Welcome and Introduction:
Leonidas G. Bachas, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Anne J. Cruz, Acting Director, Center for the Humanities
Viviana Díaz Balsera, Conference Director, Modern Languages and Literatures
A public conference commemorating the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's landing on the shores of Floida. This conference was made possible by the University of Miami Center for the Humanities and the Florida Humanities Council.