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SLA Online: March 2011

Dimensions of Dance

The Newcomb Dance Company dazzles the audience in Dixon Hall with its performance of modern dance works. Continue Reading

News from the Field: Brian Horowitz

Brian Horowitz, recipient of an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship 2010 Summer Studies in Heidelberg, Germany.

After finishing seven years as director of Jewish Studies and having watched the program grow three-fold in majors, minors, grants, and public lectures, I left New Orleans for what hoped to be a fruitful summer in Heidelberg, Germany. What happened there was shocking.

I had a bike accident (incidentally it occurred right outside the surgical clinic, so all they had to do was drag me off the road and into the building), then my five-year old son made me ride the famous Heidelberg Bergbahn (a train up into the mountains) countless times, and in Berlin, thanks to his love for buses, I saw more of double-decker bus number 100 than I did of the Brandenburger Tor, that imperial gate standing at Under dem Linden, the Fifth Avenue of Berlin... Continue Reading

English Dept. Alumna Reporting from China

Lauren Romero, Tulane English major alumna and M.A. (2010), is now teaching in China. Read her blog and view her photos.

Congratulations to Philosophy Graduate Students!

Gwenda-lin Grewal began a two-year Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship this fall at Yale’s Whitney Center for the Humanities. Gwen received her PhD in Philosophy and Classics at Tulane in August 2010, after completing her dissertation on Plato’s Euthydemus. Continue Reading.

SLA Students Participate in Engaged Learning

Undergraduate student HARVEY HUNT talks how he has been able to make a difference in the community while a student. Says Hunt, "Improving access to higher education for students of color has been a primary goal of mine since I have come to Tulane." Watch the video on YouTube.
Undergraduate student MATTHEW BOURDA talks about experiential learning opportunities he had as an undergraduate. Working with Professor Michael Cunningham, he gathered research on tobacco usage in Louisiana youth and turned it into a policy statement. Watch the video on YouTube.
Undergraduate student LAURA WHITE talks about the opportunities she's had to research best practices in social innovation around the world. Watch the video on YouTube.

Professional Activities

Assistant Professor of Communication FERRUH YILMAZ's article The Politics of the Danish Cartoon Affair: Hegemonic Intervention by the Extreme Right was published in the peer-reviewed journal: Communication Studies, Volume 62 Issue 1, 5.
Visiting Assistant Philosophy Professor CHRISTOPHER SURPRENANT's article on "Kant's Contribution to Moral Education" appeared in a recent issue of The Journal of Moral Education. He also gave a talk for the Honors program on "Happiness, Satisfaction, and Real Education." Chris is co-editor of a volume on Kant and Education, which will be published by Routledge Press, scheduled to come out in September 2011.
YEHUDA HALPER, a two-year Mellon Fellow in Jewish Studies and Philosophy, is engaged in a very active year presenting papers. Last summer, he spoke on Averroes' commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics at the European Association for Jewish Studies conference in Ravenna, Italy. In the fall he gave a talk in Tulane's Jewish Studies Colloquium on medieval prayers connected with the study of Aristotle's Metaphysics and he will present a related paper in March at the Department for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto. This past December in Boston, at the annual conference of the Association for Jewish Studies he discussed Bibago's fifteenth century commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, and at the American Philosophical Association he presented a paper on Alfarabi's Book of Religion. He will speak again at Tulane, on March 31st, sponsored by the Classics Department and Jewish Studies, on the understanding of substance that passed from Aristotle through ninth century Arabic to medieval Hebrew.

Alumni News

Alumnus KEITH POWELL, President of the Columbia chapter of the Tulane Alumni Club and shareholder in the law firm of Childs & Halligan in Columbia, SC, and his wife Kelly welcomed a daughter, Isabel Nina, on January 20, 2011. She joins sister Annalise Hope (3).

SLA In the News

Francophone Activism in Cajun Country

Students develop French extracurricular activity to keep the language alive in Lafayette, La. Continue Reading

Chance to Lead New Center Inspires Professor

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, led by historian Larry Powell, to provide a platform for regional research. Continue Reading


Best Route to Literacy: Reading to Kids

Author and alumna Berthe Amoss participates in Mortar Board literacy event in Lower Ninth Ward. Continue Reading


Zulu Parade Origins in Musical Theater

Zulu Mardi Gras parade was inspired by musical comedy, says English professor Felipe Smith. Continue Reading


Students Air Issues on Latino Community

Student-produced programs about New Orleans’ Latino culture are featured on the Stone Center for Latin American Studies website. Continue Reading


‘Little Red Riding Hood:’ Still a Lively Tale

From innocent child to seductress, the fairy tale figure appears in various media and has changed through the ages, says folklorist Maria Tatar. Continue Reading


Raising Debt Ceiling: A Political Ritual

Steven Sheffrin, executive director of the Murphy Institute, breaks down the political standoff over raising the U.S. debt ceiling. Continue Reading


$8.3 Million Gift Funds New Dual Degree

Tulane graduate gives $8.3 million for new international business dual-degree program. Continue Reading


‘Dean Jean’ Scholarship Inspires Alumni

Fund in memory of the late Jean Danielson draws large response. Continue Reading


Front-Row Seat to Revolution

A Tulane student studying in Egypt reports on her experiences in the turbulent country. Continue Reading


Ahoy! View Newcomb Art Gallery’s Latest

Exhibit of paintings about water reflects rise of American impressionism. Continue Reading


Mixed Bag of Venezuelan Leader’s Regime

Record of Hugo Chávez is bundle of contradictions, say presenters at symposium ‘Venezuela From the Neutral Ground.’ Continue Reading


March 1
Clara del Marmol/Annabelle Bernard Vocal Series - featuring Leslie Castay

March 2
Music @ Midday - featuring Lina Morita

Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Tiffany Joseph Presentation

Artist's Talk by Stephen Hilger, Visiting Assistant Professor, Photography

March 3
“Cet obscur objet du desire: Jacob Frank and the Black Madonna” - Professor Pawel Maciejko from The Hebrew University will be presenting this lecture on 18th century Jewish-Christian Debates.

March 12
Economics Conference: Economics of Immigration

March 14
Concert Piano Series - featuring Stanislav Khristenko

Barbara Herman Lecture

March 16
Music @ Midday - featuring Maxim Samarov

Friends of Music - featuring Kronos Quartet

Economics seminar: No Precedent, No Plan: Inside Russia's 1998 Default featuring Martin Gilman Higher School of Economics (Russia)

March 17
Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements - Politics, Identity, and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movements - featuring Todd A. Eisenstadt

Symposium: Coffee, Culture, & Community Development

Coffee, Culture & Community Development Teacher Workshop

March 18
Talk by Olga Marta Pérez: El libro en Cuba: cultura, mercado, y otros desafíos

Economics seminar featuring James Foster, George Washington

March 19
The Pebbles Center - Learning about Latin America at the New Orleans Public Library

March 21-25
SLA Majors Week

March 21
Clara del Marmol/Annabelle Bernard Vocal Series - An Evening of Classical Song - featuring Phyllis Treigle

Economics seminar featuring Jan Ondrich, Syracuse University

March 22
Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog - The play follows the aspiring supervillain, Dr. Horrible, as he attempts entrance into the Evil League of Evil, a supervillain society ala Legion of Doom.

March 25
Work-in-progress talk by LAL Greenleaf Fellow Paulo Miguez

Economics seminar featuring Daniel Millimet, SMU

March 28
Urban Indians and Cultural Rights: the Limits of Multicultural Liberalism - Learn the limits of liberal multiculturalism to describe and evaluate the reality of contemporary Indians. More information coming soon.

March 30
Music @ Midday - featuring Jee Yeoun Ko Quartet

March 31
Art History Work-in-Progress Talk - featuring Lisa Crossman

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