February 9, 2007

Good Morning:

I am looking forward to helping kick off the official opening of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute tomorrow, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Art Center.

The Newcomb College Institute was established last March as part of the Renewal Plan Tulane University adopted in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Institute will present speakers, seminars, workshops and numerous other programs all designed to enhance women's education and carry on the legacy and traditions of Newcomb College.

Rebecca Mark, interim executive director of the Newcomb College Institute, and I will offer our thoughts on the importance and promise of this dynamic and exciting new dimension of Tulane University.

After the official opening, journalist Lisa Ling, special contributor for The Oprah Winfrey Show, former co-host of ABC's The View and current host of National Geographic's Explorer, will speak. A reception at the former Newcomb Dean's residence will follow.

Lisa Ling's presentation is the keynote address of Educating Women for a World in Crisis, the inaugural summit of the Newcomb College Institute. This four-day event will feature women leaders from around the world exchanging ideas on subjects including global warming, women refugees in Afghanistan, women in war zones, gender, art and social change. New Orleans women, who have been helping to put our city back together, will also lead city tours and answer questions about their work.

To attend the official opening and Lisa Ling's talk please call 504-862-3108. To attend other events of the Educating Women for a World in Crisis summit please call 504-865-5422.

Have a great weekend,


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