You are invited to a lecture and book signing by
Stony Brook's very own Patricia Wright!
Morgan Freeman will be narrating the
IMAX 3D Documentary that Patricia Wright is working on!
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Linder Theater (Enter at 77th Street)
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
$15 ($13.50 students, seniors)
Free for Members (Reservations required; call 212-769-5200)
About the Book
From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ‘80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. Before primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright became the world’s foremost expert on lemurs, she was enchanted by another primate—Aotus, the owl monkey, or “monkey of the night.” But along her journey to discover the behavior of these unique nocturnal creatures, Wright found more than she expected about family, human nature, and herself.
About Patricia Wright
Patricia Wright, PhD is an accomplished American primatologist, anthropologist, and conservationist. Considered to be one of the world’s foremost expert on lemurs, Wright is best known for her 26-year study of social and family interactions of wild lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. She is the founder of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) and Centre ValBio (CVB). Wright has worked extensively on conservation. In the late 1980s she spearheaded an integrated conservation and development project that, in 1991, led to the establishment of Ranomafana National Park.
Wright has received many honors for her conservation work in Madagascar. Among many other honors, in 1995, she received the prestigious” Chevalier d’ Ordre National” National Medal of Honor of Madagascar, from the President of Madagascar.
Dr. Wright is currently a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. She supervises students in two doctoral programs at Stony Brook: Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolution.
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