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Justin Wolfe Serves as Historical Consultant on Episode of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

April 13th, 2015

“Who Do You Think You Are?” is a show that follows well-known figures in American popular culture as they trace the family histories with the…  read more

Tulane New Wave: Rare archaeological casts rediscovered in storage

April 6th, 2015

“The unassuming former ammunition shed in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, held a secret. Hidden inside its depths were rare 19th and early 20th century casts of…  read more

PhD Candidate Erin L. McCutcheon Awarded Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund Grant

March 31st, 2015

Erin L. McCutcheon, PhD Candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, has recently been awarded research grants from both the Ruth Landes Memorial Research…  read more

Stone Center Grad Annalisa Cravens Cited in Tulane Law Lagniappe

March 31st, 2015

“As a Tulane undergraduate student, Annalisa Cravens (BA ’10, L/MA ’14) immersed herself in her Latin American studies program. She studied abroad in Brazil, Argentina…  read more

From the New Wave: Maya Symposium focuses on Royal Tombs

March 30th, 2015

By Mary Sparacello New archaeological approaches and discoveries have helped scholars understand how the ancient Maya viewed death and the afterlife. Read more from the…  read more

Ph.D. Student Allison Caplan Awarded Paid Getty Internship for 2015-2016

March 27th, 2015

Allison Caplan, a Ph.D. student in Art History and Latin American Studies, will be joining the Getty Graduate Internship Program for 2015-2016. She will be…  read more

LARC Master Teacher Named 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

March 25th, 2015

One of LARC’s master teachers, Nicole Means, of West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, LA, was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow…  read more

Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts Learn about the Maya

March 25th, 2015

The 12th annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya” informed educators, students, and scholars about the most recent advances in…  read more

Ana Lopez Cited in New Orleans Trip to Cuba

March 16th, 2015

“Ana Lopez, the director of Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, sees benefits to traveling now. “What has begun to happen is the chipping…  read more

Rosanne Adderley Quoted in New York Times Story

March 5th, 2015

Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor in the History Department, and Stone Center Affiliate Faculty member, was quoted in a February 26th story in the New York…  read more

PhD Student Vanessa Casteñeda Receives the 2015 BRASA Scholarship

February 9th, 2015

Congratulations to Stone Center student Vanessa Casteñeda, who has received the 2015 BRASA Scholarship. Vanessa commented on her success to say: “I am hoping to…  read more

Ana López Appearance in Louisiana/Cuban Connection Video

February 9th, 2015

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University’s director Ana López explains the historic ties between the cities of Havana and New Orleans, and…  read more

Ana López Cited in Article from The Atlantic

February 9th, 2015

Ana López, Director of The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute was cited in an article titled “Havana Good Time in College” written by Alia Wong.…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: "Remembering Wave's match-up against Havana as Cuba, U.S. repair relations"

February 5th, 2015

Originally posted Monday, January 26, 2015 on The Hullabaloo By Oliver Grigg “Many fans have argued that last football season was an embarrassment for the…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Finding Haiti at Tulane- Marky Jean-Pierre

January 30th, 2015

January 26, 2014 Sarah Netter snetter@tulane.edu Living in New Orleans gives Marky Jean-Pierre a sense of home. He’s lived in the city for a mere…  read more

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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.