School of Liberal Arts February 28 Newsletter

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter

Amplifying Voices & Visions

SLA professors win EDI award

Standout Liberal Arts Professors Recognized with University EDI Awards

Tulane's annual Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Awards honor exceptional achievement and impact on advancing EDI awareness, knowledge, skills, and action across campus. This year, SLA professors Charles Mignot (pictured) and John “Ray” Proctor were awarded for their own significant efforts — in language learning and the performing arts, respectively — to create a more inclusive and accurate picture of the humanities and who they belong to.

Upcoming Programming for Student & Alumni

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: The Disordered Cosmos

Spring 2024 Black Studies Book Club

The sixth of Africana Studies' Black Studies Book Club (BSBC) series features one of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who will deliver a free public talk about her book, The Disordered Cosmos. Reception to follow.

Raven Ancar, Tulane University

2 Tulane Panels Feature SLA Alum Ray$av

New Orleanian rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter, Raven Ancar (SLA '22), a cum laude graduate in Sociology and Africana Studies, will speak during upcoming panels at signature university events: Black Alumni Weekend (BAW) and Women Making Waves.

February Faculty Achievements

Alexis Culotta, Tulane University

Art Historian & Computer Scientist Will Transform Digital Art Research

School of Liberal Arts' art historian Alexis Culotta, alongside Professor Aron Culotta of Tulane's SSE, received a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop an interactive platform that visualizes connections between artworks and artists. Theirs is one of only 15 such Digital Humanities Advancement grants awarded, for a tool aimed at students & scholars alike.

Still from Casey Beck's film, 'Smells Like'

DMP Professor & Director's Film Published by Amnesty International

Digital Media Practices (DMP) program director Casey Beck's 2023 short, "Smells Like," tells the poignant story of an activist fighting for his community’s right to clean air. In January, Amnesty International published the film as part of a larger report detailing the health & human rights consequences posed, by U.S. toxic petrochemical pollution, for those living along the Houston Ship Channel.

Attention Great Literature Lovers

Poster for New Orleans Bookfestival, March 14–16, 2024

Special Book Festival Announcement

#ICYMI, the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University just announced its collaboration with 2024 official national media partner, The Atlantic!    

On March 14, an opening session of the 3-day weekend will feature festival co-chair & Leonard Lauder Professor of History Walter Isaacson in discussion with Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief at The Atlantic, and the announcement of a major editorial initiative focused on the great novels of the last century.

 "At this year's New Orleans Book Festival, we are taking a look at the last 100 years of literature, and unveiling a significant editorial initiative that attempts to establish a new American literary canon, one that we hope will be discussed and debated for years to come.” -Goldberg

2024 Summer Courses at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Level Up With Our Boutique Summer Courses

  • - 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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