Newsletter: June 2016 – 2016 School of Liberal Arts Graduates Impress & Inspire

2016 Graduates at the Superdome

School of Liberal Arts 2016 graduates celebrate at Tulane's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photo provided by Arielle Pentes.
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Graduating Student Spotlights - In Their Words

Julia Gallagher, Tulane University

Julia Gallagher

My experience as a Liberal Arts Tulane student has given me a sense of mission. From my major classes in Spanish and International Development to a sampling of other classes...

Mitchell Therieau, Tulane University

Mitchell Therieau

As an English major, I've read and studied a good amount of books—but it's not just about the books. The books, as I've learned from my English professors, are a way into larger conversations.

Jillian Heller, Tulane University

Jillian Heller

After graduation, I will be staying in New Orleans and working as a Marketing Coordinator at New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. I am currently their marketing intern...

Digital Media Production students at Tulane University

Digital Media Program Receives $220,000 Grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents

The historic Prytania Theatre in uptown New Orleans provided the perfect setting for 12 seniors in Tulane's Digital Media Production program to see their names in lights. On May 12, the short films the students had created in a yearlong advanced filmmaking capstone course made their big-screen debut in the lovingly restored classic theatre.

Herrera-Gutiérrez wins 2016 Best Translated Book Award

Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez's transformative book about a young woman's journey across the Mexico-US boarder to find her brother, is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award (BTBA).

Herrera-Gutiérrez, Tulane University

Message from the Dean What happens at Tulane doesn't stay at Tulane

Carol Haber, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

At the end of the year, we step back and commend those who have completed major milestones in their lives. They have completed their undergraduate degrees or been awarded masters and PhDs. They are recognized for their accomplishments with awards and tributes. Members of our SLA faculty and our staff, as well, are selected for their outstanding work and lauded for their achievements.

Phi Beta Kappa: Susann S. Lusnia

Phi Beta Kappa illustration

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary society. Tulane's Alpha chapter of ΦBK was founded 107 years ago. At the end of each academic year, the chapter offers membership to a select number of graduating seniors.

Three SLA Faculty Members Honored at Commencement

This year's recipients of the Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowships are Michael P. Kuczynski, associate professor and chair of the Department of English, and Toni Weiss, the Lawrence M.v.D. Schloss Professor of Practice in the Department of Economics. A President's Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching went to Anthropology Professor, William Balée.

Toni Weiss, Tulane University

SLA Picnic & Awards

The School of Liberal Arts end of the year celebration recognizes faculty and staff.

Faculty and Staff at the SLA Picnic and Award celebration
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