Posted by: mollyrossiter | July 14, 2009

Dalai Lama comes to Iowa

The Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to make an historic stop at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls next year to share his views on the importance of education in an increasingly global society.

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at the university on May 18, 2010. Ticket information will be available from the school later this year.

“UNI is honored to host the Dalai Lama, who has received awards from around the world that recognize his messages of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, and universal responsibility and compassion,” said UNI President Benjamin Allen in a press release issued from the school. “At UNI, we take great pride in providing quality education and preparing future educators.”

“The Dalai Lama imparts a message to the world that stresses the importance of learning, and the role education plays in developing socially responsible citizens. This is a great opportunity to provide inspiration and cultivate new thoughts and ideas at UNI,” he said.

The day of his visit will be an opportunity to celebrate education and discuss its importance while encouraging the exchange of ideas and views. A committee has been established to coordinate academic initiatives, campus and community programs and K-12 activities to take place during the fall and spring semesters leading up to the Dalai Lama’s visit.

More information about the day of the Dalai Lama’s visit and associated events will follow in the fall.

For more information about the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, visit www.dalailama.com.

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