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Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060

Fax: 504-862-8061

2007 News Archive

December 13th, 2007 in The New Wave

Mary Ann Travis Speak Up For The Wetlands. December 13.

Students concerned about the future of the Louisiana coast may want to check out the course Gary Brooks is teaching in the spring semester. Gary Brooks will teach a course this spring semester giving students an opportunity to help save endangered wetlands. Brooks, a visiting faculty member in the Department of Political Science, is teaching two sections of “Political Science 101.” As part of the course, students will perform 20 hours of public service working with the Gulf Restoration Network. ... (read article)

November 28th, 2007 in The New Wave

Vann, Madeline. 2007. Showcase Spotlights Public Service Projects. The New
      Wave, November 28.

A little bragging can be a good thing, especially when it highlights the work of more than 800 Tulane students, their community partners and faculty members through the Tulane Center for Public Service. On Thursday (Nov. 29), students will tell the stories of their work... (read article)

November 12th, 2007 in The New Wave

Brown, Kiley. 2007. For The Love Of New Orleans., November 12.

Tulane art historian Carol Reese is working with two New Orleans organizations to bring together design professors and students from several universities and rehabilitate green spaces in two historic neighborhoods that were ruined in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. The collaborative project... (read article)

October 30th, 2007 in The New Wave

Simon, Fran. 2007. Alumni Reconnect With Tulane and New Orleans. The New
      Wave, October 30.

A myriad of motivations drove thousands of alumni of all ages to return to New Orleans and Tulane for Wave '07, the first-ever All-Alumni Reunion weekend, Oct. 26–28. For some, it was the chance to help the renewal of the city. For others, it was the chance to trade old war tales.... (read article)

Summer, 2007 in Liberal Education

Cowen, Scott. 2007. Tulane University: From Recovery to Renewal. Liberal
      Education, 2007. 6.

Hurricane Katrina took more than 1,500 lives. Most of those people died in their homes because they could not escape, or they died trying to escape the flood waters. The hurricane submerged 80 percent of the parish, a land mass seven times the size of Manhattan. The flood lasted for fifty-seven days and destroyed over 160,000 homes and apartments. Katrina caused the largest metropolitan diaspora in the history of the United States...(read article)

October 2007 in The Palestra College Network

Cost, Ryan. 2007. Cost On Campus: Service Learning At Tulane
      The Palestra College Network, accessed October 5, 2007.

Ryan Cost of the Palestra College Network conducts interviews and talks about Tulane's Public Service graduation requirement and the Center for Public Service... (view video)

October 2nd, 2007 in The New Wave

Simon, Fran. 2007. Faculty Grants Energize Public-Service Courses. The New
      Wave, October 2.

Provost Michael Bernstein announced a new incentive program to support the development of public-service course offerings. The grant program, initiated by the provost's office and the Center for Public Service, will provide $750,000 over three years to academic schools and departments.... (read article)

September 14th, 2007 in The New Wave

Schlueter, Carol J. 2007. Connecting With Cape Town. The New Wave,
      September 14.

An exhibit of prints by South African artists that is now on display in the Carroll Gallery on the uptown campus shows how important cultural exchanges are to the academic experience. The prints, in a showing called "From a Hard Ground: Contemporary Prints From South Africa"... (read article)

September 13th, 2007 in The New Wave

Marinello, Nick. 2007. Volunteers Build Ties to Community. The New Wave,
      September 13.

Among the bright spots in the two years following Hurricane Katrina has been the increased nationwide interest in volunteerism and the influx of armies of volunteers to the Gulf Coast region. In New Orleans, the Tulane Center for Public Service has provided a base for a vigorous AmeriCorps VISTA program that is sending out a team of full-time volunteers in... (read article)

September 10th, 2007 in The New Wave

King, Maureen. 2007. Schafers Lead Parents' Public-Service Support. The New
      Wave,September 10.

Oscar Schafer and Didi Fenton-Schafer, members of the Tulane Parents Council, have made a leadership gift of $1 million to establish the Parents Civic Engagement Fund and support the initiatives of the Tulane Center for Public Service. The Schafers said they wanted to set an example... (read article)

September 5th, 2007 in The New Wave

Staff. 2007. Tulane Recruits a Stellar Incoming Class. The New Wave,
      September 5.

Tulane University has become uniquely attractive to students who are committed to public service and who value the opportunity to be part of the solution in New Orleans. An impressive new class at Tulane is a testament to the effectiveness of new proactive recruiting efforts... (read article)

August 8th, 2007 in The Daily Tar Heel

Johnson, Eric and Schwartz, Joseph R. 2007. A new kind of Tulane student
      The Daily Tar Heel, August 31.

A patchwork quilt hanging in an upstairs faculty dining room is the only physical evidence of Hurricane Katrina on Tulane University's campus. Woven into it are squares donated by schools that accepted displaced students when New Orleans' flooding forced Tulane to close during fall 2005... (read article)

August 2007 in US News and World Report

U.S.News & World Report, L.P. 2007. Academic Programs - Programs to Look
      For. US News and World Report, accessed August 21, 2007.

In the new US News and World Report "America's Best Colleges 2008", Tulane's service learning program was cited with 38 others in the listing "Programs to Look for - Service Learning"... (read article)

July 12th, 2007 in The New Wave

Marinello, Nick. 2007. Academic Chief Sees Challenges, Opportunities in
      Renewal. The New Wave, July 12.

It is perhaps telling that Michael Bernstein, Tulane's new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has a scholarly interest in historically tough and transitional times in modern American history. An author and editor of works on the Great Depression, Cold War and American economic decline in the 1970s and '80s, Bernstein notes that challenges and opportunities often co-exist together... (read article)

July 6th, 2007 in The New Wave

Schlueter, Carol J. 2007. Students Break a Sweat over Summer in NOLA.
      The New Wave, July 6.

Twelve students on the Tulane campus for the Semester in NOLA program took time out from internships and academics to take up hammers at a Habitat for Humanity house and rack up "sweat-equity" hours on behalf of a Tulane staff member who is earning her way... (read article)

May 7th, 2007 in The New Wave

Staff. 2007. Class Surveys Neighborhood Needs. The New Wave, May 7.

Students in Scott Frickel's environmental sociology class took to the streets of the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans this spring to find out how residents are rebuilding and to measure their environmental awareness. They discovered that residents of St. Roch, a small historic neighborhood.... (read article)

April 27th, 2007 in The Hullabaloo

Freshley, Catherine. 2007. CPS institutes new undergrad TA program.
      The Hullabaloo, April 27.

Service learning courses at Tulane will include a new dimension next fall with the introduction of the Public Service Fellows Program. Student fellows will work closely with a professor teaching a service learning course, the students in the course and the community partner... (read article, free registration required)

April 19th, 2007 in The Trumpet

Kelly, Ross. 2007. Service Experience Turns Pessimist to Devotee. The Trumpet,       April 19. 13-14.

Coming into Tulane University as an architecture student, I had heard about the things that the school was doing for the city. The most talked-about program was UrbanBuild, an upper-level class in which students design a house and then actually get to build it. However, this semester I.... (get PDF of April issue)

April 19th, 2007 in The New Wave

Simon, Fran. 2007. Students Host Citywide Youth Poetry Slam. The New Wave,       April 19.

Could we soon see a new generation of socially conscious beat poets? A group of students in a Tulane University class called "Spoken Word Workshop" is organizing a citywide youth poetry slam to be held on Saturday (April 21), from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Chapel.... (read article)

April 18th, 2007 in The New Wave

Travis, Mary Ann. 2007. Public Service Puts on a Show. The New Wave,
      April 18.

It's showtime for the Tulane Center for Public Service. The center has invited more than 50 community partners to show off projects in which students and faculty have participated during the spring semester. Information booths staffed by the community partners -- nonprofit agencies...(read article)

March 12nd, 2007 in The New Wave

Simon, Fran. 2007. Learning Hands-On What It Means to Live in New Orleans.      The New Wave, March 12.

Just as Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon of the 1940s representing the can-do attitude of American women when the United States was at war, Sophie the Riveter may become a symbol of Tulane students who are helping to rebuild New Orleans. Fifteen young women.... (read article)

March 2nd, 2007 in The New Wave

Travis, Mary Ann. 2007. United Way Helps Rebuild New Orleans. The New Wave,      March 2.

For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University is participating in the United Way Campaign for the Greater New Orleans Area. All Tulane employees are being asked to contribute to the United Way at whatever level they feel appropriate. As an added incentive to pledge.... (read article)

February 22nd, 2007 in The New Wave

Vann, Madeline. 2007. Living on Higher Ground. The New Wave, February 22.

Just how many people could live above sea level in New Orleans? That's the question that Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research faculty Richard Campanella and Doug Meffert are trying to answer, with the help of funding from the Coypu Foundation of Baton Rouge, La.... (read article)

February 16th, 2007 in The Hullabaloo

Hohenwarter, Emily. 2007. Despite problems, Center for Public Service broadens undergrad learning experience. The Hullabaloo, February 16.

The service requirement and the corresponding Center for Public Service were part of the university's post-Katrina Renewal Plan, designed to reconstruct Tulane as a more academic, community-oriented school. The center opened last summer, and starting with the current freshman class... (read article)

January 25th, 2007 in The New Wave

Marinello, Nick. 2007. Students Focus on Community. The New Wave,      January 25.

This Saturday (Jan. 27), hundreds of Tulane students will fan out into the community to learn more about the people and places with whom and in which they will be working this semester. Organizers at Tulane's Center for Public Service estimate that anywhere from 250 to 400 students... (read article)

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