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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars, graduate students, and others interested in the study of Cuba and its diaspora. This year's meeting will be dedicated to the distinguished Cuban collector, researcher, and author Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Coordinated by Dr. Iraida López, this public reading will offer an opportunity to hear from younger fiction writers of Cuban origin Chantel Acevedo, Jennine Capó Crucet, Vanessa García, Ana Menéndez, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 243

Join us for a public lecture by Dr. Lillian Guerra on the historical significance of the slain Cuban student leader.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 150

Produced by Zuzelin Martin Lynch, "Craving Cuba" is a film documentary about the Cuban-American experience and its complicated relationship with Cuba.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Despite Puerto Rico's ongoing colonial dilemma, Jorge Duany argues that Puerto Ricans display a strong national identity as a Spanish-speaking, Afro-Hispanic-Caribbean nation. In this book, Duany takes on the task of educating readers on the most important facets of the unique, troubled, but much beloved "Isla del Encanto."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This panel discussion will examine the history, politics, and current status of psychiatric ideas, debates, and institutions in Cuba as well as among Cuban Americans.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

In this book, Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe charts the connections between the inner workings of Mazorra, the Island's first psychiatric hospital, and the highest echelons of Cuban politics.

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Marilyn Solaya's award-winning film about a Cuban transexual will be shown and discussed with the director at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, with the cosponsorship of FIU's Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program, Cuban Research Institute, and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

This panel discussion, including Drs. Alejandro Portes, Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez, and Richard Tardanico, will focus on how the children of immigrants are coping with the challenges of adaptation to Spanish society.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami

This conference and book project will delve into the defining moments of Cuba's artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, history, literary criticism, and cultural studies.