Since we are officially in full Mardi Gras season, come to our next Global Cafe to make your own Mardi Gras Mask! Enjoy coffee, pastries/King Cake, and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. For international and internationally-minded Tulanians.
Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
Pizza and Prep: Public Transport & Bike Safety Tips
When: 1/24/18, 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Caroline Richardson Building
(Bld. 84), Anna Many Lounge
Join OISS staff and members of the Tulane Police Department for an info session about bike and road safety, tips on using the Tulane Shuttles, and public transportation here in New Orleans. As international students and scholars, some of the laws and customs regarding road safety might be different than where you are from/used to.
This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about being safe while getting around, and also enjoy some pizza!
Staff from the OISS and Workforce Management will host an informational overview of F-1 and J-1 employment. Come and learn about finding an on-campus job, immigration regulations, internship opportunities both as a student and post-grad, and even how to apply for a social security card and other necessary documentation to start your employment successfully.
OPT/STEM Uptown Workshop
When: 1/31/18, 3:00-4:00 PM
Where: Newcomb Hall, Room 120
The OISS is kicking off OPT Season with an informational workshop and new drop off
times. Learn how the OPT process works for F-1 students. In order to be eligible for OPT you must have held a valid non-immigrant status for at least one academic year. OPT allows you to work in your field of study for up to 12 months (36 months for certain STEM fields). If you are graduating in May, we highly suggest that you attend this session.
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
Graduate & Professional Student Reception Downtown
When: Friday, January 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Building, Diboll Auditorium
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting their Graduate and Professional Student Reception Downtown. Enjoy some food and beverages with your peers.
Prepare yourself with the essentials of how to work a career fair: know what to wear, how to get there, and who to talk to at the Spring Career Expo on Friday 2/2/18 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Open to all international students.
Email School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Advisor, Catherine Pugh, email@example.com with questions.
Celebrities (Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay, others) will join leaders from the left and the right to discuss how to repair American politics, here at Tulane University. The Saturday night celebration will take place from 8:00 - 10:30 PM at McAlister Auditorium and will feature guest
speakers, live music, and comedy.
The Mediterranean Sea on Fire
When: 1/25/18, 5:00-7:00 PM
Where: LBC, Room 201
Dr. Hakim Abderrezak (University of Minnesota) examines "the burning of the Sea," or the unauthorized crossing of the Mediterranean. His talk focuses on recent cinematic and literary productions from Morocco, Algeria, France, Spain and Italy. Abderrezak contends that many artistic representations that have appeared since the mid-1990s are a response to a hegemonic discourse about the phenomenon and the common portrayal of clandestine migrants and refugees.
Newcomb College Institute Programs
NCI Grant Info Sessions: 7025 Freret St.
1/25/18, 12:30-1:30 PM
1/29/18, 12:00-1:00 PM
2/20/18, 3:00-4:00 PM
Various more dates.
Learn all about the grants and programs offered at the Newcomb College Institute. If you cannot make any of the schedule sessions, you can always schedule a time to meet with me through this link.
Spring Activities Expo
When: January 26th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Devlin Fieldhouse
Check out this activities expo in January which will feature many of over 200 Tulane student
organizations, clubs, and more! Get a chance to meet student leaders and hear first hand about the organizations!
If you would like to table for your organization, register here by Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00 am CST!
If you are interested in learning more, participating in research, or referring others contact: projectIX@tulane.edu
Anonymous story booth: 504-291-7434.
Project IX is a student-centered design project to tackle sexual
violence on campus. We had our first session, an open-call to students, on November 1st where we started to more deeply understand your needs, desires, fears, and frustrations. We began to envision what a campus free of sexual violence, harassment, and sexism could look like.
We have an ambitious two-phase project planned - to both engage deeply with students to understand the issues and then to facilitate student-led teams in designing solutions to those issues.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS
Krewe du Vieux
When: January 27th, 6:30 PM
Where: French Quarter
Check out one of the first major Mardi Gras parades, the Krewe du Vieux. Born of the remains of the Krewe of Clones, which began parading in 1978, Krewe du Vieux marched for the first time in 1987. It is noted for wild satire and political comedy, as well as for showcasing some of the best brass and jazz bands in New Orleans! It will begin on the corner of Decatur St. and Marigny St. and travel through the French Quarter.
Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
Carnival season officially begins on January 6 every year and continues through Fat Tuesday, which falls on the day before Ash Wednesday. This year’s parades will take place between January 6th and February 13th, 2018.
Where: Multiple Locations - Click here for full details!
Prospect presents the work of diverse local, national, and international artists in unique and culturally exceptional venues, creating an optimistic cartography through the education and engagement of residents and visitors. Check out the 4th iteration: The Lotus In Spite of The Swamp, which celebrates New Orleans' unique cultural landscape as a creative force!
Check out the third iteration of the Blue Library, a photographic answer to the first US travel ban. The project's intention is to show the similarities of daily life in these affected countries alongside the lives of average American, while also embracing the unique cultural differences. Participating artists are from the US, Somalia, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen.
Foreign Language Speaker Needed!
If you speak a language that is not on the following list, you are eligible to be a speaker for ANTH 6420, Linguistic Field Methods. We are looking for someone to spend time with our class and share your language once a week starting in March. There will be a stipend given at the end of the semester.
Please contact Nathalie Dajko at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like more information!
Languages Not Needed:
English, Spanish, French, German, Kaqchikel, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Swahili, Lunyore, Lumaragoli, Lubukusu, Isukha, Kikuyu, Akie, or any Slavic language
Tulane University's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is conducting a research project on osteoporosis. If you are eligible to participate, you would receive at no cost a Bone Health Assessment, which includes a bone density test. Compensation for your time and travel is provided for the one-time, 2-hour visit. We will also validate your parking if needed.
If you are interested in participating please visit the links above. You will be invited to their clinical recruitment sites at 1440 Canal Street (11th floor) for clinical tests to determine whether you are eligible.
Catholic Charities: Volunteering Opportunities with Refugee Service
Catholic Charities with the Archdiocese of New Orleans is having volunteer opportunities in the following areas:
Currently they have a high need of Rohingya, Somali, Dari, Pashto, Farsi, and Fulani speakers. If you are interested and want more information click on the flyer or contact email@example.com
OISS Is On Social Media!
Check out our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Website!
Follow us on social media to get all the latest news, information, and events that are sponsored/promoted by the OISS.
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international students, scholars, and staff at Tulane's downtown campus to
meet with an OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER!
Protect yourself from online threats! --
Visit eAcademy (https://tulane.onthehub.com) and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection.
These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.
fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.
The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations. Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane
University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the global community.