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Social Innovation Attracts Interdisciplinary Work

By Abigail Bean and Alexandra Greengrass. Christopher Oliver, PhD, never expected to work with an academic center focused on social innovation. “I  was a little taken aback because when I heard the term ‘social innovation,’ I thought of business schools……

Fresh Food for New Orleanians, by design: The Liberty’s Kitchen + Top Box Foods Design Krewe

Photo: Anjali Prasertong Video: Jennifer Scarnato Miller Check out this video to learn more about a  collaboration. The Design Krewe was a project with Liberty’s Kitchen (LK) and Top Box Foods (TBF), where Taylor trained selected graduates of the Liberty…

Tulane researchers analyze design thinking in global health

Photo: Paula Burch-Celentano. By: Mary Johns. When a GE designer learned pediatric patients were often frightened by MRI scans, he transformed the experience into an adventure. With a touch of imagination, paint and special effects, the machines morphed into submarines…

Theaster Gates

NEWDAY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Theaster Gates (b. 1973, Chicago, USA) lives and works in Chicago. Gates creates work that focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation,…

Changemaker Institute update: Top Box Foods launches Healthy Corner Store Collaborative

Healthy Corner Store Collaborative grand opening event on Sept. 15, 2017. Photo courtesy Top Box Foods – New Orleans. Top Box Foods – New Orleans is co-coordinating a pilot project to increase access to healthy, affordable groceries in food insecure…

SE Professor studies effects of lead on mockingbirds

Photo: Paula Burch-Celentano By: Barri Bronston Note: Jordan Karubian is a Taylor Center Social Entrepreneurship Professor.  Could mockingbirds, known for mimicking the sounds of other birds, also be mirroring the effects of lead exposure in humans? Tulane University researchers have received…

SE Professor launches website to preserve vibrancy of local culture

Photo: Paula Burch-Celentano. By: Mary Cross. Note: Vicki Mayer is a Taylor Center Social Entrepreneurship Professor.  Whether filming the march of Mardi Gras Indians or recounting the history of Mimi’s in the Marigny, Tulane students have created articles, podcasts, photography, essays…

Aron Chang selected as 2017 Visiting Scholar

Aron Chang is visiting Taylor for a 12-month term beginning July 1. During his time with Taylor, Aron will engage with Taylor faculty, fellows, students, and staff through existing Taylor programming. Building upon his conversation with SE Professor, Dr. Thomas…

LAURA ROSANNE ADDERLEY APPOINTED TAYLOR FACULTY FELLOW

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is pleased to announce Laura Rosanne Adderley as a Taylor Faculty Fellow beginning February 20, 2017. Laura Rosanne Adderley is an Associate Professor of African Diaspora History at Tulane…

Taylor Senior Fellow Teaches Students to Explore the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is at most people’s fingertips everyday. But we may not understand its implications and complexities. “When you speak to Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa to retrieve info, or use Facebook, you’re actually engaging with artificial intelligence,” said Shawn Rickenbacker,…

JEANNE FIRTH SELECTED AS 2017 VISITING SCHOLAR

Jeanne Firth is visiting from the Department of Geography and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she holds a LSE Studentship. Jeanne is a PhD Research Student in Human Geography and the Environment and is part of…

Jesikah Maria Ross Appointed 2016-2017 Taylor Senior Fellow

The Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking is pleased to announce community media pioneer Jesikah Maria Ross as a 2016 – 2017 Taylor Senior Fellow. Ross will visit Taylor throughout the academic year to give lectures,…

SPREADING HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN TO RURAL KENYA: WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

Read about Maille Faughnan‘s experience as an HCD facilitator in Kenya. “Today, we are all human-centered designers,’ one participant proclaimed at the end of an all-day workshop. Others around him nodded; some cheered. The mood in the room was giddy…

Introducing Xiao Xiao: Inventor, Artist, Human Computer Interaction Researcher, and Spring 2016 Taylor Visiting Scholar

The Taylor Center announces Xiao Xiao as the Spring ‘16 Taylor Visiting Scholar. Xiao Xiao will be leading the module: Smash Course: Prototyping Interactivity for Music, Movement, and Medicine. This module will introduce a set of techniques for prototyping interactive…

@TaylorTulane: The intersection between tennis and social entrepreneurship

Seventeen years ago, Anna Monhartova arrived at Tulane University as a student-athlete on the tennis team. She’s still here after earning a doctorate in international development and co-founding a tennis and life skills program for schoolchildren after Hurricane Katrina. Now…

Liz Ogbu, Azby Fund Lecture, In collaboration with the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Forum Tulane

The Taylor Center is proud to announce that Liz Ogbu, the first Taylor Fellows Expert-in-Residence, will host a public lecture on  November 9, 2015 at Tulane University, School of Architecture at 6pm. A reception will be held at 5:15pm in…

Jane Wei-Skillern, PhD, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jane Wei-Skillern is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley.  She holds a PhD from Stanford University and her research focuses on the leadership and management of social enterprises. …

What Exactly Does Research in SISE Look Like?

Photo of a participant in The Cookbook Project, a social enterprise founded and run by Allisa Billfield and Tulane alum, Adam Aronovitz. Alissa is a featured speaker at the SI Sympsium. I have a really cool SI program to tell…

Cultivating An Ecosystem For Youth Development

Tulane University students work alongside high school youth at Grow Dat Youth Farm. The challenges of global youth employment are well documented (ILO, 2013). It is clear that youth around the globe without meaningful opportunities are much more likely to…

Have Research on Social Innovation?

Whether it’s in the preliminary stages or has already been published, apply to present it at the second annual graduate student-led symposium on social innovation! This year’s event, Discovering Social Innovation through Engaged Scholarship, is a one-day research symposium on Friday, March…

Phil Auerswald, 2013 Presidential Fellow at George Mason University, & Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Innovations

Philip Auerswald is the 2013-14 presidential fellow and an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University. His most recent book is “The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy”. He is the founder of Innovations, a…

Liz Ogbu: Designer, Urbanist, Social Innovator

Liz Ogbu is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long…

SE professor Dr. Laura Murphy discusses her work

Building upon Tulane’s strengths in civic engagement and service learning, we are proud to introduce the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors. Laura Murphy was named the Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship last spring. Murphy is…

Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka

Bill Drayton started the nonprofit organization, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in 1981 to help support and celebrate social entrepreneurs — individuals who create new and innovative ways to solve social problems. He is considered as the ‘godfather of social…

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