ADST projects support theoretically sophisticated research or program development that has practical application to historical, cultural, political, social, economic, and/or public health issues affecting black communities. Of particular interest to the program is the development of projects that bridge ADST's programmatic mission with the needs and concerns of black people living and working throughout Greater New Orleans and projects that provide for the cultivation of research skills among undergraduate students.
The HIV/AIDS Music Project is an electronic database featuring music in all genres by artists from throughout the world that fosters critical reflection, dialogue, and action aimed at encouraging people to know their status; dispelling myths about HIV/AIDS; and eliminating stigma. The database is accompanied by a curriculum that highlights the database's multiple instructional benefits, including how it can be used to introduce theoretical issues relevant to the study of music and narrative.
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the rich culture and history of the Central Gulf South. The Center is a platform for interdisciplinary work on this region’s unique history, identity, and culture. With a focus on the Central Gulf Coast and areas of the Caribbean and Latin America that have impacted the culture of the Gulf Coast, the Center helps to raise awareness of the traditions and heritage of this region. Through partnerships with community, national, and international institutions, the Center integrates research and curriculum on the Gulf South into broader programming such that the region’s culture will remain vibrant for future generations.
The Newcomb Art Gallery is located on Tulane’s campus and its programs are free and open to the public. The gallery allows the local community to enjoy the famous works that often adorn the walls of the Newcomb Art Gallery. The Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible.
The only professional theatre in the Gulf South region dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare, this festival was established in 1993. The goal of the festival is to expose the local community to the famous works of William Shakespeare.
Tulane University’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Programs offer teacher education courses designed for students preparing to teach in Early Childhood PK-3, Secondary 6-12, and Dance K-12 through their Non-Masters/Alternate Certification programs. Students in the program complete various service learning courses and a rigorous practicum field placement in local New Orleans public schools.
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