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February

We review last year's highlights and announce our upcoming events in Cuban and Cuban-American studies.

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March

The report on "The Cuban Diaspora in the Twenty-First Century" will be presented on Monday, March 12th, at 7:00 PM at Casa de América in Madrid, Spain.

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April

The Cuban Research Institute, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Libraries at Florida International University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Travel Grant Competition for Scholars of Cuban Music.

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September

Jorge Duany has joined FIU as the director for the Cuban Research Institute.

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October

Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 "Classically Cuban Concert: Music for Martí," presented by the Cuban Research Institute at FIU and cosponsored by LACC and Islas Canarias.

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The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida held an international conference to commemorate Florida's Hispanic heritage on October 13-20, 2012.

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CRI Director, Dr. Jorge Duany, was invited to speak at the first colloquium on "Birregional Relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean: Perspectives and Opportunities," held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 10-11, 2012.

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Dr. Jorge Duany was invited to lecture at the University of Bern in Switzerland on October 5, 2012.

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*Deadline to submit proposals for papers and panels: February 1, 2013* The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) at Florida International University continues its tradition of convening scholars engaged in the study of Cuba and Cuban-Americans by announcing its Ninth Conference.

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November

Op. Cit., the journal of the Center for Historical Research at the University of Puerto Rico, presented its twentieth issue, edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany, on "Diaspora, Migration, and Transnationalism" on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 3:00 PM.

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December

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI), in partnership with Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., cosponsored "A Forum on Social & Knowledge Remittances: From the American Dream to the Americas’ Dream," on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

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The Mas Family Scholarship Program was founded in 1997 to further the education of talented young men and women of Cuban descent. This year's deadline to apply is January 11, 2013.

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CRI held its annual "Classically Cuban" concert, "Music for Martí," on December 9, 2012, at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at FIU.

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