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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visits UNI on May 18

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit the University of Northern Iowa on May 18, participating in a panel discussion, "A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: Educating for a Non-violent World," and keynote address, "The Power of Education."

Media coverage is welcome, subject to the conditions described below. Security and space considerations may limit the number of credentials issued. Submission of a request does not guarantee a credential or admission. UNI reserves the right to accept or deny requests and may require additional information on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Mandatory Media Credentials
The deadline for requesting media credentials has passed.

Media outlets who have submitted a request for credentials by the May 4 deadline should have received a confirmation e-mail.

Credentials must be picked up in person on the day of the event. A photo ID and business ID will be required.

Acceptable business identification:

  • Company business card with name, title and address of media outlet
  • Police-issued press card
  • Recent bylined article indicating you are staff editor, writer, reporter or regular contributor
  • Freelance reporters or photographers must show a letter of assignment from an official media outlet.

UNI will provide a sound feed and live video feed.

Footage from these events cannot be used for commercial purposes.


7 to 9 a.m. Pick up credentials and information packet outside northwest entrance of McLeod Center. Must have photo ID and one form of acceptable business identification. Each person much check in to receive his/her credentials.

9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: Educating for a Non-violent World

11 to 11:30 a.m. Media availability

1 p.m. Pre-event entertainment begins, including slideshow, UNI Wind Symphony and the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota Performing Arts Group.

2 p.m. Keynote Address: The Power of Education

All events will be held in McLeod Center. Credentials will be required for entry. Parking is available in the lots surrounding McLeod Center and UNI-Dome. MAP


Please allow time for security checks (all equipment and bags are subject to search) and know that last-minute changes are possible to comply with U.S. State Department rules and regulations.


Please send questions and comments to or phone (319) 273-6728.

Other events happening in and around UNI:

If you are traveling from outside the region and would like to make the most of your time at UNI and in the Cedar Valley, here are some items that may be of interest:

Sand Mandala

May 9-19, UNI Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

The Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy

May 13-14, Grundy Center, Iowa

Leading physical education experts from around the world will to discuss new models for physical education teachers, exploring the use of technology, linking theory to practice and reshaping and redesigning the future of physical and health education.

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Contact: Ming-Kai Chin, UNI professor of physical education and chairman of the GoFPEP 2010 organizing committee, (319) 273-6412,

Violence Prevention and Intervention Curriculum Institute

May 19-22, UNI

Contact: Virginia Arthur, UNI associate provost for faculty affairs, (319) 273-2519,