Many people attended a lecture titled “The Havana Cigar Goes Global” Wednesday night on the University of Florida Campus. The 2011 Bacardi Family Lecture had a great turnout as it looked into the significance, history, and future of the Havana cigar. Jean Stubbs is the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar for Spring 2011. She spoke about her journey around the world learning about Cuban cigars. The event took place inside the George S. Smathers Library located on the University of Florida campus.
When it's all done, the Plaza of the Americas have expanded sidewalks, an underground flooding-prevention system, a dedicated place for presentations and public speaking, and another place specifically for the Hare Krishna lunch.