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IRCA founder receives distinguished medal

Dr. Stefano Varese, founder of IRCA and UC-Davis Professor Emeritus, was awarded the Haydee Santamaría Medal by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba in recognition of his intellectual contributions to the Americas.

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