School of Liberal Arts 2015 graduates celebrate at Tulane's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Graduating Student Spotlights
Rachel Resnick is working as a producer's assistant on the set of CBS' hit television show "NCIS: New Orleans." Resnick started her job with the hugely popular TV crime drama a few weeks before graduation.
Amy Fottrell was a freshman when she first conceived of the idea for Roots of Renewal, an enterprise that employs young adults directly out of prison to turn blighted properties into small businesses.
Congratulations to SLA alum David Duesing on receiving a Fulbright to work as an English teaching assistant in Madrid, Spain from September 2015 — June 2016. Duesing graduated in 2013 with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and minors in German, Spanish and Italian. He is currently serving as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in rural Costa Rica, where he has been since earning his degree from Tulane. After completing his work in Madrid, Duesing will attend the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to gain a Masters degree in Public Policy.
view slideshow of David's travels
David holding a poscard from a Tulane friend.
|Shorty Fest 2015 Benefits Trombone Shorty Music Academy at Tulane|
On April 30th, supporters and music fans of Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews attended the third annual Shorty Fest, a fundraising benefit hosted by the Trombone Shorty Foundation which supports the Trombone Shorty Academy at Tulane. Students of the academy performed at the event.
Message from the Dean
A Historical Commencement
Although this year's graduation marked the 181st commencement in Tulane's history, for the School of Liberal Arts, May 16, 2015, it represented a new beginning. For the first time, SLA held its own distinct ceremony, allowing us to recognize the over 600 undergraduates who obtained liberal arts degrees — the largest number of any of the undergraduate schools.
News from the Field:
Papermaking in Japan
For an artist, immersion into another culture can generate surprising outcomes. It is often an unlikely event, happening or experience that triggers a creative work. In August, I traveled to Japan to participate in a papermaking workshop presented by the Awagami Company. Awagami is a family run business that has been making traditional Japanese style papers for the past 5 generations and conducting this workshop for the past 32 years.
at SLA Annual Picnic
Seven years ago, the School of Liberal Arts instituted an end-of-year picnic where outstanding staff and faculty members are honored through awards and fellowships. This practice has now become a tradition. View this year's honorees below.
SLA Faculty and Staff Awards