Goodall will speak and answer audience questions during Sept. 9 event
TAMPA, Fla. (July 21, 2014) – Dr. Jane Goodall, the scientist behind the landmark study of chimpanzee behavior and a leader of environmental conservation, will speak at the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the USF Sun Dome. USF’s College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring the event in collaboration with USF’s Frontier Forum lecture series and University Lecture Series.
In her lecture, Goodall, a United Nations 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. 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.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the USF Sun Dome Box Office.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.