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City Historian of Havana, Cuba Dr. Eusebio Leal's Visit to New Orleans A Success

October 27th, 2015

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the historian of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, visited Tulane University and gave a talked entitled “La Habana Vieja:…  read more

Dr. Susan Stokes Discusses Impact of Repression on Street Protests

October 22nd, 2015

On October 9th, the Tulane Political Science department and CIPR were proud to welcome Dr. Susan Stokes to present her paper: ‘€œRepression and Street Protests:…  read more

New Wave: "Portuguese Study Goes Global with Skype Sessions"

October 19th, 2015

By Hannah Dean “On a Tuesday morning in Newcomb Hall on the Tulane University uptown campus, students across three classrooms are laughing, sharing stories and…  read more

From The Times Picayune: "Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans True Fiesta"

October 16th, 2015

By Ana Gershanik, Nuestro Pueblo columnist “The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month in New Orleans was the best. It was a month of true fiesta honoring…  read more

New Wave: "Tulane awarded $3 million to study impact of pollutants in Caribbean countries"

October 12th, 2015

By Keith Brannon “The National Institutes of Health awarded a $3 million grant to Tulane University and the Academic Hospital Paramaribo in the Caribbean nation…  read more

Changemaker Institute

October 7th, 2015

Changemaker Institute is a student-led social venture accelerator that helps students transform their ideas for change into sustainable ventures and potential careers. This 7-week workshop…  read more

Grete Viddal joins the Stone Center as a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow

October 7th, 2015

Grete Viddal is a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her Masters in Anthropology in 2007 and her Ph.D. from Harvard’s Department of African and…  read more

Stone Center Welcomes Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Professor Susan Thomas

October 6th, 2015

Susan Thomas is a Greenleaf Visiting Scholar for 2015-2016. She is regularly an Associate Professor of Musicology and Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.…  read more

From the New Wave "Lighten up"

October 1st, 2015

The New Wave’s ‘In Focus’ photograph for September 30th featured Middle American Research Institute Director Marcello Canuto showing students around the MARI gallery. View the…  read more

From the New Wave "Brazilian activist leads push for democratic reforms"

October 1st, 2015

By Hannah Dean “Brazilian activist Lira Alli spoke, sang and inspired during her lecture titled ‘€œBrazil ‘€” Past, Present and Future: A Youth Perspective‘€ on…  read more

Latin American Library Welcomes Back its Collections: A New Wave Article

September 23rd, 2015

By Carol J. Schlueter. “For more than a decade, the Latin American Library at Tulane University has held an open house each fall, but this…  read more

Enlaces Podcasts to Air on WTUL

September 9th, 2015

The podcasts from this summer’s Enlaces Americas program are airing this week on WTUL. The podcasts were recorded during a trip to Costa Rica through…  read more

Celebrating the Diversity of Day of the Dead in the Classroom

September 4th, 2015

This fall 2015, the Latin American Resource Center hosts several events to celebrate the Latin American tradition of Day of the Dead. Through a Title…  read more

Call for Papers: REPAL 2016 Annual Conference

September 3rd, 2015

Red de Economía Política de América Latina Repal is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe)…  read more

History Graduate Students Present Research in Brazil

September 2nd, 2015

Beau Gaitors and Christopher Willoughby, Ph.D. students in Latin American and U.S. history, respectively, co-presented a paper entitled “An Epidemic of Trade: Disease and Commerce…  read more

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Mexican Cultural Institute's showcasing new exhibition by artist Carmen Mariscal

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in conjunction with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation will be showcasing a exhibition titled Calladita te ves mas bonita by Carmen Mariscal from March 21 to May 24, 2019.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.

Cover photo credit: Headdresses 1/6/2013/, printed in 2018

Explore the Stories and Creatures of Latin America: Pebbles Center collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute

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Join us as we learn about rainforests and the creatures that live there through books and with the help of special visitors from Audubon Zoo. This program is part of the Pebbles Center series of programs on Latin America. It will incorporate S.T.E.A.M. [Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math] activities and highlight the importance of the arts. Participants will meet several animals native to Central and South America with Audubon’s Zoomobile. We will discuss their ecosystems and the challenges they face then learn how art can help conservation. A summer reading list provided by the Pebbles Center will explore the diverse geography of Latin America. If readers read all books by the end of the Summer Reading Program, they will be presented with an honorable award during the annual Celebración Latina at the Zoo this Fall 2019.

Sponsored by the Audubon Nature Institute and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Photo credit: Macaw, the Audubon Nature Institute

The People and Environment of Central America: A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Educators

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Travel Scholarships Due March 1, 2019
Registration Due April 26, 2019

The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to announce a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators titled Central America: People and the Environment on June 24 through June 27, 2019.

This summer’s institute is the first in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and the environment. The institute will highlight diverse topics of Central America and incorporate hands-on STEM activities. It will focus on indigenous people’s relationship with the environment, as well as broader environmental issues regarding health, infrastructure, and land and water rights. Summer 2019 will focus on climate change and impacts of deforestation, environmental politics and sustainability, and access to water and its relationship to health. The institute is ideal for educators of high school and community college, and pre-service students teaching History, World Geography, Science, and Environmental Science. This four-year series of institutes is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and the University of Georgia, and will be hosted at each institute over the course of the four years beginning at Vanderbilt University. Additional support is generously provided by Florida International University.

The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and on-campus parking for each day of the institute, as well as materials.The cost per participant is $50 if registration is submitted by April 26, 2019. The cost is $75 if the participant registers after April 26, 2019. There is free registration for pre-service (student) teachers.

Scholarships to cover travel to and from the institute are available through a competitive application. Applications are due March 1, with applicants being notified of their status on/by March 15.

For more information on travel scholarships, schedules, and lodging, visit the official event website.

CANCELED: Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 29, 2019
Cost: $3300

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves. In collaboration with The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 29, 2019. In addition, supplemental materials are also needed by March 29th in order for application to be considered complete.

Applicants also have the option to fill out and submit an Adobe PDF version of the APPLICATION. Please submit this application and the supplemental materials via email to crcrts@tulane.edu by March 29th, 2019.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • Sample lesson plan
  • $500 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from Miami: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 2019

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

K-12 Educator S.T.E.A.M Workshop: Teaching Central America at the Zoo

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Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute will be hosting a K-12 educator workshop on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This workshop will focus on conservation efforts and environment of Central American rainforests. This workshop is a great way to learn how to bring real world science into your classroom. Activities will incorporate a variety of sciences and other subjects including: art, environmental science, cultural components, anthropology, computer science and technology. While it is geared for middle and high school teachers, this workshop is open to all educators formal and informal.

Additional details coming soon.

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

DATES AND TIMES

Saturday, June 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, June 15
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, July 20
10:30 AM