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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

Tulane historian Kris Lane presented at Festival de Arte sur Andino Arica Barroca in Arica, Chile

April 22nd, 2019

Un centenar de personas asistieron al lanzamiento de la VI versión del Festival de Arte Sur Andino Arica Barroca que celebrará a piratas, traficantes y…  read more

Students Participate in the First Annual Latin American and Latinx Studies Symposium at Rollins College

April 11th, 2019

Story by Tulane undergraduate participant Virginia “Rosie” Click. On Friday, April 5th, ten undergraduate students from Tulane University presented their research at the First Annual…  read more

From Tulane News: Tulane anthropologist William Balée awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests

April 10th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today entitled Tulane anthropologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to study Amazon rainforests on April 10, 2019. Story by Keith Brannon…  read more

From Tulane Today: Dr. Elizabeth Boone offers her perspective on recent Aztec discovery

April 8th, 2019

These stories originally appeared in Reuters and Raw Story entitled Exclusive: Aztec war sacrifices found in Mexico may point to elusive royal tomb and Aztec…  read more

From the Conversation: Sociology professor David Smilde notes that Venezuela's power struggle reaches a tense stalemate

April 8th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and the Conversation entitled Venezuela’s power struggle reaches a tense stalemate, as human suffering deepens on April 4,…  read more

From Tulane Today and Fox News: Sociology professor David Smilde discusses the continuing chaos in Venezuela

April 8th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and Fox News entitled Caracas, once a thriving metropolis, is struggling as country plunges further into chaos on…  read more

Book Published: Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies, edited by Virginia Oliveros

March 29th, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Virginia Oliveros for editing and writing two chapters in Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies Argentina in Comparative Perspectives Voting behavior is…  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

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, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD