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Dr. Lustig Interviewed on Inequality

July 10th, 2018

An interview with Dr. Lustig for the Paris School of Economics newsletter Your personal history tells us a lot about your career: did studying inequality…  read more

Tulane awarded National Science Foundation grant

June 3rd, 2018

Tulane University has been awarded a two-year grant by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $241,814 to support the CEQ Institute Data Center…  read more

2018 Annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony

May 11th, 2018

Last week, undergraduate and graduate students were honored at the annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony. A large portion of these awards include “Best Paper” prizes,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane anthropologist makes major discovery of ancient mass sacrifice in Peru

April 30th, 2018

A team led by Tulane University professor of anthropology John Verano and Gabriel Prieto of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo recently uncovered the site of…  read more

Stone Center Alumnae Publish Article on the Transnational Experiences of Immigrant Youth

April 27th, 2018

Sarah Fouts, a recent Stone Center Ph.D. and current Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, and Miranda Stramel, a current Stone Center Ph.D. Candidate, recently co-authored…  read more

High School Students Explore Latin America at Tulane University

April 24th, 2018

On Monday, April 23, students from the UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama, joined us at Tulane University to explore the library holdings and research dedicated…  read more

Latin American Studies' Undergraduate Conference (TUCLA) Provides a Model for Teaching Public Speaking

April 24th, 2018

From the CELT Newsletter (Monday, April 23rd 2018) Thoughts from the Field: The Consummate Un-Naturalness of Public Speaking By Edie Wolfe As the end of…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde comments on Venezuela and Summit of the Americas in the New York Times

April 17th, 2018

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

From Tulane Magazine: Raison d' être, Tulane professors help students stay ahead of the class

April 12th, 2018

By Mary Ann Travis Tulane is one of the nation’s leading research universities— and has been for more than a century. Research here isn’t just…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Newcomb Art Museum exhibit EMPIRE examines Caribbean and Latin American influences on New Orleans

April 9th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, New Orleans Tricentennial exhibit set to open at Newcomb Art Museum, on April 6,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Graduate student Rachel Johnson studies obsidian flakes from prehistoric Peru

March 28th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled Shear Study, on March 27, 2018. Photo by New Wave staff member Paula Burch-Celentano (newwave@tulane.edu). Rachel…  read more

Christopher Dunn Wins Roberto Reis Best Book Award

March 28th, 2018

Professor Christopher Dunn is co-winner of the Roberto Reis Best Book Award for his publication: Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Alternative Brazil. The…  read more

Fundraising Campaign: International/Undocumented Student Emergency Fund

March 23rd, 2018

The International and Undocumented Student Emergency Fund will provide emergency assistance to a limited number of students per academic year. Funds will be used for…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Latin American Library displays Mesoamerican Codices in new exhibit

March 22nd, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Latin American Library displays ‘Tulane treasures’ in new exhibit, on March 21, 2018. Story…  read more

Study Abroad teaches you more than how to conjugate

March 22nd, 2018

Study Abroad teaches you more than how to conjugate In the case of Danny Finley ’18, it taught him how to make tapioca, a common…  read more

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Apply for the Summer 2018 Teaching Brazil Teacher Institute

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Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute

Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil | July 7 – July 17, 2018

DEADLINE TO APPLY AS A CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history.

Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past five years by the three institutes provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of each institution’s strength, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for deploying that approach themselves in their K-12 classrooms, creating a model that is generative of innovative approaches to K-12 education more broadly.

Objectives:

  • Advance and disseminate knowledge of Brazil by providing opportunities fro K-12 educators to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Brazil;
  • Provide introductory Portuguese language training that emphasizes regional linguistic variations;
  • Contribute to the development of internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Brazil into the classroom through standards-based approaches.

REGISTRATION

Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant, this program is able to provide a special opportunity for educators to participate as Curriculum Writers at a reduced program cost. There are limited spots to participate as a curriculum writer so please get your applications submitted early! Please note that curriculum writers are responsible for submitting a curriculum by August 1, 2018. See the Curriculum Writer Guidelines for more information and check below on how to apply.

Curriculum Writer program cost: $1373 + internal airfare estimated at $300
Deadline to Register as a Curriculum Writer EXTENDED: MARCH 9, 2018

Regular Program Cost: $2,744 + internal airfare (approximately $300)
Deadline to Register: MARCH 15, 2018

PROGRAM COST INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights lodging;
  • 2 meals a day;
  • gratuities;
  • in-country transportation;
  • internet;
  • liability insurance;
  • medical evacuation insurance

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International round-trip airfare TO Brazil (we meet in Salvador and leave from Sao Paulo)
  • Hotel extras;
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional activities covered by individuals;
  • Individual travel insurance;
  • Visa fees

Cards will be charged 50% on March 19, 2018 and the remainder April 19, 2018.

In order to register, please:

1) Complete the registration form
2) Apply to be a Curriculum Writer (see instructions below).

Deadlines:

  • February 26, 2018: Deadline to apply for Curriculum Writer Scholarship
  • February 28, 2018: Winners of Curriculum Writer Scholarships will be notified
  • March 5, 2018: Deadline to accept conditions of Curriculum Writer Scholarship and return letter of commitment to Denise Woltering Vargas [dwolteri@tulane.edu] and Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu]
  • March 15, 2018: Final Deadline to Register for Brazil Institute 2018

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE CURRICULUM WRITER SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, and The University of Georgia are able to provide funding for K-16 teachers interested in developing a curriculum as part of their participation in this 2018 summer teacher institute to Brazil. Curriculum writers will be charged a discounted in-country program fee of $1373 + internal airfare (apx. $300) and international airfare. You must commit to writing a curriculum project – check out the Curriculum Writer Guidelines here. There are limited spots for this opportunity, please apply early. If you would like to apply to be a curriculum writer for this summer’s teacher institute in Brazil, please:

1) fill out the contact form HERE
2) submit the CURRICULUM WRITER APPLICATION by FEBRUARY 26, 2018 to crcrts@tulane.edu or mail to Denise Woltering Vargas at Tulane University, 100 Jones Hall, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.
Please call 504-862-3143 with any questions.

La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM