New Orleans area higher education briefs for March 11, 2013

Student honored
by home builders

Bryan P. Hughes, a Delgado Community College architectural design technology student, has received the 2012-2013 National Association of Home Builders Outstanding Student Award.

Hughes was nominated by Professor P. Victor Mirzai, and the award was made by the Home Builders Institute/National Association of Home Builders national office in Washington, D.C. Hughes is a candidate for graduation in May and is also a self-employed residential contractor.

String Quartet
to perform at Tulane

The EmersonString Quartet will perform at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall at 8 p.m. March 19 as the 58th chamber music season of the New Orleans Friends of Music continues.

The concert will be preceded by a free lecture at 7 p.m. by John Joyce of the Tulane music department.

The Emerson Quartet program will include works by Hayden, Bartok and Schumann. Tickets are available online at www.friendsofmusic.org or at the door for $30 (free admission for Tulane students). Parking is available at Tulane’s Diboll Garage off Willow Street, with a free shuttle before and after the performance for concert attendees.

Panel discussion charts city’s future

Andrew Young,Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial will discuss strategies for economic growth in the city when Dillard University hosts “New Orleans in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Making of Modern Atlanta” at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The program, which will be held in the Georges Auditorium of Dillard’s Professional Schools Building, will include a reception at 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Young, a former mayor of Atlanta, is the 14th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Morial is president and CEO of the National Urban League.

Norman Robinson, senior news anchor for WDSU-TV, will moderate.

The participants will examine the lessons learned during Young’s tenure as the mayor of Atlanta and seek to apply them to New Orleans today.

Labor economist
to speak at Tulane

In celebration of Women’s History Month, labor economist, author and political commentator Julianne Malveaux will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rogers Memorial Chapel on Tulane University’s uptown campus

She is the guest speaker for the Anna Julia Cooper Project, on Gender, Race and Politics. Her talk, “Slipping through the Cracks: The Status of Black Females,” will investigate the intersections of gender and race from an economic perspective. Malveaux is president emeritus of Bennett College for Women and the founder of Last Word Productions, Inc.

Marshall fund holds institute at Hyatt

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s annual Member Universities Professional Institute will be held March 24 through 27 at the Hyatt Regency.

The institute will focus on improving retention, graduation and career readiness in science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics.

Workshop topics include “Using Writing in the Sciences to Establish Quality STEAM Participation,” “Closing the Gaps in College Preparation: A Secondary Education Perspective,” and “Securing and Administering Faculty Research Grants.”

Tulane named
to service honor roll

Tulane University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction this week for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Tulane received the designation from the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. The agency also leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

UNO set to host
national conference

The University of New Orleans Master of Public Administration graduate program will serve as local host for the annual national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, held Thursday through March 19 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

About 1,400 visitors are expected to attend the conference that will bring academics, civic leaders, federal and state government leaders, nonprofit leaders and urban planners from around the world to New Orleans to address emerging topics related to public management. The 2013 conference is titled “Governance and Sustainability: Local Concerns, Global Challenges.”

Delgado invites teens to campus

Teenagers who want to attend the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission Teen Council College Readiness Seminar at Delgado Community College Saturday should resister by Wednesday.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the City Park Campus Student Life Center, Building No. 23, 615 City Park Ave. The College Readiness Seminar will provide information about a Delgado education to area high school students. Academic and student affairs departments will have representatives to talk about educational opportunities at Delgado, including transfer to four-year institutions.

Participants are asked to register for the event at http://www.mydelgadoevent.com by Wednesday. The event is free, and lunch will be provided.

Delgado expands social media courses

The Digital Media Education Center at Delgado Community College is offering a new series of courses related to social media and search-engine marketing.

Course topics include search-engine optimization, content marketing, link building, email marketing and liveblogging, as well as courses that prepare students for certifications, such as Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

To help promote this series of courses, Delgado is partnering with Constant Contact and 5 Stones Media to present a free seminar, “Social Media Marketing Made Simple,” on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Delgado’s City Park Campus, 615 City Park Ave., Building 8, Room 117.

The event is free and open to the public. However, participants are required to register online at http://events.constant
contact.com/register/event?llr=ao9jkobab&oeidk=a07e75f07rz744f904f.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau