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STANFORD -- About 2,000 Stanford University faculty, staff and students entered their names in a lottery to obtain tickets for the April 19 speech by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.
Eleven hundred names were pulled randomly from that group, and those selected are eligible to pick up one ticket each to the speech, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Church. Winners can pick up tickets at the Tresidder Ticket Office between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, and between 10 a.m. and noon on the day of the address.
The list of lottery winners is posted outside the Memorial Church's Round Room and at the Tresidder Ticket Office, and faculty-staff names will be published in the April 13 Campus Report.
Winners must show current Stanford identification cards to obtain tickets. Tickets not handed out by noon on April 19 will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to faculty, staff and students with valid ID at the ticket office from noon until 4 p.m. that day.
The topic of the Dalai Lama's speech is "The Global Community and the Need for Universal Responsibility." While at Stanford, the spiritual leader and exiled head of state of Tibet also will take part in two faculty seminars and host a news conference.
The Dalai Lama originally was scheduled to come to Stanford in October 1992, at the invitation of Robert Gregg, dean of the chapel. The visit was postponed because of the Dalai Lama's ill health.
The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in 1935, fled Tibet in 1959 with 80,000 other Tibetans after a failed uprising against Chinese occupying forces. Living in India, he continues to serve as Tibet's spiritual leader and head of state, preaching non- violence and working to preserve the language, history, religion and culture of his native land.
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