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11/19/08

Six American University Presidents Visit Isfahan

 

AAU Leaders Plan Visit to Iranian Universities
Press Release by Association of American Universities
The Chancellors of six American universities visited Isfahan's historical monuments Wednesday, IRNA reported.

They toured Chehelsotoun Complex, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Sio-Se-Pol, Aali Qapou Palace, Menar Jonban.

 

The university presidents traveling to Iran are: Jared Cohon, Carnegie Mellon University; David Leebron, Rice University; J. Bernard Machen, University of Florida; C. D. Mote, Jr., University of Maryland, College Park; David Skorton, Cornell University; and Larry Vanderhoef, University of California, Davis.

 

They arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the invitation of Tehran's Sharif University of Technology.

They will also visit other edifices in the picturesque city of Isfahan as well as several universities in
Isfahan and Tehran.

 

About AAU: The Association of American Universities is an association of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada. AAU focuses on issues important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education. AAU universities award over one-half of all U.S. doctoral degrees and 55 percent of those in the sciences and engineering. They are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to our nation's economy, security, and well-being.

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