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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19131.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19131

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Transcript A Mission of Friendship In October 1987, Houstonians played host to the King and Queen of Spain, who toured our world-famous Medical Center, and made a very special trip to the sculpture gardens at Hermann Park. There, King Carlos unveiled a sculpture of a fellow Spaniard, who had tremendous impact upon not only his own country, but ours as well. The sculpture was a gift from the Spanish government to the city to help celebrate the sesquicenten- nial. The bust was of explorer Cabeza de Vaca, an explorer of the 16th century. Attendants dressed in colonial costumes brightened the bleak, rainy scene, and the orchestra played traditional Spanish tunes which seemed to stir up visions of past glory and added an air of authenticity to the entire proceedings. The gift's appropriateness was enhanced by the choice of its sculptress, Pilar Cortella de Rubin, a native of Seville, and a long-time resident of Houston. She is the wife of Spanish professor Walter Rubin, a former recipient of the university's Teaching Excellence award. Her husband wrote a short accompanying narrative of the exploits of de Vaca for the ceremony. For Pilar Cortella de Rubin, this work is especially important to her for she takes pride in finally being able to honor and intrepid Spanish explorer who she feels is a hero in his own right. Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was an explorer and chronicler of Spanish and Texan history. He was the first to give an indepth account of the Texas area, writ- CABEZA DC VACA ten when he was shipwrecked off the Gulf Coast in 1528. He made his way inland, only to be captured by Indians and enslaved. Of the 600 men with him when he shipwrecked, only four survived to recount their tragic tale in Spain. He was the first European trader in Texas, and, appropriate to the site of his bust, the first man to perform open heart surgery in the New World. With the gift of this sculpture, the Spanish government hopes to symbolize their desire to continually create and enhance their ties with the city of Houston and the state of Texas. Texas is a state where Spanish is the language most spoken after the English language. It is hoped that this gift will lead to a long and lasting relationship between two places which seem to have so much in common. — Rebecca Lee King Carlos of Spain addresses a crowd of dignitaries, including his wife, Queen Sophia, Mayor Kathy Whitmire, and several Med Center physicians, at the dedication ceremony. All photos by Rebecca Lee. Foul weather did little to dampen the spirits of King Carlos as he admired the bust he had commissioned. Professor Walter Rubin helped his wife write a dedication for her statue. Dr. Rubin is a recipient of the distinguished teacher award. Pilar Corteilo de Rubin proudly accepts congratulations from the crowd. 12 University of Houston