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Primate research center moving to Duke

Posted March 17, 2011 11:28 a.m. EDT
Updated March 17, 2011 4:37 p.m. EDT

— 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.