Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Richard E. Greenleaf Memorial

January 18th, 2012
4:00 PM

Location
Myra Clare Rogers Chapel

On January 18, 2012, Tulane University will hold a memorial in honor of Richard E. Greenleaf, former Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Professor Emeritus France V. Schools Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane. The service will be held at the Myra Clare Rogers Chapel on Tulane University’s campus on Broadway between Oak and Zimple Streets (building #73 on Tulane’s campus map ). Dr. Greenleaf’s colleagues, former students and family members will be in attendance. Please contact the Stone Center if planning to attend.

Related: The Stone Center Director’s Letter on the Passing of Richard E. Greenleaf

Richard Greenleaf
1930-2011

Distinguished Latin American historian and Tulane University professor Dr. Richard Edward Greenleaf passed away on Tuesday, November 8 in Albuquerque, NM, after a long battle with Parkinson‘€™s Disease. Until his retirement in 1998, Dr. Greenleaf served as the France Vinton Scholes Professor of Colonial Latin American History and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane. Dr. Greenleaf was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 6, 1930. He grew up in Albuquerque, and took his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico, where he studied under Professor France V. Scholes. Dr. Greenleaf authored eleven major scholarly books, served as co-author of, or contributor to seventeen others, and published almost four dozen articles in the field of Latin American and Borderlands history. Dr. Greenleaf served on the editorial boards of several major publications, including the Handbook of Latin American Studies, The Americas and the Hispanic American Historical Review, and was the recipient of many distinguished awards, among them Silver Medal, Sahagun Prize: Mexican National History Award, the Serra Award of the Academy of American Franciscan History for Distinguished Scholarship in Colonial Latin American History, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award, and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Lifetime Achievement Award.

Richard Greenleaf began his teaching career at the University of Albuquerque in 1953. He moved to Mexico City in 1954, where he taught at the University of the Americas, later serving as Chair of the Department of History and International Relations, Academic Vice-President and Dean of the Graduate School. In 1969, he accepted a faculty position at Tulane University, assuming the directorship of the Center for Latin American Studies the following year, and the chair of the History Department in 1978. In 1982, he was installed in the France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History. After his retirement from Tulane Dr. Greenleaf served as Adjunct Research Professor at the University of New Mexico. In his long and distinguished teaching career in New Mexico, Mexico City and New Orleans, Dr. Greenleaf has served as mentor to 34 doctoral students, and countless masters and undergraduate students, all of whom are greatly indebted to him for his inspiration and guidance.

Dr. Greenleaf is survived by his sister-in-law, Carla Greenleaf, nephews Randy and Robert, and several great-nieces and nephews.

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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