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SLA Online: November 2009
News from the Field

In this edition of SLA Online, and in the months to come, we will feature the adventures in research of SLA faculty currently on sabbatical. This month, George Bernstein, Professor of History, reflects on his recent trip to Yorkshire, England where British aristocracy and a visit to the bathroom of a local pub all came together for great research.

Learn More Sounds of Music

The Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University is celebrating its centennial anniversary in November. Founded in 1909 as the Newcomb College School of Music, it was the first music school in New Orleans to be associated with a liberal arts college. A weeklong series of free concerts will be held at Tulane and around New Orleans beginning on Monday (Nov. 2).

Learn More Students Dig New Orleans

TIDES archaeology course explores ethics and techniques for finding buried treasures.

Learn More World-Class Glass

Tulane’s glass studio is known around the world, but may not be known around campus. In the 1960s Tulane became one of the first universities in the country to include hot glass into the fine arts curriculum. Since 1976, Professor Gene Koss has...

Learn More Symposium on the Essay is Personal

Creative Writing Fund sponsors an intimate discourse between writers and members of the university community. Though Freeman Auditorium on the Tulane uptown campus was full on Saturday (Oct. 3), the discussion was intimate. Students, faculty and community members joined authors...

Learn More Poverty and Inequality Expert Joins Stone Center

University welcomes renowned economist Nora Lustig as holder of the Samuel Z. Stone Chair.

Learn More Art Comes Alive at Gallery

Visiting artist Li Huai collaborates with art students to create a site-specific installation at the Carroll Gallery. Watch the Video.

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Junior Chronicles Year Abroad

Tulane student Miles Babin is writing an engaging blog during his junior year abroad in the Republic of Mauritius.
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American Routes: A Conversation about Culture on Public Radio

Since the spring of 2009, American Routes, a public radio program reaching up to a million people weekly on 200 stations, has called Tulane University its home.
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Philanthropy plays a critical role in our success. The School of Liberal Arts relies heavily on the support of our alumni and friends to fulfill our mission of fostering and promoting innovative scholarship, transformative research, and creative inquiry within the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences.
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The Latest Post from the Maxwell Blog

October 27th, 2009
More than Development... This weekend I attended a conference on “development” in Guatemala. The conference was sponsored by Wuqu’ Kawoq, an NGO dedicated to providing health services in indigenous communities.
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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a two-year contract, renewable annually, as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities beginning in August 2010.
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MARCELLO A. CANUTO, archaeologist and new director of Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute was awarded a $12,000 Waitt Foundation grant from the National Geographic Society. Waitt Grants are awarded “for exploratory fieldwork that holds promise for new breakthroughs in the natural and social sciences .” The grant supports Canuto’s research specific to the El Achiotal site. Learn more
The Tulane University Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR - a partnership between the STONE CENTER for Latin American Studies at Tulane and the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo, a Costa Rican-based public policy think tank.) will receive grants totaling $12.3 million to support the study of Latin America, including its relationship with the United States. Learn more
RANDY SPARKS is co-editor of Paths to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World, published by the University of South Carolina Press this year. Learn more
The tenth volume in the “Discovering Russia” book series has been published, featuring text and photographs by WILLIAM BRUMFIELD, professor of Russian studies at Tulane. Learn more

In the News
Highlights of national news coverage received by CAS faculty

New York Times U.S. Report

On Gulf Coast, Praise for Obama, Criticism of Visit

Lawrence N. Powell, Professor of History, was quoted in the New York Times in reference to President Obama's recent visit to New Orleans. Learn more

New York Times U.S. Report

In New Orleans, Mayoral Race Still Lacks Heft

Assistant Professor, Brian J. Brox from the Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Lecturer of Art, Thomas Bayer (who started the Brad Pitt for Mayor Campaign), are both mentioned in this New York Times article about the upcoming New Orleans mayoral race. Learn more

ABC News Health

Strep Throat Killed Mozart, New Theory Argues

Quoted in ABC News Health, John Baron, Professor of Music, gives insight into a new theory of Mozart's death. Learn more

November 1
Day of the Dead Festivities - Traditional Day of the Dead altar by artist Cynthia Ramirez and photography exhibit of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico. (Every day through November 7)

November 2
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Centennial Week Celebration - featuring Tulane Marching Band and student chamber ensembles.

November 3
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble performs.

November 3
Theatre Performance - Dead Man's Cell Phone - Opening Night (November 3-8)

November 4
Music at Midday

November 4
Writer's Writer Series - Speaker Deborah Eisenberg

November 4
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Concert of New Music by Tulane composers. There will be at least 4 world premieres. Includes trumpet, electronics and organ by Guiseppe Ferrata, Tae Hong Park and Eli Shoot.

November 5
Jewish Studies Speaker Series - Where Jews and Judaism Meet: A Confusing Crossroads

November 5
Carroll Gallery - Undergraduate Juried Exhibition - Juror: Dale Newkirk, Southeastern Louisiana University (November 5 - 25)

November 5
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Music Department Faculty Recital - Performances by Faina Lushtak, Amy Pfrimmer, Jesse McBride, Jonathan Gerhardt, Leonard Raybon, Tae Hong Park, Eli Shoot, and Mark Lighthiser and Mendel Lee.

November 6
Economics Department Speaker Series - Professor Aureo de Paula of the University of Pennsylvania discusses "Identification and Estimation of Voter Preferences" (written in collaboration with Antonio Merlo).

November 6
TASA Colloquium - 'Roots' to 'Routes:' Metaphors, Ethnography and Representation of Culture in Creole Louisiana and Beyond - featuring Nick Spitzer

November 6
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Concert by Tulane Jazz Ensembles. Introduction by Bruce Raybon.

November 7
Tulane Football - Halftime show - Tulane Marching Band featuring Music Department Jazz Faculty

November 7
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Concert by student performers and composers. Introduction by Provost Michael Bernstein.


November 8
Newcomb Department of Music Centennial Celebration - Concert by the Tulane Orchestra (Maxim Samarov, conductor) and the Tulane/Newcomb Choir (C. Leonard Raybon, director). Introduction by Dean Carole Haber.

November 9 & 10
Bipartisan Policy Center Summit - Listen as some of the nation’s top political thinkers discuss how to restore civility to politics.

November 11
Music at Midday

November 11
Concert Piano Series - World renowned classical pianist from Armenia.

November 12
Economics Department Speaker Series - Professor David Neumark of the University of California-Irvine discusses "Neighbors and Co-Workers: The Importance of Residential Labor Market Networks."

November 12
Jewish Studies Speaker Series - Women and Halachah - featuring Ilan Fuchs, Tulane University

November 13
Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution - One-day Conference Sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.

November 13
Liberty via Latinity - Lecture on the Afro-Spanish poet and Latinist, Joannes Latinus (1518-?) - featuring Elizabeth R. Wright

November 17
Teacher Preparation and Certification Program Open House - Learn about our Certification Program, Meet Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, Meet Tulane TPCP Professors, Register for the Spring 2010 Semester

November 17
Theatre Performance - Betty's Summer Vacation - Directed by Ron Gural. (November 17-21)

November 17
Jewish Studies Speaker Series - Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh - Film screening followed by a sushi reception

November 19
Jewish Studies Speaker Series - The High Christology of the Jewish Christian Nazarenes and Similar Early Groups

November 20
Economics Department Speaker Series - Professor George Deltas of the University of Illinois examines "Welfare-Enhancing Collusion and Trade."

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Made in America - Made in America examines American Indian life in contrast to the consumerism of contemporary society. - Runs Through December 23.

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