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Morgan Parker: A Reading by the 2019 Arons Poet

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
The Diboll Gallery of Newcomb College Institute (The Commons, room 300)

Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by Delacorte Press on September 24, 2019. A debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World / Random House. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow.

"Obama Mama" Film Screening

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Stone Auditorium | Newcomb Art Museum

"The Judge" Film Screening

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Stone Auditorium, Newcomb Art Museum

THE JUDGE provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.
Come watch the film the New York Times calls "defiantly upbeat" with remarks from Sally J. Kenney.

Newcomb College Institute - Under the Oaks

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Uptown Campus
Dixon Auditorium

Under the Oaks is a ceremony hosted each year by Newcomb College Institute during Commencement week. At Under the Oaks, we honor Newcomb College Institute award recipients, Newcomb Scholars, Mortar Board members, Newcomb grant recipients, Newcomb Alumnae Association award recipients, outstanding faculty, and the Newcomb College Class of 1969. 

RAFIKI film screening

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.
Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, RAFIKI won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. This event is co-sponsored by GESS, NCI, and Africana Studies. 

Krewe de Newcomb

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

Uptown Campus
Josephine Louise Ballroom

Celebrate the carnival season and discover how to get involved with Newcomb College Institute! Come learn about our internships and more than 20 student organizations. You’ll have a chance to meet student leaders, join student groups, and sample over a dozen different flavors of king cake.

Fridays at Newcomb: Anastasia Gage

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Women’s Work, Gender Roles, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria”
Bio: Anastasia J. Gage is a Professor at the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University. She earned her B.A. from the University of Sierra Leone, Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Ghana, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has extensive research experience on reproductive, maternal, and child health, gender-based violence, women’s empowerment, and adolescent health in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Tulane, Dr. Gage was a Technical Officer - Performance and Results Monitoring for the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival II Project. Dr. Gage has served as Tulane Principal Investigator for sub-agreements on USAID- funded projects, such as MEASURE Evaluation, APHIA II Evaluation (Kenya), and the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Associate Award. She is currently Technical Director for MOMENTUM - New gender-transformative integrated model for first-time parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is the 2014-2017 President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and currently serves on the United Nations High-level Advisory Board on Economic and Social Affairs.

Fridays at Newcomb: Nghana Lewis

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: “Prioritized”: The Hip Hop (Re)Construction of Black Womanhood in Girlfriends and The Game
Bio: Dr. Nghana Lewis is a proud Alumnus of Newcomb College, from which she graduated in 1994, with a degree in English.  She went on to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  She has practiced law for close to ten years, focusing primarily on criminal defense, labor, civil rights, and social security litigation.  Dr. Lewis’ research and teaching cross-sectionally focus on black literary and cultural studies, criminal justice reform, and black women’s health.  Her presentation is excerpted from the third chapter of her current book manuscript, Black Women’s Health in the Age of Hip Hop & HIV/AIDS. 
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public.

Anne Boyer: the 2018-19 Florie Gale Arons Poet

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Anne Boyer’s poetry books include The Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and the 2016 CLMP award-winning Garments Against Women.  Her newest book is a collection of essays and fables called A Handbook of Disappointed Fate, and a memoir, The Undying, is forthcoming from FSG in 2019.  Boyer is the winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction and poetry. She is an Associate Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Judith E. Wilson Poetry fellow at Cambridge University for 2018-2019.
Florie Gale Arons graduated from Newcomb College in 1950. Her daughters established the poetry program in 1999 in honor of her 70thbirthday. It continues today in her memory. Mrs.’ Arons posthumously published collection, Unspoken Words, is available at the Newcomb College Institute, the Tulane Bookstore, and independent bookstores.