Come to our next Global Cafe to enjoy coffee, cookies, 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.
When: Various Times and Dates (See flier). Today from 3:00 - 4:00 at Newcomb Hall (Bldg. 74), Room 120.
Where: See flier
The OISS is kicking off OPT Season with informational workshops 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.
OISS Night with the Pelicans
Where: Smoothie King
Price: $31 (Includes transportation, a photo on the court, and a shirt!)
OISS is taking a group to the New Orleans Arena on Monday, February 26th to watch the New Orleans Pelicans play the Phoenix Suns at 7:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to watch a great game. All who attend that come with this group will also have an opportunity for a post-game photo on the Pelicans court, and will also get a T-shirt!
Pizza and Prep 2:
Classroom Participation & Culture
When: 2/6/18, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Caroline Richardson Building (Bld. 84), Anna Many Lounge
Join OISS staff and members of the Academic Learning and Tutoring Center for an info session about classroom participation and culture. This is a great opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your classes here at Tulane and also learn about US classroom culture
and resources to support you as a student. We will also enjoy some pizza during this informal presentation.
International Spouses and Partners English Conversation Program
The International Spouses and Partners English Conversation Program was created to provide non-credit English instruction to the spouses and partners of Tulane international students, scholars, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and staff. The courses meet on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 during the fall and spring semesters. The courses focus on improving students’ English speaking and conversation skills, vocabulary, and understanding of American culture.
HAPPENINGS AT TULANE
League Sports Deadline: 2/6/18
Looking to get outdoors, be active, and make friends? Join any of Tulane's intramural sports teams, including flag football, outdoor soccer, and dodgeball! If smaller competitions are more your thing, join the singles or doubles matches!
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.
Mardi Gras Mile
When: 2/5/18, 4:00-5:00 PM
Where: Berger Lawn (LBC Quad)
Put on your best Mardi Gras costume and join TU Rec for a 1-mile fun run through campus!
Registration will take place on the LBC Quad the week leading up to the race. Refreshments are provided following the race and top runners will be presented awards!
Newcomb College Institute Programs
NCI Grant Info Sessions: 7025 Freret St.
2/20/18, 3:00-4:00 PM
2/26/18, 1:00 -2:00 PM
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 through this link.
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
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.
Additionally this weekend the parades of 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus (see below), and also Barkus (Sunday) will be rolling, don't miss them!
Where: Marigny *starts & ends
at St. Claude Ave/Press St.
This Sci-Fi themed Mardi Gras parade consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays loving (and sometimes satirical) homage to the full spectrum of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and everything in between. They make all of their own throws and even developed a method for casting their own custom bead medallions. Chewbacchus is a model of creative collaboration and has grown into a self-sustaining tradition.
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.
Prospect 4 International Art Exhibition
When: Every day through February 24th
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!
Shuttles & Transportation is Hiring!
Tulane's Shuttles & Transportation is currently hiring student employees, for both driving/office jobs. These jobs are eligible to international students (they do not require work-study). If you are interested in driving you would need to have a valid U.S. driver's license.
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.