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The Department of History at Florida International University is searching for an open rank tenure-track or tenured (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in modern Cuban history (post-1895 period).

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We're happy to share the news that Dr. Eugenio Rothe, a faculty member at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2022 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention from the American Psychiatric Association. The award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents and influenced the general well-being of young people.

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Beyond the culinary tradition, the Versailles has also become a forum on Cuban issues where both politicians and exiles come in search of sharing ideas and discussions. At its window you can often see Cubans complaining about the situation on the island, and the car parking lot in front of the restaurant is usually packed with protesters and journalists when there is news about Cuba.

We're pleased to announce that the Thirteenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, to be held in Miami on February 3–4, 2022, will be dedicated to Dr. Eliana Rivero, in recognition of her valuable contributions to Cuban and Latino cultural studies. A panel discussion will assess the significance of her work as a literary critic.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to give a talk about current political trends after leadership change and public protests in Cuba. The virtual lecture will be part of a seminar on Korea-Cuba relations in the post-Castro era.

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Join Jorge Duany, editor of the book "Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora," in conversation with Anelys Alvarez, curator of the Jorge Pérez Art Collection and The Related Group. The virtual event will be livestreamed on Tuesday, November 16, at 12 PM.

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Through a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FIU will be part of a national initiative called "Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions." CRI Director Jorge Duany has represented FIU in planning efforts led by the University of Illinois-Chicago, representing sixteen Hispanic-serving public universities in the United States.

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The New College of Florida has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to talk about the impact of growing Hispanic immigration in Florida, focusing on the Cuban and Puerto Rican diasporas. His lecture will examine the main demographic characteristics of each migrant flow, as well as their settlement patterns. It will also compare the socioeconomic profile and cultural practices of Cubans and Puerto Ricans in Florida. Finally, the presentation will assess the impact of Cuban and Puerto Rican voters.

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The Celia Cruz Foundation has donated the Celia Cruz Music Score Collection to the FIU Libraries, a cultural treasure that includes 230 long- and short-form musical scores belonging to the legendary Cuban singer. It will be part of the Díaz Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection at the FIU Libraries, the most extensive publicly available collection of Cuban music in the United States.

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We're happy to share the news that Veronica Diaz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS), has successfully defended her dissertation, "The (Cuban)American Dream of Post-Soviet Era Cuban Émigrés: Perceptions vs. Realities." Veronica's dissertation committee consisted of Professors Jorge Duany (chair), Guillermo J. Grenier, Kevin Grove (all from GSS), and Michael J. Bustamante (History, University of Miami).

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