New Orleans area higher education briefs for March 18

Photo provided by University of New Orleans - UNO alumna Dawn Jefferson, covered in colorful powder, participates in the third annual Holi celebration at the University of New Orleans Amphitheater on March 10.
Photo provided by University of New Orleans - UNO alumna Dawn Jefferson, covered in colorful powder, participates in the third annual Holi celebration at the University of New Orleans Amphitheater on March 10.

Entrepreneur Week begins at Tulane

Tulane University entrepreneurship experts will give their advice for starting successful ventures as part of Tulane Day on Tuesday during the fifth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.

Tulane Day, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gallier Hall, will highlight the university’s role in attracting, training and supporting the next generation of business innovators and feature panels on building better entrepreneurs and how new ventures can capitalize on emerging markets in New Orleans.

Avram Glazer, co-chairman of Manchester United Football Club, will deliver the event’s keynote address.

All Tulane Day events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is open at www.ideavillage.org.

New Orleans Entrepreneur week is hosted each year by The Idea Village, a 12-year-old nonprofit that identifies, supports and retains entrepreneurs in New Orleans. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.ideavillage.org.

Delgado places third in quiz bowl

Delgado Community College’s student team finished third in the Quiz Bowl that was part of the Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council annual conference held at Delgado’s City Park Campus in late February.

Colleges and universities participating included University of Louisiana at Lafayette, UL at Monroe, Loyola, Nicholls State, UNO and Delgado. The ULL team came in first place, and Loyola finished in second place.

Kendra Anspaugh, instructor of biology, coached the Delgado team. Team members represent the diversity of the Delgado student population, ranging from recent high school graduates to adults. Their hometowns include New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, Gretna and Destrehan, as well as Gainesville, Fla., and Cali, Colombia.

Tulane Law to induct 1st Hall class

Tulane Law School will induct the first class of its new Law School Hall of Fame at its annual Alumni Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Westin New Orleans.

The Hall of Fame, supported with a gift from Lake Charles lawyer Mike Veron, recognizes extraordinarily accomplished alumni and legendary faculty members spanning the school’s 166-year history.

The 12 honorees are Marian Mayer Berkett, Hale Boggs, John J. Hainkel Jr., Russ M. Herman, Joseph Merrick Jones, Wayne J. Lee, Bessie Margolin, Max Nathan, Ferdinand Stone, Jacques L. Wiener Jr., John Giffen Weinmann and John Minor Wisdom.

For tickets to the luncheon, contact Nicole DePietro at (504) 865-5909 or ndepietr@tulane.edu.

UNO observes Holi celebration of color

The University of New Orleans observed the Holi celebration of spring at the UNO amphitheater with food, dance and color.

Holi is a traditional Hindi celebration to welcome spring, and the event, in it third year, continues to grow. Students who took part in the March 10 celebration were able to try new foods, watch several Hindi dance and music performances and get messy and full of colored powder. Each attendee receives several bags of colored powder in an event similar to a paint party.

Tulane alum part
of papal conclave

A Tulane University alumnus, Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, was among the 115 cardinals who completed voting for a new head of the Roman Catholic Church.

George is a 1970 alumnus of Tulane, with a PhD in American philosophy.

In a June 1999 feature story titled “Man of Faith” in Tulanian magazine, he recalled “happy years” in New Orleans. While he was studying and teaching at Tulane, George served at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Napoleon Avenue and Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church on Basin Street.

The cardinal received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005 from the Tulane Alumni Association.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau