Tulane to provide medical services for ex-NFL players

Ex-NFL players to get Tulane medical services

The Tulane University School of Medicine is joining with the NFL Players Association to provide medical services for The Trust, a new support program for former National Football League players, with an emphasis on overall health and successful transition from professional football.

The Trust staff counsels players through a wellness plan involving several areas: brain and body health, career transition and development, education and entrepreneurship, financial literacy and personal interaction.

Tulane, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of North Carolina have been tapped to provide medical evaluations and care as part of The Trust’s brain and body program.

“We are excited about the opportunity to help take care of former players who have given so much in their athletic careers,” said Dr. Gregory Stewart, executive director of The Trust program at Tulane.

The Trust has a website featuring more program information and informative videos at www.play erstrust.com.

UNO professor to lead course in central Africa

A University of New Orleans biology professor will lead an undergraduate field course on tropical ecology and conservation in the African nation of Gabon during the summer.

Nicola Anthony, an associate professor of biological sciences, will coordinate the course, which is part of a research and education program known as the Central African Biodiversity Alliance.

The program is funded through a National Science Foundation award made to UNO and partners at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York.

Twenty undergraduate students, 10 from Gabon and 10 from the U.S., will work together on research projects at Lopé National Park in Gabon.

The program is free for successful applicants, though students may obtain university credit at an additional cost.

“This is an exciting opportunity for students from two continents to work together in one of the world’s greatest centers of biodiversity,” Anthony said.

Students will participate in a preparatory 10-week online seminar in the spring before the Gabon portion of the program, which will run from July 14 to Aug. 4.

UNO is accepting applications from American undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.7 GPA, one semester of sophomore-level ecology or evolutionary biology and one semester of college French, which can be taken in the spring.

The application deadline is Dec. 6; for instructions, visit http://inst.uno.edu/Gabon.

CNN legal analyst set to speak at Dillard

Sunny Hostin, a CNN legal analyst and anchor for ABC News, will speak at Dillard University at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lawless Memorial Chapel.

Her lecture, free and open to the public, is titled, “Where Do We Go After the Trayvon Martin Incident?”

Hostin, a lawyer and former prosecutor, is the co-producer of “Sunny’s Law,” a weekly segment in which she answers questions on legal topics such as foreclosures, homeowners’ rights, handling police encounters and more.

As legal analyst for CNN’s “American Morning,” she is known for her analysis of high-profile trials and legal issues.

Loyola MBA open house on Thursday

Loyola University will hold an open house for its MBA program at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 112 of Miller Hall.

The open house will highlight a revised curriculum, launched this semester, that gives students the opportunity to prepare for Six Sigma and other project-management certifications.

Six Sigma is a quality-improvement methodology that is used by many companies for controlling variation and reducing costs.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration for the open house is recommended but not required. Loyola’s MBA application fee will be waived for any open house attendee.

For more information on Loyola’s MBA program, contact Christina Morales at mba@loyno.edu.