Renowned primatologist to visit University of Minnesota
For Immediate Release
April 8, 2008
Brian Graves, College of Veterinary Medicine, 612-624-6228, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Goodall to give College of Veterinary Medicine commencement address, public lecture
Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall will give the commencement address at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s commencement ceremony and present a public lecture. Admission is free and the events are open to the public. No reservations are required.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Public lecture: 11 a.m. to noon
Commencement: 7 p.m.
Public lecture: Mayo Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Commencement: Northrup Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
About Jane Goodall:
Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in 1960 under the mentorship of anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her work, at what was then called the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve, would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.
In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The institute is also widely recognized for establishing innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa and the Roots & Shoots education program, which has 8,000 groups in 96 countries.
Goodall travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth. She continually urges her audiences to recognize change through consumer action, lifestyle change, and activism.