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|‘We’re a School of Creativity’
The library of the Tulane president's home on Dec. 8 was filled with displays of academic achievement — new books ranging from fiction to photographs of Russia to research on China, Germany and Cuba, and computers displaying art, music and documentaries, all produced by 21 members of the School of Liberal Arts.
What better place to study French than New Orleans, with its long-standing connection to the Francophone world? Tom Klingler, associate professor and chair of the Department of French and Italian at Tulane, says that he and his colleagues are pleased the PhD program in French studies has been reinstated in an invigorated form, and they are now actively recruiting doctoral candidates.
In the post-Katrina rebuilding environment, Tulane University and New Orleans are magnets in attracting academic talent. Nearly 400 people applied to Tulane for prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, and the three new fellows are now on campus, teaching and doing research. Continue ReadingStudents Explore Economic Reality of Slavery
Students in Jonathan Pritchett's "Economics of Slavery" class are learning firsthand the power of the tools that economists have at their disposal for analyzing historical events. Continue ReadingSugar Plum Season
A sure sign that the holiday season is upon us is the performing of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This year, Tulane will be represented in Ballet Hysell's production of the iconic piece by first-year dance major Claire Escher as the Sugar Plum Fairy and professor of practice Diogo DeLima as the Prince. Continue ReadingGraffiti Art
We've all seen it: the tags, throw-ups, and pieces, and sometimes the markings of the grey ghost. I'm referring of course, to graffiti. Students in Professor Stephen Ostertag's Deviant Behavior course (Soci 108) produced a digital media project on graffiti in and around New Orleans for their final project of the semester. Continue ReadingMission Go
This past semester, Tulane Liberal Arts student Jay Harris Gard wrote, directed and edited a 5 minute short film in conjunction with the Video Production I class. Titled, Mission Go, the film is one of several projects that students in the class complete by the end of the semester. Continue ReadingPhilosophy Undergrads Convene
Students from Tulane and Loyola universities presented papers at an undergraduate philosophy conference held recently at the two campuses. Continue Reading
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The Latest Post from the Maxwell BlogDecember 7th, 2009
This Devil's for Burning
What does one do on December 7th? In the United States, we commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor, which cost the lives of 2400 people and assured our entry into the war of the Pacific. In Guatemala, people celebrate the Quema del Diablo, "Burning of the Devil". This celebration symbolizes the constant combat of good vs. evil, with the, sadly temporary, victory going to "good" here as the Devil goes up in flames...
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|RONNA S. HARRIS, associate professor in the Newcomb Art Department, is in Florence, Italy, to participate in the Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea in the historical setting of Fortezza da Basso. Learn more
Philosophy Department graduate student C. TODD MEREDITH's article, "The Ethical Basis for Taxation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas," published in the Journal of Markets and Morality, was nominated for an award by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. It is one of their top three nominations in the "Culture of Enterprise Initiative," for articles by young scholars in the intersection of markets and morality. He will find out where he ranks exactly at the annual Templeton Enterprise Awards Dinner, scheduled to take place in April of 2010 in New York City. Learn more
BRIAN HOROWITZ, professor and chair of German & Slavic Studies and Jewish Studies, has been granted a renewal of his Humboldt fellowship by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He will be spending summer 2010 in Heidelberg, Germany, where he will be working at the university on a project about Jewish nationalism.
JUDITH M. MAXWELL, professor of Anthropology and Linguistics has been awarded a Fulbright Award from January – June 2010. She will be working and researching in Guatemala in collaboration with the Instituto de Lingüística y Educación (Institute of Linguistics and Education) of the Universidad Rafael Landívar. Learn more
Alumnae In the News
Alumna's Art in Exhibit
LeMieux Galleries of New Orleans is presenting "Signs of the City," a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Tulane alumna Shirley Rabé Masinter through Dec. 26 at 332 Julia St. Learn more
Alumna Named President of Major Memphis Healthcare Foundation
Tulane alumna Paula Jacaobson was recently named president of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation in Memphis, TN. She has been with Methodist Healthcare-Memphis Hospitals since 2000. In addition, she is very involved with the Memphis Jewish community. Learn more
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