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Summer in Costa Rica - EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 19

April 6th, 2010

Costa Rica (San José) – Ecology, Politics, and Environment – EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 19 The Stone Center invites students to study the ecological wealth and…  read more

The Latin American Library Announces New Endowment for Art History

April 6th, 2010

The Latin American Library of Tulane University has announced the establishment of a new endowment of $20,000, the Jim and Penny Morrill Endowed Fund for…  read more

Stone Center Latin American & Caribbean Student Photography Contest

March 24th, 2010

During the Spring semester of 2010, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will sponsor a Latin American & Caribbean photo contest open to all…  read more

Newcomb Dance Co. Celebrates 25 Years

March 11th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu The Newcomb Dance Company will commemorate its 25th anniversary with “An Evening of Dance” beginning Friday (March 12) at Dixon…  read more

AmericasBarometer (LAPOP)

March 3rd, 2010

The AmericasBarometer archives datasets of surveys of democratic public opinion and behavior in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults. Coverage 2004 –…  read more

Idelber Avelar Wins Prestigious ACLS Fellowship

March 1st, 2010

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce that Idelber Avelar of Tulane’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese has won a prestigious…  read more

Rivers, Royalty and the Maya

February 25th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu New research being conducted at the important “river cities” of the ancient Maya civilization will be the focus of the…  read more

International Food and Music Festival at Tulane

February 25th, 2010

This Festival, in keeping with New Orleans‘€™ tradition of spring festivals, is meant to bring Tulane‘€™s international community together and showcase your food and culture…  read more

Did Gangster Al Capone Serve a Social Good?

February 22nd, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Martha Huggins, sociology professor, teaches “Gangsters, Gangs and Organized Crime,” a course examining the underlying social meaning of criminal…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Soy Cuba" Screening

February 4th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – 7:30pm Where: The Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp Street…  read more

Focus on Brazilian Films

February 4th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu A film series devoted to the exhibition and exploration of works by women filmmakers from contemporary Brazil continues today (Feb.…  read more

Tulane Anthropologist John Verano on Tonight's 'Nova'

February 2nd, 2010

Tulane anthropologist helps explain Peruvian ruins on tonight’s ‘Nova’ By: Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune February 02, 2010, 5:00AM John Verano’s role in tonight’s (February 2)…  read more

Professor Studies Health Care of Cuba

February 1st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo: In a Cuban clinic, Tia Tucker, right, examines a patient. Tucker is a Tulane public health alumna attending medical school…  read more

First Annual LatiNola Youth Leadership Essay Contest

February 1st, 2010

Puentes/LatiNola is a community development organization whose mission is ‘€œto build assets and create access for the Latino community of the Greater New Orleans area.‘€…  read more

Healing the Wounds of Haiti

January 29th, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Bellino. Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a pediatrician with a public health degree from Tulane, was packing for…  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.