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Universities Partner With Honduras

September 9th, 2010

By: New Wave Staff newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Signing a memorandum of understanding are, from left, Tulane President Scott Cowen; Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and New Orleans…  read more

Judith Maxwell featured in Summer 2010 Tulanian

September 8th, 2010

A specialist in Mayan languages and linguistics, Professor of Anthropology Judith Maxwell was featured in an article in the Summer 2010 Tulanian entitled “The Daykeeper’s…  read more

Shifting Sands

August 25th, 2010

By: Belinda Lacoste newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Geologist Stephen Nelson, center, conducts a Hurricane Katrina field trip, stopping at the floodwall along the Industrial Canal in the…  read more

Travels with the Daykeeper

August 10th, 2010

By: Nick Marinello mr4@tulane.edu Photo: Anthropologist Judith Maxwell, right, and co-investigator Ajpub’ Garcia Ixmata’ look over the Guatemalan coastline while researching Mayan sacred sites. (Photo…  read more

CIPR Holds Central American Coloquium

July 26th, 2010

The Central American Colloquium, sponsored by Tulane’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research was held on June 3rd and 4th in San José, Costa Rica.…  read more

Images of the Old Southwest

July 23rd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Photo: This image, Leisure Time at George Pepper’s Tent, is part of the new museum exhibit. (Hand-colored glass lantern slides…  read more

A Revolution Under Way in South America

July 22nd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Director Oliver Stone, left, and Venezuela president Hugo Chávez, right, meet news media during filming of South of the…  read more

Lustig's Inequality Study Referenced in Financial Times Editorial

July 19th, 2010

Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Nora Lustig, recently published Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? along with co-editor…  read more

Storm Killed Half Billion Amazon Trees

July 16th, 2010

By: Keith Brannon kbrannon@tulane.edu A single, violent storm that swept across the whole Amazon forest in 2005 killed half a billion trees, according to a…  read more

Public Health School Hosts Haitian Leader

July 7th, 2010

By: Dee Boling newwave@tulane.edu The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will host Dr. Alex Larsen, minister of health for the Republic of…  read more

Another World Close to Home

June 30th, 2010

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: Law professor Oliver Houck says he never set out to write Down on the Batture, but became “seized” by the…  read more

Carnival Swings Into Summer

June 23rd, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Guest artists from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti will lead dance and drumming classes for all skill levels during the 14th…  read more

An Angry Planet?

June 21st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu This decade has started off with a bang — massive earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, a still-erupting volcano in Iceland…  read more

VOXEU Publishes Story on Lustig, Lopez-Calva Book

June 16th, 2010

Declining Latin American inequality: Market forces or state action? Edited by: Luis Lopez-Calva & Nora Lustig 6 June 2010 Income inequality in Latin America has…  read more

Américas Awards Ceremony 2009 Webcast

June 9th, 2010

The Library of Congress has put up the most recent Américas Award webcast from October 2009. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature…  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.