Theses and Dissertations Service is Moving

University of Miami Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service is Moving

The University of Miami Graduate School ETD service has been moved to the University of Miami Scholarly Repository at:

After April 4, 2011, submissions by UM graduate students will be added to the Scholarly Repository. The new site features access to UM dissertations in the ProQuest Digital Dissertations dating from 1961 through 2007, and access to University of Miami electronic theses and dissertations from late 2006 to the present. Currently, over 4400 dissertations and 200 Master’s theses are accessible through the Scholarly Repository.

Graduates submitting their dissertations through the new service will retain the same options for providing access to their dissertations, which include offering unrestricted access, access for the UM campus only, or embargoing access to their dissertations.

The new service offers two important advantages to users. The new site is consistently crawled by Google and is cross searchable with other content in the UM Repository and repositories worldwide. This means that ETDs in this system will be more discoverable and accessible to researchers and scholars. Another feature of the new site is that users who include their email addresses will receive monthly reports of how often their work is downloaded.

For more information contact

In Search of Freedom: Cuban Exiles and the U.S. Cuban Refugee Program

We invite you to visit us to view our latest exhibition, In Search of Freedom: Cuban Exiles and the U.S. Cuban Refugee Program, the launch of which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Cuban Refugee Program.

The exodus from Cuba that began with the Revolution of 1959 lacked precedent in Cuban history. The United States had never before been the first country of asylum for such a large number of political refugees – 1,700 per week by the end of 1960. The American response to the crisis also made history through the U.S. Cuban Refugee Program of 1961 that welcomed more than half a million exiles during the next two decades.

This exhibition is on display through June in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library. An online version of this exhibit highlighting just some of the unique photographs from the Cuban Refugee Center Records will be made available soon. There will also be a related event in March co-sponsored by the Federation of Cuban Students and Operation Pedro Pan Group. Additional details will be forthcoming.

2nd Annual Edible Book Day

Do you love books? And food? And art? And fun?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you’ll want to participate in the UM Libraries Special Collections Second Annual Edible Book Festival, on April 1, 2011. This celebrated event was initiated by book artist Judith A. Hoffberg in 1999, and quickly became an international sensation.

The rules for participating in the contest are simple: your entry should relate to books and reading, and it has to be edible (sweet or savory, raw or cooked…it’s all good!). You can take inspiration from a poem, a beloved piece of cover art, manga, a famous author, a scroll…just use your imagination and your culinary skills! Participants must register by March 25th in order to submit an entry.

To Register: Send an email to . Include your name or team name w/ list of members, title of entry, and title of book inspiring entry (if applicable).


* All UM students, faculty, or staff are invited to participate
* You can enter as an individual or as a team (i.e. roommates, departments, lab partners, etc.)
* Participants must register by March 26, 2010
* Entries must be primarily edible and must represent some sort of book qualities. It is up to the individual or team what constitutes a book.
* Entries should hold their shape while on display [ca. 2.5 hrs without refrigeration]
* Entries must be delivered to Richter Library Circulation on April 1, 2010 by 11:30 am. You are welcome to display your book inspiration [or cover image] alongside your entry.
* Multiple entries allowed if space permits.

11:00- Noon: Edible Entries accepted, installed, and photographed in Richter Lobby
Noon-1:30 pm: Public viewing and judging
1:30-2:00 pm: Votes counted, prizes awarded
2:00- 3:00pm: Entries eaten by participants and viewers

Prizes will be awarded for “Wittiest Pun”, “ Most Book-Like”, and “Best in Show”. Entries will be displayed in the Richter Library lobby and photographed. Around 2pm, participants and viewers will grab forks and “eat our own words”.

Email ; or contact Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections : 305-284-3247
website: Edible Book Festival

The University of Miami Libraries Scholarly Repository

The University of Miami Libraries’ have implemented an Open Access (OA) Scholarly Repository built to preserve and disseminate publications and related materials created by UM researchers and scholars. The Repository is powered by Digital Commons software created by the Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) and is accessible at

Faculty interested in submitting their publications can work with Library staff to identify and verify materials for inclusion in the Repository. Staff will review copyright, request permissions, and handle all administrative tasks necessary to include the materials. Examples of Repository content include journal articles, including pre-prints and post-prints, conference papers, presentations, technical reports, working papers, and lecture series. Faculty will be notified if submitted materials cannot be included in the Repository due to format type or copyright reasons.

The research and scholarship available in institutional repositories has grown significantly in recent years. Today, there are over 18 million articles and other items stored in repositories across the country, and that number continues to rise. The Libraries’ Scholarly Repository joins the University of Pennsylvania’s ScholarlyCommons repository, Columbia’s Academic Commons repository, Syracuse University Library’s SURFACE repository, and more than 300 other repositories in the U.S. and 1300 repositories worldwide.

There are many advantages to including work in the Repository. Open Access articles are cited significantly more than non-OA articles, OA work can reach more potential users of information, work in the Repository is preserved, and the Repository allows for simplified sharing of presentations and other supplements to published work.

For more information or to submit a publication, email or contact John Renaud at 305-284-4049. For Frequently Asked Questions regarding the repository, please visit