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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
MAY 2014



music risingCha Wa performing with Trombone Shorty Music Academy students at press event; Photo by Paula Burch
Story by Mary Sparacello

When famed music producer Bob Ezrin visited New Orleans 30 days after Hurricane Katrina, he had an epiphany. "Wherever we went that music was playing, there was hope," said Ezrin. "It was clear that the cure...was to keep the music alive."

Together with U2's The Edge and other music partners, Ezrin founded Music Rising to preserve the musical cultures of the Gulf South. And on Wednesday (April 23), Ezrin was at Tulane to launch an innovative website aimed to do just that.
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Shorty Fest 2014

On May 2nd, supporters and music fans of Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews attended the second annual Shorty Fest, a fundraising benefit hosted by the Trombone Shorty Foundation which supports the Trombone Shorty Academy at Tulane. Students of the academy performed at the event.
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$1M Gift to Study Middle East Peace

Tulane University has recently announced the establishment of the Stacy Mandel Palagye and Keith Palagye Program for Middle East Peace. Beginning in the spring of 2015, 15 undergraduate students will be selected to participate in a unique summer immersion opportunity.
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Message from the Dean
Annual Gathering to Recognize Outstanding Accomplishments
Six years ago, the School of Liberal Arts instituted an end-of-year picnic in which we honor our outstanding faculty members through awards and fellowships. I am delighted that this practice has now become a tradition, even in a school as young as ours. On April 30th, with picture-perfect weather, we shared end-of-the-year camaraderie and the announcement of our winners. As you can tell from the pictures below, it was a wonderful occasion for all.
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News from the Field:
Guadalupe Garcia
Cuban Art Festival Shines Light
on Social Issues
For many of us on this side of the Straits of Florida, Cuba is often wrapped in images of the 1959 revolution and its aftermath. For North Americans especially, the sights and sounds of Cuba are often those learned from Cuban-American communities in the United States, where exile remains a theme that underscores how politics organize personal relationships.
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2014 Commencement Events

5/16 - Under the Oaks - Honoring graduating women, award recipients, and the Newcomb College Class of 1964

5/16- Graduate Hooding Ceremony - For Masters/PhD students in Liberal Arts

5/17 - Unified Commencement Ceremony - Honoring graduates from all Tulane's schools and colleges

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