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MEDIA ADVISORY: Jane Goodall to Speak at MU

September 17th, 2014

Story Contact: Jesslyn Chew,

WHO: World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall will visit the University of Missouri Sept. 17 to speak about her new book, her life and work, and environmental issues.

Goodall is best known for her research on chimpanzee behavior, which laid the foundation for future study in the field of primatology and helped redefine the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a global organization supporting primate research in Tanzania as well as community-centered conservation efforts in Africa. In 2002, Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace because of her work with her youth program, Roots & Shoots. She was named a Dame of the British Empire in 2003 for her service to conservation and the environment.

Goodall’s visit to MU is sponsored by the Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values and
Ethics, Missouri Students Association/Graduate Professional Council Speakers
Committee, Mizzou Advantage, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor’s Fund, the
Mizzou Alumni Association, the Organization Resource Group, the Mizzou Speakers Series and the Department of Student Life.

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17
Mizzou Arena

NOTE: Tickets are free for MU students, $10 for the public and are available at the MSA/GPC Box Office or at

Media who plan to attend Goodall’s lecture must RSVP to Jesslyn Chew at before Sept. 17 to receive a press pass. Media who have not RSVP’d by that date will be denied entry to the lecture.