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Volume II, No. 4 March 1, 1965
The University of Florida Latinamericanist is a bi-weekly calendar and newsletter distributed on alternate Fridays. Items for publication should be submitted to the editor Suzanne Hodgman, University Libraries, by noon of the Tuesday preceding the Friday distribution date. The editor reserves the right to select and edit all material submitted. Persons desiring to be placed on the mailing list should call the Center for Latin American Studies (University Extension 2224).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, MARCH 1 14, 1965 March 3: Latin American Colloquium. Speaker; Arthur Bernardes Weiss,, "An Historical
Approach to Some Problems of Agricultural Development in Brazil." Florida
Union, Oak Room, 8 p.m. Public invited.
March 4: Archibald Singham, Department of Political Science, University of the West
Indies, will lecture before the Political Science colloquium on "Race, Class,
and Ideology in British Guiana." McCarty Hall, Agriculture Library Auditorium, 3:15 p.m. Public invited.
March 4: Music by Villa Lobos. VRUF-FM, 7:30 p.m. March 5: Jacques Barrau, ethnobotanist, will give the following lectures:
"Primitive Agriculture in the Tropics." McCartyHall, Room 121, 11 a.m.
"Ethnoecology of Tropical Oceania." Building OE, 3:30 p.m.
Public invited to these lectures.
March 5: Selections of symphonic music by various Brazilian composers. WRUF-FM,
March 10: International Host Committee Coffee Hour. Florida Union, Johnson Lounge,
7:30 p.m. Public invited.
March 10: "0 Guarani" (complete opera). WRUF-FM, 7:30 p.m. March 11: Kenyon Poole, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University, will address
the College of Business Administration seminar on "Taxes and Economic Growth in Perd: A Case Study." Matherly Hall, Room 18, 3:40 p.m. Public invited.
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In commemoration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Rio de Janeiro,
!the week of March 17-24 has been proclaimed "Brazilian Week" by President J. Wayne Reitz. Programs and exhibits on Brazil will be featured throughout the period. One of the highlights will be a talk by Dora Alencar de Vasconcellos, distinguished Brazilian poet and Consul General of Brazil in New York, on "Modern Brazilian Poetry."
Brazilian Week is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Language and Area Program, and the Brazilian-Portuguese Club. General chairmen are Alfred Hower, Professor of Portuguese, and H61cio Andrade Martins, Visiting Associate
Professor of Portuguese.
An advance, definitive program for Brazilian Week is appended as a supplement to this issue of the Latinamericanist,
COLLOQUIUM WILL HEAR WEISS
"An Historical Approach to Some Problems of Agricultural Development in Brazil" is the topic chosen by Arthur Bernardes Weiss, Visiting Associate Professor of History, for his talk before the Latin American Colloquium at its next meeting, March 3.
Professor Weiss will present a new perspective on Brazilian agrarian studies, discussing three agricultural types in Brazil: the plantation, primitive land rotation, and the varied forms of land use in the colonization of the southwest.
Professor Weiss is a member of the faculties of"the Escola Nacional de Ciencias Estatfsticas of the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatfsticas and of the Instituto Rio Branco of the Minist6rio das Relaqes Exteriores, in Rio de Janeiro.
Ron Seckinger, Department of History, will act as moderator.
The Center for Latin American Studies is offering a limited number of grants for scholarly research in the social sciences (including law) and the humanities for the academic fiscal year beginning July 1, 1965.
The Research Committee will meet three times a year to consider applications. Proposals for work to be initiated this summer must be submitted by March 8, 1965. Awards ll be announced before March 22.
Announcements and application forms may be obtained from the office of the Center for
Latin American Studies, Room 450, Main Library.
LIBRARIES PLAN PUBLICATION
lena Peraza, Catalog Department, University Libraries, is compiling a list of refernces, with their abbreviations, for use in establishing the correct entry for Latin Aerican authors. It is planned to issue the list as a number of "Cuadernos bibliotecol6gicos" (Columbus Memorial Library, Pan American Union).
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Jacques Barrau, author of several monographs on the ethnobotany of the South Pacific, will visit the campus, March 5-6, under the sponsorship of the Caribbean-Reasarch Pro~gram. He has just completed a semester of teaching at Yale. In addition to giving the
~two public lectures noted in the SCHEDULE OF-EVENTS, Professor Barrau will be available for consultation. Anyone wishing to confer with him should contact Hugh Popenoe, University Extension 2716.
Dr. Archibald Singham, Department of Political Science of the University of the West Indies, will be on campusMarch 4-5 to discuss political science studies in the West 'Indian area. In addition to presenting the lecture announced in the SCHEDULE CF EVENTS,
Dr. Singham will be available for consultation. Interested persons should contact the Political Science Office, University Extension 2904, for an appointment.
Dr. Floyd E. Davis, AID, Jamaica, and Mr. Winston Stuart, Chief Technical Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica, visited the University on February 24-25 to discuss a possible AID contract in Jamaica. Emphasis of the contract would be on agricultural engineering.
On February 18, John C. McKinney, Duke University, and Charles G. Bridges, Staff Member, aU. S. Office of Education site inspection team, visited the University in connection with the proposed International Studies-Graduate School building.
The Committee. on Special Activities and Projects of the Conference on Latin American History met at the University of Florida, February 19-20. Under a $125,000 Ford Foundation grant, the Committee is directing the preparation of a series of basic reference works for the study of Latin American history. Members of the Committee are: Howard Cline, Hispanic Foundation,, Library of Congres's (Chairman); Woodrow W. Borah, University of California (Berkeley); Robert Burr, UCLA; Charles Gibson, University of Iowa; John A. Harrison, University of Texas; Lyle McAlister, University of Florida; John
Phelan, University of Wisconsin.
Archie Carr, Graduate Research Professor of Biology, will leave again shortly for Costa Rica to continue his studies of sea turtles. This trip will be concerned principally
with nesting behavior.
T. J. Cunha, Professor of Animal Science, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Latin America Board of the National Academy of Sciences. This Board advises the government on science and technology programs for Latin America.
William D. Macdonald, Professor of Law,, attended the American Bar Association Conference on Counseling Clients on Central and South American Trade and Investment, February 1113, in New Orleans. While there, he consulted with representatives of the American Bar Association on the exchange of bi-lingual teaching personnel in inter-American legal education.
William D. Macdonald addressed the Law School, University of Mississippi, on the general subject of Latin American legal education, February 13.
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J. Wayne Reitz, President of the University, has been invited to join eight other college and university presidents at the conference of the Council on Higher Education in the American Republics (CHEAR), to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 7-12.
T. Lynn Smith, Professor of Sociology, will be at the University of California (Berkeleyl March 1-2, to lecture on "Agrarian Reform in Latin America" and to conduct a seminar on "Urbanization in Latin America."
In January, the University of Florida Press released volume 14 of the Caribbean Conference Series, The Caribbean: Mexico Today, edited by A. Curtis Wilgus, and volume 26 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, edited by Earl J. Pariseau. The Handbook is now divided into two parts, humanities and social sciences, to be published in alternate years. Volume 26 covers the humanities. The Caribbean: Mexico Today was reviewed by Lewis F. Haines, Director, University of Florida Press, at the weekly Cafezinho at Rollins College, February 6.
Harry Kantor, Professor of Political Science, and Lyle McAlister. Director, Center for Latin American Studies, have authored chapters in the newly published Dynamics of Change in Latin American Politics (John D. Martz, editor. Prentice Hall, 1965). Professor Kantor's chapter is entitled "Aprismo: Perd's Indigenous Political Theory" (pp. 86-92), and Professor McAlister's, "Civil-Military Relations in Latin America," (pp. 256-262).
P R 0 C L A M A T 1 0 N
This year the city of Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil and one of the truly great cities of the world is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its founding. In honor of this occasion, numerous public events are being held in Rio and throughout Brazil during 1965.
We at the University of Florida have a special interest in Brazil because of our strong and expanding program of Brazilian studies, the extensive research of our faculty members on Brazilian topics, the regular participation of Brazilian scholars in our research and instructional programs, and the frequent professional visits of members of our faculty and administration to Brazil.
It is appropriate, therefore., that we join our Brazilian friends in celebrating Rio de Janeiro's quadricentennial and it is with great pleasure that I proclaim the week of March 17-24.? 1965., as "Brazilian Week" at the University of Florida. During this week the Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Language and Area Program, and the BrazilianPortuguese Club will jointly sponsor a variety of programs dealing with Brazil.
J. Wayne Reitz
University of Florida
University of Florida
March 17-24, 1965
(In Honor of the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of the City of Rio de Janeiro)
Wednesday, March 17
1:30 P.M. Presbyterian University Center. "Brazil Today: an Historical,
Sociological, and Geographic View." Panel discussion by A. B. Weiss,
J. V. D. Saunders, and R. E. Crist. (Special Program of the International Relations Group of the University Women's Club.)
8:15 P.M. University Auditorium. Concert by University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward C. Troupin, featuring Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras," No. 5. Sarah Traverse Turner, Soprano.
Thursday, March 18
7:30 P.M. University Library, Room 403. Lecture: "Modern Brazilian Poetry."
Dora Alencar de Vasconcellos, Distinguished Brazilian Poet and Consul
General of Brazil in New York.
Friday, March 19
7:30 P.M. McCarty Hall, Room 2. National Educational Television Film, "Brazil:
The Take-Off Point," on closed circuit TV, to be followed by a roundtable discussion on Brazil. Panel members: J. V. D. Saunders, R. E.
Crist, R. W. Bradbury, A. B. Weiss, H. Kantor, A. Hower, W. D. Macdonald, T. Lynn Smith.
Monday, March 22
8:00 P.M. University Library, Room 403. Lecture: "Changing Values of Brazilian
Society." T. Lynn Smith, Graduate Research Professor of Sociology,
author of Brazil: People and Institutions.
Tuesday, March 23
7:30 P.M. University Library, Room 403. Special meeting of the BrazilianPortuguese Club, dedicated to the city of Rio de Janeiro, "A Cidade Maravilhosa." Films and music of Rio, with commentary by visiting
Brazilian Professors Arthur Bernardes Weiss and H61cio Andrade Martins.
Wednesday, March 24
8:30 P.M. Medical Center Auditorium. Award-winning Brazilian film, "The Given
Word" ("0 Pagador de Promessas"). Winner of Golden Palm Award at
Cannes International Film Festival, and Best Film Award at San Francisco International Film Festival. Portuguese dialogue with English
March 15-30: University Library, Second Floor. Exhibit of some outstanding works
by Brazilian writers and artists; also some works on Brazil by University of Florida faculty members and by the University of Florida Press.
March 15-29: Florida Union, Main Floor. Exhibit of Brazilian Arts and Crafts.
March 4-30: Radio Station WRUF-FM. Special programs of recorded Brazilian music,
March 4, 7:30 P.M.: Villa-Lobos, Quartet No. 6, and "Bachianas Brasileiras," Nos. 1 and 5.
March 5, 7:30 P.M.: Selections of symphonic music by various Brazilian composers, including Gomes, Nepomuceno, Villa-Lobos, Nogueira, Oswald, Mignone, Guarnieri, Farinelli and Fernandez.
March 10, 7:30 P.M.: Carlos Gomes, "0 Guarani" (complete opera).
March 15, 7:30 P.M.: Villa-Lobos, "Momoprecoce"; Respighi, "Brazilian Impressions"; Milhaud, "Saudades do Brasil."
March 25, 7:30 P.M.: Villa-Lobos, "Preludes for Guitar," and Piano Music.
March 30, 7:30 P.M.: Guarnieri, "Suite for the Fourth Centennial of Sao Paulo,If and "Choro" for Cello and Orchestra.
On March 16, at 8:00 P.M., in the Florida Union Oak Room, the Latin American Colloquium will present a discussion by T. Lynn Smith of "The Sociological Aspects of Development Programs in Brazil."
On March 25, at 7:30 P.M., WUFT-TV will present a repeat showing, on Channel 5, of the NET film, "Brazil: The Take-Off Point." At various times during the month of March, Radio Station WRUF-AM will broadcast
recordings of Brazilian popular music, including bossa nova, carnival, and folk music.
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