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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Wednesday, January 13, 2010:

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to Visit South Florida

His visit to include local colleges and universities as well as a public talk

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – His Holiness the 14 th Dalai Lama of Tibet returns to South Florida on Feb. 23 and 24, visiting Broward College, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University, and also making a public talk as part of his visit.

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward College (BC) will host his first appearance on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Arena at NSU’s Don Taft University Center where the Dalai Lama will speak to students, faculty and guests about “Universal Responsibility”. 

That afternoon, His Holiness will address the public in the Arena at the NSU’s Don Taft University Center at 2 p.m.  He will talk about “The Effect of Compassion on the Global Community.”  For ticket information for the public event, contact the Center at 954.262.5553 or tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 1.800.745.3000 or by going on line to

On Wednesday morning of Feb. 24, His Holiness will speak to Florida Atlantic University students, faculty and guests at 10 a.m. at the FAU Arena, also called The Burrow, on its main campus in Boca Raton.  His topic will be “Compassion as a Pillar of World Peace.”

The Dalai Lama then travels to Broward College’s Davie campus on Wednesday afternoon to lead discussions with presidents from South Florida’s colleges and universities who are members of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities (FACU).  The discussion will center on the “Responsibilities of Higher Education in Today’s Global Society.”

“On behalf of Nova Southeastern University,  Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. and Florida Atlantic University interim President John Pritchett, we are honored to have His Holiness speak to the students, faculty and guests of our respective colleges and universities,” said NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D.  “It is fitting that academic institutions are hosting His Holiness, as he has become a great teacher and proponent of world peace and goodwill.”


About Broward College: Broward College is the oldest public higher education institution in Broward County and the county’s principal provider of undergraduate higher education. Its mission is to achieve student success by developing informed and creative students capable of contributing to a knowledge- and service-based global society. Broward College is accredited to offer associate degrees, selected baccalaureate degrees and certificate programs. The institution and its District Board of Trustees are committed to fostering a learning-centered community that celebrates diversity and inclusion by empowering and engaging students, faculty and staff.

Broward College offers instruction at campuses in Davie, Coconut Creek and Pembroke Pines, with centers in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Pembroke Pines and Miramar. Since opening its doors in 1960, Broward College has enrolled more than 1 million students.     For more information, visit .

About Florida Atlantic University:
  Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.   For more information, visit .

About Nova Southeastern University:
Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the seventh largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The university awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. For more information, visit

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