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NEWSLETTER
JANUARY 2016

NEWS | EVENTS | GIVING | PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES | ACCOLADES




LEADING THE WAY TUMB mardi gras

It's Carnival Time!

The Tulane University Marching Band is set to march in its 10th anniversary season of Mardi Gras! Starting off on January 30, the band will perform for the first time ever in the Krewe of Pygmalion. Then they will return to the three uptown parades that served as their public debut is 2006: Krewe d'Etat on February 5, Krewe of Thoth on February 7, and Krewe of Rex on February 9. Show your Tulane pride by wearing green & blue, and catch a special edition 10th anniversary doubloon! Neutral ground or sidewalk, uptown or downtown, riverside or lakeside - look for the TUMB and be in that number!
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Magee Supports Gulf South Journal

Wilson Magee, Tulane alumnus and chair of the School of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council, has recently made a gift that will have a lasting impact on the mission of the school and SLA's New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Through his generosity, the Center will begin work on a new online journal, Gulf South: A Journal of Call and Response.

Set to debut in 2017, the journal will publish essays by individuals who are awarded the Center's prestigious Monroe Fellowships, a program designed to support key research on the region. According to Rebecca Snedecker, the Clark Executive Director of the center, "The journal will build on and amplify the success of the prestigious Monroe Fellows Research Grant program. Past recipients have excelled in a variety of disciplines and their work has met much acclaim."
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Lawrence Endows Center for Scholars

In the School of Liberal Arts, when faculty wish to bring exciting speakers and artists to campus, they turn to SLA's Center for Scholars. First established in 1997, the Center provides funds to bring well-known scholars, artists and political leaders to campus for lectures, conferences, symposia and classroom visits. This year, the Center will provide support for such notable historians as Linda Kerber and Thomas Laquer, whose visits will undoubtedly attract a wide audience.

A new endowment, funded by Alan Lawrence, will now insure that continued vibrancy of the Center. According to Dean Carole Haber, "due to the generosity of Alan Lawrence, the Center for Scholars will continue to connect Tulane's students and faculty to the scholarly world." His gift will provide funds to support travel, lodging and honorarium for visiting scholars.
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Alumni Spotlight
David Berteau – "Take the Long View"

We all know that SLA students are bright and inquisitive. Daring to step outside their comfort zones – whether through study abroad, service learning, internships or challenging majors – they leave Tulane with skill, experience, and confidence. As a snapshot of just a few of our current graduating students makes clear, their visions have expanded; their horizons are nothing short of limitless.

David Berteau, a 1971 Tulane graduate, went from being a college student challenging the use of military force during the Vietnam War to working in the top leadership at the Pentagon. Just last year, President Obama nominated him as assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness.
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Message from the Dean
A new year with new initiatives

haberWith the new year upon us, it seems fitting to focus on some new initiatives that make the School of Liberal Arts the amazing place it is. It also seems quite appropriate to recognize several of the school's numerous donors without whose vision and generosity we could not offer our students the outstanding opportunities we do, or create the programs that distinguish the school and its outstanding faculty.
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News from the Field:
Jason Nesbitt
Rise & Fall of an Ancient Civilization

nesbittSituated high in the Andes Mountains lies Chavín de Huántar, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in Peru. Dating between 1100 and 500 BC, Chavín de Huántar was both a pilgrimage center and one of the earliest urban settlements- think Jerusalem or Mecca- in the Andean highlands.
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New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Endowment Campaign
"For Ever and a Day"

A new fundraising campaign aims to ensure that the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University thrives (in William Shakespeare's own words) "for ever and a day."

The 14-member advisory board for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane has committed to establishing an endowed fund to support the festival's efforts to produce professional, classical theatre primarily focusing on the works of William Shakespeare.
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Summer Lyric Theatre Announces 49th Season


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Upcoming Summer Programs

The School of Liberal Arts has created an exciting and diverse array of summer programs that combine academics with applied professional development opportunities. Consider some unique learning experiences offered in the summer of 2016.
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