, grass, mud and now oil, scientists like Blum and his colleagues know that beneath it all there are very active and diligent populations of microorganisms that are busily going about their lives. Among the things these microbes are up to these days is breaking down the oil that has made its way into their world. The question is, says Blum, do you want to let the microbes remove the oil from the environment naturally or do you want to facilitate their
Much of Mike Blum’s research deals with the interplay of living things in the top two centimeters of soil.
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efforts through either augmentation or stimulation? While a number of companies have stepped forward claiming to have the technology to enhance the process of natural microbial bioremediation, there’s not a lot of scientific evidence to guide choosing the best course of action. Blum says that these questions are “eminently solvable,” and answering them will be “of real benefit from both a scientific perspective, a coastal restoration perspective and certainly from a commercial perspective.” This is where the samples of water and soil plugs come in. “Basically,” Blum says, “we try to do a lot of stuff with water and mud.” Are the marshes teeming with communities of microbes that are predisposed to degrading oil? What is the functional genetic basis that enables microbes to degrade oil? Do they produce enzymes that can break down hydrocarbons, the building blocks of petroleum? Are the microbes helped or hindered by trace elements and metals? The bay is a laboratory so vast that it takes an entire day to collect samples from just a couple of locations. The second stop this day is out along the mouth of the estuary, where swells from the Gulf of Mexico rock the anchored boat to and fro—a much more disorienting,
sickening motion than that produced by the high-speed dash across the water. It’s taken a while to find this spot because Blum is choosy about locating the right mix of marsh. Key to his choice is the prevalence of Spartina, which he uses to standardize the potential effects of plants on soil conditions. Spartina is the dominant salt marsh plant from the Gulf Coast all the way up the Eastern Seaboard. If you’ve seen photographs of coastal marshes ringed with a grimy line of crude oil, you know what Spartina looks like. On this trip there haven’t been conspicuous displays of spillage. No chocolate-mousse mats of oil for the curious to fondle. It’s the best the bay has looked in a while, says Blum. That doesn’t mean Blum believes a recently released federal report saying that 75 percent of the oil has been removed from the environment. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not integrating itself in some fashion into the soil, water, animals and plants of the Gulf and its coastal areas. After collecting water and a few tubes of soil from the site, Blum, ever the teacher, takes a shovel from the boat and walks over to a patch of pint-size mangrove trees. He plunges the shovel into the ground, through a light layer of accumulated shells. Working the
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shovel, Blum extracts a wedge of soil, turning it over onto the shore. He scrutinizes its strata. “You examine every two centimeters to figure out how things look,” he says, pointing out one layer that is comprised of shell and clay and another that is a solid piece of peat. “And this,” says Blum, pointing to the part of the wedge that was closest to the surface, “is where everything lives. The bacteria who live here produce all the methane and sulfur, and everything that lives over there digests the methane and sulfur.” Pretty neat arrangement, you have to admit. Meanwhile, during Blum’s lesson, the hole that he dug has been filling with water. Blum calls it “pore water,” groundwater that seeps in from below the surface. Just then, someone notices a sheen on the little pool of water. “That’s oil from the spill,” says Blum. “It gets buried and stays intact in the pore water.” Everyone stares at the shimmering puddle. “Out of sight,” Blum says, “out of mind.” Nick Marinello is features editor for Tulanian.
how Blum collects samples for his lab, but it’s an effective way to demonstrate the strata below the surface of the shoreline.
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HAITI, Y A D O T DAY The country may be a ‘nation of disasters,’ but health providers must attend to the many routine challenges to the public’s well-being.
HY STORY AND PHOTOS BY CAT
As the sun rises from behind the hills, the world awakes on the margins of the paved road that is the lifeline here in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley. Shopkeepers set up their stores—really three-sided booths—to sell Malta soda, fried chicken and the last of the early summer mangoes. A man wearing a red “Digicel” vest sells mobile phone minutes. A farmer carrying a machete disappears into a cornfield. Soon children in various school uniforms begin to cluster at a bus stop. Beyond the village center, where a gravel track leaves the highway for the mountains, the people seem to vanish: there are no shops, no children awaiting a school bus; in fact, there are no schools in the mountains. The just-getting-by economy of the valley gives way to the severe poverty of the highlands. Carolyn Weinrobe, PHTM ’10, sits among the passengers in the truck from Hôpital Albert
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Schweitzer that laboriously climbs the hillside. On this hot July morning, Weinrobe is heading for the Tienne Dispensary, a half hour’s bonerattling drive uphill. As the hospital’s manager of monitoring and evaluation for community health programs, she will spend the morning observing the clinic’s program for ending hunger in the area. The walk-in clinic at Tienne is run by the hospital, an 80-bed facility down in the valley that serves the 300,000 people in the region. The earth barely shook in the Artibonite Valley on Jan. 12, 2010. The shock waves came, however—in the form of patients. It was late afternoon when the Haitian capital of Port-auPrince suffered the earthquake that would cause nearly 220,000 deaths in Haiti. By midnight, injured men, women and children had begun converging on Hôpital Albert Schweitzer from the Haitian capital, a drive of several hours to the southwest. The staff worked nearly nonstop,
and even laid-off employees showed up for work. “We’re an 80-bed hospital now, but in the week after the earthquake, we had 800 patients,” says Ian Rawson, the hospital’s managing director. Six months later, Rawson sees the earthquake as old news. “Haiti is a nation of disasters,” says Rawson. “People say, ‘It’s terrible about the earthquake,’ but two years ago we had a terrible hurricane with lots of devastation, and mudslides. In 2008, 10,000 people died in a mudslide in Gonaïves. That was in one day. ... If CNN didn’t record it, it didn’t happen.” Typically, people travel to the hospital for serious illnesses and injuries, but they seek routine care in its four rural dispensaries, including the one at Tienne. Summer is the “hungry season,” when last year’s harvest has been eaten and the new crops are still in the fields. A 2009 survey by Tienne’s
Carolyn Weinrobe (right) meets with Jeanne Florestant, nutrition coordinator, and Luc Albert Carice, clinic office manager.
community health workers showed that a third of children under 5 are malnourished in July, and year-round rates are nearly as high. One strategy to reduce malnutrition is to reach children while they are still in utero. The Tienne Dispensary (like its sister clinics) provides vitamin and mineral supplements to pregnant women. More than 90 percent of all local women who are pregnant come in for some prenatal care, paying about $1 per visit. Along with vitamins, the pregnant women get tetanus immunizations that confer immunity to their babies; newborns can contract tetanus when their umbilical cords are cut or dressed. The staff at the dispensary direct the women to a food program run by World Vision and funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development. The women are given cooking oil as well as wheat and lentils. Their children get a protein-rich wheat-soy mix once they have breastfed for six months. Whenever children are brought to the Tienne Dispensary, the staff weigh and measure them and then chart their growth on each child’s “Chemin Lasante” (“Road to Health”) graph. “We want to have everybody on our books,” says Weinrobe, who studied international health and development in the master’s program at the Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine. “Our goal is to measure every kid under 5, every month, for malnutrition. That would be awesome.” This relatively short-term goal is part of the hospital’s long-term campaign: to eliminate malnutrition altogether. “There’s no excuse for it,” says Rawson. One way to reduce hunger would be to enroll children before they become malnourished. With the help of local animatrices, women who serve as volunteer health counselors in the rural areas, the hospital recently created a checklist to identify homes where poverty is the most severe. The animatrices fill out the questionnaire when they visit local homes, indicating, for instance, whether the household has many children, or just two or three; and whether family members relieve themselves on the ground or use a latrine. The survey uses cartoons rather than text to accommodate the many animatrices who cannot read. Part of Weinrobe’s job is to evaluate the quality of data collected by the community health programs at the hospital. Are the data accurate? Are they measuring the right things? She’s found that information-gathering in the field is not the same as for a peer-reviewed study. “It’s weird going from an academic world, where everything is so precise and so technical,” says
Weinrobe, who spent nearly a year doing research at Tulane’s Center for Global Health Equity. “On-the-ground reality is completely different.” To measure hunger, for instance, having a good idea of the proportion of children that are hungry is enough to provide the basis for an action plan. “I don’t have to do a random sample and take every nth household for a survey,” says Weinrobe, “because it doesn’t matter to the hospital, and it doesn’t matter to the donors. The result is still going to be that kids need food, and the mothers need to be trained how to feed their children, given their limited resources.” The nutrition program is part of a larger effort by Hôpital Albert Schweitzer to stave off malnutrition. A key strategy is preventing childhood diarrhea, a leading cause of death in children. The 1,500 animatrices affiliated with the four clinics educate families about hand-washing, and the hospital is building latrines and distributing “bio-sand” water filters. The filters deploy naturally occurring microorganisms that purify water as it seeps through a layer of sand, and they require no electricity. For Weinrobe, every working day is different. Aside from evaluating the quality of the hospital’s community health programs, she’s called on to be a jack of all trades. She orients North American doctors, nurses and physical therapists
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Children brought to the Tienne Dispensary are weighed and measured, the information recorded onto each child’s “Chemin Lasante” (“Road to Health”) graph.
when they arrive to volunteer for a few weeks; locates a lost key or expedites a plumbing repair; gives tours of the hospital; and writes progress reports to donors. Weinrobe often works into the evening doing some of the deskbound aspects of her “real” job. “There’s no ‘normal,’” she says. “It’s fun.”
ENDURING LINK Hôpital Albert Schweitzer owes a great deal to Tulane. As hospital director Rawson puts it, “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Tulane.” The story began in 1949, when Tulane Medical School gambled that a college-dropoutturned-cowboy could make it through medical school. The unlikely student was William Larimer (Larry) Mellon Jr., M ’53. The maverick son of a wealthy family (Gulf Oil, Alcoa, Mellon Bank), Mellon was a 37-year-old rancher in Arizona when he and his wife, Gwen Grant Rawson Mellon, read in Life magazine about Albert Schweitzer’s mission hospital in Gabon, Africa.
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They decided they would establish a similar hospital for poor people. The first step would be for Larry Mellon to earn a medical degree. Rawson, who is Mellon’s stepson, heard this story about Mellon’s first days at Tulane: the exrancher had become so accustomed to cattle anatomy that when he saw his first human dissection, he exclaimed: “Hey, he only has one stomach!” While Mellon studied at Tulane, he and his wife chose a region of Haiti with virtually no Western-style health care for their hospital and built it on a failed banana plantation. They began caring for patients in 1956. More than five decades later, the link between the hospital and Tulane endures. Rawson, who has a doctorate in medical anthropology, is an adjunct professor of public health. And in part through their Rawson’s connection with Tulane, university researchers have conducted several studies of malaria in the Artibonite Valley: an analysis of malaria prevalence, research on the ecology of malarial mosquitoes (continued this summer by graduate student Mark Rider, PHTM ’09), and a survey of cultural attitudes and local knowledge of the disease. In May, The Lancet Infectious Diseases published a commentary on malaria by three faculty members in public health who have worked in Haiti: Dr. Donald Krogstad, Henderson Professor and chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine, Joseph Keating and Thomas P. Eisele, both assistant professors of international health and
development. Their commentary advocates eliminating malaria on the island of Hispaniola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, and which Keating says is the source of most malaria in the Caribbean. Keating and Eisele cite a 2008 study that they co-wrote with Tulane doctoral student Berlin L. Londonov showing that some malaria in Haiti is now resistant to the drug chloroquine. “Haiti may have to switch to a much more costly frontline drug if we don’t take action in the near future,” says Keating. International organizations including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, are committed to eliminating malaria in Africa, and yet Haiti has had no comprehensive malaria-control program since the 1980s. Keating sees a relationship between malaria eradication in Haiti and in Africa: success on Hispaniola would be a “proof of principle” that public health measures can also conquer malaria in Africa, where the disease causes 20 percent of childhood deaths. “If we can’t do it in Haiti, what makes us think we can do it in Africa?” Keating asks.
EVERYDAY OBSTACLES The Tulane connection prompted Rawson to seek a Tulane graduate to fill the post of manager of monitoring and evaluation at the hospital. Carolyn Weinrobe applied because she was eager to continue her work in international health. After graduating from Colby College, she
A house occupies a hilltop near the Tienne Dispensary, a walk-in clinic operated by the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer.
LIFE AND LIMBS had spent a year in Senegal, where she worked for a nongovernmental organization called Tostan. Tostan is widely known for its success in helping African communities abandon the practice of female genital cutting. She’d also done research on Haiti and had been looking for a way to go there. Weinrobe arrived several months after the earthquake, and in any case, her role is not to confront the recurrent crises in Haiti but rather to ease the everyday obstacles to remaining healthy in the Haitian countryside. No matter how well she does her work, however, she has to accept the inequality that persists. The clinics can refer seriously ill patients to the hospital, but the hospital has no CT scanner, no MRI, no capacity for complicated surgery. Rawson likes to say that a CT scanner is not necessary, because if a problem requires a CT to diagnose, the hospital most likely won’t have the resources to treat it. Weinrobe is philosophical. “It is hard when you see people and think: in the U.S. they would get treatment for that,” Weinrobe says. “And I’m all about there not being a separate standard of care here and in the U.S.” Day by day, Weinrobe is working to narrow the gap.
Carolyn Weinrobe has found an unusual spot to relax on the campus of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in rural Haiti: the prosthetics clinic. Here, each weekday, a dozen Haitians are fitted for artificial legs. The prosthetics are donated by the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation and four local men have been newly trained to produce the sockets and harnesses for the artificial limbs. Volunteer physical therapists from the United States teach people how to walk using their prosthetics. Some of the amputees are missing legs because of traffic accidents or disease, but most are among the estimated 2,000 to 4,000 Haitians who lost limbs in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake of Jan. 12. The hospital was not damaged by the earthquake, but in the hours and days that followed, patients flooded in from Port-au-Prince, a two-and-a-half hour drive to the southwest. A third of the patients needed surgery for
crush injuries. To a newcomer, it is shocking to see a room in which a dozen or more people are missing limbs, among them small children. But Weinrobe sees it differently. “It is joyful,” she says, “because it puts them in shape to find work. I like to hang out here a lot—especially since I have to spend time doing work on a computer—watching these people learn to walk. They are so strong and so resilient. They’re just: ‘We’ve got to learn how to do this, because we don’t have any other option.’”
Many who lost limbs in Haiti’s earthquake find treatment at a prosthetics clinic on the campus of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer.
Cathy Shufro writes for magazines and teaches writing at Yale University. She lives in Connecticut.
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At ease in front of a camera, Mignon Faget poses for her wedding engagement portrait in 1957. At left are ‘Scarred Node’ and ‘Budded Node’ rings in sterling silver and peridot displayed on bamboo, the inspiration for Faget’s 2008 Bamboo Collection.
TOUGHNESS & GRACE
BY MARY ANN TRAVIS Mignon Faget has channeled a talent for design and a distinctive sense of style into a successful jewelry company.
Jewelry photos by Glade Bilby II. Portrait ©Jean Seidenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York.
Top, Faget is crowned homecoming queen in Tulane Stadium in 1953. Bottom, ‘Triple Knot Cuff’ sketch is by the late Franklin Adams, a Tulane professor who collaborated with Faget to create her graphic identity.
It was the summer of ’69. After spending seven weeks studying at Parsons School of Design in New York City, 35-year-old Mignon Faget (NC ’55) was heading home. She had a stack of orders for her modish “hippie” fashions—and a nail head stamper strapped to the car’s roof. Faget had pounded the pavement in New York, looking for manufacturers but she had found nothing but blind alleys. Her boutique orders were small in the environs of big-time fashion, and she didn’t have a secure feeling about the people she met. She was going back to New Orleans to figure out how to fulfill the orders there. “I didn’t know what to do for a while,” she says. “It seemed impossible. But I certainly couldn’t cancel all those orders. I never considered that. Never.”
operation. During evenings while her children, Jacqueline, John and William, slept in nearby bedrooms, Faget and art students whom she hired would bump nail heads into leather. By day, the seamstresses would turn the leather into vests and sew flowing blouses of luxurious silks and wide-legged trousers of sumptuous suedes. “When I first started I was so driven that I know my friends thought I was a bore,” Faget says. The nail heads formed not just a border. “It was blocks of nail heads, leaving negative spaces that created patterns,” she says. “The rhythm of repetition has always been a part of my work,” Faget adds. She often takes a unit or module and repeats it in simple or a more complicated ways to form bracelets and necklaces.
Forty years later, in 2010, Faget is celebrating four decades in the business of designing fashion and jewelry. And the Historic New Orleans Collection is presenting an exhibition, “Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design,” through Jan. 2, 2011. Best known for her jewelry, Faget has successfully created and marketed dozens of high-concept jewelry collections with music, shells, bones, plants and architecture among her inspirations. Faget has always designed what she would wear herself. When she sees another woman wearing her jewelry, “It’s a nice feeling,” she says. The design process has come full circle. And she says, “I’m happy that people like what I do.” When she set out to begin her design company, she didn’t exactly know where she was going. She only knew that she was totally focused on, “How am I going to do this?”
Faget is descended from a long line of distinguished doctors in New Orleans. Her family is French Creole, and her father, a general practitioner, cared for patients in the Bayou St. John area where she grew up. Drama enthralled her when she was a little girl. She put on plays with cousins and neighbor children, designing costumes of leaves and stuff that she found in the yard. “I was different,” Faget says. “I’ve always been two separate things: I like to get dirty and work. And then I like to do dress up.” When she went to Newcomb College, she says, “I was hungry for artistic experience.” She studied sculpture with art professor Jules Struppeck, who wrote a technical book on lost wax casting, a process that Faget’s company still uses today. Faget reigned as Tulane homecoming queen in 1953, wearing a beautiful ball gown. And she spent hours sculpting in the studios of the art building. A course, “Design in Nature,” taught by art history professor Robin Feild, opened Faget’s eyes to the beauty of shape and structure in nature. He instructed her to draw forms of nature, abstracting and reducing them to their essential elements.
Back in New Orleans during fall ’69, Faget set up a cottage industry to fill the fashion orders. She rented office space for seamstresses and converted an enclosed sleeping porch in the house she shared with her husband, Bill Humphries, into a nail head stamping
Photo, courtesy of Mignon Faget archives. Illustration by Franklin Adams.
“I’ve always been two separate things: I like to get dirty and work. And then I like to do dress up.” Faget went to Paris with the first Newcomb/ Tulane Junior Year Abroad group in 1955–56— a singular experience that changed her life, she says. In a small shop, Fin de Siècle on Boulevard San Germain des Pres, she discovered simple, artistic, sterling silver jewelry. “That little shop was beautiful and brought me into the awareness of silver,” says Faget. Silver jewelry, less pricey than gold, has been a mainstay of Faget’s business. Other silver jewelry designers whom she admires are the Copenhagen design firm Georg Jensen and New York jewelry designers Elsa Peretti and Ted Muehling.
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“I can’t stop. Artists don’t just retire.” Above, Faget’s fascination with nature’s forms is exemplifed in ‘Thorn,’ a sterling silver bracelet from the 1986 Armament Collection. Left, ‘Banner Cuff’ in sterling silver from the 1980 Bows Collection and, below left, ‘Single Knot Cuff’ evoke tactile draping of cloth and tying of bows.
“I was always a natural marketer,” says Faget. During college, she modeled clothes at D.H. Holmes department store, flitting through the Holmes dining room, wearing dresses, hats and furs that she freely selected from the store’s racks and shelves. Faget began to hone a sophisticated, smart knack for selling. Modeling became boring to her, however, even though the fashion was fabulous. “I wasn’t using my brain,” she says. By 1970, Faget expanded her fashion enterprise to a river cottage, half a double located on Dublin Street at a bend in the Mississippi River. She set up a workshop with seamstresses in back rooms and a retail space up front. It was in this gallery that she sold her first jewelry collection, “The Sea.” Faget’s team grew and grew. But she had to face an economic reality: the apparel side of the business was not profitable and styles were short-lived, while jewelry designs in precious metals were timeless.
Mignon Faget Ltd. today operates four retail/gallery stores in Louisiana and a successful website and sells to boutiques and stores throughout the South and across the United States. The company is headquartered in an old bank building on Magazine Street near Napoleon Avenue in uptown New Orleans. In the vault, secured with a massive safe door, precious and semiprecious metals and stones are stored. And in the workrooms, artisan employees of Mignon Faget construct and burnish the jewelry, hand-finishing it to exact standards. The company has 90 employees. Every year there are new jewelry designs. “I can’t stop. Artists don’t just retire,” Faget says. Her stubbornness and drive haven’t relented. “Jewelry has many roles,” says Faget. It is personal. Sometimes it may make a spiritual statement or confer a certain aura on a wearer.
It bestows status. It has a gift-giving role and special-occasion function. Faget’s necklaces are often tactile, by design, because women have a habit of touching their necklaces, she says. And touching a necklace “gives a nice feeling of connecting with the jewelry.” After Hurricane Katrina, with New Orleans devastated and closed down, Mignon Faget Ltd. was forced to temporarily lay off all but a handful of employees. Faget didn’t know if the business would survive. Within a week of the storm, Faget came up with the idea for an inexpensive fleur-de-lis pin as a symbol of New Orleans’ coming back. And so, she says, the fleur-de-lis craze began. From a percentage of sales of all fleur-de-lis designs offered by the company, Mignon Faget Ltd. has donated more than $150,000 to the Louisiana
Mignon Faget’s children, Jacqueline, John and William Humphries, play at the Gulf of Mexico water’s edge in Perdido Bay, Fla., circa 1967.
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Jewelry photos, above, by Glade Bilby II. Illustration by Franklin Adams. Photo by Mignon Faget.
Cultural Economy Foundation. And by December 2005, Faget’s company had recovered, rehiring all of its employees. In response to this year’s Gulf oil spill crisis, Faget immediately pulled together an “In Mourning” collection of fish, oyster and pelican jewelry worn on a black ribbon or cord, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. So far, more than $50,000 has been donated to that cause.
In mourning after the BP oil spill, Faget releases a ‘Redfish’ sterling silver pin affixed to a black silk ribbon in the 2010 Gulf Coast Collection.
Faget moved back to the house where she grew up. It’s the house where her mother, also named Mignon, lived until she died at age 104. Faget has renovated the house to suit her own style but she says the spirit of her mother lives on. “My mother was very innovative,” says Faget. Her mother spoiled her with handsewn clothes. “I would say, ‘I want this this way.’ And if we couldn’t find a pattern, she’d find a way. She’d say, ‘We’ll use this pattern and we’ll combine it with that pattern,’” ultimately achieving young Mignon’s design vision. As she evolved as an artist, Faget tapped into that same creativity she first discovered while making clothes with her mother, balancing grace and toughness. Today Faget speaks of the “amazing strength” of bamboo, the inspiration for one of her latest jewelry collections. “I’ve always loved this plant,” she says. “The combination of strength and grace, that’s been a theme in my work—and my life.”
Faget’s inimitable personal style is a selling point in the promotion of her iconic jewelry. In this 1992 photo, she wears jewelry that she has designed.
Mary Ann Travis is editor of Tulanian.
Photo, left, courtesy of Mignon Faget Ltd. Photo, right, by Josephine Sacabo.
A civilized affair F OR NEARLY EIGHT DECADES , THE H ISTORY OF M EDICINE S OCIETY HAS GIVEN STUDENTS RESPITE FROM THE RIGORS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL .
by Fran Simon With its dark red walls, chandeliers and antique furniture, the 1840 Room at Antoine’s Restaurant in the French Quarter evokes fashionable dining in the 19th century. It is a venue that resonates with formality, elegance and tradition, and is, in the estimation of Dr. Wallace Tomlinson, a thoroughly suitable location for the proceedings at hand. At Tomlinson’s invitation, five second-year medical students—all incoming officers of the Tulane History of Medicine Society—have gathered at the restaurant to share lunch and plan the society’s activities for this academic year. The Tulane History of Medicine Society is one of the oldest such groups in the United States, and the oldest to be run by students. The young members of the group are exhausted from a grueling morning exam on viruses, parasites and protozoa. Not the most appetizing precursor to lunch, but it doesn’t
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curtail their enjoyment of oysters Rockefeller, shrimp remoulade, crabmeat ravigote, softshell crabs and several bottles of Vouvray. Tomlinson, dressed in a seersucker suit, one lapel of which is adorned by a Sons of the American Revolution pin, is a professor emeritus of psychiatry. For the past 35 years he has functioned as an adviser to the society. “Students need to know where they come from, and that they stand on the shoulders of giants—Pasteur, Banting and Best, Fleming and penicillin,” Tomlinson tells an interviewer who has been invited to join the party. “Doctors should know their place in time and across the span of history. Diseases can impact culture and really impact history.” Tomlinson pulls from his pocket a small gold key bearing an image of the Aesculapian staff and lamp of knowledge. It was gift from the family of B. Bernard Weinstein, who, as a medical
student, founded the society in 1933. The key also is engraved with “1975–76”—the year Tomlinson first served as adviser to the society. “I wasn’t even born then,” remarks Angela Mitchell, secretary. For nearly eight decades, the History of Medicine Society has given students respite from the rigors of medical school. Students like Addie Walker, last year’s president, are drawn to the old-fashioned decorum of a “salon” where they can exchange ideas. At monthly meetings, guest speakers lecture on medical history topics. Tomlinson himself gives popular lectures on the Black Death pandemic, yellow fever in New Orleans, the history of Tulane School of Medicine, and the entertaining (though scarcely medically related) lecture on the history of Mardi Gras. “It is important not to lose sight of how far medicine has come,” Walker says. “It’s easy to
Seated at the table, the History of Medicine Society: (from left) Marc Neeland, historian; Angela Mitchell, secretary; Taylor Burkholder, treasurer; Jessica del Sesto, social chair; Dr.Wallace Tomlinson, faculty adviser; Fernando Nussenbaum, president.
get frustrated in the modern-day hospital setting, when things get held up. I can’t believe I have to wait a whole day for CAT scan results. But thank goodness I have a CAT scan.” In an interview held earlier in the week, Dr. Fred Weinstein, one of the founder’s four children, recalls that his father began taking him to the society’s meetings when he was about 10 years old. “My father would be so thrilled to see the contributions the society has made in the lives of medical students,” Weinstein says. “He believed that in the steady diet of science, it’s important to interject an element of humanism, never to lose sight that you’re taking care of people, not just diseases. When you say ‘Addison’s disease’ there’s a real person with a real story and challenges.” The study of history also reveals fascinating connections. Each spring, the society holds a
banquet in honor of B. Bernard Weinstein. Among the handful of awards given at the banquet is one honoring Dr. Rudolph Matas, who served as the chair of surgery at Tulane from 1895 to 1927. A prominent and innovative surgeon, Matas also was honored by the establishment in his name of the world’s “premier recognition for surgery of the heart and blood vessels”—the Rudolf Matas Award in Cardiovascular Surgery. Matas, as it happens, was the Weinstein family’s doctor. “Hearing the stories of great leaders like Dr. Matas is motivating,” says Fernando Nussenbaum, society president. “Seeing all that these physicians have accomplished makes us want to go out and accomplish similar things. This society reminds us of the good and bad in the past, and encourages us to emulate the greats, to have a great career.”
Amid the cultured trappings of the 1840 Room, the students linger over peach Melba and chocolate mousse. Soon, however, their cell phones begin to ring, alerting them that their parking meters have expired. “All right,” says Tomlinson cheerily. “All of you, back to your battle stations.” Fran Simon is managing editor in the Office of University Publications and Classes editor for Tulanian.
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Comment allez-vous? In a Newcomb Hall foreign language lab in the 1960s, students intently try to decipher the words coming through their headphones.
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of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, won national first place for a collage of paintings, called America’s Heritage Remembered: Houston, which was on exhibit at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Rosenthal recently joined the Daughters of the American Colonists. Her granddaughter, Lillian Jane Rosenthal, turned 2 in September. Rosenthal’s work can be seen at www.SaksAr t.com.
KATHARINE KAMMER BERGERET (NC ’38) celebrated her 100th birthday in July. JESSELYN BENSON ZURIK (NC ’38) was honored by a show, “The Newman and the Newcomb Years,” at the Reynolds Ryan Art Galler y in New Orleans this summer. The show was presented by Isidore Newman School in partnership with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
GARY VAN NOSTRAND (A&S ’67) has been
1940s BILL MINOR (A&S ’43) was one of six individuals honored by the Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy with a humanitarian award this spring. Minor, a World War II combat veteran, was Mississippi capital reporter for The TimesPicayune for more than 30 years, covering civil rights and other political and social issues. He is widely known for antagonizing the Mississippi state wide leadership through his descriptions of the state’s politics. Minor also edited and published his own investigative weekly newspaper, The Capital Reporter.
CLYDE E. NOBLE (A&S ’47, G ’48), professor emeritus of psycholog y at the University of Georgia, was honored with membership in the International Mozart Society of Cambridge, England. Noble, a trumpet player and a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, is a co-founder of the Classic City Band of Athens, Ga., and the founder and director of the reactivated Regiment Band of the 37th Georgia Volunteer Infantry, which is now celebrating its 30th anniversary. Noble is publishing seven CDs containing Civil War–era music. They can be found at www.netnik. com/37gaband.
president and CEO of SERV Behavioral Health System since 2002. SERV, which stands for social, educational, residential and vocational, is a private, nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization ser ving adults and children in New Jersey who are working to recover from and cope with serious mental illnesses or developmental disabilities. Van Nostrand was named a 2010 Behavioral Healthcare Champion by the professional journal Behavioral Healthcare. These champions rank among the most active and accomplished executives and leaders in the fields of community mental health care and substance abuse treatment and recovery. Van Nostrand is a resident of Martinsville, N.J.
WILLIAM J. CONE (A&S ’58) published his second book, My Life in a Gyn Mill: Stories and Occasional Musings From a Retired Physician and Unrepentant Curmudgeon. Cone lives in Johnson City, Tenn.
MILLY SLATER BARRANGER (G ’59, ’64) announces the publication of her book, A Gambler’s Instinct: The Story of Broadway Producer Cheryl Crawford, this past spring. The book is the biography of a woman producer on Broadway—a rarity in the mid 20th century—who had unprecedented success with plays by Tennessee Williams and musicals by Weill, Blitzstein and Lerner and Loewe. Barranger lives in New York.
JAMES M. (“JIMMY”) WHITEHEAD (L ’59) published a collection of poetr y, Sonnets, in 2006. One of his sonnets, “New Orleans,” was one of 20 second-place winners in the 2010 National Amateur Poetry Competition, which was sponsored by Eber and Wein Publishing , and had thousands of entries.
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1960s MICHEL “MICKEY” PFEIFER GOODMAN (A&S ’61) announces the publication of her book, with Hungarian Holocaust survivor, Eva Friedlander. Nine Lives of a Marriage: A Curious Journey follows the Friedlanders through the horrors of the Nazi occupation, and to Atlanta, where they were living the American dream until Mr. Friedlander began what would become a 45-year affair with another woman. An award-winning freelance writer, Goodman lives in Marietta, Ga. For more information visit www.ninelivesofamar riage.com. WILLIAM S. PENICK (L ’66) has published a book Beyond Faith: Our Role in Transforming God, which describes a very unconventional God drawn from the facts of histor y, science, logic and personal experience.
ORIN L. DAVIDSON III (A&S ’68) was a founding partner of the GI Center of the Mid-South in Memphis, Tenn., and has retired from private practice after 34 years. Davidson ser ves part time as a volunteer physician at the Church Health Center in Memphis. He and his wife, Mary, have four children and five grandchildren. They divide their time between Memphis and a sailboat in the northwest Caribbean. CHRIS THEIS (A ’68) received the 2010 Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Theis, a professor at Louisiana State University, was one of four educators recognized for sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching , design, scholarship, research and service.
1970s ANTHONY M. DILEO (L ’70) was certified by
JUDITH-ANN SAKS ROSENTHAL (NC ’66), a member of the Lady Washington Chapter
the International Mediation Institute at The Hague, Netherlands, and has ser ved as a
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theClasses | classNotes mediator for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. He has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of disputes throughout the United States for the American Arbitration Association and private parties. He also teaches a seminar in advanced American arbitration law at Tulane Law School.
Romania, and his wife, Paula, who is a professor of clinical psychiatr y.
BETH LEWIS (NC ’74) is an associate professor of architecture at Florida A&M University. Lewis received a master of architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982. She is a registered architect, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design–certified professional, and president of the American Institute of Architects Tallahassee chapter. She also has ser ved on the AIA Florida board of directors. Lewis teaches graduate architectural design, sustainable constr uction and green building courses, but she says that her most rewarding achievement has been raising her four children.
DAVID MCLAIN (M ’74) was elected president of the Alabama Society for the Rheumatic Diseases. McLain is chief of rheumatolog y at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AMY KAHN RUSSELL (NC ’76), an international jewelry designer, was engaged by Home Shopping Network, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to design several lines of jewelry for promotion of the film Eat, Pray, Love. Celebrity collector s of Russell’s jewelry include Madonna, Iman, Halle Berry and Mary McFadden. Her designs have appeared on television, in the movies and in magazines, including Vogue, Essence, Mademoiselle and Glamour. Russell’s work has been exhibited at a number of venues, including the American Craft Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and the Asia Society. Russell and her husband, Scott, live in Ridgefield, Conn.
CHARLEY ZEANAH (A&S ’73, M ’77) is the Sellars-Polchow Professor of Psychiatr y, director of child and adolescent psychiatr y and professor of clinical pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has been invited by the Rockefeller Foundation for a residency at its Bellagio Center next year to work on his project about the effects of early psychosocial deprivation on human development. Zeanah will attend with colleagues from Bucharest,
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Dale Archer, a practicing psychiatrist, frequent commentator on CNN’s “Headline News” and Fox’s “The Strategy Room,” and host of “The Dale Archer Show,” will be a regular on a slightly different type of TV show this December—A&E’s upcoming “Bloodwork.” “Bloodwork” is a 20-episode series following the work of forensic experts as they solve real crimes, reenacting them and detailing the technology used to identify the criminal. Archer describes his role on the show, saying, “I conduct a psychiatric analysis of the criminal, including what led him to commit the crime.” Archer explains that in the last two decades, the common public opinion of mental illness has gone from one extreme to the other. Previously, he says, “People thought people could just get tough, get over it, and get on with their lives.” Nowadays, “We are overdiagnosed and overmedicated.” With his frequent television appearances, his website and his books, Archer says that his overall goal is to “help reach as much of America as possible and help destigmatize mental illness.” —Catherine Freshley Catherine Freshley (’09) is a freelance writer living in Spokane, Wash.
Ala., and originator and director of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatolog y, a national continuing medical education meeting that is entering its 27th year. He is married to Pamela Fullmer McLain, a former Tulane medical student. They have two sons.
ANNE SISTLER (SW ’79) announces that she is the new owner of a condo in Brookline, Mass. Sistler works as a social ser vices director at a nursing home in Boston. DON VINCI (E ’79, B ’01) is vice president of Entergy’s gas distribution business. Vinci is responsible for providing safe, reliable gas ser vice to more than 188,000 customer s in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.
1980s KNUT S. JOHNSON (A&S ’80) was named one of the top 10 attorneys in San Diego by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. He also
DALE ARCHER DESTIGMATIZING MENTAL ILLNESS TULANE DEGREES: A&S ’78, M ’83
RESIDENCE: New York and Lake Charles, La.
QUOTABLE: “You can’t put normal into a box and treat everyone else.”
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Group, May 2010) stayed on the New York Times extended list for five weeks. Her next book, The Beach Trees, is set in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She says it will have more than one reference to Tulane.
SCOTT PODVIN (A&S ’89) was a speaker at the second Commercial Real Estate Distressed Property Forum in New York in September.
JOHN V. CALDWELL JR. (B ’81) has written his first novel, a historical romance, Pemberley Ranch, which will be released in December by Sourcebooks.
KEITH D. WASHINGTON (SW ’89, PHTM ’93) is a major in the U.S. Army. He is ser ving his second deployment in Iraq, where he is providing clinical mental health and prevention ser vices to the troops. Washington’s current unit is out of Ft. Hood–Killeen, Texas. Slidell, La., is his home.
LINO GARCIA JR. (G ’81) is a professor emeritus at the University of Texas–Pan American, where he continues teaching classes in golden age and medieval Spanish literature. He recently co-edited a book with the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León.
MARY NEIL PRICE (NC ’82, L ’85) joined the Nashville, Tenn., office of Dickinson Wright, where she specializes in banking law and mergers and acquisitions. Through her practice and her work with the National Association of Women Business Owners, Price has gained significant experience in womanowned and disadvantaged business enterprises. Among several other professional appointments, she ser ves on the boards of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Community Capital (a community development financial institution). Price is an author and lecturer, as well as an active suppor ter of the Center for Nonprofit Management, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Habitat for Humanity.
JEFFREY A. RIZIKA (A&S ’86, B ’86) was reappointed as co-chair of the Auto Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice. Rizika, a partner at the law firm of Starr, Gern, Davison and Rubin in Roseland, N.J., delivered a speech, “SUM vs. UM/UIM: Procedures, Laws and Litigation,” at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s annual Meadowlands convention in November. KAREN SCONIERS WHITE (B ’86) reports that her novel, On Folly Beach (Penguin Publishing
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Washington, D.C., where he provided representation before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House. Ponder is responsible for all of Globalstar’s legal matters.
MARK CHARNEY (G ’87) won the David Mark Cohen playwriting award this year for his play The Power Being the Palette. The play explores art dealer Ambroise Vollard’s relationships with artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin. The award was given by the Kennedy Center with the Associated Theater for Higher Educators. Charney is national coordinator of criticism and dramaturgy at the Kennedy Center, artistic director of WordBRIDGE Playwriting Laborator y and director of theater at Clemson University.
AMY HAYNER KATES (NC ’87) was elected international president of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. In addition to the Alpha Phi chapter at Tulane, it suppor ts 126 other college chapters, colonies and 196 alumnae groups across the United States and Canada. Membership totals more than 210,000. Kates and her family live in New Orleans.
L. BARBEE PONDER IV (B ’88) is general counsel and vice president of regulator y affairs for Globalstar, a leading provider of commercial and consumer mobile satellite voice and data ser vices that has moved its corporate headquarters to Covington, La. Ponder previously ser ved as senior regulator y counsel for BellSouth Corp. in
CYNTHIA WELCH (NC ’89, G ’91) is an artist and art teacher in Wilmington, Del. A retrospective of her artwork, from 1983 to 2009, was displayed at the Rockford Map Gallery. These paintings included her recent 3-D “Recycled Art.” Welch also had an art opening and show in October at the Wilmington Institute Library Gallery. She and her husband, CHAZ DERECSKEY (G ’91), work at the private school that their two daughters, Cyntaya, 12, and Chaily, 7, attend.
1990s MIKE GORDON (A&S ’92), a partner in Smith Anderson’s healthcare and contract disputes and commercial litigation practice areas, was appointed to the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sister s of the Triangle. The organization provides ser vices to at-risk youth ages 6–14 of the Triangle Region of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
KEVIN M. KENNEDY (A&S ’92) relieved LAWRENCE G. GETZ (PHTM ’89) as the U.S. Navy commanding officer of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 15 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego in June. During Getz’s tenure, the squadron flew combat missions in Iraq as well as humanitarian missions in Haiti following this year’s earthquake. Kennedy is now preparing the squadron for its next overseas mission. Getz’s next
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KERRY FRANK HESTER (NC ’92) was promoted to senior vice president of operations planning and suppor t for US Airways. Hester was previously vice president, reser vations and customer ser vice planning. Since joining US Airways in 2007 from Northwest Airlines, Hester has driven business initiatives to improve efficiency, productivity and core operating metrics as well as increase ancillary revenue.
complex commercial real estate transactions including office, retail, hotel, industrial and multifamily properties. Barnett is on the board of Riverside House, a nonprofit housing organization in Miami.
JESSE W. DEVLYN JR. (B ’93), WILLIAM A. TAYLOR JR. (B ’93, ’94) and BOUVIER WILLIAMS (B ’93) were selected for inclusion in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2010 list of the “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders.” Devlyn is CEO of Devlyn Vision. Taylor is owner and founder of Taylor CPA and Associates and W3 CPAs and Consultants. Williams is vice president of talent management and human resources at MTV Networks. The list recognizes exceptional minority and multicultural executives who have achieved success in highly competitive corporate, government and entrepreneurial environments.
MICHAEL ROSENDAHL (A&S ’93), an investment banker with PCE, a leading investment bank for middle-market companies, is on the
board of directors of the Orlando, Fla., chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Rosendahl has specialized in investment banking and corporate development for more than a decade. ACG Orlando, one of 55 global chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth, connects growing businesses in central Florida with local, national and global capital markets, and facilitates the building of relationships between these companies, capital sources and professionals active in corporate finance.
JIM KOKOSZYNSKI (A&S ’95) continues to work as a software development manager at IBM and as a major in the Marine Corps Reser ves. He was elected as a trustee to the Highland, N.Y., Central District Board of Education. He lives in Highland with his wife, Stacy; son, Tyler; and daughter, Anna.
KEVIN FIEBELKORN (TC ’96) and his wife, Deannah, announce the birth of Jason Murry on Aug. 29, 2010. The family lives in Atlanta.
BETH HOFFER-MEIRAV (NC ’92) opened Playtown Cafe in Boca Raton, Fla., with her husband last year. Playtown is an indoor playground and eatery with seven creative centers for children up to age 9.
TOBIAS MILLROOD (A&S ’92) was elected to the board of governors of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. The association’ s mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system and to suppor t attorneys as they work to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Pennsylvania’s courtrooms. Millrood is a partner at Pogust, Braslow and Millrood in suburban Philadelphia and has 15 years of complex litigation experience, with a focus on pharmaceutical litigation. He has successfully tried three hormone-therapy cases. Millrood resides in Gladwyne, Pa., with his wife and three sons.
JIM BARNETT (B ’93) joined the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., law office of GrayRobinson as chair of the Fort Lauderdale real estate practice group. He has extensive experience in
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“Do what you love”—it’s a common piece of advice and one Jeff Klein received when he graduated after studying 15th-century French literature at Tulane. While not everyone can translate their passion into a career, Klein’s love of hotels and restaurants led him from a job as a bellboy to proprietorship of one of Los Angeles’ most talked about hotels. The Sunset Tower Hotel, built in 1929, is Klein’s second hotel; he also owns the City Club, which he opened in New York City in 2000. Klein is not done, though, and he is hopeful about prospects for new acquisitions. “Now there are a lot of distressed hotels coming on the market but I haven’t seen anything I like yet,” he says. “I think there will be some real opportunities in the near future. I suspect you will see me doing some new projects.” If these new properties are anything like his current duo, they will be known as places of glamour and deal-making and regarded for their fine attention to detail. —Catherine Freshley
JEFF KLEIN TALK ABOUT HOTELS TULANE DEGREE: BA, French, A&S ’93
RESIDENCE: New York and Los Angeles
PROFESSION: Restaurateur and hotelier
QUOTABLE: “I think once I consider myself a success, it’s time for me to get out of the business. ”
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2000s SHELLOND D. CHESTER (B ’00) is included in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2010 list of the “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders.” Chester is assistant dean for finance in the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts.
ERIC MOOS (TC ’00) and KIMBERLY BRIDGES MOOS (E ’01) announce the birth of Lincoln Alexander on July 23, 2010. Kim Moos is research and development engineering technical manager for nuclear medicine at Covidien, and Eric Moos is senior vice president for portfolio analytics at Citi Mortgage. The family lives in St. Louis.
JOHN PORTER (G ’98) was featured in the June issue of the Austin Business Journal as a recipient of the publication’s chief financial officer awards. Porter is CFO of Astrotech, a company that helps send satellites and cargo into space. He is responsible for not only the financial operations, but also for strategic planning and corporate development. His focus is on advancing Astrotech’s biotechnolog y initiatives in microgravity processing and on commercializing technologies developed by the space industr y.
HEATHER TASHMAN (NC ’00) married Doug Fritts on May 1, 2010, in Philadelphia. JAMIE METZ SWEENEY (B ’99) attended the wedding. Heather Fritts is an attorney practicing in Philadelphia with the law firm Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young. Doug Fritts is the vice president of communications for the National Lacrosse League. The couple lives in Center City Philadelphia. NED SACKMAN (TC ’01) and CAITLIN DAVIS SACKMAN (NC ’01) welcomed Thomas Andrew on June 2, 2010. Ned Sackman is an attorney at Bernstein Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in Manchester, N.H. Caitlin Sackman plans to go back to work as a librarian (with a master’s in library science). She formerly was a copywriter for Brookstone. The family resides in Concord, N.H.
WENDY WAREN (UC ’01) was named ambasSEAN TRASK (E ’96) and KARIN COLE (NC ’00), who were married in 2001, welcomed their first child, Thomas Lane, on June 23, 2010. The family lives in Pittsburgh, where Cole is a fellow in surgical oncolog y at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Cole graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2004 and completed a general surger y residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, in Abington, Pa., in 2009. Trask works remotely as a database administrator for International Flavors and Fragrances, based in New York.
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sador of the 2010 Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans for her commitment to the culinary industr y in Louisiana. She is vice president of communications for the Louisiana Restaurant Association. She also was named one of 140 Characters of New Orleans by the Windsor Court Hotel. Additionally, the New Orleans City Council recognized her with two proclamations—one for beautification efforts in the Irish Channel and the other for her commitment to neighborhood growth. In 2010, she was nominated for the Women of Excellence Awards for Volunteerism by the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation.
RACHEL WEINTHAL (B ’02) married Adam Koch on July 11, 2010, in Long Island City, N.Y. ELIZABETH GROSSBERG (NC ’02) was maid of honor and ANN SELLS MILLER (NC ’02) was a bridesmaid. Guests included JORDAN TIGER (B ’02), BRADLEY BARNETT (B ’02) and LYNSEY FRIEDMAN BIRNBAUM (NC ’00). Weinthal is a director in the forensic and litigation practice at FTI Consulting in Manhattan, N.Y. BROCKTON BOSSON (TC ’03) married JULIA VIGNA (NC ’06) on April 17, 2010, at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Members of the wedding party included NATALIE GUTHREY (E ’06), ADAM WHITE (TC ’03), JUSTIN MELTZER (B ’03), CHARLES DISSTON (B ’03), ADAM CARRY (TC ’03) and DAVID McMINN (TC ’03). The couple lives in Atlanta, where Julia Bosson is a psycholog y resident at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center and Brock Bosson is an international and operational law attorney in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.
SETH STANTON (TC ’03) received a doctorate in optometr y from the Illinois College of Optometr y and has returned to the New Orleans area to practice at Vision Optique in Metairie, La. VINCENT ILUSTRE (B ’04) is included in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2010 list of the “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders.” Since July 2006, Illustre has ser ved as executive director of the Tulane Center for Public Ser vice. WHITNEY NOBLES (NC ’04) married Christian George on May 29, 2010, in Barbados. GALEN ROGERS (TC ’04) was in the wedding party. Guests included JULIE HARRELL KOEGLER (B’05), REBECCA MOTLEY (NC ’04) and STEVE GONZALEZ (L ’08). The couple lives in Jacksonville, Fla. Whitney George will graduate this December with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Florida.
BETH ALIANIELLO (NC ’05) married J Hogue on June 12, 2010, in Pawtucket, R.I. CATHERINE WEISS (NC ’05) officiated at the ceremony. Guests included JOY ANDERSEN (NC ’05), ANTHONY BENGE (B ’04), JEAN ANN DOUGLASS (NC ’05) and LINDSAY GARVEY (NC ’05).
PHOTO BY NICK SIMONITE, AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL.
theClasses | classNotes Alianiello is pursuing a master of arts in teaching at Johnson and Wales University.
CHARLIE FARVE HAYES (G ’05) is producer of My Friend, Oscar, a feature-length film that explores an unlikely relationship between a 36-year-old mentally challenged man and a quirky 12-year-old girl, which tests societal acceptance and tolerance. In addition to producing the film, Hayes was in charge of locations and casting . The film, by Reyo-San Pictures, was shot primarily in New Orleans with local cast and crew. My Friend, Oscar has screened in New Orleans, and Hayes hopes to begin showing it at film festivals nationwide. For more information go to www.myfriendoscar.com.
JONATHAN C. HALL (G ’09) is in his first year of medical school at Louisiana State University. He is one of four instate students continuing his medical education with a merit award from the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co. Hall taught biolog y for the past year at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Previously, he worked at the Hayward Genetics Center at the Tulane University School of Medicine.
PAM GILLETTE (PHTM ’06) assumed the role of executive director of the Transplant Center at Oklahoma University Medical Center this August. Previously, Gillette was transplant administrator of the Transplant Center at the Mayo Clinic. BRAIN BOGUSEVIC (B ’07) was promoted to the Houston Astros major league club as an outfielder. In his four seasons as a minor league player, Boguse vic hit 24 home runs, stole 54 bases in 59 attempts, and drove in 142 RBIs. The former Green Wave hurler was drafted with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 Major League Baseball first-year player draft. Bogusevic helped the Green Wave to their second appearance in the College World Series and was a First Team All-American pick by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Bogusevic was a utility player with the Astros organization until 2008. TOM P. VANKY (A ’07) was elected a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. His term began in October.
KRISTIN GLENN (’08) launched the blog, “All of Us Revolution.” The project, a joint venture with Shannon Whitehead, is designed to bring together young social entrepreneurs. The blog follows the two as they travel in Latin America with the aim of star ting a fair trade apparel line. For more information, go to www.allofusre volution.com.
ALLISON PLYER (PHTM ’09) works at the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. She recently co-authored “The New Orleans Index at Five,” which was released in August, the fifth anniversar y of Hurricane Katrina. The report, which was a collaboration with the Brookings Institution, describes the greater New Orleans area as rebounding and resilient, while calling for the city to stem certain trends that could impair its move toward betterment and long-term prosperity. The report is available online at www. gnocdc.org/TheNe wOrleansIndexAtF ive.
KEVIN PREIS (B ’08) launched Go See Campus (www.goseecampus.com), a website offering college trip planning for high school students and their parents. The College Trip Planner is a free itinerary tool that connects to campus tours, information sessions and other admission activities. Preis lives in Atlanta, where he manages the website, writes fiction, and creates web and print content for clients of his company, Augmental.
CRISTIN J. NUNEZ (G ’09) worked on the museum exhibition and catalog, “Ancestor s and Descendants: Ancient Southwester n America at the Dawn of the 20th Century,” at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibiton, which was on display from July 24 through Oct. 24, 2010, was the first comprehensive presentation of photography, artifacts and archival research from the George Hubbard Pepper Native American Archive of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane. It was funded by grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Cudd Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Nunez works full time at Cole Pratt Gallery in uptown New Orleans.
PHOTO, CENTER, BY DAVID BOWSER. PHOTO, RIGHT, BY WEI LIU.
JONATHAN LIU (PHTM ’10) was named a 2010 Hospital Corp. of America Corris Boyd Scholar and received a $40,000 scholar ship to attend Columbia University this fall to study healthcare management. This summer, Liu interned at TaoYuan General Hospital in Taiwan.
DENISE BUHRAU (B ’10) is a marketing instructor at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. LANCE SIMON (L ’10) began a six-month judicial clerkship in September with Justice Ayala Procaccia at the Israeli Supreme Court.
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Jack M. Roehm (E ’34) of Virginia Beach, Va., on July 15, 2010. Benita Carre Woodward (NC ’34) of Denver on June 6, 2010. Doris Davis Warden (NC ’35) of Kansas City, Mo., on June 12, 2010. Moise S. Steeg Jr. (L ’37) of New Orleans on Aug. 21, 2010. Mary Walker Brierre (NC ’38) of New Orleans on July 7, 2010. Lois Goldsmith Oppenheimer (NC ’38) of San Antonio on July 13, 2010. Arthur C. Reuter (B ’39, L ’46) of
A businessman and sports entrepreneur, Dave Dixon helped create the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Superdome,World Championship Tennis and the United States Football League. He was author of The Saints, The Superdome and the Scandal: An Insider’s Perspective (2008). The owner of Dixon and Dixon, a French Quarter art and antiques dealer, in 1989 Dixon won The Times-Picayune Loving Cup, which honors New Orleans citizens who work unselfishly for the community without expectation of public recognition or reward.
Mandeville, La., on Aug. 23, 2010. Milton Turner (A&S ’39, M ’41) of Austin, Texas, on March 3, 2010. Morris E. Burka (B ’40) of New Orleans on July 22, 2010. Shirley Viosca Stakelum (A&S ’40) of New Orleans on July 8, 2010. Fernand J. Dastugue Jr. (A&S ’41, M ’44) of New Orleans on July 4, 2010. Betty Hochenedel McKinne (NC ’41) of Louisburg, N.C., on June 28, 2010. Robert B. Oliver (A&S ’41, L ’47) of Monroe, La., on July 18, 2010.
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Virginia Brownson Christensen (NC ’42) of Covington, La., on June 19, 2010. Emile V. Gros Jr. (B ’42) of Abita Springs, La., on June 23, 2010. Harvey C. May (M ’42) of Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 8, 2010. Walter G. Andry Jr. (B ’43, L ’48) of Slidell, La., on July 27, 2010. Armand G. McHenry Jr. (A&S ’43, M ’45) of Monroe, La., on July 9, 2010. Yvonne Gallinghouse Schmitt (UC ’43) of Algiers, La., on June 27, 2010. Harvold V. Cummins (A&S ’42, M ’44) of New Orleans on July 8, 2010. Leonard M. Finley II (E ’44, ’48) of Gambrills, Md., on June 18, 2010. Gaudenz Gadmer (E ’44) of Houston on June 18, 2010. William C. Hancock (A&S ’44) of Richmond, Va., on May 22, 2010. Walter T. Berner Jr. (E ’45) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., on July 5, 2010. Hugh M. Kiefer (E ’45) of Austin, Texas, on June 3, 2010. Rober t F. Bar tusch (B ’46) of Memphis, Tenn., on March 4, 2010. Maurice B. Adelson III (A&S ’47) of Memphis, Tenn., on May 25, 2010. George M. Foote (L ’47) of Alexandria, Va., on June 21, 2010. Ann Hodge Macomber (NC ’47) of New Orleans on Aug. 1, 2010. Charles S. Reily Jr. (L ’47) of Avery Island, La., on June 18, 2010. Gerald N. Sims (A&S ’47, L ’51) of Owensboro, Ky., on July 13, 2010. Alice Flynn Walsh (NC ’47) of Metairie, La., on June 3, 2010. Elton C. Lasseigne (B ’48, L ’50) of McAllen, Texas, on Jan. 21, 2010. Richard L. Talkington (B ’48) of Houston on July 4, 2010. Gwendoline Bailie Peck (NC ’48) of Aiken, S.C., on July 29, 2010. James W. Vildibill Jr. (M ’48) of Lafayette, La., on Aug. 14, 2010. Eugenie Sarre Bollier (G ’49) of New Orleans on June 6, 2010. Marilyn Miller Garrett (NC ’49) of Augusta, Ga., on March 26, 2010. Dennis J. Hayes Jr. (E ’49) of
Covington, La., on May 24, 2010. Yvonne M. Lauve (SW ’49) of New Orleans on Aug. 15, 2010. Betsy Griffen McCutchen (NC ’49, G ’75) of Portland, Ore., on June 30, 2010. Lawrence Usner (A&S ’49) of Lafayette, La., on May 26, 2010. Donald J. Caster (E ’50) of New Orleans on Aug. 6, 2010. Mary Melancon Everett (SW ’50) of San Antonio on June 25, 2010. Henry R. George Jr. (E ’50) of Metairie, La., on July 9, 2010. William deGraffenried Hayden (A&S ’50, M ’53) of Paris, Texas, on April 30, 2010. George L. Marchesseau (E ’50) of Fort Worth, Texas, on June 29, 2010. Barbara Watson McCauley (NC ’50) of Jonesboro, Ark., on June 23, 2010. Nancy Catherine Phillips (NC ’50) of Edisto Island, S.C., on July 24, 2010. Audrey Ligget Snyder (NC ’50) of Tampa, Fla., on April 9, 2010. Betty McCullough Spencer (SW ’50) of New Orleans on June 25, 2010. Katherine Poole Antrobus (NC ’51) of Atlanta on June 3, 2010. Stanley S. Morris Jr. (A&S ’51) of Clinton, La., on May 23, 2010. Norman W. Reisig Jr. (A&S ’51, L ’56) of Lacombe, La., on May 20, 2010. Claudine H. McKay (NC ’52, G ’57) of Stockton, Calif., on March 22, 2009. John R. Castle (M ’53) of Atlanta on June 21, 2010. Gouri Bose Cousins (SW ’53) of Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2010. Jay V. Davis Jr. (A&S ’53) of McCamey, Texas, on June 19, 2010. Robert L. Dillenkoffer (A&S ’53) of Metairie, La., on June 10, 2010. J. Bolling Jones III (M ’53) of Monroe, La., on May 24, 2010. Ann G. Stanford (SW ’53) of Jackson, Miss., on May 31, 2010. Hilda E. Cannon (SW ’54) of Goose Creek, S.C., on June 28, 2010.
PHOTO BY JOHN McCUSKER, THE TIMES-PICA YUNE.
theClasses | Deaths George P. Guidry Jr. (A&S ’54) of Houston on Aug. 16, 2010. William L. Von Hoene (B ’54, L ’57) of New Orleans on Jan. 11, 2009. Sandra Jacobs Breslauer (NC ’55) of Houston on July 9, 2010. J. Randolph Butts Jr. (A&S ’55) of Covington, La., on May 21, 2010. Alfred D. Tisdale Jr. (A&S ’55, M ’58) of Tulsa, Okla., on Jan. 25, 2010. Stanko B. Vranich (A&S ’55) of Nyack, N.Y., on March 11, 2009. John P. Chism Jr. (PHTM ’56) of Coker, Ala., on May 10, 2010. Henson S. Coon Jr. (UC ’56) of Monroe, La., on July 28, 2010. Joseph C. Deckert (E ’56) of Baton Rouge, La., on June 30, 2010. Marjorie M. King (NC ’56, G ’60) of Gretna, La., on May 18, 2010. Jack O'Hair Asher (L ’57) of Paris, Ill., on July 9, 2010. Robert S. Blatt (A&S ’57) of Fort Smith, Ark., on June 21, 2009. Lara di Trapani Calamari (NC ’57) of New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2010. William W. Eidson (A&S ’57) of Madison, Miss., on June 12, 2010. Sally Evans Hodges (NC ’57) of New Orleans on June 25, 2010. Lois Utay Plumb (NC ’57) of Houston on May 23, 2010. Arthur L. Burress Jr. (B ’58) of Metairie, La., on May 27, 2010. William L. Koerber (L ’58) of Gilbert, Ark., on July 25, 2010. James J. Sandler (A&S ’58, UC ’61) of Framingham, Mass., on May 27, 2010. Arnold R. Smythe Jr. (E ’58, ’62) of Metairie, La., on Feb. 23, 2010. Stanley E. Thomasson (A ’58) of San Antonio on June 12, 2010. Linda M. Laskey (NC ’59, G ’65) of New Orleans on June 15, 2010. Edward E. Louis (A&S ’59) of Dickinson, Texas, on May 20, 2010. W.T. McCay Jr. (B ’59, L ’64) of New Orleans on June 22, 2010 Edward E. Peterman (B ’59) of San Marcos, Calif., on March 26, 2010. William K. Stallworth (M ’59) of
Mount Pleas ant, S . C . , on May 25, 2010. Robert G. Williamson (A&S ’59) of Mandeville, La., on March 3, 2010. Richard D. Alvarez (L ’60) of Metairie, La., on July 22, 2010. Charles K. Reasonover (L ’60) of New Orleans on July 1, 2010. Ford A. Willoughby Sr. (UC ’60, ’86) of New Orleans on June 23, 2010. Margaret Mayher Badcock (NC ’61) of Columbus, Ga., on Aug. 2, 2010. Edwin G. Hyde (M ’61) of New Orleans on June 2, 2010. Donald P. Weiss (L ’61) of Shreveport, La., on June 20, 2010. Carl M. Plescia (B ’62) of Slidell, La., on June 9, 2010. Dorothea Thomas Gremillion (UC ’64) of Beaufort, S.C., on April 13, 2010. Malcolm G. Robinson (A&S ’64) of Sarasota, Fla., on June 5, 2010. George B. Viault (B ’64) of Humble, Texas, on Feb. 16, 2010. Phyllis Brewer Graves (PHTM ’65) of Shreveport, La., on May 6, 2010. Nina M. McIntosh (NC ’65, SW ’70) of Asheville, N.C., on July 18, 2010. Gladys L. Williams (PHTM ’65) of Augusta, Ga., on June 4, 2010. Eugene C. Bennett Jr. (UC ’66) of Covington, La., on July 4, 2010. Thomas H. Charlton (G ’66) of Wellman, Iowa, on June 2, 2010. William H. deLaunay Jr. (L ’66) of Alexandria, La., on June 18, 2010. Darrill G. Hawks (UC ’66) of Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 5, 2010. Isabel Lipscomb Johnson (UC ’66) of Metairie, La., on July 7, 2010. Russell T. Birmingham Jr. (A&S ’67) of Nashville, Tenn., on July 24, 2009. Orville A. Kenelly (L ’67) of Tucson, Ariz., on May 24, 2010. William H. Cobb Sr. (G ’70) of Greenville, N.C., on Aug. 1, 2010. Gerard A. Heslin (G ’70) of New Orleans on July 14, 2010. Frederick L. Lozes Jr. (UC ’70) of Metairie, La., on May 27, 2010. Burnell D. Robinson (UC ’70) of
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Herbert Eugene Longenecker was the 11th president of Tulane University from 1960 to 1975. He oversaw the construction of new residence halls, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Percival Stern Science Building and the expansion of Tulane Medical Center. During his tenure, civil rights, academic freedom and the Vietnam War were pressing concerns of faculty and students, and Longenecker handled crisis with aplomb. A distinguished biochemist, he also served as president of the American Association of Universities.
Miami on Aug. 9, 2010. Robert M. Green (L ’71) of Mandeville, La., on June 21, 2010. Linda Willis Ireland (NC ’71) of New Orleans on May 22, 2010. William M. Hemeter (A&S ’72) of Hattiesburg , Miss., on Aug. 14, 2010. Rose A. Langham (PHTM ’73) of Deland, Fla., on July 6, 2010. Jeffrey A. Marmelzat (M ’73) of Santa Ynez, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2009. Richard D. Norton Jr. (SW ’73) of Metairie, La., on May 31, 2010. James E. Blender (A&S ’74) of LaPlace, La., on Aug. 18, 2010. James C. Reynolds (E ’74) of La Farge, Wis., on July 12, 2010. James W. Stewart Jr. (L ’75) of Sag Harbor, N.Y., on July 7, 2010. John N. Harrington Jr. (A&S ’76) of Columbus, Miss., on Aug.11, 2010. Albertus L. Deloach III (SW ’79) of Baton Rouge, La., on July 19, 2010. Samuel N. Neel Sr. (PHTM ’79) of New Orleans on July 17, 2010. Roselyn B. Koretzky (L ’80) of New Orleans on July 2, 2010. Charles A. Bishof (A&S ’82) of Long Beach Township, N.J., on Feb. 6, 2010. William M. Hudson III (L ’83) of Lafayette, La., on June 4, 2010.
HERBERT LONGENECKER President emeritus of Tulane University
of Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 18, 2010 Gary S. Benton (M ’84) of Arkansas City, Ark., on July 12, 2010. Paul P. Reggie (A&S ’86, L ’89) of Lake Charles, La., on Aug. 5, 2010. Charles H. Turner (G ’87) of Indianapolis on July 16, 2010. Bryan K. McMinn (L ’89) of Alexandria, La., on Aug. 1, 2010. Allison Harvey Conti (NC ’90) of Walpole, Mass., on May 27, 2010. Jeffrey M. Trust (A ’90) of Huntsville, Ala., on Jan. 22, 2009. Sabrina Manganella Simmons (NC ’93) of Savannah, Ga., on Aug. 21, 2010. Wayne B. Mumphrey (TC ’96) of Chalmette, La., on May 20, 2010. R. King Thomas (G ’98) of Metairie, La., on July 16, 2010. Mark D. Vinson (UC ’01) of Torrance, Calif., on July 7, 2010. Burma Dean Colby Scott-Smith (UC ’05) of Metairie, La., on July 9, 2010. Donald L. Glossop Jr. (’08) of New Orleans on Aug. 13, 2010.
CORRECTION George B. Vaughan (A&S ’62) was incorrectly listed in “Deaths” in the summer 2010 Tulanian. Vaughan lives in San Antonio.
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Tul ane Un i v e r si t y As s oc i at e s From the Chair The first students to enroll after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane’s Class of 2010 took a chance on a still-recovering city and university and embraced Tulane’s commitment to community engagement. They didn’t go it alone. The donors we honor in these pages helped shape a future not only for those students, but for Tulane and New Orleans as well. Join me in thanking the Tulane Associates for their generosity — $7.7 million for Tulane Fund programs during the 2009–10 academic year alone. There is more work to be done. Tulane established four goals after the storm: survive, rebuild, renew and empower. Thanks in large part to the unwavering dedication of the Tulane Associates, three of these goals have been met. As attention turns now to empowering students to build sustainable communities and create global change, a broad base of support is critical. Let’s get there together. Regards,
Ozgur Karaosmanoglu (A&S ’84, B ’87) Chair, Associates Board of Directors (July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2010) The following donor list highlights all unrestricted gifts of $1,500 or more to any Tulane school, college or select program received in fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010).
July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010 Pillars of Tulane $50,000 + Anonymous Donors Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation Inc. Mr. Jeffrey A. Altman Amedisys Home Health Services § American Greetings Corp. J. Aron Charitable Foundation Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Aron Mr. & Mrs. J. David Barksdale Darryl Berger Investment Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Darryl D. Berger ExxonMobil Foundation ¥ £ Mr. Peter A. Fair Fedway Associates Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund § ¥ € £ Jill & Avie Glazer € Ms. Adrea D. Heebe & Mr. Dominick A. Russo Jr. § € Mrs. Eugenie Jones Huger Eugenie & Joseph Jones Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Richard Leventhal Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. McKeever
Key: § 1834 Society (Medicine) ¥ Aldrich Society (Business) € (Coach’s Corner (Athletics) £ (Law Fellows (Law) * Deceased
Mr. & Mrs. David M. Mussafer Mr. & Mrs. Rick S. Rees ¥ € The Reily Foundation Mr. & Mrs. W. Boatner Reily III Ms. Faith M. Savage & Mr. Michael S. Gollner Schwab Charitable Fund ¥ Slatten LLC € Mr. & Mrs. William A. Slatten Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. E. Richard Yulman € Founders’ Club $25,000–$49,999 Anonymous Donors Mr. & Mrs. William J. Atkins ¥ € Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Bracken Sr. Mr. & Mrs. David M. Brain ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Clay W. Hamlin III € Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Cudd III € The Jeffrey & Donna Eskind Family Foundation § ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind § ¥ Dr. Kerin & Mr. Andrew Fredman Mr. & Mrs. David C. Friezo Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Graves § € The Greer Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Philip Greer Mr. Horace S. Henderson * Jewish Federation of Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. James M. Lapeyre Jr. ¥ € £ Mr. & Mrs. Sidney W. Lassen Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Leventhal £ Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Marshall € Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Ashton Phelps Jr. £ Vin & Caren Prothro Foundation Ms. Caren H. Prothro Mr. Brian J. Ratner Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Rechler £ Dr. & Mrs. Richard K. Schmidt € Mr. Martin F. Schmidt * Mr. & Mrs. Elmer L. Smith Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. St. Clair € Mr. & Mrs. F. Chapman Taylor The Times-Picayune President’s Club $10,000–$24,999 Anonymous Donors Mr. & Mrs. Herschel L. Abbott Jr. § £ Mr. & Mrs. Burt A. Adams Mr. & Mrs. William J. Amon ¥ £ The Hon. George T. Anagnost € £ Arisaig Partners Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Kristopher N. Atzeff § J. Aron & Co. § ¥ Virginia Baker Charitable Lead Trust Mr. & Mrs. Emile J. Bayle € Mr. & Mrs. Clement C. Benenson Dr. & Mrs. John V. Bernard Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation Ms. Carol L. Bernick Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Boh Bologna Realty Co. Inc. § Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Book £ The Bookout Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John F. Bookout III Mrs. Margaret F. Boudreau €
Mr. Robert J. Boudreau * Carole B. & Kenneth J. Boudreaux Foundation ¥ € Beau J. Boudreaux, PhD € Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Boudreaux ¥ € N.A. Bologna, MD * § Ms. Nancy J. Bovee & Joel S. Saal, MD § Mr. & Mrs. R. Allan Bradley Jr. ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Samuel M. Camp € Mr. & Mrs. Craig D. Campbell Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Philip J. Carroll Jr. Mr. Alec Y. Chang £ Chevron Humankind Program € Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Chudacoff Ms. Paige Royer & Mr. J. Kerry Clayton Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD & Robert I. Grossman, MD Mr. & Mrs. Scott S. Cowen Deloitte Foundation ¥ The Devlin Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Devlin Mr. & Mrs. Darren Duffy € Eason-Weinmann Foundation § £ Drs. Kathleen & Henry Faulkner Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Felson Fenner-French Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Louis M. Freeman Dr. & Mrs. Ronald French Mr. Reuben I. Friedman € £ Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gallagher Mr. Mark P. Gauchet € Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Golden Mr. & Mrs. Matthew B. Gorson Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Greenhill
Tu l a n e U n i v e r s i t y A ssoc iates Dr. & Mrs. L. Lee Hamm § HCA Inc. £ Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Hertz HLS Properties Mrs. Deborah A. Hodes & Mr. David A. Rouatt The Horowitz Family Foundation Inc. Mr. Jerry Horowitz Mr. Daniel F. Housholder § Mr. & Mrs. Marvin L. Jacobs £ The James Family Foundation € Yvette & Rick Jones ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Ezra Katz Mr. & Mrs. John E. Koerner III Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Korach Mr. & Mrs. Mark Krouse The Lassen Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Levan The Sherry & Alan Leventhal Family Foundation £ Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Levin Dr. & Mrs. Randall E. Marcus Mr. & Mrs. J. Richard Mayer Jr. McIntosh Foundation § Hilary Anne Wilder, EdD & Michael J. Merritt, PhD Middle J Foundation Inc. Dr. & Mrs. John F. Moffett § € Ms. Lori Movsovitz-Edlin & Mr. Todd H. Edlin Ms. Ilene H. Nagel National Philanthropic Trust The NOLA Foundation Ms. Jeanne C. Olivier Mark & Nancy Oswald The P. & C. Carroll Foundation Mr. Donald A. Palmer € Donald Palmer Charitable Foundation € Mr. John S. Percival * Ms. Frances Petrocelli & Charles B. Wilson, MD § Mr. Bernie J. Pistillo Jr. £ Diane & Andy Plauché € Hubert L. Prevost, MD * § Mr. & Mrs. Edmund E. Redd The Roosevelt New Orleans § Mr. Alan H. Rosenbloum € Benjamin P. Sachs, MB, BS § Mr. & Mrs. Walton D. Sanchez € The Sanford Foundation Sarracenia Foundation Inc. Scandurro & Layrisson, LLC € Mr. & Mrs. Dewey M. Scandurro €
Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Scandurro Jr. € Mr. Stephen O. Scandurro € Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Scandurro € Shell Oil Co. Foundation ¥ € £ Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey L. Silverman Sizeler Family Limited P/S G.J. Walker Smith, MD § Mr. & Mrs. Harry Spellman Thomas F. Staley Foundation Ms. Andrea J. Pennisi & Mr. Paul W. Stephenson Chris Suellentrop & Jen Raymer Suellentrop Dr. Danielle & Mr. Kevin Sweeney Mrs. Phyllis M. Taylor Tidewater Inc. ¥ Tiger Asia Management, LLC Mark & Diana Tipton € Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Ungarino € United Student Aid Funds Inc. Ms. Vijay Sree Venkatraman & Mr. Subash B. Pereira ¥ The Vesper Foundation Mr. & Mrs. St. Denis J. Villere ¥ Ambassador & Mrs. John G. Weinmann § £ Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Zesch Provost’s Club $5,000–$9,999 Anonymous Donors 201 St. Charles Place, LLC AHB Foundation Inc. € Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Alexander Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety Co. € Dr. William E. Anspach III & Dr. Cecilia S. Anspach § Mr. Sean P. Aron ¥ Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore AT&T Foundation Mr. Charles L. Atwood ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Luben Atzeff § Mr. & Mrs. Christopher E. Austin The Ayco Charitable Foundation £ Mr. & Mrs. Ted Baer ¥ Mr. Bryan W. Bailey € Ann & Steve Bailey € The Baker Hostetler Foundation £ Ms. Debra Neill Baker & Mr. Michael Baker Dr. & Mrs. Jeff R. Balser Mr. & Mrs. J. Luis Banos Jr. Baptist Community Ministries €
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Tul ane Un i v e r si t y As s oc i at e s Neill Corp. Mr. & Mrs. James R. Nieset € £ Mr. & Mrs. Colvin G. Norwood Jr. £ Gregory R. Oldham, PhD ¥ The William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Orihel ¥ Mr. & Mrs. James E. Orth € Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Payson Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Pence € Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy S. Perelman Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Peters Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Pierpont Jr. Mr. & Mrs. R. Hunter Pierson Jr. § Dr. & Mrs. Lester N. Ploss § Irene E. Wolski, MD & Ethan J. Podet, MD € Mrs. Alexandra Pomeroy PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation Inc. ¥ Psychists Inc. Ms. Laura T. Rabinovitz Ms. Tawny R. Ratner Mr. Robert L. Redfearn Sr. £ Steven M. Roberts Management Corp. Mr. & Mrs. James E. Rosenfeld Dr. Emily & Mr. Olof Rostlund § Mr. & Mrs. Perry J. Roussel Jr. € £ Owen Royce Jr., MD * § Mr. & Mrs. John F. Ryan III € Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Ryan Jr. The Sacks Family Foundation € Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Sacks € Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Salloum £ Ms. Cynthia E. Samuel & Mr. John E. Brockhoeft £ Dr. & Mrs. Felix H. Savoie € Mr. Paul E. Wood & Ms. Sallie Scanlan ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Sam P. Scelfo Jr. € The Schloss Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M.v.D. Schloss Mr. & Mrs. Terry E. Schnuck Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Schwartz Dean Kenneth Schwartz & Ms. Judith Kinnard Mr. & Mrs. David A. Seay € Mr. John E. Shackelford ¥ Karen & Leopold Sher £ Elizabeth M. Short, MD & Michael A. Friedman, MD Mr. & Mrs. Lewis S. Shubin € Mr. Elliot M. Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Singer Mr. & Mrs. I. William Sizeler Mr. & Mrs. Lynes R. Sloss Mr. & Mrs. Edward Stritter Mr. & Mrs. John Tague Ms. Chantal Taic Mr. Louis Taic Ms. Susan G. Talley & Mr. James C. Gulotta Jr. £ The Teagle Foundation Inc. € Mr. & Mrs. Gregory C. Thomas £ Sam A. Threefoot, MD § € Mr. & Mrs. Gregory J. Trapp Travelport Corporate Inc. Trust Counselors Network Inc. Mr. Michael Valliant
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Mr. Srinidhi Vishwanath ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Robbert W. Vorhoff ¥ € Vulcan Materials Co. The Wailes Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. R. Preston Wailes Jr. Mr. Ronald Warner & Mrs. Nehama Jacobs Warner € Wells Fargo Foundation Educ. Matching Gift Program Mr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Whalen Wilemal Fund § Wilmington Trust Ms. Winston Wilson € Dr. & Mrs. Paul R. Winder § € Mr. & Mrs. Andrew B. Wisdom € Mr. & Mrs. Rodney S. Yanker ¥ € Mr. & Mrs. John B. Yonover Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Young € A. Hays Zieman & Christine B. Zieman Charitable Trust § A. Hays Zieman, MD * § Mr. & Mrs. Alan M. Zimmer ¥ Deans’ Club $2,500–$4,999 Anonymous Donors Dr. & Mrs. Scot N. Ackerman Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Acomb Jr. £ Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Agular € Dr. & Mrs. N. Erick Albert Mrs. Caron Weiss-Alpert & Mr. Stan Alpert Amgen PAC Mr. & Mrs. Paul N. Arnold € ASW Insite, LLC Ms. Dorothy A. Baer & Mr. Bert L. Huebner Bank of America Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Barry Barber ¥ Mr. Eric J. Barber ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Gregory E. Barr € Mr. & Mrs. Steven O. Barrios € Mr. & Mrs. John D. Becker € Mr. Maziar Behrooz, AIA Belfor Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Bell Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Beltz € Mr. & Mrs. David J. Berteau Mr. Benjamin D. Bohlmann & Ms. Ellen Kanner Mr. William S. Bohn ¥ Drs. Angela & William Bohn ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Roger A. Bonomo § The Booth-Bricker Fund Dr. & Mrs. William K. Boss
Mr. & Mrs. Wallace E. Boston Jr. ¥ Mr. & Mrs. J. William Boyar Mr. William R. Boyer € Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Brands ¥ Mr. & Ms. Richard J. Brennan Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. T. Peter Breslin Jr. € The Hon. Jerry A. Brown & Mrs. Brown £ Dr. Ken Brown Jr. & Dr. Jil Brown € Mrs. Marcia Haydel Brown ¥ Ms. Sally A. Corning & Mr. Edison C. Buchanan Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Buckingham Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Buettner £ Mr. & Mrs. Allan R. Bundy Dr. Robert J. Card & Ms. Karol Ann Kreymer § Dr. & Ms. William F. Carroll Jr. The James & Nancy Casty Charitable Foundation ¥ Chadwick Family Foundation, LLC Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth K. Chadwick Mr. & Mrs. William K. Christovich £ CIGNA Foundation § Mr. & Mrs. A. Knox Clark Jr. € Robert A. Clark, MD Clayco Midwest Co. ¥ Mr. & Mrs. George M. Cleland III £ The Cobb Family Foundation Inc. Mr. Christian M. Cobb Mr. Bryant B. Cohen ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Stuart Cole Comcast Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell C. Compeaux € Mr. Dennis P. Connors Mr. & Mrs. Jason L. Cook Dr. & Mrs. Richard L. Corales € Karen J. Cove, MD § Domenick Enzo Cover, MD § Mr. & Mrs. Gerald N. Craig £ Mr. Arthur A. Crais Jr. Crane Co. Mr. John A. Crowley Mr. Bradley D. Crown Mr. & Mrs. Martin R. Crowson ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Shannon Curley ¥ Ms. Lisa E. Cristal & Bruce S. Cybul, Esq. Fernand J. Dastugue Jr., MD * § Mr. & Mrs. Steven L. Dehmlow Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Delgado Jr. ¥ € Mr. & Ms. Richard P. Dickson € Paul A. Distler, PhD Mr. Victor A. Dubuclet III § £ Dr. & Mrs. John Lionel Dupre §
Ms. D. Jean Veta & Ms. Mary Ann Dutton £ Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dykhuizen £ Mr. & Mrs. Randall M. Ebner £ Mr. & Mrs. David F. Edwards Dr. & Mrs. Paul Richard Eisenberg Eskew + Dumez + Ripple Mr. R. Allen Eskew Dr. & Mrs. Hayden O. Evans § Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Fader ¥ C. Allen Favrot Family Fund € Mr. & Mrs. C. Allen Favrot € Federal National Mortgage Association £ Mr. Robert F. Feiner Mr. & Mrs. Michael M. Fleishman £ Mr. Walter C. Flower III Ms. Ann D. Flowerree Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fobes Mr. Francis L. Fraenkel ¥ W.H. Francis Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James B. Francis Jr. Ms. Shari Frank Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Frapart ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Funk Mr. & Mrs. William R. Gardner € Ms. Michele M. Garvin Mr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Gaudet € Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Gay Jr. € Ms. Marcia H. Gelman & Mr. Joel M. Silvershein Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Genz George L Parker, LLC Ms. Alison M. Lazarus & Clifford M. Gevirtz, MD § Henry Wade Giles Jr., MD € Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Glaser £ Peter D. & Carol Goldman Foundation Mr. Michael F. Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Goldstein The Hon. & Mrs. Gus E. Gonzales Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Goodman € Green Wave Masters Mr. & Mrs. R. Graham Greene Mr. & Mrs. Gyl A. Grinberg ¥ Robert T. Grissom, MD § Mr. James C. Groves Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Groves £ Gulf South Finance, LLC € Amy & James Haber Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James Haber Ms. Rita H. Hankins Hargrove Oil Co., LLC € Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hargrove € Dr. & Mrs. Daniel C. Harlin Robert S. Harlin, MD Harral Foundation € Mr. J. Brady Harris Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brad A. Hastings Ms. Ellen M. Hauck & Mr. Markham H. Smith Scott & Lucy Pedersen Hazard Mr. & Mrs. D. Christopher Heckman £ Mr. & Mrs. David Hendrickson € Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Herman ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. Hiller Mr. Robert C. Hinckley £ Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hodge Dr. & Mrs. Phillip H. Hoffman
Tu l a n e U n i v e r s i t y A ssoc iates Mr. Patrick J. Hojlo Mr. & Mrs. Pierre E. Holloway Dr. & Mrs. Roch B. Hontas € Horchow Family Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. S. Roger Horchow Reverend Ina H. Houck Mr. & Mrs. John B. Huck Dr. & Mrs. Michael B. Ibach Dr. & Mrs. Monte E. Ikemire § Dr. & Mrs. Delmas A. Jackson § Mr. & Mrs. Barry G. Jacobs Jericho of Louisiana, LLC € Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin F. Joel, II € Mr. & Mrs. Vincent S. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Hans A.B. Jonassen Mr. & Mrs. Rick Jones € Mr. & Mrs. Alvin E. Jones ¥ € Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Joseph Dr. Howard & Trudy Kandell Mr. & Mrs. Ozgur Karaosmanoglu ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Kass The Kearney Companies Inc. € Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Kearney € Mr. & Mrs. Henry Keeshan Drs. Ann & John Kenney Mrs. Ann Loughridge Kerr £ Ms. Martha M. Kimmerling Ms. Dorothy Jung King Mr. & Mrs. Howard S. Klein Mrs. Dana Kornfeld Mr. Robert Kretschmar Ms. Kerry A. Krisher ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred M. Kullman Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kushner Mr. Dan A. Kusnetz £ Mr. John P. Laborde Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Lane III £ Ms. Julianne Nice & Mr. Herbert V. Larson Jr. £ Ms. Laura A. Leach & Mr. Richard Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Bert W. Lee Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Lee £ Dr. Shelley L. Wallock & Mr. David Lerman Dr. & Mrs. Julius L. Levy € Mr. Robert A. Levy € Dr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Lewis § Dr. & Mrs. Zelig H. Lieberman § Dr. & Mrs. Dexter Louie § Mr. Jason R. Ludeke ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Chad R. Ludwig Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Macdiarmid Jr. € Mr. David F. Madsen Richard G. Mallinson, PhD Ms. Karen Maloney Dr. & Mrs. Frank J. Malta § Mr. Steve Manuel € Mr. & Mrs. Justin J. Marcus Mr. & Mrs. William A. Marko Willard L. Marmelzat Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Willard L. Marmelzat MB Architecture PC Ms. Anne Segrest McCulloch £ Mr. & Mrs. John R. McGaha Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Christopher M. Meeks € Mr. & Mrs. David B. Melius Sr. € Dr. Robin H. Meltzer & Mr. Roger Meltzer
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc. Microsoft Corp. Mr. Ronald E. Mills € Mr. & Mrs. Saul A. Mintz € Mrs. Carmen Martinez Moore £ Mr. & Mrs. Samuel E. Moreton III The Jane P. & Wiley L. Mossy Jr. Foundation Mr. Wiley L. Mossy Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Murphy Delynne J. Myers, MD & John J. Moossy, MD Mrs. Elizabeth S. Nalty § The Neiman-Marcus Group Inc. Dr. Drusilla L. Burns & Dr. Herb H. Nelson New World Home, LLC. ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Nichols § Mr. James E. Nix Ms. Angela O’Byrne Mr. & Mrs. Alan L. Offner € Mrs. Jean M. Palmer Mr. & Mrs. George L. Parker Mr. & Mrs. Gray S. Parker Gerald & Evelyn Pelias Foundation € Mr. Gerald C. Pelias € Perez A Professional Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Philipson € Mr. Randall J. Phillips & Ms. Debbie Austin Verre Simpson Picard, MD § Dr. Michael K. Pinnolis & Ms. Miriam Newman Mr. & Mrs. George G. Plosser Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Polack Law Offices of Elon A. Pollack Mr. & Mrs. Elon A. Pollack Mr. & Mrs. John B. Postell € T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation € Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Price Mr. Christopher K. Ralston £ Dr. & Mrs. James E. Rasmussen Raytheon Co. Mrs. Nancy Goldstein Rebold & Mr. Matt I. Rebold Mr. Wellington J. Reiter Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Resnick Mr. & Mrs. James L. Rice III £ Mr. & Mrs. Paul Richard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George A. Rizzo Jr. ¥ The Rockefeller Foundation £ Ms. Gail Rogers € Mr. & Mrs. David M. Roman Ms. Shirley Y. Roman Ms. Sonja Bilger Romanowski Dr. Allan R. Katz & Dr. Patti J. Ross § Roussel & Clement € Mr. & Mrs. Daniel G. Routman Mr. Daniel S. Ryan ¥ Ms. Margo J. Sackheim Dr. Louise H. Saik & Mr. Clifton J. Saik € Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Saroyan § Mr. & Mrs. Bennett G. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Gregory W. Scott Mrs. Karen Landsberg Seltzer
SF Management Inc. Paul M. & Deane Lee Shatz Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Shatz Shields Mott Lund LLP £ Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd N. Shields £ The Shoulberg Family Foundation Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David I. Shoulberg Significance Foundation § Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Silber £ Dr. & Mrs. John G. Simmons § Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. Small Jr. Albert & Lillian Small Foundation Mr. Cameron B. Smith € Mr. & Mrs. Kent H. Smith Lesley C. Snelling, MD & Mr. John Bober Mr. & Mrs. Bernard C. Sontag Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Southwick Mr. Lawrence W. Speck Dr. & Mrs. William P. Stallworth § The Starker Family Foundation Ms. Laura A. Starks & Mr. Joseph E. Dannenmaier Mr. & Mrs. Moise S. Steeg Jr. £ The Steeg Law Firm, LLC £ Mr. & Mrs. Sidney B. Steiner € Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Stone £ Mr. & Mrs. John B. Strasburger Mr. Jerry Streva € Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Stumm Jr. SUEZ Energy Resources NA Inc. Mr. & Mrs. George B. Sundby, CPA ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Swanson € Swisher International Group Inc. Dr. Szabolcs & Mrs. Victoria Szentpetery § Mr. Jeffrey P. Taft Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Teague § Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Teplitzky £ Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Thomas € Dr. & Mrs. Henry K. Threefoot § Tolomatic Mr. & Mrs. Dalton L. Truax Jr. € Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Tudor III £ Tulane Greenbackers Booster Club € Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Van Dusen The Hon. Sarah S. Vance & Mr. R. Patrick Vance £ Mr. & Mrs. Raymond B. Ventura Sr. € Rae R. Victor, PhD Mr. John R. Waddell Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wagar £ Mr. & Mrs. Brandon T. Waldeck Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Walker, IV
Rob Walker Architects, LLC Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Wall € Dr. & Mrs. Robert R. Walther Mr. & Mrs. Philip B. Watson Jr. £ Mr. & Mrs. Calvin R. Watson £ Dr. & Mrs. J. William Watts Mr. & Mrs. J. Giffen Weinmann Jr. ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Joe S. Wheeler § Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Whelan ¥ The Hon. Thomas C. Wicker Jr. & Mrs. Wicker € Mr. Oliver W. Wiener Dr. Ava & Mr. Bob Wilensky Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Williams § Drs. Linda & Paul Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Carey E. Winder § € Mr. John J. Witmeyer III € Mr. & Mrs. Gary Wolf £ Mr. & Mrs. Stuart S. Wyllie Dr. & Mrs. John M. Yarborough Mrs. Candace D. Young Mr. John D. Young € Mr. Jeffrey D. Zukerman University Club $1,500–$2,499 Anonymous Donors 808 West End Avenue, LLC ¥ Mr. & Mrs. David C. Abruzzi Accenture Foundation Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Jerald L. Album € Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Almeida ¥ American Endowment Foundation § Mr. & Mrs. David F. Andignac Sr. € Mr. & Mrs. Alvin L. Andrews € Anheuser-Busch Foundation Mrs. Janice Kanter Apple Dr. Linda Argote & Dr. Dennis Epple Mrs. Katsuko Arimura Mr. & Mrs. John C. Arthurs € Dr. & Mrs. Mark S. Averbuch Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Bakewell € Drew E. Baldwin, MD Mr. & Mrs. Brant F. Ballantyne Mr. Michael E. Ballotti Martha Tucker Ban, MD § Ms. Margaret Duplantier & Mr. Denis G. Bandera £ Mr. & Mrs. Lewis B. Barnum III ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Baron Mr. & Mrs. Bradford S. Barr The Purnima Puri & Richard R. Barrera Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Basile Jr. €
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Tul ane Un i v e r si t y As s oc i at e s Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Beck § Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Becker Mr. & Mrs. Rudolf B. Becker III £ Colleen P. Begley, MD § Dr. & Mrs. Herbert S. Bell § Mr. & Mrs. Jack C. Benjamin Sr. £ Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. Benjamin Jr. £ Mrs. Jennifer Hanley-Benjamin & Mr. Jack C. Benjamin Jr. £ Dr. Stephen Bennett Mr. Craig Goos & Ms. Kerry E. Berchem £ Dr. & Mrs. Gerald S. Berenson Mr. & Mrs. Stacey M. Berger ¥ Dr. John F. Berglund & Dr. Mary C.F. Berglund Mrs. Marian Mayer Berkett £ Mr. Stephen M. Berman ¥ Mr. John A. Bernard £ The Bernd Group Inc. Mr. Andrew P. Bernd Mr. & Mrs. David A. Bernd Ms. Jennifer P. Bernd Mr. & Mrs. Scott D. Bernhard Dr. & Mrs. George L. Bernstein Dr. Gloria M. Bertucci & Dr. David Berstein Dr. & Mrs. James L. Beskin Mr. & Mrs. Sydney J. Besthoff III Mr. & Mrs. David A. Beyer Joseph O. Billig, MD § Mr. & Mrs. Allan H. Bissinger € Lisa D. Blankenship, MD § Mr. Paul P. Bolus £ Mr. Christopher M. Bonvillian € Mr. Sam Corenswet & Ms. Jane Bories Karen R. Borman, MD § Mr. Chris Boudreaux € Mr. & Mrs. Doss R. Bourgeois £ Mr. & Mrs. John Andrew Bower € Dr. & Mrs. Peter W. Brandrup Mr. & Mrs. Danny Brasseaux € Mr. Darryl B. Braunstein Dr. & Mrs. Frederick W. Brazda Patrick C. Breaux, MD § Mr. & Mrs. Ralph O. Brennan € Mr. & Mrs. Lee M. Bressler ¥ Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Brice Jr § Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Brinkmann Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin W. Bronston ¥ Mr. & Mrs. Christian T. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stuart H. Brown Mr. & Mrs. H. William Brown Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Brown
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givingBack A date with the future Movers, shakers, educators and innovators turned out for a date with the future at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans on Oct. 1. More than 200 people attended the symposium, “New Orleans as the Model City for the 21st Century: New Concepts in Urban Innovation,” hosted by Tulane. The all-day event featured panel discussions and breakout sessions about creating an equitable and sustainable future for health care, public education, urban infrastructure, housing and community development. Tulane President Scott Cowen opened the conference, saying that he is more optimistic than ever about the future of New Orleans. He called on attendees to have a candid conversation about the progress the city has made and the challenges that remain. Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, praised the creativity, ingenuity and determination of New Orleanians. She said, “New Orleans proves that the best ideas do not come from Washington.” Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, was the keynote speaker. She pointed out what New Orleanians know well: engaged communities empower citizens to more effectively tackle systemic issues ranging
from blighted property to urban crime. A grant from the Rockefeller Foundation provided support for the symposium and the “Urban Innovation Challenge,” which was announced by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The challenge is a competitive grant program for urban innovators who will have the opportunity to incubate their ideas at Tulane. More information is available at tulane.edu/socialentrepreneurship/. Landrieu stirred the crowd with his remarks that emphasized the relevance of New Orleans on the world stage. He said, “So the city of New Orleans goes, so goes the United States of America.” TULANE EMPOWERS If it seems like the words innovation and collaboration are turning up everywhere, it’s no accident. It’s by design, and it’s what’s happening at Tulane right now. The university is launching Tulane Empowers, a campaign to further strengthen and differentiate Tulane as an institution committed to social innovation and the development of the next generation of community-minded citizens and leaders. Tulane is ready to expand upon the work it has done in community health, public
Tulane President Scott Cowen gives details about the ‘Urban Innovation Challenge,’ a competition for $45,000 fellowships for urban innovators. The Rockefeller Foundation is providing support for the fellowships that will give the innovators the opportunity to incubate their ideas at Tulane.
education, urban revitalization, public service and disaster response since the storm five years ago. And it is blazing a trail in the emerging field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. The goal of Tulane Empowers is to raise $100 million to attract and retain brilliant and innovative scholars and students; to develop, nurture and implement new ideas; and to sustain proven initiatives that benefit Tulane and the community. Since its founding in 1834, Tulane University has been concerned with the health and wellbeing of the New Orleans community. In recent years, partnering with the community has become a more integral part of the university’s mission, and civic engagement has become a strategic priority that permeates every facet of university life. By leveraging its wealth of human, intellectual and financial capital, the university is forging alliances that are rebuilding the community from the inside out. And each school and unit at Tulane is playing a distinctive role in this transformation. Social entrepreneurship and public service initiatives are fueling creativity and encouraging cooperation across disciplines, uniting academics and action in ways that have never been seen before. Through a host of community partnerships, opportunities abound for faculty and students to engage with the community. The university is playing a leading role in transforming K–12 public education by harnessing the power of civic-minded students, faculty and staff. Urban development initiatives provide architecture students with hands-on experience building sustainable and affordable structures. In all of these initiatives, Tulane is empowering its students, faculty and staff to develop and put into action innovative ideas to create and implement radical new solutions to society’s greatest challenges. With the success of the Tulane Empowers campaign, Tulane will further extend its contributions to the transformation of the community and the world. —Maureen King Maureen King is a writer in the Tulane Office of Development.
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newOrleans “How’d we lose the good that was given us? Let it slip away. Scattered it, careless. What’s keeping us from reaching out, touching the glory?” —Pvt. Witt, The Thin Red Line.
VooDoo by Nick Marinello Whew. Good thing that business about the oil spill is over. It was almost too much to bear, watching, day after day, the belching blackness of crude billowing up from the bottom of the Gulf. Downright depressing. Though you have to admit that watching video piped into our living rooms from the seafloor was pretty cool. How’d they do that? Dang it if that ain’t the yin-yang of technology: vivid, real-time images of magnificent blunders. Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once noted, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” And who doesn’t like magic? Wiggle her nose, and Samantha Stephens can clean and tidy her living room in an instant. Tap his cane, and the magician pulls a rabbit from his hat. In either case we get something from nothing. When it comes down to it, the magical is even better than the miraculous, because miracles require an investment of faith. Magic is free and clear of any such strings. Sheer output and results. Wine without water, so to speak. Except, of course, when from time to time the magic blows up in our faces in unspeakable calamity. Still, it’s pretty awesome to traipse through a magical world in which we can believe that three-quarters of the leaked oil has somehow disappeared and trust that the crap-ton of dispersant sprayed into the Gulf will have no lingering effects on the critters living in it. While we’re at it, it’s also cool to think that the sea levels are not rising, the global climate not warming and the planet’s reserve of petroleum not depleting. But this is not a rant about environmental abuse or the collective shortsightedness of humanity. Rather, it’s a reflection on magical
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thinking, penned by a native of this most irrational and magically functioning city in the Union. Magic has always been an important part of the New Orleanian psyche. This is presented as a given because, well, it’s true. More than most, the New Orleanian is guided by a sense that things will magically be resolved—for good or ill—and that the application of human effort will have only minimal influence on that resolution. You can see how a few centuries of coping with the regularity of epidemics, fires, flooding, hurricanes and other disasters can make people feel that the world is operating in a way that is well beyond the scope of their personal control. But how then to explain the elaborate arrangement of levees, canals and pumping stations that have been developed to sustain the city against the forces of nature? Once again, we find magic and technology intertwined. The confidence the average New Orleanian invested in that system pre-K was not rooted in a familiarity with the finer points
of hydrology, soils assessment and materials engineering. People around here lent the levees the magic of their trust, and the painful examination of the system’s failure continues to reveal that those trusted to possess and wield that rarified knowledge let a fair amount of voodoo into the mix themselves. You don’t have to be local to think magically. Earlier this year Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates addressed climate change in a speech in which he called for “new energy miracles” to reduce carbon emissions and conjured up visions of a new technology that could convert spent uranium fuel rods into clean energy. Cool stuff, no? Not long after the speech, however, David Roberts, a staff writer for Grist, wrote a piece in which he pondered why “innovation” seems to mean only technological advancement: “…the way we live together now, the way we govern ourselves, the way we arrange our physical spaces and our commerce, the way we do economics and measure prosperity—all these have to be changed in creative ways if we want to achieve the goal of sustainable prosperity. All these changes require ... wait for it ... innovation. Innovations in the way we think, interact and structure our lives require just as much imagination, intelligence, persistence and funding as innovations in technology.” More than half a century earlier, Albert Einstein jumped the gun on this conversation by observing that “it has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Perhaps better than anyone, Einstein, whose work ushered in the atomic age, understood the paradoxical magic of technology: that it enables us to reach for the cosmos even as it impedes us. It appeals with a kind of tawdry wonder that steels our ambition but keeps us scratching on just this side of the firmament. Nick Marinello is features editor for Tulanian.
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