ACN: Dominican University Grants Honoris Causa Degree to Cuban Scholar
- Dominican University Grants Honoris Causa Degree to Cuban Scholar
HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 24 (acn) The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
(UASD) granted Cuban intellectual Armando Hart Davalos the Doctor
Honoris Causa degree.
Hart Davalos received the honorary degree from the hands of Franklin
Garcia Fermin, rector of the university in a meeting at the Aula
Magna of the University of San Geronimo of Havana.
Garcia Fermin said UASD granted the doctorate to Hart Davalos in
recognition of his revolutionary lifetime work and his contributions
to the culture directed to human and social progress.
After receiving the short cape, the pin and the ring symbolizing the
title, Hart Davalos dedicated the recognition to the five Cuban
antiterrorist fighters imprisoned in the US and said that the merit
went to the Cuban people.
Hart Davalos proposed to create a working team of experts from UASD,
the University of Havana, the National Jose Marti Program and the
Office of the Historian of Havana to research and set up projects
concerning the region.
As part of the homage ceremony, Dominican Republic's embassy to Cuba
presented Hart Davalos with a collection of the Complete Works of
Latin American thinker Juan Bosch.
The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo was the first one founded
in the American continent, by papal bull of Pope Paul III, on October
28 of 1538 and since then, the center has granted the Doctor Honoris
Cause title to very few personalities, such as presidents Rafael
Correa and Evo Morales, of Ecuador and Bolivia, respectively.