Spring 2001 Events

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Culinary History Group and the Slow Food Group of New Orleans co-sponsor premier of documentary about New Orleans Food Culture:

7:30 PM, Saturday 13 January
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
Free and open to the public

This 28 minute color video was shot in New Orleans in August 2000 by award winning documentary film maker Robert Golden. It is one of a 13 part series that was shot all over the world in places that include Brazil; Burgundy, France; Kerela, India; Japan, but only New Orleans was filmed in the US.

The film features many important food players in New Orleans, including behind the scenes looks at Galatoire's, Commander's, Camellia Grill, the Napoleon House, the Crescent City Farmer's Markets and their farmers, the Empire-South Pass Tarpon Rodeo, the 50th anniversary of the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet, the view from INSIDE of the Roman Taffy candyman's mule-drawn cart and alot of other wonderful New Orleans flavors.

The premiere of the film will also act as the press event to announce the International Slow Food Short Film Award - to be given in the fall of 2002 by the Slow Food Organization in Bra, Italy. Short films may be submitted by December 2001.

In a delicious blend of political awareness, social consciousness, and sensuality, the International Slow Food Movement was founded in 1986 by leftist journalist Carlo Petrini in a determined effort to wage intellectual war on the homogenization of food around the world. Spurred by the opening of Italy's first McDonald's in Rome, Carlo started the organization determined to save regional foods and small producers from extinction and to revive and celebrate taste and the senses.

NCCROW and Carroll Gallery Join to Explore Work of New Orleans Artist Jan Gilbert

Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, January 16- February 13.
Opening and reception 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday 18 January

"Can I Put Your Coffin Under My Bed?"
A slide lecture and discussion with Jan Gilbert
7:30 PM, Thursday 25 January 2001
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
Co-Sponsored by Newcomb College Center for Research on Women and the Newcomb Art Department

In her bookwork installation AUTO/BIOGRAPHY/CHARTS New Orleans mixed-media artist Jan Gilbert has transformed the back sides of the large pages of an automobile mechanic’s manual into slates of memory, dream, and document – tablets of texture and fabric, and layers of images and pieces. These obsessive works are profoundly emotional compositions brimming with life’s forces and artistic influences. Gilbert says of her works, "They are investigations into the threshold or ‘crossover’ points where life becomes art and photography becomes painting and vice versa." Likewise, the journey in OFFERINGS uses the same techniques and touchstones to understand the life and death issues she encountered after being diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer just upon concluding the CHARTS portion of the work. In facing this crisis, Gilbert combined the latest high-tech medical treatments with traditional therapies, both of which focused her intentions on healing. The resultant works are talismen of life post-breast cancer, crossing back and forth through the threshold where technology is treatment, treatment is ritual, and ritual is healing.

After completing undergraduate work at the University of New Orleans, Jan Gilbert earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Tulane University. Her work has been recognized with important regional and national grants.

Reading and Booksigning: Scholars Below Sea Level: The Stagnant Pool
4 PM, Friday 19 January
Anna E. Many Lounge, 2nd Floor, Caroline Richardson Building

Tulane Associate Professor of Political Science Nancy Maveety will read from and sign copies of her new novel The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level (University Press of the South 2000). Set against the backdrop of contemporary New Orleans, the satirical, no-holds-barred novel explores the trials and tribulations of academic life at a fictional private university.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Reception to follow.

Tulane Green Wave Women's Basketball: Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Night

Friday, 16 February 2001
Fogelman Arena
7:00 PM

Celebrate the 25th year of both the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women and Tulane Green Wave Women's Basketball at an exciting game at Fogelman Arena. Support the Green Wave as the women take on the University Memphis in an exciting Conference USA match-up.

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women 25th Anniversary Gala Weekend 22-24 MARCH 2000

Thursday 22 March
Benefit and silent auction at the Audubon Tea Room in Audubon Park. Help support research on and documentation of women’s lives and enjoy great food, music, and elegant ambiance. Tickets $75.

Friday and Saturday 23-24 March
Women’s History Symposium
“Stories from the Louisiana Women’s Movement: First-hand accounts from the people who made it happen”

Keynote address by Ruth Rosen: “The World Split Open”
4 PM, Friday 23 March
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

The symposium will begin Friday afternoon, and will run all day Saturday. The event will feature Louisiana women recalling and discussing their involvements in political, social and cultural movements, landmark legal cases, and professional endeavors that changed the lives of women in Louisiana and nationally. Keynote speaker Ruth Rosen is Professor of History at the University of California - Davis and author of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America (Viking: 2000).

A display of documents from the Louisiana movement will be on display in the Seltzer-Gerard Reading Room of the Nadine Vorhoff Library in Caroline Richardson Hall during the month of March.

Were YOU one of the people who “made it happen”? If so, please let us hear from you!

Pre-registration for the symposium is required. The $25 fee covers all events and a buffet lunch on Saturday. For more information, to inquire about participating in the symposium as a panelist, to register fori the symposium, or to purchase tickets to the benefit, please phone 504.865.5238 or visit www.tulane.edu/~wc. The schedule of events and a registration form will be available online by mid-January 2000.

No one will be turned away from the symposium due to inability to pay, but there is no such thing as a free lunch.


April 2001: Adele Ramos Salzer Lecture on Women in Higher Education
Focus on Title IX