News Archive

  • Author Gains Insight and Inspiration from Advanced Chimposium

    In her interview with Diane Rehm of NPR, author Karen Joy Fowler credits her visit to CHCI for helping her understand chimpanzees for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Click here to hear the excerpt. Or follow this link to hear the whole program.

  • Jennifer Viegas' report "Chimps put passion in their communications" takes a look at a recent CHCI publication. Click here to read the research article.

  • CHCI Supports Recommendations to NIH

    CHCI Director, Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold calls the NIH recommendations regarding Chimpanzees "a watershed moment". Click Here to Read the Yakima Herald Article

  • GREAT NEWS! NIH Urged to Retire Nearly All of Its 700 Chimpanzees

    Click here to read an article from SCIENCE magazine. To read the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine report click here.

  • New Publication for CHCI:

    Click here to read our latest article Use of gesture sequences in captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) play by Maureen S. McCarthy, Mary Lee A. Jensvold, & Deborah H. Fouts in the journal Animal Cognition.

  • A Tribute to Washoe

    Click here to read former graduate student Maureen McCarthy's tribute to Washoe on Scientific American's blog.

  • CHCI Student Studies Chimpanzees in Uganda

    Jessica Hartel, a graduate of CHCI, writes of her experience studying chimpanzees in Uganda. Click here to read her article.

  • Project Nim Highlights Heartbreaks of Chimpanzees in Captivity

    Project Nim, a documentary film directed by James Marsh, is the story of scientist Herb Terrace and his experiment - initiated in December, 1973 - to teach sign language to a chimpanzee named Nim. It is also a gut-wrenching tale of what we humans do to chimpanzees in captivity.

    Read more of this article--written by CHCI director Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold--from the Animal Welfare Institute.