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Coffee History Perks Up Lesson Plans

March 22nd, 2011

Learning about the coffee trade and incorporating that information into lesson plans was the focus of a workshop for area elementary and secondary school teachers,…  read more

Treasuring Isleños Culture in Louisiana

March 15th, 2011

Graduate student Samantha Perez celebrates the publication of her first book that focuses on her own roots as an Isleño. (Photos for the book jacket…  read more

Students'€™ Hearts Beat With Haitian Kids

March 14th, 2011

Social Work graduate students Tuyl Fletchinger, left, and Jordan Matevich, of HeARTS With Haiti, make drums from paper plates, small rocks and art supplies. HeARTS…  read more

"Children of the Sun:" the Landmark Nicaraguan Land Rights Case

March 10th, 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Law School‘€™s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason Weinmann Center…  read more

Important Information Regarding Summer International Programs

February 13th, 2011

Important changes have been made on the Summer International Programs page. The changes include: Dates have changed for the São Paulo program A separate housing…  read more

Students Air Issues on Latino Community

February 11th, 2011

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Casey Love, a professor of practice in political science, teaches courses on comparative politics, Mexican politics and immigration. Her students…  read more

Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) Launches Web Forum

February 9th, 2011

Editors of VoxLACEA, the web forum of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association, including Tulane University’s Dr. Nora Lustig from the Department of Economics…  read more

Mixed Bag of Venezuelan Leader's Regime

February 3rd, 2011

Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo by Jose Ibanez Credit and blame ‘€” Hugo Chávez deserves both. Experts presented their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of…  read more

A Not-So-Watery World

January 25th, 2011

Water is often a wasted asset, says climate change researcher Rômulo S.R. Sampaio, and that may send it from abundance to scarcity in the future.…  read more

Travel Dreams Come True

January 24th, 2011

Holding the flag of Panama, these Spanish students at Sojourner Truth Academy are looking forward to a service-learning trip to the Central American country this…  read more

Getting It Done in Disease-ravaged Haiti

January 14th, 2011

Getting It Done in Disease-ravaged Haiti By: Madeline Vann newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Planning their work in Haiti are, from right, Carl Kendall, Wuleta Lemma, Marie Aubry…  read more

Getting Mexican History Right

January 11th, 2011

by Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: “People don‘€™t realize that Mexican history is complex; it‘€™s not one that you can easily deal with and understand,‘€ says…  read more

Researcher Returns to Jamaica to Combat HIV

December 17th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Katherine Andrinopoulos, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, specializes in social and behavioral determinants…  read more

Stone Center Summer Study Abroad Brings Latin American Courses to Life

November 27th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Tulane student Lukas LaSyone in Costa Rica, 2010. (photo courtesy of LaSyone) From Mexico and Costa Rica to Chile, Tulane students…  read more

Literacy Tutors Form Friendships

November 17th, 2010

By: Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Tulane first-year student Aly Kahan, left, tutors Ahmadou, a native of the West African country Mali. Kahan is helping Ahmadou…  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