RESTORATION OF THE 16th CENTURY CORTÉS PALACE, CUERNAVACA, MEXICO

The clock is ticking on the restoration of the Cortés Palace in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, severely damaged in a devastating earthquake on September 19, 2017. The 7.1 Richter-scale quake damaged thousands of buildings in the State of Morelos including scores of convents and other historical sites.  Reconstruction of historic buildings is the job of the…

CELEBRATING THE BONDS OF AMERICAN, CANADIAN, & MEXICAN FRIENDSHIP

The following is a talk I gave to the Cuernavaca expat community for a joint celebration of Canada Day and  Independence Day, July 4, 2019. My friends, it is altogether fitting that we should celebrate American independence jointly with Canada Day. The two countries share the longest unmilitarized border in the world. The volume of…

THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT & STUDY ABROAD IN CUERNAVACA, MORELOS, MEXICO

The State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport has a long history of engagement in Study Abroad in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, a celebrated center for teaching Spanish as a second language. In the 1960s, the college offered limited opportunities for student experiences overseas. During his tenure from 1965 to 1981, President Albert W.…