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From Tulane New Wave: Students get hands-on experience with Latin American artifacts

August 15th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled Students get hands-on experience with Latin American artifacts, on July 13, 2018. Story by New Wave…  read more

What a Drone Attack Says About Venezuela's Future - NYTimes

August 13th, 2018

What a Drone Attack Says About Venezuela’s Future A democratic transition for the Latin American country requires a firm engagement by the international community, the…  read more

REPAL 2019 Call for Proposals

July 17th, 2018

REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina Sixth Annual Conference May 13-14, 2019 Tulane University (New Orleans) Call for Papers REPAL Proposal Form The…  read more

Dr. Lustig Interviewed on Inequality

July 10th, 2018

An interview with Dr. Lustig for the Paris School of Economics newsletter Your personal history tells us a lot about your career: did studying inequality…  read more

Tulane awarded National Science Foundation grant

June 3rd, 2018

Tulane University has been awarded a two-year grant by the National Science Foundation in the amount of $241,814 to support the CEQ Institute Data Center…  read more

2018 Annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony

May 11th, 2018

Last week, undergraduate and graduate students were honored at the annual Stone Center Awards Ceremony. A large portion of these awards include “Best Paper” prizes,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane anthropologist makes major discovery of ancient mass sacrifice in Peru

April 30th, 2018

A team led by Tulane University professor of anthropology John Verano and Gabriel Prieto of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo recently uncovered the site of…  read more

Stone Center Alumnae Publish Article on the Transnational Experiences of Immigrant Youth

April 27th, 2018

Sarah Fouts, a recent Stone Center Ph.D. and current Postdoctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, and Miranda Stramel, a current Stone Center Ph.D. Candidate, recently co-authored…  read more

High School Students Explore Latin America at Tulane University

April 24th, 2018

On Monday, April 23, students from the UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama, joined us at Tulane University to explore the library holdings and research dedicated…  read more

Latin American Studies' Undergraduate Conference (TUCLA) Provides a Model for Teaching Public Speaking

April 24th, 2018

From the CELT Newsletter (Monday, April 23rd 2018) Thoughts from the Field: The Consummate Un-Naturalness of Public Speaking By Edie Wolfe As the end of…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde comments on Venezuela and Summit of the Americas in the New York Times

April 17th, 2018

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

From Tulane Magazine: Raison d' être, Tulane professors help students stay ahead of the class

April 12th, 2018

By Mary Ann Travis Tulane is one of the nation’s leading research universities— and has been for more than a century. Research here isn’t just…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Newcomb Art Museum exhibit EMPIRE examines Caribbean and Latin American influences on New Orleans

April 9th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, New Orleans Tricentennial exhibit set to open at Newcomb Art Museum, on April 6,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Graduate student Rachel Johnson studies obsidian flakes from prehistoric Peru

March 28th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled Shear Study, on March 27, 2018. Photo by New Wave staff member Paula Burch-Celentano (newwave@tulane.edu). Rachel…  read more

Christopher Dunn Wins Roberto Reis Best Book Award

March 28th, 2018

Professor Christopher Dunn is co-winner of the Roberto Reis Best Book Award for his publication: Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Alternative Brazil. The…  read more

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

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This summer, 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 April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, May 26
12:00 PM

Saturday, June 30
12:00 PM

Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM

The Latin American Library's Annual Open House

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The Latin American Library will be hosting its annual open house event on Friday, September 21. This annual event will welcome back faculty, students, staff, and friends from the New Orleans community. The event includes an exhibit, informal presentations by invited guests, and a book sale.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Madeline White via email (mwhite7@tulane.edu) or by phone at (504) 865-5681.

Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.