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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
JUNE 2013



2013 Tulane CommencementFireworks, streamers and confetti are all part of Tulane's one-of-a-kind unified commencement ceremony held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome each May.

A slideshow collaboration of the Masters/PhD Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony held in Dixon Hall on May 17 and the Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 18 which featured the Dalai Lama, musicians Allen Toussaint and Dr. John, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, as well as some other surprises. 
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The Girl in the Red Jacket

Hearing that Tulane University senior Chelsea Zesch would be networking with influential alumni at Career Wave 2013, her grandmother had one suggestion: wear a red jacket.

Zesch (LA ’13) took that advice, and she stood out – one alumnus told an event organizer that he wanted “to talk to the girl in the red jacket.” But what really makes Zesch shine is her energy, optimism and work ethic.
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Message from the Dean
A fair farewell to graduating students and retiring professors
With the close of another school year, we celebrated the accomplishments of our graduating students as they now venture beyond the walls of the university. In many ways, of course, they have never stayed confined to Tulane. They have been involved in study abroad, service learning, and research activities that have often taken them not only into New Orleans, but to foreign lands. They have obtained skills that will serve them well for the next step in their lives, whether it will be the start of new careers or additional education. And while we say goodbye, we hope that they will retain their ties to Tulane and the School of Liberal Arts.
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News from the Field:
Anne Dunlop
Castagno's Crime: Painting and Change in Fifteenth-Century Florence
If you've ever taken an art history class, you've probably heard of Giorgio Vasari. In 1550, Vasari published a book on the lives of Italian architects, sculptors, and painters who worked between about 1300 and Vasari's own time. Vasari's biographies are filled with lurid stories, but one of the most graphic and gory is about an artist called Andrea del Castagno, who worked in Florence in the years around 1450. According to Vasari, Andrea was a great painter but an evil human being. He became very jealous of another artist, and murdered him in cold blood to get rid of the competition.
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Summer Events on Campus

Summer Lyric Theatre
Shakespeare Festival
Newcomb Art Gallery Exhibits

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Recognizing Numerous
Student Achievements

From Fulbright awards and prestigous positions, to community service awards and leadership roles - liberal arts students shine brightly as the academic year comes to a close.
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