Patricia C. Wright, professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University and one of the world’s foremost experts on lemurs, will be honored at the university’s Stars of Stony Brook benefit on Wednesday at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. She is being recognized for her important contributions to the biology, ecology, conservation, and behavior of living primates.
“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” an Imax film narrated by Morgan Freeman that highlights Ms. Wright’s lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world, had its world premiere on Friday and is currently playing at Imax theaters throughout the world.
Previous Stony Brook honorees include Alan Alda, Ed Harris, and Julie Andrews. Money raised by Wednesday’s event will support student scholarships and a variety of educational programs at the university and around the world.