Tulane to host environmental summit

The Tulane University Law School will host its 20th annual Summit on Environmental Law and Policy this month.

Three keynote speakers and 16 panels of experts from around the world will gather Feb. 27-28 to discuss a wide range of environmental and energy topics. The panels will focus on climate change litigation, wind and solar power initiatives, environmental justice and endangered species protection.

Keynote speakers will include retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who was hailed for his leadership in rescue efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is also the leader of the Green Army Movement. Pat Mulroy, an expert on Western drought, will also speak, as will Antonio A. Oposa Jr., president of the Philippine Law of Nature Foundation.

The events are free and open to the public, although a fee applies for attorneys seeking CLE credit. To register online visit http://tulaneenvironmentallawsummit.com.

LSU cardio center awarded grant

TheLSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence has received the first grant issued by the newly created Mikie Mahtook Foundation.

Mikie Mahtook, a Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and former LSU baseball star, gave $5,000 to David Lefer, director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. The check was awarded during the foundation’s Jan. 31 kickoff event, hosted by LSU coaching legends Skip Bertman and Paul Mainieri.

The center will use the funds to advance training of future cardiologists at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. The Mikie Mahtook Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and prevention of heart disease. It was established by Mahtook in 2014 in honor of his father Michael, who died of heart disease at the age of 32.

To learn more, visit http://www.mahtookfoundation.org.

Delgado College showing fast growth

Delgado Community College is one of the country’s fastest-growing community two-year colleges with enrollments of at least 10,000 students, according to a recent report by Community College Week.

School officials report the college now enrolls more students than any other higher education institution in New Orleans. It’s also in the 2014 list of Community College Week’s Top 50 fastest-growing public two-year colleges.

The list was compiled from an analysis of U.S. Department of Education data for fall 2012 and fall 2013. In that period, Delgado experienced 3.3 percent growth in student enrollment, from 18,096 to 18,698. The list includes students enrolled in for-credit programs only.

“More than ever before, Delgado is becoming a first choice for students seeking an entry point to achieve educational goals and future career success,” Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis said.

Delgado was established in 1921.

Degas exhibit headed to Tulane gallery

The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University will present an exhibition of works on paper by famed French artist Edgar Degas on the school’s Uptown campus starting this month.

From Feb. 18 to May 24, “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle,” will feature drawings and prints along with photographs, monotypes and sculpture.

In addition to the artist’s works showing familiar horses and dancers, lesser-known depictions of antique sculpture and Old Masters will be on view.

The works come from a single private collection.