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Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, will be speaking at USF on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
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USF to host legendary scientist Jane Goodall

TAMPA, Fla. –- Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, the scientist behind the landmark study of chimpanzee behavior and a leader of environmental conservation, will be speaking at the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the USF Sun Dome. The College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the event in collaboration with the Frontier Forum lecture series and the University Lecture Series.

In her lecture, Goodall, a U.N. Messenger of Peace, will discuss her experiences in nature and her enthusiasm for botany, sharing simple goals everyone can take to protect nature. Following her lecture, there will be a question and answer segment moderated by Eric Eisenberg, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Goodall’s newest publication, “Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants,” along with many of her other publications, will be available for purchase following the lecture discussion. A book signing will take place at the conclusion of the event.

In 1977, Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute, which is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.

Goodall, who celebrated her 80th birthday in 2014, 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.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 23. The event is free for current USF students; however, students must reserve their tickets in advance by logging into their “My USF Bulls Account.” For USF faculty, staff, alumni and the general public, tickets can be purchased through, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the USF Sun Dome Box Office.


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Author:Melissa Moreno