New Semester, New Excitement
An important Mardi Gras economic impact study was recently spearheaded by our own Toni Weiss, Senior Professor of Practice in Economics, whose research revealed that the 2023 Carnival season generated an impressive $900M for New Orleans' financial landscape. Commissioned for the fourth time by the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Council, Weiss embodies Tulane’s commitment to impactful, community-engaged research.
Subject Matter Experts – Faculty Research
A trio of researchers—including Daniel Burnston, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Cognitive Studies—won $165,000 in funding from the RCSA Scialog: Molecular Basis of Cognition initiative to advance our understanding of the mind.
Currently on site in Havana, Associate Professor of Communication Laura-Zoë Humphreys is using an $88,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore Cuban media piracy, including how gender dynamics intersect with this phenomenon.
Something new for our readers this year! If you’re interested in the significant breadth of Tulane Liberal Arts—with 35+ academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, and allied centers—this will be our hub for timely recommendations from students, faculty, and staff. Bookmark it for an ongoing list of contributions from our community.
Dr. Andrea Boyles, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Belonging, kicks off a virtual 3-part Black History Month series by Tulane Office of EDI.
In this session, attendees will learn key occurrences, social constructs, terms, and definitions distinct to Black experiences and pervasive anti-Black racism. They'll also hear strategies for disrupting anti-Black racism in living, learning, and working environments, and gain knowledge about abolitionists and contemporary resistance movements. Register Here
Thursday, February 8, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
February 2 - Krewe of Cleopatra, Uptown New Orleans
February 10 - Mystics of Time, Mobile, AL
February 12 - Krewe of Orpheus, Uptown New Orleans
More than 100 bestselling and acclaimed authors—including our professors Jesmyn Ward and Walter Isaacson, and initial Carole Barnette Boudreaux ’65 Great Writers Series guest, Pulitzer-winner Viet Nguyen—will take to stages across campus this March.
We can’t wait to celebrate the Class of 2024! Our School of Liberal Arts undergraduate diploma ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 17, at 6:30pm, in Yulman Stadium. All details will be posted to this website as information is finalized.
- Race & Prison in Public Policy - Food System Leadership in the Gulf South -
- The Doctor as Author - Native America on Stage & Screen -
- Disability Justice and Healthcare - Business of Sports -
With remote courses across three separate sessions, including a dozen NEW special topics classes like these, #SummerLiberalArts has something for everyone.
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