A Visit to the Jane Goodall Research Center

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 3:59pm

This past October, as part of Jane's autumn 2009 United States lecture tour, she visited the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Jane Goodall Research Center on campus. The Center was established in 1991 when Jane was appointed as USC's Distinguished Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Occupational Science and is currently led by Professor Craig Stanford, who serves as co-director of the Center.

The Center spearheads projects in both archival and field research. Many of Jane's original fieldnotes from her work at the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania are housed here. The Southern California office for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program has also found a home on USC's campus.

Although Jane is on a perpetual global speaking tour, traveling over 300 days per year worldwide, she still visits the Center every other year to personally check on its progress. While visiting, Jane gave a  public lecture to over 1,000 USC students and local Roots & Shoots members.  

Jane and Mr. H made a stop at USC's Jane Goodall Research Center before speaking in front of 1,000 students on campus.
Jane poses with staff members of the Jane Goodall Research Center.
Professor Craig Stanford (far left) joins Jane and other supporters at the University of Southern California.

Photos by Mary Lewis

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