Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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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Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

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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.
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This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


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