Message from the Provost


Since its founding in 1834, Tulane University has maintained a superior learning environment for its students, and demonstrated a powerful commitment to the community, by fostering the outstanding research, scholarship, and artistic and design endeavors of its faculty.  Tulane professors have been awarded the most prestigious honors in the academic world and have been elected to memberships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.  In the past 35 years alone, members of the Tulane faculty have received two Nobel Prizes in Medicine, 25 Fulbright Fellowships and Scholarships, 11 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards, nine Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, eight National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, and four Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships.  
Recognized as one of the very best research universities in North America by its membership in the elite Association of American Universities, Tulane is also one of only 33 private universities in the United States singled out by the Carnegie Foundation for exemplary levels of scholarly and creative activity.  Nurturing extraordinary research and art-making -- thereby best serving the communities within which we subsist -- is a core mission at Tulane.  Our nine schools and 30 centers, institutes, and museums offer a discovery-rich landscape that inspires and enables our faculty and students to pursue all their goals and dreams with maximum effect.
From the cultivation of innovative art-making, arts criticism, and design; to the pursuit of uniquely insightful scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; to groundbreaking research in the sciences, engineering, medicine and tropical medicine, and public health; to the provision of trend-setting professional training programs in architecture, business, the health sciences, law, and social work – Tulane today pioneers tomorrow’s transformative accomplishments and discoveries.  We do all of this while being fully engaged with our community, striving to link student learning with practical application and experience.  For all these reasons, our faculty and students are positioned for achievement and success like no other educational community in the nation.  Only in New Orleans.  Only at Tulane.


With Best Wishes,


Michael A. Bernstein
Professor of History and Economics
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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