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Maya Lin cancels Nov. 5-6 appearances at Stanford
The Nov. 5 Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts featuring Maya Lin, as well as the following day's noontime question-and-answer session, has been canceled.
The 43-year-old artist and architect, who lives in New York City, chose not to come to Stanford because she wants to be present during and after a surgical procedure her mother is scheduled to undergo Monday, according to John Bender, the Doyle Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and director of the Stanford Humanities Center, which is responsible for organizing the Presidential and Endowed Lectures in the Humanities and Arts.
Lin is probably best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her other works include the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and The Women's Table at Yale University. She also designed Time Table, a sculpture located on the Stanford campus in front of the Packard Electrical Engineering Building.