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LARC Master Teacher awarded Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship

August 24th, 2016

Aaron Forbes, a LARC Master Teacher, and a Spanish Teacher at Morris Jeff Community School has been chosen as a member of the 2016-2017 cohort…  read more

Former CIPR Visiting Scholar Quoted on Marketplace

August 16th, 2016

Steve Ellner, Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and former CIPR Visiting Scholar was quoted on Marketplace Morning Edition about the current crisis…  read more

Marcello Canuto and Francisco Estrada-Belli Featured in National Geographic Story

August 15th, 2016

A story about governance among the ancient Maya, In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya, published in the most recent National Geographic magazine…  read more

John Verano Publishes Book on Trepanation in the Ancient Americas

August 3rd, 2016

Story from the New Wave New textbook explores ancient cranial procedure By Barri Bronston “For a textbook, Tulane University anthropology professor John Verano‘€™s Holes in…  read more

John Verano's Book on Trepanation Featured in National News Media

August 3rd, 2016

John Verano, Professor of Anthropology and affiliate of the Stone Center, was featured in two recent national news articles about his new book on trepanation…  read more

From the New Wave "US joins Cuba in public health research"

August 1st, 2016

By Madeline Vann “The thawing of relations with Cuba makes it possible for Tulane University public health researchers to build collaborations with public health experts…  read more

From the New Wave "Professor wins prestigious book award"

August 1st, 2016

Professor wins prestigious book award Story by: Nicole Westerfiel “Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez‘€™s transformative novel about a young woman‘€™s journey…  read more

From the New Wave "Stone Center receives endowed directorship"

August 1st, 2016

By Faith Dawson “Tom Reese, professor of art history and executive director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, was formally installed as the…  read more

Dr. Tim Gill publishes piece on Venezuela

July 12th, 2016

Dr. Tim Gill recently had an article published which develops the concept of a ‘world cultural toolkit’, using the Venezuelan government as a case study.…  read more

Intro to Latin American Studies Students Provide Historical Context to Black Lives Matter Movement

July 12th, 2016

Partnering with the New Orleans Workers‘€™ Center for Racial Justice, Tulane Service Learning students in Stone Center for Latin American Studies PhD Candidate, Sarah Fouts‘€™…  read more

Dr. Anria publishes two articles on Bolivia and Democracy

July 11th, 2016

Dr. Santiago Anria had two articles published recently. The first offers a new perspective on how party-civil society relations shape parties and their internal politics,…  read more

CEQ publishes a plethora of papers

July 8th, 2016

Two articles were recently published in academic journals by researchers with the Commitment to Equity (CEQ). Sean Higgins and Nora Lustig published ‘€œCan a poverty-reducing…  read more

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina'€™s 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective

June 8th, 2016

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina‘€™s 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective Thursday, May 19th, 2016 and Friday, May 20th, 2016 Organized by Noam…  read more

2016 Américas Award Winners Announced

May 26th, 2016

The 2016 Américas Award for Children‘€™s and Young Adult Literature winners were announced this weekend by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) at…  read more

LARC Master Teacher Awarded Louisiana Teacher of the Year 2017!!

May 26th, 2016

Torrence Williams, a teacher in West Feliciana Parish and a LARC Master Teacher, was awarded the 2017 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Award. The winners…  read more

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Bate Papo! Primavera 2020--NOW ONLINE!

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Bate Papo will now be held virtually! Join the conversation!

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 9:30 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Teaching Aztec History through Art: Online K-12 Webinar

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Join us for the final webinar in the series on Ancient Civilizations. This workshop has moved online and will consist of a 60 minute online webinar that includes an introduction to teaching Aztec history, a discussion of different art objects that the Aztecs created which reveal insights into their history, and a discussion of new online resources to incorporate into your teaching.

The webinar is free an open to educators of all grade levels. In order to access the session, please register here.

Please email dwolteri@tulane.edu for more information.

Co-sponsored by S.S.NOLA.

Pebbles Center Launches Virtual La hora del cuento/Story Time

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Join us every Thursday at 3 PM CST for a live reading of books in Spanish from the Pebbles collection. Books from this collection share stories of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latinx community in the U.S. The Pebbles collection is a collaborative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library. Author and educator, Andrea Olatunji shares the latest top Spanish language picture books. Originally scheduled to share her work at the Tulane Book Festival (cancelled due to COVID-19), she is now jumping online to help young readers explore Latin America in Spanish from home. Check out her work www.cuentacuento.com to learn more.

Make sure to ‘like’ The Pebbles Center on Facebook to receive updates. This program takes place live on this Facebook page.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, APRIL 29, 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community.