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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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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.