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October 1, 2015

Patricia Wright and beatboxer Ben Mirin interview on BBC World Service Outlook - Saving Lemurs by Sampling Their Calls.

May 7, 2015 - Don't miss the premier of Parts Unknown in Madagascar! Sunday, May 17th at 9pm on CNN. I take Anthony Bourdain and his guest, Darren Aronofsky, to one of Madagascar's special ceremonies.

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Follow this link to learn more: http://bit.ly/1bAwJW9

October 27, 2014 - Happy World Lemur Week!  Madagascar and the world are celebrating lemurs. Enjoy some photos from this past weekend festivities in Ranomafana and Centre ValBio in Madagascar.

October 20, 2014 - Madagascar and the world will be celebrating Lemurs the week of October 25 through the 31st. Here is a song for lemurs produced in Madagascar to get the festivities started.

Red-bellied lemur, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.

Red-bellied lemur, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.

September 22, 2014  - Dr. Wright will be in NYC on October 15, 2014 leading a Q & A after the screening of Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. Here is a video that shares how those beautiful shots in the film were captured. 

August 22, 2014 - IMAX's Island of Lemurs: Madagascar open in theaters across the country today! 

Here is a behind the scenes look of what it took to film that opening scene.


August 19, 2014  - New York Times reporter Claudia Dreifus interviews Patricia Wright for Science Times. Read the interview here. http://nyti.ms/1o9sNLg 

July 24, 2014 - The Summer 2014 Madagascar Study Abroad students are exploring new worlds. The Study Abroad program, started by Dr. Patricia Wright at Stony Brook University nearly two decades ago, continues to inspire U.S. and Malagasy students on the importance of conservation and a love for the beautiful country of Madagascar. Read the students blog here. 

Watch the 2014 Stony Brook Gala tribute to Dr. Patricia Wright

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science presents Science on Tap

Patricia Wright was interviewed by Steven Reiner for Stony Brook University's School of Journalism's "Science on Tap". Watch an excerpt of the interview here.

Watch Pat on HuffPost Live!

Pat was interviewed by Josh Zepps on World Brief. They were joined by three lemurs, ambassadors for Endangered Species Day! Watch the interview here!

Pat Wright closes the New York Stock Exchange!

Pat Wright, Eli Lilly, and some lemur assistants helped to close the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday May 15th. 

Check out images from the Indianapolis Prize Press Tour!

Dr. Patricia Wright in Indianapolis, Indiana for the announcement of the Indianapolis Prize winner.

Dr. Patricia Wright in Indianapolis, Indiana for the announcement of the Indianapolis Prize winner.

Click on the photo to read about Emory University's Infectious Disease project at Centre ValBio

Click on the photo to read about Emory University's Infectious Disease project at Centre ValBio

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar released nationwide April 4, 2014

March 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - IMAX 3D Island of Lemurs: Madagascar premier

"I thought this movie would be a story of a specific lemur living in Madagascar, but I was very wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for the wonderful adventure I experienced. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a fantastic documentary that every animal or nature lover will enjoy.- KIDS FIRST! The Coalition for Quality Children's Media  

Click here for full review. 

Other reviews:

The New York Times http://nyti.ms/1k2BDKb

New Maritime Aquarium IMAX Film Explores Madagascar
Connecticut Post – April 3, 2014 http://bit.ly/1hIwMiJ
After 28 years in primatology, Stony Brook University professor Patricia Wright has gone Hollywood, and no one is more surprised than her. "It's amazing. Suddenly everything is exploding," Wright said, laughing, during an interview last week, just before she made a White House visit and then flew to Los Angeles for the premiere of the new 3D IMAX film, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar," which deals with the work she has done studying and protecting lemurs.

'Island of Lemurs' explores majesty of endangered species in film
Yahoo News http://yhoo.it/Pxj4oc
After the animated lemur King Julien of "Madagascar" captured kids' attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs.

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Film Journal International – April 3, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1oyq97O 
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Variety – March 30, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1hJQ334 
Hollywood Reporter – March 30, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1dUmi0w
Chicago Parent – April 2, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1myU5fe 
Reporter-Times – March 29, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1i8a3Jn 
Indianapolis Star – March 28, 2014 -- http://indy.st/1shM2I3 
Examiner.com – April 3, 2014 -- http://exm.nr/1lG5uMW 
WISHTV.com (Indianapolis) – April 3, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1hoGEJL 
ComingSoon.net – April 3, 2014 -- http://bit.ly/1guoFBD 
AV Club (Milwaukee) – April 3, 2014 -- http://avc.lu/QLQe4J 
Fanlala – April 3, 2014-- http://bit.ly/PsvEoP

Long Island’s Patricia Wright of ‘Island of Lemurs’ Talks to Kidsday 
Newsday (Kidsday) – April 1, 2014     http://bit.ly/1j4bmML 
Patricia Wright, a professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, traveled to Madagascar and discovered that lemurs were in trouble.