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Audubon Zoo Comes Alive for Celebración Latina

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: One of the members of Casa Samba performs during a show at this year’s Celebración Latina (Photo courtesy of Dennis Woltering)…  read more

Tulane Professor Christopher Dunn Sets Background for Acclaimed Brazilian Musician Tom Zé's Latest Album Release

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Tom Zé Legendary inventive Brazilian artist Tom Zé has got the music review world talking about his recently released vinyl record…  read more

Miners' Mental Health Remains Bright

October 19th, 2010

By: Joseph Halm newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Miner Raul Bustos, left, receives an embrace after being rescued from the San Jose gold and copper mine where he…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon Speaks at NASA

October 15th, 2010

As part of several events closing out National Hispanic Heritage Month at Tulane University, CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon in coordination with the Stone Center for…  read more

Fall 2010 LAGO Working Group: Students and faculty meet outside the classroom to discuss current issues

October 12th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Executive Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, speaks during the October 4 meeting of the LAGO…  read more

Tulane @ LASA 2010 - Toronto

September 29th, 2010

The XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 6-9. Numerous Tulane faculty, staff and graduate…  read more

Haiti Beyond the News

September 24th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Wedsly Guerrier, a native of Haiti, is a visiting assistant professor teaching courses on Haitian culture and Haitian Creole…  read more

Former President of Costa Rica, Dr. Oscar Arias, Visits Tulane

September 23rd, 2010

Septemer 23, 2010 Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research welcomed Dr. Oscar Arias, the former…  read more

Stone Center Undergrad Davita Petty Mentioned in CNN.com's Report on Study Abroad

September 22nd, 2010

On September 21, 2010, CNN.com published a news article entitled “Looking beyond Europe for education, adventure” in which Davita Petty, a Tulane senior double major…  read more

Gates Foundation Funds Haitian Aid Study

September 16th, 2010

By: Mike Strecker mstreck@tulane.edu Photo: Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a clinical instructor of pediatric infectious diseases at Tulane, cares for a wounded child in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,…  read more

Lustig's Inequality Study Cited in "The Economist"

September 15th, 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

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

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, October 26, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Victor Menaldo will give a talk titled Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy.

Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is an associate professor of Political Science at University of Washington and an affiliated faculty of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics. Dr. Menaldo specializes in comparative politics and political economy. Menaldo’s research focuses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the political economy of regulation, the political economy of regime change, and the political economy of natural resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Outgoing authoritarian rulers sometimes design democratic institutions in ways that preserve their political and economic advantages. For example, over two-thirds of countries that have transitioned to democracy since World War II have done so under constitutions written by the outgoing authoritarian regime. This lecture will examine the reasons behind this phenomenon, as well as how different types of political power and economic resources in a society following democratization. Not only do these disparate origins determines polities’ basic architecture, the rights of citizens, and how representative and inclusive the political system becomes, but also has a big impact on the size of future governments and their commitments to social justice and egalitarianism. Statistical analysis and case studies of Chile, Sweden, and several other countries show why some democratic transitions yield unequal political representation and rights for citizens.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards