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NMSU hosts presentations from Nason Foundation Scholars

New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host research presentations from three 2013 Nason Foundation Scholars at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.


Each of these students won a travel grant funded by the Nason Foundation, to pursue their research in a Latin American country: two in Guatemala and one in Venezuela.

Angela Medina Garcia, a biology doctoral student, will discuss her study of parrot intelligence among anacondas, mosquitoes and bulls in the Venezuelan plains.

Iliana Villegas, who is pursuing a master's degree in anthropology, will talk about an ethnographic perspective of human trafficking and human rights in Guatemala.

Addison Warner, who is also working towards a master's degree in anthropology, will present an in-depth investigation to the function of chultuns, underground storage facilities in Uaxactun, an ancient ruin of Maya civilization, which is located in present day Peten, Guatemala.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu.