Blog - Where in the World is Dr. Jane?
Jane's Spring 2010 USA lecture tour kicked off at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York on April 14. Passing by Niagra Falls, Jane drove from Toronto, where she had previous speaking engagements, for a very special lecture -- the first in the United States to mark Gombe 50, a global celebration of Jane's pioneering chimpanzee research and inspiring vision for our future. The lecture was titled Gombe and Beyond: The Next Fifty Years.
Jane and Nona Gandelman at work in New York City on edits to Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe--A Tribute to Five Decades of Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation. This coffee-table book will be released this year -- the 50th anniversary of Jane's groundbreaking chimpanzee research at Gombe National Park in Tanzania. The book is being published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang.
Photo by Mary Lewis
While Jane was stuck in Washington, DC during the epic snow storm last week, she recorded a video message about what she's been up to recently. Take a look at Jane's video update from the road. Although many of Jane's appointments were unfortunately cancelled, she still was able to pay a visit to National Public Radio's Science Friday program. You can hear the interview here in case you missed it!
If you have ever met Jane in person you know that she is never without Mr. H, a unique toy monkey with a special story. Here in Jane's own words is the story of her traveling companion:
One of Jane's passions is living a vegetarian lifestyle. Being vegetarian is healthier not only for the consumer but also the environment.
As Jane travels the world - and airport after airport - she meets many people along the way. Often the interaction starts when someone whispers "is that really Jane Goodall?" and Jane responds with a cheerful "Hello! How are you?"
With Jane on a perpetual world speaking tour and traveling to every corner of the globe, you can imagine what a variety of "Jane in action" shots we have ! To showcase some appealing images, every week we will be featuring one special photo of Jane. The new feature will be called "The Jane Photo of the Week."
Jane's message really travels. In the Jane Goodall Institute offices we receive emails from people around the world who are inspired by Jane's work. A few months ago, we received an original cartoon by an artist in India named Harsha Nagaraju. Harsha, a Jane fan, was motivated to draw the cartoon after seeing several TV shows about Jane. He wanted to point out that Jane's research is about chimpanzees, while having a little fun too!
Jane is no stranger to television interviews. Over her 50 years of work, she has appeared on a variety of of well-known, traditional news programs. But this past November, Jane let her hair down -- so to speak -- to reach a new audience by appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the popular news satire program on Comedy Central.