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DURHAM, NC (AP) — The Jane Goodall Institute Research Center is coming to Duke University.

Duke officials confirmed Thursday the extensive field data on chimpanzees that Goodall gathered during 45 years in Tanzania is being moved to Durham from University of Southern California. The move was first reported by WRAL-TV.

Goodall will be at Duke on March 28 to speak about the new research center.

A university spokeswoman said the director for the institute will be Anne E. Pusey, chairwoman of Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology. Pusey has previously collaborated with Goodall and helped convert the primate expert’s archives to electronic form..

Goodall is considered the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She also is known for her work on conservation and animal welfare issues. She opened her primate center 20 years ago at USC.

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