CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
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1986 Nobel Prize Winner
Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will be available
to meet with the media from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the
Green Room (first-floor) in Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa.
He is on campus as part of "Global Focus: Human Rights '98",
the UI's year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the signing
of the Declaration of Human Rights.
Wiesel, who once vowed never to speak of his experiences as a prisoner
at the infamous Auschwitz death camp, will present a lecture on human rights
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Hancher Auditorium at the University of
The lecture, "On the Threshold of the 21st Century," is free
and open to the public.