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Researcher Returns to Jamaica to Combat HIV

December 17th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Katherine Andrinopoulos, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, specializes in social and behavioral determinants…  read more

From Dance to Natural Disaster: Stone Center Faculty Speak on Summer Research

November 8th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Tango mural, homage to Carlos Torrallardona, Paraná Street in Buenos Aires, with grafittied text, “Esto no es arte” (This is not…  read more

Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America - Call for Proposals

October 28th, 2010

Call for Proposals Symposium Dates: October 30-November 2, 2011 The Association for Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ATLILLA) and the Kellogg Institute…  read more

LASA 2010 Displays Academic Diversity of Tulane Faculty, Students

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: CIPR Executive Director Ludovico Feoli, Stephanie Stone Feoli and Xela Korda attend the Tulane Reception (Photo courtesy of Valerie McGinley Marshall)…  read more

Audubon Zoo Comes Alive for Celebración Latina

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: One of the members of Casa Samba performs during a show at this year’s Celebración Latina (Photo courtesy of Dennis Woltering)…  read more

Tulane @ LASA 2010 - Toronto

September 29th, 2010

The XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 6-9. Numerous Tulane faculty, staff and graduate…  read more

Haiti Beyond the News

September 24th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Wedsly Guerrier, a native of Haiti, is a visiting assistant professor teaching courses on Haitian culture and Haitian Creole…  read more

Stone Center Undergrad Davita Petty Mentioned in CNN.com's Report on Study Abroad

September 22nd, 2010

On September 21, 2010, CNN.com published a news article entitled “Looking beyond Europe for education, adventure” in which Davita Petty, a Tulane senior double major…  read more

Gates Foundation Funds Haitian Aid Study

September 16th, 2010

By: Mike Strecker mstreck@tulane.edu Photo: Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a clinical instructor of pediatric infectious diseases at Tulane, cares for a wounded child in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,…  read more

Public Health School Hosts Haitian Leader

July 7th, 2010

By: Dee Boling newwave@tulane.edu The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will host Dr. Alex Larsen, minister of health for the Republic of…  read more

Carnival Swings Into Summer

June 23rd, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Guest artists from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti will lead dance and drumming classes for all skill levels during the 14th…  read more

An Angry Planet?

June 21st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu This decade has started off with a bang — massive earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, a still-erupting volcano in Iceland…  read more

Américas Awards Ceremony 2009 Webcast

June 9th, 2010

The Library of Congress has put up the most recent Américas Award webcast from October 2009. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature…  read more

Students Bring Health Care to Hispaniola

June 9th, 2010

By: Arthur Nead anead@tulane.edu Tulane medical and public health students are traveling to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola this summer to provide health care for…  read more

Giving Back and Changing Lives

June 1st, 2010

By: Belinda Lacoste newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Volunteering with the Peace Corps in Jamaica, Carrie Giordano Eklund worked in a school, promoting health education and implementing adult…  read more

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Fridays at Newcomb: García to present on research in a talk titled "Black Geographies and Colonial Logic in Nineteenth-Century Havana"

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Guadalupe García specializes in colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on Havana. Her research interests include colonial cities, urban governance and legal topographies, and the Black urban Atlantic. Her first book was published in 2016 with the University of California Press and is entitled Beyond the Walled City: Colonia Exclusion in Havana. The book addresses issues related to García’s larger research interests: the centrality of the city in the practice of empire and the significance of race, space, and territory in the social hierarchies and exclusions central to understanding Latin American history.

The talk is free and open to the public.

This talk is sponsored by Newcomb College Institute

For more information contact Lauren Wethers via email at lwethers@tulane.edu.

The Evolution of African Visuality in Cuban Art: A talk by Raul Ruiz Miyares

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Join Raul Ruiz Miyares for a talk on the African presence in Cuba and its’ influence in regard to its representation in art. During the colonial period in Cuba, the first painters were descendants of Africans who recreated images of virgins, saints, and sacrifices. With time, the art evolved to depict scenes from everyday life, as well as the life of Africans and their descendants. Today, we continue to find exemplary models of African heritage in the visual arts in Santiago de Cuba.

Raul Ruiz Miyares is an art critic and specialist in Afro-Cuban culture and religions. He has worked as a researcher at the Fernando Ortiz African Cultural Center, and currently works at the Casa del Caribe in Santiago de Cuba. This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be given in Spanish.

From Cuba to New Orleans

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From Cuba to New Orleans: A series of events celebrating Cuban music featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection, The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, and the National Park Service.

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Presents: FRANCISCO BOULIGNY LECTURE
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 PM
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street | Admission is free
Reservations: wrc@hnoc.org or 504.523.4662

The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans Presents: FLAVORS OF CUBA
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 PM
L’Entreprot, 527 Julia Street | Tickets are $40
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The National Park Service Presents: KEYBOARD CONNECTIONS: Havana, New Orleans, and Music in the 1800s
Friday, September 29, noon
Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue | Admission is free

Carnaval Latino's Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 18th annual Carnaval Latino during the weekend of September 30th, 2017.

This celebration during National Hispanic Heritage Month will commence with the vibrant Parade of the Americas (Desfile de las Américas) through New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. The Krewe of Quetzal ‘s fifth annual Desfile de las Américas will feature floats, folkloric groups, and bands celebrating Louisiana’s Hispanic Heritage. The Parade will commence on Saturday, September 30th, at 6:00 pm. For more information on the parade route, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.

After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District. Besides an outstanding musical line-up, the festival showcases a sampling of authentic Latin cuisine in the Cantinas area. Children are most welcome during this family-friendly celebration. Carnaval Latino is offering plenty of music and dancing for those who can’t resist the urge to move to the Latin beat. Featured artists include La Makina de Puerto Rico, Rumberos de Cuba, Round Rock Ballet Folkorico, and La Banda Blanca (Honduras).

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official webiste or Facebook page.

28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival to Feature Latinx Programming

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The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 11th to October 19th at the Ace Hotel, New Orleans. Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South. Now in its 28th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films.

This year’s film festival will feature a number of films relating to the Latin American community, either in subject matter and/or made by Latin American filmmakers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be sponsoring select films from this year’s Latinx programming.

Titles relating to the Latin American community include:

Olancho
Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making msuci for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, he must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee.

The Thunder Feast (Truenos de San Juan)
A documentary about the ancient festival of San Juanito in Guanajuato where homemade explosives are part of the revelry, but not everyone in the community is sure this tradition should continue.

Sambá
A documentary about Cisco, a Dominican-born man who returns to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a United State prison. Cisco soon finds that the only way he can make money is getting involved in loosely organized street fighting.

Days of Wholesome Joy
A Cuban narrative short about a woman taking care of her grandmother who has dementia.

Holy Hill
A narrative short story about a nun who works at a school for young boys in the Dominican Republic. Both she and the boys have parallel sexual awakenings.

Camp of the Innocents
A Louisiana-made short documentary about the U.S. interment of Latin American “enemy aliens” during World War II in New Orleans.

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban
A short documentary about female boxing in Cuba, where the Cuban government forbade women from competing in the 2016 summer olympics.

Manuel
A short documentary about an 87-year-old Cuban man who brews and sells potions said to be aphrodisiacs.

Dead Horses
A Catalan animated short film about a child fleeing his home during wartime.

Bells in the Mountains
A Spanish short documentary about a group of cows who migrate seasonally from the town of Ullé through the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.

Elegy
A short narrative film about a girl who cannot process her complicated feelings about the death of her two classmates.

A full list of film selections and synopses may be found here.

For more information on tickets, passes, and film packages, visit the NOFF website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.