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Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come over to the NCI House (7025 Freret St.) anytime between 12:30-1:30 PM to have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI staff. This program is open to all students. Students are also welcomed and encouraged to study at the NCI House anytime we are open. Food will be supplied until it runs out. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
City Diner in the LBC

The Newcomb Department of Music furthers its mission of introducing students to New Orleans culture with Jazz at the Rat, a series of concerts held in City Diner (aka Der Rathskeller or The Rat), on the garden level of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). Hosted and curated by jazz pianist and Newcomb Department of Music professor Jesse McBride, each live performance features accomplished New Orleans musicians, jazz legends, and visiting artists, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane's Jazz Studies program. All concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Arynne Fannin, Newcomb Department of Music, at afannin@tulane.edu or 504-865-5267. Click here for driving directions to City Diner.
Presented by The Lagniappe Series and Newcomb-Tulane College.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge, Caroling Richardson Building

Rethinking School Shooters: Queer Futures, Gay Panic, and the Right to Victimization
A lecture by Dr. Rachel Levitt, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Kansas State University
3:30pm on March 28, 2019
Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building
Some of the most well-known school shooting cases have used the legal defense that the shooter was justified because he was retaliating against the homophobic bullying he endured. However, unlike the bullying cases that center young gay people's experiences with homophobic harassment, these school shooters' defenses require a different relationship to sexuality, race, and gender. In this talk, Rachel Levitt will highlight three school shooter cases and what they reveal about the law, homophobia, racism, and who is seen as a victim. 
Rachel Levitt is an Assistant Professor in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department at Kansas State University. Dr. Levitt earned their PhD in American Studies from the University of New Mexico with dual graduate certificates in Women Studies, and Race and Social Justice. Their research focuses on the subjects of queer liberation and places those subject formations into historical, social, and legal context. 
This lecture is sponsored by Newcomb College Institute and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 3:30pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

Uptown Campus
Lab Theatre, McWilliams Hall

The Newcomb Department of Music Musical Theatre Workshop presents
Spring Awakening
music by Duncan Sheik book and lyrics by Steven Sater
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30 at 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31 at 2pm
$5 with Tulane ID $10 for Students and Seniors $15 for General Admission
Newcomb Music Department
Tickets are Required
$5 with Tulane ID $10 for Students and Seniors $15 for General Admission
For more information on this event, please visit https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/music/news

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge

Title: “Gulf Coast Communities: Environmental Challenges, Looking to the Future”
Bio: Amy E. Lesen is Research Associate Professor at the ByWater Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans. Lesen works on the coast and in urban estuaries. The overarching theme of her work is the interrelatedness between environmental and human social dynamics in coastal cities and coastal communities, and how those systems are influenced by environmental change and climate variability. Most of her current work focuses in New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast. Lesen also does research and writing about the intersection between science and the arts, disaster resilience, informal science learning, public engagement, science communication, participatory research, and interdisciplinarity. She was Associate Professor of Biology at Dillard University from 2007 until summer 2014. Lesen has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Marine Fisheries Biology and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Integrative Biology with a concentration in biological oceanography and paleoceanography. She joined Tulane University in September 2014. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Lesen was chair of the Biology Department at Dillard from 2009 to 2012.

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. 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 2:30pm

Uptown Campus
Lab Theatre, McWilliams Hall

The Newcomb Department of Music Musical Theatre Workshop presents
Spring Awakening
music by Duncan Sheik book and lyrics by Steven Sater
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30 at 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday, March 30-31 at 2pm
$5 with Tulane ID $10 for Students and Seniors $15 for General Admission
Newcomb Music Department
Tickets are Required
$5 with Tulane ID $10 for Students and Seniors $15 for General Admission
For more information on this event, please visit https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/departments/music/news

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
7025 Freret Street

Come to an NCI Information Session to learn more about the NCI summer internship grant, research grants, PLEN grants, the NCI Women to Women Mentoring Program, and more. The sessions are at the NCI House (7025 Freret) on the second floor in the Wisdom Dining Room.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
TBA

N(ora). K. Jemisin is a Newcomb College alumna (NC 1994). She writes speculative fiction: novels, multi-book series, and short stories. In 2016, she became the first African American writer to win the Best Novel Hugo Award, for The Fifth Season. In 2018, she was the first author to win three Hugos in a row, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She has also won a Nebula Award, two Locus Awards, and a number of other honors.
 
Jemisin will read from her work, and Lauren Wethers of Newcomb College Institute will interview her.
 
 

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