Media interview session with Jane Goodall and process for covering lecture URI Honors Colloquium talk Sept. 19

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WHO: Jane Goodall, the renowned animal behavior expert, conservationist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and United Nations Messenger of Peace, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. as part of the University’s premier lecture series, the Honors Colloquium: Origins: Life, the Universe and Everything.  Her talk is titled “Tomorrow & Beyond: 40 Years of the Jane Goodall Institute.”

MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY–Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Ryan Center, 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza. Since time is limited with Dr. Goodall, a moderator will direct the flow of questions. There may not be enough time for all media representatives to ask questions. The Ryan Center Media Work Room will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. and remain open after the lecture to allow reporters to file their stories. There will be a media walk through at 6:30 p.m. to explain guidelines for covering the main lecture, which begins at 7 p.m. URI Marketing and Communications will provide sandwiches and beverages for the media after the Q&A session. There will be no time for individual interviews with Dr. Goodall.


Reporters, photographers, broadcasters and videographers who wish to cover the event need to email Dave Lavallee in the Department of Marketing and Communications at and Nancy Gillespie at for tickets/credentials. We need this information by Friday, Sept. 15 at noon.

Tickets/credentials will be provided the day of the event at the Will Call window at the north entrance to the Ryan Center. Please provide your name, title, news organization, cell number and email when responding to this media advisory.

Broadcast outlets will be restricted to recording only the first 5 minutes of the lecture. Professional still photographers with authorized media credentials will be able to photograph the entire event, but they should not use flash.

Videographers/photographers will need to have a special media pass, as they will be allowed to move about the arena. We ask that they be aware of their surroundings and not block patrons’ views. We normally ask photographers to kneel and to shoot the majority of what they need from the side, but we do allow them to shoot from the center aisle for a couple of photos.


FOR QUESTIONS: Call Dave Lavallee, URI Marketing and Communications, 401-874-5862 or 401-874-2116