Honoring the Past by Focusing on the Future - Nov 2023 Newsletter

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter, November 15, 2023

Honoring Our Past by Focusing on the Future

Newcomb Hall, Tulane University

Newcomb Hall Renovation: Over a Century in the Making

“When James Gamble Rogers designed Newcomb College more than a century ago, he put a large building at its center to house both the academic and administrative functions. We now have the opportunity to bring this monumental building into the present and at the same time reimagine it as the hub of interdisciplinary education for Tulane students of generations to come.” – Dean Brian T. Edwards

Celebrating Successs

Professor Patrick Button is honored at the 2023 Tulane Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards Ceremony

Liberal Arts Faculty Recognized with Annual Tulane Research Awards

Three associate professors from SLA were honored for their contributions as educators, including economist Patrick Button (pictured), who won the Provost’s Award for Excellence in EDI. The Department of Spanish & Portuguese’s Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez earned The Publication Award, and James Huck took home the Student Research Mentoring Award for his work in Latin American Studies.

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Anthropology PhD candidate Sarah Reynolds receives fellowship

PhD Candidate Receives American Dissertation Fellowship

Anthropology PhD candidate Sarah Reynolds delves into the intricate relationship between religion and race in her dissertation, focusing on the Vodun religion in Benin, West Africa. She was recently awarded the prestigious American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women and received $25,000 in funding to support her research efforts.

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Joshua Basseches, Tulane University

Environmental Studies Professor Investigates Businesses & Climate

In seven states, investor-owned utilities have successfully lobbied to shift the cost of clean energy onto consumers, according to new research from Environmental Studies and Public Policy Professor Joshua Basseches. His findings can help us better understand the obstacles standing in the way of equitable climate policymaking.

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Art Studio major Grace Browse

Crafting a Career with the Strategy, Leadership, and Analytics Minor

To stay current in an ever-changing academic landscape, SLA’s Strategy, Leadership and Analytics Minor provides courses that prepare students to be dynamic leaders in the careers of their future. Offering more than 50 classes, SLAM is Tulane’s most popular minor—and registration for spring and summer 2024 is now open!

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Featured Events

Jennifer Egan

Carole Barnette Boudreaux ‘65        
Great Writers Series

This year’s Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writers series features Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Candy House. While on campus, she will participate in a class visit with students and workshop with faculty, as well as deliver a mainstage lecture in the brand-new Lake Residence Hall.

Following her presentation, fellow novelist and English Professor Zachary Lazar will lead a Q&A, followed by a book signing reception.

Free Public Talk

  • Wednesday, November 15, 6pm
  • Book Signing & Reception to Follow
  • Lake Theatre (Lake Residence Hall)

Learn More About Her Visit

Sanford Panitch Alumnus and President of Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group

Dean's Speaker Series:        
Transformations in Entertainment

President of Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group and alumnus Sanford Panitch (SLA '89) will talk about the state of entertainment in the new media landscape, how today's major motion pictures are produced, marketed, and distributed, and the kinds of longform content breaking through theatrically — including the challenges in engaging audiences indoctrinated by TikTok.

He and Dean Edwards will address how film circulation opens up questions of globalization and can offer an unexpected window into politics, and the ways a global liberal arts education prepares creative professionals.

Free Public Talk

  • Wednesday, December 6
  • 6:30pm
  • Diboll Gallery (LBC Commons 3rd floor)

Click to E-RSVP: libarts@tulane.edu

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