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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
JUNE 2014



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Graduate students capture a moment digitally after the Masters/PhD Graduate Hooding ceremony.

Liberal Arts Grads Prepared to Make Global Impact
Story by Mary Sparacello

We all know that SLA students are bright and inquisitive. Daring to step outside their comfort zones – whether through study abroad, service learning, internships or challenging majors – they leave Tulane with skill, experience, and confidence. As a snapshot of just a few of our current graduating students makes clear, their visions have expanded; their horizons are nothing short of limitless.

Stacy Krost, for example, found her passion in China. A double major in English and Asian Studies, as a junior she received a scholarship to study at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Upon graduation she will serve as an intern at the State Department. She will then go to Stanford – having also been accepted to Harvard, Hopkins, and Berkeley – to prepare for a career in the State Department. Her success, she notes, is directly tied to her studies at Tulane.
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Enjoy a slideshow collaboration of the Masters/PhD
Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony held in McAllister Auditorium on May 16 and the Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Featured guests included musician Wynton Marsalis, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

This was an especially moving commencement ceremony as Scott Cowen presided over his last commencement as Tulane's president.
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Message from the Dean
Every Ending is Also a Beginning – Until We Meet Again
It is hard to believe that another year has passed. During commencement, we celebrated with the students as they marched across the stage, cheered on by family and friends. We felt the pride of their parents who watched their teenagers turn into wise young adults, ready to take the next steps in their lives. We shared with them the knowledge that not only had the students changed because of their time at Tulane, but the university and the city had become a better place because of their engagement.
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News from the Field: Grant McCall
Mirabib Rockshelter: No Children or Snakes Harmed
In the Central Namib Desert of western Namibia, the research base at Gobabeb acts as an indispensable oasis – both material and intellectual. It is home to the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre, which has hosted researchers working on a wide range of scientific topics since its inception in 1962. This September, I had the fortune of using Gobabeb as my base in conducting archaeological excavations in the Central Namib.
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Tulane to Hollywood

An impressive panel of Tulanians entertained over 400 undergraduates recently with tips for breaking into the entertainment industry. Alumni said their experience at Tulane – and liberal arts degrees – provided a good foundation.
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Recognizing Numerous
Student Achievements

From Fulbright awards and prestigous positions, to community service awards and leadership roles – liberal arts students shine brightly as the academic year comes to a close.
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