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Dr. Jane Goodall

GU’s Presidential Speaker Series presents this primatologist and conservationist during GU’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Goodall’s lecture is titled, “Making a Difference: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall.” It will focus on what she’s learned aboutaffecting change in the environment, and the amazing things she has learnedabout chimpanzees and humanity.

In 1960, the London-born Goodall began her half-century, landmark study of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in what is now Tanzania. Under the tutelage of famed anthropologist Louis Leakey, she witnessed chimpanzees making and using tools – the first of her many significant discoveries that have become foundational to primatological research. Goodall, who earned a Ph.D. in ethology in 1965 from Cambridge University, founded the global Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. Since 1986, she has directed her energy toward educating the public about the connections between humans and primates and the world they share. She has earned worldwide acclaim for her advocacy work for the environment, animal rights, and humanity.

Tickets go on sale in January.