Join Us for “Mainly Mozart” Two-Part Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 11 & 18

About the Lecture Series
This two-part series will explore how all the breakthroughs in the arts and political world took us into the 18th century Classical era and 19th century Romanticism – both periods of enormous change and innovation. From Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Schubert, Brahms, and Berlioz – these lectures will prepare devoted audiences and new friends for the coming delights of the Mainly Mozart Festival.

Click the image to watch a video of Frank Cooper describing the lecture series.

About the Speaker
Musicologist and Founding Music Director of the Mainly Mozart Festival, Frank Cooper is an award-winning Research Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the University of Miami. He has appeared in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe as a pianist, harpsichordist, and lecturer. To his credit are more than 100 published articles, annotations for recordings, radio and television broadcasts, and multiple series of public lectures. He created Butler University’s Festival of Neglected Romantic Music, and directed the Indianapolis Festival Music Society’s summer festivals of early music for thirty-five years. The American Liszt Society elected him to four successive terms as its President. He was Musical Director of the Coral Gables Mainly Mozart Festival for eighteen seasons. An Advisor to the Miami International Piano Festival, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Miami’s Vizcaya Museum have awarded him honorary curatorships. The National Federation of Music Clubs presented him its Presidential Citation, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture its Franz Liszt Centennial Medal, and the Frost School of Music its award for Excellence in Teaching. Two spaces in the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios are designated with his name, and two guest-lectureships in the Frost School have also been created in his honor.


Delray String Quartet
Acclaimed as a “World-Class String Quartet” by the Palm Beach Post, the Delray String Quartet has clearly established itself as one of the cultural jewels of South Florida. Learn more »


Charles D. Eckman, Ph.D., Dean of Libraries, University of Miami

“We are thrilled at the University of Miami Libraries to have the honor of hosting a lecture series in collaboration with this year’s Mainly Mozart Festival.

Produced by the Miami Chamber Music Society, the Mainly Mozart Festival is one of the most beloved and respected chamber music series in Miami, consistently presenting exceptional classical artists to the South Florida community. The two lectures will be presented by Frank Cooper, University of Miami Research Professor Emeritus of Musicology. Professor Cooper is a world-renowned scholar, having devoted his life to studying the arts while simultaneously pursuing careers as a teacher, writer, lecturer and performer. Both lectures will take place at the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion in the Otto G. Richter Library on the Coral Gables campus.

We look forward to seeing you at this new and important component of the Festival’s 24th Anniversary season!”


Questions? Email miamichambermusicsociety@gmail.com or call 786-556-1715.


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Join Us for “Parallels of Practice: The Dialogue of Science and Philosophy” on April 11

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Otto G. Richter Library | 3rd Floor Conference Room
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

“Parallels of Practice” will bring an expert panel of philosophers and scientists together to engage with each other’s work, discuss recent scientific critiques of philosophy, and to identify fruitful, and sometimes surprising, areas of interaction between the two disciplines. Organized and facilitated by Library Research Scholar and Foote Fellow Joshua Myers, the panel will be highly interactive and audience members are invited to ask questions and join the conversation.

Featured Panelists

About the Library Research Scholars Program
The Library Research Scholars program offers University of Miami undergraduate students a unique, librarian faculty-mentored learning experience involving a deep and active engagement with the University of Miami Libraries’ research collections and service programs. The program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to build upon their own interests, develop transferable skills, and create an intellectual product that is shareable with others. The program is jointly sponsored by the Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Dean of the Libraries. Learn more »

Questions? Email richterevents@miami.edu or call 305-284-4026.


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Now Boarding | Explore Pan Am’s Digital Archive

Thanks to a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the first group of images from the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records collection have recently landed on the University of Miami Libraries’ Digital Collections website.

Left and center: Fly by Clipper to Hawaii brochure cover and fold-out map, 1949. Right: Miami to Nassau flight map brochure.

Housed in Special Collections at the Otto G. Richter Library, the Pan Am collection is one of UM’s most researched and extensive, containing historical brochures, newsletters, periodicals, correspondence, photographs, and many other records documenting the 60-plus years of aviation history and world impact of the iconic airline. “From gender issues related to the early hiring and treatment of female flight attendants to a local artist constructing a larger-than-life cardboard model of a jet fighter, the collection is vast and eclectic. It’s a source of continuous discoveries, most of them fascinating and delightful,” says Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections.

Continuing the work of a previous NHPRC-funded grant completed in 2014 to re-process the collection in its entirety, the digitization efforts of this project will ultimately add over 100,000 pages of brochures, timetables, directories, annual reports, and periodicals from the printed materials series to Digital Collections, where the materials are fully text searchable and available to the public for browsing and research purposes.

Digitization Grant Project Manager Gabriella Williams.

“This ongoing project will not only help with improving the discovery and accessibility of the collection worldwide, but will also serve to foster collaboration with other airline companies and institutions,” says Gabriella Williams, digitization grant project manager. Williams has worked extensively with periodicals as Serials Technician at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and brings a strong background in digitization from the Florida Institute of Technology. She started with UM Libraries on February 20 and is supervising the 1.5-year project.

Directing the grant’s workflow, Williams is responsible for entering metadata, flagging duplicates, choosing the best copies for scanning, creating special handling instructions for large fold-outs and maps, and working with student employees to perform quality control checks on the digital images. The next group of boxes to be digitized includes publications that date from the World War II era. “Pan Am played a crucial role in aviation and global history during this time period, as the company was the leader in creating transportation routes and had already established a large fleet of aircrafts, which was invaluable to the war effort in the United States,” says Williams.

Williams reviews executive staff memorandums from the 1930s prior to digitization.



Utilizing GIS Data Workshop: Developing Conservation Strategies for Florida’s Forests on March 31

Otto G. Richter Library
1st Floor GIS Lab
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

Taught by Taught by GIS Librarian Abraham Kaleo Parrish

Developing Conservation Strategies for Florida’s Forests
You are an intern with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and have been tasked with developing strategies for conserving Florida’s forests. You want to analyze the different types of forests in Florida, determine which parts are in most need of conservation, and develop strategies that promote conservation.

Skills Covered
On the Internet:

  • identify and download forest and related GIS data
  • utilize web tools such as ESRI’s Community Analyst and the Florida Forest Service’s Smoke Screening Tool

In ArcGIS:

  • classification, symbolization, change detection, raster and field calculation, raster to vector conversion, buffering, and proximity analysis

No registration required. First come, first served. Lab can accommodate 12 participants.

Questions? Email gislib@miami.edu or call 305-284-9488.


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Join Us for Mindfulness at Richter on March 29, 4:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 29
4:30 – 5 p.m.

Otto G. Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room
1300 Memorial Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146

Co-presented by the UM School of Law

Join us for a practice session in mindfulness led by Scott Rogers, Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mindfulness in Law Program. This 30-minute session will introduce the fundamentals in mindfulness with five minutes of gathering and readying for practice, a 15-minute lightly-guided practice, and five-minute period of quiet discussion.

This free program is open to UM faculty, staff, students, and friends.

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