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summer travelSLA students take advantage of the natural wonders surrounding the Colorado River as part of their studies in the Grand Canyon Colloquium course. Photo provided by Judith Maxwell.

SLA Summer Programs Provide One-of-a-Kind Experiences
Story by Mary Sparacello

The School of Liberal Arts launched three innovative summer programs this year that gave students the opportunity to meet studio heads in Hollywood, reawaken a "sleeping language" in rural Louisiana and conduct policy research at New Orleans City Hall.

"We wanted to give our students unique summer experiences that can’t be found anywhere else," says School of Liberal Arts Dean Carole Haber.
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Excavating History
Jayur Madhusudan Mehta

This summer, field school students from Tulane, as well as other universities, participated in archaeological excavations and service projects in Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the mythical crossroads where bluesman Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
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Following The Voice
Matthew Yonover

Working as a Tour Assistant with NBC's The Voice this past summer, communication major Matthew Yonover traveled to 31 cities in 40 days all over the U.S. and Canada. Yonover traveled with the 2014 Voice Tour - a concert tour featuring seasons 5 and 6 winning contestants.
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Message from the Dean
Hot Town: Summer in the City

haberTraditionally, New Orleans in the summer conjures up images of languid days
weighed down by unremitting heat and humidity. That was, until the summer of 2014 in the School of Liberal Arts. With the creation of new summer programs, as well as the activities of students and faculty around the globe, the summer of 2014 will long be remembered as a time of activity, imagination, and opportunity.
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Collecting Passport Stamps
Students & Faculty Circle the Globe

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News from the Field:
Trenton Holliday
Cave fossils in South Africa
and France

As a paleoanthropologist,
I study the human fossil record in order to understand human evolution. I am currently spending a little over three weeks in South Africa working in the "Rising Star Workshop" led by Prof. Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. To my knowledge, this workshop (the brainchild of Prof. Berger) is the first of its kind.
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Learning the Ropes
SLA Welcomed New Students at Open House Reception

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