Jane Goodall Media Events

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 www.janegoodall.org or www.rootsandshoots.org.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.