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Students Bring Health Care to Hispaniola

June 9th, 2010

By: Arthur Nead anead@tulane.edu Tulane medical and public health students are traveling to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola this summer to provide health care for…  read more

Giving Back and Changing Lives

June 1st, 2010

By: Belinda Lacoste newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Volunteering with the Peace Corps in Jamaica, Carrie Giordano Eklund worked in a school, promoting health education and implementing adult…  read more

Declining Inequality in Latin America (2010): 20% Discount

May 28th, 2010

New from Brookings Institution Press: Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? Luis F. López-Calva & Nora Lustig, eds. Copublished with the United…  read more

Birds Are Sitting Ducks to Spewing Oil

May 28th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: A pelican gets cleaned up by a member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team at a rehabilitation station…  read more

LAGO 2010 Call for Papers: "Agents of Change: Resistance and Resilience in Latin America"

May 27th, 2010

2010 LAGO Graduate Student Conference Conference Dates: October 28-30, 2010 Abstract Submission Deadline: September 24, 2010 Paper Submission Deadline: October 8, 2010 Contact Email: lago.conference2010@gmail.com…  read more

Walk for Haiti

May 21st, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu The Tulane School of Social Work, together with the Run for Third organization, will host the RaRa for Haiti walkathon…  read more

Graduation 2010 Snapshot featured on NOLA.com

May 18th, 2010

Annie Robinson, a Latin American Studies graduate from Denver, Colorado, waves to her family as she lines up with her fellow Tulane University graduates at…  read more

Latin American Library Announces Arrival of Final 2010-2011 Greenleaf Scholar

May 12th, 2010

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is delighted to announce the arrival of the fourth and final LAL Greenleaf Fellow for 2010-2011, Dr. Luisa…  read more

Stone Center Holds Annual Spring Awards Ceremony

May 6th, 2010

On Monday, May 3, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies held its annual end of the year awards ceremony in the Greenleaf Conference Room…  read more

A Mission to the Mountains

May 6th, 2010

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu In the second of two spring trips this year to the northwestern corner of Honduras, students involved in Mission Honduras will…  read more

Off the Island!

May 4th, 2010

By: Arthur Nead anead@tulane.edu In an editorial in the May 2010 issue of the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Tulane University malaria researchers urge action…  read more

Fiesta for Fine Faculty

May 3rd, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo: Ronna Burger, left, and April Brayfield receive recognition as outstanding members of the liberal arts faculty. Judith Maxwell also was…  read more

T-Shirts for Haiti

April 28th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: First-year student Alexandra Yarost leads her peers in a campaign to raise money for survivors of the earthquake in…  read more

Celebration of Latin Culture

April 16th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Five different groups will perform Latin music at Sunday’s (April 18) free festival at Laurence Square Park in New Orleans.…  read more

Summer Studies in Costa Rica

April 14th, 2010

By: Mary Cross newwave@tulane.edu A group of Tulane students will be heading to Costa Rica in June for five weeks of classes on environmental ecology…  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.