Tulane University in popular culture
Produced on campusEdit
- Architecture School: This Sundance Channel documentary series follows a group of Tulane architecture students competing to design an affordable home in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
- Welcome to Academia[when?]: The university was one of the main filming locations.
- The Pelican Brief (1993): It was filmed on Tulane's uptown campus and the president's house at Two Audubon Place.
- Runaway Jury (2003): The library of the Tulane president's house served as the judge's chambers.
- The Brooke Ellison Story (2004): Tulane's academic quad substituted for Harvard University's campus in Christopher Reeve's last film.
- College (2008), the university was one of the filming locations.
- Living Proof (2008): Television film from starring Harry Connick, Jr., which used the university as one of the filming locations.
- Hurricane Season (2010): The university's Fogelman Arena was one of the filming locations.
- Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011): The university's Woldenberg Art Center's Freeman Auditorium was one of the filming locations.
- So Undercover (2011): The university's uptown campus was the main filming location.
- 22 Jump Street (2014): Tulane's uptown campus was one of the main filming locations for the movie, which also hired Tulane students as extras.
- Our Brand Is Crisis (2016): The university's McAlister Auditorium was one of the filming locations.
- Faith of My Fathers[when?]: The outside scenes of the United States Naval Academy were filmed at Tulane.
- American Routes: in fall 2008, Nick Spitzer began a new partnership with Tulane University to co-produce his weekly radio show.
- Best Damn Sports Show Period: Celebrating the return of college football to the Louisiana Superdome after Hurricane Katrina; the show taped from the uptown campus on September 27, 28, and 29, 2006. 4
- Gilmore Girls: Rory's friends from Chilton, Madeline and Louise, end up attending Tulane.
- House of Cards, United States Secretary of State, Catherine Durant, is a Tulane University graduate.
- Sex and the City: In season 2, Mr. Big marries Natasha, who is a Tulane alumna .
- Treme: Filmed scenes of fictional professor Creighton Bernette (John Goodman) at Tulane University.
- Scream Queens: Tulane's uptown campus served as the location of the fictional Wallace University.
- The Magicians: Tulane's uptown campus served as a filming location for the fictional Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy.
Premiered on campusEdit
- Taxi Driver (1976): Robert De Niro's character shoots a robber to save a person who is wearing a Tulane T-shirt.
- No Mercy (1986): William Atherton's character wears a Tulane sweatshirt.
- JFK (1991): Kevin Costner plays Tulane Law School graduate Jim Garrison in this Oliver Stone film.
- The Pelican Brief (1993): 1993 screen adaptation of the 1992 John Grisham suspense/thriller The Pelican Brief, which involves a fictional second-year Tulane law student and her professor as characters.
- Shark Night (2011): Seven Tulane undergraduate students go for a weekend trips in Louisiana Gulf where they are attacked by shark.
- The Best of Me (2014): Michelle Monaghan plays Amanda Collier, who attends Tulane University. Other references to the school are made throughout the movie.
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Books by Tulane alumni and facultyEdit
- Codex Maya by Steve Benzell, a Tulane graduate, is set in part on Tulane's uptown campus.
- Testing Kate by Whitney Gaskell, a Tulane graduate, is a novel about the lives of first-year Tulane Law School students.
- The Stagnant Pool by Nancy Maveety (a Tulane professor) is a novel based on life as a Tulane graduate student.
- A Confederacy of Dunces by Tulane graduate John Kennedy Toole is set in New Orleans and features Ignatius J. Reilly, a Tulane graduate.
Books that cite or feature TulaneEdit
- Earth (novel) by David Brin features characters from Tulane.
- A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, main character Emma mentions being a Tulane graduate.
- Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole, main character Holly is a math teacher at Gibson Hall on the Tulane uptown campus.
- "Reb Kringle," a story from Nathan Englander's book For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, features an appearance by "the elf on winter break from Tulane."
- The Pelican Brief by John Grisham is set on Tulane's campus and features a Tulane law student having an affair with a lecturer.
- Black Sunday by Thomas Harris is set during a Super Bowl played at Tulane Stadium.
- Fantasy Lover and Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon take place in New Orleans featuring heroines that attended Tulane University.
- The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft briefly mentions a correspondence between the main character and authorities at Tulane University.
- Love in the Ruins and The Moviegoer by Walker Percy are partially set on Tulane's uptown campus.
- Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts features a character Roxanne Nouvelle who attends Tulane.
- New Orleans Classic Gumbos and Soups by Kit Wohl features Tulane Chicken Andouille Gumbo.
- Architecture School: Sundance Channel documentary series that followed a group of Tulane architecture students competing to design an affordable home in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
- CSI: Miami: Calleigh Duquesne attended Tulane and majored in physics.
- Gilmore Girls: Rory Gilmore's high school classmate Louise Grant attended Tulane, and Louise's best friend Madeline Lynn also transferred to the university.
- Grey's Anatomy: Dr. Preston Burke attended Tulane University for undergrad.
- House of Cards: United States Secretary of State Catherine Durant attended Tulane University.
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: At the end of the episode "Sophomore Jinx" (Season 1 Episode 6), one of the accused basketball players transfers to Tulane to play basketball. Detective Munch states his preference for the Green Wave describing them as "last year's sleeper in a round of sleepers, they're good on the break but need help on the wing". In "Secrets Exhumed" (Season 14, episode 14), the FBI agent Dana Lewis mentions that she was a freshman at Tulane.
- Sex and the City: Mr. Big's ex-wife, Natasha, attended Tulane as an undergraduate student.
- St. Elsewhere: Howie Mandel's character, Dr. Wayne Fiscus, attended Tulane medical school.
- Treme: Creighton Bernette, played by John Goodman, teaches English at Tulane University.
- The Amazing Race: Tulane alumni Azaria Azene and Hendekea Azene participated in the 12th season.
- Big Brother 14: Winner Ian Terry attended Tulane.
- The Real World: Denver: Colie Edison attended Tulane.
- The Real World: New Orleans: The cast often socialized with Tulane students, especially at The Boot Bar.
- "Architecture School". Sundance Channel.
- "Students Star in TV's 'Architecture School'". New Wave. August 19, 2008.
- "Star Shines on Uptown Campus". New Wave. June 17, 2008.
- "Filmmakers Arrive on Campus". New Wave. June 9, 2008. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009.
- "So Undercover (2012) - IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- "'22 Jump Street' shoots on uptown campus". Tulane New Wave. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- "Filming for Sandra Bullock Movie to occur in McAlister Auditorium". Tulane Hullabaloo. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- "Public radio folklorist joins Tulane faculty". New Orleans CityBusiness. July 17, 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "The 'Best Damn Sports Show Period' on Campus". New Wave. September 26, 2006.
- Tulane University Magazine - News Archived 2008-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
- "All the King's Men" World Premiere, US Premiere, Baton Rouge Premiere Info :: Robinson Film Center Archived 2007-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
- "Execution homepage". ExecutionFilm.com. 2007.
- "Tulane Prepares for 'Execution'". New Wave. April 9, 2007.
- "Brother/Sister Duo in Amazing Global Race". New Wave. December 6, 2007.