Global Perspectives with Robert Tomes

Global Perspectives with Robert Tomes
The Evolution of Cyber Threats
Monday, September 24, 2012 at 6pm
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive | Coral Gables, FL | 33146

Join the UM Libraries for the inaugural Global Perspectives Speaker Series with guest speaker Robert R. Tomes. Dr. Tomes is the Director of Tradecraft Advancement at BAE Systems Global Analysis business unit. Among his duties is preparing intelligence analysts to support full spectrum cyber security operations. He has 20 years’ experience working across the national security community in government, industry, think tanks, and nonprofits. He is currently a Director of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) and the President of the MapStory Foundation. His most recent publication is Hybrid Warfare and Transnational Threats (co-editor, CENSA, 2011).

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Didier Mutel to Speak at UM Libraries Special Collections

Didier Mutel: Writing with Fire
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6pm
Otto G. Richter Library | 8th Floor Special Collections 

Acclaimed French book artist and author Didier Mutel combines his deep knowledge of the craft of printing and engraving and his rebellious, punk-inspired revolutionary personal style to construct and deconstruct what we think of as a book. Working in one of the last surviving 18th century printers’ studios in Paris, Mutel mixes up classical methodologies and new technologies to create works that have both visual elegance and visceral power.  The University of Miami Special Collections has acquired one of the (very) limited edition copies of Mutel’s Forbes Simulacrum, which he defines as “a Danse Macabre for Billionaires,”  a take-off on the traditional Medieval text in which Death visits a variety of recognizable human types.  In his oversized, beautifully executed text, Death will be visiting a variety of billionaires from the Forbes list of richest people in the world.  Come view the book, watch a video of Mutel creating an engraving in the time it takes to hear Sid Vicious’ version of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” and hear his fascinating stories about re-envisioning the art of fine printing.

Watch a short video of Didier Mutel creating one of the ten plates that make up his work My Way…each of which was created-from polished plate to the first pull off the press–in the 3.56 minutes it takes Sid Vicious to sing My Way.

Image Courtesy of Didier Mutel

Graduate Research Series

A new round of the Graduate Research Series  2012 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 Dissertations the libraries have arranged the session “ETD: Who, What, When, How, Huh?” and, for an elite group of those who think ahead, this series will arm you with the elements you need for academic publishing through “Don’t Perish… Publish!”.

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