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UA Welcomes More than 20 Cuban Scholars, Artists for Cuba Week

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Cuba Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Bryant-Jordan Hall on the UA campus.

Following an opening ceremony, in which President Stuart R. Bell and others will speak about the success and history of UA’s relationship with Cuba, members of the UA staff will join with more than 20 Cuban artists, musicians, writers, doctors and scholars for a series of panel presentations, readings, lectures, exhibitions and discussions sharing their collaborative and individual work.

The conference presentations, held Oct. 24–28, are free and open to the public, and topics range from engineering, science and health science to history, film, theatre, literature and art.

“UA has worked for years to develop these collaborative relationships,” said Steve Miller, a professor in the school of library and information studies and a co-director of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship. “Cuba Week is our opportunity to share that work and create future opportunities for collaborations.”

In addition to the array of scholastic presentations, Cuba Week also includes three cultural events featuring Cuban film, music and artistry.

Read the rest of the press release in the UA News.