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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

From the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: Stone Center affiliates have been named as Fogarty Global Health Fellows

May 9th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled A Big Year for Tulane Fogarty Global Health Fellows, on May…  read more

CIPR Post-docs Accept New Jobs

May 9th, 2019

Congratulations to CIPR’s post-docs who, upon completing their time at CIPR, have all accepted positions are other universities. Maria Akchurin has accepted a position as…  read more

From Tulane Today and the New York Times: David Smilde discusses the turmoil around Venezuelan politics

May 7th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and the New York Times entitled US Hopes for Venezuela Change Fizzle for 3rd Time This Year on…  read more

From The Hill and Tulane News: Law professor Laila Hlass writes an opinion piece on the immigrant justice system

May 6th, 2019

Tulane University School of Law professor and affiliate to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Laila Hlass recently contributed an article titled Trump’s asylum…  read more

From the Los Angeles Times and Tulane Today: Tulane sociologist David Smilde discusses the role of the military in Venezuela

May 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and the Los Angeles Times entitled In Venezuela right now, one constituency matters most: the military on May…  read more

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine part of consortium working to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola

April 30th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and SF Gate entitled Haiti Celebrates Major Progress Against Malaria on World Malaria Day on April 25, 2019.…  read more

Kellogg Institute Selects Dr. Oliveros as a 2019-2020 Visiting Fellow

April 30th, 2019

The Kellogg Institute for International Studies will welcome six scholars, with expertise in topics ranging from Latin American democracy to youth and identity in Botswana,…  read more

The New York Times recognizes the literary mastery of Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence Gabriela Alemán

April 30th, 2019

An April 28 article identifies Gabriela Alemán among a core of young, female Ecuadorian writers whose works redraw the contours of Latin America’s literature. Pointing…  read more

Tulane historian Kris Lane writes essay for Zócalo on Bolivian silver mining and capitalism

April 29th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Zócalo Public Square entitled How a 16th-century Bolivian Silver Mine Invented Modern Capitalism on April 24, 2019. A recent essay…  read more

Laura Rosanne Adderley discusses diversity-related courses at "Future of Gen Ed" event

April 23rd, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and Inside Higher Ed entitled The Future of Gen Ed on April 18, 2019. Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley,…  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