MINNEAPOLIS – The 26th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum – a conference that celebrates Nobel Peace Prize laureates, international and national leaders – continues March 7-9 in Minneapolis. The Forum, which explores issues related to business, arts, music, education, and global issues, kicked off on March 1 with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Read more ›
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The Forum received a range of print, radio, and television coverage. A small fraction of the stories stories regarding the 2014 Forum — as well as Sunday’s New Year celebration — include:
- “Global risk expert to urge U.S. flexibility at Nobel conference,” by Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
- “Dalai Lama visits Twin Cities, presides over Tibetan New Year,” KARE 11
- “Local Tibetans Welcome Dalai Lama to Minnesota,” by Tendar Tsering, Hill Post
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis to celebrate Tibetan New Year,” Bring Me the News
- “The Dalai Lama on staying optimistic in troubled times: ‘There is no other choice,’” by Jim Walsh, MinnPost
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis for NPPF and Tibetan New Year,” by Susan Elizabeth Littlefield, WCCO TV.
- “Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in Twin Cities,” by Scott Wasserman, Fox 9 News.
- “Dalai Lama visits Minneapolis,” by Christina Cerruti, KFAI radio.
- Photo Gallery: Tibetan New Year, by Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio.
When he was two years old, Augsburg student Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 was cast as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Martin Scorcese’s movie “Kundun.” This past weekend, Paichang added a new role to his resume — that of His Holiness’s student attache at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Paichang’s experiences were featured by the Pioneer Press in, “Dalai Lama’s visit will be third juncture for Augsburg student” and by WCCO television in the story, “Dalai Lama Visits Minneapolis For Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year.”
WHO and WHAT: Mason Jennings will explore the intersections of creative expression and peace in a special presentation as the featured musician of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday, March 8
WHERE: Foss Center, Augsburg College, 625 22nd Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
TICKETS: $25. Available at http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/
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The St. Paul Pioneer Press spoke with Joseph Erickson, professor of education and former member of the Minneapolis school board, for perspective on the recent contract talks between the St. Paul Public Schools and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers. Erickson told reporter Mila Koumpilova that the agreement, which averted a strike, represents a “creative mix of contract changes, addendums to the contract and board resolutions.” Read the full story on the Pioneer Press website.
In advance of Augsburg College’s first varsity lacrosse game, which occurred February 22, the Star Tribune interviewed head coach Kathryn Knippenberg and team member Rachel Frantz ’17. Augsburg is the first college or university in Minnesota to add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport. Learn more on the Star Tribune website.
Augsburg alumnus John Cerrito ’11 wrote an article for College News in which he described how internship opportunities at a Twin Cities radio station helped him to discover and develop an enjoyable career before he completed his degree. Read the story, “It’s Not About Getting A Job, It’s About Finding a Vocation,” on the College News website.
This week, the Minnesota House Education Policy Committee met to review a Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force recommendation to eliminate a college-level skills test that teachers must pass before getting a license. Christopher Smith, assistant professor of education and task force member, spoke before the Committee, and some of his comments were published by Twin Cities media. Visit the Pioneer Press website to learn more.
Alex Peterson ’16 was interviewed for the cover story in the February edition of The Scientist magazine for an article titled “Pain and Progress: Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller.” Peterson, a student in Augsburg’s successful StepUP program for students in addiction recovery, shared his story and perspective on opioids. Read the article here.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to keynote Peace Prize Forum on March 1
WHO and WHAT: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on March 1 will deliver the keynote speech at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. His Holiness, the spiritual leader of Tibetans and Buddhists worldwide, will speak on topics of faith, peace, and human values.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 9:40-10:20 a.m., Saturday, March 1
BACKGROUND: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Read more ›