We are deeply saddened by the passing of Richard Leakey. A great loss to Kenya, Stony Brook and all of us. An incredible paleoanthropologist and wildlife conservationist. We send our hugs and condolences to Maeve, Louise, and Samira. In November 2020, Richard and Maeve hosted Pat at Turkana Basin Institute.
From the left: Russ Mittermeier, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Benjamin Andriamihaja and Ed Louis at the book signing of Mammals of Madagascar in Antananarivo.
Mireya Mayor '08, PhD, a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences, will present in NSF's forthcoming OLPA’s Distinguished Lecture: Burgeoning Opportunities: Attracting and Retaining More Latinx Researchers to STEM.
Thursday, October, 7th
11:30am to 1:00pm
On April 21st 2021, Dr. Wright delivered a speech on “Saving Madagascar: Nature’s Lost Paradise” at the renowned Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. Dr. Wright received the 2021 Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award for her extensive work with lemur conservation in Ranomafana National Park. For more information please visit the links below:
Please see the link below to purchase the Saving Endangered Species book, including a chapter by Dr. Patricia Wright.
Former Wright Lab member Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy has been elected President of the International Primatology Society for the 2020 - 2024 term period!
Jonah received his PhD in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS) program at Stony Brook University in 2002 under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Patricia Wright.
Please join us in extending a huge congratulations to Dr. Ratsimbazafy! We are very proud of him and the incredible work that he continues to dedicate himself to in the name of Malagasy lemur conservation!
Dr. Wright and Dr. Ratsimazafy in Manombo, Madagascar
Dr. Ratsimbazafy at the Prosimian Conference at Centre ValBio. Photo credit: Noel Rowe
Publication: Dr. James Hansford and Dr. Patricia Wright Unearth a Paradigmatic Discovery in Archaeology and Anthropology.
Study published in Science Advances indicate humans in Madagascar 6000 years earlier than believed. Featured in Forbes, BBC, and Stony Brook University News.
After the announcement of the Indianapolis Prize winner in Indiana, Pat Wright visited the White House, was interviewed by NatGeo and National Science Foundation, was an honored guest at the Malagasy Embassy in NYC, helped to close the New York Stock Exchange, and was featured on HuffPost Live with Josh Zepps!