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Tulane Honors Program

Friday, January 12, 2007

Welcome back!

Dear Students,
I suspect that many of you will be heading back to campus this weekend and I just wanted to extend a warm welcome!

As you gear up for your first week back, please mark your schedules for the first round table of the semester – one that was inspired by you! Having received the suggestion that we recognize Martin Luther King Day with a round table on diversity, we contacted Prof. Michael Cunningham of Psychology who has been involved at all levels on campus in promoting diversity. He will speak in Butler Hall on Thursday, January 18 at 4:30 on “Diversity includes all of us at Tulane… Or does it?” Refreshments will be served to complement the discussion. Please join us for a discussion on why we want diversity and what we can do to make it happen.

Next week I’ll send you the entire list of round tables for the semester, but know that topics planned – many of which came from your suggestions – range from

• “Internships: How to Make Sure You Get on Board” and “Why Travel Abroad?” to a session entitled “Word to the Wise,” which will consist of a panel of seniors sharing advice about writing the Honors thesis (even freshmen will want to hear this, I promise!)

• a screening and a discussion led by Professor Pavlovic, Spanish, on Almadovar’s film Live Flesh to a jazz performance followed by a discussion by Professor Landis, Music, on New Orleans jazz

• and a number of round tables that will spotlight Honors students and the work, research, and outreach that they are doing.

And that is just the beginning of the great things we have planned! Special separate luncheons are planned for sophomores and juniors and a faculty member of their choice in February, an Honors barbecue on April 2 will signal the opening of Honors week, and, of course, there is the senior reception to celebrate the graduating class!

So, here’s looking forward to an eventful, enriching, and exciting Spring 2007!

Pack those bags, board that plane, and make your way to the new UC to buy your books!!!
See you soon,
Dr. M.