Jane Goodall to speak at UI March 10

Jane Goodall to speak at UI March 10

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The renowned chimpanzee researcher and environmentalist will take the stage at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Jane GoodallPhoto by Stuart Clarke, courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute

Jane Goodall will present a lecture, “Sowing the Seeds of Hope” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the University of Iowa campus. A book sale and signing will follow the address.

No tickets are required. Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees should enter at the south and west entrances of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Organizers encourage those attending to keep in mind that backpacks, large bags, and photography will be restricted.

About Goodall

Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania in 1960. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, she 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 widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa and for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, its global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Goodall travels an average of 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.

Her honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and, in 2003, was named a Dame of the British Empire.

Goodall’s visit was made possible by the University Lecture Committee and supported by the F. Wendell Miller Fund. Media inquires may be directed to Rebekah Hoeger at rebekah-hoeger@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this event, contact the University Box Office in advance at 319-335-3041 or 1-800-346-4401.

Media advisory

Television and newsprint media will be allowed to video record and take photos for the first five minutes of Goodall’s address. Since her presentation starts at 7:30 p.m., members of the media need to be in place by that time.

There will be a press opportunity from 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to the lecture on Monday, March 10, at the HotelVetro in downtown Iowa City.

If you are a member of the press that wishes to attend, please notify Nathaniel Richmond at nathaniel-richmond@uiowa.eduno later than noon on Friday, March 7.


Kelly Soukup, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, 319-335-3059


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