Newsletter: April 2018 – Giving Rocks

Sydney Martin showing off jewelry from her Giving Rocks Foundation

Sydney Martin, a junior double majoring in Psychology and Dance, combined her design abilities with her desire to help others and has raised over $700,000 for a rare form of pediatric cancer through her Giving Rocks Foundation.

Today is Give Green Day

Give Green, a day for the audacious

Give Green is Tulane University’s first-ever university-wide giving day. During this 24-hour event students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends will come together and support what you love about Tulane School of Liberal Arts, with oppotunities to make your gift go even further with matching funds and challenges throughout the day. Give Green is a day to celebrate our collective power and transform Tulane through audacity and generosity!

Spotlight: School of Liberal Arts Management Minor

Jack Sussman of CBS

Sussman of CBS Visits PR Course

Public Relations is a discipline that nearly all will encounter during the course of their careers, no matter their fields. Through the School of Liberal Arts Management Minor, Tulane students can bolster their career journey through the SLAM 3050 Public Relations course. Like the SLAMM program itself, an understanding of Public Relations helps students distill the Liberal Arts disciplines into marketable job skills—writing, message development, presentation skills, teamwork, and strategic thinking, to name a few.

laptop with social media icons on keys

New Offering – Mass Communication Law

Long ago, you could tell a member of the media by the fact that he (and it always was a he) wore a hat with a card reading "press" stuck into it. And you knew that his biggest worry was getting his facts straight because, otherwise, he might be sued for defamation. Today, the media landscape looks very different: We all are members of the media because we can publish with a click of a mouse—and that means that we can be liable for both defamation and newer torts sparked by the internet.

Tulane Liberal Arts Dean Carole Haber

SLA Dean Carole Haber Reflects on Greatest Achievements

"We have worked successfully to create a community that is recognized."

As Carole Haber prepares to step down this summer as dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane, she looks with pride at what she's accomplished leading the school since 2008.

SLA Welcomes Newest Dean's Advisory Council Member

Tulane Liberal Arts gradutat and New Dean's Advisory Council member, Emily Shearburn

Emily Shearburn graduated from Tulane University's School of Liberal Arts in 2015 with a BA in English. Currently, she lives in New York City and is a Social Media Manager at Hawkins International Public Relations, a boutique travel PR agency specializing in media relations and influencer marketing for luxury hotels and resorts. She supports Hawkins International's social media operation with responsibilities that include creating strategic content, leading client social media coaching efforts, and implementing influencer activations. While at Tulane, Emily was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, where she served as their Chief Panhellenic Officer, and she was also a member of Relay for Life. In her spare time, Emily enjoys exploring new travel destinations and crossing restaurants off of her "foodie" bucket list. She's thrilled to join the DAC as a member this spring and looks forward to getting more involved in the post-graduate Tulane community!

Message from the Dean The Expansive Classroom

Carol Haber, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

If, as Shakespeare wrote, the world is a stage, at Tulane it seems the world is a classroom. From within the walls of Newcomb, Tilton, or Norman Mayer through conference halls and future career paths, SLA professors and students make learning come alive through innovation and creativity. Unique to Tulane, the School of Liberal Arts Management Minor (SLAMM) provides undergraduates throughout the university with financial literacy and knowledge.

News from the Field: Karissa Haugeberg A Profession in Turmoil

Karissa Haugeberg, Tulane University

When I completed research for my first book, Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century (Illinois, 2017), I observed that nurses had formed many of the first grassroots anti-abortion groups in the United States. This puzzled me because physicians, pained by treating so many women who had suffered botched abortions, had been among the most vocal proponents of decriminalization.

Foreign Language Pedagogy Symposium By Ryan Judd

The School of Liberal Art's Language Learning Center with the support of the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) hosted their first annual Foreign Language Pedagogy Symposium on Saturday, March 17th. The event featured eight presentations by faculty and graduate students on a broad array of topics.

Renaissance Society of America Conference By Shannah Rose

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) held its 64th Annual Conference in March, sponsored by Tulane's Latin American Library, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and SEL Studies in English Literature. RSA is a prestigious platform for scholars of various disciplines in the liberal arts to present current research projects and new directions for their respective fields.

Upcoming Events

Tulane Concert Band's 8th Annual Free Spring Concert

The Tulane Concert Band is in full spring bloom, celebrating New Orleans' 300th Anniversary with a broad repertoire from across three centuries. The 80-piece ensemble is performing on stage in the Dixon Hall Theatre on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30pm, with a reception to follow. The performance is free to the public.

2018 Commencement

Friday, May 18th, 2018
9:00 AM – Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
9:00 AM – Tulane Unified Ceremony
1:00 PM – SLA Diploma Ceremony
2:30 PM – SLA Reception

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