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New book to be presented dedicated to Vike-Freiberga at 75

Vaira Vike-Freiberga. Photo: Lita Krone/LETA.
 RIGA, Dec 12 - At a ceremony at the University of Latvia this Friday, a new book dedicated to former President Vaira Vike-Freiberga will be presented on the occasion of her 75th birthday.

The book, titled "Scientiae et Patriae. Veltijums akademikei profesorei Vairai Vikei-Freibergai 75.dzimsanas diena", is a tribute from her fellow academicians, contributing authors Janis Stradins, Ojars Sparitis , Andrievs Ezergailis, Petro Umberto Dini, Maija Kule, Ina Druviete, Janina Kursite, Andrejs Veisbergs, Valdis Muktupavels, Fjodors Fjodorovs and Ausma Cimdina, the project's coordinator.

"Scientiae et Patriae" - "For Science and Fatherland" aptly describes the life and times of Vike-Freiberga - her shining hour in Latvian history as an outstanding statesman and her career as an educator and researcher.

The ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. December 14th, will celebrate Vike-Freiberga, who will be in attendance as guest of honor.

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