Press Releases

TitleJane Goodall Media Events
ContactDenise Ward
Contact E-mailwardd, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659, ext. 6994

When/Where: April 16-17, 2008, The University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

April 16

3:20 p.m. Tree planning with USD Anthropology Club, behind Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)

3:30 p.m. Press Conference, IPJ, Room G

Press Credentials Required

Please limit flash photography and photos to first 3 minutes of press conference

Broadcast outlets and photographers will be asked to sign a Terms of Use For Recording Agreement on site

4 p.m. Goodall discussion with WorldLink Youth Program students, IPJ Theatre. She will talk to nearly 200 area high school students about her global Roots & Shoots program.

Media Parking available in the IPJ South Lot

April 17

Goodall public lecture “Reason for Hope”, 7 p.m., Jenny Craig Pavilion on USD campus.

Media Seating is available upon request

Please limit flash photography

About Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, a pioneer in the study of chimpanzees, began her landmark studies in Africa in 1960. Goodall was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2002. She is also the recipient of the French Legion of Honor, National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s Kyoto Prize and the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence. In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II named Goodall a Dame of the British Empire.

Her extensive list of publications includes overviews of her work at Gombe chimpanzee preserve in “In the Shadow of Man” and “Through a Window,” as well as two autobiographies in letters and a spiritual autobiography “Reasons for Hope.” “The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior” is recognized as the definitive work on chimpanzees. Goodall has also written many books for children.

For additional information on Goodall and the various programs of the Jane Goodall Institute, go to or

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