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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
APRIL 2015



School of Liberal Arts PhD student, and Land Fund Award recipient, Rachel Horowitz sorts through lithics collected from her dissertation excavations at Callar Creek Quarry in Belize.

Story by Mary Sparacello

The new J.E. Land Fund for SLA Graduate Student Travel, established through the School of Liberal Arts, has enriched the academic experience of graduate students by allowing them to present their papers at academic conferences and meet other scholars in their fields.
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New Additions to Graduate Studies

Computational Linguistics

Linguistics is present in everyday life, whether it is telling jokes, learning foreign languages, or using voice recognition software. It is at the intersection of many disciplines and involves collaboration. Core graduate faculty members are drawn from the School of Liberal Arts (Anthropology, French, Spanish, Philosophy, etc.) and the School of Science and Engineering.
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Interdisciplinary Dance

Tulane's Department of Theatre and Dance announces the official launch of the Newcomb Dance Program's Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance (IDP) for fall 2015. The program offers a 3-year in-depth study of dance performance with an emphasis on preparing the candidate for professional or academic careers with focus on creative process.
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Political Development

Change is the sign of our times. Will it be adaptive, progressive, revolutionary, repressive, or simply provoke collapse? These enduring questions are at the heart of the new Political Science PhD program in Political Development. It focuses on the role of political institutions in mediating a country's adaptation to globalization.
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Maya Symposium Highlights Research on Royal Tombs

The 12th annual Maya symposium illuminated how new archaeological approaches and discoveries have helped Mayanists understand ancient Maya.

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Rare Archaeological Casts Discovered in Belle Chasse, LA

The unassuming former ammunition shed in Belle Chasse held a secret. Forgotten inside its depths were rare 19th and early 20th century casts of ancient Maya monuments.

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Message from the Dean
Graduate Education in the School of Liberal Arts

haberWhile we often write about the undergraduate experience in liberal arts, we are equally proud of our graduate programs. After Katina, as many of you know, some of these programs were suspended. In the years since the storm, PhD graduate education in the School of Liberal Arts has flourished.
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News from the Field:
Antonio Gómez
The "goodwill" travels of Eva Perón

In 1947, Eva Perón, at the time first lady of Argentina, toured several countries in Europe in a non-official "goodwill" trip. The itinerary included France, Monaco, Switzerland, and the Vatican, but it has been suggested that the inclusion of those locations was merely a way to distract the public attention from the original and most prominent destination: Spain.
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City, Culture, and Community Graduate Student Symposium

The City, Culture, and Community PhD program held its second annual graduate student symposium titled 'Social Justice and the City' on March 5-6, 2015.
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Commencement Information

Friday, May 15th, 2015
10:00 AM – Masters and PhD Recognition and Hooding Ceremony
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Saturday, May 16th, 2015
9:00 AM – Tulane Unified Ceremony
12:30 PM – SLA Diploma Ceremony
2:00 PM – Reception & Diploma Pick-up
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Upcoming Performances

Shorty Fest
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Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre Announces its 48th Season
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New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Announces its 22nd Season
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Tulane University Marching Band (TUMB) Announces its Spring Performances
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