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Student & Faculty Programs

CELT aims to make faculty members more accessible to students through student and faculty programming. Below is a list of the various programs CELT offers.

Undergraduate Research

How CELT highlights student research: 

Poster Day

CELT hosts an annual Poster Day for recipients of CELT’s research awards to present their research.

2017 Poster Day Program
2016 Poster Day Program

Since 2012 CELT has supported over 100 undergraduate faculty-mentored research projects within 30 different majors.

Poster Day 2018:

April 16th

4:00 - 6:00

Qatar Ballroom, LBC

Digital Showcase

Through our funding, students at Tulane are able to work alongside faculty mentors in their respective fields of interest. Most of our students have presented or published their research through scholarly outlets, such as, peer reviewed journals and presentations at national conferences. In partnership with the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, we have created an online exhibition to host and archive the supplemental research materials of these exceptional CELT scholars.

In 2017 our Research Fellows created the first CELT Research Showcase Booklet, featuring abstracts from CELT award recipients between 2015 and 2017.

How CELT helps students learn about research on campus:

Scholars Mixer

The Scholars Mixer is a student created, planned, and hosted event that provides students interested in research the opportunity to meet and informally discuss opportunities with Tulane faculty. This event provides a stress-free environment where these conversations can occur naturally.

Scholars Mixer 2018:

Location: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Research Lunches

CELT and NTC have partnered to create Research Lunches, an informal lunchtime discussion between faculty and students about the research process. Students often only see the polished result of years of work, this is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the trials and tribulations of research. We invite faculty to discuss that time your hypothesis was wrong, or you had to start from scratch, or how you even come up with a research idea in the first place. The ultimate goal of these lunches is to create a small community of approachable faculty and interested students.

In Fall 2017 CELT and NTC will host four Research Lunches, once per month. Each Research Lunch will take place on Tuesday from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Lobby of Cudd Hall. Lunch will be provided.

Fall 2017 Research Lunch Schedule:

September: Tuesday 19 | 12:30 -1:30 | Dr. Karissa Haugeberg, History

October: Tuesday 17 | 12:30 -1:30 | Dr. Michael Cunningham, Psychology

November: Tuesday 14 | 12:30 -1:30 | Dr. Patrick Button, Economics



If you are interested in participating please email Emily Gatehouse, for more information.

Professors' Picks

Professors’ Picks is co-sponsored by CELT, HRL, and NTC. The purpose of the program is to provide upper class students living on campus an opportunity to meaningfully engage with Tulane faculty members in small groups of 5-10 students. The discussions will occur through one two-hour book group on a faculty book of choice early in the spring semester. Faculty may choose a book that is fiction or nonfiction and does not need to their area of study.

Faculty stipend: 2 meals at the 1834 Club.

The books will be distributed in the last week of classes of the Fall semester.

Please email Emily Gatehouse at for more information.


Tulane's Reading Project

​Since 2002 Tulane has offered incoming freshmen the opportunity to join the Tulane community through a shared intellectual experience called the Tulane Reading Project. Since 2017 CELT has supported the Tulane Reading Project by working with faculty members to be Discussion Group Leaders.

2017 Book: Between the World and Me is a letter to the author’s teenaged son about the feelings, symbolism and realities associated with being black in the United States. The Reading Project committee, made up of students, faculty, and staff, selected this book for its beautiful prose and its poignant message, reflecting Tulane’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the exploration of race. The committee hopes that the book will foster meaningful discussions about empathy for others, appreciating the fundamental differences in the ways people are treated, and our shared human experience. 

Faculty lead Tulane Reading Project discussion groups take place during Fall Welcome, Sunday August 27th, 12:00 – 6:00. Each faculty member will lead three one-hour long discussions with a small group of 15-20 students.

Discussion materials will be provided to guide the conversation, but faculty are encouraged to bring their own unique perspective to the topic.

Books will be provided for discussion group leaders as well as a $500 stipend.

For more information please contact Jenna Burt at