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Loyola Community,

On April 26, 2012, His Holiness The Dalai Lama will return to Chicago and we are pleased to announce that Loyola University Chicago will serve as the host site for his visit. The sponsor of The Dalai Lama’s visit, the TIBETcenter of Chicago, will bring him to campus for a morning event with area 11th grade students who are participating in an essay contest focused on the theme of nonviolence.

Additionally, a University coordinating committee is planning a special afternoon program for Loyola students, faculty, staff, and alumni that will feature an address by The Dalai Lama. Details of the Loyola program, which will place a special emphasis on the theme of interfaith collaboration, will be forthcoming over the next couple of months.

It is a great honor for Loyola to have the opportunity to partner with the TIBETcenter of Chicago in hosting His Holiness The Dalai Lama. We look forward to your participation in his visit and encourage you to visit the TIBETcenter’s website for additional information on their event. Details of the Loyola-specific afternoon program will be posted on and Inside Loyola in the coming weeks.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President and CEO