Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the Tulane Study Abroad Blog!

First of all, thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate International Education Week! We held many interesting panels and receptions, heard from a variety of international speakers, and learned more about how to study and work abroad!

OSA and OISS are excited to announce the Fan Favorite in the IEW Photo Contest!

Thanks to everyone who voted on Facebook and Instagram! The Fans have spoken and the winner, announced at the FAQ on Friday, is Nithya Kasireddy, PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering. She submitted this photo, titled "Global Connections," which was the theme of this year's contest. Read how she explained the ways that the photo demonstrated the theme, Global Connections:

"People in this picture are from the “Cellular Biomechanics and Biotransport Lab” at Tulane University, BME department. We are one of the most diverse labs at Tulane with people from various parts of the world aka “Globe”, working together to address challenges in medicine, here at Tulane, “Connection made at Tulane." We are proud of the diversity in our lab as we believe each of us brings a global (and unique) perspective to the lab that adds immense value to the work we do."

Thanks to Nithya, as well as everyone who submitted and voted!

Interested in a different type of study abroad program?

There is an opportunity for students to have a paid teaching position in South Korea for an academic year. Click here for more information.

Attend a presentation by the daughter of Berta Cáceres, a human rights activist that helped to transform many aspects of the social and political atmosphere in Honduras.

Berta Cáceres speaking in a meeting in Tegucigalpa, March 15, 2016.

Thursday, October 27
6:30 PM
102 Jones Hall

In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Berta Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam. Cáceres grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. In 1993 she cofounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. Death threats to Cáceres continued until March 3, 2016 when she was killed by gunmen in her home. Her death sparked international outrage. Dutch development bank FMO and FinnFund have since suspended their involvement in the Agua Zarca project.

Come out and hear first hand from her daughter, Olivia Zúñiga Cáceres. Talk will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided.
Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb College Institute, the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Amigos de Nuestra América.

Attend an art exhibition featuring aboriginal Australian art from nine talented women!

Various works by artist Nonggirrnga Marawili, who is featured in the upcoming Tulane exhibition.

Sunday, October 30
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Woldenberg Art Center

Marking the Infinite features recent artworks by Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yununpingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson.
The artists work in media ranging from paintings on canvas, paper, and eucalyptus bark to woven installations and video projections. Although hailing from some of the most remote communities on the planet, the work of these nine women speaks loudly and clearly to our contemporary age. 
The works are drawn from the collection of Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl. Organized by William Fox and Henry Skerritt, Marking the Infinite will be the second major touring exhibition of Aboriginal Australian art drawn from the collection, following the highly successful exhibition of male painters, No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting.

Read an article highlighting the experience of one of our study abroad participants!

The Office of Study Abroad has been featured in this year's issue of the Collegian, Newcomb-Tulane College's annual newsletter! Check out this article about Cara Tenerelli's experience in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Come meet internationally-minded Tulanians at our weekly Global Cafe:

This is a great opportunity to interact with international students, returned study abroad students, study abroad advisors, and internationally-minded Tulane faculty and staff. Come join us for coffee desserts every Monday from 3-5 pm in the Pederson Lobby of the LBC!