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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

2009 News Archive

December 31, 2009 The Times Picayune
Tina Soong - Registration to begin for Chinese academy - The Academy of Chinese Studies will hold its spring semester registration on Jan. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Newcomb Hall, Tulane University, 1175 Broadway St., New Orleans.

December 26, 2009 Joan Brunwasser - Tulane Gives Back - Chatting with Vincent Ilustre of the Center for Public Service - I first met Vincent Ilustre in November. I was down in New Orleans on a volunteer trip. He spoke to our group one evening and I was fascinated by the program he runs at Tulane. Welcome to OpEdNews, Vincent. Please describe where you work on campus and what your office does.

December 14, 2009 Youth Media Reporter
Liz Dunnebacke and Vicki Mayer - Youth Media in the Aftermath of Disaster - Media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath showed myriad representations of suffering and loss. While heartrending, images of destruction were often de-contextualized, and journalists from the national media and documenters who popped in for some coverage often misunderstood New Orleans' complex urban experience.

December 2, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - Students Research Female Mardi Gras Indians - Cherice Harrison-Nelson and her mother, Herreast Harrison, are using the cultural traditions of Mardi Gras Indians to educate young people about the roles of women in society. This semester, the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women welcomed them to work with Tulane students on a documentary about the contributions of female Mardi Gras Indians.

November 19, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - Students Coach Young Debaters - Tulane students enrolled in the service-learning course "Aristotle in New Orleans" are coaching debate teams at three New Orleans middle schools. By using the rhetorical and dialectical methods of Aristotle and other ancient theorists, the university students are teaching the younger students how to debate. Watch this video of their debate preparation.

October 14, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin - Students Dig New Orleans - Archaeological mysteries that intrigued the likes of a real British archaeologist, Howard Carter, who discovered King Tut's tomb in Egypt, and the fictional adventurer, Indiana Jones, who chased the raiders of a lost ark, are being explored by Tulane students in the TIDES course "Loot, Plunder and Pillage: Ethics in Archaeology and the Art Markets."

October 2, 2009  The New Wave
Brandon Meginley - Students Probe City's Irish Past - New Orleans has a rich and diverse history. The stately Cabildo speaks to its Spanish past. Streets with French names abound. Creole and Cajun foods show up on menus across the city. And the Irish, well, they have their Channel.

September 22, 2009  The New Wave
New Wave Staff  - Cowen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Award - The national spotlight is shining once again on Tulane University, its president and the civic engagement programs that have been a major focus of its students and faculty members since Hurricane Katrina.

September 14, 2009  The New Wave
Mary Cross  - Let's Talk about Sex - Getting teens to talk is never a challenge. Getting teens to talk about sex is a completely different story. Tulane University's Upward Bound program, New Orleans theater company Junebug Productions and the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies recently teamed up to encourage open discussion about healthy relationships and HIV/AIDS in a creative writing and theater course for high school students.

September 3, 2009  The New Wave
Carol J. Schlueter  - Students in Prime Time Spot - Talk about prime time — when Tulane football debuts on national television this Friday (Sept. 4), Charles Gaspard's New Orleans family will have double the excitement. Not only will the junior wide receiver be on the field for the Green Wave, he also will be in a television commercial about Tulane that airs on ESPN during the game.

September 2, 2009  The New Wave
Mary Cross  -  Students Make it Right - By 8 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 29), a sea of blue- and green-clad students poured into the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus, anticipating their day of service for the 19th Annual Outreach Tulane. On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the event drew approximately 1,000 Tulane students who volunteered at locations throughout the New Orleans area.

August 16, 2009  The Star online
Sarah Chew  - Fruitful partnership - IT was an interesting exchange of sorts, research expertise for real life internship experience. Ten students from Tulane University's (Tulane) School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans in the United States (US), came to Malaysia for a month to help out in community projects, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Universiti Malaya (UM) and Tulane to facilitate student exchange and internships.

August 11, 2009  The New Wave
News Splash - Community Partners  The Tulane Center for Public Service and the Innovative Learning Center have joined forces to create the Center for Public Service Information System, an online forum that brings public service agencies and university faculty and students together.

July 28, 2009  The New Wave
Fran Simon  - Year of Service Opens New Vistas - When Stephanie O'Brien moved to New Orleans from New England last November, she had signed on for a one-year stint as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member. She had never been to New Orleans. Now O'Brien says she can't imagine leaving the Crescent City when her service ends.

April 24, 2009  The New Wave
Brandon Meginley  - Class Studies New Orleans Youth- Every Monday this semester, Michael Cunningham sits amid a circle of upper-level undergraduates and leads a discussion on the developmental psychology of New Orleans youth. Each week he asks his students to consider a question that is central to much of his own research: what are the circumstances and influences that allow children to succeed in life?

April 2, 2009  The New Wave
Kathryn Hobgood  - Professors Win Early Career Awards- Two professors in the School of Science and Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards. The grants will allow W T. Godbey and James Donahue to firmly establish their own independent research laboratories at Tulane University.

April 1, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis  - Students Break With Tradition This Spring- Traditionally, college spring break has been a time for fun on the beach or a trip home to visit family. Some Tulane students, however, are trading in their beach towels for a chance to help others in need. The Alternative Break program, coordinated by the Tulane Center for Public Service, organizes student-volunteer opportunities during the university’S spring break — and there has been no shortage of interested students.

March 27, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis  - Students Mentor Yourng Writers - Fifth- and sixth-graders at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans are starting a school newspaper with the help of Tulane University students enrolled in “The Teaching of Writing,” a course that introduces college students to the theories and practices of writing instruction. T. R. Johnson, an associate professor in the Department of English, says it’s an idea that he’d like to share with other colleges around the country.

March 26, 2009  The New Wave
Jane DiIorio  - Student Mural Brings Wetlands to Life - Their bodies extended in awkward positions and their gazes fixed pensively on the wall, Tulane students in mural drawing and painting class are creating a panoramic vision of Louisiana in one broad corridor of the Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School.

March 11, 2009  The New Wave
Kathryn Hobgood  - Biomedical Engineering Students Think Big for the Disabled -At the 20th annual Biomedical Engineering Design Show on Saturday (March 7), senior Tulane students debuted their designs for devices to assist people with disabilities. Program founder David Rice proclaimed the competition “the best showing ever,” as his students displayed a wheelchair-enhancing device, a playground obstacle course for wheelchairs and walkers and different classroom systems designed to make life easier for students with disabilities as well as their teachers.

February 25, 2009  The New Wave
Alicia Duplessis  - Talking About the Hip-Hop Generation-Tough questions about healthy relationships and HIV are being answered for sixth-grade students at Langston Hughes Academy Charter School by Tulane students enrolled in the course, “Hip-Hop, HIV/AIDS, and African and African Diaspora Studies.”

February 13, 2009  Tulane Talk
Scott Cowen  - Tulane's longtime commitment to public service, which has gained greater prominence and purpose post-Katrina, received some national recognition this week, for which we should all be proud.

February 11, 2009  The New Wave
Mike Strecker  - Tulane Honored for Service to Community -The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Tulane University for exemplary efforts and service to America’s communities with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

January 30, 2009  The New Wave
Mike Strecker - Fall ’09 Applications Shatter Record -Nearly 40,000 high school seniors from around the country have applied to be part of Tulane University’s 1,400-member fall 2009 freshman class, shattering last year’s record-breaking number of 34,125 applicants.

January 13, 2009  The New Wave
Fran Simon -  City’s Recovery Blossoms With Volunteer Help - Bridget Smith is a matchmaker. Since Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of thousands of volunteers have flooded into New Orleans offering their time and talent to help the city rebuild and recover. Smith, senior program coordinator of HelpNOLA at Tulane University, matches volunteers to jobs that need to be done.

January 8, 2009  The New Wave
New Wave Staff - Tulane Merits Carnegie Community Engagement Classification - Recognizing the ongoing commitment of Tulane University to public service and community service initiatives, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Tulane for its Community Engagement Classification, a list of 195 U.S. educational institutions that are focused on outreach.

January 5, 2009  The New Wave
Fran Simon -  Simply Excellent -Donning a Santa hat, Tulane President Scott Cowen set off at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, to deliver a holiday surprise to a select group of staff members who give of themselves all year long. Each of this year’s recipients of the annual Staff Excellence Awards was pleasantly caught off guard by a visit from the university president, who arrived bearing a check for $1,000.


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