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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2014

NEWS | EVENTS | GIVING | PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES | ACCOLADES




THE CONTROVERSIAL HISTORY
OF GUANTÁNAMO

guantanamoThe Guantánamo Public History Memory Project exhibit.

Guantánamo Public Memory Project
Story by Mary Sparacello

The Guantánamo Public History Memory Project, now housed at Jones Hall at Tulane University through October 30, weaves an intriguing and complex portrait of the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay Cuba. Utilizing stories, photographs, and documents, the exhibition brings to life the controversial history of the naval base and those who have been affected by its presence.
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Alumni Spotlight — Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen

John J. Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium series, which invites distinguished alumni back to campus to discuss their careers and professions, welcomes Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen on Nov. 11, 2014. Carstarphen earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and Spanish from Tulane University.

Dr. Carstarphen is the newly appointed superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, bringing an impressive record in transformative educational leadership that has led to significant student performance gains. She leads and provides oversight to the district's 50,000 students, 7,000 employees, and 123 learning sites with an $850 million budget.

"It is an honor to be invited to share my career experiences and lessons about the professional path of urban superintendency. I believe that a public education is the cornerstone of our democracy and that we all have a role in advocating to ensure that our children, regardless of zip code, have opportunities in life. As a life-long educator I know from experience and research that hope is a greater indicator of success in college than GPA or grades. Hope doesn't cost anything. We can all be part of a mission to believe in the unlimited possibilities of our children and help them achieve it."


$3M Grant for Education Reform



Tulane Associate Economics Professor Douglas Harris has recently been awarded grants totaling $3.3 million from three national foundations to research New Orleans education reform.
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Gulf Coast Conference



New Orleans has repeatedly been described as a unique city, whose extraordinary culture sets it apart from all others. Leading scholars met on the Tulane campus to explore this characterization and its impact on the city.
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Message from the Dean
Crises and Innovations: From New Orleans to Around the World

haberAlthough university scholars are often characterized as content living within their ivory towers, for the School of Liberal Arts, such a depiction hardly reflects reality. Whether through individual discovery, the exchange of ideas at conferences, or involvement in research centers, many of our faculty members are deeply engage in understanding and addressing key social, political, and ethical issues.
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News from the Field:
Raymond Taras
Unexpected crisis?

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For a couple of years I had been researching the connection between a resurgent Russia and paradoxically, my evidence was suggesting, decreasing levels of distrust of and hostility towards Russia among European publics. A Fulbright professorship at the University of Warsaw for the 2013-14 academic year would, among other research and teaching duties, allow me to collect additional materials which would test this proposition.
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Global Confucius Institute Day
Promoting Chinese language and culture


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Introducing REFLECTIONS
First annual SLA Year In Review

         reflections
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Upcoming Events
Homecoming is Saturday, Nov 15

Visit our SLA tent for free goodies during pre-game tailgating on the quad.

Don't miss the half-time performance featuring the Tulane Marching Band, the Soul Rebels, and Trombone Shorty Academy students.

The Homecoming speaker series will feature several SLA faculty members and a glass casting demonstration by Gene Koss and Western Lambert.

View the full schedule of homecoming events





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