Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at UA Oct. 5

Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE. Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.

Photo: Stuart Clarke

Quick. Name your favorite primatologist.

Chances are you can’t, because chances are, you don’t keep up with the primatologist scene. But if you can name a primatologist, it’s probably Jane Goodall, who will speak at the University of Arkansas on Friday, Oct. 5 inside Barnhill Arena.

Goodall, who is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, became a household name in the 1960s for her work studying wild chimpanzees on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika at the Gombe Stream Reserve. Her book The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior is recognized as a milestone in the understanding of chimpanzee behavior.

She will give a lecture entitled “Making a Difference: An Evening with Jane Goodall” at a special 10th birthday celebration for the UA Honors College, and will be signing books immediately afterwards.

The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.