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School of Liberal Arts Accolades Archive

  • May 2019 (commencement edition)

    • School of Liberal Arts Faculty Accolades

      Internal Faculty Awards
      2019 School of Liberal Arts Faculty Awards

      Katharine M. Jack, Department of Anthropology – Research Award
      Michelle Kohler, Department of English – April Brayfield Teaching Award
      Justin Wolfe, Department of English – Service Award

      2019 Distinguished Newcomb Fellow
      Since 1994, an accomplished member of the Tulane faculty has been named Distinguished Newcomb Fellow. Newcomb College Institute is proud to carry on this tradition, annually recognizing one Fellow who is judged to have made an extraordinary contribution to the Newcomb community.
      Rosanne Adderley, Department of History.

      Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
      Tulane University recognizes the mentoring process as an essential component of professional development and institutional success. Faculty mentoring offers both institutional and individual faculty benefits. From an organizational perspective, professional mentoring has been shown to increase institutional stability, promote the retention of valued employees, support the preservation of institutional capital, and encourage cultural diversity. Individual mentees gain important institutional insight, professional development, increased job satisfaction, and improved probability of career success. The Oliver Fund Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring seeks to recognize the commitment of senior faculty members to the success of junior faculty and the institution as a whole.
      Dennis Kehoe, Department of Classical Studies

      The Honors Professor of the Year
      This award, chosen by graduating Honors Program students, recognizes a professor for contributing substantially and positively to their education by challenging them and by leading them to ask questions or draw conclusions they would never have considered. This professor is also recognized for exciting students' interest in and curiosity about a particular subject, and encouraging them to engage further with questions and ideas associated with the scholarly community.
      Jana Lipman, Department of History

      External Faculty Awards

      The Louisiana Board of Regents has award anthropology assistant professor Tatsuya Murakami, political science associate professor Martin Dimitrov, and classical studies assistant professor Emilia Oddo 2019 Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) grants.

      https://web.laregents.org/programs/borsf-programs/research-development/#3

      Congratulations to political science assistant professor Virginia Oliveros and receiving a Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic. https://kellogg.nd.edu/news/kellogg-institute-announces-2019-2020-visiting-fellows

      Congratulations to Tulane University’s Lillian Gerson Watsky Professor in voice Amy Pfrimmer on winning the 2019 American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award. The award celebrates American excellence in the arts and the prize includes June performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Chicago, one in Orchestra Hall.

      http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2019/05/winners-of-chicago-oratorio-awards-2019.html?m=1

      Philosophy professor David Shoemaker has been awarded a 2019 visiting fellowship to work on the Lund Gothenburg Responsibility Project (LGRP) at Lund University, Sweden.

      https://sites.google.com/site/dshoemakr/home

      School of Liberal Arts Student Accolades

      School of Liberal Arts Phi Beta Kappa 2019 New Inductees (* includes December 2018 Graduates)

      Samantha Jo Albucker – Anthropology, Film Studies *
      Sophia Angeletti – Political Science – International Relations *
      Seth C. Armentrout – Political Economy, Environmental Studies Shannon Armstrong – International Relations
      Lipaz Avigal – Political Economy, Spanish
      Samuel James Barton – Political Science
      Alana Bercu – Communication, Public Relations Alexandra Eleni Bookis – Psychology,
      French
      Ellen Callais – Mathematics, Economics
      Hannah Amsterdam Cohen – Anthropology, Environmental Studies *
      Kathryn M Cook – History, Russian Rachel Fishbein – Political Science, Social Policy & Practice *
      Grayson Baxter Dinovitz – Asian Studies, History
      Olivia J. Evans – Public Health, International Development
      Bailey Elizabeth Gabrish – Musical Theatre
      Emmarose Key Glaser – Economics, English Ellissa Sophia Goldberg – International Relations
      Ilan Gressel – Economics, Political Science
      Ella Eileen Helmuth – English, History
      Julianna Heron – Psychology, Political Science
      Sophia Kalashnikova Horowitz – History
      Hannah Isabelle Agatiello Kent – Classical Studies, Greek
      Haley Kiernan – Psychology, Economics *
      Guy Knapp – Mathematics, Economics
      Peri Levine – Anthropology
      Madeline MacLaughlin – International Relations, French
      Michelle Elizabeth Martin – Spanish, Public Relations
      Theresa Martin – Political Science, Social Policy & Practice *
      Christine Mei McCarthy – Environmental Studies, Sociology
      Anna Mlynski – International Relations, Spanish & Portuguese
      Isabel Morford-Cheibub – International Relations
      Lara Brooke Muster – Sociology *
      Kyra Ness-Lanckriet – Psychology, Sociology
      Lauren Uyen Nguyen – Cell & Molecular Biology, Sociology
      Teresa Jane O'Connell – Musical Composition, Spanish
      Samantha Ossip – Sociology, Social Policy & Practice Rebekah Oviatt – Linguistics
      Drew Lenore Pearson – Theatre, History
      August Ritchart – Sociology, History
      Alison Ruttenberg – Psychology, Sociology
      Jacob Shulman – International Relations
      Brandon Michael Sprague – Classical Studies, History
      Helen Weierbach – Mathematics, Dance
      Allison Woolverton – Political Economy
      Chen Yu – Gender & Sexuality Studies, Digital Media Production

      The Karlem Riess Memorial Award - Given to the outstanding Alpha of Louisiana inductee who demonstrates breadth of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences.
      Hannah Isabelle Agatiello Kent

      School of Liberal Arts 2019 Tulane34 Award Recipients
      The Tulane 34 Award is presented to 34 graduates who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate life at Tulane University. Students are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service, and academic excellence. Named for the year in which the University was founded, 1834, Tulane 34 is among the most coveted university-wide honor bestowed upon students.

      • Hannah Amsterdam Cohen, from Montclair, New Jersey, is graduating Summa Cum Laude with bachelor's degrees in anthropology and environmental studies.
      • Malcolm Grba, from Chicago, Illinois, is graduating with a bachelor of arts in political economy and a bachelor of science in management in finance.
      • Emma Hawke, from Mendham, New Jersey, is graduating with bachelor's degrees in anthropology and economics after being on the dean's list for all of her four years at Tulane.
      • Sophia Kalashnikova Horowitz, from New Orleans, is graduating with a bachelor of arts in history with a minor in mathematics.
      • Gillian King-Bailey, from Petaluma, California, is graduating with a doctorate in anthropology.
      • Nathan Leonard, from Towson, Maryland, is graduating with bachelor of arts degrees in architecture and sociology and a master of architecture.
      • Abi Mbaye, from New York City, is graduating with bachelor's degrees in English, public health and Africana studies.
      • Anfernee Marquis Murray, from Gretna, Louisiana, is graduating with a bachelor of science in anthropology and minors in English and Africana studies.

      2019 Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards within the School of Liberal Arts

      The Program in Africana Studies

      The Felipe Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Africana Studies:
      ANFERNEE MARQUIS MURRAY

      The Zora Neale Hurston Prize in African Diaspora Studies:
      TAYLOR JENAI COLEY

      The Department of Anthropology

      The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology:
      SAMANTHA JO ALBUCKER

      The Elizabeth Watts Award for Excellence in Physical Anthropology:
      MARY ASHLEY STOUGH

      The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology:
      ALANA LIZETTE GARVEY

      The Victoria Reifler Bricker Award for Excellence in Linguistics:
      JILLIAN MICHELE PROVOST

      The Newcomb Department of Art

      The Alberta "Rusty" Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 2-Dimensional Work:
      ALEXANDRA FRANCES KUGLER

      The Alberta "Rusty" Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 3-Dimensional Work:
      HARLEIGH SHAW

      The Class of 1914 Award:
      ERIN JOSER DIXON

      The Henry Stern Prize:
      MICHAEL ORDMAN RUSSO

      The Juanita Gonzales Memorial Fund in Ceramics:
      JORDAN TAVAN

      The Marilyn Brown Honors Thesis Award:
      SOPHIA LEIGH BUCHANAN

      The Outstanding Senior in Art History Award:
      RADA KUZNETSOVA

      The Sandra "Sandy" Chism Memorial Award in Painting:
      DOMINIC ADAM FROST

      The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Art History:
      LOU RAMBEAU

      The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Studio Art:
      ABIGAIL McDADE

      The Department of Classical Studies

      The Ernest Henry Riedel Classical Studies Prize:
      LAUREN GRACE HITT

      The George H. Terriberry Classical Prize:
      BRANDON MICHAEL SPRAGUE

      The Judah Touro Medal:
      HANNAH ISABELLE AGATIELLO KENT

      The Department of Communication

      The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award:
      BAILEY ELIZABETH GAB RISH

      The Department of Economics

      The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics:
      HALEY PARKER KIERNAN

      The Mathematic Economics Award:
      SICHEN BAO

      The Newcomb-College Award in Economics:
      OZGE ILKIM OZBEK

      The Paul Tulane Award in Economics:
      GUY DANIEL KNAPP

      The Research Award in Economics:
      EMMAROSE KEY GLASER

      The Department of English

      The Department of English Prize for Citizenship:
      DARYAN RAYNE ROSE-HAVENS

      The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English:
      SAMANTHA L. WOODS

      The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing:
      REAGAN GARVIN

      The Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing:
      DARYAN ROSE-HAVENS

      The Donald Pizer Awardin American Literature:
      BRANDEN HENTRICH

      The Henry Clay Stier Award in English:
      VIRGINIA ROSE CLICK
      ANABELLA GRACE GAGLIANO

      The Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award:
      TAYLOR JENAI COLEY

      The Program in Environmental Studies

      The Award for Audaciousness in Environmental Studies:
      JOSHUA DEAN TRICHON

      The Prize for Community Engagement in Environmental Studies:
      EMILY GRACE BONENFANT

      The Environmental Studies Engaged Researcher Award:
      SARAH VAN AKEN BERG

      The Excellence in Environmental Studies Award:
      SETH CHARLES ARMENTROUT

      The Department of French & Italian

      The Alcee Fortier Memorial Prize:
      DEVON CASSIDY RIEGEL:
      MADELINE HALL MACLAUGHLIN

      The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French and Italian:
      JACQUELINE S. D'ADDARIO
      ALEXANDRA ELENI BOOKIS
      HALEY L. CHRISTOFIDES
      MADIGAN ELENA GRIFFIN
      MADELINE HALL MACLAUGHLIN
      DEVON CASSIDY RIEGEL
      JACK RENO SWEENEY
      The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize
      DEVON CASSIDY RIEGEL

      The Louis Bush Medal:
      JILLIAN RAE AVENI

      The Professor Beth Poe Travel Fund in French Immersion Studies:
      SOO HYUN CHOI

      The Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies

      The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies:
      CHEN YU

      The Award for the Outstanding Service in Gender and Sexuality Studies:
      MAYA SUNJIN COHEN:
      JUSTIN LOUIS SANDOVAL

      The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies

      The Ann Royal Arthur Memorial Award:
      VICTORIA LEE WEISS

      The John T. Krumpelmann Award:
      ALISON ROSE CUNNINGHMAN
      BRADLEY WILLIAM REBER

      The Russian Award:
      KATHRYN MERCEDES COOK

      The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language:
      CHAD HUNTER COFFMAN

      The Department of History

      The Aline Mackenzie Taylor Award in Intellectual History:
      DREW LENORE PEARSON

      The Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History:
      KATHRYN MERCEDES COOK

      The Chi Omega Prize:
      SOPHIA KALASHNIKOVA HOROWITZ

      The Prize for Excellence in Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History:
      EMILY MARGARET MILNER

      The Montgomery History Award:
      CARLO JAMES VESCOVI

      The Department of Jewish Studies

      The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award:
      DANIEL JACOB GOTTLIEB

      The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award:
      JOEL SETH HALPERN
      JORDAN ALLISON LAWRENCE
      LEAH BLAIR HOWARD
      SHIRAJESSICA KAPLAN

      The Dr. Lawrence]. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award:
      DANA GOLDENBERG
      DANIEL JACOB GOTTLIEB
      SARAH MARGUERITE LAMPERT

      The Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics

      The Excellence in Linguistics Award:
      DREW LENORE PEARSON

      The Outstanding Scholar in Linguistics Award:
      OZGE ILKIM OZBEK

      The Murphy Institute-Political Economy

      The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy
      LIPAZ AVIGAL
      LAUREN B. ELLIS
      MALCOLM ARTHUR GRBA
      ALLISON RIEGEL WOOLVERTON

      The Murphy Institute Public Service Award:
      SETH CHARLES ARMENTROUT
      LIPAZ AVIGAL

      The Newcomb Department of Music

      The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music:
      SHIRA JESSICA KAPLAN
      SAMUEL BENJAMIN KOHLER

      The Department of Philosophy

      The Anne Butler Hess Award:
      FIONA MARGARET MCMURTRY
      SHIRI PAGLIUSO

      The Department of Political Science

      The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award:
      KYAW ZIN HTET

      The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science:
      LINDSAY ELIZABETH COOPER
      JASON HIROAKI FUJINAGA

      The Class of1935-Ned Putzell Memorial Prize:
      CHARLOTTE CLAIRE BARRIELLE

      The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize:
      THERESA ROSE MARTIN

      The Pi Sigma Alpha Award:
      MADELEINE ANN PROCOPIO

      The Shirley Wiel Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science:
      KAYLA LARRIELLE DAVIS

      The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal:
      KATHERINE EVELYN LO RE

      The Department of Political Science-International Development

      The Eamon Kelly Prize:
      IAN DAVID SEAMAN

      The Director's Prize for Best Paper:
      OLIVIA J. EVANS

      The Director's Prize for International Development Work:
      TEREZ KRISTINE HOBSON

      The International Development Undergraduate Prize to a Graduating Senior:
      BRIANNA NANCY YOUNG

      The William Bertrand Prize:
      EMILY GRACE BONENFANT:
      RACHEL BRIANA COMINSKY

      The Department of Sociology

      The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award:
      NATHAN MICHAEL LEONARD

      The Phi Mu Award in Sociology:
      LAUREN UYEN NGUYEN

      The Department of Spanish & Portuguese

      The Award for Excellence in the Latin American & Spanish Literatures and Cultures:
      MARGARET KATHLEEN
      NELSON MAURER

      The Iberian Studies Prize:
      STEPHANIE VERA CLARK
      LILLIAN KATHRYN MORRIS

      The Latin American Studies Prize:
      LIPAZ AVIGAL
      KAY MARIE CURTIS
      TERESA JANE O'CONNELL

      The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize:
      CHAD HUNTER COFFMAN

      The Newcomb Department of Theatre & Dance

      The Dan W. Mullins Memorial Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre Production:
      LINDSAY WATSON CRONE

      The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
      DREW LENORE PEARSON

      The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance:
      SYDNEY FAITH MARTIN

      The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance:
      CHELSEA R. KNIPP
      ELENI MARIE MCGEE

      The Milton Latter Award for Best All-round Contribution to the Department:
      MARYSSAANN PLANT

      The Minette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance:
      LINDSAY RENEE PILPEL BERGMAN
      DANIELLE V. STEINBERG

      The Nan Gunther Boykin Memorial Award for Excellence in Dramatic Literature:
      EMILY JORDAN PHILLIPS

      THE SENIOR HONORS SCHOLARS

      The distinction of Senior Honors Scholar is bestowed upon the one student (or, occasionally, students) each department or program considers to be their very best, taking into account the quality of the student's Senior Honors Thesis, the student's performance in courses, and the student's other contributions to the field of study.

      AFRICANA STUDIES - Abi Mbaye
      ANTHROPOLOGY - Alyson Sherry Demskie
      ART HISTORY - Sophia Leigh Buchanan
      ART STUDIO - Harleigh Shaw
      ECONOMICS - Aubrey Jiaxin Wang
      ENGLISH - Samantha Lucille Woods
      FILM STUDIES - Samantha Jo Albucker
      FRENCH AND ITALIAN - Soo Hyun Choi
      HISTORY - Sophia Kalashnikova Horowitz
      JEWISH STUDIES - Daniel Jacob Gottlieb
      LINGUISTICS - Özge llkim Ozbek and Xiaoyu Yu
      MUSIC - Teresa Jane O'Connell
      PHILOSOPHY - Annie Claire Gosserand
      POLITICAL ECONOMY - Lipaz Avigal and Allison Riegel Woolverton
      POLITICAL SCIENCE - Sophia Santa Angeletti
      SOCIOLOGY - Jacob Ari Hurwitz
      THEATRE - Emily Jordan Phillips

      The Isoline Rodd Kendall and John Smith Kendall Award
      This award is given annually to a student who excels in both academic and extracurricular accomplishments.
      Bradley Reber - Department of Economics

      The William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence
      This award is bestowed each year upon the member of the William Wallace Peery Society who has achieved the most distinguished academic record. The recipient is chosen by a special committee, which considers each candidate’s grades and course selections, as well as recommendations submitted by faculty members. The Peery Medal is ultimately awarded to the student who best exemplifies Dr. Peery’s educational philosophy, which stresses breadth and depth of learning and encourages students to work at the level of their greatest capacity.
      Sophia Horowitz - Department of History

      THE FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
      Funded by the U.S. Department of State and cooperating Fulbright commissions around the world, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the premier government-sponsored program for study, research, and English teaching overseas.

      SOPHIA SANTA ANGELETTI
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Turkey
      Political Science-International Relations And Middle Eastern Studies

      STEPHANIE VERA CLARK
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Colombia
      Spanish

      MALCOLM ARTHUR GRBA
      Binational Internship Program, Mexico
      Finance And Political Economy

      ANNAMARIE MLYNSKI
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Brazil
      Political Science-International Relations and Spanish And Portuguese

      TAYLA CLAIRE MOORE
      Study/Research, India
      English And Public Health

      The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award

      ABI MBAYE
      From the beginning of her Tulane career, Abi Mbaye was committed to transforming the student experience. From her involvement with Students Organizing Against Racism to serving as a community engagement advocate. She worked to change the culture of Tulane and support students engaging in ethical community work. Abi also worked a Peer Health Educator and a mentor with Tulane University Women and Youth Supporting Each Other.

      MAYA D. NEWMAN
      Maya Newman is a sociology and social policy and practice major, with a minor in public health. A tireless advocate for fighting hunger and homeless, Maya led the Food Recovery Network, a student organization committed to recovering thousands of pounds of food each semester from on-campus dining facilities. This commitment led her work with New Orleans Mission and the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.

      THE LEADERS IN SERVICE AWARD

      This award recognizes those students who have committed their Tulane University career to improving the community around them. Whether through service-learning courses, internships, student leadership, or volunteerism, these students have shown dedication to the city of New Orleans and beyond.

      HAILEY BROOKE ADLER
      LIPAZ AVIGAL
      JULIA HELENE DESIMONE
      LANDON WILLOW HOPKINS
      VERONICA GRACE LLOYD
      SYDNEY FAITH MARTIN
      ABI MBAYE
      CLAIRE SANDRA NAMBOODRI
      MAYA D. NEWMAN
      ANNIE THAI
      SARA KRISTIN THIESSEN
      CAMLY PHUONG TRAM
      TATUM ARLENE WEST
      LAUREN ROSE WINNE

      THE CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

      The Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program that aims to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages.

      SHANNON SHIELDS ARMSTRONG
      Language: Persian
      Dushanbe, Tajikistan
      Political Science-International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies

      CHRISTINE MEI MCCARTHY
      Language: Indonesian
      Malang, Indonesia
      Environmental Studies And Sociology

  • May 2019

    • Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University won three Big Easy Awards at the 2019 award ceremony:
      Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Kevin Murphy (M.F.A. ’14) for Ragtime
      Best Choreographer: Diane Lala (G ’95) for Newsies
      Best Director of a Musical: Michael E. McKelvey for Ragtime

      Summer Lyric also lead all other theatre companies with 10 nominations overall.
      The other nominations were:
      Best Musical – Ragtime
      Best Choreographer - Jaune Buisson & Polanco Jones Jr., Ragtime
      Best Music Director - Jefferson Turner, Ragtime
      Best Actor in a Musical - Brandon Nase, Ragtime
      Best Actress in a Musical - Leslie Castay (NC ’85, M.F.A. ’17), Ragtime
      Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Charis Gullage, Ragtime
      Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Bob Edes Jr., My Fair Lady

    • Congratulations to Danielle Kulick (SE ’20) and Nathalie Clarke (SE ’20) (anthropology/environmental biology majors) on being named Goldwater Scholars.

    • Dustin Reuther (Ph.D. candidate in anthropology) has received a Science Policy Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, for his research on landscape change and environmental restoration in coastal Louisiana.

    • Sarah Reynolds (Ph.D. student in anthropology) has received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the West African Research Association, based in the African Studies Center at Boston University. With the support of this fellowship, Sarah will conduct preliminary dissertation research this summer on how people navigate the religious landscape of Islam, Christianity, and Vodou in Benin, with an emphasis on religious aspects of health and wellness in West Africa.

    • Rachel Witt (Ph.D. candidate in anthropology) has received a Lambda Alpha Research Grant for 2019, in support of her research on the biological impacts of violence and imperialism on indigenous communities absorbed within the prehispanic Chimu empire of Peru. The Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society promotes, acknowledges, supports, and rewards academic excellence in all the major subdisciplines of anthropology.

  • April 2019

    • Elizabeth Hill Boone, professor of History of Art and Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, is the 2019 College Art Association Distinguished Scholar.

      Sophie Esch (Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, 2017) has won the Latin American Studies Association book prize on Mexico. Sophie is currently an associate professor at Rice University.

      Zhu Zhang, a Ph.D. student in Political Development, was awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Center on Development, Democracy, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. 

  • February 2019

    • Barbara Hayley, professor in the Newcomb Department of Theatre and Dance, will receive a Lifetime Achievement award during Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts awards ceremony. Hayley joined the Newcomb Dance Program in 1985 and served as Coordinator of Dance from 1989 to 2006 and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance from 2001 to 2007. She directed the modern dance company New Orleans Dance, and she is a 1999 recipient of the New Orleans Mayor’s Arts Award.

  • January 2019

    • Associate professor in the Department of History Yigit Akin's book When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018.

      The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, announced the winners of the 2019 Humanities Awards. Congratulations to SLA alum Frank Relle (TC ’00) for receiving the Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography.

  • November 2018

    • Professor of English Zachary Lazar's book Vengeance was recently selected as part of the 2019 One Book One New Orleans, a campaign for literacy and community.

      Nancy Wyllie (M.F.A. ’82) won The Americas Award for Best Experimental Short Film at The Americas Film Festival New York on June 15, 2018. Her film “Reenactments,” takes a hard look at gun violence in America. The Awards Ceremony was held at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.The festival is organized by The City University of New York and represents the rich diversity of the cultures, languages, and stories of North America, Central America, and South America.

      Ferruh Yilmaz, associate professor in the Department of Communication received British Academy’s International Visiting Fellowship for six months (August 2018 – January 2019) and is based at the University of Westminster in London. During his stay in the UK, he will be collecting data for his next research project. He has already given a public talk about his book, How the Workers Became Muslims on October 23, 2018 at the University of Westminster.

  • October 2018

    • Mira Kohl (Ph.D. candidate, history) received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant to carry out her dissertation research in Bolivia and Brazil.

      Michael Kuczynski, professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a prestigious Humfrey Wanley Fellowship at the Bodleian Library’s Centre for the Study of the Book, for Hilary Term 2019. The fellowship is named after Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), a pioneer in English manuscripts study. Kuczynski will use the fellowship to expand his research on the first English translation of the Bible, which was completed in Oxford in the 1390s. His two-volume study of the Psalms in this Bible and extensive medieval glosses on them is forthcoming from the Oxford University Press in early 2019. While in residence in Oxford, Kuczynski will be a member (elected) of the Senior Common Room of Exeter College.

      Maxime Lamoureux-St. Hilaire (Ph.D., anthropology, 2018) and Mary Kate Kelly (Ph.D. candidate, anthropology) are the inaugural George Stuart Residential Scholars at the Boundary End Center near Barnardsville, North Carolina.

      John White (Ph.D. candidate, anthropology) received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant to conduct his research in Ecuador.

  • September 2018

    • Aaron Collier, assistant professor in the Newcomb Art Department, was a co-recipient of a Lavin-Bernick Grant for faculty research, funding a collaboration between the Tulane School of Architecture and the Newcomb Art Department. The grant supports an interdisciplinary course that examines the spatial behavior of color. Collier has co-authored a paper with Professor Tiffany Lin (architecture) to describe this curriculum titled "Tactile Focus: The Reciprocality of Painting and Architecture."

      Adam Crosson, assistant professor in the Newcomb Art Department, received a Monroe Fellowship from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South for his current project titled, The Oxbow Index. He also received a Committee on Research Grant and was awarded a Scholarly Retreat at A Studio in The Woods.

      Mignon Faget (B.F.A., Art, 1955) received Tulane’s Distinguished Alumni Award at Commencement 2018.

      Megan Flattley (Ph.D. Latin American Studies and Art History candidate) was awarded a two-year Mellon fellowship for Community Engaged Scholarship.

      Emery Gluck (B.F.A., Art, 2018) was awarded an Early Practitioner Artist Residency for the summer of 2018 at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.

      Alexa K. Haverlah (B.A., Art History, 2017) received an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright at García Robles in Mexico City.

      Mirya Holman, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, was recently awarded the Clarence Stone Scholar Award by the urban politics section of the American Political Science Association.

      Anne C. Nelson, professor of practice in the Newcomb Art Department, is the recipient of a 2018-19 Lavin Bernick Research Support Grant. During the summer of 2018 she traveled extensively, visiting locations in Minnesota, the East Coast, and Northern Europe where she has ancestral roots. Nelson's resulting artwork reflects a desire to examine the negative consequences of European immigration in the 19th century and to consider the bearing that history has on present narratives. An exhibition of new paintings is on view at Staple Goods Gallery in New Orleans from September 8 - October 7, 2018.

  • May 2018 (commencement edition)

    • Faculty Accolades

      2018 School of Liberal Arts Faculty & Staff Awards

      • Doug Harris – Research Award
      • Chris Rodning – April Brayfield Teaching Award
      • Elisabeth McMahon – Service Award
      • Clare Moncrief – Staff Award
      • Karissa Haugeberg – Young Mellon Award
      • Allison Emmerson – Young Mellon Award

      2018 Weiss Presidential Fellowship Awarded to SLA Faculty Member

      Laura Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor of History in the Department of History and Director of the Africana Studies program

      SLA Faculty Member Honored with 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching

      Marc Zender, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology

      2018 SLA Faculty Recipients of the Newcomb-Tulane College Outstanding Major Advisor Award

      John Howard - Associate Director, The Murphy Institute and Undergraduate Program Advisor for Political Economy
      Jana Lipman - Associate Professor, Department of History

      2018 Board of Regents of Louisiana Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Award Recipients from the School of Liberal Arts

      • Emily Clark, Department of History
      • Kate Adams, Department of English

      2018 Newcomb Institute Mortar Board Teaching Awards given to School of Liberal Arts Faculty

      • 2018 Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching (Non-Tenured)

        Casey Love, Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science

      • 2018 Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching (Tenured)

        Nghana Lewis (NC’94), Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

      Honors Professor of the Year

      Christopher B. Rodning, Professor, Anthropology Department

      This award, chosen by graduating Honors students, recognizes a Professor for contributing substantially and positively to their education by challenging them and by leading them to ask questions or draw conclusions they would never have considered. This Professor is also recognized for exciting students’ interest in and curiosity about a particular subject and encouraging them to engage further with questions and ideas Associated with the scholarly community.

      2018 School of Liberal Arts American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Award Recipients

      • Kate Adams, Associate Professor and holder of the Martha McCarty Kimmerling Chair in Women’s Literature in the English department
      • Elio Brancaforte, Associate Professor of German and chair of the Germanic and Slavic Studies department
      • Allison Emmerson, Assistant Professor in the Classical Studies department

      Herb Alpert Award

      Courtney Bryan, Assistant Professor, Newcomb Department of Music

      Fulbright Scholars

      • Sarah Cramsey, Professor of Practice, Jewish Studies
      • Raymond Taras, Professor, Political Science

      Huntington Library

      Kate Adams, Associate Professor and holder of the Martha McCarty Kimmerling Chair in Women’s Literature in the English Department

      NIH/RAND Postdoctoral Fellow

      Patrick Button, Assistant Professor of Economics

      Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Fellowship

      Michelle Foa, Associate Professor in Newcomb Department of Art

      Other Faculty Awards

      Allison Emmerson, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, won a Rome Prize fellowship from the American Academy in Rome and an ACLS fellowship to support research in the 2018-2019 academic year.

      Economics Assistant Professor Patrick Button and Economics PhD student Ali Enami are this year’s Schloss Prize recipients for excellence in research. Each will receive a cash award of $2500.

      Diogo Delima, Senior Professor of Practice in the Newcomb Dance Program, Department of Theatre and Dance is the recipient of two 2018 Gambit Classical Arts Awards for choreography and production with the Marigny Opera House Ballet and New Orleans Ballet Theatre.

      Michael McKelvey, Professor of Practice in Musical Theatre & Artistic Director of Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane, received Big Easy Awards for Best Play and Best Director of a Play (Hand to God, The Storyville Collective).

    • School of Liberal Arts Student Accolades

      School of Liberal Arts Phi Beta Kappa 2018 New Inductees (includes May 2018 & December 2017 Graduates)

      • Alexis Ann Artman – Public Health & Tropical Medicine, International Development
      • Catherine A. Balfe – Economics
      • Olivia Barnard – Political Science, Africana Studies
      • Madeline Beaulne – Psychology, Sociology
      • Clara Dart Beaumont – English, French
      • John Berner – History, English
      • Jordan Brooke Bond – Theatre Design
      • James T. Buchsbaum – Political Science
      • Kathryn M. Cook – History, Russian
      • Hayley Faye Corell – Communication
      • Alexandra J. Q. DeFelice – Classical Studies
      • Raleigh Doscher – History, International Development
      • Christopher Malcom Downey – Linguistics, Russian
      • Alexandra Leigh Ellison – Art History, Medieval & Early Modern Studies
      • Reyna Fa-Kaji – Latin American Studies, Portuguese
      • Amelia Olcott Fergoda – Psychology, Philosophy
      • Rachel Fishbein – Political Science, Social Policy & Practice
      • Emily Galik – History, Political Science
      • Maria Gomez-Roas – Cell & Molecular Biology, French
      • Samuel Conner Goodis – History
      • Aylise Grossenbacher-McGlamery – English
      • Anne Fitzgerald Guidroz – Political Economy
      • Lindsay Lange Hendershott – Political Science/International Relations, History
      • Abdul Razzaq Khan – Sociology
      • Haley Kiernan – Psychology, Economics
      • Josh Adam Kirkorsky – Cell & Molecular Biology, Spanish
      • Nathaniel Adrian Koch – English
      • Dylan Anthony Koester – Music Performance
      • Alex William Kornfeld – Political Science, Philosophy
      • Alayna M. Kuhlmann – English, Psychology
      • Carrie Jill Leibensperger – Environmental Science/Earth Science, Economics
      • Finian MacLeod Lowery – Economics, Environmental Studies
      • Regan Conner Woodward Manayan – Italian
      • Theresa Martin – Political Science, Social Policy & Practice
      • Gillian Clare Mays – Anthropology, History
      • Gabriel Duncan McBride – English, Anthropology
      • Shehan McFadden – Anthropology, Philosophy
      • Lily Milwit – Political Science, Communication
      • Henry Louis Monkarsh – History
      • Cecily Maja Montgomery – Political Science/International Relations, International Development
      • Lisa J Mordell – Neuroscience, Economics
      • Samantha M. Morris – Latin
      • Jacob T. Morrow-Spitzer – History, Jewish Studies
      • Lara Brooke Muster – Sociology
      • Jeffrey Aaron Nagler – Neuroscience, Philosophy
      • Haley Rose Nemeth – English, Environmental Studies
      • Matthew Nguyen – History
      • Tina Nguyen – Gender & Sexuality Studies
      • Lydia Orfila – Linguistics
      • Elena Perito – English, Sociology
      • Zaib T. Qayyum – Philosophy
      • Victoria Townes Quiroz-Haden – History, International Development
      • Rachel Robertson – Sociology, Social Policy & Practice
      • Alexandra Shamash – Philosophy
      • Jordan Reed Sticklin – Economics, Political Science/International Relations
      • Michelle Rae Story – Political Economy, Homeland Security
      • Madeleine Louise Swanstrom – Economics, History
      • Jake Daniel Ward – Economics, Political Economy
      • Rebecca Marie Whitney – Music Performance
      • Daniel W Wills – Economics, Mathematics
      • Lilith Winkler-Schor – Art History
      • Samantha Jo Albucker – Anthropology, Film Studies
      • Sophia Angeletti – Political Science/International Relations
      • Maria Alejandra Castillo – Dance
      • Hannah Amsterdam Cohen – Anthropology, Environmental Studies
      • Abigail Cramer – Latin American Studies
      • William Nolan Dickson – Classical Studies
      • Hannah Grace Hoover – Anthropology, Classical Studies
      • Mallory Taylor Mejias – Psychology, Spanish
      • Amber Thorpe – Anthropology

      The Karlem Riess Memorial Award

      Jake Daniel Ward

      Given to the outstanding Alpha of Louisiana inductee who demonstrates breadth of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences.

      School of Liberal Arts 2018 Tulane34 Award Recipients

      • Catherine Balfe – BA in Economics with a minor in Political Science
      • Julia Engel – BA in English and Social Policy & Practice with a minor in Italian
      • Daniel Finley – BS in Economics and Finance
      • Hannah Hoover – BA in Anthropology and Classical Studies
      • Rachel Kahn – BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology with a minor in Political Science

      2018 Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards within the School of Liberal Arts

      The Program in Africana Studies

      Felipe Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Africana Studies

      Amber Rae Thorpe

      The Department of Anthropology

      The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology

      Shehan Elise Mcfadden

      The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Anthropology

      Gillian Clare Mays

      The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology

      Hannah Grace Hoover

      The Victoria Reifler Bricker Award for Excellence in Linguistics

      Amber Rae Thorpe

      The Newcomb Department of Art

      The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 2-Dimensional Work

      Imani Lorne Hadden

      The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 3-Dimensional Work

      Rubi Maria Ferras

      Outstanding Art History Major Award

      Alexandra Leigh Ellison

      The Henry Stern Prize

      Alyxandra Wilma Cumming Bailey

      The Sandra “Sandy” Chism Memorial Award in Painting

      Emery Caroline Gluck

      The Department of Classical Studies

      The Ernest Henry Riedel Classical Studies Prize

      Hannah Grace Hoover

      The George H. Terriberry Classical Prize

      Alexandra Jacqueline Quigley Defelice

      The Judah Touro Medal

      Samantha Marie Morris

      The Department of Communication

      The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award

      Jillian Ileene Demesy

      The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication

      Lily Rachael Milwit

      The Department of Economics

      The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics

      Jake Daniel Ward

      The Mathematical Economics Award

      • Carrie Jill Leibensperger
      • Griffin Paul Sandler

      The Newcomb College Award in Economics

      • Paige Electa Brown
      • Carrie Jill Leibensperger

      The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics

      • Griffin Paul Sandler
      • Jordan Reed Sticklin

      The Research Award in Economics

      Catherine A. Balfe

      The Department of English

      The Award for Service to the Literary Community

      Claire Noeline Weil

      A Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing

      Jeremy Woodstock Arnold

      The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman

      Hannah Nicole Newsom

      The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature Rose R. Robinson

      Avery Lane Werther

      The Henry Clay Stier Award in English John Paul Li

      Alayna Marie Kuhlmann

      The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English Charles Cody Siler

      Madeline Walsh Parker

      The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing

      Alayna Marie Kuhlmann

      The Department of French and Italian

      The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize

      Jalen Anthony Bates Diffin

      The Italian Government Prize for Excellence in Italian

      Regan Conner Woodward Manayan

      The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize

      Maria Valeria Gomez-Roas

      The Louis Bush Medal

      Nicole Maria Popowski

      The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French & Italian

      • Clara Dart Beaumont
      • Erin Taylor Chandler
      • Elizabeth Darby Lansdowne
      • Angelica Joanna Nahalka
      The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

      The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies

      Tina Nguyen

      The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

      The Ann Royal Arthur Memorial Award

      Jake Daniel Ward

      The John T. Krumpelmann Award

      • Hailey Nicole Day
      • Sarah A. Scott

      The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language

      Kyle Michael Welch

      The Russian Award

      Andrea Morgan Green

      The Sally Reed Atkins Award

      Audrey Anne Brown

      The Department of History

      The Chi Omega Prize in History

      • Emily Elizabeth Galik
      • Madeleine Louise Swanstrom

      The Montgomery History Award

      Jacob Tzvi Morrow-Spitzer

      The Prize for Excellence in Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History

      Colin Boyd

      The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History

      Henry Louis Monkarsh

      The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize

      Madeleine Louise Swanstrom

      The Aline Makenzie Taylor Award in International History

      Veronica Gina Wilson

      The Department of Jewish Studies

      The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award

      • Lauren Elysse Rein
      • Isabelle Rose Schwartz

      The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award

      Jacob Tzvi Morrow-Spitzer

      The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award

      • Benjamin David Alexander
      • Miriam Dorit Tsipora Teller
      The Program in Linguistics

      The Excellence in Linguistics Award Eva Frances Joy Hitchcock

      Christopher Malcom Downey

      The Outstanding Scholar in Linguistics Award

      Rebecca Marie Whitney

      The Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

      The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Prize

      • Alexandra Leigh Ellison
      • Mary Margaret Roppolo
      The Murphy Institute – Political Economy

      The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy

      • Anne Fitzgerald Guidroz
      • Michelle Rae Story
      • Jake Daniel Ward

      The Murphy Institute Public Service Award

      Hannah Aufdembrink

      The Newcomb Department of Music

      The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music

      • Dylan Anthony Koester
      • Amanda Hayley Wittels
      The Payson Center for International Development

      The William Bertrand Prize

      Ericka Rio Sanchez

      The Eamon Kelly Prize

      Taylor Deanne Selembo

      The Director’s Prize for Best Paper

      • Caroline Kathleen Campbell
      • Rachel Borden Wilhelm

      The Director’s Prize for International Development Work

      Reva Jeannette Resstack

      The International Development Faculty and Staff Prize

      Avery Elizabeth Fiftal

      The International Development Undergraduate Prize

      Frances Marie Senkowsky

      The Department of Philosophy

      The Anne Butler Hess Award

      • Michelle Dean Beaulieu
      • Alexandra Tara Shamash
      The Department of Political Science

      The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award

      Katherine Elisabeth Bloomfield

      The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science

      Emily Elizabeth Galik

      The Class of 1935 – Ned Putzell Memorial Prize

      Samuel J. Barton

      The Pi Sigma Alpha Award Stephen Samolsky

      Laura Catherine Lashus

      The Shirley Wiel Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science

      • Celina Sokol
      • Lily Rachael Milwit

      The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal

      Jacob Tzvi Morrow-Spitzer

      The Department of Sociology

      The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award

      Abdul Razzaq Khan

      The Phi Mu Award in Sociology

      Rachel L. Robertson

      The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

      The Latin American Studies Prize

      • Fraya Gabrielle King
      • Haley Rose Nemeth

      The Iberian Studies Prize

      • Kayla Elizabeth Parker
      • Herbert Spurlock III

      The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize

      Reyna Fa-Kaji

      The Newcomb Department of Theatre and Dance

      The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

      Tirol Grace Palmer

      The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance

      Gali Du

      The Janice Torre Perky Memorial Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing

      Jordan Brooke Bond

      The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance

      Megan Laine Wolfkill

      The Jill Karp Prize for Choreography

      SARAH SCOTT NARCISE

      The Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance

      Hannah Patrice Broussard

      Garic K. Barranger Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

      Haley Baird Riemer

      The Nan Gunther Boykin Memorial Award for Excellence in Dramatic Literature

      Jordan Ashley Eisenberg

      The Sheila Richardson Lee Memorial Award for Excellence in Technical Production

      John Graham Parker

      The Stevie Dawson Memorial Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre

      Johanna Elizabeth Vreeland

      2018 School of Liberal Arts Students who are Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Honors Scholars

      The distinction of senior honors scholar is bestowed upon the one student (or, occasionally, students) each department or program considers to be their very best, taking into account the quality of the student’s senior thesis, the student’s performance in courses, and the student’s other contributions to the field of study.

      • Africana Studies – Olivia Rae Barnard
      • Anthropology – Hannah Grace Hoover
      • Classical Studies – Samantha Marie Morris
      • Dance – Brook Ashley Yuspeh
      • Economics – Catherine A. Balfe
      • English – Gabriel D. Mcbride
      • Environmental Studies – Kristen Marie Rosamond
      • French And Italian – Regan Conner Woodward Manayan (Italian)
      • Gender And Sexuality Studies – Tina Nguyen
      • History – Emily Elizabeth Galik
      • Linguistics – Christopher Malcom Downey, Rebecca Marie Whitney
      • Music – Olivia Erline Gilbert, Dylan Anthony Koester
      • Philosophy – Zaib Tahir Qayyum
      • Political Economy – Jake Daniel Ward
      • Political Science – Alex William Kornfeld
      • Theatre – Jordan Ashley Eisenberg

      The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award

      School of Liberal Arts Recipient – Amber Rae Thorpe

      2018 School of Liberal Arts National Fellowships and Scholarships

      Beinecke Scholarship

      Hannah Grace Hoover (2018 BA graduate)
      Beinecke Scholar, 2017
      Anthropology and Classical Studies

      Boren Scholarship

      Amanda Verdi (2018 BA graduate)
      Boren Scholar, Senegal, 2016
      Political Economy, International Development and Management

      Fulbright U.S. Student Program

      Daniel Staed Finley (2018 BA graduate)
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Brazil
      Economics and Finance

      Micayla Mead (2017 BA grad, 2018 graduate MA)
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Brazil
      Spanish and Portuguese

      Emma Scharf Peterson (2017 BS graduate, 2018 MA grad in English)
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Estonia
      English and Linguistics

      Charles (Cody) Siler (2017 BA graduate)
      English Teaching Assistant Program, Colombia
      English and Political Science-International Relations

      The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

      Lilith Winkler-Schor (December 2017 BFA Studio Art, BA Political Science and Social Policy and Practice)
      Truman Scholar, 2017
      Political Science, Social Policy and Practice and Studio Art

      The Isoline Rodd Kendall and John Smith Kendall Award

      Katherine Elisabeth Bloomfield

      This award is given annually to a student who excels in both academic and extracurricular accomplishments. This award alternates yearly between male and female recipients.

      The Edward Ambrose Bechtel Medal for Cocurricular Achievement

      Henry Louis Monkarsh

      This medal is awarded to the senior man in the liberal arts and sciences who has made the most significant contributions to the extracurricular life of the college.

      The William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence

      Maria Gomez-Roas

      This award is bestowed each year upon the member of the William Wallace Peery Society who has achieved the most distinguished academic record. The recipient is chosen by ta special committee, which considers each candidate’s grades and course selections, as well as recommendations submitted by faculty members. The Peery Medal is ultimately awarded to the student who best exemplifies Dr. Peery’s education philosophy, which stresses breadth and depth of learning and encourages students to work at the level of their greatest capacity.

      Brennan O’Donnell and Molly Bookner, both digital media production majors in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts, recently received awards for their film scripts at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.

  • April 2018

    • Melissa Bailes, assistant professor in the department of English, was selected for the 2017 Book Prize of the British Society for Literature and Science for her new book, Questioning Nature: British Women Writers and Literary Originality, 1750-1830. This prestigious international prize is "awarded for the best book in the field of literature and science published for that year."

    • Zachary Calhoun, PhD student in Philosophy, won the 2018 Aristotle Prize at The Metaphysical Society of America for his paper, “Kant on Positing: Being as Self-Determination.”

    • Chris Dunn, associate professor in the department of Spanish & Portuguese, recently won the 2018 Roberto Reis Best Book Award from the Brazilian Studies Association. A more detailed description of the award and of Chris’s book, Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Alternative Brazil, can be found here.

    • Allison Emmerson, assistant professor in the department of classical studies has been awarded a Rome Prize for 2018-19. Given by the American Academy in Rome, these highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

    • Yuri Herrera, assistant professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, was shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award for his book The Transmigration of Bodies.

    • Mirya Holman, associate professors of political science, was included in Political Research Quarterly’s Top 20 Outstanding Reviewers of 2017, selected out of several dozens of other valued colleagues. The winners are awarded a free one-year subscription to PRQ, complements of SAGE Publications, in recognition of their service.

    • Michael P. Kuczynski, professor and outgoing chair of the English Department, has been awarded fellowships for 2018-2019 by the Centre for the Study of the Book at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, where he will conduct research on the Latin sources for the first English translation of the Bible; and by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, where he will conduct research on the paper stocks of a unique fifteenth-century theatrical manuscript. His book, ‘A Glossed Wycliffite Psalter: Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 554’, is forthcoming in two volumes from the Oxford University Press for 2018.

    • J. Celeste Lay and Mirya Holman, associate professors of political science, received the 2018 Elsie Hillman Prize from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University. Their project, “Political Socialization and Early Gender Gaps in Images of Political Leaders, Political Knowledge and Interest in Politics,” examines how political leadership is portrayed in curricular materials for elementary school students and the gender and racial dynamics of how young people envision political leaders. They were awarded along with their colleagues Zoe Oxley (Union College), Angie Bos (College of Wooster), and Jill Greenlee (Brandeis University).

    • Raymond Taras, professor in the department of political science, has been selected as 2018-19 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at The Australian National University. It is the second distinguished chair Taras has received in five years, the first being Fulbright Distinguished Chair in European Studies at the University of Warsaw in 2013-14. Taras has also received the highly competitive Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England in 2014-15.

    • Jesmy Ward, professor in the department of English, was recently announced as the recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction for her book Sing, Unburied Sing (Scribner, 2017)

    • Emily Wright, PhD candidate in Department of History, received a 2018 Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

  • March 2018

    • Assistant Research Professor Francisco Estrada-Belli has received a three-year, $276,590 (total) grant from the Alphawood Foundation to continue their groundbreaking work on the Maya in Guatemala.

    • Emilia Oddo, Assistant Prof of Greek Archaeology, is the recipient of a New Research Grant offered by the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP). The INSTAP is an organization that funds archaeological fieldwork and research in Greek prehistory (from Paleolithic through the 8th century BCE). The grant will be important to conduct archaeological work this coming Summer 2018, in the site of the House of the Frescoes, just outside the Palace at Knossos, a Minoan building dated to ca. 1700-1550 BCE. With its contribution, INSTAP will allow Oddo to carry out the cleaning of the site, re-exposing the archaeological remains of the building after about 100 years from its discovery.

    • Congratulations to Digital Media Production students Molly Bookner (SLA '18) and Brennan O'Donnell (B '18) who placed 1st and 3rd in a national student scriptwriting competition. Receiving thousands of entries by faculty and students in a wide variety of categories from universities all over the world, the awards were given by the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.
      1st Place: Molly Bookner, Tulane University; Endurance
      3rd Place: Brennan Thomas O'Donnell, Tulane University; Broken Branches

  • February 2018

    • Two of Summer Lyric's 2017 shows made the Times-Picayune's Top Ten Musicals of 2017 List, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy. Artistic Director of Tulane's Summer Lyric Theatre Michael Mckelvey was named Co-Theatre Person of the Year with Maxwell Williams of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. Several Summer Lyric performers were cited for their great work in all three productions, as well as Mckelvey's production company's play, Hand to God (The Storyville Collective).

  • December 2017

    • Mohan Ambikaipaker, Assistant Professor of Communication, was shortlisted for the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence at the Georgetown Literary Festival in Malaysia. The shortlisted creative non-fiction story, Lessons Out of Time, will be published in an anthology next year.

    • Derek D. Bardell (MLA ‘01, MA ’02), a Professor of Business Administration & Teaching and Learning at Delgado Community College, has been named a Leadership award recipient by the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE).

    • Elizabeth Dao (senior majoring in music performance and neuroscience) and Leah Kaplan (senior majoring in music performance and minoring in cell and molecular biology) are the winners of the Newcomb Department of Music's 2017 Concerto/Aria Contest. Dao, paino, and Kaplan, soprano, will appear as soloists in the Tulane Orchestra's spring 2018 concert. Dao is a student of Professor Faina Lushtak and Kaplan is a student of Professor Amy Pfrimmer.

    • Jesmyn Ward, Professor of English, won the National Book Award for fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing, a dark, fablelike family epic set in contemporary Mississippi that grapples with race, poverty and the psychic scars of past violence.

  • November 2017

    • Ladee Hubbard, Adjunct Lecturer in the Africana Studies program, has been named winner of the 2017 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her novel The Talented Ribkins. Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January 2018. The book chronicles the travels of 72-year-old Johnny, who discovers his niece Eloise is the latest in the family to possess a peculiar gift. Her father who died before she was born had the ability to climb walls, while Johnny can make maps of places he’s never seen. Others in the family can alter their appearance and spit fire.

    • Two students of Faina Lushtak, Downman professor of piano in the Department of Music, competed in the MTNA piano competition. Benjamin Batalla won first place in the MTNA piano competition at the college level. Batalla will go on to compete at the regional level in Orlando, FL. Olivia Gilbert won alternate winner in the same competition.

    • Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute, received the title of President Emeritus of LACEA (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association) in recognition for her strong leadership and unwavering support during these 25 years. LACEA-LAMES 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 10, 2017.

    • Michael Mckelvey, DMA, and Professor of Practice of Music & Musical Theatre, produced last October, Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death, which won five B. Iden Payne Awards in Austin, TX. Among the awards, the show won Outstanding Production of a Musical and Mckelvey personally won Outstanding Director of a Musical. The show was produced by Mckelvey’s production company, Doctuh Mistuh Productions, and was presented in collaboration with Austin Playhouse.

    • Jesmyn Ward, Associate Professor of English, has been selected as one of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows, or recipient of the so-called “genius grant,” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

  • October 2017

    • Derek D. Bardell (MLA ‘01, MA ’02), a Professor of Business Administration & Teaching and Learning at Delgado Community College, has been named a Higher Education National Role Model by Minority Access, Incorporated.

    • Michael McCarthy (A&S 1982) assumed the position of U.S. Consul General to Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2017. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. This is his eighth overseas assignment in his 28 year career with the U.S. Department of State.

    • Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, APR, Fellow PRSA and a 1976 Tulane University-BA American Military History Graduate was selected a PRSA/PRSSA Lifetime Champion of Public Relations Student Society of America for his outstanding leadership and support in furthering The Public Relations Student Society of America's mission of educating and advocating for the next generation of Public Relations Professionals.

  • September 2017

    • Stefano Barbieri, Associate Professor of Economics, has been named co-editor of Economic Inquiry.

    • Amalia Leguizamón, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2017 Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism by the Environmental Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Leguizamón received this award for her publication tiltled, “Disappearing Nature? Agribusiness, biotechnology and distance in Argentine soybean production” which was published in The Journal of Peasant Studies in 2016. The Robert Boguslaw Award for Technology and Humanism is conferred bi-yearly to a doctoral student or other young investigator who has obtained a Ph.D. in the past five years. The purpose of the award is to recognize work that investigates the relationship between technology and humanism or otherwise proposes innovative solutions to emerging social issues associated with technology.

    • Bernice McFadden, Visiting Professor in the Department of English, is the recent recipient of the American Book Award for her novel THE BOOK OF HARLAN. Information about the award can be found at http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/foundation-news/466.

    • Associate Professor of English Zachary Lazar's Creative Writing service learning course will be featured in a new documentary produced by Blink Films, a TV production company in the UK. Held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, the course allows students to workshop creative writing throughout the semester with inmates at the prison. The documentary concerns the neuroscience of creativity and is hosted by the British neuroscientist, David Eagleman. The piece will show in theaters and then will be aired on PBS and BBC.

    • Oliver Sensen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, has been elected to be the Vice President of the North American Kant Society.

    • Anne-Marie Womack, Interim Director of Writing and Professor of Practice in the Department of English, won the Kairos 2017 Best Webtext Award for her website AccessibleSyllabus.com.

    • Ferruh Yilmaz, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, won the best book award from the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communication Association in May for his book How the Workers Became Muslims: Immigration, Culture and Hegemonic Transformation in Europe.

  • May 2017 (commencement edition)

    • Faculty Accolades

      • 2017 School of Liberal Arts Faculty & Staff Awards
      • 2017 Weiss Presidential Fellowship Awarded to School of Liberal Arts Faculty

        Elisabeth McMahon, Department of History and Africana Studies

      • 2017 Board of Regents of Louisiana Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Award Recipients from the School of Liberal Arts
        • Andrew Horowitz, Department of History
        • Karissa Haugeberg, Department of History
      • 2017 Newcomb Institute Mortar Board Teaching Awards given to School of Liberal Arts Faculty

        Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching (non-tenured)
        Katherine Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

      • 2017 John Stibbs Award for Outstanding Faculty Member

        Awarded by the Tulane Undergraduate Student Government
        Mohan Ambikaipaker, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

    • School of Liberal Arts Student Accolades

      • School of Liberal Arts Phi Beta Kappa 2017 New Inductees
        • Ellis H. Adler – Jewish Studies
        • Marie Annelise Blanchard – Gender & Sexual Studies, Psychology
        • Alyssa Rose Cruse – Music Performance
        • Adhira Divagaran – Cell & Molecular Biology, Art Studio
        • Madeline Marie Goebel – History
        • Allison Sears Head – History, Asian Studies
        • Samantha Charles Krupicka – Communication, English
        • John Paul Li – English, Physics, Mathematics
        • Nicholas Grabel Miller – Political Science, Philosophy
        • Marissa Morrow – Public Health, French
        • Edward Steven Point – Mathematics, Economics
        • Ashton Miller Robinson – History
        • Leigh Rachel Shapiro – Political Science, Psychology
        • Jamie Rebecca Albaum – Political Science, International Relations, Spanish
        • Jimmy Brown – Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Classical Studies
        • Jaclyn Cole – Political Science
        • Audrey Davis – Sociology
        • Claire Elyse Dockery – Economics, German
        • Caroline Flynn – Public Health, International Development
        • Madeleine A. Grove – Psychology, Classical Studies
        • Natalie Kucharik – Public Health, Anthropology
        • Emma Clare Lewis – Psychology, Anthropology
        • Jamie Danielle Logan – English, Classical Studies
        • Palmer Mills – Political Science, Sociology, English
        • Michael Scott Moulin – Psychology, Political Science
        • Prisha Patel – Sociology
        • Rose Robinson – English
        • Stephen Bradley Samolsky – Political Science
        • Hannah Martin Dean – Latin American Studies, Political Science
        • Natalie Hope George – Economics
        • Emma Grace Lane Hurler – Public Health, Political Science
        • Robert Moss Oltman-Keller – Political Economy
        • Ruoxi Li – Economics, Sociology
        • Hannah Mauer – Psychology, Linguistics
        • Natalie Pilgeram – Neuroscience, Cognitive Studies
        • Jonathan D. Rizner – Music, Spanish
        • Catherine Holly Sellier – Sociology
        • Charles Cody Siler – English, Political Science, International Relations
        • Kidd Duhe Solomon – Political Science, International Relations
        • Alec Stewart – Mathematics, Economics
        • Stephanie Trautmann – Neuroscience, Linguistics
        • Paula Marie Venables – Anthropology
        • Hannah Swerbenski – Psychology, Asian Studies, Cognitive Studies
        • Bryce Thompson – Political Science, English
        • Mia Danielle Tucker – Political Science, International Development
        • Rachel Tenenbaum – Psychology, Linguistics
        • Copeland Wells Whitney – Economics
      • School of Liberal Arts 2017 Tulane34 Award Recipients
        • Miranda Hendrix – BA in Philosophy with a minor in Spanish
        • Nicole Marie Katin – PhD in Anthropology
        • John Paul Li – BA in English, Physics, and Math
        • Mikayla Stern-Ellis – BA in Anthropology, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology
        • Lilith D. Winkler-Schor – BA in Social Policy and Practice and Political Science, BFA in Studio Arts
        • Maggie Zhang – BA in Economics and Public Health with a minor in Business
        • Alexandria Williams – BA in Sociology and Africana Studies
      • 2017 Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards within the School of Liberal Arts
        • The Program in Africana Studies

          Felipe Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Africana Studies
          Olivia Wreford

        • The Department of Anthropology
          • The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology Wayne J. Hahnebohm
          • The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Anthropology Mikayla R. Stern-Ellis
          • The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology Tyler C. Michael
          • The Victoria Reifler Bricker Award for Excellence in Linguistics Eva Frances Joy Hitchcock
        • The Newcomb Department of Art
          • The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 2-Dimensional Work Marisa Chafetz
          • The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 3-Dimensional Work Lilith Winkler-Schor
          • Outstanding Art History Major Award Xiaochen (Coco) Zhang
          • The Class of 1914 Prize in Art Elizabeth B. Carey
          • The Sandra “Sandy” Chism Memorial Award in Painting Adhira Divagaran
        • The Department of Classical Studies
          • The Ernest Henry Riedel Classical Studies Prize Madeleine A. Grove
          • The George H. Terriberry Classical Prize Jimmy Brown
          • The Judah Touro Medal Joseph P. Bardot
        • The Department of Communication
          • The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award Samantha C. Krupicka
          • The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication Eleyna D. Langley
        • The Department of Economics
          • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics Ruoxi (Rosie) Li
          • The Mathematical Economics Award Alec T. Stewart
          • The Newcomb College Award in Economics Brooke A. Satterfield
          • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics Copeland W. Whitney
          • The Research Award in Economics Maggie M. Zhang
        • The Department of English
          • A Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing Jamie D. Logan
          • The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman Kathy Q. Le
          • The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story by an Undergraduate Jeremy W. Arnold
          • The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature Rose R. Robinson
          • The Henry Clay Stier Award in English John Paul Li
          • The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English Charles Cody Siler
          • The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing Maeve T. Holler
          • The Senior Service Award in Creative Writing Kayla M. Jackson
        • The Department of French and Italian
          • The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize Brett D. Levinson
          • The French Government Prize Rebecca G. Murphy
          • The Italian Government Prize for Excellence in Italian
            • James A. Capuzzi
            • Gabriel R. Rodriguez
            • James M. Scott
          • The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize Grace M. Leyrer
          • The Louis Bush Medal Jenna L. Miller
          • The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French & Italian
            • Gabrielle Marie Gardiner
            • Eva Frances Joy Hitchcock
        • The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

          The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies Maeve Holler

        • The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
          • The Ann Royal Arthur Memorial Award
            • Sean S. Bray
            • Ashton M. Robinson
          • The John T. Krumpelmann Award Claire E. Dockery
          • The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language Andrew Crawford
          • The Russian Award Ian Rohr
          • The Sally Reed Atkins Award Claire E. Dockery
        • The Department of History
          • The Chi Omega Prize in History
            • Allison S. Head
            • Madeline M. Goebel
          • The Montgomery History Award Ashton N. Robinson
          • The Prize for Excellence in Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History Grace Leyrer
          • The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History Madeline M. Goebel
        • The Program in International Development
          • The Eamon Kelly Prize Leslie A. Schwed
          • Director’s Prize for Best Paper
            • Irena G. Brates
            • Eden B. Saltzman
          • The International Development Undergraduate Prize Meredith C. McInturff
          • The Director’s Prize for International Development Work Sophia R. Love
        • The Department of Jewish Studies
          • The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award Ellis Adler
          • The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award
            • Alexa Dayan
            • Max Lippman
            • Paige Skinner
          • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award
            • Shelby Gadol
            • Rebecca Shafron
        • The Program in Linguistics

          The Excellence in Linguistics Award Eva Frances Joy Hitchcock

        • The Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

          The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Prize Sarah Wiely

        • The Newcomb Department of Music
          The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music
          • Alyssa R. Cruse
          • Nicholas M. Ferreirae
        • The Newcomb Department of Music
          The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music
          • Alyssa R. Cruse
          • Nicholas M. Ferreirae
        • The Department of Philosophy
          • The Anne Butler Hess Award Cary D. Krongard
          • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize Madeline Goebel
        • The Murphy Institute – Political Economy
          • The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy
            • Robert O. Kellner
            • Danielle T. Roof
          • The Murphy Institute Public Service Award Maya Y. Welch
        • The Department of Political Science
          • The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science
            • Margaret Martin
            • Connor Mulvey
          • The Class of 1935 - Ned Putzell Memorial Prize Giulia D. Clerici
          • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize Emma Hurler
          • The Pi Sigma Alpha Award Stephen Samolsky
          • The Shirley Wiel Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science Lilith Winkler-Schor
          • The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal Anna Bauman
        • The Department of Sociology
          • The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award Ruoxi (Rosie) Li
          • The Phi Mu Award in Sociology Samantha E. Dietz
        • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
          • The Hispano-American Studies Prize
            • Grant R. Lewis
            • Julia A. Mudd
            • Jonathan D. Rizner
          • The Iberian Studies Prize Eva G. Stoops
          • The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize Micayla A. Mead
        • The Newcomb Department of Theatre and Dance
          • The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Keyara Milliner
          • The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
            • Annie Ceicel Gambino
            • Eleyna D. Langley
          • The Janice Torre Perky Memorial Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing Elizabeth Wittenberg
          • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance Ilana A. Ruben
          • The Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance Keiko M. Leong
          • Garic K. Barranger Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Mackenzie Hively
          • The Sheila Richardson Lee Memorial Award for Excellence in Production Design Noele Kyle Cunanan
        • 2017 School of Liberal Arts Students who received Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Honors Scholars

          The distinction of senior honors scholar is bestowed upon the one student (or, occasionally, students) each department or program considers to be their very best, taking into account the quality of the student’s senior thesis, the student’s performance in courses, and the student’s other contributions to his or her field.

          • Tyler Michael, Anthropology
          • Mikayla Stern-Ellis, Anthropology
          • Jolene George, Classical Studies
          • Ruoxi (Rosie) Li, Economics
          • Natalie Barman, English
          • Maeve Holler, English
          • Liat Perlin, Environmental Studies
          • Andrew Crawford, Germanic and Slavic Studies
          • Ian Rohr, Germanic and Slavic Studies
          • Madeline Goebel, History
          • Ellis Adler, Jewish Studies
          • Hannah Dean, Latin American Studies
          • Alyssa Cruse, Music
          • Jolene George, Philosophy
          • Robert Kellner, Political Economy
          • Kidd Duhe Solomon, Political Science
          • Audrey Davis, Sociology
        • School of Liberal Arts Students who received 2017 Public Service Awards
            • Irena Brates
            • Chardee Bryant
            • Emma Colbran
            • Phoebe Coughlin
            • Lauren Desatnick
            • Samantha Dietz
            • Kirsten Hill
            • Kayla Jackson
            • Rory Loo
            • Phoebe Mendelson
            • Bailey Monsour
            • Liat Perlin
            • Rahul Polu
            • Lilith Winkler-Schor
          • The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award
            • Kayla M. Jackson
            • Lilith Winkler-Schor
        • 2017 School of Liberal Arts U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT PROGRAM Recipients
          • Jaclyn Taylor Cole
          • Hannah Martin Dean
          • Claire Elyse Dockery
          • Sarah Ruth Haensly
          • Alexa Katharina Haverlah
        • 2017 School of Liberal Arts Critical Language Scholarship

          Ian Rohr - Political Science, International Relations, and Russian

        • 2017 BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION PROGRAM

          Clara Rudi Howell – English and Neuroscience

        • Harry S. Truman Scholarship

          Lilith Winkler-Schor – Political Science, Social Policy and Practice, and Art Studio

        • Max Kade Fellowship

          Sean Bray, graduating senior in German Studies and Political Economy, has been awarded a Max Kade Fellowship to study at the University of Regensburg, Germany, during the academic year 2017-18.

        • The Isoline Rodd Kendall and John Smith Kendall Award

          This award is given annually to a student who excels in both academic and extracurricular accomplishments. This award alternates yearly between male and female recipients.

          Kidd Duhe Solomon – Political Science (International Relations), English

        • The Edward Ambrose Bechtel Medal for Cocurricular Achievement

          This medal is awarded to the senior man in the liberal arts and sciences who has made the most significant contributions to the extracurricular life of the college.

          James Capuzzi – Classical Studies, Italian

        • The William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence

          This award is bestowed each year upon the member of the William Wallace Peery Society who has achieved the most distinguished academic record. The recipient is chosen by ta special committee, which considers each candidate’s grades and course selections, as well as recommendations submitted by faculty members. The Peery Medal is ultimately awarded to the student who best exemplifies Dr. Peery’s education philosophy, which stresses breadth and depth of learning and encourages students to work at the level of their greatest capacity.

          John Paul Li – English, Physics, Mathematics

  • April 2017

    • Assistant Professor Mia L. Bagneris, the Jesse Poesch Junior Professor of Art History in the Newcomb Art Department and her collaborator Anna Arabindan-Kesson of Princeton University's Department of Art and Archaeology have won an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diaspora Art History, c. 1700-1900. The book aims to redefine early African diaspora art history by revealing and reconsidering the varying entanglements of artists of African descent—and the art histories they have often been written out of—and to offer a model for breaking new ground in the field.
    • Derek D. Bardell (MLA ‘01, MA ’02), a Professor of Business Administration & Teaching and Learning at Delgado Community College, has been named the 2017 Higher Education Professional of the Year by the Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children (LACEC).
    • Elizabeth Poe, Professor of French, was honored with the GSSA Faculty Award, recognizing 40 years of dedicated service to French & Italian graduate students. Additionally, Poe was named the “Chevalière de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, French Ministry of Culture." The Ordre des Palmes Académiques ( Order of Academic Palms ) is a national order of France for distinguished academics and figures in the world of culture and education.
  • March 2017

    Mary Kate Kelly and Max Lamoureux-St-Hilaire, PhD Candidates in Anthropology, have recently accepted individual offers to become year-long Junior Fellows at the prestigious research institute of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. The junior fellowship is designed to help Ph.D. students in the last years of their research to complete their dissertation by providing them with an apartment, an office, and a stipend; all this in a engaging scholarly atmosphere. Read the full story.

  • February 2017

    • Audrey Davis (senior) received the Presidential Scholarship from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and the Dean's Scholarship from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Audrey will graduate in May of 2017 and move back to Oregon to begin her study of law at Lewis & Clark.
    • Bernice McFadden, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, is the recipient of a 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work of Fiction for her latest novel The Book of Harlan (Akashic Books, 2016).
  • January 2017

    • Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English, is the recipient of a 6-month Fulbright award to complete archival research in Paris for her manuscript-in-progress, Poethical Import: Translationships in Contemporary French-American Poetic Exchange. During the Spring 2017 semester, she will be a Visiting Scholar at the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. More information about the project is available here. Professor Villa-Ignacio is also a co-editor of Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics (Stanford University Press, 2016), a scintillating volume of experimental leftist writing from post-Independence North Africa, now available for the first time in English translation. Last year, she participated in a series of roundtables, lectures, and readings from the anthology in Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Paris, Rabat, New York, and Berkeley. More information about the anthology can be found here.
    • Toby Wikström, Assistant Professor of French, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Seventeenth-Century French Forum within the Modern Language Association.
  • December 2016

    • This past spring, Steven M. Sheffrin, Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Murphy Institute at Tulane University, and James Alm, Professor and Chair of Economics at Tulane University, were appointed to the Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy , a new legislative task force established to target structural tax and budget reforms for the 2017 fiscal session. Notably, this task force presented its final recommendations to the state legislature in the beginning of November.
    • The Music Department has announced the 2016 Concerto/Aria Contest winners. Winners will perform with the Tulane Orchestra in its spring concert.
      • Co-Winners:
        • Benjamin Battala, piano - Student of Prof. Faina Lushtak
        • Shira Kaplan, soprano - Student of Prof. Amy Pfrimmer and Prof. Kate Halm
      • Honorable Mentions:
        • Alyssa Cruse, oboe - Student of Prof. Jaren Philleo
        • Amanda Wittels, soprano - Student of Prof. Amy Pfrimmer and Prof. Kate Halm
  • November 2016

    • Elio Brancaforte, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, has been awarded a Keeley Visiting Fellowship at Wadham College , University of Oxford during the academic year 2016-2017. While on sabbatical at Oxford he will be writing a book about how early modern European travelers represented Safavid-era Azerbaijan and Iran, and will be affiliated with the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
    • Assistant Professor of Economics, Patrick Button, was recently awarded a grant from the NBER Disability Research Center, which is funded by the Social Security Administration. Button is the Co-PI on this grant along with Phil Armour at the RAND Corporation. Their project if called "The Long-Run Effects of US Disability Discrimination Laws on the Earnings and SSDI Participation of the Disabled Population".
    • Anthropology PhD student Lauren Dodaro won a Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for the year 2017. It will cover her field research on her doctoral project.
    • Chris Rodning, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor and Associate Professor of Anthropology, was given the Patty Jo Watson Award for 2016 at the annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, which took place recently in Athens, Georgia. The award is given annually to an outstanding scholarly paper in the archaeology of the American South published during the year preceding the award. Rodning received the award for his article, "Mortuary Patterns and Community History at the Chauga Mound and Village Site, Oconee County, South Carolina," published in the journal, Southeastern Archaeology , in 2015.
    • Anthropology PhD student John White received an honorable mention for the 2016 Netting Award in the Culture and Agriculture section of the American Anthropology Association for his paper entitled: "Manioc Landrace Identification Characteristics of the Napo Runa: The Importance of Intercultural Diversity in Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Crop Development”.
  • October 2016

    • Olanike Orie, Professor of Anthropology & Director of Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, successfully applied for and was awarded two Fulbright African Language Teachers this academic year from Kenya and South Africa:

      • Nkosinathi Mhlanga of South Africa received a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Award to work with Olanike Orie and teach Zulu language
      • Justine Waluvengo of Kenya received a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Award to work with Olanike Orie and tech Swahili language
    • Chris Rodning, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has been named the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor for 2016-2018.
  • September 2016

    • Tulane's City, Culture, and Community PhD Graduate student Clare Cannon received Honorable Mention from the American Sociological Association's Section on Environment & Technology for the 2016 Marvis E. Olsen Student Paper Award for her paper “Direct effects of poverty, race, and gender on landfill presence: Across the contiguous United States.”
    • Yuri Herrera has won the prestigious German Anna-Seghers Literary Prize . The prize goes back to the German writer Anna Seghers (1900-1983), who stated in her testament that the revenues from her work should be used to encourage promising young writers. The award is endowed with 15,000 euros, to be awarded in equal parts to an author from the German and the Latin American region. The prize has been awarded since 1986 by the Academy of Arts (Berlin) till 1994, later by the Anna Seghers Foundation.
    • Laura McKinney's paper, "Gender equality and climate justice: A cross-national analysis," received the 2016 Morton Deutsch Award from the International Society for Justice Researchers for the best article published in Social Justice Research in 2015.
    • David Smilde’s piece co-authored with Matt May "Causality, Normativity, and Diversity in 40 Years of U.S. Sociology of Religion: Contributions to Paradigmatic Reflection," Sociology of Religion (2015) has been selected for the 2016 Distinguished Article Award from the Association for the Sociology of Religion.
    • Army veteran and Tulane alumnus Jeffrey Stenbom (MFA, Glass, 2015) received the Silver Academic award at Bullseye's ninth biennial exhibition, Emerge 2016. Stenbom's sculpture of monumental kiln-cast glass dog tags titled, To Those Who Have , was first shown in his MFA exhibition at Tulane University's Carroll Gallery . Christopher Gray (MFA candidate, 2017) was also named a finalist in the competition.
    • John Verano, Professor of Anthropology received a grant from National Geographic's Committee on Research and Exploration to conduct archaeological excavations in northern Peru this past summer. He was joined by three doctoral students from Anthropology, Davette Gadison, Khrystyne Tschinkel, and Melina Calmon. He and his students also received travel support from the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies. They were excavating at a Pre-Columbian human sacrifice site and several cemeteries, and conducting lab analysis on the skeletal remains.
    • Undergraduate student, Megan Wolfkill (SLA '18), double major candidate for the BFA in Dance and in Art, was invited and awarded partial scholarship to participate in the prestigious Paul Taylor Dance Company Summer Modern Dance Intensive in New York City, from July 17 – August 13. She participated in technique classes, repertory workshops, and research of Paul Taylor, American Master and pioneer of modern dance.
  • June 2016 (commencement edition)

    • Faculty Accolades

        • Assistant Professor Mia Bagnaris is the recent recipient of a Paul Mellon Center for British Art Mid-Career Fellowship. This fellowship will allow Bagnaris to complete research needed in England and Scotland in order to continue her book project tentatively entitled Imagining the Oriental South: The Enslaved Mixed-Race Beauty in British Visual Culture after 1865.
        • Karissa Haugeberg, Assistant Professor of History, received the 2016 Judith Lee Ridge Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians for her article, “’How Come There’s Only Men Up There?’: Catholic Women’s Grassroots Anti-Abortion Activism,” Journal of Women’s History 27, no. 4 (Winter 2015): 38-61.
        • Kevin Gotham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of Social Policy and Practice Program, and Professor of Sociology, (Principal Investigator) and Clare Cannon (co-PI) received an NSF award for their project titled, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Unequal Exposure to Environmental Hazards: Analyzing the Location and Distribution of Landfills in the Contiguous U.S.” National Science Foundation (NSF). Sociology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Awards. $11,999.
        • Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics and director of the Commitment to Equity initiative (CEQ), has been awarded the 2016 Lawrence M. v. D. Schloss Economics Prize for her outstanding work in the Department of Economics. This Schloss Prize for Excellence in Economics is given annually in recognition of outstanding performance. The prize carries with it a cash prize of $5,000 for the recipient.
        • Congratulations to Philosophy Department faculty member Dave Shoemaker, who has been awarded a grant in the Philosophy & Science of Self-Control Project at Florida State University, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The title of his project is "Empathic Self-Control." He will conduct the research in the summer and fall of 2016.
        • Felicia McCarren, Professor of French, has been awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Paris 2016-17.
        • Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, will be a Mellon Decade Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts for the Fall semester.
      • School of Liberal Arts Awards
      • Tulane Faculty Commencement Awards
      • 2016 Board of Regents of Louisiana Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Award Recipients from the School of Liberal Arts
        • AnnieLaurie Erickson, Newcomb Department of Art
        • Virginia Oliveros, Department of Political Science
        • Edward Maxwell Dulaney, Newcomb Department of Music
        • Michael Cohen, Department of Jewish Studies
        • Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Department of English
      • 2016 Newcomb Institute Mortar Board Teaching Awards given to School of Liberal Arts Faculty
        • MORTAR BOARD EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING (NON-TENURED)
          Daniel Burnston
          Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Tulane University
        • MORTAR BOARD EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING (TENURED)
          Elizabeth Hill Boone
          Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, Tulane University
    • Student Accolades

      • 2016 Newcomb Art Department Student Awards
        • Nicholas Hunter Gleber - Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Art History
        • Lilith Winkler-Schor - Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Studio Art
        • Abigail Ditesheim - Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting
        • Yu Zou - The Abigail Frank Gerrity Award for Public Service in the Studio Arts
      • School of Liberal Arts Phi Beta Kappa 2016 New Inductees
        • Savanna Bailey
          Anthropology
        • Nicholas Bradley Ballou
        • Linguistics, Environmental Studies
        • Jennie Barker
          Political Science, International Relations
        • Victoria Marie Barry
          Art History, English
        • Ella Raine Bartlett
          Economics
        • Katharine BrucePublic Health, International Development
        • Ellen Bartow-Gillies
          Environmental Studies, Economics
        • Aislinn Brennan
          Philosophy, International Relations
        • Zoe Brumfield-Meyers
          Political Science, Philosophy
        • Carolyn Canulette
          English
        • Rachel Cohen-Sidley
          Political Science, Social Policy & Practice
        • Nicholas Maka Cummins
          English
        • Zachary Davidson
          Political Science
        • Matthew Doyle
          Political Science, Spanish
        • Patrick Duffy, VI
          Spanish & Portuguese
        • Amanda Earl
          Economics, Political Science
        • Emma Ernst
          Spanish
        • Joel Ferguson
          Economics
        • Leah Marie Fox
          Communication, English
        • William Gillispie
          History
        • Daniel Joseph Gore
          Spanish & Portuguese
        • Rachel Keitelman
          English, Studio Art
        • Katherine Sofia Kodner
          Political Science
        • Basch Jernigan
          Environmental Studies
        • Elizabeth Lee Lauer
          Communication
        • Julia Lewando
          Political Science, Spanish
        • Emily Blythe Lubin
          Political Economy, History
        • Sarah Anne Kelleher
          Music
        • Rachel Margaret Marsh
          English, Psychology
        • Alexandra DiBiase Moody
          English
        • Matthew Hardy Moore
          Cell & Molecular Biology, English
        • Lauren Oberheim
          English
        • Anneke Elisabeth Olson
          Psychology, Sociology
        • Samantha Marie Patel
          Communication, Psychology
        • Katelin Reishus
          Spanish
        • Gabriella Runnels
          Economics, Mathematics
        • Allison Saft
          English, Medieval/Early Modem Studies
        • Jaime Eduardo Santos
          Political Science, History
        • Chloe Schmergel
          Political Science
        • Joanna June Schreiner
          Sociology
        • Eleanor Caldwell Semmes
          Neuroscience, Political Economy
        • Mitchell Therieau
          English, Medieval/Early Modern Studies
        • Bria Trosclair
          English, Anthropology
        • Sarah Rose Toulmin
          Political Science
        • Gaetano Lazio Trachtenberg
          Political Economy
        • Currin Sharkey Wallis
          Latin American Studies, Spanish
        • Evan M. Walter
          Economics
        • Tara Alayna Wilson
          History, Political Science
      • School of Liberal Arts 2016 Tulane34 Award Recipients
        • Jennie Barker – BA in International Relations and German Studies, minor in History
        • Nina E. Baumgartner – BS with a double major in Neuroscience and Gender & Sexuality Studies
        • Carolyn Canulette – BA in English with a focus in poetry writing
        • Emilia Discher – BA in Communication and Political Science
        • Sheldon "Ryan" Hitchens – BA in English and Africana Studies
        • Gabriella Runnels – BA in Economics and Math, minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies
        • Emma Tran – BS in Public Health and a BA in International Development
        • David Watt – MA in Anthropology
        • Tara Wilson – BA in History and Political Science
      • 2016 Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards within the School of Liberal Arts
        • The Program in Africana Studies
          The Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Africana Studies
          • SHELDON RYAN HITCHENS
          • NATHAN LEO TREACY
        • The Department of Anthropology
          • The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology
            MONIKA DENISE DANIELS
          • The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Anthropology
            BRIA ANGELLE TROSCLAIR
          • The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology
            JOSHUA DAVID KIRBENS
          • The Victoria Reifler Bricker Award for Excellence in Linguistics
            MEGAN ANNA HARVEY
      • The Newcomb Department of Art
        • The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 2-Dimensional Work
          DARRELL MADELINE SCHWARTZ
        • The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 3-Dimensional Work
          CLAIRE E. BEAUCHAMP
        • The Class of 1949 Prize in Art - Drawing
          EMILY VICTORIA JOHNSON
        • The Henry Stern Prize for the Best Paper in Art History
          DANA NOELLE LYNCH
        • The Juanita Gonzales Prize in Ceramics LIAM MARONEY TRAINOR
        • Outstanding Art History Major Award
          JAMES JOSEPH DAVENPORT NEWTON
      • The Program in Asian Studies

        The Japan-Tulane Friendship Award
        LEAH MARIE FOX

      • The Department of Classical Studies
        • The Ernest Henry Riedel Classical Studies Prize
          ASHLEY NICOLE GAUDLIP
        • The George H. Terriberry Classical Prize
          EMMA JOHANNA CRAMER
        • The Judah Touro Medal
          COREY DAVID SMITH
      • The Department of Communication
        • The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award
          SAMANTHA MARIE PATEL
        • The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication
          LEAH MARIE FOX
      • The Department of Economics
        • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics
          GABRIELLA CHAVIVA RUNNELS
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize
          GABRIELLA CHAVIVA RUNNELS
        • The Mathematical Economics Award
          JOEL DOMENIC FERGUSON
        • The Newcomb College Award in Economics
          • ELLA RAINE BARTLETT**
          • AMANDA EARL
          • CHEYENNE LEE SWANSON
        • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics
          • CONNOR KELLY JAMES CASAS**
          • EVAN MURRAY WALTER
        • The Research Award in Economics
          ADAM COREY YOHANAN
      • The Department of English
        • A Studio in the Woods Residency for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing
          ANNA ELIZABETH TORCSON
        • The Award for Service to the Literary Community
          CAROLYN MADISON CANULETTE
        • The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman
          HADLEY WILLIAMS
        • The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story by an Undergraduate
          ANNA BARBARA CURREY
        • The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature
          MITCHELL GREY THERIEAU
        • The Henry Clay Stier Award in English
          CAROLYN MADISON CANULETTE
        • The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English
          ALLISON HALEY SAFT
        • The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing
          JUSTIN ARMAND PICARD
        • The Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award
          RACHEL MARGARET MARSH
      • The Department of French and Italian
        • The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize
          JAMES JOSEPH DAVENPORT NEWTON
        • The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French and Italian
          • VALENTINA MARIA GYARFAS
          • STEPHANIE REBECCA SHEA
          • MARLEE SOPHIA SHNITKIN
          • HELENA EVE SOREO
          • SHAKTHI UNNITHAN
        • The French Government Prize
          • MEREDITH MICHAEL ALONGI**
          • EDITH LOGAN DAVIS
          • KAITLIN ELIZABETH MAHEU
        • The Italian Government Prize
          • MEGAN ELAINE CELONA
          • WILLIAM PATRICK GILLISPIE
          • MOLLY FIONA PECHUKAS-SIMONIAN
        • The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize
          FATIMA GUADALUPE SALCIDO
        • The Louis Bush Medal
          KAITLIN ELIZABETH MAHEU
      • The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
        The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies
        NINA ELENA BAUMGARTNER
      • The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
        • The Ann Royal Arthur Memorial Award
          • NICHOLAS BRADLEY BALLOU
          • JAMES JOSEPH DAVENPORT NEWTON
        • The John T. Krumpelmann Award
          JENNIE LYNN BARKER
        • The Russian Award
          ANTON SERGEYEVICH KRAYNIY
        • The Russian Book Prize
          ANDREA JOYCE PAULA ARONSKY
        • The Sally Reed Atkins Award
          KELSEY ELISE LACOURREGE
      • The Department of History
        • The Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History
          CARSON WILLIAM FALLO
        • The Chi Omega Prize in History
          TARA ALAYNA WILSON
          Tara is recognized as the female history major with the highest GPA this year.
        • The Montgomery History Award
          WILLIAM PATRICK GILLISPIE
        • The Prize for Excellence in Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian History
          BETHAN KATHLEEN CORYELL MEYER
        • The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal
          EMILY BLYTHE LUBIN
        • The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History
          EMILY BLYTHE LUBIN
      • The Program in International Development
        • The Eamon Kelly Prize
          NATHAN LEO TREACY
        • The International Development Director’s Prize
          JUAN FERNANDO GÓMEZ LÓPEZ
        • The International Development Undergraduate Prize
          ERIN NICOLE PLATT
      • The Department of Jewish Studies
        • The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award
          BENJAMIN JEFFREY SIGAL
        • The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award
          • VICTORIA TRESSA BERGER**
          • SPENCER LANE FRANKSTON
          • TAYLOR HANNA WOLF**
        • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award
          • HEATHER NICOLE GILLIES**
          • CLARA ROSE MALKIN
      • The Program in Linguistics
        • The Excellence in Linguistics Award
          SIMON JOSEPH EDBER
        • The Outstanding Scholar in Linguistics Award
          BRETT CASWELL NELSON
      • The Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
        The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Prize
        JAMES JOSEPH DAVENPORT NEWTON
      • The Newcomb Department of Music
        The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music
        • BENJAMIN JULIAN BATALLA
        • MOHAMED AMINE BELKHOUCHE***
      • The Department of Philosophy
        The Anne Butler Hess Award
        ZOE BRUMFIELD-MEYERS
      • The Murphy Institute – Political Economy
        • The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award
          SAMUEL BENNETT FISHMAN
        • The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy
          • EMILY BLYTHE LUBIN
          • ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
          • GAETANO LAZIO TRACHTENBERG
        • The Murphy Institute Public Service Award
          ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
        • The Political Economy Program Senior Scholar Award
          ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
      • The Department of Political Science
        • The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science
          • RYAN ONEILL POCHÉ
          • ALISON PEARL REIP
        • The Class of 1935 - Ned Putzell Memorial Prize
          MIRIAM MEYER COHEN
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize
          JENNIE LYNN BARKER
        • The Pi Sigma Alpha Award
          KATHERINE SOPHIA KODNER
        • The Shirley Wiel Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science
          JENNIE LYNN BARKER
      • The Department of Sociology
        • The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award
          DILLON BENNIE NUANES
        • The Phi Mu Award in Sociology
          SARAH BLOOM
      • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
        • The Hispano-American Studies Prize
          • EMMA McFETRIDGE ERNST
          • CURRIN SHARKEY WALLIS
        • The Iberian Studies Prize
          ANDREW CARLOS del VALLE
        • The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize
          DANIEL JOSEPH GORE
      • The Newcomb Department of Theatre and Dance
        • The Monroe Lippman Founders Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing
          JOSHUA BERNARD***
        • The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
          • MARGARET MALLORY HARLAN
          • SAMANTHA ARIEL JANFAZA
          • MIRIAM MAE LOBRANO
        • The Janice Torre Perky Memorial Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing
          DOUGLAS ABRAHAM HILTON KMIOTEK
        • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Choreography
          BROOKE ANNE DUARTE
        • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance
          MARGARET ROSE KOLINA
        • The Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance
          NOELLE KRISTINA RAYMOND
      • The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
        • The Harold E. Vokes Award
          ETHAN BRETT ADER
        • The Reinhard A. Steinmayer Award
          • CLAIRE E. BEAUCHAMP
          • SARAH DAVIDSON MARGOLIES
      • 2016 School of Liberal Arts Students who received Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Honors Scholars

        The distinction of senior honors scholar is bestowed upon the one student (or, occasionally, students) each department or program considers to be their very best, taking into account the quality of the student’s senior thesis, the student’s performance in courses, and the student’s other contributions to his or her field.

        • Africana Studies
          NATHAN LEO TREACY
        • Anthropology
          SAVANNA L. BAILEY
        • Art History
          VICTORIA MARIE BARRY
        • Communication
          KIRBY HARDAWAY DUBOSE
        • Economics
          GABRIELLA CHAVIVA RUNNELS
        • English
          MITCHELL GREY THERIEAU
        • Environmental Studies
          REBECCA J. GREANEY
        • French and Italian
          STEPHANIE REBECCA SHEA
        • Germanic and Slavic Studies
          ANTON SERGEYEVICH KRAYNIY
        • History
          TARA ALAYNA WILSON
        • Latin American Studies
          CURRIN SHARKEY WALLIS
        • Music
          JACOB MITCHELL BERMAN
        • Neuroscience
          ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
        • Philosophy
          REBECCA ANN McDONALD
        • Political Science
          JENNIE LYNN BARKER
        • Sociology
          CONNOR BEAU BURKETT
        • Spanish and Portuguese
          LAURA ANN NELSON
      • National Fellowships and Scholarships Awarded to School of Liberal Arts Seniors

        Newcomb-Tulane College wishes to congratulate the following graduating seniors on receiving prestigious national fellowships and scholarships.

        • Critical Language Scholarship

          KATHARINE GRACE KHAMHAENGWONG
          Language: Arabic
          Ibri, Oman, Summer 2015
          Political Science

        • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/German Exchange Service

          JENNIE LYNN BARKER
          Undergraduate Scholarship, 2014-2015
          Political Science and German

      • School of Liberal Arts Students who received Public Service Awards
        • The Leaders in Service Award
          • CLAIRE E. BEAUCHAMP
          • RACHEL MARIE RUSSELL CLAYTON
          • SAMUEL BENNETT FISHMAN
          • JULIA ANNA GALLAGHER
          • REBECCA J. GREANEY
          • JAZMIA EVON HENRY
          • SAMUEL ROBERT HEYMAN
          • FLORENCE JANE PRATER
          • ALISON PEARL REIP
          • EVAN MURRAY WALTER
          • LINDSEY ANNE WARD
        • The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award
          SAMUEL ROBERT HEYMAN

      • School of Liberal Arts Student Athlete Award

        The Newcomb-Tulane College Student Athlete Award
        MEREDITH LADD MALTBY

      • School of Liberal Arts Students who received Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Service Awards
        • CAROLYN MADISON CANULETTE
        • TIMOTHY GEORGE DeCOTIS
        • ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
      • School of Liberal Arts College-wide Awards
        • The Edward Ambrose Bechtel Medal for Cocurricular Achievement
          TIMOTHY GEORGE DeCOTIS

        • The William Wallace Peery Society
          • JENNIE LYNN BARKER
          • GABRIELLA CHAVIVA RUNNELS
          • ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES
          • MITCHELL GREY THERIEAU
          • CURRIN SHARKEY WALLIS
          • TARA ALAYNA WILSON
        • The William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence
          ELEANOR CALDWELL SEMMES

      All award recipients are May 2016 degree candidates, except where noted as follows:

      *Degree requirements completed August 2015
      **Degree requirements completed December 2015
      ***Degree requirements to be completed after May 2016
      1 Earned jointly with a Master of Accounting
      2 Degree requirements for the joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering program to be completed in 2016-2017

    • SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED TO GRADUATING SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS SENIORS 2016
      • CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP

        The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

        • Aislinn Brennan
          Language: Chinese
          Dalian, China, Summer 2016
          Philosophy and International Development
        • Katharine Khamhaengwong
          Language: Arabic
          Ibri, Oman, Summer 2015
          Political Science
      • DEUTSCHER AKADEMISCHER AUSTAUSCHDIENST (DAAD) / GERMAN EXCHANGE SERVICE

        The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty in higher education.

        Jennie Barker
        Award: Undergraduate Scholarship, 2014-2015
        Political Science and German

      • U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT PROGRAM

        The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide. The following are Fulbright students:

        • Jennie Barker
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Germany
          Political Science and German
        • Nathan Benjamin
          Binational Internship, Mexico
          Political Economy and Business; Management
        • Samuel Fishman
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Venezuela
          Political Economy
        • Leah Fox
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Spain
          English and Communication
        • Abigail Goodman
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Taiwan
          Political Economy and Asian Studies
        • Allison Koh
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Malaysia
          Economics and Asian Studies
        • Bria Trosclair
          English Teaching Assistant Program, Bulgaria
          English and Anthropology
      • BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

        The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

        • Charlie Draughter
          Costa Rica, Summer 2015
          Philosophy

        • Allison Koh
          China, Fall 2014
          Economics and Asian Studies

      • BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION PROGRAM

        The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

        Nina Baumgartner, Goldwater Honorable Mention, 2015
        Neuroscience and Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • May 2016

    • Delgado Community College Professor Derek D. Bardell (MLA ‘01, MA ’02) was named a Northshore Hero by the West St. Tammany YMCA for extraordinary contributions to education.
    • Michael Brumbaugh, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies was awarded a research fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation for the 2016-2017 academic year.
    • Marcello Canuto, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, were awarded with a National Scientific Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award. The title of the grant is Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award: Spatial Organization Within A Traditional Political System . The research funded by the grant will take place in during the summer of 2016 at the site of La Corona, Guatemala, and will contribute to the doctoral dissertation of Maxime Lamoureux-St-Hilaire.
    • Yuri Herrera-Gutierrez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, along with his translator Lisa Dillman, has been recognized for his book Signs Preceding the End of the World , as the best translated book of the year. The award was presented by Three Percent, an online resource for international literature. Three Percent is based at the University of Rochester and takes its name from the estimated percentage of books published annually in the U.S. that are works in translation. Winning authors and translators each receive $5,000.
    • The Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA) at Tulane Awards Committee has awarded Antonio Gómez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, this years' Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. The award comes with a plaque that will be given to the faculty member.
    • Christopher Gray (MFA candidate ‘17) and Jeffrey Stenbom (MFA ‘15) have been named finalists in Bullseye Glass' ninth biennial exhibition Emerge/Evolve 2016. The award ceremony for this international juried competition will take place on June 25 at the exhibition's opening reception at Bullseye Projects in Portland, Oregon.
    • Gillian King-Bailey, graduate student in the Anthropology Department, received a Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation James F. Nacey Fellowship and an International Primatological Society research grant for research on white-faced capuchins in Costa Rica.
    • Susann S. Lusnia, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, has been awarded a Samuel H. Kress for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture, for her book, Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome , to be published by Wiley.
    • Daniella Santoro, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, has been named one of twenty Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2016 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Each Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work. Ms. Santoro is completing her dissertation, titled Wheelchair Life: Race, Disability and the Afterlife of Violent Crime in New Orleans , in the Department of Anthropology. The dissertation explores the experiences of rehabilitation amongst New Orleans residents with disabilities from gun shot trauma, and how they vie for social visibility and self representation in the afterlife of violence.
  • March 2016

    • For her book, Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil (U of Wisconsin Press, 2014) Rebecca Atencio, Associate Professor of Brazilian Cultural Studies, received honorable mention for the Roberto Reis Book Prize, which recognizes outstanding books in English that contribute significantly to the understanding of Brazil. The Roberto Reis Book Prize is awarded by the Brazilian Studies Association.
    • Congratulations to Ian Rohr (SLA ’17) on receiving a grant from the American Council of Teachers of Russian. Rohr, who is double majoring in political science and Russian will use the grant to have conversation tutoring for any student at Tulane. Currently, the group meets weekly at PJ's Coffee on campus and an instructor speaks to them in Russian.
    • Anthropology professor Marcello Canuto has been awarded a three-year, $255,760 grant by the Alphawood Foundation in support of his project, “The Development of the Regional Political System among the Classic Maya.” In 2008, the La Corona Regional Archaeological Project, co-directed by Canuto, who also serves as director of Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute, began long-term and sustained archaeological research at La Corona, Guatemala. In 2012, Tulane archaeologists working at the La Corona site discovered a 1,300-year-old Maya text that provided only the second known reference to the so-called “end date” of the Maya calendar, Dec. 21, 2012. Just last year, Canuto announced additional discoveries, including well-preserved Mayan hieroglyphs from the archaeological site of El Achiotal that dates to the 5th century AD. This new grant will allow Canuto to continue this vital fieldwork. He will conduct three seasons of archaeological research to determine the extent to which La Corona was the locus of multiple and concurrent political strategies.
    • Another Alphawood Foundation Grant will support Tulane adjunct faculty memeber Francisco Estrada-Belli’s ongoing Holmul research project. This project investigates the rise and fall of political institutions in the Maya Lowlands and has already revealed a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery. Beyond the artistic value of the site, the hieroglyphs, which are still being deciphered, tell a story about the installation of a king and a “game of alliances” between different kingdoms in the region.
    • Travis Fink and John White, both PhD candidates in Cultural Anthropology, have been awarded The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. They were awarded these Fellowships to study the Achuar/Shiwiar language in the Ecuadorian Amazon during June and July 2016.
  • February 2016

    • Douglas N. Harris, Professor of Economics, Schleider Foundation Chair in Public Education and Director for the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, received an invitation from the White House to meet with President Obama's Domestic Policy Council on January 20. The topic was expanding college access and the impetus for the invitation is the big financial aid experiment Harris has been working on in Milwaukee (funded by the USDOE).
    • Tom Hughes, (BA '73, Economics) was recently named Outstanding Professor of the Year in the University of South Carolina Honor's College. In 2012 he was named by the Princeton Review as one of the top 300 Professors in the country. He has won 7 Mortar Board awards and numerous other accolades for his teaching. He has taught in England, France, Turkey, Greece and Cuba.
    • Linette Reed, Senior Professor of Practice of Spanish in the Spanish and Portuguese Department, was chosen a Jewel of the Nile in the Krewe of Cleopatra for this carnival season. The Krewe of Cleopatra is an All Female Krewe with over 800 members and every year a new court is chosen with one Queen Cleopatra and four Jewels of the Nile. The theme for Cleopatra this year was Louisiana music and songs. Reed represented Cajun music.
    • Jesmyn Ward, Associate Professor of English, has been identified as one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today in a recent ranking by The Best Master's Degrees. The recipients were evaluated based upon their individual successes in various fields. They all embody the term “innovative” as defined as something “featuring new methods;” each woman on this list has done something new and different for their respective field. Projects, awards and honors, publications, job titles, and ambition have been considered as well. Ward came in at #30. The editors noted that “Jesmyn Ward may be one of Tulane University’s newest associate professors, but she is easily one of the most impressive innovative professors in the country.”
  • January 2016

    • Patrick Button, Assistant Professor of Economics, who was recently appointed to the Kurzius Professorship, which provides $4,000 in research funding, also won the runner-up best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Tax Association (comes with a prize of $1,000), as well as a $2,000 grant from the Newcomb College Institute to hire an undergraduate RA to help with continuing aspects of the above age discrimination paper. Additionally, Button received the following grant: NBER Disability Research Center Grant “A Comprehensive Analysis of the Effects of U.S. Disability Discrimination Laws on the Employment of the Disabled Population” (Co-PI with Philip Armour) (Approx. $60,000)
    • Antony Sandoval, Associate Professor of Theatre & Dance, was awarded an Award of Merit this December 2015 as part of the Accolade Global Film Competition for his Experimental Featurette Medea Redux . The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry. Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers, it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.
    • Alum Timothy J. Smith (A&S 1998), an associate professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University, UNC, was inducted into their Academy of Outsanding Teachers for Arts and Sciences.
  • December 2015

    • The Southern Historical Association awarded Assistant Professor of History Andy Horowitz the C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in Southern history completed and defended in 2014.
    • The CEQ Institute at Tulane University, directed by Nora Lustig has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to reduce inequality and poverty through taxes and social spending in developing countries.
    • Stephen F. Ostertag, an assistant professor in the sociology department, won the 2015 Barbara E. Moely Service Learning Teaching Award presented by the Center for Public Service. Ostertag teaches a service learning criminology course where students work with the Orleans Public Defenders (OPD). Over the semester, students spend 40 hours helping an under-resourced, overworked public defenders office in their client services division, where they attend bond hearings, interact with clients and inform loved-ones of their status. Students see how criminogenic conditions and trends in law enforcement manifest in the courtroom, and how differences in power and resources structure criminal justice practices and outcomes. They witness criminological and correctional theory, labeling and social constructionism, institutionalized racism and class inequalities, and learn methods of sociological research as they manifest in the New Orleans court system. By the end of the semester students learn the realities of crime, criminals, and criminal justice, and that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
  • November 2015

    • New Assistant Professor of Economics, Patrick Button (late of UC Irvine), has been awarded grants from two prestigious organizations. The first is funded by the Social Security Administration through the National Bureau of Economic Research Disability Research Consortium; the second, a $100,000 award, is also funded by the Social Security Administration via the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC).
    • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Tulane's Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics Nora Lustig 4.9 million dollars to support the activities of the recently created Commitment to Equity Institute. The purpose of the grant is to increase the equity and poverty reduction impact of fiscal policies in developing countries, in particular Africa, through the support of the CEQ Institute.
    • A fifth-year Economics PhD student, Dan Teles, has received a dissertation grant from the Corporation for National Community Service. The Corporation has awarded him its only dissertation grant through the 2015 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition. Dan, who is a Center for Public Service Community Engaged Graduate Fellow, was the lone grantee in the dissertation category, and his study is one of only seven to receive funding in the selective, national competition that seeks to build research in the field of national service, volunteering and civic engagement. Dan says that he discovered this opportunity through the Community-Engaged Graduate Fellowship, a pilot program created by the Tulane Center for Public Service to train and support community-engaged scholars at the graduate level. Dan’s research studies the relationship between the AmeriCorps grants to nonprofits and the amount of private donations they receive — what’s known as “crowd out” in economics. “Crowd out is the idea that some government action leads to less private action,” Dan says. “In the realm of philanthropy, it’s the idea that government funds for what we call public good would lead to fewer donations from the private sector to subsidize that.” The seeds of his research were planted long before he began his studies at Tulane. “I came to New Orleans in 2006 to do AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity. I did that for a year and worked on their staff afterwards, so when I started reading about the existing literature about crowd out, I immediately thought about whether or not anyone has done this kind of research with AmeriCorps because it’s a very atypical form of government grant.” The grant will allow Dan to conduct his research “much more robustly.”
    • Two fifth-year Economics PhD students, Bibek Adhikari and Sean Higgins, have been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Bibek’s project, “The Economic and Behavioral Effects of a Value-Added Tax: Evidence from Firm-Level Data,” investigates whether the value-added tax (VAT) is an efficient tax in practice, where imperfect tax compliance and enforcement imply that one cannot rely on traditional economic models of tax efficiency. His study, under Principal Investigator Jim Alm, Chair of Tulane’s Economics Department, exploits the notch created by the VAT registration threshold in France to analyze the causal effect of VAT. In addition to funding from the NSF, Bibek’s research has received funding from a Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer Merit Fellowship, as well as the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. The results from his study will provide insights on how to improve the administration, enforcement, and ultimately the effectiveness of the VAT system. Sean’s project, “Debit cards, Cash Transfers, and Savings: Evidence from Mexico,” studies the use of formal bank accounts by poor families who receive cash transfers from the government. His study, under Principal Investigator Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, exploits a natural experiment in Mexico to explore the role of debit cards in both reducing the transaction costs of accessing savings (by permitting withdrawals at any bank’s ATM) and in providing a mechanism for poor families to build their trust in banks (by checking account balances at nearby ATMs). In addition to funding from the NSF, Sean’s research has received funding from two Tulane School of Liberal Arts Summer Merit Fellowships, as well as the Fulbright Program. The results from his study will provide important insights for governments seeking to increase financial inclusion, especially as many government welfare programs move to payments in bank accounts tied to debit cards.
    • Congratulations to Tulane alum, Nicolas Laracuente (’03), who won a Kentucky History Award (given through the KY governor's office and the Kentucky History Society) for his work as director for the Jack Jouette Distillery Archaeology project. Laracuente was a classical studies and anthropology major at Tulane.
    • Congratulations to the Tulane Liberal Arts alumni selected for Gambit's 18th annual “40 Under 40” Awards: Megan Holt ('05, English) a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of English who got a shout-out for spearheading community literacy programs in New Orleans; Johanna Gilligan ('03, American Studies) founder and executive director of Grow Dat Youth Farm; Alexander John Glustrom ('10, Digital Media Production) filmmaker, photographer and artist who created the award-winning documentary Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital , which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival in 2014 and was named 2015 Documentary of the Year by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In this annual feature, Gambit pays homage to some of the brightest and most innovative young people in a range of areas, including health care, crime, literature, education, art, law and more.
  • October 2015

    • Alumnus Derek D. Bardell (MLA '01, MA '02) was named a 2015 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipient by the League for Innovation in the Community College for outstanding service to the students at Delgado Community College.
    • In September, the Gulf Coast Steinway Society held a Festival for Piano and Voice. The competition was open to students from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, and took place at the University of Alabama in Mobile. In the college senior division, Benjamin Batallo won first place; in the college junior category, Olivia Gilbert won second place; and 3rd place in the same junior category was given to Rebecca Whitney. Between the three of them, they won $1000.00.
  • September 2015

    • Congratulations to SLA’s Professor Peter Cooley on being named the next Louisiana State Poet Laureate. Cooley, who is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Tulane and is a Senior Mellon Professor in the Humanities, will serve a two-year term as the state poet laureate. Announced on August 14 by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Cooley will deliver an annual reading as the state poet laureate at a location designated but the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
    • Dorothy Maweu of Kenya has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program grant to teach Swahili and take courses at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts for academic year 2015-16. While in the United States, Dorothy will share their language and culture with students at Tulane University and local communities in New Orleans to inspire Americans to travel and study overseas, and make U.S. citizens better prepared to engage with businesses, governments, and organizations abroad. She will teach Elementary Swahili I (Fall 2015) and Elementary Swahili II (Spring 2016).
    • The Committee of the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research of the American Philosophical Society in June awarded James Andrew Whitaker, PhD student in Anthropology, a fellowship to help continue his fieldwork at Surama Village of the Makushi people in Guyana. With this award, Mr. Whitaker is now a Lewis and Clark Field Scholar.
  • May 2015

    • Faculty Accolades

      • Yigit Akin, Assistant Professor of History, was recently awarded a Hoover Institution Library and Archives Fellowship.
      • On April 28, Variety magazine published its annual Entertainment Education Report , which focuses on media programs at colleges and universities around the world. In honor of Variety’s 110th anniversary in 2015, a special edition called, “110 Students to Watch” featured Tulane School of Liberal’s Arts own Andrew Craig. Craig, an MFA student in musical theatre, is an aspiring musical director who is directing Sondheim’s score “Into the Woods” for Tulane’s Musical Theatre Workshop. http://variety.com/2015/film/spotlight/education-impact-report-110-students-to-watch-1201480869/
      • Department of History Assistant Professor, Andrew Horowitz, is the recent recipient of a Monroe Fellowship. Professor Horowitz will also be a Duren Professor for 2015-16.
      • In its ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Kris Lane, France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History, a fellowship. Lane was among a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists who were appointed fellowships on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. The successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants.
    • Student Accolades

      • Anthropology Graduate Student, Lauren Dodaro was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. This fellowship is granted through Duke University to study the indigenous Amazonian Ecuadorian language of Kichwa this summer.
      • Joanna Gautney, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, recently had a journal article published entitled "New estimations of habitable land area and human population size at the Last Glacial Maximum" in the Journal of Archaeological Science 58 (2015): 103-112.
      • Two undergraduates in Liberal Arts were awarded the Critical Languages Scholarship:
        • Katherine Khamhaengwong is majoring in political science, minoring in theatre, and plans to graduate in 2016. She is from Berkeley.
        • Ian Rohr is majoring in political science and Russian and plans to graduate in 2017. He is from Metairie.
      • Congratulations to graduate students in the joint PhD program in Art History and Latin American Studies have been awarded the following grants and fellowships: Jennifer Saracino, Junior Fellowship, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Harvard University
        • Emily Floyd, Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library
        • Allison Caplan, Internship for the major exhibition on luxury arts of the Americas, Getty Research Institute
    • Graduating Student Awards & Accolades

      • School of Liberal Arts 2015 Student Awards
        • African & African Diaspora Studies

          The Outstanding Student in African and African Diaspora Studies Prize:

          MICHAELA MARIE LOVEJOY

        • Anthropology
          • The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology:

            ALISON CLARKE WATERHOUSE

          • The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Excellence in Physical Anthropology:

            JONATHAN CHANCE ORTEGO

          • The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology:

            JULIA HANA SILVER

          • The Victoria Reifler Bricker Award for Excellence in Linguistics:

            LAUREN ELIZABETH DEAN

        • Art
          • The Alberta "Rusty" Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 2-Dimensional Work:

            RYAN LEE PEPE

          • The Alberta "Rusty" Collier Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major in 3-Dimensional Work: DAKOTA MOE.

          • The Edmond Lester Lacoste III Memorial Award in Painting:

            KRISTINA VICTORIA BJORNSON

          • The Juanita Gonzales Prize in Ceramics:

            HILLARY ANN KURLAND

          • The Outstanding Senior in Art History Award:

            SOPHIE AURORA CUSHMAN

          • The Sandra "Sandy" Chism Memorial Award in Painting:

            JESSIE ANNE GOMEZ

        • Asian Studies
          • The Japan-Tulane Friendship Award:

            DEIRDRE MARIE ERKMAN and

          • LAURA MARIE O'STEEN HARRELSON

        • Classical Studies
          • The Ernest Henry Riedel Classical Studies Prize:

            MICHELLE LEIGH WRIGHT

          • The George H. Terriberry Classical Prize:

            RYAN JOSEPH MIGLIORE

          • The Judah Touro Medal:

            SOPHIE AURORA CUSHMAN

        • Communication
          • The Ashton Phelps Sr. Memorial Award:

            WILLIAM BENTON OLIVER

          • The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication:

            JOANNA CARMEN JOHNSON

        • Economics
          • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics:

            NICOLE ELIZABETH FLORACK

          • The Mathematical Economics Award:

            PAUL HECKER CRIPE

          • The Newcomb College Award in Economics:

            IZABEL ESME ARNOLD

          • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics:

            HARRISON RUSSELL GRIEB

        • English
          • The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize for Best Shakespearean Essay by a Woman:

            HEATHER MICHELLE BARNES

          • The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate:

            STUART ABSALON LLOYD

          • The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature:

            KATHERINE LYNN GROVER

          • The Henry Clay Stier Award in English:

            TESSA KAILE BARKAN

          • The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English:

            HANNAH ROSE HOROWITZ

          • The Senior Achievement Prize in Creative Writing:

            M'BILIA MARTHA MEEKERS

          • The Senior Service Award in Creative:

            M'BILIA MARTHA MEEKERS

          • The Studio in the Woods Fellowship in Creative Writing:

            STEPHANIE ASHLEY CHEN

          • The Virginia Gleaves-Lazarus Award for Best Essay Written by a Junior or Senior:

            LAURA BLAIR SIBERT

        • French & Italian
          • The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize:

            CAROLINE VIRGINIA LANFORD

          • The French Government Book Prize:

            • LOUISE ANNE GRETSCHEL

            • MAIRÉAD ANNE KIERNAN

            • MARK ANDREW LANDRY

            • HALEY VICTORIA NORRIS

            • MADELINE LUNDBERG PARRISH

          • The Italian Government Prize for Excellence in Italian:

            HARRI LEIGH PLOTNICK

          • The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize:

            SIENNA CHRISTINE NELSON

          • The Louis Bush Medal:

            SELENE ROCHELLE SMITH

        • Gender and Sexuality Studies

          The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies is presented to:

          AMY COULTER SCHULLY

        • Germanic and Slavic Studies
          • The Ann Royal Arthur Memorial Award:

            NICHOLAS EDWARD PERLS

          • The John T. Krumpelmann Award:

            • PAMINA ELISE BUECHNER

            • WILLIAM BENTON OLIVER

          • The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language:

            DYLAN THOMAS SARGENT

          • The Sally Reed Atkins Award:

            • ALANA LOUISE GIBSON

            • EMILY MARIE GULOTTA

            • MOLLY TRUXILLO

        • History
          • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize in the Social Sciences:

            SOPHIA KANE LEONARD

          • The Peter T. Cominos Memorial Award

            John Bardes

          • The William R. Hogan Fellowship Award

            Beau Gaitors

          • Paul and Elizabeth Selley Dissertation Year Fellowship

            Matthew Kocsan

          • Folger Mellon Fellowship in Paleography

            Laura Oliver

          • History Senior Honors Scholar

            Anna Kolarusso

          • The Chi Omega Prize in History

            Elizabeth Doppelt

          • The Montgomery History Award

            Sean DeClue

          • The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History

            Hannah Kojm

          • The Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History

            Joseph Nunn

          • The Aline Mackenzie Taylor Award in Intellectual History

            Sophia Leonard

          • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize in the Social Sciences

            Madeleine Lafuse

        • Jewish Studies
          • The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award:

            ERICA LAUREN GOLDEN

          • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award:

            • SARA NICOLE KARNES

            • SHIRA ROSE SPIEGEL

          • The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award:

            • MELANIE HELAINE MELASKY

            • JONATHAN "YONI" SOLOMONOW

        • Linguistics

          The Outstanding Scholar in Linguistics Award:

          OLIVIA HALLEY PRICE

        • Murphy Institute – Political Economy
          • The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award:

            HALEY JOY REA

          • The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy:

            • BOTHWELL GRAVES LEE JR.

            • MELISSA DIANE REITCHECK

          • The Murphy Institute Public Service Award:

            SUZANNE RAAD McSHANE

        • Music

          The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music:

          • JOHN AARON JOVAAG

          • ALEXANDER MICHAEL SIBLEY

        • Payson Center – International Development
          • The Eamon Kelly Prize:

            SARA ELIZABETH DeSTEFANO

          • The Payson Center Executive Director's Prize:

            MICHAELA MARIE LOVEJOY

          • The Payson Center Faculty Prize:

            FERNANDO LUIS RAMOS

          • The Payson Center Undergraduate Prize:

            HALEY JOSEPHINE BURNS

        • Philosophy

          The Anne Butler Hess Award:

          • JOSEPH RAYMOND ROSING

          • MARYANN PEACOCK THOMPSON

        • Political Science
          • The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science:

            • MELANIE ANNE BARLOW

            • ZACHARY AUSTIN STINE

          • The Class of 1935—Ned Putzell Memorial Prize:

            AMY KATHERINE FOTTRELL.

          • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize:

            IDAN BEN YAKIR

          • The Pi Sigma Alpha Award:

            CAROLINE VIRGINIA LANFORD

          • The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal:

            ELIZABETH MABEL SAWYER

          • The Shirley Weil Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science:

            IZABEL ESME ARNOLD

        • Sociology
          • The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award:

            MANON LEIGH BURNS

          • The Phi Mu Award in Sociology:

            HANNAH ROSE HOROWITZ

        • Spanish & Portuguese
          • The Hispano-American Prize:

            • CORA ELIZABETH BOYD

            • NICOLE ELIZABETH FLORACK

            • GARY MICHAEL LAVIGNE JR.

          • The Iberian Studies Prize:

            • NATALIA SARMIENTO

            • DARRELL MADELINE SCHWARTZ

          • The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize:

            WHITNEY RAINE BRAUNSTEIN

        • Theatre & Dance
          • The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress:

            REBECCA THERESE GREAVES

          • The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance:

            • RIANNA PEARSON

            • MICAELA ROSENKRANTZ WOSKIE

          • The Janice Torre Perky Memorial Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing:

            ANNA GABRIELLA RAJO-MILLER

          • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Choreography:

            • EMILY ROSE APPLE

            • EMILY RACHEL BARASCH

          • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance:

            CLAIRE CARON MARIE ESCHER

          • The Milton Latter Award for Best All-Round Contribution to the Department:

            SYDNEY MARLENA GOLDEN

          • The Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance:

            LILY KATHLEEN WOOD

          • The Sheila Richardson Lee Memorial Award for Excellence in Production Design:

            ELIZABETH ANNE HOWARD

      • School of Liberal Arts 2015 Fulbright Recipients
        • Jonathan Berman, 2013 (Majors: Psychology and Spanish; Minor: Business) – Argentina

        • Anna Colarusso, 2015 (Major: History; Minor: Environmental Studies) – Amsterdam

        • Sara Destefano, 2015 (Majors: Public Health and International Development; Minor: Spanish) - Peru

        • Casey Donahue, 2014 (Majors: Linguistics And History; Minor: Political Science) – Turkey

        • David Duesing, 2013 (Major: Political Science; Minors: Spanish and German; English Teaching Assistant Program – Spain

        • Emily Parker, 2015 (Majors: Public Health and International Development; English Teaching Assistant Program) - Thailand

        • Nhu Ngoc Pham 2015 (Masters in Public Health; Majors: Public Heath and International Development) - South Korea

        • Tess Zaretsky, 2015 (Majors: English and Communication; English Teaching Assistant Program) - South Korea

      • School of Liberal Arts 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
        • Izabel E. Arnold (Majors: Economics and Political Science)

        • Tessa K. Barkan (Majors: English)

        • Dylan L. Barnes (Majors: Latin American Studies and International Development)

        • Heather M. Barnes (Majors: English and Neuroscience)

        • Idan Ben Yakir (Majors: Art History and Political Science)

        • Kristina V. Bjornson (Majors: Art Studio and Mathematics)

        • Charlotte C. Brewer (Majors: Linguistics and Psychology)

        • Manon L. Burns (Majors: English and Sociology)

        • Kelsey R. Casano (Major: Art History)

        • Stephanie A. Chen (Major: English)

        • Anna M. Colarusso (Majors: History and Environmental Studies)

        • Paul H. Cripe (Majors: Economics and Mathematics)

        • Sophie A. Cushman (Majors: Classical Studies and Art History)

        • Sara E.Destefano (Majors: Public Health and International Development)

        • Elizabeth S. Doppelt (Majors: History and Economics)

        • Shari G. Ex (Major: Anthropology)

        • Nicole E. Florack (Majors: Economics and Spanish)

        • Amy K. Fottrell (Majors: Political Science and Social Policy & Practice)

        • Elizabeth A. Gaffin (Major: Art History)

        • Laura A. Garcia (Majors: Latin American Studies and International Development)

        • Erica L. Golden (Majors: Psychology and Jewish Studies)

        • Harrison R. Grieb (Major: Economics)

        • Jacob D. Grodsky (Major: Anthropology)

        • Katherine L. Grover (Major: American Studies and English)

        • Hengshuo Gu (Majors: Economics and International Development)

        • Elizabeth C. Hanlon (Majors: Political Science and Asian Studies)

        • Maximilian H. Heckhausen (Majors: Economics and Public Health)

        • Hannah R. Horowitz (Majors: English and Sociology)

        • Joanna C. Johnson (Major: Communication)

        • Hillary A. Kurland (Majors: English and History)

        • Madeline A. Lafuse (Majors: Linguistics and Gender & Sexuality Studies)

        • Caroline V. Lanford (Majors: Political Science and French)

        • Michaela M. Lovejoy (Majors: African & African Diaspora Studies and International Development)

        • Halle J. Lucas (Majors: English and Film Studies)

        • Michelle A. Marchiony (Majors: Linguistics and Asian Studies)

        • Hallie R. Marx (Majors: Economics and Psychology)

        • Brenna K. Mossman (Majors: Political Science and Psychology)

        • Melissa D. Reitcheck (Majors: Political Economy)

        • Eric P.Roessler (Major: English)

        • Cecilia C. Santini (Major: Political Science)

        • Rebecca G. Schweig (Major: Sociology)

        • Laura B. Sibert (Majors: English and Spanish)

        • Malia L. Tarpley (Major: Public Health and Anthropology)

      • School of Liberal Arts 2015 Tulane34 Award Recipients
        • Jayur Mehta - Anthropology

        • Morakinyo Ogunmodimu - Linguistics

        • Joanna Johnson - Communication

        • Sara Karnes – Jewish Studies

        • Suzanne Raad McShane – Political Economy

        • Joseph Nunn – History and Political Science

      • Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Honors Scholars

        The distinction of senior honors scholar is bestowed upon the one student (or, occasionally, students) each department or program considers to be their very best, taking into account the quality of the student's senior thesis, the student's performance in courses, and the student's other contributions to his or her field.

        • American Studies

          KATHERINE LYNN GROVER

        • Anthropology

          ALARICA NICOLE DIETZEN

        • Classical Studies

          SOPHIE AURORA CUSHMAN

        • Communication

          ELLEN MARGARET THARP

        • Dance

          ALIXANDRA LEIGH DOMNEY

        • Economics

          NICOLE ELIZABETH FLORACK

        • English

          HANNAH ROSE HOROWITZ

        • Environmental Studies

          DEREK BRADLEY EHRNSCHWENDER

        • Gender and Sexuality Studies

          MADELINE ANN LAFUSE

        • History

          ANNA MERCEDES COLARUSSO

        • Linguistics

          MADELINE ANN LAFUSE

        • Philosophy

          JOSEPH RAYMOND ROSING

        • Political Economny

          • EMMA JILLIAN LOOS

          • SUZANNE RAAD McSHANE

        • Political Science

          ELIZABETH COURTNEY HANLON

        • Sociology

          • EMMA JILLIAN LOOS

          • DAVID SHEID SILVER

      • School of Liberal Arts 2015 Public Service Awards
        • The Leaders in Service Award

          This award recognizes those students who have committed their Tulane University career to improving the community around them. Whether through service-learning courses, internships, student leadership, or volunteerism, these students have shown dedication to the city of New Orleans and beyond.

          • EMILY APRIL CARDINAS
          • ANNA MERCEDES COLARUSSO
          • ERICA ELIZABETH ENDLEIN
          • LAURA ANTONIETA GARCIA
          • JACOB DANIEL GRODSKY
          • ERICA RUTH LIPOFF
          • SUZANNE RAAD McSHANE
          • SEBASTIAN PHILIPPE MOLINA GASMAN
          • CHARISSE KIANA POSTON
          • ANNA GABRIELLA RAJO-MILLER
          • LAURA BLAIR SIBERT
          • JULIANA BRIELLE STRICKLEN
          • JULIA CAMPBELL TURKEVICH
        • The Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award

          EMILY APRIL CARDINAS

      • The 2015 Newcomb-Tulane College Dean's Service Awards to SLA Students

        This Award recognizes the following graduating seniors who have shown exemplary leadership, scholarship, honor, service, and commitment to the college and the campus community.

        • TESSA KAILE BARKAN
        • BOTHWELL GRAVES LEE JR.
        • DANIELLE LEIGH SILVER
        • MORGAN PAIGE WITTENBERG
      • 2015 College-wide Awards Given to SLA students
        • The Isoline Rodd Kendall and John Smith Kendall Award

          This award is given annually to a student who excels in both academic and extracurricular accomplishments.

          BOTHWELL GRAVES LEE JR.

        • The William Wallace Peery Society

          The William Wallace Peery Society was established in 1964 by Mrs. Peery in memory of her husband, the late Dr. Peery, professor of English, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1955 to 1964. Once restricted to senior men in the College of Arts and Sciences, later renamed Tulane College, the Peery Society now invites all Newcomb-Tulane College undergraduates in the top 5% of their class to apply. Membership is awarded to those students who have earned among the highest cumulative grade point averages over the course of their undergraduate careers, and who have distinguished themselves academically through an honors thesis or equivalent accomplishment.

          • STEPHANIE ASHLEY CHEN
          • ANNA MERCEDES COLARUSSO
          • SOPHIE AURORA CUSHMAN
          • KATHERINE LYNN GROVER
          • SARAH JEAN JOSEPH
          • MARYANN PEACOCK THOMPSON
  • April 2015

    • Rebecca Atencio, Associate Professor of Brazilian Cultural Studies, was awarded the Alfred B. Thomas Prize for her book Memory’s Turn: Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil at the March 2015 meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies. The prize recognizes the best book on a Latin American subject published the previous year. The book was also cited multiple times in the final report of the Truth Commission of the State of São Paulo, released this month.

    • Thomas Beller, Associate Professor of English, will be awarded a 2015 The New York City Book Award , presented by The New York Society Library, on May 4th, for his book, "J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist."

    • Derek Burdette, a 2012 graduate of the joint PhD program in Art History and Latin American Studies, was awarded the Association for Latin American Art's biennial award for the best dissertation in Latin American art history 2012-2014, for "Miraculous Crucifixes and Colonial Mexican Society: The Artistic, Devotional, and Political Lives of Mexico City's Early-Colonial Cristos." His dissertation committee was Elizabeth Boone (Art History, chair), Thomas Reese (Art History and Latin American Studies), Susan Schroeder (emeritus History). Dr. Burdette is currently at Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College.

    • Gaurav Desai, Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies has been awarded a travel to archives research grant by the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York. The grant will allow him to study the role of private foundations in shaping the study of the African humanities in the mid to late twentieth century.

    • Two recent graduates from Tulane University’s Department of Economics have been awarded highly selective and prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for graduate study in economics. Jessica Hayes (class of ‘11) and Rachel Ryley (class of ‘14) are among the recipients to be awarded NSF fellowships for graduate study in economics. Overall, the NSF received over 16,000 applications for its 2015 competition, and it made 2000 fellowship award offers, of which only 30 were in the field of economics. Each recipient will be given three years of support, an annual stipend of $34,000, and the cost of tuition and fees.

    • Associate Professor of English Zachary Lazar has won the $20,000 John Updike award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award is one of 18 literary prizes, totaling $250,000 that the Academy will present in a May 2015 ceremony in New York.

    • Stephanie Porras' forthcoming book Pieter Bruegel’s Historical Imagination (Penn State University Press, 2016) has received a Millard Meiss Publication Award from the College Art Association a Kress publication grant from the Renaissance Society of America, as well as a Historians of Netherlandish Art Fellowship award. Dr. Porras has also been awarded a short term fellowship at the New York Public Library this May, where she will be conducting research on her next book project, Maerten de Vos: a Renaissance Life in between .

    • Michel Varisco (MFA 1994) won the Civic Design Pitch in the fifth annual Water Challenge at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Michel was awarded $25,000 to create, "Turning," three stainless steel cylinders laser-cut with historical traces of the Mississippi River.

  • March 2015

    • Michael Brumbaugh, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, was awarded a residential research fellowship from the Fondation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland.

    • Derek Burdette, a 2012 graduate of the joint PhD program in Art History and Latin American Studies, was awarded the Association for Latin American Art's biennial award for the best dissertation in Latin American art history 2012-2014, for "Miraculous Crucifixes and Colonial Mexican Society: The Artistic, Devotional, and Political Lives of Mexico City's Early-Colonial Cristos." His dissertation committee was Elizabeth Boone (Art History), Thomas Reese (Art History and Latin American Studies), Susan Schroeder (emeritus History). Dr. Burdette is currently at Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College.

    • Holly Flora, Associate Professor of Art History, has been named a fellow at Harvard's Villa I Tatti in Florence for next year.

    • Tulane University and New Orleans have been selected to host First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a traveling exhibition for 2016 , in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

  • February 2015

    • Melissa Bailes, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a long-term fellowship at the Huntington Library for next year (2015-16).

    • Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor of Art History, received a Millard Meiss publication grant from the College Art Association for her forthcoming book Pieter Bruegel’s Historical Imagination (Penn State University Press, 2016).

  • December 2014

    • William Brumfield, Professor of German and Slavic Studies, along with six others, was recently honored at a special ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia and presented with the Likhachev Prize , Russia’s most prestigious honor for cultural preservation. Brumfield, a prolific author and renowned photographer of historic Russian architecture, received the prize “for outstanding contributions to the preservation of the historic and cultural heritage of Russia.” He is only the second Westerner ever to receive the prize.

    • Zachary Lazar, Assistant Professor of English, recently had his new novel, I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT (Little Brown, 2014), selected as one of the New York Times Notable Books for 2014.

  • November 2014

    • Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India and the Afrasian Imagination (Columbia University Press, 2013) by Gaurav Desai, Professor of English and African and African Diaspora Studies, has been named a finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize of the African Studies Association. This prize is offered annually to the best book in East African Studies published in the previous calendar year. In its citation, the award committee noted: “Drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, literary theory, and social history, Desai provides a work of cultural criticism that will force us to rethink many established notions about globalization, diasporas, and the role of minorities in the making of national cultures.” Professor Desai’s book has already received the American Comparative Literature Association’s Rene Wellek Book Prize earlier this year.

    • Professor of French and Italian, Felicia McCarren, has just received two prizes for her 2013 book French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop (Oxford, 2013), to be awarded this month at the joint meeting of the SDHS and CORD at the University of Iowa. Outstanding Publication Award, Congress on Research in Dance De la Torre Bueno Prize, Society of Dance History Scholars.

    • The Department of Music hosted their annual Concerto/Aria contest. The winners, who will perform on the Spring orchestra concert, are Alexander Sibley and Ali Bloomston, both from Amy Pfrimmer’s voice studio. Honorable mentions went to Austin Adomitis and Sienna Nelson. Austin is from Michael Howard's voice studio, and Sienna is from the voice studio of Laura Booras. Congratulations to all the participants who presented a very strong showing that represented the department in a great light.

  • October 2014

    • Elizabeth Boone, Professor and holder of the Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, will be attending a conference in her honor on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Harvard University, titled "Telling Stories: Discourse, Meaning, and Performance in Mesoamerican Things," and receiving the 2014 "H.B. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Mesoamerican Studies" by the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard.

    • Caroline Good, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will be honored with the Barney Mintz New Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League's ("ADL") Centennial Dinner, held on December 4, 2014. The Barney Mintz New Leadership Award, which is given to two up-and-coming leaders of the ADL each year, is funded by the family of Barney Mintz, one of the original board chairs of the local and national chapters of the ADL. Together with the other award recipient, Good will travel to Washington D.C. in May to attend the Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference. While in Washington, she will join other ADL participants and have the opportunity to meet Congressional officials to discuss domestic and foreign issues concerning the Jewish community.

  • September 2014

    • William Balée, Professor of Anthropology, received the Mary W. Klinger Award for 2014 from the Society for Economic Botany for his book, Cultural Forests of the Amazon.

    • Elio Brancaforte, Associate Professor and Chair of Germanic and Slavic Studies, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for Teaching/Research in Azerbaijan. He will teach at Baku State University during the 2015 Spring semester.

    • The National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Tulane's Middle American Research Institute a grant in support of Associate Professor of Anthropology and M.A.R.I. Director Marcello A. Canuto's proposed project to further his research at the Classic Maya city of La Corona in the jungles of northern Guatemala.

    • Douglas N. Harris, Associate Professor of Economics and Sean Higgins, PhD student, Department of Economics, have been awarded the 2014 Lawrence M. v. D. Schloss Economics Prize for their outstanding work in the Department of Economics at Tulane University.

    • Ashley Neumeister, an SLA student double majoring in Anthropology and Asian Studies, won 3rd prize in the 13th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition held on April 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane was awarded a grant by the Arts Midwest, on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in Shakespeare in American Communities in 2014-2015. This grant will help to fund The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s Annual Production for the Schools.

  • June 2014

    • Student Accolades

        • Seth Appelbaum, graduate student in Philosophy, was chosen as one of three graduate students in an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on "Medieval Political Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian."

        • Jennie Barker, German major, received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship for 2015. The fellowship will facilitate her research project for her honors thesis that she will conduct while studying in Berlin during the spring of 2015. The scholarship will also allow her to do an internship in Germany after her semester at IES Abroad and Humboldt University ends.

        • Jessie Gomez (Art Studio; Psychology) was presented by the Newcomb Art Department the Promising Rising Senior Award in Painting in their recent awards ceremony for students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs.

        • Rachel Horowitz, PhD candidate in Anthropology, was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her project "Economic Implications of Lithic Technological Organization in the Mopan Valley, Belize."

        • Emily Johnson (Art Studio) was presented by the Newcomb Art Department the Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Studio Art in their recent awards ceremony for students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs.

        • Maxime Lamoureux St.-Hilaire, graduate student in anthropology, was recently awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture of the Quebec provincial government.

        • Nathan Rabalais, PhD candidate in French Studies, is the recent recipient of a highly competitive Chateaubriand fellowship to spend the academic year 2014-15 in Poitiers, France doing dissertation research. He was one of only six students out of 131 applicants from all over the country to receive a year-long grant.

        • James Steele (Art History; French) was presented by the Newcomb Art Department the Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award for a Sophomore or Junior in Art History in their recent awards ceremony for students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs.

        • Sonya Wohletz (Art History) received the Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities. The paper is entitled “Through a Glass, Darkly: A Study of Mirrors in Aztec Art”. The award was presented on Thursday, May 1, at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies as part of their 13th annual Awards Ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding staff, faculty, and students.

        • David Rizk (Neuroscience; Classical Studies) and Arielle Suskin ( Classical Studies Art Studio) will both be participating in Classics related summer projects and are the recipients of Classical Studies sponsored Summer Project Awards to help fund their endeavors.

        • Each spring, the Tulane University Marching Band selects new student leaders who will serve for the next academic year. These student leaders, as part of the 85+ students participating in the band program, represent every school and field of study at Tulane University. During the summer months they are a resource for their section members, guiding them through the process of learning new music for the football pre-game and halftime shows, and working closely with incoming freshmen to make sure that they prepared for the rigors of band camp and the fall season. The section leaders will arrive back on campus in mid-August to ensure a productive and engaging band camp for all members, then continue their leadership responsibilities throughout the academic year.

          The student leaders for 2013-14 include, Lauren Stevens and Liz King as Drum Majors, Kimberly Plants-Paris as section leader for the clarinet, Chris Willuhn as section leader for the French horn, J.T. Barta as section leader for the trombone, Olivia Browslawsky as section leader for the alto saxophone, Zak James as section leader for the tenor and baritone saxophones, Amy Lipman as section leader for the trumpet, Ari Levine as section leader for the sousaphone, Kyle Pearcy as section leader for percussion, Angela Servello as section leader for color guard and Annie Cuccia as section leader for the dance team.

        • Philosophy graduate students Alex Limanowski and Paul Wilford were selected as participants in a 2014 Summer Seminar of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History.

      • The Judith Kelleher Schafer Summer Internship Grant Program

        Funds from the Judith Kelleher Schafer Summer Internship Grant Program were used to endow eight fellowships in the amount of $2,000 each for summer 2014. The students receiving the funds, along with their graduating class, hometown and internship placements are as follows:

        • Jonathan Brodo, ‘15 from Narberth, Pennsylvania, will intern in the office of Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) in Washington, D.C.
        • John Crowley, ’15 from Essex Junction, Vermont, will intern for Bird Peck Organics Farm in District Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.
        • Bothwell Graves Lee, ’15 from Louisville, Kentucky, will intern for the Waterman, PLLC law firm in Louisville, Kentucky.
        • Emma Loos, ’15 from Mission Viejo, California, will intern for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation in Los Angeles, California.
        • Tomas O’Brien, ’15 from Lititz, Pennsylvania, will intern for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders Office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
        • Melissa Reitcheck, ’15 from Crystal Lake, Illinois, will intern in the office of Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell in New Orleans, Louisiana.
        • Elizabeth Schoen, ’15 from Covington, Louisiana, will intern for the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana.
        • Nicolas Stone, ’15 from Portland, Oregon, will intern in the office of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) in Washington, D.C.
      • SLA Summer Merit Fellowship Recipients
        • Seth Appelbaum – Philosophy
        • Octavio Barajas – Latin American Studies
        • Carlos Capellino-Fuentes – Spanish
        • Imen Djouini – Art Studio
        • Carla Flores-Ortiz – Spanish
        • Benjamin Fox-McCord – Art Studio
        • Beau Gaitors – History
        • Sean Higgins – Economics
        • George Johnson – Theatre
        • Peyton Jones – History
        • Heidi Krajewski – History
        • Kyle Lawton – Spanish
        • Alex Limanowski – Philosophy
        • Haley Holt Mehta – Anthropology
        • Jayur Madhusudan Mehta – Anthropology
        • Jonathan Moore – History
        • Thomas Mulligan – Philosophy
        • Morakinyo Ogunmodimu – Linguistics
        • Stephanie Parham – History
        • Erin Patterson – Anthropology
        • Xose Pereira-Boan – Spanish
        • Samantha Perez – History
        • Isabel Quintana – History
        • Nathan Rabalais – French
        • Maria Rincon-Chavarro – Spanish
        • Karen Sanders – Anthropology
        • Daniella Santoro – Anthropology
        • Jennifer Saracino – Latin American Studies–Art History
        • Lindsey Schier – History
        • Jason Somerville – Art Studio
        • Jeffrey Stenbom – Art Studio
        • Elsa Stephan – French
        • Nathan Stout – Philosophy
        • Carole Trevise – French
        • Jorge Valenzuela – Latin American Studies
        • Tatina Vintu – Theatre
        • James Whitaker – Anthropology
        • Allison White – Spanish
        • Paul Wilford – Philosophy
    • Graduating Student Accolades

        • Lee Barnett (Linguistics) has received an Erasmus grant to study toward a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics.
        • Chris Brown, recent graduate of Masters in Piano Performance, was accepted to University of North Carolina, Greensboro for his DMA.
        • Zachary Chizmar (Art History) was presented by the Newcomb Art Department the Senior Honors Scholar in Art History award in their recent awards ceremony for students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs.
        • Scott Cohen, recent graduate of Masters in Piano Performance, was accepted to both the University of Miami and the University of Kansas for the DMA program, and has decided to attend the University of Kansas.
        • Benjamin Kim (Art Studio) was presented by the Newcomb Art Department the Senior Honors Scholar in Studio Art in their recent awards ceremony for students in the History of Art and Studio Art programs.
        • Sam Stoner, who received his PhD in May, has been offered a three year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Western Heritage Program of Carthage College.
      • Fulbright Recipients
        • GRADUATE STUDENTS:
          • Daniel Castilow (Anthropology) - Trinidad and Tobago
          • Erlend Johnson (Archeology) - Honduras
        • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
          • Lauren Kwiatkowski (English Teaching Assistantship) - Taiwan
          • Patrick Matthews (English Teaching Assistantship) - Belgium
          • Daniel Mellow (English Teaching Assistantship/HAEF) - Greece
          • Reese Osta (English Teaching Assistantship) - Germany
          • David Ewens, (English Teaching Assistantship) - Germany
      • The following School of Liberal Arts students were recognized at the Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards Ceremony
        • The William Wallace Peery Medal for Academic Excellence is presented to JOANNA ERYKA LAPUCHA
        • The Award for Outstanding Student in African and African Diaspora Studies is presented to MWENDE KALONDU KATWIWA
        • The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology is presented to HILLARY RAY JOHNSON
        • The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Anthropology is presented to HALEY MELINDA BLOCK
        • The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology is presented to BENJAMIN GARRETT DAVIS
        • The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Memorial Award in 2-D Studio Art is presented to MARJORIE SUEZANNE McWILLIAMS
        • The Edmond Lester Lacoste III Memorial Award in Painting is presented to CAROLINE MASUE MUNEOKA
        • The Henry Stern Prize for the Best Paper in Art History is presented to GABRIELLE SIERRA STEWART
        • The Outstanding Art History Major Award is presented to KIRA SCOTT SULLIVAN
        • The Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting is presented to ELIZABETH CLAIRE FEROZE
        • The Japan-Tulane Friendship Award is presented to CECILIA JAYNE BILLHEIMER
        • The Classical Studies Prize is presented to ARIELLE JENNIFER SUSKIN
        • The George H. Terriberry Prize is presented to JORDAN REINHOLD GARCIA GONZALEZ
        • The Judah Touro Medal is presented to JULIA EVELYN JUDGE
        • The Ashton Phelps Award is presented to CRAIG ANDREW HENRY
        • The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication is presented to CAMERON ALEXANDRA DURHAM CONKLIN
        • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics is presented to MALLORY LORRAINE AVERY
        • The Mathematical Economics Award is presented to RACHEL D. RYLEY
        • The Newcomb College Award in Economics is presented to RACHEL D. RYLEY
        • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics is presented to BLAKE ROBERT HOLBROOK and NICHOLAS CLAYTON SUELLENTROP
        • The Award for Service to the Literary Community is presented to SARAH GRACE MONSEN
        • The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize is presented to LUCY KATHERINE STRATTON
        • The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate is presented to MARIE-CLAIRE SEROU
        • The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature is presented to DAVID LELAND BARENHOLTZ
        • The Henry Clay Stier Award in English is presented to MEGAN ASHLEY ALFONSO
        • The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English is presented to JAMIE LYNNE BERTEL
        • The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing is presented to CONNOR BROOKS CRAWFORD
        • The Quarante Club Prize for Best Short Story by a Woman is presented to ELLY HOWARD
        • The Virginia Gleaves-Lazarus Memorial Award is presented to LAURA ELIZABETH DECUIR
        • The Senior Achievement and Studio in the Woods Prize is presented to CONNOR BROOKS CRAWFORD
        • The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize is presented to JOANNA ERYKA LAPUCHA
        • The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French and Italian is presented to MIZALA GRACIA MVULA and MELISSA LEIGH SAPP
        • The France-Amérique Award is presented to MIZALA GRACIA MVULA
        • The French Government Book Prize is presented to JESSICA CLAIRE BARRILLEAUX, MOSTELLER RUTH LIERLE, PATRICK LARSON MATTHEWS, KIRA SCOTT SULLIVAN and MEGAN ELIZABETH SUPER
        • The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize is presented to WILLIAM PATRICK MITCHELL LUAN
        • The Louis Bush Medal is presented to JULIA ALISON GELDZAHLER
        • The Italian Government Prize for Excellence in Italian is presented to ALLISON JUDITH ANSPACH, KATHLEEN ELIZABETH CASEY, RACHEL KATHLEEN HULLETT and TERESA MARIA RUSSO
        • The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies is presented to JESSICA SUZANNE CALLAHAN
        • The Anne Royal Arthur Memorial Award is presented to MALLORY LORRAINE AVERY
        • The John T. Krumpelmann Award is presented to CLAIRE HELOISE DAIGNEAULT and REESE PATRICK OSTA
        • The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language is presented to LILLIAN SOPHIA KOPASKA-MERKEL
        • The Aline MacKenzie Taylor Award in Intellectual History is presented to SOPHIE GLORIA CORNFIELD
        • The Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History is presented to ELISA MATTON
        • The History Senior Scholar Award is presented to LAUREN KWIATKOWSKI
        • The Chi Omega Prize in History is presented to NATALIE ERIN RUTSCH
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize in Social Studies is presented to NATALIE ERIN RUTSCH
        • The Montgomery History Award is presented to ANDREW J. PELLATT
        • The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History is presented to CHANI NICOLE JENSEN
        • The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award is presented to ANDREW SCOTT GAYNOR
        • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award is presented to ERIN DANIELLE ALBERT, ALEXANDRA PAIGE COHEN and LARA ELAINA COHEN
        • The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award is presented to NICOLE JORDAN ETSEKSON and JACOB HENRY HARRIS
        • The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy is presented to CAMERON ALEXANDRA DURHAM CONKLIN and AURORA ELIZABETH GUNDERSEN
        • The Murphy Institute Public Service Award is presented to MWENDE KALONDU KATWIWA
        • The Political Economy Program Senior Scholar Award is presented to OCTAVIA LUCY MAWSON ABELL
        • The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music is presented to CHRISTINIA ANN BORNE and JENNA LAUREN WINSTON
        • The Anne Butler Hess Award is presented to THANH LAM “LANCE” TRAN
        • The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award is presented to JULIÁN OSPINA
        • The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science is presented to SALLY ELEANOR NESS
        • The Class of 1935—Ned Putzell Memorial Prize is presented to AMANDA CATHERINE SAVAGE
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize is presented to ANGELA LOUISE FILARDO
        • The Pi Sigma Alpha Award is presented to NICHOLAS CLAYTON SUELLENTROP
        • The Shirley Weil Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science is presented to LARA ELAINA COHEN
        • The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award is presented to SAMANTHA NICOLE BOSALAVAGE
        • The Phi Mu Award in Sociology is presented to AMELIA THREEFOOT ESENSTAD
        • The Hispano-American Prize is presented to SARAH MARIE EDWARDS
        • The Iberian Studies Prize is presented to JULIÁN OSPINA and KELLEY ELIZABETH WALTON
        • The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize is presented to RILEY SUSANNE RUSSELL
        • The Senior Scholars in Spanish and Portuguese is presented to TAYLOR CROSBY and JOCELYN SAUSNER
        • The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress is presented to VICTORIA AUDREY ROSE GURAL
        • The Garrick K. Barringer Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role is presented to BRENDAN BURKE BOWEN
        • The Garrick K. Barringer Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role is presented to TRICIA ROBIN ANDERSON
        • The Janice Torre Perky Memorial Award for Excellence in Original or Creative Writing is presented to JESSE CHARLES FRIEDMAN
        • The Stephanie “Stevie” Dawson Memorial Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre is presented to SARAH ELIZABETH SCHULTZ
        • The Elizabeth B. Delery Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance is presented to JACOB MATTHEW ELY
        • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Choreography is presented to ANNA TIANYU TAN
        • The Jill Karp Prize in Dance Performance is presented to JESSIE ALANDA KARDOSThe Minnette L. Starts Award for Excellence in Dance is presented to DELIA ANN CONSTANTINO and LARA RENÉE MURRAY
      • School of Liberal Arts 2014 Tulane34 Award Recipients
        • Jessica Callahan – Linguistics; Gender and Sexuality Studies
        • Julia Grabowski – History
        • Lauren Holtzman – Sociology; International Development
        • Mwende Katwiwa – Political Economy; African and African Diaspora Studies
        • Lauren Kwiatkowski – History; Political Science
        • Kelsi Sexton – Anthropology; English
        • Walter Stern – History
        • Anna Tan – Public Health; Dance
        • Kelley Walton –Sociology; Spanish

           

      • School of Liberal Arts 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
        • Erin Albert – Psychology; Sociology
        • Megan Alfonso – Musical Theater; English
        • Skye Janille Anderson – Linguistics
        • Jamie Bertel – English; Classical Studies
        • Samantha Bosalavage – Sociology; Social Policy and Practice
        • Zachary Robert Chizmar – Art History
        • Cara Clatanoff – Environmental Studies
        • Monika Cohen – Public Health; Spanish
        • Sarah Marie Edwards – Spanish
        • Jesse Charles Friedman – Political Science; Spanish
        • Andrew S. Gaynor – Cell and Molecular Biology; Jewish Studies; Chemical Engineering
        • Michael Edwin Seehorn Glass – Philosophy; Mathematics
        • Anna L. Hamilton – Public Health; International Development
        • Anne Kincaid Hauser – Political Science; International Development
        • Craig Andrew Henry – Communication; Digital Media Production
        • Lauren Sydney Holtzman – Sociology, International Development
        • Megan Carol Johnson – Anthropology
        • Julia Evelyn Judge – Classical Studies
        • Alyssa Kahan – Gender and Sexuality Studies
        • Stacy L. Krost – English; Asian Studies
        • Jessalyn Leigh Kunz – Political Science-International Relations; International Development
        • Danielle LeClair – French; Linguistics
        • Patrick J. Lorio – Political Science
        • Daniel Isaac Mellow – Economics
        • Terese I. Murphy – Art History
        • Minzala Gracia Mvula – Political Economy; French
        • Andrew J. Pellatt – History
        • McCall Kent Raftus – Sociology; Social Policy and Practice
        • Angelina Rose Ruddell – Sociology
        • Riley Susanne Russell – Spanish; Sociology
        • Natalie Rutsch – History
        • Rachel D. Ryley – Mathematics; Economics
        • Lucy K. Stratton – Political Science; English
        • Nicholas Clayton Suellentrop – Political Science-International Relations; Economics
        • Dana Jean Swanson – Anthropology
        • Louis Taylor – Cell and Molecular Biology; Spanish
        • Sonia Tompkins – Linguistics
        • Thanh Lam Tran – Neuroscience; Philosophy
        • Caitlin Elinor Truitt – Public Health; Gender and Sexuality Studies
        • Bryan Joseph Ueng – Mathematics; Economics
        • Benjamin Williams – Political Science-International Relations; History
        • Sarah Amanda Williams – Neuroscience; Spanish
  • May 2014

    • Bruce Bower, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, was awarded the 2013-2014 Graduate Studies Student Association Outstanding Faculty Award for the School of Liberal Arts.
    • Congratulations to David Friezo (A&S '86) who recently completed the UVU North Pole Marathon. Running through snow and ice in -30 degree Celsius temperatures, Friezo was one of just 47 competitors from 20 countries to complete this grueling marathon. To see pictures of the race and its competitors, check out the UVU North Pole Marathon Facebook page.
    • Amy Pfrimmer, Assistant Professor of Music, is one of seven national winners of the 2014 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Emerging Leaders Award. In May, Pfrimmer will adjudicate and give a master class entitled "Survival Skills: Master Class, Discussion and Direction for Emerging Artists" at the National Classical Singer Convention to be held in San Antonio. Also in May, Amy is invited to give a master class at the Mississippi School of the Arts.
    • Stephanie Porras, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, received both a Renaissance Society of America grant , supporting her research in Antwerp this summer, as well as a National Endowment for the Humanities “Enduring Questions” grant to develop her course “What is a copy?” to be taught as an Honors Colloquium next year.
  • April 2014

    • Professor of English and African & African Diaspora Studies Gaurav Desai's book, Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination , has been selected as the 2014 Wellek Prize winner. This year's René Wellek Prize recognizes an outstanding book in the discipline of Comparative Literature published in the triennium 2011-13. The prize was awarded at the ACLA annual meeting in New York City (March 20-23).
    • Congratulations to SLA history graduate student Kaitlyn Henderson on receiving a Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellowship. The CHC awards provide assistance to doctoral students in the U.S. who wish to use the research resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries. Henderson's research focuses on Cuban Racial Discourse in the Twentieth Century.
    • Katharine Jack, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Environmental Studies, received a grant from the LA Board of Regents to continue her research. The title of her submitted proposal is Major Histocompatibility Complex, Mate Choice and Dispersal Decisions in Wild Cebus capucinus: Implications for Sexual Selection in Male Dispersed Social Animals. The grant will provide $156,000+ over the course of three years. Of the 112 applicants, Jack's proposal was raked #1 along with five others.
    • Patience Moll, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of English, was awarded a three-month grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to conduct research at the Hegel Archives at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany this summer.
  • March 2014

    Congratulations to English Professor Molly Rothenberg on being awarded a Fulbright Flex Award. The Flex Award is one of two special awards from the Fulbright Scholar Program which funds research for several months at a time over a two year period. The Flex Award is also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. Rothenberg will use the Flex Award to help complete her book project currently titled, Jane Austen’s Exceptional Universalism.

  • February 2014

    The Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) will present Pianist and Professor of Practice Daniel O. Weilbaecher Jr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon on Feb. 14 at the Hotel Monteleone. The Foundation presents special awards and nominations for performances of classical music, opera, ballet and ethnic and contemporary dance in the New Orleans area. Weilbaecher teaches piano and theory in the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University. He has performed across the country and is the founder of the New Orleans Piano Institute. He recently stepped down as Executive Director of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, a position he held for nearly two decades.

  • January 2014

    • Undergraduate student Jesse Friedman won 2nd place in the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy’s student essay contest for a research paper he wrote during the fall 2012 semester abroad in Cuba. The article, written in Spanish, was published in the prestigious journal, Cuba in Transition. This is a very unusual honor for an undergraduate student, as the other contributors are all recognized scholars in Cuban Studies. Friedman is a triple major in Political Economy, Spanish, and Theater and Dance, and an accomplished actor and dancer as well as student and researcher.
    • Senior Professor of Practice of Political Science M. Casey Kane Love, won the Barbara Moely Service Learning Teaching Award for 2013.
    • Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies Supriya Nair’s book Pathologies of Paradise: Caribbean Detours has won the The Nicolás Guillén Award for Outstanding Book in Philosophical Literature from the Caribbean Philosophical Association.
  • December 2013

    • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is proud to announce that they have 5339 students, representing 51 schools from the Greater New Orleans area, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Hattiesburg, registered to attend school performances in the spring. Additionally, Shakespeare on the Road (the mobile branch of SFT) has had nine performances at local middle and high schools this semester. Most recently they have visited residents of the Pontchartrain Healthcare Centre in Mandeville.
    • Piano student Zhichan Huang and soprano student Sarah Weinberg won the Music Department's annual Concerto and Aria Contest, which was held on Friday, November 15th. The winners will perform as soloists in a Spring 2014 Tulane Orchestra concert.
    • The Department of Jewish Studies has won a continuation of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) grant supporting a Schusterman teaching professor at Tulane for the 2014-15 acdemic year. The grant has brought a number of academics and professors to teach at Tulane and engage with students during this time, including Prof. Moshe Naor, Prof. Ilan Fuchs, Prof. Rami Kimchi, and Prof. Yehuda Halper, among others. Also, the department is to proud to announce the debut of the M.O. Gershenzon Digital Library, a companion piece to Prof. Horowitz's most recently published book, Russian Idea – Jewish Presence: Essays on Russian-Jewish Intellectual Life.
    • Nora Lustig, the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Economics, has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in low-income countries. The $581,162 grant will enable Lustig and her team to implement the analysis in two pilot countries in Africa, Ghana and Tanzania, as well as to adapt the CEQ methodology to encompass the idiosyncrasies of low-income countries. She will work alongside co-principal investigators James Alm, Chair of the Economics Department, and Sean Higgins, Economics PhD student.
    • Discover magazine has released it’s top 100 stories of 2013. Associate Professor of Anthropology, Christopher Rodning’s archeological find was ranked at #29 on the list. The location of the first European fort established in the interior of North America was discovered this past summer by Rodning and project co-directors from the University of Michigan and at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. “We selected the top 100 stories based in part on each item’s impact and implications on its particular field,” said Steve George editor of Discover .
    • Nick Spitzer, Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the James Williams Rivers prize in Louisiana Studies, an annual award administered by the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. The prize selection committee specifically cited American Routes, as well as Spitzer's scholarly contributions to the study of Louisiana folklore, as factors in his selection. Previous winners of the Rivers Prize include A. Hays Town, Ernest Gaines, Ellis Marsalis, James Lee Burke, Carl Brasseaux, LPB, George Rodrigue, and several others.
  • November 2013

    • Aaron Collier, Senior Professor of Practice in Art Studio, was selected by The Joan Mitchell Center as one of ten artists for the 2013-2014 New Orleans Local Artists ("NOLA") Studio Program. Artists will receive a free studio and a materials stipend for five months, as well as professional development support over the full length of the pilot.
    • This October, Professor of Political Science Sally J. Kenney was recognized by the National Association of Women Judges for her service to the cause of gender diversity in the judiciary. The organization held its annual meeting in New Orleans, where Kenney was presented with The Florence K. Murray Award, honoring a non-judge who, by example or otherwise, has influenced women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women attorneys, or advanced opportunities for women within the legal profession. Kenney's most recent book is Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter.
    • Jana Lipman's (Associate Professor of History) article "Give us a Ship": Vietnamese Repatriates on Guam, 1975" was awarded the Constance Rourke Prize for the best article published in American Quarterly (2012).
  • October 2013

    • Upon the completion of its 20th season, the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is the recipient of a Community Arts Award. The award was presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans at a ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center on September 24.
    • Assistant Professor Alan I. Barreca and Associate Professor Jonathan Pritchett, both from the Department of Economics, have been selected as this year's joint Schloss Prize recipients. This Schloss Prize for Excellence in Economics is given annually in recognition of outstanding performance - Pritchett for service and Barreca for research. As a bonus, the prize carries with it a cash prize of $5,000 for each professor.
    • Congratulations to Director of the New Orleans Gulf South Center, Associate Professor Joel Dinerstein, and Senior Professor of Practice in Theatre & Dance, Gary Ruker, who have both been selected as one of New Orleans Magazine's Top People to Watch for their annual issue (Sept. 2013).
    • Professor William Brumfield is the recent recipient of the Achievement Award in Russian-American Relations, Arts and Education. The award is given by the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities on the occasion of the annual Russia Day Gala. This is the first year that the award has been presented.
    • J. Emmanuel Raymundo, Assistant Professor of Communication, has received a 2013-2014 Eugene Garfield Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society. Founded by Ben Franklin in 1743, the American Philosophical Society is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources and community outreach.
  • June 2013

      • Congratulations to English Department Lecturer, Luisa Dantas, who is the recipient of the Community Enrichment Award from the Tulane University Center for Public Service for her service-learning course, Placed-Based Storytelling in New Orleans. In addition, the short film Splitting the Tremé, which was produced by Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School students in conjunction with their Tulane mentors as part of Dantas' Place-Based Storytelling class last Fall, recently won first place in the prestigious Congress for the New Urbanism's 'Highways to Boulevards' national video contest. There is a $500 cash prize, which Clark will use to fund more Digital Media Club programming next year. The video also screened at the CNU national conference in Salt Lake City, and will be placed on their website for use in their campaigns to redesign America's urban spaces.

      • At the Tulane University Unified Commencement ceremony, T.R. Johnson, Associate Professor of English and Director of the writing program, received the Weiss Presidential Fellowship, the highest award for undergraduate teaching at Tulane University. The Board of Tulane, with support from Suzanne and Stephen Weiss, established the Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship to recognize the importance of undergraduate teaching. The fellowship honors a faculty member who has a sustained record of effective, inspiring and distinguished teaching. Recipients receive a special medal, $5,000 a year for four years and permanent designation as a Weiss Fellow.

      • The National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Tulane's Middle American Research Institute a grant in support of Associate Professor of Anthropology and M.A.R.I. Director Marcello A. Canuto's proposed project "Archaeological Investigations of La Corona's Hieroglyphic Staircase 2."

      • English Post-doc Teaching Fellow, Catherine Michna, is the recipient of the Social Justice & Advocacy Award from the Tulane University Center for Public Service for her service-learning course, Makers and Motivations: Culture and Organizing Histories in New Orleans.

      • Justin Wolfe, Director of Graduate Studies and William Arceneaux Associate Professor of Latin American History, received an NEH Summer Stipend, providing two months of supplemental funding this summer toward the same research. Both will contribute to his book manuscript in progress, tentatively titled, "On Equal Grounds: Race and Empire in the Age of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1858."

      • Alumni Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, APR, Fellow PRSA (A&S 1976) was selected Outstanding Faculty Advisor at Georgia State University for 2013.

    • Student Accolades/Awards

      • This year at the Sigma Tau Delta convention Tulane students of the English Honor Society presented original works in fiction, critical essay, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Not only did they present polished, thought-provoking pieces, but they answered their audiences' questions in a poised, professional manner. Subsequently, Tulane's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta won the Outstanding Chapter Award, given to the best chapter in the nation. In addition, Meghan Holt, Instructor in the English Department, won the Outstanding Sponsor Award.

      • Each spring, the Tulane University Marching Band selects new student leaders who will serve for the next academic year. These student leaders, as part of the 85+ students participating in the band program, represent every school and field of study at Tulane University. During the summer months they are a resource for their section members, guiding them through the process of learning new music for the football pre-game and halftime shows, and working closely with incoming freshmen to make sure that they prepared for the rigors of band camp and the fall season. Our section leaders will arrive back on campus in mid-August to ensure a productive and engaging band camp for all members, then continue their leadership responsibilities throughout the academic year.

        Our student leaders for 2013-14 are:
        • DRUM MAJORS: Alex Tir and Chris Willuhn
        • SECTION LEADERS: Caitlyn Schroeder, flutes; Brittany Carnes, clarinets; Olivia Browslawsky, alto saxophones; Zak James, tenor & baritone saxophones; Amy Lipman, trumpets; Christopher Collins, mellophones; Alex Cammack, trombones & baritones; Ari Levine, Sousaphones; Kyle Pearcy, percussion; Angela Servello, color guard; Annie Cuccia, dance team
      • Congratulations to School of Liberal Arts recent graduates, Anne Mellan ('13), and Patrick Marcus ('13), who have received jobs with the Ministry of Education in Japan.

      • We are happy to announced that two School of Liberal Arts students have received awards from Tulane's Center for Public Service:
        Michelle Liu is the recipient of the Donald Mintz Award and Joshua Weinberg is the recipient of the Community Enrichment Award.

      • Fulbright Recipients
        • David Ewens, a graduating senior ('13) majoring in English and German, has won a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Germany next year.
        • Sean Higgins ('11 - Economics) received a Fulbright Award to conduct research in Mexico in the 2013-2014 academic year. Sean is currently working with Economic Professors Claudiney Pereira and Nora Lustig on several papers discussing income inequality and poverty.
        • Nicole Katin, a Ph.D student in Anthropology, received a Fulbright Award for her doctoral research in Brazil.
        • Beau Gaitors, a Ph.D. student in History, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program fellowship for 2013-2014 to carry out research in Mexico for his dissertation on traders and trading networks in late-colonial and early-independent Veracruz.
        • Maria Aguilar, a Ph.D. student in History, has received a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship to support her research during 2013-2014 on the development and transformation of the urban police in Guatemala City between 1944 and 1985.
        • Liberal Arts graduating senior, Catherine Fitpatrick, will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil. Her majors were Environmental Studies and Political Science/International Relations.
        • School of Liberal Arts alumna Grace Kenneally ('12), whose majors were Political Science/International Relations and Russian, has been awarded a Fulbright to teach English in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Grace just completed a position as a research assistant through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and is currently working at a law firm specializing in international law. She will enter a Masters program in International Economics and Russian and Eurasian Studies at John Hopkins University upon her return from Bishkek.
      • The following School of Liberal Arts students were recognized at the Newcomb-Tulane College Senior Awards Ceremony
        • The Award for Outstanding Student in African and African Diaspora Studies is presented to Samantha Alexis Kaplan
        • The Arden R. King Award for Excellence in Anthropology is presented to Alexa Carroll Schwartz
        • The Elizabeth S. Watts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Anthropology is presented to Erin Leigh Macdougal
        • The Robert Wauchope Award for Excellence in Anthropology is presented to Rebecca Johnson Howsam
        • The Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Anthropology is presented to Matthew Preston Dobbins
        • The Alberta "Rusty" Collier Memorial Award in 2-D Studio Art is presented to Samuel Ruskin Crosby and Margaret Ellen Spacapan
        • The Edmond Lester Lacoste III Memorial Award in Painting is presented to Molly Elizabeth Knobloch
        • The Henry Stern Prize for the Best Paper in Art History is presented to Rachel Daphne Weiss
        • The Outstanding Art History Major Award is presented to Samuel Ruskin Crosby and Joseph Alexander Ramsey
        • The Sandy Chism Memorial Award in Painting is presented to Madeline Claire Marak
        • The Japan-Tulane Friendship Award is presented to Brooke Adams Schueller
        • The Classical Studies Prize is presented to Jonathan Scott Salman
        • The George H. Terriberry Prize is presented to Jennifer Elise Triplett
        • The Judah Touro Medal is presented to Rachel Lilley Love
        • The Ashton Phelps Award is presented to Raphael Ramil Rosalin
        • The Glendy Burke Medal in Communication is presented to Claire Frances Goodill
        • The J. Ernest Tanner Award for Excellence in Economics is presented to Joshua Marcus Pollack
        • The Mathematical Economics Award is presented to Emily Anne Brechlin and Jessica Bernardine Feagles
        • The Newcomb College Award in Economics is presented to Emily Anne Brechlin
        • The Paul Tulane College Award in Economics is presented to Charles Earle Gaber and Joseph Frederick Lustig
        • The Award for Service to the Literary Community is presented to Elizabeth Ryan Mardiks
        • The Class of 1903 Shakespeare Prize is presented to Rachael Anna Wingate
        • The Dale Edmonds Prize for Best Short Story Written by an Undergraduate is presented to Katherine Cecelia Hines
        • The Donald Pizer Award in American Literature is presented to Katherine Cecelia Hines
        • The Henry Clay Stier Award in English is presented to Philip Joseph Herman
        • The Pierce Butler Prize for Excellence in English is presented to Engram Weatherford Wilkinson
        • The Senior Achievement Prize for Excellence in Creative Writing is presented to Mary Katherine Brake
        • The Virginia Gleaves Lazarus Memorial Award is presented to Athena Jane Manatis-Lornell
        • The Studio in the Woods Residency Award for an Outstanding Senior in Creative Writing is presented to Engram Weatherford Wilkinson
        • The Alcée Fortier Memorial Prize is presented to Meagan Jean Gross Knowlton
        • The Charles Oscar Maas Prize in French and Italian is presented to Margaret Yvonne Osburn and Tanvi Mukesh Shah
        • The France-Amérique Award is presented to Tanvi Mukesh Shah
        • The French Government Book Prize is presented to Casey Howell Boersma, Anne Elizabeth Lootens and Madeline Grace Tideman
        • The Jonathan Lorino Memorial Prize is presented to Michael Patrick Ross
        • The Louis Bush Medal is presented to Brooke Adams Schueller
        • The Italian Government Prize for Excellence in Italian is presented to Emily Revere Lutken
        • The Award for the Outstanding Senior in Gender and Sexuality Studies is presented to Leila Mohammad Abu-Orf
        • The Anne Royal Arthur Memorial Award is presented to Sara Autumn Shockey
        • The John T. Krumpelmann Award is presented to David Russell Ewens
        • The Russian Book Prize for Achievement in the Russian Language is presented to Jane Emily Hayashi
        • The Aline MacKenzie Taylor Award in Intellectual History is presented to William Douglas Jones
        • The Charles Till Davis Prize for Excellence in European History is presented to Sarah Louisa Sklaw
        • The Chi Omega Prize in History is presented to Mallory Eleanor West
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize in Social Studies is presented to Jane Emily Hayashi
        • The Montgomery History Award is presented to Scott Aran Sigman
        • The Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History is presented to Allison Elizabeth Palmer
        • The Dr. Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award is presented to Eli Joseph Kamerow
        • The Dr. Lawrence J. Kanter and Julie Kanter Award is presented to Nathan Judah Jablow and Emily Lauren Seyburn
        • The Ephraim Lisitzky Memorial Award is presented to Ronald Michael Kanter and Benjamin Lawrence Samuels
        • The Linguistics Program Award for Scholastic Excellence is presented to Zachary Taylor Santosuosso
        • The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy is presented to Charles Kent Crosby and Hillary Ruby Rose Donnell
        • The Murphy Institute Public Service Award is presented to Mathew Ryan Freimuth
        • The Maynard Klein/Friedrick E. Stoll Award is presented to Phillip Charles Larroque
        • The Sarah I. Nadler Memorial Award in Music is presented to Phillip Charles Larroque and Michael Carl Pepper
        • The Anne Butler Hess Award is presented to Victoria Joanne Kane
        • The Anthony F. and Mary Anne Corasaniti Award is presented to Nicole Sydney London
        • The Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Fellowship in Political Science is presented to Amelia Grace Conrad and Joseph Frederick Lustig
        • The Class of 1935—Ned Putzell Memorial Prize is presented to Paige Marie Boetefuer
        • The Mary B. Scott Memorial Prize is presented to Darcey Dillon Tindall
        • The Pi Sigma Alpha Award is presented to Claire Elisabeth Galley
        • The S. Walter Stern 1905 Memorial Medal is presented to Joseph Frederick Lustig
        • The Shirley Weil Greengus Memorial Award for Achievement in Political Science is presented to Nicole Sydney London
        • The Outstanding Student in Sociology Award is presented to Allison Lee Madera
        • The Phi Mu Award in Sociology is presented to Sara Maria Jacob
        • The Hispano-American Prize is presented to Sally Brand Friedman and Jonathan David Munns
        • The Iberian Studies Prize is presented to Amanda Claire Foy
        • The Luso-Brazilian Studies Prize is presented to Ailene Mary Orr
        • The Dorothy Young Memorial Award for Best Performance by an Actress is presented to Emily Clare Russell
        • The Stephanie "Stevie" Dawson Memorial Award for Excellence in Technical Theatre is presented to Erin Elizabeth Cessna
      • Department of Art Award Recipients

        Senior Honor Scholar in Art History presented to Brady Plunger

        Nell Pomeroy O'Brien award for academic achievement in Art History presented to Idan Ben Yakir

        Nell Pomeroy O'Brien award for academic achievement in Art Studio presented to Dakota Moe

        The Juanita Gonzales Award in Ceramics presented to Benjamin S. Kim

      • School of Liberal Arts Tulane34 Award Recipients

        Melissa Beske, Amelia Conrad, David Duesing, Rogers Jason Ervin, David Ewens, Morgan Franklin, Michael Lewis

      • 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
        • John Coy Allums - Mathematics; Asian Studies
        • Carolina M. Bejarano - Psychology; Spanish
        • Emily Anne Brechlin - Mathematics; Economics
        • Lisa Ariel Brown - English
        • Cooper Cain - Cell & Molecular Biology; Political Science
        • Amelia Conrad - Political Science-International Relations; International Development
        • Charles Crosby - Political Economy-International Perspectives; English
        • Rory Grace DeMaio - Art History
        • David R. Ewens - English; German Studies
        • Sally Brand Friedman - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Spanish
        • Anna Gaca - Art History
        • Lindsay Gus - Political Science-International Relations; English
        • Jane Emily Hayashi - History; Russian
        • Philip Joseph Herman - Film Studies; English
        • Katherine Cecelia Hines - Public Health Studies; Philosophy
        • Casie Marie James - Psychology; Spanish
        • Nicole Sydney London - Political Science; International Development
        • Joseph F. Lustig - Economics; Political Science-American Politics & Policy
        • Katie Mitchell - Political Science
        • Jonathan David Munns - Cell & Molecular Biology; Spanish
        • Ailene Mary Orr - Spanish & Portuguese; Latin American Studies
        • Nicole L. Pelletier - Gender & Sexuality Studies; History
        • Danielle Pensack - Political Science-International Relations
        • Alison Futura Perry - Psychology; Political Science
        • Jillian Poché - English
        • Michael Ross - French; Spanish
        • Tanvi Shah - French; International Development
        • Sean Hunt Simonson - Anthropology
        • Hunter Jackson Smith - Philosophy; Religious Studies
        • Whitney Stewart - Anthropology; International Development
        • Darcey Tindall - Political Science; International Development
        • Jennifer Elise Triplett - Classical Studies; International Development; Latin American Studies
        • Frances C. Weil - Philosophy; International Development
        • Mallory Eleanor West - History; Anthropology
        • Janine London Wilkin - Public Health Studies; International Development
        • Bari Danielle Winik - Anthropology
        • Rosanna Wyatt - Latin American Studies
  • May 2013

    • Associate Professor of Anthropology, Shanshan Du is the recipient of a 2013 ATLAS award from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The ATLAS program provides support to faculty members in arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines to complete major scholarly and artistic productions with the potential to have a broad impact on a regional, national, and/or international level. Professor Du will use the award to work on her book project currently title, "Fatalistic Collision with a Cosmo-Social Structure: Epidemic Suicide among the Lahu in China."
    • Congratulations to Professor Raymond Taras of the department of political science on being awarded a Polish Fulbright. Taras will use the Fulbright as part of his year-long sabbatical to continue his research on the conception of nationality specific to Poland's foreign policy toward Russia from 2007 to the present.
  • April 2013

    • Constance Balides, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Director of Tulane's Film Studies Program, won the 2013 Pedagogy Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
    • Karen Celestan, Senior Program Manager for the Music Rising at Tulane program within the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, won a Carve Magazine's 2013 Esoteric Award for her short story entitled Higher Ground.
    • Jeffrey Gunshol, Newcomb Dance Program faculty member, received a 2013 Big Easy Theater Award Nomination for Best Choreography for Southern Repertory Theatre's production of Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge, A Flowergory Manifold.
    • Ph.D. student Sean Higgins received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2013-2014 to Mexico. Sean is currently working with Economic Professors Claudiney Pereira and Nora Lustig on several papers on income inequality and poverty.
    • Justin Wolfe, Director of Graduate Studies and William Arceneaux Associate Professor of Latin American History, received a Mayers Fellowship at the Huntington Library, where he will be conducting research for the month of June. The grant provides $3,000 for the one-month stay.
    • Tulane's Summer Lyric Theatre won the following categories at the 2013 Big Easy Awards:
      • Best Actress in a Musical (Alum Elizabeth Argus for Sunset Boulevard)
      • Best Costume Design (Charlotte Lang for Sunset Boulevard)
      • Best Choreography (Alum Diane Lala for Anything Goes)
  • March 2013

    • Christopher Dunn, Department Chair for Spanish and Portuguese, received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete a book project titled "Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Emergent Social Movements in Authoritarian Brazil" during the 2013-14 academic year.
    • Anthropology graduate student Nicole Katin recently won a Fulbright Scholarship Award for her doctoral research in Brazil.
    • In February, two piano students of Music Professor Faina Lashtak, Angelina May and Zhichan Huang, received monetary awards as the winners for outstanding performances in the Junior Philharmonic Audition.
    • Associate Professor in Anthropology Chris Rodining, submitted and won the Third Annual Excavation Outreach Contest by the Archaeological Institute of America. The honor is given for the public outreach component of his archaeological project in western North Carolina, "The Berry Site: The First, Lost Colony in North Carolina". Rodining credits colleagues, staff, collaborators, predecessors and alumni for their contributions to this project.
    • Alumnae Jane Wolfe (SLA '12), attending Harvard Divinity School, received the honor of being asked to give a sermon at Harvard's Morning Prayers, a 375-year old tradition.
    • Tulane's Summer Lyric Theatre has been nominated for several 2012 Big Easy Awards (to be held March 25).
      • Sunset Boulevard
        • Best Musical Best Director (B. Michael Howard - faculty)
        • Best Actress in a Musical (Elizabeth Argus - alum)
        • Best Actor in a Musical (Kasey Marino - staff)
        • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Bob Edes, Jr)
        • Best Costume Design (Charlotte Lang)
        • Best Set Design (Rick Paul)
        • Best Musical Director (C. Leonard Raybon - faculty)
      • Anything Goes
        • Best Choreography (Diane Lala - alum)
        • Best Actress in a Musical (Julie Tolivar)
    • The Department of Theatre and Dance received a 2012 Big Easy Award nomination for :
      • Hay Fever
        • Best University Production – directed by student Stephen Eckert for his thesis
  • February 2013

    • Undergraduate student Christina Borne was selected and performed in the 2013 Louisiana Intercollegiate Honor Band on January 20, 2013 which was held at UL Lafayette. Christina is a junior majoring in music composition. She is currently in her third year with the Tulane University Marching Band and also participates in the concert band, pep band and other ensembles in the Newcomb Department of Music.
    • Anthropology graduate student Nicole Katin is a 2013 recipient of the Halperin Memorial Award from the Society for Economic Anthropology for her project, "Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil."
    • The Tulane University Marching Band (TUMB) performed at two major media events as part of Super Bowl week in New Orleans. On Friday, February 1st the TUMB was featured on "Fox & Friends" on Fox Network from 5:00am-8:00am Central Time. On February 2nd the TUMB performed for DirecTV broadcasts of its morning "Super Bowl Tail Gate Party" and afternoon "Celebrity Beach Bowl" events at Mardi Gras World. Combined coverage on the two networks and partners was expected to reach an audience of more than 200 million!

      The TUMB is now in its 8th year of operation, and for Mardi Gras 2013 will be featured in three major parades. Tulanians, locals and out-of-town guests will be able to see the TUMB in Krewe d'Etat on February 8, Bacchus on February 10 and Rex on February 12.

      For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit www.tulaneband.org.

  • January 2013

    • Catherine "Cat" Carlton (NC, '90), was elected to the City Council of Menlo Park, California, and sworn into office in December. She will serve a four-year term in this position, representing approximately 33,000 people in the Silicon Valley city.
    • Christopher Clark (SLA, '11), has been accepted to Cambridge University to pursue graduate work in the area of development studies, one of Cambridge's most renowned programs.
    • Peter Cooley, Professor of English, Director, Creative Writing, recently won the Faulkner Society gold medal for poetry for an 800-word (approximately four-page) excerpt of "Aftermaths," a massive poem that now stands at 194 pages.
    • Chris Dunn, associate professor in Spanish and Portuguese, received an NEH fellowship to support his research. The fellowship will support the competition of a project titled "Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Emergent Social Movements in Authoritarian Brazil." The fellowship will fund research and writing, which he will undertake between July 2013 and June 2014.
    • Managing Director Clare C. Moncrief, announces that The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Selly Foundation to support the upcoming 2013 season.
  • December 2012

    • Diane M. Grams, Assistant Professor of Sociology, received Best Conference Paper Award for her paper entitled "Freedom and Cultural Consciousness: Black Working Class Parades in Post-Katrina New Orleans" which she presented at the Urban Affairs Association's (UAA) 2012 conference.
    • Keith Finlay, Assistant Professor of Economics, received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the purpose of assessing the impact of regulating purchase of pseudoephedrine on the public health costs of methamphetamine production and use.
    • The Faulkner Society in New Orleans has given Peter Cooley, Professor of English, The Marble Faun Award, First Place in Poetry, for his poem "Arrangements," a section of the long poem Aftermaths which he wrote on his leave last year with an ATLAS grant.
    • Art History professor Elizabeth Boone, Professor of Art, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October.
  • November 2012

    • Sally Kenney, Professor and Executive Director of the Newcomb College Institute, has been named a New Orleans Citybusiness Woman of the Year, recognizing 50 women who have helped move the region forward with energy, innovative ideas, achievements and a commitment to excellence. Kenney will also be speaking to the National Association of Women Judges this month in Miami about her new book Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter.
    • The African Studies Association Women's Caucus awarded Professor and Chair Adeline Masquelier the 2012 Aidoo-Snyder book prize 2012 for her work Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009). The Aidoo-Snyder book prize is awarded by the Women's Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book published by a woman that prioritizes African women's experiences. Named in honor of Ama Ata Aidoo, the celebrated Ghanaian novelist and short-story writer, and Margaret Snyder the founding Director of UNIFEM, this $500 prize seeks to acknowledge the excellence of contemporary scholarship being produced by women about African women. In alternate years, the prize is awarded for the best scholarly book, or for the best creative work. The Women's Caucus Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize Committee (social sciences) had the following to say of Masquelier's work "This richly layered work portrays in convincingly sensitive detail the experiences of Muslim women (and men) who became for a time followers of Muhammadu Awal, who began a reformist movement in Dogondoutchi, Niger. Through participant observation and interviewing Masquelier entered into their situation to record the growth and decline of his movement, with particular attention to women's experiences. Her analysis of how women see themselves and negotiate and renegotiate moral agency regarding the "ever fluctuating and tangled field of Muslim identities" (p. 8) presents women neither as submissive victims nor triumphant victors, but as complex actors with agency within a shifting societal context riven by Islamic sectarian activism."
    • Professor Vicki Mayer has been selected as this year's recipient of the Barbara E. Moely Service Learning Teaching Award.
  • October 2012

    • Adam Mysock, Professor of Practice of Art, was awarded the "Best in Show" prize at the first annual Louisiana Contemporary exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The show was juried by Rene Paul Barilleaux, the Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. It featured 86 works selected from over 600 submissions from throughout the state. The winning piece titled "Mountains Named After Presidents, Seen from a Distance" (it's an installation of five small paintings). More information can be found at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art website.
    • The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is pleased to once again be the recipient of the 2012 Arts Midwest/NEA grant for the program Shakespeare for a New Generation . Arts Midwest gave over $1 million in grant funding to 42 nonprofit organizations across the country, with the goal of bringing performances of Shakespeare's works to young audiences. The awards this year celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare in American Communities: a national program managed by the Arts Midwest in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The 2013 Shakespeare Festival performances run January 9-11 and 15-18 at 10am. There will be one public performance on the evening of Friday, January 11th at 7:30 pm.
    • Assistant Professor Keith Finlay and Professor Douglas R. Nelson have been awarded the 2012 Schloss Prize in Economics.
    • Threadhead Cultural Foundation recently announced the release of Up Front and Center: New Orleans Music at the end of the 20th Century on Threadhead Press by Jay Mazza (BA'83; MA '85). The book is the first in-depth account of this very important era in the history of New Orleans music. It is filled with vivid descriptions of many of the most significant musical performances in the last two decades of the 20th century.
  • February 2010

    • Laura Bass (Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese) is the recipient of the 2010 Eleanor Tufts Book Award sponsored by the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies for her book he Drama of the Portrait: Theater and Visual Culture in Early Modern Spain (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008).

      The Eleanor Tufts Awards Committee has described this book as “a scholarly, wonderfully readable contribution to the study of Early Modern Spain’s visual arts. It explores the mutually influential spheres of theatrical works, theater publics, and painted portraits in a newly urban court society. In sophisticated readings of her sources, Bass moves from the paintbrush to the pen, from the portrait to the stage, and from the miniature to the mirror. Portraits, she writes, were objects of art and of personal veneration, but they also were also the loci of celebration, anxiety, and even peril. Bass convincingly shows that the drama of the portrait is a drama of subjectivities always at once bound to and alienated from images whether of a beloved, a rival, or the very self. Through the rigor of her arguments and the dexterity of her interdisciplinary research, Bass brings the portraits of Spain’s Golden Age to life.”

  • August 2009

    • Shelley Boles, Sr. Program Coordinator for the Newcomb Art Gallery, has been doing an outstanding job this year and has just followed up with her success of receiving the $5,000 grant from METLIFE for educational program related to our Hatch Show Print, the Art of the American Letterpress exhibition with a $2,500 grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. She will present a panel Value of the Poster: Music, Culture, and Traditions on Wednesday, September 30 with Nick Spitzer, folklorist from Tulane; Bruce Raeburn, Curator of the Jazz Archives at Tulane; and Dr. Michael White, author and musician from Xavier. The panel examines music and culture and vernacular of New Orleans and the South. The panel is moderated by Marquette Foley from the Smithsonian Institution. We are extremely grateful to Shelley for her initiative in helping the Newcomb Art Gallery receive outside funding, which expands our educational reach.