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From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: From the Rhythms of Brazil to the Classroom

October 24th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter titled From the Rhythms of Brazil to the Classroom, on October 24, 2018.…  read more

Tulane Professor of Economics Nora Lustig co-edits new book "Decling Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress?"

October 23rd, 2018

Latin America is often singled out for its high and persistent income inequality. Toward the end of the 1990s, however, income concentration began to fall…  read more

Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division

October 23rd, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Library of Congress website titled Library of Congress Appoints New Chief of the Hispanic Division, on October 15, 2018.…  read more

CIPR Speaker Series: Critical Issues in Democratic Governance

October 22nd, 2018

Latin America faces major challenges to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities to expand political inclusion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, the…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: Why Latin American Studies is such a popular major at Tulane

October 19th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane Hullabaloo titled Why Latin American Studies is such a popular major at Tulane, on October 18, 2018. Story by…  read more

From the Washington Post: Tulane Sociologist Daivd Smilde comments on propaganda in Venezuelan media

October 16th, 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

Sophia Mcclennen to discuss Latin American cinema, globalization, and politics during talk and workshop

October 11th, 2018

Join the Spanish and Portuguese department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Sophia Mcclennen for a talk and workshop discussing globalization, Latin American cinema, and…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: International Education Week celebrates global education

October 9th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled International Education Week celebrates global education, on October 8, 2018. Story by New Wave staff (newwave@tulane.edu).…  read more

From Talyor Hub: Changemaker Catalyst Award recipient Ryan Hechler provides archaeological training to Ecuadorian students

October 9th, 2018

This story originally appeared in :Taylor Hub”:https://tuchangemakers.tulane.edu/about-us/ entitled “Digging into the Past and Preparing for the Future ‘€” Student Involvement at the Archaeological Site of…  read more

Celebración Latina festival honors Hispanic heritage

October 9th, 2018

The Audubon Zoo came to life during the 2018 Celebración Latina festival presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group on Sunday, October 7. The sunshine and…  read more

Celebrating 25 years of the Américas Award

October 2nd, 2018

This year, we celebrated 25 years of the Américas Award in Washington, D.C. during Hispanic Heritage month. On September 28, 2018, the Consortium of Latin…  read more

Call for papers: The 2019 Mesoamerica Meetings

October 1st, 2018

The 2019 Mesoamerica Meetings will be held at the University of Texas, Austin, from January 15 though January 19, 2019. The topic this year will…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Unprecedented study confirms massive scale of lowland Maya civilization

September 28th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled Unprecedented study confirms massive scale of lowland Maya civilization, on September 27, 2018. Story by New…  read more

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

September 27th, 2018

The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking…  read more

From School of Liberal Arts News: A New Professor'€™s Inclusive Approach to Economics

September 27th, 2018

This story originally appeared in School of Liberal Arts News titled A New Professor’s Inclusive Approach to Economics, on September 13, 2018. Story by Emily…  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.