Bugs Bunny Takes on the Classics

Where did you first experience classical music? Perhaps your first exposure to Wagner, Schubert, Mozart, and others was through the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoons by Warner Bros., especially those starring that “rascally rabbit,” Bugs Bunny. The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library presents an exhibit of musical works that were “performed” by Bugs and company in cartoons from the 1930s to the 1970s. The exhibit, featuring the music of Richard Wagner, Franz von Suppé, Gioacchino Rossini, and Franz Liszt, will be on display through the month of September.

Graduate Research Series

A new round of the Graduate Research Series will be held this fall at the University of Miami Libraries. This is a golden opportunity to learn how to use better and faster the library resources and services through the session: “Tools for your Trade: An Information Toolkit”. Or how to deal with the research requirements, from information gathering to citation, through the session “Managing Your Research”. For those interested in the insights of the Electronic Thesis and Disertations the libraries have arranged the session “ETD: Who, What, When, How, Huh?” and, for an elite group of those who think ahead, this series could arm you with the elements you need to show up in the world of academic publishing through “Don’t Perish… Publish!”.

CHC Graduate Fellows Colloquium

Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellows Colloquium on September 7th

João Gonçalves
Anthropology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Many Bodies of the Hero: Nationalism and Monuments to Marti in Havana and Miami

Rachel Hynson
History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
The Aesthetic of Cuban Beauty in an Era of Economic Austerity, 1959-1964

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
4:00 p.m.

Elena Díaz-Versón Amos Conference Room, Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion
Otto G. Richter Library, Second Floor
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Rachel Hynson and João Gonçalves are recipients of CHC Graduate Fellowships in the Research category. Please join us as they present and discuss their work. Refreshments will be provided.

About the CHC Graduate Fellowships
The Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellowships provide assistance to graduate students who wish to use the research resources available in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. The goal of these Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.

The 2011 CHC Graduate Fellowships are generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation.

Please RSVP to chc@miami.edu or 305-284-4900.

Cartoons as Political Commentary

Now on Display – Cartoons as Political Commentary, Selections from the Cuban Heritage Collection

We invite you to visit us to view our latest exhibition, Cartoons as Political Commentary, Selections from the Cuban Heritage Collection.

Drawing from a rich tradition of political cartoons, this exhibition spotlights artists and publications that used the graphic medium to convey a pointed political message. In newspapers, magazines, and published works, artists created visual commentary that affirmed the printed text. These drawings had the power to parody, condemn, or make light of the situations around them and are unmatched by traditional print. The materials in view range from the 20th to the 21st centuries and include artists from the island and its diaspora, providing snapshots into the larger context of Cuban history.

This exhibition was organized by Meiyolet Méndez, Education and Outreach Librarian, and Kevin F. Mason, Graduate Student in the Department of Musicology at the Frost School of Music. It will be on display through the fall semester in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library.