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 Newcomb-Tulane College recognizes students who, by achieving academic excellence, embody the highest goals of the institution. Prizes are awarded by appropriate departmental and college committees and are presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony held during commencement weekend.  

Newcomb-Tulane College recognizes students who, by achieving academic excellence, embody the highest goals of the institution. Prizes are awarded by the appropriate departmental and college committees and are presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony during Commencement weekend. Invitation only.   

New Orleans-born Herlin Riley is a renowned drummer, composer, and founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York City. He has been a veteran member of the bands of Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis, and his latest album as a bandleader, New Direction, was released in 2016.

Nina Tandon is at the cutting edge of science where sci-fi meets reality. As CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world's first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction, she works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body. Beyond her work at EpiBone, she studies the new frontier of biotech: homes, textiles, and video games made of cells.

Nina Tandon is at the cutting edge of science where sci-fi meets reality. As CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction, she works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body. Beyond her work at EpiBone, she studies the new frontier of biotech: homes, textiles, and video games made of cells.

The John J. Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium series, which invites distinguished alumni back to campus to discuss their careers, presents Dr. Ned Hallowell a psychiatrist and learning differences specialist. He is the founder of the Hallowell Centers, which specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of learning differences, especially attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, in adults and children. Having both ADHD and dyslexia himself, he sees them not as disorders but rather as traits that can confer enormous benefit.

Bob Schieffer, legendary television journalist and former host of CBS’s Face the Nation, and H. Andrew Schwartz, chief communications officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss their new book about modern political journalism, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News. From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24-hour news cycle, Schieffer and Schwartz will examine the changing role of media and whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

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