Newsletter: May 2018 – Commencement Marks New Beginnings

Tulane School of Liberal Arts 2018 graduates

School of Liberal Arts 2018 graduates celebrate at Tulane's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 19 in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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2018 Commencement Spotlights

Hannah Hoover at commencement

SLA Student Speaker:
Hannah Hoover

Former Beinecke Scholar, and Anthropology and Classical Studies major, Hannah Hoover was the 2018 School of Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony student speaker.

Jesmyn Ward at commencement

Unified Commencement Speaker: Jesmyn Ward

Two-time National Book Award recipient, MacArthur Genius winner, and SLA English Professor Jesmyn Ward gave a heartfelt speech at Tulane's 2018 Unified Commencement Ceremony.

Humans at commencement

School of Liberal Arts Award Recipients

From departmental and university awards, to national scholarships, Tulane's School of Liberal Arts graduating seniors shine bright with their impressive achievements.

Faculty Spotlights

School of Liberal Arts professors

Three SLA Professors Receive Prestigious ACLS Fellowships

Three SLA professors have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the preeminent representative organization for humanities and social-sciences scholarship in the U.S.

Courtney Bryan, Tulane University

SLA Faculty Member Courtney Bryan Receives Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan never followed the most straightforward path to artistic success. Drawing mostly from jazz but also incorporating experimental music, gospel, classical and R&B, her work defies easy characterization.

2018 Graduating Student Spotlights

Tulane graduate Michael Spanbauer

Econ PhD Graduate Begins Next Chapter of Career

Michael Spanbauer began his PhD in 2013 with the promise of receiving individual attention from faculty and experiencing the spirit of camaraderie among the students.

Brennan O’Donnell, left, and Molly Bookner, right

SLA Seniors Win Screenwriting Competition

Two SLA seniors were awarded top prizes in the Short Subject category of the 2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts' Student Screenwriting Competition.

Tulane graduate Jake Ward

Exemplifying the Very Best of a Liberal Arts Education

Jake Ward, a senior honors student graduating in Political Economy and Economics with minors in Mathematics and German, epitomizes the values of a liberal arts education.

Message from the Dean True Beginnings

Carol Haber, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

This past week, we celebrated the graduation of our students with their families and friends. The ceremony, however, is named a commencement, rather than a graduation – and for good reason. The completion of college or graduate school does not mark an end, but a true beginning.

Endowed Fund Honors Visionary Outgoing SLA Dean

When Dean Carole Haber steps down from her leadership role June 30, she leaves behind a School of Liberal Arts that is bigger, better, and bolder than it was ten years ago.

SLAMM Students Learn How to Procure Artwork in New Course

Katie Pfohl, from the New Orleans Museum of Art, shares details of art acquisition and curation

Made possible by the generous funding of NYC-based art advisor, Sandy Heller (A&S '94), the new SLAMM course, 'How to Acquire a Work of Art,' gave students real-world interactions with curatorial duties, and ultimately, the actual purchasing of local art work.

SLA Student Awarded Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship

Kathryn Cook, a junior pursuing a double major in history and Russian, has been selected as a 2018 Beinecke Scholar.

Rachel Blume, Tulane University

Preventing Relationship Violence is SLA Student's Goal

Rachel Blume was recently awarded the Campus UnSung Hero award from the One Love Foundation for her work leading campus programming around healthy relationships and relationship violence.

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