Archive for September, 2013

TEDYouth Conference in New Orleans

TEDYouth Conference will be held this year in New Orleans! The cost to attend is free and they are bringing together more than 400 middle and high school students. Scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, and performers will share short lessons on what they do best. This year’s conference theme is ‘The Spark’ and is designed to look at new ideas that inspire and amaze.

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TEDYouth Conference 2013 in New Orleans 
Saturday November 16
Civic Theatre
 510 O’Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

If this is something you are interested in, please go to their website for more information.
http://blog.ted.com/2013/09/24/youth-of-new-orleans-ted-wants-you/

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September 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

Independent documentary film screening & discussion TODAY!

Greater New Orleans NOW and Forum for Equality presents, in association with the Newcomb College Institute, Independent Women’s Organization, the AAUW Greater New Orleans’ Branch and HRC Louisiana, a screening and discussion of ‘Miss Representation’.

TUESDAY 9/24
6:30-10p
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University
1229 Broadway Street
In the Woldenburg Art Center

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The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women have led to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence.
Following the film will be a discussion with women leaders in the community who will speak on their experiences as well as ways to help nurture future women leaders.

For more information or questions email: sarahjane.brady@forumforequality.com
For more information about the film visit: http://www.missrepresentation.org/

September 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

How to Do a Poster Presentation – free seminar!

Please join us for the next installment of the Tulane PRC and MCHLT’s “How-to” Communication Lecture Series where Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH,  will discuss how to create a poster that has great impact, reaches the appropriate audience, and contributes to the evidence base.

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Who: Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program

When: Sept. 24, 2013 from 12-1p

Where: Room 1208, Tidewater Building, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street

Other communication seminars this semester include:

Oct. 8, “How to Do an Oral Presentation,” led by Taby Ahsan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tulane Biomedical Engineering

September 19, 2013 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Past The Degree Seminar

Please join the Maternal & Child Health Leadership Program’s Past the Degree Lecture Series, which highlights public health professionals who graduated from the MCH and/or are working in the field of Maternal and Child Health, for our next lecture!

Our guest speaker is Callie Kaplan, MPH, who is the Research and Evaluation Manager at the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies.

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When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 from 12-1 pm

Where: Tidewater Building,  Room 2341 (GCHB Library), Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Shokufeh Ramirez at sramirez@tulane.edu or 504.988.3539

September 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

How to Do a Literature Review – Communication Seminar Today!

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The Tulane MCHLT is hosting “How to Do a Literature Review,” a free communication-skills seminar today, Sept. 10, at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

What: Today’s seminar will cover the basics of literature searching, library resources at Tulane and how to use the Matrix Method in conducting literature reviews. This is the first of three seminars in the fall 2013 Communications Seminar Series, sponsored by the Tulane MCHLT and the Tulane Prevention Research Center.

Speakers:

  • Elaine Hicks, MS LIS, MPH, MCHES, Education/Health Literacy Librarian, Tulane Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
  • Kathryn Parker-Karst, PhD, MPH, Assistant Director, Tulane Prevention Research Center

Where: Room 1208, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street

The seminar is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Naomi King Englar at nking2@tulane.edu or 504.988.7410.

Other communication seminars this semester include:

Sept. 24, “How to Do a Poster Presentation,” led by Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager at Tulane MCHLT

Oct. 8, “How to Do an Oral Presentation,” led by Taby Ahsan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tulane Biomedical Engineering

(All fall 2013 communication seminars will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1208 at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.)

September 10, 2013 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Intern-Social Media

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an innovative, politically and social media savvy intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA web site, Face Book page, and Twitter Page.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the social media activities to support this agenda.

Job Location: The intern will be housed at Loyola University.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to PM-NOLA website redesign and content.
  2. Monitor and post on all online platforms (blogs, forums, social networks and website.
  3. Conduct online outreach and promotions.
  4. Facilitate PM-NOLA website and social media optimization.
  5. Conduct and establish key word analysis to enhance user search.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in political science, marketing, English, or communications,
  2. Marketing or business administration with substantial or proven experience on the web and effective use of social media at the organizational level.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.

 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. A solid understanding of policy and education issues affecting youth in New Orleans.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Ability to think proactively and function independently
  7. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.
  8. Should possess basic knowledge of the Place Matters initiative and be able to articulate program goals.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to OrleansPlaceMatters@gmail.com

September 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Administrative Intern

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an ambitious, well-organized intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA office.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the office including routing phone calls, maintaining and organizing meetings, keeping minutes, scheduling events, etc.

Location: This intern will housed at Loyola University in an office space to be determined.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Organize the PM-NOLA office.
  2. Manage and follow-up on phone calls and route callers to the appropriate PM-NOLA Team.
  3. Coordinate PM-NOLA Team meetings.
  4. Maintain meeting notes and facilitate follow-up on meeting and program activities.
  5. Assist with organizing PM-NOLA press releases, publications, issue briefs etc.
  6. Assist with routine programmatic research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in business administration, public administration or general studies.
  2. Proven experience with effective administration in non-profit or with a university program.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.

 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  4. Strong attention to detail.
  5. Ability to think proactively and function independently.
  6. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to OrleansPlaceMatters@gmail.com.

September 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment


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