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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
March 2013



Barbara Hayley

Barbara Hayley, School of Liberal Arts dance professor and coordinator in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was recently appointed to the Kylene & Brad Beers Professorship II in Social Entrepreneurship in recognition of her unique approach to community service through scholarship.
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Liberal Arts Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of
Linda Fisher Reese

It has been six years since Linda Fisher Reese (NC '91) lost her battle with cancer at the age of 37. This past Fall, her husband, Ted Reese (S&E '92), and family worked with Tulane University to establish the Linda Fisher Reese Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund. The fund honors Linda Reese's legacy at Newcomb College and the many friendships she formed during her habercollege years. "Our hope has always been to remember Linda in her happier times of life. Much of that time came easily during her years at Tulane" said Reese.
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Dean's Advisory Council Member Travis Torrence discusses the importance of service learning and giving back.

Torrence is a 2002 graduate who majored in Communication and Political Science. Post graduation, Torrence attended Yale Law School and practices corporate bankruptcy law in Houston, Texas. watch video

Message from the Dean
Promoting Social Entrepreneurship
In this month’s newsletter, we are delighted to recognize the appointment of Barbara Hayley as the Kylene & Brad Beers Professorship II in Social Entrepreneurship. Barbara Hayley is a professor of dance in the Theatre & Dance Department. Her work through her innovative course, Building Community through the Arts, underscores the important role the arts play in providing groundbreaking solutions to serious social issues.
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News from the field:
Michael Syrimis
Italian Cinema in the 1930s
Founded by the Fascist government in 1935, Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC), one of the world’s acclaimed filmmaking schools, still conveys a feel of its historical origins. Its impressive linear architecture, spacious low-lit hallways, and rectangular interior courtyards evoke its status as one of Fascism’s emblematic enterprises for rejuvenating a withered film industry, among the various programs aspiring to Italy’s stride into modernity under the regime’s auspices.
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Dunn Awarded NEH Fellowship

Christopher Dunn, Department Chair for Spanish and Portuguese, received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete a book project titled "Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Emergent Social Movements in Authoritarian Brazil" during the 2013-14 academic year.
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New Orleans Center for the Gulf South presents Frey Lecture

"Not the Whole Story(ville): Learning from New Orleans Jazzwomen"
6:30 P.M. March 13, 2013
Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernic Center
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102 Newcomb Hall New Orleans, LA 70118

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