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Summer Teacher Institute: Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas

July 11th, 2009

By: Denise Woltering-Vargas Photo: Participants of the 2009 LARC Summer Teacher Institute learning Haitian dance steps with dancer, Peniel Guerrier. (Photos by Tulane University‘€™s Photographter…  read more

Students Take Pulse of Brazilian Culture

July 8th, 2009

Tricia Travis newwave@tulane.edu When our group of Tulane students reached South America for the Summer in Brazil study program, the first lesson had to do…  read more

2008-2009 News Archive

June 1st, 2009

Photo: Award recipients 2009—Martín Mendoza, Jonathan Kim, Elise Dietrich, Lilith Reed, Marcelle Beaulieu, Amanda Magdalena, Derek Burdette, Hilary Smith, Adriana Hernández (Story below) 2009 Stone…  read more

Weiss Presidential Fellows Expect No Easy Answers

May 18th, 2009

Judith Maxwell and Justin Wolfe share a teaching philosophy: They donâ’‘¬’“¢t look for the â’‘¬Å“right answerâ’‘¬Â from their students. The recipients of Weiss Presidential Fellowships…  read more

A New Look at Cuba

May 1st, 2009

Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: The Obama administration has lifted some restrictions on travel to Cuba, a move that Ana López, director of the Cuban and…  read more

Dr. Judith Maxwell Appointed to Journal Editorial Board

February 1st, 2009

Dr. Judith Maxwell, a long-standing member of the Tulane academic community and recognized expert in Mayan Linguistics, has recently been appointed to the editorial board…  read more

Tulane Anthropologist John Verano in the News

January 7th, 2009

John Verano was recently honored by National Geographic and highlighted in the Times-Picayune’s Higher Education Notes for his work in Peru. Ancient surgery report honored…  read more

2007-2008 News Archive

June 1st, 2008

Photo: Graduate Students relax while watching the 2nd Annual LAGO Soccer Tournament held at Tulane (Story below) 2008 Stone Center Awards Ceremony The Stone Center‘€™s…  read more

2006-2007 News Archive

June 1st, 2007

Photo: 2007 Richard Greenleaf Chair, Arturo Arias, enjoys the Stone Center end of the year picnic (Story below) Maya Language Goes Multimedia In Guatemala this…  read more

2003-2004 News Archive

June 1st, 2004

Photo: Executive Director of the Stone Center, Tom Reese, speaks at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center (Story below) Annual Stone Center for Latin American…  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