Cuba

Cuba Center Dedication Oct. 15

From the October 2015 Desktop News | A dedication ceremony for The University of Alabama’s new Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Capital Hall on UA’s Bryce campus. In conjunction with the dedication, special guest Dr. Peter Kornbluh, a senior analyst for the National Security… Read more »

Vatican Partners With UA Artist

From the June 2015 Desktop News | UA faculty member and artist-in-residence Chip Cooper was invited to Rome for an exhibit of photographs by him and Cuban photographer Julio Ángel Larramendi Joa as part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Vatican. The exhibit, “Campesinos,” is on display… Read more »

Students Return from Cuba

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A group of UA students recently returned from spending a semester studying in Cuba, where they learned about U.S./Cuba relations and history and visited historic sites, including the Bay of Pigs and the Hemingway House. Six students were enrolled in the study abroad semester, which ran from Jan…. Read more »

College Establishes New Academic Minors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Two interdisciplinary minors focused on burgeoning academic fields have been created and can be pursued by students beginning in fall 2015. The first, cybercrime, will combine classes on the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The second,… Read more »

UA Establishes Cuba Research Center

From the February 2015 Desktop News | The University of Alabama Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship at UA. The new research center will build on the activities of the Alabama-Cuba Initiative, a 13-year effort to establish educational opportunities in Cuba for UA students and faculty…. Read more »

Cuba Initiative Enters Second Decade With Research in Medicine

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | Why do some third-world countries have lower infant mortality rates than developed countries? What can Cubans tell us about Ernest Hemingway? What are some similarities and differences between the emergence of urban agriculture in the U.S. South and Cuba? How do rivers transport bacteria? These are just some of… Read more »

UA Researchers Earn National Cuban Award

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Dr. Vernon James Knight’s archaeological research in Cuba has earned him the National Prize from the Cuba Academy of Sciences, a major national award in that country. Knight, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and curator of southeastern archaeology at UA, received the award for research he… Read more »

Author Presents Cuba Book in UA Lecture

Author Dr. Philip Beidler will present a lecture on his book, “The Island Called Paradise: Cuba in History, Literature, and the Arts,” as an Authors@Gorgas event spotlighting outstanding books by Alabama writers. The lecture will take place Thursday, April 3, at noon in room 205 of Gorgas Library. It is free and open to the… Read more »