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$12.3 Million Gift for Latin American Studies

October 13th, 2009

By: Mike Strecker mstreck@tulane.edu (Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Executive Director of the Centro de Investigación y…  read more

Poverty & Inequality Expert Joins Stone Center

October 5th, 2009

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Renowned economist Nora Lustig, whose field of study focuses on poverty and inequality, has joined the faculty of the Department of…  read more

Mesa-Lago Quoted in Caracas Newspaper

October 5th, 2009

Distinguished Greenleaf Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, was recently quoted extensively for the article “Venezuela pays USD 5.6 billion for Cuban staff…  read more

Stone Center Alum Elizabeth Van Sant participates in New Orleans Coffee Festival

October 2nd, 2009

Latin American Studies alum and former Stone Center for Latin American Studies colleague, Elizabeth Van Sant, participated in the First Annual Coffee Fest at the…  read more

LAGO Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers - Extended Deadline!

September 27th, 2009

Call for Papers Extended Deadline: October 31, 2009 Submit abstracts to: LAGO The Latin American Graduate Student Association (LAGO) of Tulane University invites you to…  read more

Greenleaf Chair Carmelo Mesa-Lago Contributes Op-ed to El País and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 21st, 2009

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is honored to have Carmelo Mesa-Lago join their faculty this year as the Richard E. Greenleaf Distinguished Chair…  read more

Political Science Chair Anthony Pereira moderates WACNO Honduran Panel

September 19th, 2009

On September 18, 2009, Professor Anthony Pereira of Tulane University’s Department of Political Science moderated a panel on the crisis in Honduras hosted by the…  read more

Former Tulane Rockefeller Fellow Returns to NOLA for Book Press

September 14th, 2009

Ned Sublette, who served as a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at Tulane University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies from 2004-2005, is the author…  read more

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

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Newcomb Art Museum Exhibit Features Modern Sculptures Inspired by Mexican Ceramics

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Come celebrate the opening of Newcomb Art Museum’s latest exhibitions Clay in Transit featuring contemporary Mexican ceramics and Clay in Place featuring Newcomb pottery and guild plus other never-before-exhibited pieces from the permanent collection.The exhibit presents the work of seven Mexican-born sculptors who bridge the past and present by creating contemporary pieces using an ancient medium. The exhibit will feature works by Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma Torres.

5:30 PM
Private VIP/members reception featuring catering by Araña, a tequila tasting, specialty cocktails, and music.

6:30 PM
Curatorial talk with Nuria Rodriguez Sadurni, Director of Special Projects at the Cultural Cooperation office of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Free and open to the public.

7:30-9:00 PM
Public reception.

Exhibition curator and artist Paloma Torres explains, “In this contemporary moment, clay is a borderline. It is a material that has played a critical role in the development of civilization: early man used clay not only to represent spiritual concerns but also to hold food and construct homes.” While made of a primeval material, the exhibited works nonetheless reflect the artists’ twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns as well as their fluency in diverse media—from painting and drawing to video, graphic design, and architecture.

The exhibit will run from January 18, 2018, through March 24, 2018. For more information on the exhibit and the artists, please visit the Newcomb Art Museum’s website.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jennifer Wooster (NC ’91), Lora & Don Peters (A&S ’81), Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, Andrew and Eva Martinez, and the Newcomb Art Museum advisory board



LSU and The Modern History Colloquium and the Ogden Honors College: Lecture Series

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The Modern History Colloquium and the Ogden Honors College invites you to a series of lectures hosted by LSU

Father Perez’s Revolution: Constitutional Catholicism in 20th Century Mexico
Professor Matthew Butler (UT-Austin)
Thursday, January 18th at 6:00 PM
French House, Grand Salon

Dr. Butler is one of the preeminent scholars of the Catholic Church and politics in 20th century Mexico. He is the author of Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion (Oxford, 2004) and Faith and Impiety in Revolutionary Mexico (Palgrave, 2007). Butler will speak about his forthcoming book, describing religious change and adaptation during and after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1940).

Provincializing 1968 Mexico: A Historiographical Critique
Professor Jaime Pensado (Notre Dame)
Friday, January 19th at 3:30 PM
French House, Feature Classroom

Dr. Pensado is the author of Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties (Stanford, 2013). His new book project takes up a set of research questions that have not been addressed in the historiography of modern Mexico, but which he argues, will complicate our understanding of the turbulent, combative, and at a times contradictory character of the Cold War era: how did conservative and progressive sectors of the Catholic Church—particularly those invested in education, student politics and entertainment—respond to the contentious environment that emerged inside Mexico’s most important universities during the postwar era? How did young Catholic students respond to the rise of leftist militancy that came to characterize their schools in the wake of the Cuban Revolution?

All Events Open to the Public
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Professional Development Opportunity: Latin American Resources for the K-12 Classroom

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S.S. NOLA, in collaboration with the Latin American Resource Center, will be hosting a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to examine the ways in which educators can utilize and share resources on Latin America in the classroom. This is a free workshop for K-12 educators and refreshments will be served. Visit the official event website for more information and to register.

S.S. NOLA was created to support K-12 social studies teachers in the New Orleans area by showcasing student-centered lesson plans, loaning classroom supplies free of charge, and hosting professional development workshops. To learn more about the mission of S.S. NOLA, visit their official website, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and Facebook! S.S. NOLA is run by Brooke Grant, a professor of practice in the Tulane Teacher Preparation and Certification program.

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research

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Call for Papers: Foreign Language Pedagogy and Research: New Approaches to Old Challenges
The goal of this symposium is to bring the Tulane University foreign language instructor community together by sharing foreign language teaching ideas, methods and practices. The symposium is open to all foreign language instructors and graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Submissions:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, 2018
  • Proposal should include a one-page description of the presentation and the name(s) and contact information of the (co)-presenter(s).
  • Presentations will be organized with a general format of 15 minutes for topic presentation/hands-on demonstration and 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • Interactive presentations are strongly encouraged. Presentations should be in English, however examples/exercises can be in the target language.
  • All submissions should be sent to rjudd@tulane.edu.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by February, 20th 2018.

For more information about the symposium, guidelines, or requirements, please email:
Ryan Judd at rjudd@tulane.edu:mailto:rjudd@tulane.edu,
Roxanne Davilá at rdavila@tulane.edu:mailto:rdavila@tulane.edu, or
Charles Mignot at cmignot@tulane.edu:mailto:cmignot@tulane.edu.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom

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Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Outreach Book Award, South Asia Book Award) 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 2018 Spring Webinar Series focuses on social justice. We encourage educators to read the books with your colleagues, students, and community, and then join us to hear more from the author.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, join us for a 60 minute webinar/chat focused on Margarita Engle’s recent book Lion Island: Cuba’s Warrior of Words. In this haunting yet hopeful novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights. The webinar will be available through Blackboard Collaborate. The book is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.