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Rosanne Adderley


Within days of arriving for a semester at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of library, archive and electronic resources available. Continue Reading

Two Gentlemen of Verona


The spring season of productions staged by the Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off with a contemporary view of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Continue Reading



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On Sunday, February 5th, the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane hosted the annual English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Speech Competition. This year representatives from 15 schools across Southeast Louisiana were in attendance. The winner of the 2012 competition is Maria Hefte from Covington High School. She will continue on to the national competition in New York City in late April. Judges for the event included Shakespeare Festival board members Max Nathan, Herschel Abbott and Robert T. Lemon, III, along with Scott Oldenberg from Tulane University’s English Department, Dr. Katherine Loomis from the English Department at the University of New Orleans, and Dr. Quinn Peeper, President of the New Orleans Branch of the English Speaking Union. Students are graded on their ability to understand and interpret Shakespeare’s text, as well as display strong performance skills, through a monologue and sonnet.

Professional Activities

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Jade Miller was quoted in an article about Nollywood in the New York Times Magazine Sunday, February 26, 2011. Read the full article.

Assistant Professor Stephen Hilger's large-scale color photographs were featured in a solo exhibition entitled "Hotel California" at the MUSE Center of Photography and the Moving Image in New York City. Photographs and other information from the show can be seen here.

Dr. Lee A. Farrow (MA ’89, PhD ’98), associate professor of history at the University of Auburn Montgomery, has a forthcoming book about the Russian Grand Duke Alexis Romanov. Farrow has researched the Grand Duke’s 1871-1872 trip to America and its influence on Russian-American relations. She came across the history of Alexis while working on a doctoral dissertation on Russian property law at Tulane University. A Russian historian and Louisiana native, Farrow was intrigued by the Grand Duke’s story and his many adventures in the U.S., particularly those in New Orleans.

Professor of Political Science, Melissa Harris-Perry, launched her MSNBC news show last month to great excitement from the media. Both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered her premiere. Read both here: NYT article , WP article

SLA in the News

Great Writers Series features Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections and Freedom, will present a reading in McAlister Auditorium on the Tulane uptown campus on March 5 at 7 p.m.
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Cuba: A metaphor for discovery

Cuba is the greatest contradiction and the most honorable truth. I won’t say that I loved it, but I will say that it has my heart.
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Economists’ ideas uplift the human condition

Grand ideas by a few “genius” economists have improved living conditions for billions of people around the world. The progressive change started in the middle of the 19th century and continues unabated.
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Higher education at ‘crucible moment’?

Noting that a “socially cohesive and economically vibrant U.S. democracy” requires an informed and engaged citizenry.
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Race, Gender and Law

In honor of Black History Month, Duke University professor Karla Holloway gave the inaugural Anna Julia Cooper Lecture in the Lavin-Bernick Center. Continue Reading

Wood, Glass, Metals & Creativity

Forward Motion” was the title of this display of large, eye-catching works by Weston Lambert in his master of fine arts thesis exhibition that ended on Feb. 17. Continue Reading

Students delve into New Orleans’ Irish history

Laura Kelley’s Hidden History of New Orleans course is uncovering the story of the city using its Irish roots as a roadmap.
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Studies in movement

Guest choreographer Stevan Novakovich is working with the Newcomb Dance Company to prepare for the annual spring
dance concert. Continue Reading

Harris-Perry to host MSNBC
news program

Nicholas PaytonTulane political science professor and national political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry will begin hosting her own weekend program on MSNBC, set to debut on Feb. 18.
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Prints in the spotlight for ‘Tamarind Touchstones’

More than 60 works on paper by many of the most significant American artists and printers of the past half century are on exhibit through April 15 at the Newcomb Art Gallery in its spring showdance concert. Continue Reading

SLA Events This Month

February 29

The Inaugural Sylvia R. Frey Lecture Series, featuring Ira Berlin

March 1

Elijah Anderson Lecture - Inaugural City, Culture, and Community Lecture

Rafael Mérida Jiménez Lecture: "Women and Literary Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia"

March 1-2

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Grace Mikell and Gregory Price

March 1-4

Two Gentlemen of Verona - by William Shakespeare

March 2

Reception for MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Grace Mikell and Gregory Price

March 3

Reception for MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Grace Mikell and Gregory Price

March 5

Great Writers Series - Jonathan Franzen to Read at Tulane

March 6

Jazz Workshop, featuring Nicholas Payton

Concert Piano Series, featuring Faina Lushtak

March 7

Music at Midday, featuring Greg Kallor, piano

March 8

Clara del Marmol & Annabelle Bernard Vocal Series

Why the Internet Hasn't Saved Democracy - Harvard professor Archon Fung.

March 10

Louisiana Children’s Museum World’s Fair – featuring the Department of Classical Studies

March 22

The Dennis A. Georges Lecture

March 23

"Hallelujah Bye and Bye: Funeral Processions in Ghana and New Orleans"

Keyboard Festival, featuring Baruch Meir

March 24

Keyboard Festival, featuring Nina Scolnik

Classical Guitar Series, featuring Johannes Moller

March 26

Jazz Workshop, featuring Nicholas Payton

March 28

Music at Midday, featuring Kenneth Boulton & JoAnne Barry, pianist

March 30 - 31

An Evening of Dance - new ballet and modern dance choreography featuring the Newcomb Dance Company



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