WHAT: Uva de Aragón, associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, will present her latest book, Crónicas de la República de Cuba. 1902-1958, a series of more than 40 articles published in 2002, the centennial of the birth of the Republic of Cuba. Columnist Carlos Alberto Montaner and essayist and journalist Jose Ignacio Rasco will be the featured speakers. The event is co-sponsored by FIU’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, Cuban Research Institute, and School of International and Public Affairs as well as by Ediciones Universal. The presentation will be in Spanish.
WHO: Uva de Aragón is a writer who has published a dozen books of different genres – poetry, short stories, essays and a novel, Memoria del silencio. She also writes a weekly column for Diario Las Américas. One of her plays and several of her short stories have been translated into English and appear in anthologies such as Cuba. A Traveler´s Literary Companion and The Voice of the Turtle. An Anthology of Cuban Stories, among others. De Aragón, who has a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Miami, has been honored with literary awards in the United States, Latin America and Europe.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
WHERE: MARC Pavilion at FIU-University Park, 11200 S.W. 8 St., Miami.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center at 305-348-2894.
Media contact: Madeline Baró at 305-348-2234.
Florida International University was founded in 1965 and is Miami’s only public research university. With a student body of more than 38,000, FIU graduates more Hispanics than any other university in the country. Its 17 colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. FIU has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “High Research Activity University.” In 2006 FIU was authorized to establish a medical school, which will welcome its first class in 2009. FIU’s College of Law recently received accreditation in the fastest time allowed by the American Bar Association.