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Playing with Purpose

On Tuesday, December 2nd, Tulane students and faculty, as well as community members from throughout New Orleans, got into the holiday spirit when Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews took the stage for the first ever Tunes for Toys concert. The free concert featured Andrews playing with The Soul Rebels and student musicians from the Trombone Shorty Academy. Instead of buying tickets for admission, concertgoers were asked to donate new, unwrapped toys for children in need.
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Alumni Spotlight
Wilson Magee – What Giving Means to Me

Giving back to Tulane has always been easy for me. After all, many of the most important formative experiences in life came during my undergraduate years at Tulane. My liberal arts academic education was of course central to those experiences – it taught me how to think critically and independently. And Tulane offered so much more, a sense of place grounded in an idyllic educational setting mixed in with the wonder and chaos of New Orleans.

Giving to me means that I can contribute to the life experiences of new generations of students and help Tulane provide opportunities similar to those I was fortunate enough to have. Some years ago, I endowed a scholarship with the only stipulations that the student who received it was in need of financial support and had strong academic credentials. One of the thank you notes from a recipient read in part "I was drawn to New Orleans and the unique opportunities and challenges post-Katrina. I have been blessed with my time here at Tulane and your gift has allowed me to pursue my dreams of becoming a surgeon. Thank you for everything you have given and allowed me to do."

After reading this note, my wife, who is not a Tulane graduate and at times had questioned our gifts, handed it back to me and said only "now I know why you give".
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Message from the Dean
Creating Original Knowledge

haberIn December, the many roles played by the School of Liberal Arts were vividly on display. The school hosted its seventh annual faculty recognition showcase, which celebrated 35 books, performances, and exhibitions. These works reflect one of the most important roles a university can play: the creation of original knowledge. Far more than just the revision of the dissertation, or the way to get promoted and tenured, such scholarly activity is the underpinning of a true research university.
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Recognizing Accomplishments
SLA Faculty Showcase Reception

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News from the Field:
Stephanie Porras
Maerten de Vos: a Renaissance life in-between

cooleyBetween the city's red-light district and the striking red hulk of the new MAS museum, are the Antwerp city archives, housed in a former shipping warehouse. Here, rather fittingly, I spent several days poring over sixteenth-century passport applications and export documents. At the archive, I was looking for any mention of one artist – Maerten de Vos – either leaving town or witnessing other applications for travel. While I did not find de Vos’s own travel application, I did find several others that may help me understand why de Vos left the city around 1550 to work in Italy.
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