New Orleans native and acclaimed actress, was nominated for a Tony Award last week for her role in the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man. In other Tony news, part-time New Orleans resident Michael Cerveris was nominated for his acting role in Fun Home, and brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, who grew up in Baton Rouge, were nominated for co-writing the musical Something Rotten!.
was named one of 10 national recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is the nation's highest honor recognizing museums and libraries for their public service. The museum will receive the award at an event in Washington, D.C., on May 18.
part of the LSU Health Science's Center's School of Public Health, was awarded first place by the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute for the registry's 2014 and 2015 data submissions. The Louisiana Tumor Registry has now received the honor six times. The SEER Program gathers annual data on cancer cases and demographics, among other information.
Dr. Michael White
was named the 2015 Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association on April 22 at a ceremony at Cafe Istanbul. The award recognizes artists and jazz advocates for their work with local communities. White is a clarinetist and bandleader of the Original Liberty Jazz Band and is a professor of African-American Music and Spanish at Xavier University.