Reception Offers Sample of Upcoming Kyoto Prize Lectures

La Jolla Light -- More than 50 people gathered at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library Nov. 28 to learn about three free lectures that will be offered next spring when this year’s Kyoto Prize recipients visit San Diego.

One lecture will be offered at each of the following institutions: University of California San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University.

The Kyoto Prize honors individuals who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. Japan’s non-profit Inamori Foundation presents the prize annually in the following categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. It includes a cash gift worth about $625,000, making it Japan’s highest private award for international achievement. (Full Story