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The National Center for the Urban Community at Tulane and Xavier Universities had its origins in a unique cooperative endeavor agreement between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the city of New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and the Tulane and Xavier Universities. The 1996 agreement was designed to facilitate the recovery of HANO, then widely recognized as one of the most troubled housing agencies in the country.

Today, HANO is off the troubled list and its residents are benefiting from the dynamic, holistic partnerships the NCUC has formed with government, community, and private sectors.

The National Center works with a wide range of organizations and institutions to administer a series of initiatives that involve universities, students, faculty, staff, and, often, alumni. These programmatic efforts contribute to learning, to the quality of teaching and research and to the quality of life in the communities with whom we learn and serve.

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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.