U of Minnesota loses Goodall archives to Duke


World-renowned primate researcher Jane Goodall has moved her data archive on chimpanzees from the University of Minnesota to Duke University, media outlets reported today.

The Triangle Business Journal says it’s just following Goodall collaborator Anne Pusey — once an adjunct professor at the U, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies — who got a job at Duke a while back:

The full collection of data found Duke as a home thanks in large part to Anne Pusey, who first started working with Goodall some 40 years ago.

Pusey had been at the University of Minnesota until she took the position as chair of Duke’s Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and director of its new research center.

Just a note:

MPR’s Paul Tosto, who was covering the U for the Pioneer Press in 2008 during Goodall’s high-profile comments against animal testing — something the university does a lot of — wondered in a blog at the time whether she’d harmed her relationship with the U.