HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - Chinese New Year Celebration, Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale, Refresh Community Market, New World Rhythms, Buku Festival
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
OISS/CGE News and Events
Ogden After Hours
When: 3/22/18, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Join the OISS for a wonderful evening filled with music and fun! The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosts a night of extended
hours and entertainment every week. Peruse the exhibits or enjoy local music as well as music from all over the world.
TUPals will be hosting a mentor-mentee meet up to re-purpose all those Mardi Gras Beads we got! We encourage you to bring your Mardi Gras beads, as we will be creating carnival mosaics! We will also be having pizza. We look forward to seeing you there!
We would also like you to fill out this form about your experience as a mentor or mentee so far.
The Global Observer
Calling all study abroad alumni, international students, professors, and globally-minded Tulanians!
Contributors are free to submit their own pitches and ideas, but might start off by thinking about what tourism means in their experience, the impacts of tourism, or navigating the transition between tourist and resident while abroad. Submissions are needed ASAP! The deadline for first draft submissions is set for February 28th, final submissions will be due in
Career Wave will start at 7:30 AM at the LBC, this Saturday, February 24th
Take-Me-To: At 11:45 AM at the LBC (Bldg. 29) Food Court.
Get the most out of this year's Career Wave! Join members of the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and other international students for sharing ideas, networking and career tips, at the LBC's Food Court before you go out to the different sessions. Also make sure you
review the agenda to make sure you attend the sessions that most interest you. Feel free to contact us for more information.
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.
Working under the direct supervision of an attorney, law students at TULAP’s Immigration Consultation program will provide bimonthly legal assistance sessions and provide a free initial consultation to individuals seeking immigration advice. Consultations are confidential as mandated by lawyers’ professional code. All Tulane staff, faculty and students seeking immigration advice are welcome to make an appointment with TULAP here.
If you are in F, J, H or TN status, please note that the Office of International Students and Scholars is your primary point of contact for questions related to your current status.
Newcomb College Institute Programs
NCI Grant Info Session:
When: 2/26/18, 1:00 -2:00 PM
Where: 7025 Freret St.
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.
Wave of Change
In the spring of 2017, Tulane University conducted a campus climate survey on sexual violence and harassment for all full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The response was a true demonstration of our community commitment to this issue as nearly half of all Tulane students, 47%, completed the survey – among the highest rates in the nation. The results were released at a Town Hall meeting on 1/31/18. To watch the archived video of the meeting, click here.
Following the dedication modeled by our students, the university launched the Wave of Change initiative which promises to seek and implement innovative solutions to sexual violence on campus. One of such solutions is Project IX, a student-driven design thinking project with the goal of bringing the community together to positively impact Tulane culture and approach. Look to the right for more info.
The Tulane International Society is hosting an International Food Tasting for you to try food from different parts of the
world! We’ll be serving Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Vietnamese cuisine! Make sure you come out for good food and to meet cool students from different countries.
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! Contact Derrick Buck, email@example.com, for more information.
Career Workshops: Considerations for International Students
When: Thursday, 3/1, 9:30-11:00 AM
Where: Korach Conference Room 208, LBC
Co-led by Kabir Hingorani (OISS) and Briana Mohan (OGPS)
In this 9 week (1 credit) seminar, students will work on multi-disciplinary teams to research, design, and prototype real solutions to be implemented on campus to combat sexual assault. At the end of the semester, students will present solutions to the administration for funding and implementation in Fall 2018.
We will meet weekly between February 19th and April 30th on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm.
Who is in the room: Project IX team, students, topic advisors
This process is purposefully centered around student experiences, ideas, and insights.
The International School of Louisiana in partnership with Xavier University of Louisiana is excited to invite you to the Chinese New Year Block Party. It will run alongside the farmers market, with Chinese Lion Dance, Beijing Opera, and Chinese traditional music performances. Local restaurants will provide delicious Asian cuisine. The farmers market opens at 9 a.m.
The weekly Monday market offers local produce, homemade kimchi, cocoa-fruit leather, pesto, and salad dressing. The ReFresh Project is an innovative fresh food hub dedicated to providing healthy and affordable food to the Broad Street neighborhoods, coupled with community engaged programming, education and training designed to promote the health and wellness of the surrounding communities.
Friends of the Public Library Book Sale
When: Every Wednesday & Saturday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Are you an avid reader? Join other book lovers at the Latter Library twice a week! The group hosts sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. Books also are sold at the Algiers Regional Library on Saturday mornings.
Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival
When: 3/3-3/4, 11:00 AM
Where: Congo Square
This festival celebrates the historic role of Congo Square as the birthplace of
American music. The Tom Dent Symposiums feature panel discussions in topics relating-the mixture of world cultures that took place at Congo Square, as well as the best of African drumming and dance, together with music from Africa, the Caribbean and the American South!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.