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Most Fridays, Newcomb College Institute hosts a free lunch and lecture in Anna Many Lounge in the Caroline Richardson Building on Tulane’s uptown campus. On Friday, September 7, 2018, Fridays at Newcomb will be hosting Latin American Studies alumna Denise Frazier and Ashley Teamer for a talk titled Court Connections.

Join us in welcoming writer and cook Marti Buckley for a talk titled What’s Basque Got to Do with it?: Tradition and Modernity in Hispanic Foodways at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, in Newcomb Hall. Marti Buckley will discuss her new book, Basque Country, as well as draw on her experiences in the culinary world and tourist industry to discuss how micro-communities can thrive in an increasingly globalizing world. The talk will be given in Spanish.

The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the first talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Evan Parker, Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, will present his research in a talk titled The Tzimin Jades of Paso del Macho: Description and Analysis of a Middle Preclassic Maya Plaza Offering.

The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University are proud to host acclaimed Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato for a talk titled Literatura e Invisibilidade on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 PM. Ruffato is the author of nine novels and several collections of poetry and essays, many of which have been translated for international audiences.

The Middle American Research Institute is happy to announce the second talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Director of MARI Marcello A. Canuto, research assistant professor Francisco Estrada-Belli, and graduate student Luke Auld-Thomas will present their research in a talk titled Ancient Lowland Maya Complexity as Revealed by Airborne Laser Scanning of Northern Guatemala.

This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.

The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

The Latin American Library will be hosting its annual open house event on Friday, September 21. This annual event will welcome back faculty, students, staff, and friends from the New Orleans community. The event will include a talk by Colombian visual artist Erika Diettes, an exhibit of recent acquisitions, a book sale, and as always much more!

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Madeline White via email (mwhite7@tulane.edu) or by phone at (504) 865-5681.

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