Events

"Rocks from Space: Tales of Life and Death"

February 17; 5:30 - 8 pm

Professor Meenakshi Wadhwa, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, delivers the 18th annual Baldwin in Frontiers Geology Lecture. Her research group is known for developing novel methodologies for isotope analyses of planetary materials for understanding the processes and timescales for events in the early Solar System and the abundance and origin of water on the terrestrial planets …

"Women's Rights, Orientalism and Civilizing Missions: Reflections on a Turkish Immigrant's Legacy to the Suffrage Movement"

February 17; 6 - 7:40 pm

Dr. Zeynep Aydogdu, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Gender, Empowerment, and Social Movements

Study Abroad Walk-in Advising

February 18; 1 - 3 pm

Stop by MacMillan Hall 214 to get your study abroad questions answered. No appointment needed …

"Coal Dust in the Wind: Reckoning with the Legacy of Mining in Wales"

February 18; 1:15 - 2:35 pm

Dr. William Price, Assistant Professor of Geography, Ball State University, gives this lecture which will explore the relationship between tourism and contemporary perceptions of past unsustainable industrial activity …

Fulbright Information Session

February 18; 5 pm

Interested in going abroad for a year after graduation to pursue graduate study, conduct independent research, or teach English? If so, come learn about the opportunities available with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program …

Mini Study Abroad Fair

February 20; 12 - 4 pm

Thinking about studying abroad? Explore your options for study and internships abroad at the Mini Study Abroad Fair. Stop by between 12-4 pm to talk with an advisor about your options …

"The Art and Science of Storytelling"

February 20; 3 - 6 pm

Communicating effectively with data is a skill imperative to master for influence in today's business climate. It is through data stories that organizational change happens. To begin, it's imperative to know the problem you are trying to solve. Knowing the question to be answered helps you interpret the results, and know what type of data you need to collect to solve the problem. Exploring this data allows you to compare expectations to reality, a vital step in any data analytics project. Formal modelling of the data highlights the insights, the stories, told by your data. These collective stories are the most influential way to ensure the insights are understood, socialized and acted upon …

Gilman Scholarship Information Session

February 21; 12 pm

The Gilman Scholarship provides up to $5000 to help students with high financial need offset the costs of studying abroad. Learn more about the application process at this information session …

National Study Abroad Day

February 24; 9:30 am - 12 pm

Come celebrate National Study Abroad day with the Education Abroad department. Grab some coffee and refreshments and chat with the study abroad advisors and ambassadors about all things study abroad. If you have gone abroad, we want to celebrate you too with a free "study abroad alum" button …

"Russia and Central Asia"

February 24; 11:40 am - 1 pm

Eugene Huskey, Stetson University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia and the World

Study Abroad 101

February 24; 6 - 7 pm

Interested in studying abroad? Bring your questions, learn all about study abroad, and grab some free pizza with the Education Abroad advisors …

"Black Queer Womanhood Matters: Searching for the Queer Herstory of Black Lives Matter in Television Dramas"

February 24; 6 - 7:40 pm

Dr. Leland Spencer, Associate Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary & Communication Studies, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Gender, Empowerment, and Social Movements

BioOhio Career Fair

February 25; 2 - 5 pm

This event connects job seekers with Ohio's growing bioscience organizations, featuring top employers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, R&D, and medical device industries. Attendees include recent and soon-to-be graduates as well as experienced individuals looking for new career paths …

Seven (theatre)

February 25; 7:30 pm

Programmed in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women's right to vote, this riveting LA Theatre Works documentary-play was conceived and written by seven female writers about seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia …

CIEE Study Abroad Information Session

February 27; 11:30 am

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations by sponsoring a wide variety of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences. Come learn about study abroad opportunites through CIEE. Summer and semester opportunities available …

"Why Anthropology Matters Now"

February 27; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

This lecture will outline what anthropology is, can be and should be, and offers a few specific musings on how anthropology can matter for humans and others in 2020 and beyond. Agustín Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, gives this Anthropology Day lecture …

"Diasporic Worldliness in Postcolonial Globalization"

February 27; 5 - 6 pm

Pheng Cheah's research interests include late 18th-20th century continental philosophy and contemporary critical theory, postcolonial theory and anglophone postcolonial literatures, theories of nationalism, cosmopolitanism and globalization, philosophy and literature, legal philosophy, social and political thought, and feminist theory …

"Worldwide Stories of Interconnected Lives"

February 27; 5 - 6:30 pm

This World Cafe Forum features the stories you need to tell and the world needs to hear. The event is open to international students and students returning from study abroad/away …

Black History Month Banquet

February 27; 6 - 9 pm

The Black Leadership Coalition and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion cordially invites you to attend the 2020 Black History Month Banquet. The featured keynote speaker is Robert Hendricks III Miami Alumni, BS '11 & MS '13 …

"Thinking Affective Injustice through Bergson"

February 28; 4:30 - 5:45 pm

Dr. Shiloh Whitney proposes a concept of affective injustice: a unique variety of social injustice that hinges on hierarchies of affective capacities rather than intellectual ones. She motivates the concept through an analysis of intellect-emotion distinctions in Bergson's account of laughter and of evolution, exposing a racializing imaginary exemplified in blackface minstrelsy …

"Lessons in Drag": An Evening with Lawhore Vagistan

February 28; 6 pm

Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Drama & Dance and the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University teaching at the intersection of performance studies and queer studies. Kareem is also a performance artist, working in drag, storytelling, body art, theater, and digital media …

"Shinnenkai"

February 28; 7:30 - 11 pm

Join us in this celebration of the New Year hosted by Anime, M.U. , Japanese Culture and Language Club, Martial Arts Club, Miami University , Miami Activities and Programming, Miami University Taiko Group …

"Russia and Ukraine"

March 2; 11:40 am - 1 pm

Tim Model, Miami University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia and the World

"Many Small Other Worlds: Politics and Feelings in the Music of The Ophelias"

March 2; 6 - 7:40 pm

Dr. Dan DiPiero, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Gender, Empowerment, and Social Movements

"Discourses of Ukrainian Nationhood Before and After 2014"

March 3; 1 - 2:30 pm

Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted within communities of Crimean internally displaced persons in the cities of Kyiv and Lviv, Austin Charron's talk will address the evolving role that Crimean Tatars have played in discourses of Ukrainian identity and nationhood before and after the Euromaidan and the annexation of Crimea in 2014 …

Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (film)

March 3; 6 - 9 pm

Attend the viewing of this film presented by Hidden Voices to learn more about how pop culture shapes a new generation's beliefs about gender, sexuality and violence on display among students on spring break …

MakeHERspace

March 4; 10 am - 4 pm

MakeHERspace is a celebration of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Miami University Libraries will honor the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment with two Suffrage Movement Banner Workshops with Sarah Marsom …

"We Can End Homelessness (But Not If We Keep Acting Like This)"

March 5; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Homelessness advocate Grover-Wehman Brown will give a one hour lecture open to all Miami faculty, students and staff and the public. In the talk, Grover will present research on what works to end homelessness, why certain populations such as Black people, formerly incarcerated people, queer and transgender people, and youth are over-represented in the rate of people that experience homelessness, and share case examples of how individual and local collective behavior contributes to the widespread housing crisis …

"Climate Justice: Addressing Climate Change in a Just and Equitable Manner"

March 5; 6 pm

The Drs. Gene and Carol Willeke Frontiers in Environmental Science Distinguished Lecture will be given by Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WEACT for Environmental Justice …

MUCAT Research Symposium: "Engineering Better Healthcare"

March 5-6

The Miami University Center for Assistive Technology hosts this event. If you would like attend please register at Engineering Better Healthcare

Social Innovation Weekend: Food Insecurity

March 6-8

Social Innovation Weekend (SIW) is an intense 3-day experience in which students, professionals, and community members use entrepreneurial skills to tackle a significant social challenge …

"Russia and the Baltics"

March 9; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Neringa Klumbyte, Miami University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia and the World

"Through the Agency of Words: 19th Century Women, Lunacy, and Literacy"

March 9; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Pam Takayoshi, Professor of Rhetoric & Composition, Kent State University, discusses her research …

"P’urhépecha Women & Rebellion at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century"

March 9; 6 - 7:40 pm

Dr. Yuridia Ramírez, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Gender, Empowerment, and Social Movements

"The Future of the Mind"

March 9; 7:30 - 9 pm

Guest speaker Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York, is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is the co-founder of string theory, the leading candidate today for the theory of everything …

Celebrating Global Sisterhood

March 11; 4:30 - 6 pm

This year's Celebrating Global Sisterhood features student performers and testimonial speakers, presentation of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award, and keynote speaker Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Western College graduate and 15th President of the League of Women Voters of the United States …

"Everyday Corruption in Russia: Lessons from the Soviet Past"

March 11; 5:30 - 7 pm

James Heinzen, Rowan University, gives this lecture …

March Spring Street Reading

March 11; 7:30 pm

This reading features writing by 3 creative writing MFA students: Ariel Clark-Semyck, Frenci Nguyen, and Rachel Giesel Grimm. Spring Street Readings are organized by Oxford Magazine, a graduate student-run lit magazine, with sponsorship from Miami University Press …

The Wolves (theatre)

March 11-14

Eleven young women on a youth soccer team, the Wolves, come together on Saturday to practice and play. Their unbridled conversation reveals their insecurities and their resilience. Can individuals from very different backgrounds find common ground and bond as a team? …

Government, Social Services, Non-Profit Career Expo

March 12; 9 - 11 am

This event is for all Miami University students and alumni seeking a full-time job, internship, part-time, or volunteer experience. This event is an opportunity for you to present yourself professionally, in person to a potential employer, while showcasing your communication skills. The keys to a successful experience are preparation and follow up …

"Abortion and Abandonment of Children in Soviet Lithuania, 1945-1989"

March 12; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Ieva Blaciune, The Lithuanian Institute of History, gives this lecture …

Coffee and Conversation with Michelle Wright

March 12; 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Join Professor Stefanie Dunning for an informal talk with Michelle about her work. Michelle M. Wright is the Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor of English at Emory University, where she teaches courses on black and African diasporic literatures, cultures, and theory with an emphasis on gender, class, and sexuality …

"Race and Temporality: From Newtonian Blackness to Quantum Diasporic Spacetimes"

March 12; 5 pm

Guest speaker Michelle M. Wright is the Longstreet Professor of English at Emory. Her research focuses on literary, cultural, philosophical and political discourses on Blackness and Black identity in the Anglophone, Francophone, and Germanophone African Diaspora, from the 18th to 21st centuries. Her work Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology (UMN Press, 2015), uses theories of time from lay discourses in theoretical physics, philosophy, history, and literature to show how theorizations of Blackness become more accurate and inclusive when we move from understanding Blackness as a "what" to a "when" and a "where" …

"Exploring Bias and Cultivating Community through Embodied Mindfulness"

March 12; 7 pm

Join Professor Rhonda Magee in this Harry Armogida Memorial Lecture for a reflection on how contemplative practices support us in working with bias and building just, equitable communities for teaching, learning and growing together …

Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning

March 13; 12 - 1 pm

This book reading and discussion will be on the account of the author Julija Sukys's Lithuanian grandparents: her grandmother, deported to Siberia in June 1941, and her grandfather, who participated in the murder of local Jewish populations …

"Lithuania: 30 Years of Independence"

March 16; 1 - 2:45 pm

This Freedom Symposium consists of a discussion of Lithuania's independent status, featuring short presentations by Kestas Pikunas, former president of the World Lithuanian Youth Association and publisher of the journal Passport, Emeritus Professor of History Saulius Sužiedėlis (Millersville University), and Professor and Endowed Chair in Lithuanian Studies Giedrius Subačius (University of Illinois at Chicago) …

"30 Years Since Lithuania's Independence from the USSR": A Discussion"

March 16; 4:30 - 6 pm

Dalia Grybauskaite, former President of Lithuania, gives the annual Havighurst Center Lecture …

"Politics, Gender, and the Black Power Divide: Shirley Chisolm and the Cleveland Stokes Brothers"

March 16; 6 - 7:40 pm

Dr. Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor in the Department of History, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Gender, Empowerment, and Social Movements

Reading: Patricia Lockwood

March 16; 7:30 pm

Patricia Lockwood is an American poet and essayist. Her memoir Priestdaddy was named one of the 10 best books of 2017 by The New York Times