SOLD OUT... Dr. Jane Goodall for DeCoursey Lecture Series
Tickets for Jane Goodall are SOLD OUT. If you were unable to obtain tickets: 500 overflow seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Stieren Theater on the Trinity campus, where attendees can view a live stream of the event. Those doors will open at 6:30 p.m. You are welcome to return to Laurie Auditorium afterward to purchase a book and have it signed by Dr. Goodall. For those not attending on campus, the event will also be live streamed and archived on live.trinity.edu.
Trinity University Press presents the 2015 - 2016 DeCoursey Lecture, The Jane Effect ~ An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall at Trinity 's Laurie Auditorium on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Join renowned primatologist Dr. Goodall as she reflects on her 55 year career advocating for chimpanzees and the environment.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is general admission.
Due to an event at Alamo Stadium, parking is limited and you should expect traffic delays. We advise you to arrive early.
Parking will be available at all campus parking lots. Special needs parking will be available in the Laurie Auditorium parking garage. If driving, we request you enter campus on Oakmont Court from the Shook Avenue side. Signs will be posted around campus, and police will be available to direct you and answer questions. If you are near the Trinity campus, please consider walking. We also encourage carpooling and the use of public transit.
The event celebrates the publication of the book, The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall, edited by Dale Peterson and Marc Bekoff. The new book was published in honor of Dr. Goodall's 80th birthday and features more than 100 testimonies by Goodall’s friends and colleagues highlighting her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, and advocate for animals.
Following her lecture, Dr. Goodall will autograph copies of The Jane Effect. Because of time considerations, Dr. Goodall he will NOT be available for any other signatures or to sign any other books. She will only sign one book per person and will not personalize your book with a name and message, only a signature. No photographs with Dr. Goodall will be allowed.
In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.
Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots connects hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 130 countries who take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.
Dr. Goodall 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. Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize.
In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire. For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org. You can also keep up with Jane on social media as she journeys around the world nearly 300 days a year through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
The DeCoursey Lecture series is made possible by a gift from the late Gen. Elbert DeCoursey and Mrs. Esther DeCoursey of San Antonio.
(Photo of Dr. Goodall by David S. Holloway.)