Topic: liberal arts

Kim Vaz-Deville with a portrait by Meryt Harding
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Impression: Kim Vaz-Deville

As a child, Kim Vaz-Deville (NC ’81, G ’83) spent many hours at her grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ double on North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, and she remembers vividly the hustle and bustle of that vibrant neighborhood.

Bobby Mannis
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The Wisdom in the Room

Before you are a global citizen you are a citizen of your own country — or state. Bobby Mannis (SLA ’18) is fulfilling his responsibilities as a citizen of the state of Illinois as he works on the front lines of democracy.

reading a sign using google translate
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Global Education for Gen Z

Brian T. Edwards, dean of the School of Liberal Arts, advocates for learning other languages.

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Jesmyn Ward in Xavier Review

The first book-length study of award-winning writer and Tulane English professor Jesmyn Ward has been published in Xavier Review. The 177-page publication celebrates Ward’s literary accomplishments with a collection of critical readings and scholarly responses. It includes Ward’s prologue to her memoir Men We Reaped, a chronology of her work and reviews of her publications.

Watercolor image of Thomas Beller
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Gathering Moss

New Yorker, New York Times contributor and creative writing professor Thomas Beller reflects on arriving to teach at Tulane 10 years ago and making New Orleans his home. 

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(De)Colonizing the Coast

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South commemorates the city’s Tricentennial with a symposium focused on the Indigenous people of Louisiana.

Thibodaux massacre
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Earth Beneath Dump Site Offers Clues To Racial Massacre

From Somaliland to El Salvador, Peru to Guatemala, Davette Gadison has brought her passion for justice to her studies in forensic anthropology—drawn to mass gravesites in countries torn apart by civil war.

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Empire Exhibit

If one could enter a door that leads inside a mind full of historic memories, that experience might feel the same as walking through the EMPIRE exhibit at the Newcomb Art Museum.

UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.
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Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall.

Catherine Freshley with painting
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Impression Catherine Freshley

As a painter, Catherine Freshley (SLA ’09) puts the familiar into focus.