LEADERS IN THEIR FIELDS
National Endowment for the Arts Awards Nick Spitzer Highest Honor
Professor of Anthropology Nick Spitzer has been named a 2023 recipient of the National Endowment for the Art's National Heritage Fellowship—the nation’s highest honor in the traditional arts. The folklorist is currently celebrating 25 years of producing and hosting his popular public radio show, "American Routes,” from Tulane's Uptown campus.
School of Liberal Arts Grad Students Present at Research Summit
Vice President of Research Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte listens to Sylvie Cooper, MA Candidate in Classical Studies, at the first Tulane Research, Innovation & Creativity Summit (TRICS). Aimed at increased inclusivity of the university's current breadth of research and creative scholarship, the two-day event highlighted work from across all disciplines. MA and PhD candidates in English, Latin American Studies, and Economics rounded out the Liberal Arts.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TULANIAN FEATURES
Impression: Ali Vitali
Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News Ali Vitali [SLA ’12] loved writing and came to Tulane with an interest in politics and government. She learned to fuse those passions with her penchant for talking to people, and now enjoys success as both a reporter and political novelist.
Reading in the Time of COVID
Plagues have been part of the human experience since the earliest days of writing. In his seminar course “Writing About the Plague,” which began in 2020, English Professor and Department Chair Thomas Albrecht leads students in a literary exploration of pandemic experiences.
Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writer Series
Public Talk by Amitav Ghosh
Wednesday, March 15 | 6pm
Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (LBC)
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Our endowed lectureship welcomes acclaimed Indian author Amitav Ghosh, globally known for his complex narrative strategies that probe the nature of national and personal identity, as well as his non-fiction works addressing climate change and colonialism. In 2019, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the most important global thinkers of the preceding decade.
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Dean's Speaker Series
Final Symposium: Anti-Racism and the Disciplines
Friday, March 31 | 1–6 pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel
As a formal close to the Dean’s Speaker Series on Anti-Racism and the Disciplines, Dean Brian Edwards will host prominent scholars at Tulane for an all-day symposium. The agenda includes panels and critical conversations about the role of racism in liberal arts majors, with a keynote by Hortense Spillers.
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