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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Members and friends of the New Orleans Chapter of Scholars Strategy Network (SSN), you are invited for an evening of networking, network mapping, and conversation. This event will be taking place virtually on December 1st, from 4-6 pm.
The evening will begin with an address by President Tetlow on how critical it is for faculty to do work that impacts the world and the importance of bringing that work into the classroom to benefit students. 
Then, we will turn toward facilitating relationships and discuss areas for collaboration. In lieu of a traditional networking approach, this activity will focus on finding and growing our areas of interest so that we can encourage both social and work-driven collectives. Through a network mapping activity, we will: 

• Identify areas of common interest and possible group initiatives/chapter subcommittees centered around your interests. 
• Identify opportunities for collaboration among membership and friends of SSN, so that we can build relationships both amongst our members and with outside stakeholders. 
• Better navigate which policy-relevant and other opportunities the chapter can respond to. 
Be sure to reserve time on your schedule to attend this convening and resource mapping event for our local Scholars Strategy Network chapter. 
Please register for the event via Eventbrite:
We look forward to seeing you there on Tuesday, December 1st from 4-6pm. 

Please reach out to Frankie Weinberg at if you have any questions!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award,  and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.  
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC’63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.