Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

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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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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.

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Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email crcrts@tulane.edu.

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.