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Initial funding to create the Center for Bioenvironmental Research was awarded to Tulane and its university research partner, Xavier, in 1989 by the Department of Defense. Additional funding for the CBR is provided by participating universities, federal and private grants and contributions, and industry. With these funds the CBR is able to acquire and maintain equipment and facilities, as well as to recruit established scientists in the field. The CBR promotes the use of science in the formulation of public policy and offers expert communication about environmental health risks and their management. To achieve these goals, the CBR is establishing an active partnership with business, government, and interested members of the public in order to make the CBR’s research responsive to the needs of the entire community. The CBR is particularly concerned with resolving environmental issues facing Louisiana and the Gulf South region.

The CBR is comprised of researchers in fields ranging from Anatomy to Molecular Biology, from Ecology to Physical Chemistry, and from Chemical Engineering to Computer Science. With researchers in over twenty-five disciplines, the CBR is the quintessential interdisciplinary program.

The trans-university and trans-school capabilities of the CBR provide the ability to form, disperse, and re-form research teams of extraordinary capability and power. In this way, the CBR represents an approach to research and teaching that exceeds and transcends that of any single school, or single department. The CBR provides a model for the interdisciplinary university of the future.

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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.