Mainly Mozart Festival 2018

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

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 University of Miami Libraries are thrilled to have the honor of hosting the 25th anniversary season of the Mainly Mozart Festival. This year all regular season concerts and lectures will take place at the beautiful new Kislak Center at the University of Miami. In addition to its dazzling architecture, the Kislak Center was built to meet acoustical requirements for musical performances and provides state of the art audio-visual technology.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Kislak Center, a place of learning and discovery for the entire community, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary season of the Mainly Mozart Festival.

About the Kislak Center

At the heart of UM’s Coral Gables campus, a former lecture hall has been renovated and transformed into a place of learning and discovery to benefit the entire community: the Kislak Center at the University of Miami. Established with a landmark gift to the University of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Early Americas, Exploration and Navigation, the Center houses the departments of Special Collections and University Archives and features a grand reading room in which to serve researchers and visitors from anywhere in the world. The Center hosts public programming for the University’s centers, institutes, schools, colleges, and libraries during the evening and weekend hours, and the gallery showcases items from the vaults of these distinctive collections. Learn more.



Join us for an upcoming workshop presented by UM graduate student on March 19

Digital Pedagogy Workshops

This workshop is one in a series presented by advanced UM graduate students from the English and History Departments who are participating in the HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) network. No prior experience necessary; open to all faculty, students, and staff.

 

Monday, March 19, 2018
Wiki Writing: Whys, Whats, and Hows of Incorporating Wiki Assignments into Writing-Intensive Courses
3–4 p.m., Richter Library, 3rd floor, Information Literacy Lab

Presented by Marta Gierczyk (English)
Some of the very reasons that make professors skeptical about the place of Wikipedia in a college classroom are actually good reasons to integrate Wikis into your teaching toolkit. This info session will demonstrate how faculty use Wikis as dynamic and flexible collaboration tools to engage students, develop their writing craft, and facilitate “writing as a process” approach through collaborative research and writing, public knowledge construction, peer editing, and more. We will review a variety of Wiki-style assignments and consider best practices for integrating Wiki projects into a college course (using Wikipedia itself but also other platforms like PBWorks or Wikispaces).

 



You’re invited to the screening of “A Very Special Christmas: Global Impact”

Friday, March 2, 2018 | 6 p.m.

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Register to Attend

Join us for a film screening and talk with four UM graduate students in the School of Communication who travelled the world during the fall 2017 semester as part of a class project to document the stories of athletes and communities who have benefited from “A Very Special Christmas“—a holiday album series that benefits Special Olympics’ athletes with intellectual disabilities. The exhibition features screen captures from their video interviews.

A question-and-answer session will follow the screening. Light refreshments will be served after the session at a reception in the Digital Media Lab on the first floor of Richter Library.

Images from A Very Special Christmas: Global Impact are on view in the Lab through the end of the spring 2018 semester.

“Mphatso’s Medals”
Athlete Mphatso Chipwanya displays her gold medals after an interview. Mphatso is the only Special Olympics tennis player in the landlocked African nation of Malawi. Thanks to the A Very Special Christmas Record Grants, Mphatso proudly plays tennis with her peers, both with and without intellectual disabilities.

All images on exhibit were shot on assignment using a Canon 5D Mark iii for the film A Very Special Christmas: Global Impact.

From left to right: Marwan Alenezi, Julia Hienz, Emmy Petit-Frere, and David Aaro, University of Miami graduate students in the School of Communication and co-producers of A Very Special Christmas: Global Impact. The students created this film while enrolled in Journalism and Media Management 692 course, Special Topics In Journalism and Media Management. Photo by Morgan McKie

Special Olympics and A Very Special Christmas

Nearly 50 years ago, the Special Olympics was founded with a bold idea–use sports to help transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities make up three percent of the global population, yet all over the world they are denied a fair chance at life due to stigma, intolerance, and injustice.

Special Olympics now reaches 172 countries and five million athletes. This global reach is made possible by a venture that began in 1987 when an album series called A Very Special Christmas raised more than $126 million dollars for the Special Olympics, making it the most successful benefit recording of all time.

About the Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is the Create area of the Learning Commons which supports learning at the University of Miami. We provide expert support and consultation in the use of digital audio, video, and graphic design technology, as well as web development and image creation techniques. Every semester we showcase student work in our gallery space.

Questions? Please send an email to richterevents@miami.edu or call 305-284-4026.

UM is a smoke-free campus. Parking is available at the Purple Lots near San Amaro Drive.











CHC Research Colloquia 2017-2018: Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellows Speak on their Research

The Cuban Heritage Collection’s 2017-2018 Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Research Colloquia kicks off in August with several talks by researchers who will be describing their works in progress.

​Colloquia are scheduled for 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Held at the Elena Díaz-Versón Amos Conference Room in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library, these events are free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, August 1
  • John Ermer, Florida International University (History)
    The Lebanese Mahjar in Cuba
  • Asiel Sepulveda, Southern Methodist University (Art History)
    City Impressions: Frédéric Mialhe and the Making of Nineteenth-Century Havana
  • Thursday, August 3
  • Lilianne Lugo Herrera, University of Miami (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Transnational Black Bodies: Caribbean Perspectives on the Theater of the Cuban Diaspora
  • Thursday, August 10
  • Rodrigo Del Rio, Harvard University (Romance Languages and Literatures)
    Cuban Urban Imaginaries: Writing the City on the Verge of Revolution
  • Tuesday, August 15
  • Alberto Sosa Cabanas, Florida International University (Modern Languages)
    Racism, Celebration and Otherness: Depictions of Blackness in the Cuban Cultural Discourse (1790-1959)
  • Tuesday, August 22
  • Catherine Mas, Yale University (History, Program in the History of Science and Medicine)
    The Culture Brokers: Medicine, Anthropology, and Transcultural Miami, 1960-1990
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Corinna Moebius, Florida International University (Global and Sociocultural Studies)
    Transnational Racial Politics of Public Memory and Public Space in Little Havana’s Heritage District
  • Friday, December 15
  • Rosanne Sia, University of Southern California (American Studies and Ethnicity)
    Performing Fantasy in Motion: The Hemispheric Circulation of Women Performers, 1940-1960
  • William Kelly, Rutgers University (History)
    Revolución es [Re]construir: Housing Policy and Everyday Life in the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1989

Learn more about the Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowships »



Interested in working with data?

These data analysis workshops will use a General Social Survey (GSS) to help interpret and form conclusions using three software programs. We will examine each software’s environment, data importing capabilities, statistical tests (including chi-square and t-tests), descriptive statistics, and transforming variables.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. No prior experience is necessary to attend.

November 8  | November 29  |  December 6

All sessions 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Richter Library, 3rd floor | Information Literacy Lab

Learn more: http://library.miami.edu/working-with-data

Questions? E-mail Cameron Riopelle at criopelle@miami.edu


UM is a smoke-free campus. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive.



Join Us for Mindfulness at Richter on November 28 and December 12

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November 28 + December 12
4–4:30 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. Register here.

 


UM is a smoke-free campus. Parking is available at the Pavia Garage near Stanford Drive.