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His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Santa Clara University

Media Coverage Highlights


San Francisco Chronicle

"Dalai Lama advises business leaders on compassion"
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San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Mercury News

"Santa Clara: Dalai Lama says companies should also teach compassion"
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"Dalai Lama to begin 3-day swing through the Bay Area on Saturday"
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Wall Street Journal

"Dalai Lama's U.S. Visit: More Business, Less Tibet
Exiled Spiritual Leader Speaks About Capitalism and Nonviolence in Public, on Politics and China in Private"
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Silicon Valley Business Journals

"Dalai Lama reminds Silicon Valley that mom's affection can scale globally"
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Silicon Valley Metro

"Dalai Lama Stresses Compassion and Kindness at Santa Clara University"
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San Jose Mercury News

SCU Prof David Gray
"What Silicon Valley needs to hear from the Dalai Lama"
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USA Today

SCU student studying compassion Erin Callister
"Opinion: Learning compassion - Reflections on the Dalai Lama"
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On Faith
On Faith

Kirk Hanson "The Dalai Lama Comes to Silicon Valley"
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AJCU Connections

Thomas Cattoi essay on shared beliefs between Catholics & Buddhists
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Santa Clara Magazine

David Gray, Religious Studies Q&A about the Dalai Lama
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"The Dalai Lama: A Dialogue About Compassion"
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"Dalai Lama Visits Silicon Valley to Talk Tech Ethics"
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"The Dalai Lama Thinks Silicon Valley Needs a Dose of Compassion"
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"The Dalai Lama spoke about ethics in business at an event at Santa Clara University's Leavey Event Center."
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"In Silicon Valley this week, the Dalai Lama offers a gentle challenge at the intersection of commerce and compassion."
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The NBC, Fox, CBS, and ABC Bay Area affiliates, KRON and Chinese language TV KTSF all ran more than 30 stories about the Dalai Lama's visit to Santa Clara University. The term "in the heart of silicon valley" was pulled directly from the press release and used in stories leading up to the event. SCU's distinction as a Jesuit institution was also highlighted in several stories. A Few Highlights:

KNTV (NBC Bay Area)

Today in the Bay anchor Kris Sanchez conducted a live 5 minute interview with Religious Studies professor David Gray on NBC's morning show Sunday Feb. 23.
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NBC Bay Area

Reporter Bob Redell went live from in front of the Mission six times between 4:30 and 6 am, and once outside the Leavey Event Center at 11am. He interviewed two of our students who mentioned SCU's location in Silicon Valley and our Jesuit distinction.
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Reporter Kris Sanchez went live near the Benson Center twice in the 5pm and 6pm newscasts. Her reports highlight SCU as a Catholic university and the Dalai Lama's messages about business and compassion in Silicon Valley.
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Reporter Kiet Do went live in front of the Mission church four times between 5 and 6 am and interviewed an SCU student who highlighted our Jesuit identity.


6 am: "People are so excited. We've been having such a good time getting ready to have him on campus. People here can really connect to his message because we're a Catholic Jesuit University a lot of the things that he says and we believe overlap," Marissa Minnick, '13 on CBS
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Reporter Kiet Do mentioned many of our core messages in the first 20 seconds of his story in the noon newscast. ”The title of the talk was business, ethics and compassion. What better place to have that talk than at a catholic university in the middle Silicon Valley,” Kiet Do, CBS
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In ABC7's 6pm newscast, reporter David Louie talks about what business leaders took away from the session in Silicon Valley.
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KTSF, Chinese-language TV highlighted the Dalai Lama's request for more compassion in the workplace.
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BBC World Business Matters

Dalai Lama on the importance of 'mindfulness' in Silicon Valley.
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Buzz Feed

"Top 10 Moments At #DalaiLamaSCU"
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"Compassion In 140 Characters: The Dalai Lama’s Best Tweets"
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"What Does Compassion Mean To You?"
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"Popcorn Schooling: 5 Movies For Learning About The Dalai Lama"
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"Santa Clara University’s 10 Most Peacful Places On Campus"
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Event Information

Title: Business, Ethics, and Compassion: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Location: Leavey Event Center at Santa Clara University
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

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