Welcome to the Tulane OISS Blogger. Here we will post our weekly newsletter for easy access.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Weekly Digest for March 7th, 2018
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - Wavestarter Campaign, Ogden After Hours, International Food & Music Festival, Global Cafe, International Spouses and Partners Conversation Program, The Global Observer, Emergency Fund
HAPPENING AT TULANE - TULAP: Immigration Counsel, Project IX, CEA Resources, XAi Easter Trip, Maya Symposium, Graduate
Career Workshops, Salary Negotiation Tips, NCI Grant Writing Workshop, Holi Celebration, Festival Latinx
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Tulane Shuttles & Transportation Hiring, Louisiana Osteoporosis Study, Catholic Charities Refugee Opportunities, Taylor Center Fellowships, NCI Internships
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS - St. Patrick's Day & St. Joseph's Day Parades, BUKU Festival, Celebration of Afro-Colombian Women Art Exhibit, Buena Vista Latin Dance Party
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
Emergency Fund - Wavestarter Campaign
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), together with the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) and the Undocumented Student Support Committee (USSC), is proud to have launched the International/Undocumented Student Emergency Fund Campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to support students with severe financial hardships in order to ensure that they are able to remain at Tulane and graduate. This is especially significant given that undocumented, 'dacamented,' and
international students are not eligible for federal or state aid, including work-study, and they are ineligible for most loans. Feel free to share the link within your networks, and if you are interested in getting more involved reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 music from a local jazz band!
International Food & Music Festival
When: 4/14/18, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: Newcomb Quad
Join the Office of International Students & Scholars and Office of Multicultural
Affairs this April for our annual International Food & Music Festival! There will be food from all around the world, music performances by local bands as well as students, and cultural displays and activities!
Click here to perform, host a cultural booth or purchase tickets.
Downtown Global Cafe: Fulbright Program
When: March 13, 3:00-4:30 PM
Where: Tidewater Building, Diboll Gallery, 1F
Come learn about the Fulbright Program and meet
Fulbright scholars. The program offers grants to study, teach, and conduct research for both international and U.S. students. Could Fulbright be your next step?
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.
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
Celebrate the beginning of spring with the India Association of Tulane by coming to the festival of colors,
Holi! We'll be throwing colored powder, eating delicious food, and listening to incredible music!
This event is free and open to the public!
When: 3/10/18, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Where: LBC Qatar Ballroom
GENTE at Tulane is excited to bring you the second annual Festival Latinx! Dress to impress, grab your dancing shoes, and come out
and enjoy live performances. There will be a live band, bachata and salsa dancers, free and authentic Latin American foods, a photo booth, and good company. Come and celebrate Latin America’s diverse and colorful culture with us!
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.
NCI Grant Writing Workshop
When: 3/13/18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building
The workshop will feature techniques aimed at enhancing grant writing and application skills.
Participants will also learn more information on grants available through the Newcomb College Institute (NCI) and Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC). Presented by NCI, NTC, and the Academic Learning & Tutoring Center.
Enjoy the Easter holiday on the beautiful beach in Gulf Shores, AL with your friends from
Chi Alpha Internationals.
Dr. Rajkumar Nathaniel came to the United States as an international student from India, and is now a professor of Biological Sciences at Nicholl's State University. His research focuses on bacterial pathogens. He will be sharing about his story of faith, the Christian meaning of Easter, as well as the intersections of Faith and Science. You won't want to miss his amazing stories!
To more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Hosted by the Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute, this year's symposium will explore how the ancient Maya conceived, planned, and conducted warfare throughout their history. A free keynote lecture given by Dr. Mathew Restall will take place Friday 3/9 from 6:00-7:15 PM at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The lecture challenges previous impressions of the Maya's defeat due to colonialism, using the topic of Maya warfare to urge us to think differently about their bellicosity, responses to invasion, and the periodization of Maya
Where: Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building
DR. SHANTAY BOLTON, Vice President of Tulane University’s Office of Human Resources, will guide
participants through the steps of salary negotiation. Learn how to quantify the market value of your education, skills, experience and audacious uniqueness, conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary, and create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.
Grad & Post Doc. Career Workshops
Networking: Establishing, Building, and Maintaining Professional Relationships
Led by Catherine Pugh
and Margie Cartwright (SPHTM) and Briana Mohan (OGPS)
Note: students must register for BOTH Part 1 and Part 2 (on April 5, 9 – 10:30) of this workshop
Project IX: Design To Combat Sexual Assault
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.
Join us as we reflect on the progress initiated by women who dared to persist, journeying through the three waves of feminism to bring monumental moments in 'herstory' to life. Watch the layers unfold as dancers portray the trials and triumphs generations of women have faced in an eclectic arrangement of storytelling. Meet the unyielding Suffragists who paved the way, our own Nola Sazerac Stormers, the role reversing Rosie the Riveters, 'bra burners’ who fought to pass landmark legislation, the evolved working woman, the objectified woman. HerStory highlights the rise of the modern movement for justice, where empowered women around the world have marched for humanity and
Loyola's Women's Resource Center &
the Center for International Education will be hosting a Celebration of Afro-Colombian Women in Art and Photography. The exhibit includes work by Antonia Zennaro, a documentary photographer and social artist who works on long-term projects in conflict zones and their aftermath, exploring memory, traditions and the human condition. She will also be giving a talk on her recent work dealing with threatened Afro- Colombian cultural traditions.
Buena Vista Social Latin Dance Party
When: 3/9/18, 10:00 PM
Where: Dragon's Den
Enjoy Latin music and fun every Friday night at the Dragon's Den! This week will
feature Pipe Estrada & Rolando Marquez.
No cover, open to the public.
St. Patrick's Day Parades
When: Saturday, 3/17/18
Irish Channel Parade (1:30 PM):
The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its Annual Mass and Parade celebration at St. Mary's Assumption
Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets) followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine)
There is also an annual downtown St. Patrick's Day parade, which begins at 6:00 PM on the corner of Burgundy and Piety in the Bywater, proceeds roughly up Royal, across Esplanade to Decatur, up Canal to Bourbon. The parade makes several "pit stops" on its way to Bourbon St.
The Italian-American Marching Club was established in 1970 by Joseph Cardenia and friends. Every year they celebrate St. Joseph's Day in true New Orleans style with a parade!
The event begins with pizza, wine and Italian music, before the marchers who are dressed in black tuxedos march through the French Quarter. Locals and visitors line the streets to join the celebration and the marchers exchange salutations, hand out silk flowers and fava beans, as they dance and sing through the streets.
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
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.
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.
Taylor Student Fellowships and Graduate Assistantships
If you are searching for a dynamic job with colleagues who are passionate about social and environmental change or hoping to develop your leadership skills with other Changemakers working to create a more just and equitable society, check out these opportunities at the Taylor Center for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Design Thinking (DT) Student Fellow (4 positions)
Communication & Marketing (C&M) Student Fellows (3 positions)
CI+ Social Venture Accelerator GA (1 position available)
Life Design GA (1 position available)
Research and Scholarship in Social Innovation GA (1 position available-pending funding approval)
Design Facilitation for Social Impact GA (1 position available- pending funding approval)
Applications are due March 23rd at 11:59 PM. Apply here.
NCI Internship Info Session
When: TODAY 3/7/18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: LBC, Kendall Cram Room
If you are looking for an internship, this is the information session you need to attend! Hear presentations from
CAE, CPS, NCI, NTC, Tulane Career Center, and the Taylor Center about internship resources to help you find, fund, or earn credit for your next internship.
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.