January 2009, Volume 13, Number 1


Gore Vidal

Literary stars gather for MBFI's 25th

Gore Vidal (above), Peter Matthiessen, Mia Kirschner and Junot Diaz were among the hundreds of top-notch authors and celebrities who journeyed to Miami to celebrate 25 years of the nation’s most esteemed literary gathering.


  • Alexis Herman

    Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman visited MDC’s North Campus for a discussion with students about economic empowerment and how individual financial decisions can impact families and the nation.

  • Four dignitaries Juan Carlos Fontán, Spanish Consul in Miami Santiago Cabanas, MDC President Dr. Eduardo Padrón and José Luis Pego Alonso attended the opening of the Dalí exhibition at the Freedom Tower at MDC.
  • Two men look at artwork Italian Consul General Marco Rocca and curator Don Francesco Braschi attended an exhibition from Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, at the Freedom Tower at MDC. The exhibition includes the work of Leonardo da Vinci, among others.
  • Four adults and a child Distinguished author Edwidge Danticat (second from right) attended the Book Fair "Evenings With" event featuring Tavis Smiley (far left) and Dr. Cornel West (far right) with her husband, Fedo Boyer and their daughter Mira.
  • Miami Mayor Manny Diaz with three others

    Miami Mayor Manny Díaz, Isabel de Quesada, Paola Vázquez and Ricardo Fernández de Córdova attended the Dalí exhibition at the Freedom Tower at MDC.


palm tree

North Campus now home to region's most diverse palm collection

The Palmetum, as it has been dubbed, is part of the new $40 million Science Complex.


Federal grant supports science, math programs

A $2.3 million grant from the federal government will support science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Singer at microphone

Latin jazz legends delight sold-out crowd

More than 20 Latin jazz legends perform at the Kendall Campus marquee event.

College Notebook

Protect and Serve

Most of the police, correctional and probation officers in your city got their start at Miami Dade College.


Alumni News Cultural Spotlight Academics

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