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From Tulane New Wave In Focus: Family Ties

August 16th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News In Focus website titled Family ties. on August 15, 2017. Story by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu.…  read more

Tulane faculty member David Smilde quoted in The Washington Post on diplomatic efforts with Venezuela

August 15th, 2017

David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and professor of Sociology at Tulane University, spoke to The Washington Post about…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look

August 7th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look on July 18, 2017. Story by…  read more

Educators explore Cuban culture

August 1st, 2017

Image courtesy of Claire Lowe, a participant in the 2017 program. Story originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave, July 31, 2017. Ten K-12 teachers…  read more

Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence, Visiting Professor Position Announcement

July 14th, 2017

Tulane University invites applications from mid-career scholars in Latin American Studies conducting interdisciplinary research in the social sciences to spend one or two semester(s) as…  read more

From Tulane's New Wave: Art of Jacob Lawrence revisits Haitian revolution

July 5th, 2017

From Tulane’s New Wave, this story originally appeared on the Tulane News website here Art of Jacob Lawrence revisits Haitian revolution on June 30, 2017.…  read more

Fitting Brazil into the K-12 Classroom: Summer 2017 Teacher Institute

June 26th, 2017

For a week this past June 19 – 23, a small group of K-12 educators met on campus at The University of Georgia in Athens,…  read more

Stone Center Summer 2017 Photography Competition!

May 25th, 2017

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Announces the Summer 2017 Photo Contest! This summer, the Stone Center is conducting a photography contest open to all…  read more

Learning about Latin America at the Library - the New Orleans Public Library!

May 19th, 2017

The New Orleans Public Library has been learning about Latin America this past year with two special programs. Through the Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

Exhibit designed by LAS students featured in the Times-Picayune

May 8th, 2017

On May 4th, The Times Picayune featured a story about the exhibit designed by Tulane students in Edie Wolf’s course. The exhibit “Women, Community, and…  read more

Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems Country Spotlight: Argentina

May 8th, 2017

In the new Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES) Country Spotlight series, Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros and Luis Schiumerini discuss CSES’s electoral context and the…  read more

2017 Américas Award Winners Announced

May 2nd, 2017

The 2017 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

From the Tulane News: Art from Puerto Rico goes beyond the canvas

April 26th, 2017

By Teresa Parker Farris Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the granting of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans and and the impending referendum on the…  read more

From the Tulane Liberal Arts Newsletter: Peruvian Archaeology Brings Scholars to Japan

April 18th, 2017

By Jason Nesbitt Assistant Professor of Anthropology “During the recent spring break, Elizabeth Boone (Art), John Verano, Tatsuya Murakami, and I (Anthropology) visited Japan as…  read more

From the Tulane News: Costa Rican President receives top honor

April 4th, 2017

From the Tulane News, written by Alicia Jasmin “A day-long visit to the uptown campus Friday by Costa Rican President and Tulane University alumnus Luis…  read more

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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.