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Pebbles Center featured in the News

August 27th, 2009

Pebbles Center rich cultural resource Thursday, August 27, 2009 By: K.G. Wilkins Originally published in the Times-Picayune The Pebbles Center, a partnership between the Stone…  read more

Stone Center Prepares for 2009 Graduate Student Orientation

August 5th, 2009

The 2009 Graduate Student Orientation at the Stone Center will take place from Thursday, August 20 – Friday, August 21. The Stone Center will welcome…  read more

Is it a Coup in Honduras?

July 22nd, 2009

Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: Anthony Pereira, Professor and chair of the department of Political Science, talks about the possible outcome of negotiations between deposed Honduran…  read more

Guatemala Through Their Eyes

July 20th, 2009

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Members of the Tulane University Innovative Learning Center are on location shooting audio and video content for a multimedia learning program…  read more

eKaqchikel 2009 - Guatemala in Five Minutes or Less

July 16th, 2009

By: Derek Toten Photo by Marie Carianna For more information and to see the original story, visit Derek’s blog: A New Media Sampler: Technology, Education…  read more

Summer Teacher Institute: Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas

July 11th, 2009

By: Denise Woltering-Vargas Photo: Participants of the 2009 LARC Summer Teacher Institute learning Haitian dance steps with dancer, Peniel Guerrier. (Photos by Tulane University’s Photographter…  read more

Students Take Pulse of Brazilian Culture

July 8th, 2009

Tricia Travis newwave@tulane.edu When our group of Tulane students reached South America for the Summer in Brazil study program, the first lesson had to do…  read more

2008-2009 News Archive

June 1st, 2009

Photo: Award recipients 2009—Martín Mendoza, Jonathan Kim, Elise Dietrich, Lilith Reed, Marcelle Beaulieu, Amanda Magdalena, Derek Burdette, Hilary Smith, Adriana Hernández (Story below) 2009 Stone…  read more

Weiss Presidential Fellows Expect No Easy Answers

May 18th, 2009

Judith Maxwell and Justin Wolfe share a teaching philosophy: They don’t look for the “right answer” from their students. The recipients of Weiss Presidential Fellowships…  read more

A New Look at Cuba

May 1st, 2009

Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: The Obama administration has lifted some restrictions on travel to Cuba, a move that Ana López, director of the Cuban and…  read more

Dr. Judith Maxwell Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

February 1st, 2009

Dr. Judith Maxwell, a long-standing member of the Tulane academic community and recognized expert in Mayan Linguistics, has recently been appointed to the editorial board…  read more

Tulane Anthropologist John Verano in the News

January 7th, 2009

John Verano was recently honored by National Geographic and highlighted in the Times-Picayune’s Higher Education Notes for his work in Peru. Ancient surgery report honored…  read more

2007-2008 News Archive

June 1st, 2008

Photo: Graduate Students relax while watching the 2nd Annual LAGO Soccer Tournament held at Tulane (Story below) 2008 Stone Center Awards Ceremony The Stone Center’s…  read more

2006-2007 News Archive

June 1st, 2007

Photo: 2007 Richard Greenleaf Chair, Arturo Arias, enjoys the Stone Center end of the year picnic (Story below) Maya Language Goes Multimedia In Guatemala this…  read more

2003-2004 News Archive

June 1st, 2004

Photo: Executive Director of the Stone Center, Tom Reese, speaks at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center (Story below) Annual Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

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Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana

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Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style
An insider’s tour of Havana’s exceptional houses built between 1860 and 1960 and their fascinating personal histories, alongside Havana’s architectural patrimony.

Lecture at 6:00 PM and book signing at 7:30 PM.
For more information visit www.nohhf.org

This presentation is sponsored by the NOHHF in collaboration with the New Orleans Museum of Art, Beatriz Ball, JW Marriott, Jahncke & Burns Architects, the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Ileana and José Suquet, Tulane School of Architecture-Master of Preservation Studies and Tulane University-Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Teaching Haiti: K-12 Educator Workshop

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This educator workshop will explore the culture of Haiti, focusing on music and dance. This unique workshop focuses on an important, but often understudied area of the Caribbean, and will provide K-12 educators with exciting opportunities to diversify the classroom.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Haitian Folktales or the Haiti part of the Day of the Dead Across the Americas to get ready for the workshop.

Special offer on registration!:
Bring a friend! Register with a colleague from the same institution and you can receive a 2 for 1 registration. Please register only one time and follow instructions on the registration form to provide your colleague’s information.

Schedule Coming Soon!

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Hour at the Children's Resource Center

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

On April 10th at 4:30 PM we will be featuring the book Ada’s Violin, about an orchestra made of recycled instruments, and doing a craft.

Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner

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Please join Barry Spanier, Director of Bands, Tulane University for the Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner. The Tulane Concert Band 7th Annual Spring Concert will immediately follow at 7:30 pm in the Dixon Hall Theater. Explore the musical cultures of the Latin world. Feel the passionate rhythms and be transported by the sweeping melodies that have made this music beloved by audiences around the globe. Enjoy the repertoire of Latin composers and others: Malegueña, Amparito Roca, La Virgen de la Macarena, Libertango, Mambo, Danzon No. 2, Puebla de Los Angeles, El Camino Real and Bolero.

For more information, please contact Patricia McWhorter-Broussard 504.314.BAND or patmcwbr@tulane.edu
www.tulaneband.org

Exhibition Opening- Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico

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Join us on the evening of April 26 to celebrate the opening of Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico.

The exhibition features the work of five Puerto Rico-based artists spanning several generations who have each developed a process-driven approach to painting. They challenge the notion of the canvas as a flat surface, focusing firstly on its materiality as a site for intervention and manipulation, and secondly as a substrate for painted images. Beyond the Canvas coincides with the 100th anniversary of Puerto Ricans receiving U.S. citizenship and the impending referendum on statehood. MORE >

  • 5:30 PM — VIP/members reception. To join or renew email museum@tulane.edu.
  • 6:30 PM — Lecture with curator Warren James in conversation with Dr. Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Director, Newcomb Art Museum, and Dr. Edie Wolfe, SCLAS Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs, Tulane University
  • 7:30 – 9 PM — Public reception

Beyond the Canvas will be accompanied by an installation envisioned, curated, and designed by Tulane students from LAST 6961 “Women, Community and Art in Latin America: Puerto Rico.” Co-taught by Edith Wolfe, Assistant Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and museum director and exhibition co-curator Monica Ramirez-Montagut, the class asks how Puerto Rican socially-engaged art and artists address problems of gender, sexuality, and other issues affecting women on the island. The student-curated exhibition will document citizen-led projects, including a community-run educational center in a low-income, industrial area of San Juan that organizes a local “theater of the oppressed”; the collective decoration of houses in the hillside El Cerro neighborhood, aimed at increasing visibility of marginalized populations; the recuperation of lost artisanal traditions through intergenerational workshops known as Escuelas Oficios (Trade Schools); participatory urban design projects that are restoring blighted properties in Santurce, and the reclaiming of public space through feminist street art and performance.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Spring 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 of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. 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, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

March 21 – TRANSPORTATION
The Wheels on the Bus Illustrated by Melanie Williamson and Written by The Amador Family

April 11 – ANIMALS
Los Pollitos by Susie Jaramillo

May 9 – LATIN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S SONGS
Elefantitos by Susie Jaramillo