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SLA Online: June 2011
News from the Field: Laura Bass

I am just finishing a one-year position as a visiting associate professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University in Providence, RI. I have missed regular exchange with my dear colleagues, students, and friends at TulaneĖnot to mention things like the Sweet Olive that perfumes New Orleans from late fall to early spring, just when the days were at their coldest and shortest up here. Yet even with the long and snowy winter (how amazed I was one day in mid-March see the sidewalk again beneath my feet!), this was a wonderfully invigorating year, full of new opportunities and connections. Continue Reading

SLA Faculty Receive Grants and Fellowships for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

As we come to the close of another extremely successful academic year, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the grants won this year by our faculty.
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Professional Activities

Alumnus AARON S. ALLEN (B.A. in music / B.S. in environmental studies, í99) is the winner of the 2011-2012 academic year Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Dr. Allenís is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research is in the field of Beethoven reception, specifically in nineteenth-century Italy. As a recipient of the Rome Prize fellowship, Dr. Allen is provided with a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board in Rome, Italy to conduct his research.
On May 3rd, Putumayo World Music released the CD Jazz, a Collection of Exceptional Recordings by Jazz Legends. The liner notes were written by JOEL DINERSTEIN, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies. Dinerstein is a regular radio host on the New Orleans radio station WWOZ, and his major research interests are twentieth-century American literature, African-American literature and expressive culture, technology studies, popular culture (music and film). Read the full CD release here.
Professor of History, RICHARD LATNER, was featured in TeachingHistory.org's latest newsletter for K-12 teachers, History Education News. The newsletter highlighted Latnerís own research and website titled: Crisis at Fort Sumter, which provides documents, essays, and question about the events leading up to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in 1861. History Education News is produced through the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Professor of Economics, NORA LUSTIG, was extensively quoted in the May 5, 2011 edition of the Latin America Advisor. She responded to the question: "How can 'Mexico Cluster' Countries Foster Economic Growth?:" A recent study by the Inter-American Development Bank concluded that, as a region, Latin America is recovering from the financial crisis in two distinct clusters. Read the full article here.
SLA Faculty receive Social Entrepreneurship Awards

NGHANA LEWIS, Associate Professor of English, has been received the The Louise and Leonard Riggio Professorship. Lewis is associate professor of English and director of the African and African Diaspora Studies program. Her outreach, teaching and scholarship reflect her deep investments in community action planning and community-based research that respond to the wide range of issues confronting black people in general and black women and children specifically

AARON SCHNEIDER, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has received The Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professorship. Aaron Schneider teaches comparative politics, international political economy and Latin American politics. His research explores the intersections of wealth and power, with particular focus on the processes that govern how we tax and spend.

Click here for a full description of the Social Entrepreneurship Professorships.

SLA In the News

Frans Blom: Tulane’s ‘Indiana Jones’

Back in the 1920s, archeologist Frans Blom pioneered field research of ancient Maya civilization. Continue Reading

Julius Caesar Opens Shakespeare Fest Season

Guest director sets the stage for political thriller in Depression-era America. Continue Reading


First Class of Service Scholars Graduates

For Joe Paluch and other grads, community service has been a hallmark of their college experience. Continue Reading

Expanding Study in Cuba

Provost leads a delegation to Havana to re-establish summer study program in Cuba. Continue Reading


First-class Teachers

At commencement, English professor Molly Rothenberg earns one of the university’s top awards for teaching. Continue Reading

Idealism and Wonder Reign at Commencement

Grads receive messages of hope, love and confidence from Stevie Wonder. Continue Reading


Close to Her Heart

Memory of a loved one propels graduating student toward helping others. Continue Reading

Faces of Jazz Fest

From marching clubs on parade to musicians on stage, there’s plenty of joy at Jazz Fest. Continue Reading


Ceremony’s Singer Sets Sights on Broadway

The featured student singer at commencement plans to move to New York City after graduation to pursue a career in musical theater. Continue Reading

Makin’ Music at the Fest

Tulane musicians — alumni and students — jam on opening day at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Continue Reading


Newcomb Dance Troupe on New York Stage

Students perform a work from the 1970s by a modern dance pioneer. Continue Reading

Internet Technology Has Its Limits

The magic is in the marketing of new Internet technology, says Michele White, associate professor of communication. Continue Reading


June 5 - 10
Summer Teacher Institute Through the Lens: Teaching about Latin America through Film

June 9 - 25
New Orleans Shakespeare Festival - Julius Caesar

June 23 - 26
Summer Lyric Theatre - Man of La Mancha

June 25 - July 2
2011 New Orleans Dance Festival

Through June 29
Newcomb Art Gallery - The History of the Future

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