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27-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
In Cuba, Cleaner Rivers Follow Greener Farming
University of Vermont

For the first time in more than 50 years, a joint team of Cuban and U.S. field scientists studied the water quality of twenty-five Cuban rivers and found little damage after centuries of sugarcane production. They also found nutrient pollution in Cuba’s rivers much lower than the Mississippi River. Cuba’s shift to conservation agriculture after the collapse of the Soviet Union—and reduced use of fertilizers on cropland—may be a primary cause.

Newswise: Anchor discovery provides clues in the search for the Lost Ships of Cortés
Released: 20-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
Anchor discovery provides clues in the search for the Lost Ships of Cortés
Texas State University

Nearly five hundred years later, the fleet’s final resting place remains undiscovered. But an international collaboration of underwater archaeologists is conducting the first modern-day search for the scuttled vessels, as well as 16 others that Cortés sank a year later.

Released: 19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
The End of the Castros Era?
University of Michigan

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan professor of sociology and American culture, has spent decades researching the exodus of Cubans over the half century since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Released: 16-Feb-2018 7:30 PM EST
U.S. Government Personnel Exposed to Noise in Cuba Show Signs of Brain Injury Normally Seen With Head Trauma
Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

At least 21 government employees who were exposed to unusual noises while serving at the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, show effects similar to traumatic brain injury, according to preliminary study results published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Newswise: CSU to Offer Cuba Study Abroad Program
Released: 18-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT
CSU to Offer Cuba Study Abroad Program
Columbus State University

Columbus State University is now accepting applications for its first study abroad experience in Cuba. The spring break trip is scheduled for March 16 – 24, 2018.

Newswise: Rutgers Student Leads the Way at Association of American Medical Colleges
Released: 23-Jan-2017 1:55 PM EST
Rutgers Student Leads the Way at Association of American Medical Colleges
Rutgers University

With a healthy streak of activism, tempered by a keen interest in helping others, it’s totally in Jose Medina’s character to be a change agent. Trained in social work and bioethics, the second-year medical student – who was recently elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges as a student delegate – has his sight on specializing in family medicine so he can provide health care to those in need.

Released: 26-Nov-2016 11:30 AM EST
Cuba After Fidel: American University Experts Offer Comments
American University

American University experts are available to comment on the passing of Fidel

Newswise: Salisbury University Junior Assists Deaf Children in Haiti
Released: 8-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Salisbury University Junior Assists Deaf Children in Haiti
Salisbury University

For Salisbury University business management and information systems major Darrin Reedy, however, this summer was a time to make a difference in the lives of people he had never met in a country where he never dreamed he would travel. The junior spent two and a half weeks teaching deaf children and assisting residents in the small village of Lévêque, Haiti.

Newswise: UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase
Released: 4-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase
University of Alabama

Dr. Michael Steinberg, a University of Alabama associate professor in New College and geography, is conducting a study of the coastal mangrove forests in Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula and the Jardines de la Reina Garden of the Queen Marine Reserve national parks. The study is using satellite maps of the park’s coastal mangrove forests from the past 20 years to examine the forests growth or decline during that time frame. The mangrove forests of Cuba are important because they provide natural habitat for many species of aquatic fish, crabs and shrimp. They also serve as homes for migratory birds and stabilize the coast from waves, tides and tsunamis. Without them, coastal erosion would occur. The study is the first cooperate conservation mapping project between Cuba and the U.S. since the Cuban embargo.

Newswise: A Front Row Seat to History
Released: 12-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT
A Front Row Seat to History
University of California San Diego

While the stereotypical spring breakers throughout the United States flee to far-flung destinations to absorb sun and fun, UC San Diego student Sophie Silvestri experienced something far more breathtaking. “When we approached the plaza in Old Havana and saw an American flag hanging next to a Cuban flag, I will never forget that,” said the School of Global Policy and Strategy graduate student. Silvestri and 15 classmates traveled to Cuba March 18-25 as a conclusion to their winter quarter course “Cuba: Revolution and Reform,” taught by professor Richard Feinberg. A tradition in its fifth year, this trip couldn't have occurred at a better time: the students had a front-row seat to history in the making.

Newswise: Green Gitmo
16-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Green Gitmo
University of Vermont

President Obama announced plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Now two scholars are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine research center and international peace park.

Released: 19-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST
U-M Experts Can Discuss US-Cuba Talks
University of Michigan

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in five decades will lead a delegation Wednesday to Havana to begin talks about normalizing relations. The trip is part of President Obama's effort to ease the embargo with the communist nation.

Released: 17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.

Newswise: Don’t Expect Revolution in Cuba
Released: 4-Mar-2011 10:30 AM EST
Don’t Expect Revolution in Cuba
Wake Forest University

Cuban dissidents and Cuban-American leaders have started to ask why Cubans haven’t followed the lead of oppressed populations in Egypt and Tunisia in overthrowing long-entrenched regimes. Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Siavelis said he doesn’t expect to see demonstrations for democracy in the streets of Havana anytime soon.


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