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[ALBSA-Info] Albanian president to visit ClarkUk Lushi juniku at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 08:13:57 EDT 2000
>From: Adis68 at aol.com >Reply-To: alb-info-talk at egroups.com >To: alb-club at alb-net.com >Subject: [alb-info-talk] Albanian president to visit Clark >Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 02:29:47 EDT >Albanian president to visit Clark > >Tuesday, September 5, 2000 > >By Emilie Astell >Telegram & Gazette Staff > > >WORCESTER-- Albanian President Rexhep Meidani is planning to speak on >education, democracy and the problems facing his country in a visit to >Clark >University Saturday. > Mr. Meidani will address about 200 Albanian-Americans, including >Clark alumni and faculty, at 2 p.m. at Tilton Hall. R. Norman Peters, class >of 1962, is chairman of a luncheon preceding the president's address. > Clark President John E. Bassett, City Councilor-at-Large >Konstantina >B. Lukes and Steve C. Dune, class of 1953, are expected to welcome Mr. >Meidani. > Prior to assuming the presidency in July 1997, Mr. Meidani served >as >head of the theoretical physics department at Tirana University. A lecturer >for 30 years, Mr. Meidani has participated on many commissions, scientific >councils and various organizations dealing with academic matters. > During his visit, Mr. Meidani will speak with 12 Albanian >students, >three of whom attend Clark on scholarships. > Clark's linkage with the Albanian-American community began in the >1930s between an Albanian student and Homer Payson Little, a former college >dean. A permanent endowment fund, The Lambi and Sarah Adams Endowed >Scholarship Fund, was established in honor of Mr. Little in 1987 by Dr. >Lambi >N. Adams, class of 1933. > An endowed professorship, The Lambi and Sarah Adams Endowed Chair >in >History, was later established to support scholarship and teaching at Clark >on the culture and history of Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on the >Illyrian/Albanian experience. > Mr. Meidani's appearance at Clark is part of a series of visits >he >is making in the United States. He is scheduled to attend the Millennium >Summit of the United Nations in New York and a separate dinner with >President >Clinton prior to his visit here. > > >© 2000 Worcester Telegram & Gazette _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.
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