Message from the Dean: February 2018 Issue
The Voices of SLA
In the School of Liberal Arts, we speak in many voices. Not only do we cover the globe through our expertise in foreign languages but we communicate through paths ranging from the arts to the social sciences. And in this speaking, we also listen, whether to those who see the world through a different lens or work to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
In this month’s newsletter, we focus on the use of our voices, both in and out of the classroom. Our music students hit the high notes of opera and strut in Mardi Gras parades; our language professors not only educate our students, but instruct those outside the university, from the actors of "NCIS-New Orleans" to those who speak on the series “The OA” on Netflix. And extraordinary discoveries by two of our famed archeologists give voice to ancient Mayans centuries after they lived.
But as we speak we also listen. Attending the National Association of Television Program Executives conference, four of our students had the ability to interact with the thousands of executives who gathered in Miami, FL. At the same time, our students in Environmental Studies were able to travel to Buras, LA to hear from experts and see the impact of coastal land loss and restoration.
Much of this is made possible due to our donors whose experiences at Tulane inspired them to give back to SLA. Because of their generosity, a new generation of students and professors are able not only to hear and speak, but to develop voices that will leave a lasting impact on the world.