Every year, the University of Minnesota welcomes performers and speakers from all over the world to our campus community. In the past, we have had special appearances by Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Russian Ballet, just to name a few.
This spring, the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing and the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota will welcome the Dalai Lama to the U of M campus. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will be speaking on May 8th & 9th, 2011, in Northrop Auditorium. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear one of the most influential figures of our generation!
As a student, I enjoyed attending special events on campus. I saw Kal Penn speak to students about voting and supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign. I also saw the New Zealand-based musical/comedy group Flight of the Conchords perform. I highly recommend taking advantage for these very unique opportunities while you are a student on campus. (And of course, tickets are offered to students at greatly discounted prices!)
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