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SLA Online: December 2010
News from the Field: John Allen

First stop: Grahamstown, South Africa
My stopover in South Africa resulted in a brief, one week residency at Rhodes University. I reconnected with the faculty in the Drama Department there as part of an ongoing exchange of both faculty and students that began in 2004 when I first...

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Professional Activities

JESSICA HAYES, an undergraduate majoring in economics and French, presented her research at the annual meetings of the Social Science History Association held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Her paper, entitled The Occupations of Slaves Sold in New Orleans, is coauthored with Associate Professor JONATHAN PRITCHETT of Tulane's Department of Economics. The paper was discussed by Professor Tomas Cvrcek of Clemson University. Ms. Hayes's research is funded by the National Science Foundation award for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). For more information regarding Tulane's participation in this program, see this webpage.
SUSANN LUSNIA,associate professor of Classical Studies, presented a talk titled The Petrified City: Reading the Marble Map of Rome to both the New Orleans Society of Archaeological Institute of America and the AIA Society.
MICHAEL DEARMEY, Tulane Alumnus and Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, presented a paper titled Evil and Human Dignity for the Moorman Lecture at the University of Southern Mississippi.
MARTIN MENDOZA-BOTELHO, visiting associate professor of Political Science, moderated a panel at the University of Oxford - Program for the Future of Cities titled Malaria Epidemic in Africa. The case of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
ELIO BRANCAFORTE, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, was invited by the History Department at Washington College, MD to give the 2010 Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History on October 27, 2010. His talk was on “Persian Portraits from the Early Modern Age,” and examined representations of Safavid Iran in European travel accounts, in particular the 1656 narrative of the German scholar Adam Olearius.

SLA In the News

New Ph.D. Program Focuses on City, Culture, Community

Intellectual focus brings together approaches from the social sciences, social work, architecture, law and humanities. Continue Reading


Holiday Sale to Benefit Art Department

Purchases of glass, pottery and other artwork at Newcomb Art Department holiday sale support studio work. Continue Reading


Student Steps Into Shoes of an Ambassador

A first-year student offers an inside look at a Model United Nations Conference. Continue Reading


Mad About Acting, Angry About Bashing

Bryan Batt talks about his career as an openly gay actor. Continue Reading


Swimmers Promote Confidence

Watch student leaders of the Swim 4 Success discuss their experiences working with the program. Continue Reading


Teams, Tutors and Tour Inspire Children

New Orleans area school kids spend a day on the Tulane uptown campus with A’s & Aces tutoring and tennis program. Continue Reading


Looking Beyond the Ballot

Political strategists from both sides of the aisle head to campus for Nov. 9 Bipartisan Policy Center summit. Continue Reading


The Virtual Classroom

Students gather in a 3D, virtual space in a pilot program exploring the academic potential of Second Life. Continue Reading


News: Journalism or Entertainment?

Panelists at the Bipartisan Policy Center discuss the sometimes-muddled nature of news coverage. Continue Reading


Concert Celebrates Monk, Battiste and Modern Jazz

Top New Orleans musicians gather to honor Thelonious Monk and Harold Battiste. Continue Reading


SLA In the Media

THOMAS BELLER published two articles about New Orleans: Home Is Where Your Stuff Is and Exploring the New New Orleans
Tulane’s Chair of Jewish Studies, MICHAEL COHEN, was recently quoted in The JTA about the growth of the Jewish Studies Program at Tulane from 150 students to over 350 students in two years. Read the article here.
Tulane Alum and Dean's Advisory Council member, JOHN YONOVER, appeared on Donald Trump’s Apprentice on October 28. In this episode, the Apprentice teams are pitching concepts for a new Broadway show. John was one of the judges. Watch the video here..

December 1
Music at Midday - featuring Students from the Newcomb Department of Music

December 2
Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale - Annual sale of artwork including glass and ceramics to benefit the Newcomb Art Department.

Young Performers - In Concert

Art History Colloquium - featuring Mia Bagneris

Tulane Orchestra Concert - conducted by Maxim Samarov - performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bizet and Brahms

December 3
Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale - Annual holiday sale of artwork to benefit the Newcomb Art Department.

Economic Seminar - featuring Scott Carrell, UC Davis

Young Performers - In Concert

Tulane Percussion Performance - Tulane percussion students perform - Doug Walsh, director

December 4
Hip Hop Literacy Model II - Professional Development workshop for Pre-K-12 grade teachers in New Orleans.

Newcomb Art Department Holiday Sale - Annual sale of artwork to benefit the Newcomb Art Department.

December 5
Newcomb Choir Performance - Melinda Doyle, director

December 8
Teacher Preparation offering a Free webinar - TPCP offers FREE Webinar Information Session!

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