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Primate research center moving to Duke

Posted March 17, 2011

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— Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist, plans to move a research center to Duke University, school administrators said Thursday.

Goodall will visit Duke on March 28 to formally announce that the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center will move from the University of Minnesota to the Durham campus.

Anne Pusey, chairwoman of Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, will be the director of the new research center, which houses more than 50 years of Goodall's field data from Tanzania.

Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her more than 50 years of study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. She also has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

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  • dmccoy Mar 17, 2011

    BRING IT ON NC CAN USE THE JOBS CALL LABOR READY TO HELP WITH THE MOVE CLEAN UP THE CAGES WHAT EVER THEY NEED

  • geosol Mar 17, 2011

    Glad to see this coming to our area. More science, less ignorance please.

  • ncxbones Mar 17, 2011

    or, melanie, he could be a Duke fan. Here's your sign.

  • fatchanceimwrong Mar 17, 2011

    Maybe if they put the cimps on the basketball team UNC will stand a chance next time.

  • TheDude abides... Mar 17, 2011

    Interesting Jane Goodall video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NmCmfdFAhQ&feature=player_embedded

  • ncxbones Mar 17, 2011

    wait, a conservative claiming genetics as causality for behavior? STOP THE PRESSES!!

  • jp11 Mar 17, 2011

    Apes from California. Duke does not need any more 'liberaling up'.

  • Dark of the Moon Mar 17, 2011

    Maybe they will research the faulty gene that allowed 20% of the population to become liberals.....LOL

    Charlton Dude

  • OGE Mar 17, 2011

    Hopefully they can study Cameron Crazies.

  • corey3rd Mar 17, 2011

    hopefully these apes won't attempt to make a new NC-APE currency.