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EEB Departmental Seminar: Changemaking Ecology: Using basic research to catalyze social innovation

Joan Wennstrom Bennett has been a Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University since 2006. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was on the faculty at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, for over thirty years. The Bennett laboratory studies the genetics and physiology of filamentous fungi. In addition to mycotoxins and other secondary metabolites, research focuses on the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by fungi. These low molecular weight compounds are responsible for the familiar odors associated with the molds and mushrooms.

12:15 p.m. Stibbs Room
Speakers:

Patrick Norton, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Noel Wong, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Please join Noel Wong and Patrick Norton for a special session to discuss the future of technology in higher education, including strategies for leadership, innovation, enterprise and research data management, and the digitized evolution of Tulane’s business processes. A question and answer session will follow.  

1:00 p.m. Race Room
Speakers:
Soundarapandian Pandidurai, Hexaware Data Scientist; Adrienne Garber, Dell Senior Higher Education Strategist; and Nick Brigman, CompuCom Vice President of Digital Strategy

2:00 p.m. Stibbs Room
Speaker:
Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, Microsoft Azure Data Platform and Analytics Architect
Join Microsoft’s Power BI platform architect and author of Crushing the IT Gender Bias for a discussion of her experience in Information Technology and a question and answer session on the role of women in technology.  

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"The future is what you make it. So make it a good one." - Doc Brown, Back to the Future
This year at Tech Day we will be looking to the future of the university experience. Big data and artificial intelligence sound like science fiction but they are today’s reality. Join us and meet some of the thinkers and practitioners who are making these technologies accessible in your classroom, research, and beyond. We have some ideas but we need your input to make them real. Join us to meet some of our new partners and experience the future today. 
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A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life

From April 28 through May 1, 2020, the Tulane University School of Social Work Center for Life Long Learning (CLL) will host an externship for Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT). Participants will learn the following through a combination of lectures, observation of live interviews, and role-play exercises. 
Identifying the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy
Observing marital distress from an attachment perspective
Helping couples
recognize and deescalate problematic patterns of interaction

Due to the current unrest in Chile, this event has been postponed until further notice. Please continue to monitor the Stone Center website for rescheduling information. 
Editorial Director Andrea Palet presents the history, philosophy, and ongoing projects of Editorial Laurel, a publishing house founded in Santiago, Chile in 2014. Her presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by a reception. **This event will be held in Spanish.** 
About the Latin American Writers Series

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