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Tulane School of Liberal Arts
NEWSLETTER
January 2013

NEWS | EVENTS | GIVING | PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES | ACCOLADES




Oscar Nominated Film Has Tulane Ties

Actress Kerry Washington with Tulane Visiting Lecturer Dietmar Felber Dietmar Felber, Kerry Washington and Elio Brancaforte outside Newcomb Hall on Tulane's uptown campus.
(Photo provided by Dietmar Felber)

When Germanic and Slavic Studies Departmental Chair Elio Brancaforte, was contacted by Quentin Tarantino's assistant seeking a German tutor for an upcoming film, he almost deleted the e-mail
thinking it was spam. 

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News from the field: Brian DeMare
Losing China's Past
Brian Demare
One of the reasons
I exhort my Tulane students to go to China is that by studying abroad in a city such as Beijing or Shanghai, they can witness historical change on a scale that is unimaginable in New Orleans. Yet for historians, China's rapid transformation carries a high cost, not only in the destruction of classical architecture, but the elimination of the very documents we rely on to interpret and give meaning to the past.
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Shakespeare Fest revists Hamlet for Performance for the Schools
 
In January of each year, the Festival stages its annual Performance for the Schools: A full length professional production of one of Shakespeare's frequently studied plays, performed on Tulane's campus as a field trip opportunity for 4000-5000 middle and high school students.
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Congrats to Vaheed Ramazani    

Professor Ramazani was awarded the Kathryn B. Gore Chair in French Studies.
read about Ramazani's research

Benenson Plaza Dedication
    

Carole HaberOver the last several years, we have worked to make the inside of Newcomb Hall a more inviting and usable space for students and faculty alike. From the historic pictures that grace the walls through
the smart rooms that provide 21st-century instruction, the building
has come to resemble the treasure that it is. With the completion of Benenson Plaza, we have now put in place the jewel in that crown.
The plaza provides a grand entrance to the building as well as a wonderful stage for outdoor classes, reading, and conversation. We
are grateful for to the Benenson family for their support and vision throughout this important project.
Carole Haber

 

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