Newsletter: November 2017 – Community Spirit

Students enjoying homecoming

The Green Wave spirit was on full display for Homecoming 2017. Bringing together students, family, friends, and alum, the School of Liberal Arts welcomed our community for a special day of Tulane fun.

Historian Leon Waters and performance artist Dread Scott, Tulane University

Art and Revolution: An evening with Dread Scott and Leon Waters

On November 7th, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and Antenna Gallery hosted historian Leon Waters and performance artist Dread Scott for a discussion of the rebellion of 1811 and its historic and present significance to the region and larger national community.

Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz discuss their book

Crisis of modern journalism: Separating fact from fiction

Bob Schieffer, former host of "Face the Nation" on CBS and Andrew Schwartz, Tulane alumnus and chief communications officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, visited the uptown campus to discuss their book and to share their perspectives on the state of modern journalism.

Students in the Philanthropy and Social Change course

Students in the Philanthropy and Social Change course in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts learn the ins and outs of giving by distributing funds provided by The Philanthropy Lab to local organizations of their choosing.

The students received a visit from Dr. Peter Gold, a Tulane alumnus and founder of Strong City, who offered guidance on creating a foundation to support nonprofit organizations.

Scholars at Tulane for the New Research in Gender and Political Psychology conference

New Research in Gender and Political Psychology Conference

On October 21-24, associate professors of political science, Mirya Holman and J. Celeste Lay, hosted nearly 70 scholars from 51 universities in the United States and Canada to Tulane for the New Research in Gender and Political Psychology conference.

People at the 8th annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica (SCCM)

Tulane Hosts 8th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica

The Middle American Research Institute and the Department of Anthropology recently hosted the 8th annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica (SCCM), which brought together scholars from across several disciplines who study the cultures and people of Mesoamerica.

Message from the Dean A Community of Scholars

Carol Haber, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

As academics, our work can be somewhat solitary. We toil in the archives, hone our craft in the studio, develop elaborate data sets, and worry about the syntax and phrasing of every sentence. And the results can be remarkable.

News from the Field:
Katherine M. Johnson Working and Nursing

Katherine M. Johnson, Tulane University

I started my faculty position here at Tulane in 2012, with a newly minted PhD and a newborn baby. That August, I remember sitting in faculty orientation with my breast-pump at my feet—cleverly disguised as a tote bag to look innocuous.

Jesmyn Ward awarded MacArthur 'genius grant' Demonstrated extraordinary originality and dedication in creative pursuits

Jesmyn Ward, Tulane University

Jesmyn Ward, an 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.

Ladee Hubbard awarded with Gaines Award; TV Spotlight

Laddee Hubbard on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Adjunct Lecturer Laddee Hubbard's new novel, The Talented Ribkins, has garnered her a visit to "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on NBC, as well as the $10,000 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.

Guest Choreographer Sidra Bell visits Tulane

Sidra Bell at Tulane University

On November 9, 2017, New York based choreographer Sidra Bell came to teach a modern class in the Newcomb Dance Department.

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