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Newsletter | Winter 2015

Cuban Heritage Collection Receives $2M Gift

Pregones: CHC Receives $2M Gift

The Goizueta Foundation has made a $2 million gift to the University of Miami in support of the Cuban Heritage Collection. A part of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami, $1 million of this gift will endow The Goiuzeta Graduate Fellowship Program, allowing the CHC to continue awarding research opportunities to doctoral candidates from across the United States. Additionally, The Goizueta Foundation has challenged the University of Miami to raise $500,000 in support of the CHC. Once these funds are secured, the foundation will match with a gift of $1 million for the second endowment to support the continued growth of the CHC's collections through acquisitions, preservation, and digitization. (Read More →)

Pregones: The Cuban Kitchen

"Spare Beauty: The Cuban Kitchen" Opening on March 5th

The University of Miami Libraries and Books & Books invite you to an evening with photographer Ellen Silverman for the opening of the exhibition Spare Beauty: The Cuban Kitchen on Thursday, March 5th, 2015. This exhibition forms part of the Libraries' spring showcase of the culinary history of Florida and the Caribbean. Silverman will screen her short film My Roots Lie Here and discuss her photographs of Cuban kitchens. These projects explore how our homes and personal spaces shape and influence our identities. Join us in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion for a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the screening and talk at 7 p.m.

Pregones: Manuel Ochoa

Now on Display: OCHOA: Remembering the Life and Legacy of Maestro Manuel Ochoa

Drawing from his personal papers, the CHC's spring exhibition commemorates the life and work of Cuban-born conductor and orchestra director Manuel Ochoa (1925-2006), whose passion for music led him from Cuba to Austria and Spain and back. In exile, he worked with other Cuban artists to bring to life the traditional music of Cuba and Spain, most notably through the Miami Symphony Orchestra, which he founded and led for almost two decades. Please visit this exhibition in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion. (Read More →)

Pregones: Maps of Cuba

New Digital Collection of Maps of Cuba

The University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections recently debuted a new online collection of over 100 maps of Cuba dating from the 16th century to 1923. Drawing from the Cuban Heritage Collection's holdings, the new digital collection includes general maps of the island, provincial maps, city and town maps, tourist maps, and other specialized map formats in a variety of scales, colors, and artistic styles. (Read More →)

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