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SLA Online: October 2010
News from the Field: Linda Carroll

Galileo, Copernicus, Marsilius of Padua, Henry VIII's nephew: all were professors or students at the University of Padua. Like Tulane, the University of Padua has a strong tradition in its professional schools. Founded in 1222 as a school of law, it is one of the oldest universities in Italy, which is to say in the world. In 1399, the focus of the curriculum shifted to science, in the Middle Ages a branch of philosophy concentrating on Aristotle's works on the physical world. One specialization within philosophy was the study of medicine. The first woman in the world to complete all studies for a university degree did so at the University of Padua in 1678, although the degree was not formally awarded because women were officially barred from the university. Today the University of Padua is considered the premier Italian university and is still renowned for its... Continue Reading

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The Great Smoky Mountains
I returned to the US, New Orleans and Tulane on Thursday night August 5 to find the Anthropology Department ensconced in a new-to-us and newly new-ified building, Dinwiddie Hall. Friday I began unpacking with a vengeance and a plan: find the books I need for the courses I'm teaching this semester. Thanks to the wonderful packing job done by Joyce Bennett in my absence, I found...
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Professor BRIAN HOROWITZ has accepted an invitation to Columbia University’s university seminar to speak on Russian-Jewish history and culture this winter. In addition, his latest book, Russian Ideas-Jewish Presence, will appear in spring 2011 from Academic Studies Press and will feature photos from the William Craft Brumfield collection.
SLA Assistant Dean for Finance SHELLOND CHESTER was selected by Diversity MBA Magazine for inclusion on its 2010 list of the “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders.” The list recognizes exceptional minority and multicultural executives—including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, foreign nationals and women—who have achieved success in highly competitive corporate, government or entrepreneurial environments. Continue Reading

SLA In the News

National Perspectives, Local Issues

James Alm - Professor of EconomicsMurphy Institute series opens on Thursday with a lecture on immigration policy. Continue Reading


Tea Party Changes Landscape for Midterm Elections

The Tea Party movement chalked up big wins in recent primaries, but what does that mean for November’s midterm elections? Continue Reading


Haiti Beyond the News

James Alm - Professor of EconomicsStudents explore realities of Haitian culture and society in a new course. Continue Reading


Newcomb Pottery Inspires Garden

Glazer family's garden gift brings year-round native blooms reminiscent of famed pottery. Continue Reading


Education Is the Cure for 'Islamophobia'

As anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to simmer, education is the only way to keep it from boiling over. Continue Reading


Sushi and Jewish Films?

Michael Cohen, new director of Jewish studies, says the program is on a roll. Continue Reading


Marching Band in the Saints Parade

On Thursday (Sept. 9), the Tulane Marching Band was in that number celebrating the Saints’ championship. Continue Reading


Healing Influence of Art

Programs at Tulane Cancer Center help patients heal. Continue Reading


Close Look at Dangerous Relationships

Sally Kenney, Fred Buttell and Tania Tetlow teach undergrads the sobering facts on domestic violence. Continue Reading


SLA In the Media

Professor NORA LUSTIG's book, Declining Inequality in Latin America, is cited in The Economist (September 11-17, 2010) on page 12 of its Special Report on Latin America. The article is also available online here.
With his featured article in the Russian national newspaper, Rossiiskaia Gazeta, Professor WILLIAM BRUMFIELD reveals the cultural treasures of the northern town of Solvychegodsk. You can read the article and see a slideshow of the Russian province here.
RONNA HARRIS, Associate Professor of Studio Art, was interviewed on WLAE (September, 16, 2010) on the topics of bridging abstract expressionism/realism and teaching at Tulane.

October 1-17
Creative Environs: Art of the Newcomb Pottery, Voice Inside: The Form and Function of Baskets

October 1
Economics Seminar - featuring Bill Evans, Notre Dame - "The Short-Term Mortality Consequences of Income Receipt"

October 4
Concert Piano Series - featuring Maxim Mogilevsky

October 5
The Jewish Studies Sushi Series presents Ajami, a 2010 Oscar nominee about the cycle of violence in a multiethnic Israeli neighborhood.

October 6
Music at Midday - featuring Patty Malone, oboe, and Lois Leventhal, piano

October 7
Opening reception for Adjunct + 1, an exhibition of artwork in various media by Tulane's seven adjunct professors of studio art, plus one additional artist invited by each of those adjuncts.

October 8
School of Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council Meeting

Economics Seminar - featuring Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester - "Once Upon a Time in the West: Land and Immigration in the Americas"

Alumni Band Rehearsal with TU Marching Band followed by Pep Rally

October 9
Alumni Band performs with TU Marching Band - Homecoming Game at the Superdome

October 11
Tulane Orchestra Concert - featuring Maxim Samarov, conductor

October 13
Music at Midday - featuring Lin He, violin, and Lina Morita, piano

October 19-23
Chamber Music - a 1962 one-act play by absurdist Arthur Kopit. The story is set in 1938 and concerns eight famous women from different historical periods who are all interned at the same insane asylum.

October 20
Music at Midday - featuring Constance Carroll, piano

October 21-23
Conference: From American Sodom to American Phoenix - The Destruction and Rebirth of New Orleans

October 21
South Africa Summer Study Abroad Information Session - This information sessions is for students interested in learning more about the ADST South Africa summer study abroad program currently in development.

Guest Lecture: "Arthur Dove's Meterology" - featuring Rachel Z. DeLue, Assistant Professor, Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

Guest Lecture: Rebecca Solnit - author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster (2009)

October 22
Happiness around the World - Carol Graham will give a presentation entitled "Happiness around the World: The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires"

October 27
Music at Midday - featuring Andrea Gomez, cello, and Matt Occhipinti, piano

"Constructing a Commitment to Equity Index" - featuring Nora Lustig, Economics Department

October 28
The Art of TREME - This panel discussion addresses the artistic merits of the hit HBO television series TREME. Panelists include series creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer and Associate Professor of Communication Beretta Smith-Shomade.

Jonathan D. Sarna- Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews: A New Look - Jonathan D. Sarna, the leading expert on American Jewish history, talks about his forthcoming book on Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews.

October 30
Before & After Katrina - This workshop addresses how the needs of children with disabilities in public schools in New Orleans are or are not being met and explores strategies for improving disabilities services.

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