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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: ‘Their Wicked Conduct’: Women, Gender, and the Formation of Families in Early French Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands
Bio:  Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is a Ph.D. Candidate of U.S. History at Fordham University. Her research interests include Borderlands History, Gender and Sexuality, and Early U.S. History. She earned an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego and a B.A. in History from Loyola University New Orleans. She examines the experiences of African, European, and Indian women living within and near the colonized spaces of the North American Borderlands. She is currently writing a dissertation, titled “Reading the ‘Bans’: Marriage and Kinship Practices in French Colonial Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands, 1682-1782.” At Newcomb College Institute, she is the Manager of Technology Initiatives, where she works with students, staff, and faculty on projects relating to Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, and Instructional Technology.
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title TBD
Biography: Blanche Cook is a historian, professor of history, and author of a three-volume biography about Eleanor Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One 1884-1933; Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933-1938; and Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962. She is a Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, as well as at the CUNY Graduate Center. She received the 2010 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. Cook contributes frequently to newspapers and periodicals, including The New York Times, and has received numerous awards for her work.
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public, and lunch is served. 

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. 

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.