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Dalai Lama to visit UNI in 2010

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday, May 18, to share his views on the importance of education in an increasingly global society.

"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. "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."

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.  

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

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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