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Túnica-Biloxi Teacher Workshop Bios

Donna M. Pierite is a language and cultural lifeways instructor for the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP). She is responsible for lesson-planning, teaching…  read more

Arts, Media, Culture & Politics in Latin America at Tulane University

Graduate Studies in Arts, Media, Culture, and Politics in Latin America at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies At Tulane University, you have a…  read more

Economics, Politics & Society in Latin America at Tulane University

Graduate Studies in Economics, Political Science and Sociology at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies At Tulane University, you have a unique opportunity to…  read more

Katie Gray, '13

Account Representative for Latin America, Intralox Katie Gray is currently working for Intralox, a world leader in conveyor belting, located in Harahan, Louisiana. At Intralox,…  read more

Robbie Dean, '12

Teach for America, Dallas, TX During Robbie’s senior year at Tulane, he was recruited by Teach for America to teach 5th grade Bilingual Education in…  read more

Madison Asher, '12

Ventanillas de Salud, Mexican Consulate, Washington, DC After graduating from Tulane, Madison began a certificate program in Spanish Translation at American University. She notes that,…  read more

David Klauber, '08

Save the Children, Ethiopia Since graduating from Tulane, David has held a number of positions both domestically and abroad, including working for Save the Children‘€™s…  read more

Michael Murray, '10

Research Associate, FSG (Foundation Strategy Group) Since graduating from Tulane Michael has held a variety of jobs. He worked as Research Assistant to Tulane professor…  read more

Natalie Ferrell, '06, MPH '12

Youth Development Promotor for Peace Corps, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Natalie describes this picture: My coordinating committee and I at the close of the 2012…  read more

Nora Murphy, '12

Legal/Administrative Assistant, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Washington, DC After graduating from Tulane with a degree in Latin American Studies and Portuguese, Nora moved home to…  read more

Allison Bakamjian, '10

Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia After graduated from Tulane, Allison spent another year in New Orleans working as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer through the Tulane Center for…  read more

William Faulker, '09, MA '12

Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo After graduating from Tulane, William began a part-time internship at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) a research non-profit loosely affiliated…  read more

Wesley Hedden, '06

Founder, Sarus Exchange Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wesley moved to Asia shortly after graduating from Tulane in 2006. For a year, he worked as an…  read more

Sam Tabory, '11

Pencils of Promise, New York City and Guatemala City After graduating from Tulane, Sam took a nine month contracted position as a project director with…  read more

Phylicia Martel, '11

TeachNOLA, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School, Spanish Department After graduating from Tulane, Phylicia entered the TeachNOLA Teaching Fellows Program, an alternative pathway…  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.