The University joins the Week of the Prince of Asturias Award with a wide range of activities
October 17, 2014
Conferences, round tables, meetings with experts, an exhibition and a "Soup workshop" for Mafalda will bring closer the winners of the awards to the Asturian audience. Almost all of the activities, organized by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in collaboration with the Asturian academic institution, are free for everyone interested.
The winners of the Prince of Asturias Award of Scientific and Technical, Letters, Communication and Humanities, International Cooperation and Social Sciences will visit the University of Oviedo to star in several different cultural and scientific activities at the university campuses and the LAUDEO Cultural Center of University Extension (Historical Building). This complete program is the result of the collaboration between the Prince of Asturias Foundation, organizer of the Awards, and the Asturian academic institution.
The Week of the Prince of Asturias Awards at the University of Oviedo includes different activities open to the public, that will allow them, for example, to attend a round table with Avelino Corma, Mark E. Davis and Galen D. Stucky, winners of the Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research, at the Faculty of Chemistry; enjoy the best Mafalda strips in an exhibition at the Cloister of LAUDEO, or try the soups that some of the best Asturian chefs will cook as a homage to the character created by Quino, winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, also at the cloister of the Historical Building.
The activities will bring the winners closer to the university community and society, and will be, for the most part, freely open to the public, such as the case of the conference by the winner of the Award for Letters, John Banville, at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, at the Campus of Humanities, or the presentation of the Fulbright Program, winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Internationa Cooperation, to the students of the Campus of Gijón, or the round table with the ex-interns of this important program at the Main Hall of the University. The meeting with Joseph Pérez, winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, which will mark the end of the cycle of conferences "Tazones de Historia" at the University Library, alongside fifty people who have previously registered.
The activities related to the winners in the current edition are the result of the institutional collaboration between the University of Oviedo and the Prince of Asturias Foundation, faithful to its mission of bringing science and culture to the Asturian society.
Prince of Asturias Foundation, © Jerry Bauer, © María Teresa Slanzi, © Douglas Banville and © Juan Gallegos