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Jana Lipman on the History of Detaining Children in "The Conversation"

June 18th, 2019

Detaining refugee children at military bases may sound un-American, but it’s been done before Children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane Law to launch immigrants' rights clinic

June 18th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News entitled Tulane Law to launch immigrants’ rights clinic on June 18, 2019. Tulane Law School is launching a…  read more

Read Across the Americas explores creatures of the rainforest thanks to the Audubon Zoo at the Pebbles Center

June 17th, 2019

Last week, 59 participants of all ages had the opportunity to learn more about rainforests during the Explore the Stories and Creatures of Latin America…  read more

Call for Papers: First Annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory

June 14th, 2019

The Tulane University Department of French & Italian is proud to host the first annual Tulane French and Francophone Studies Graduate Conference Monuments and Memory…  read more

From the New York Times: Professor David Smilde co-authors opinion article on recent negotiations in Venezuela

June 12th, 2019

This story originally appeared in the New York Times entitled Negotiating Venezuela’s Transition on June 11, 2019. Abraham F. Lowenthal and Tulane University sociologist and…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Nora Lustig discusses fiscal policy's impact on inequality and poverty

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Commitment to Equity: A Transformational Project as part of the Spring…  read more

From Tulane's School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Learning more than a language

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Learning More Than a Language as part of the Spring 2019…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Cultivating Change

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Cultivating Change as part of the Spring 2019 Global Issue. Story…  read more

Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine features contributions by Latin Americanists in Global Issue

June 3rd, 2019

The Spring 2019 Global Issue of the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine featured the research and contributions of students and faculty to Latin American…  read more

2019 Annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony

May 28th, 2019

On May 2, 2019, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Stone Center affiliated faculty and staff, were honored at the annual Stone Center Awards…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Latin American Studies graduate's research empowers Latin American businesses in New Orleans

May 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared in the 2019 Commencement Edition of the Tulane School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled Empowering Latin American Businesses in New Orleans…  read more

Tulane University Latin Americanists participate in LASA 2019

May 21st, 2019

The 2019 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, May 24 until Monday, May 27,…  read more

From NPR and Tulane Today: Latin American Library digitizes collection of Cuban radionovelas for academic study

May 21st, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and on NPR’s Weekend Edition entitled Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap…  read more

Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts

May 14th, 2019

This story originally appeared on Antenna Works in an article titled Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts on…  read more

From the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: Art History Professor Adrian Anagnost Awarded ACLS Fellowship

May 9th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled Art History Professor Adrian Anagnost Awarded ACLS Fellowship, on May 8,…  read more

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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.

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

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday 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. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, June 5
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 19
10:30 AM

Wednesday, June 26
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 3
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 10
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 17
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 24
10:30 AM

Wednesday, July 31
10:30 AM

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 Saturday, October 5, 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.