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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
February 2013



Tulane Marching Band

The Tulane Marching Band had a packed schedule last week. They performed during a pep rally for the DirecTV Beach Bowl, a celebrity flag football game that took place downtown on Saturday (Feb. 2). Earlier in the day, the band performed inside Mardi Gras World for the DirecTV Tailgate Party. Additionally, the band performed live on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends. It was all part of the hoopla surrounding Super Bowl XLVII hosted in New Orleans.


The CBS Evening News highlghted the Trombone Shorty Foundation and its partnership with Tulane University during Super Bowl media coverage.
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The School of Liberal Arts would like to thank the Pepsi Corporation for their generous donations to several charities, including the Trombone Shorty Academy. During the NFL Experience, Pepsi had a "Throw Like Drew (Brees)" kiosk where individuals tested their quarterback skills. Pepsi then made their donation based on total passing yards achieved by fans during the event.
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Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews evaluates a student auditioning for the Trombone Shorty Academy, a high school music mentorship program, in partnership with the School of Liberal Arts and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Check out more about the auditions from
News from the field:
Margaret Butler
Mapping History One Tomb
at a Time
“Squashed spider” is how my dissertation adviser once described my network maps which provided visual representations of grave patterns, and so I spent much of the 2012 calendar year figuring out how to present my “squashed spiders” to the world. My almost completed book manuscript, “The King’s Canvas: The Transformation of Ancient Macedon,” is a look at the institutional change that led to the emergence of Macedon as a major power in the fourth-century BCE Aegean world.
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Goldman Family Strengthens Office of Disability Services

Tulane University is fortunate to have among its supporters a family that has a passion for helping students with disabilities. In the mid 1990’s, Peter Goldman (A&S ’66) advocated for his daughter, Karen (NC ’97) for the services she needed as a learning-disabled student at Tulane. At the time, a leading publication listed over 1,000 colleges that offered programs for people with learning disabilities. Tulane wasn’t on the list.
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Congrats to Nicole Katin

Anthropology graduate student Nicole Katin is a 2013 recipient of the Halperin Memorial Award from the Society for Economic Anthropology for her project, "Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil."
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Alum Ken Sadowsky hailed as 'Beverage Whisperer' by Forbes

Beverage Entrepreneur Ken Sadowsky (BA '84) speaks with Forbes about microtrends to watch.
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Global Gulf Conference

Feb. 21-23, 2013 -The conference will highlight transnational exchange and life in and around the Gulf of Mexico past and present.
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