Wednesday, March 29
4:30 – 5 p.m.
Otto G. Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146
Co-presented by the UM School of Law
Join us for a practice session in mindfulness led by Scott Rogers, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mindfulness in Law Program. This 30-minute session will introduce the fundamentals in mindfulness with five minutes of gathering and readying for practice, a 15-minute lightly-guided practice, and five-minute period of quiet discussion.
This free program is open to UM faculty, staff, students, and friends.
Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive. Please click map image below to enlarge. Learn more about parking »
March 31, 2017 | 8 p.m.
Books & Books | 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL
On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to-and at times feared by-ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island’s first psychiatric hospital has been an object of persistent political attention. Drawing on hospital documents and government records, as well as the popular press, photographs, and oral histories, Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe charts the connections between the inner workings of this notorious institution and the highest echelons of Cuban politics. Across the sweep of modern Cuban history, she finds, Mazorra has served as both laboratory and microcosm of the Cuban state: the asylum is an icon of its ignominious colonial and neocolonial past and a crucible of its republican and revolutionary futures.
About the Author
Dr. Jennifer L. Lambe is Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at Brown University. A 2011 Cuban Heritage Collection Research Fellow, she earned her Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History at Yale University and her B.A. in Gender Studies and History at Brown University. Her work has received support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. Dr. Lambe is coeditor of the volume New Histories of the Cuban Revolution, currently under review by Duke University Press.
This event is free and open to the public. Download a PDF flyer.
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Co-sponsored by the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection, Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection, FIU Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, and Books & Books
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