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Date, Time, Place: Friday, October 26, 12:00-1:30PM, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Room B12 (basement)

Presenter: Professor Stephen Ostertag, Tulane University, Department of Sociology

Title: Collective Trauma, Coping, and the Cultural Work of Blog Use in Long-term Disaster Recovery

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

  • Dixon Hall, Room 118

9 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Mike Fitts, President, Tulane University

9:15 a.m. Session One: University Leadership

Chair: Charles B. Knapp, President Emeritus, University of Georgia


Workshop Facilitator: lisa Hooper (Howard-Tilton Memorial Library)


In this one hour workshop we will review basic definitions, look at examples, and collaboratively identify existing Tulane digital resources that may used as open educational resources (OERs) in your teaching. Although not necessary, you are encouraged to bring a syllabus for one of your existing courses or a syllabus in development.

Presenter: Raquel Horlick (Howard-Tilton Memorial Library)



Curious about publishing in an OA journal but worried about the quality of the publication? Confused over article processing fees, and the different types of open access formats currently available (ex., Gold, green, and hybrid)? This workshop will provide an overview of OA Publishing, including types of OA policies, resources to evaluate publishers and journals, and how OA can promote your research.

Featured Panelists: 

Theodore S. Owers, III and Matter Miller (Carver Darden)

Greg Stein and Shafin Khan (Tulane Office of Technology Tansfer and IP Development)

Elizabeth Townsend-Gard (Tulane Law School)



Panelists will share their experiences with fair use publishing and access - they will talk about the challenges in determining if fair use applies, how to produce information with fair use in mind and the challenges of complying with fair use laws.

The intersection of environmental protections and human rights has become a critical point for advocacy and activism. It is difficult today to talk about human rights, without also discussing environmental justice, climate change, and the rights of nature. The reverse is also true. Around the world, activists, lawyers, and judges have begun developing new and creative methods for addressing this nexus of environmental justice and human rights, and, in the process, are working to reframe how we think about the human-nature relationship.

Graduate Student Seminar: National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Culture Workshop: Marina Zaloznaya, University of Iowa

Culture Workshop: Craig Willse, George Mason University. "Civilizing the City: Race, Nature, and Gender in Gentrifying Los Angeles"

The Scholars Strategy Network-New Orleans will sponsor an Op-Ed Writing Workshop for scholars. The opinion editor from The Advocate, Danny Heitman, will be on hand to advise. Light meal served. Must RSVP in advance at