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UPR Honors Distinguished Figures

For their valuable contributions and amazing paths, the Rio Piedras Campus awarded special degrees to Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, Myrna Casas Busó, Manuel Maldonado Rivera, Luce López-Baralt, and Fernando Picó.

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UPRM Student in International Short Film Festival

Damián Torres, a student from the Computer Engineering Program at our Mayaguez Campus, was named semifinalist at the Romance in a Can's International Film Festival for his short film Gracias Dalton.

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Coralia Choir wins International '09 Choral Competition

The concert choir from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP), Coralia, triumphed at the 48th International Choral Competition Cesare Augusto Seghizzi 2009 on July at Gorizia, Italy; collecting six awards during the competition, the group was the most awarded choir at the ceremony.

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Confucius Institute in Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico and the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) signed an agreement for the development of a Confucius Institute in Puerto Rico. This partnership will promote educational and cultural ties between Puerto Rico and China.

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Tuna Bardos wins at International Tuna Contest

The Tuna Bardos from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus received first place in the XIII International Tuna Contest Barrio del Carmen 2009 in Murcia, Spain.

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UPR-Rio Piedras' Traveling Theatre presents La Gatomaquia at Las Huellas de la Barraca 2009 in Spain

The Traveling Theatre (Teatro Rodante) from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus and the Drama Department from the University of Murcia were on tour this summer at Alcalá de Henares, Spain presenting the play La Gatomaquia as part of Las Huellas de la Barraca 2009 tour.

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Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey Receives Award to Catalog and Digitize Frade’s Legacy Collection

Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey Receives Award to Catalog and Digitize Frade's Legacy Collection

The Dr. Pio Lopez Martinez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey received a $138,102 award to catalog and digitize its permanent Frade Legacy collection, consisting of more than 4,000 prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, books, documents, printed matter, memorabilia, furniture, tools, and other objects from the estate of Ramon Frade (1875–1954), a prolific Puerto Rican artist.

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"Pablo Casals y el exilio (1876-1973)"

The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus will open the exhibition "Pablo Casals y el exilio (1876-1973)" on June 8 through September 30, 2009, in the showroom A from the Campus' General Library.

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Presentation of the third volume of Complete Works of Ramón Emeterio Betances

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, announced the recent publication of the third volume of "Complete Works of Ramón Emeterio Betances", a volume dedicated to compile and evaluate the literary works of the illustrious Puerto Rican physician.

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UPRRP-School of Architecture and Caguas partnership to promote CASH

The Autonomous Municipality of Caguas (AMC) partnered with the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus' School of Architecture (UPRRP-SOA) for the development of a solar house. The house will be created by the UPRRP-SOA students.

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Dr. Marlén Oliver Vázquez receives Abelardo Díaz Alfaro Award

Dr. Marlén Oliver Vázquez was recognized with the Abelardo Díaz Alfaro's Humanities in Medicine Award. The Award was announced by the Pan-American Health Organization, the Hostosian Bioethical Institute (IHB in Spanish), the Graduate School of Public Health, and the Dean of Academic Affairs from the UPR-Medical Sciences Campus.

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Andanza Universitaria Tour

The award-winning contemporary dance ensemble Andanza, presented their stage productions at various institutions from the University of Puerto Rico. The Andanza Universitaria Tour was presented on March and April 2009. The show performed under the artistic direction of Puerto Rican choreographer and dancer Lolita Villanúa.

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The UPR inaugurates its Theater's Great Organ

The Theater of the University of Puerto Rico at the Rio Piedras Campus inaugurated its new great organ on March, 2009. The first recital of the Great Organ Opening series took place during the 53rd celebration of the Casals Festival (February 21 through March 19). In total, the Opening series included three recitals.

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UPR Anthology Series' books presentation

The University of Puerto Rico Press presented the re-launching of the Personal Anthologies Series in January 2009, with the reissue of earlier volumes and the inclusion of new ones. The presentation took place at the UPR Museum of History, Anthropology and Art at the Río Piedras Campus.

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