Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

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Tulane National Primate Research Center (formerly Delta Regional Primate Research Center) is one of seven nationally funded primate centers under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health. Established in 1962, it is located in Covington, LA on a 500-acre tract of land.

The Center is part of Tulane University Medical Center and is dedicated to using non-human primates in biomedical research. Its staff includes approximately 20 scientists and 100 support personnel. The research programs include the disciplines of bacteriology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, pathology, parasitology, primate medicine, reproductive physiology, urology and virology. The center also serves as a research resource to investigators from a number of other institutions. Opportunities are available for advanced students to participate in various aspects of the research.




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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce a two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves.

More information coming soon!

Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.