School of Liberal Arts April 18 Newsletter

Roleplay SXSW poster
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter

April Accolades

Poster for SXSW Documentary on Roleplay

SXSW Film Premiere About Tulane-Produced Play Amplifies Young Alumni Voices 

Produced by Assistant Professor of Theatre Jenny Mercein, Roleplay is a documentary that follows the creative process of an original play of the same name. In 2019, fifteen students in the School of Liberal Arts co-wrote and performed an immersive script based on their own lived experiences with consent. Several Tulanians — from cast and crew to partners — reunited in March for the film's SXSW premiere, met with critical and audience acclaim alike.

Fellowships & Funding Announcements

Xiaoyue Yasin Li, Mary Kate Kelly, Luisa G. Melo, Daniella Santoro, and Ruben Morales Forte

ACLS Awards Five Tulane Liberal Arts Scholars with Research Fellowships

One professor, two recent alumni, and two current PhD Candidates across Tulane's SLA have earned distinguished ACLS Fellowships to support their research efforts, on topics from linguistics to gun violence.

A 3D overview of the Classic Maya site of La Corona.

Multiple Gifts Help Middle American Research Institute Mark 100 Years

As the Middle American Research Institute (MARI) at Tulane approaches its centennial, new gifts from the Effinger Family and Hitz Foundation will help pave a promising path of future archeological inquiry.

Students Take the Lead

Tulane student in Haitian Creole class presenting project

Haitian Creole Students on Learning a Native Language in Their Own Backyard

Students studying Introductory Haitian Creole — only offered at a handful of American universities — share how local immersion in New Orleans' rich Haitian culture enhances their language learning.

Matthew Conaty and Muira McCammon’s Emerging Tech and Internet Law class

Communication Students Test Internet Law with Special U.S. Government Guest

In Emerging Tech & Internet Law, Asst. Professor Muira McCammon has students take on legal issues via mock hearings, using real recent controversies at major companies like Microsoft and Facebook.

2024 Summer Classes at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

Calling all creatives and entrepreneurs — this summer, learn from local industry experts while pursuing our Creative Industries Certificate! This professional certificate is designed to give core skills in leadership, data-driven decision making, branding, storytelling, and legalese to those pursuing creative businesses. See the full list of course offerings and register register here.

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