CONFERENCE EXPLORES SHARED HISTORY OF NEW ORLEANS AND SAINT-LOUIS, SENEGAL
The Senegalese group, The Dia Brothers, will perform during the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in the Congo Square African Marketplace. (Photo provided by Emily Clark)
New Orleans and Saint-Louis, Senegal, though separated by more than 4,000 miles, are forever connected by a shared history of French colonization, slavery and trade. Academics and artists hailing from Africa, Europe, the United States and Canada will meet from April 22 to 25 at Tulane University in the concluding segment of an ambitious two-conference series comparing the two cities over 300 years to better understand the deep connections between the two port cities that reverberate even today. read more
Launching a Career in Social Entrepreneurship
Ethan Levy is a natural-born entrepreneur. As a child, he charged his family a dime to walk up the stairs of their home in suburban Baltimore. In middle school, he devised a way to profit when his friends outgrew their basketball shoes – shoe4you, a service to buy and sell last season’s sneakers.
Economics Student Receives
Congratulations to Economics Ph.D. student, Sean Higgins (SLA ‘11), for receiving a Fulbright award to conduct research in Mexico in the 2013-2014 academic year. Sean is currently working with Economic Professors Claudiney Pereira and Nora Lustig on several papers discussing income inequality and poverty.
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Message from the Dean
The School of Liberal Arts' Unique Strategic Vision
What makes the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University unique? Since early fall, this question has been central to the strategic planning taking place in the school. Despite the range of fields covered by our 16 departments and 18 programs, there is little question that we share a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education.
News from the Field:
Michael R. Cohen
Jewish Economic History in the
“In the Cotton states, after the [American Civil] war…the Jew came down in force [and] set up shop on the plantation,” observed Mark Twain in his 1897 essay “Concerning the Jews.” While Twain spoke of an increased presence of Jews, several of his contemporaries focused on the economic impact of their presence.
Engagement Provides International Classroom
Emily Clark, Associate Professor of History, discusses the importance of donor and alumni engagement, which made the Senegal confrence a reality.
Podewell Leaves Behind
Buzz Podewell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Theatre and Dance, passed away on Friday, March 29, after a valiant struggle with cancer.