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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
MARCH 2015


Opportunities for Exploration

SLA bannerFrom New Orleans, Paris, and New York, to Israel, Dublin, and Costa Rica - Tulane Liberal Arts students will spend summer 2015 gaining real-world experiences across the globe. (Photo provided by Chris Rodning. Black Mountains, western North Carolina, near Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in eastern North America.)

Summer Programs

For the second year, the School of Liberal Arts is offering innovative summer programs that will give students unique experiential learning opportunities. In addition to three programs that were popular last summer, this season brings new experiences, such as being immersed in the New York City art world and working in New Orleans neighborhoods to address environmental justice issues.
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Martha McCarty Kimmerling Chair in Women's Literature
Story by Mary Sparacello

When Martha McCarty Wells graduated from Newcomb College with an English degree in 1963, there was no glass ceiling barring women from reaching the highest rungs of the corporate ladder. "It wasn't a glass ceiling. It was an iron ceiling," Wells says.

Since then, Wells has been doing her part to make sure women's voices are heard. She is committed to women's issues, education, arts and literature. The convergence of those interests led her to establish the Martha McCarty Kimmerling '63 Chair in Women's Literature.
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photo: Martha McCarty Wells

Art Students Lead Drawing
Workshop for Local Kids

On March 7th, students from the Sequential Art course in the Newcomb Art Department led a free drawing workshop for kids at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. read more

Students Awaken Sleeping
Language at Immersion Workshop

In January, twelve Tulanians participated with six Tunica tribal members, educators and administrators in a Tunica language immersion workshop.
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New SLA Development Director Named

Congratulations to Lauren Phipps on being named the new SLA Director of Development. After working several years in New York City's non-profit sector, Phipps moved in the fall of 2013 to New Orleans to join the staff in Tulane's School of Liberal Arts. As a development officer she became the point person for planning and executing the Dean's Advisory Council meetings as well as serving as the development liaison for both the Summer Lyric Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. In her new role as Director of Development, Phipps will continue to build alumni and community engagement, work with Tulane's exceptional faculty to find funding opportunities, and remain a liaison for SLA – the School of Cool.

Message from the Dean
Year-Round Innovative Education

haberFor those of you reading this newsletter from the snowy cold north, summer may seem far away. Even for our students who are currently trudging through rain-soaked streets, the sun-filled days of June, July and August may be far off. Before we know it, however, the spring semester will be over and the last exam taken. But in the School of Liberal Arts, the traditional school calendar hardly ends our engagement with innovative education.
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News from the Field:
Michelle Kohler
'Timing' Dickinson's Poetic Language

During my recent sabbatical I spent my days largely at home, with books, pencils, paper, and a dog – a routine, it turns out, akin to that of my key subject, Emily Dickinson. I have been working on Dickinson's poetry for over ten years, and despite her famous reclusiveness, my work has focused primarily on her incisive intellectual sparring with nineteenth-century ideas and institutions well beyond her four walls.
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SLA Launches New Management Minor Program — SLAMM

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Commencement Information
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

Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre Announces its 48th Season learn more

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival Announces its 22nd Season learn more

Tulane University Marching Band (TUMB) Announces its Spring Performances
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