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Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies. The colonial history of the gulf south region is fraught with infractions to the sovereignty of Indigenous governance, land rights and physical bodies.

Democracy in Retreat? Master Planning in a Warming World
March 29, 2019
Tulane River and Coastal Center
1370 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA 70130

On April 5th,  Dr. Bill Maurer will give the final talk of the Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series 2018-2019: An Exploration of Power Through Practice. 
Please join us for light refreshments at 3:30 pm and the talk at 4:00 pm (see abstract below). 

“The varsity Sport for the Mind,”  FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.  It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team.

9:30am: Light Breakfast
10:00am: Opening Remarks by Christopher Dunn, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Africana Studies, Tulane University
10:15am: Kris Lane, Professor and Chair of History, Tulane University
"Mining the Margins of Amazonia: The Long View"
11:00am: Seth Garfield, Professor of History, University of Texas
“The Miracle of the (Guaraná) Loaves: Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Scientists' Visions of Amazonia Transformed”
11:45am Felipe Cruz, Assistant Professor of History, Tulane University

Aaron M. Hyman, Johns Hopkins University, is a historian of the art of the Spanish Empire, with a focus on the long seventeenth century in colonial Latin America and the Southern Netherlands. His interests include paradigms of artistic authorship and collaboration, the transmission and circulation of objects, and early modern print culture.

Featured Panelists: 
Theodore S. Owers, III and Matter Miller (Carver Darden)
Greg Stein and Shafin Khan (Tulane Office of Technology Tansfer and IP Development)
Elizabeth Townsend-Gard (Tulane Law School)
Panelists will share their experiences with fair use publishing and access - they will talk about the challenges in determining if fair use applies, how to produce information with fair use in mind and the challenges of complying with fair use laws.

Graduate Student Seminar: National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Title: ‘Their Wicked Conduct’: Women, Gender, and the Formation of Families in Early French Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands

Hiring students to help with classes and research can be mutually beneficial, but it's important that faculty follow proper procedures. Student employees make up the largest percentage of Tulane's workforce, come learn about what it takes to get your students hired and gain some tips on how to manage them effectively.
Please RSVP. Lunch is provided!