Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Cuban Studies Bibliography

Books

  • Bioética: desde una perspectiva cubana. José Ramón Acosta Sariego, editor. La Habana: Centro “Félix Varela”, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 332 .B555 1997
  • Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives [2nd ed.] edited by Charles A. Woods and Florence E. Sergile. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .A1 B56 2001
  • Los bosques de Cuba: historia y características. Enrique del Risco Rodríguez. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .R57 1995
  • Conquering Nature: The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba. Sergio Díaz-Briquets and Jorge Pérez-López. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 160 .C9 D53 1999
  • Contribución a la educación y la protección ambiental: hombre y medio ambiente. Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nucleares, Catedra de Medio Ambiente. Havana: Editorial Academia, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process, check library catalog]
  • “Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture.” [Chapter] IN: Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment. edited by Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, and Frederick H. Buttel. New York: Monthly Review Press, c2000.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD 9000.5 .H86 2000
  • Cuba: su medio ambiente después de medio milenio: legislación, estrategia ambiental nacional, comercio exterior, inversión extranjera. Teresita González Novo, Ignacio García Díaz. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Academia: Cesigma: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .G66 1998
  • Cuban Environmental Law: the Framework Environmental Law and an Index of Cuban Environmental Legislation. introductions by Oliver A. Houck and Orlando Rey Santos; edited by Jerry Speir. [New Orleans, La.]: Tulane Law School; [Washington, D.C.]: Center for Marine Conservation, c1999
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .C828 1999
    [also in Tulane Law Library: KGN3305 .C82 1999]
  • Cultivating Havana: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Years of Crisis. Catherine Murphy. Oakland, CA: Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 696 .F6 F64 no.12
  • Environmental Technology Transfer and Foreign Investment: Factors Impacting Environmental Protection in a Transition-Era Cuba. Leiva, Aldo. Miami, FL.: Cuban Studies Association, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process as of 5-18-05; check library catalog]
  • “El espejo de las “Sugar Islands”. El problema del combustible en los ingenios cubanos hasta mediados del Siglo XIX y sus repercusiones paisajisticas.” Reinaldo Funes Monzote. [Chapter] IN: La Construcción Histórica del Paisaje Agrario en España y Cuba. Alberto Sabio Alcutén e Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (eds.). Madrid: Libros de la Catarata, 2003.
    Location: H-T Stacks: S 469 .S7 C66 2003
  • Geografía del Medio Ambiente: Una Alternativa del Ordenamiento Ecológico. Edición de Miriam I. Arcia Rodríguez. México: Univ. Autónoma del Estado de México, 1994. [A basic, well-organized academic presentation on using the methodology of geography in environmental research. Examples mostly from Cuba.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Law of the Environment. Cuba. [Havana?]: Centro de Information de la Energia, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .A31997 A7 1999
  • Límites socioculturales de la educación ambiental: (acercamiento desde la experiencia caribeña). Carlos Jesús Delgado Díaz. México, D.F.: Siglo Veinteuno; [Chetumal]: Gobierno del Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: JA 75.8 .D454 2002
  • Martí y la naturaleza. compilación, Eugenia Olazábal, Rosa González, Josefina Toledo. La Habana: Centro de Información, Divulgación y Educación Ambiental, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1783 .M38 M287 1995
  • The National System of Marine Protected Areas in Cuba. La Habana: National Center for Protected Areas, 2004. [Provides an overview of coastal and marine protected areas in Cuba, which constitute a subsystem within the National System of Protected Areas. Describes the evolution of the subsystem, its legal framework, its managing and planning principles, MPA zoning and network connectivity issues, international issues, and plans for future improvements.—abstract from OCLC/Worldcat database.]
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Naturaleza cubana. Carlos Wotzkow Miami, Fla.: Ediciones Universal, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .C9 W68 1998
  • Panorama ambiental de Cuba 2000. La Habana: CIGEA: Editorial Academia, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 320 .C9 P36 2001
  • Phytogeography and Vegetation Ecology of Cuba. A. Borhidi Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .B67 1991
  • The Poisoning of Paradise: Environmental Pollution in the Republic of Cuba. José R. Oro [United States]: Endowment for Cuban American Studies, c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: TD 184.5 .C9 O76 1992
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de AgriculturaSostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distributed by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • “Sustainable Agriculture Embedded in a Global Future: Agriculture in the United States and Cuba.” Ivette Perfecto. [Chapter] IN: Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions. edited by Bunyan Bryant. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, c1995.
    Location: H-T Stacks: GE 180 .E585 1995
  • “The Tensed Embrace of Tourism and Traditional Environments: exclusionary practices in Cancun, Cuba, and southern Florida.” Robery Mugerauer. [Chapter] IN: The End of Tradition? edited by Nezar AlSayyad. London; New York: Routledge, 2004.
    Location: Architecture Library: B105.T7 E53 2004
  • Los trabajos de ajuste y combate: naturaleza y sociedad en la historia de América Latina. Guillermo Castro Herrera. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 1995, c1994
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 130 .E5 C38 1995
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distrib. by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • Transformando el campo cubano: avances de la agricultura sostenible. editores, Fernando Funes … [et al.] Habana, Cuba: Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agricolas y Forestales: Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible; Oakland, Calif.: Instituto para las Políticas de Alimentacíon, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T73 2001
  • Turismo de naturaleza en Cuba. Norman Medina, Jorge Santamarina. Ciudad de La Habana, [Cuba]: Ediciones Unión, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 M43 2004

Articles

  • “Aspectos económicos de la protección de los recursos hidráulicos en Cuba.” Liovin, Anatoli. Economía y Desarrollo. [Univ. de La Habana, Instituto de Economía 42, (julio/agosto, 1977), p. 44-69.
    [Discusses the serious and growing problem of water pollution in Cuba and its negative impact on the environment, public health, recreational areas and fishing resources.]
    Location: H-T LAL: HB9 .E39
  • “Colonization Has Not Yet Ended: Evidence of the Degradation of the Environment and Society.” Yunen, Rafael Emilio. Islas 104, (Jan-Apr, 1993) pp. 179-189 (0047-1542).
    [Concludes that Euro-American resource exploitation will eventually wipe out all global diversity & produce a way of life that is neither stable nor sustainable.]
    Location: H-T LAL: 972.91 (060) I82
  • “Cuba Reefs: A Last Caribbean Refuge.” Benchley, Peter. National Geographic v. 201 no. 2 (February 2002) p. 44-67. [The Cuban government is well aware that environmental sensitivity is a valuable commodity in the tough competition for the global tourist dollar. The value of fish as a commercial product is being compared with the value of all marine creatures as tourist attractions.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: G 1 .N27
  • “Cuba’s Agriculture After the New Reforms: Between Stagnation and Sustainable Development.” Hans-Jurgen Burchardt. Socialism and Democracy 15, no.1(29) (spring-summer, 2001): 141-154.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Cuba’s Biological Weapons.” Richard Levins. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 15, no. 2 (June, 2004): 31-33.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD75.6 .C36
  • “Dark Times for Cuba’s Sabal Palms: Zapata Swamp.” Wechsler, Doug. International Wildlife v. 28 no. 2 (March/April 1998) p. 38-43.
    [The clear cutting of sabal palms in Cuba’s Zapata Swamp is putting the entire ecosystem at risk.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Ecology and Marx’s Vision of Communism.” Burkett, Paul. Socialism and Democracy 17, no. 2(34), (summer-fall, 2003) pp. 41-72.
    [Challenges claims that the work of Karl Marx exhibits an anti-ecological ethic of human domination over nature to argue that Marx’s criteria were consistent with ecological standards.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Ecotourism in the Caribbean Region: Seizing the Opportunity.” Silva, M. Industry and Environment Vol. 24, no. 3-4, (July-Dec., 2001) pp. 16-20.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Emeralds of the Cauto: Women’s Role in Reforestation in Cuba’s Cauto River Basin.” Perez, Alberto D., Choices (New York, N.Y.) v. 11 no. 1 (March 2002) p. 8-9.
    [The reforestation of Cuba’s Cauto river basin is a highly successful experiment in advancing the region’s environmental rehabilitation and economic and social progress. Women have been pivotal in this development and in planning for future activities.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Environmental Degradation and Vulnerability in Cuba.” Portela, A.H. & Aguirre, B.E. Natural Hazards Review Vol. 1, no. 3, (Aug 2000) pp.171-179. [Presents a review of what is known about environmental degradation and vulnerability in Cuba. It has sections on air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, soil degradation, decaying urban infrastructure, and hazards and disasters.]
    Location: [online access only via Tulane Library]
  • “Environmental Diagnosis: Initial Step in the Implementation of a System of Environmental Management.” Isaac, C. & Velazquez, R. [from a Conference: Contaminacion y Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras. [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Energy & Environment: Hard Choices: Pressures Run High for Developing Countries.” Castro Diaz-Balart, Fidel. Philosophy and Social Action 28, no. 4, (Oct-Dec, 2002) pp. 23-30.
    [Discusses the prospects for environmentally sustainable safe energy in the developing world.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Environmental Education, An Effective Teaching for the Conservation of Our Environment.” Isla, Molleda M.; Arencibia, Carballo G.; Reyes, E.; Ali, A.; Almira, I.; Carredeguas, Maria C; Capetillo, N. [from a Conference: 2do. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 24-27 Apr 2001.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras Vol. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Factors Contributing to the Outcome of Stocking Programmes in Cuban Reservoirs.” Quiros, R., and Mari, A. Fisheries Management & Ecology 6, no.3 (June, 1999) p241, 14p.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Getting Things Done in Cuba.” Hendrix, Steve. International Wildlife v. 30 no. 1 (January/February 2000) p. 36-43. [Cuba is the Caribbean’s largest and most environmentally diverse island, but its almost total isolation from the rest of the world makes conservation a maddening mix of promise and frustration.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Greening Cuba.” Barclay, Eliza E. The Environmental Magazine v. 15 no. 3 (May/June 2004) p. 18-20, 22-3.
    [In the wake of the government’s initiative to electrify Cuba with solar, wind, micro-hydro, and biomass energy, the country has emerged as a model for environmental innovation.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “HELPing Cuba.” Naiman, Tom. Wildlife Conservation 105: no. 5 (Sep/Oct, 2002) p9, 1/4p.
    [Reports on the implementation of the Habitat Ecology Learning Program (HELP) by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cuba. Information on the natural resources in Cuba; From a workshop held in 2002 by Cuban environmental educators and schoolteachers.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Innovations for Sustainable Development in Cities of the South: The Habitat-Cuba Approach.” Carlos Garcia Pleyan. Development Practice 11, no. 2-3 (May, 2001): 332-335.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Marine Fisheries in Cuba.” Baisre, J. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Nature and Religions of African Origin.” Arguelles Mederos, Anibal. Convergencia 5, no. 15, (Jan-Apr, 1998) pp. 103-114 (1405-1435).
    [Concepts of nature in African religion & the association between man & natural elements are explored, using examples from African religions as practiced in Cuba & elsewhere in Latin America.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Necessity is the Mother of Ecology.” Kaufman, Holly. Utne Reader; Issue 62, (March/April, 1994 ) p168, 3p.
    [Reports on how the economic crisis has lead to an environmental revolution in Cuba; Cubans’ use of energy-efficient modes of transportation; Drop in the country’s energy consumption; Reforestation campaign; Negative environmental effects of the economic crisis; Cuba’s long-held awareness of environmental conservation.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: PN 4784 .U53 U88
  • “The New Green Movement in Cuba.” Emily Cohen. Peace Review 16, no. 1 (March, 2004): pp. 99-105.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Small-Scale Urban Agriculture in Havana and the Reproduction of the New Man in Contemporary Cuba.” Adriana Premat. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 75 (Oct., 2003): pp. 85-99.
    Location: H-T LAL: Z1605 .B642
  • “University Environmental Education and Social Sciences: Strategies to Reach the Sustainable Development.” Lizano, B; Alfonso, P. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wastes of the Cuban Fishing Industry and their Impact on the Environment.” Suarez, G; Romero, T. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminación y Protección del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Water Resources and their Significance in the 21st Century: The case of Cuba.” Franco, D.P. Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering/Ingenieria Hidraulica y Ambiental Vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 9-12. 2002.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wild Cuba: The Caribbean’s Unlikely Nature Preserve.” Eugene Linden. Smithsonian 34: no. 2 (May, 2003) p.94-106.
    Location: H-T Stacks: AS 30 .S61

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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 15, 2019, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraph statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy or Jimmy Huck.

Call for submissions: City, Community, and Culture Symposium VOICES

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The City, Culture, and Community (CCC) program at Tulane University is now accepting submissions for the 2019 spring symposium to be held on February 9, 2019. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 21, 2018. The 2019 symposium, VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, Spaces, seeks to understand creative approaches to how inequalities are negotiated: socially, culturally, and institutionally.

The symposium is looking for research that explores creative approaches to agency, institutional organization, and cultural production and consumption within complex social systems. What are the current issues facing our communities, institutions, and cities? How can we be creative and inclusive in our approach? We are interested in how scholars frame these questions in regards to race, gender, sexuality, and class. This symposium invites scholars to present work from a variety of disciplines, perspectives, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies. As the academy continues to evolve, interdisciplinarity proves more and more a necessity. This symposium intends to create an interdisciplinary space that can bring together scholars, practitioners, students, and community members to engage across lines and extend current conversations around agency, resilience, and social justice across the globe.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Ernesto Martinez, is an Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. In his keynote address Queer Arousals in Contexts of Racialized Harm, Dr. Martinez conducts an intersectional analysis of the ways that queer men of color negotiate epistemic injustice through the creation and consumption of film, literature, and art. His research interests include queer ethnic studies, women of color feminisms, US Latinx literature and culture, and literary theory. He is the author of On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility (Stanford UP, 2012) and The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education. (Palgrave, 2014). Along with his academic achievements, Dr. Martinez also writes bilingual Latinx children’s books, produces films (La Sarentata, 2017), and serves as a board member for the Association for Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS), a queer Latinx grassroots organization dedicated to producing art and analyzing culture and politics in the context of activism.

Conference submissions are open to graduate students, outstanding undergraduates, educators, and practitioners. The symposium is a forum to showcase original research, theory expansion, innovative analysis, practical applications, and case studies. We welcome unpublished journal articles, area exam sections, dissertation chapters, working papers, and other forms of research analysis. As the space is intended to be for workshopping and dialoguing, literature reviews will not be considered. Presentations will be organized either in panels or individually.

The submission deadline is December 21, 2018. Any questions should be directed to tulaneccc@gmail.com.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2019
Cost: $3300

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves. In collaboration with The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 8, 2019. In addition, supplemental materials are also needed by March 8th in order for application to be considered complete.

Applicants also have the option to fill out and submit an Adobe PDF version of the APPLICATION. Please submit this application and the supplemental materials via email to crcrts@tulane.edu by March 8th, 2019.

Additional materials needed:

  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Sample lesson plan
  • $500 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from Miami: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2019

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.