Events

Bring Your Own Book Club

April 1-29

Join a community of other Miami University students ready to chat about what they've been reading. This month's topic: books by Black authors …

Inside the International Student Experience

April 19; 12 pm

Join the Miami University Alumni Association, the Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Molly Heidemann, and ISSS staff members for an inside look at the Miami international student experience …

"How Thomas Edison Invented @POTUS"

April 19; 7 - 8:15 pm

Dr. Susan Spellman, Department of History, Miami University, author of Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business, 1860-1940, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture …

Fall 2021 Info Session for International Students

April 20; 8 am

International Students and Scholar Services staff will present relevant info for international students continuing on campus, returning to campus or starting at Miami for Fall 2021. Topics will include: enrollment requirements, health concerns, and travel considerations …

"Hear Our Voices: Art Songs of Historical Women"

April 20; 6:30 pm

Undergraduate Research Forum

April 21; 9 am - 5:30 pm

Celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate students and their faculty and grad student mentors. During these sessions, over 400 students will tell their research stories about projects conducted as part of a class, an independent study, a community project, service-learning projects, creative projects, experiential learning, etc …

"Objects that Changed the World: Earthworks"

April 21; 6 pm

Speaker Sandra Garner is an Associate Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University and the Coordinator of American Studies. She has developed an interactive and long-term research partnership with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma …

"Behind the Scenes" Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Town Hall

April 22; 12 pm

Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Jayne E. Brownell, will conduct this town hall webinar …

"Archives of Addiction: Finding and forming narratives of recovery"

April 22; 4:30 pm

Speaker Leslie Jamison is the New York Times bestselling author of The Recovering, a critical memoir, two essay collections — The Empathy Exams and Make it Scream, Make it Burn — and a novel, The Gin Closet. This talk is part of the 2021 Marianne D. McComb Series on Creative Writing hosted by the Department of English …

"Dialect Diversity in American Sign Language"

April 22; 5 pm

Join Dr. Joseph Hill, Miami University Alumni, Associate Professor of AS and Interpreting Education National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology (expert on Black ASL), Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel Lecturer, ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures Program, Linguistics Department, California State University, Long Beach (Black, Deaf, Queer), and Dr. Melanie McKay-Cody, Linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist and Deaf Cherokee for a conversation on the dialect diversity in American Sign Language …

"The Life of Neil A. Armstrong"

April 22; 7 pm

Auburn University historian James R. Hansen has written on the history of science and aerospace technology for the past 30 years. His New York Times bestselling authorized biography First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong (2005), was adapted into the award-winning film, First Man (2019). His presentation, to commemorate Earth Day 2021, highlights the dramatic triumphs and challenges faced by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission …

"Hear Our Voices: Art Songs of Contemporary Women"

April 23; 6:30 pm

Poetry Reading: Kathleen Peirce + Brian Roley

April 27; 7 pm

This reading features Miami University Press poet Kathleen Peirce (Lion's Paw) and professor of creative writing Brian Roley (Ambuscade: poems) …

"Objects that Changed the World: Noise"

April 28; 12 pm

Speaker Mack Hagood is the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at Miami University. His book Hush: Media and Sonic Self Control (Duke University Press, 2019) is about "orphic media," apps and devices such as white noise makers and noise-canceling headphones, used to create a comfortable sense of space through sound …

Disposable Humanity: Film Screening & Discussion

April 28; 7 pm

Sponsored by the Kate Welling Family, this screening is part of a new feature-length documentary titled, Disposable Humanity. The film explores the historical events regarding the systematic extermination of 300,000+ disabled people housed in German, Austrian, and Polish psychiatric institutions …

"Mother Earth's Gallery of Broken Things"

April 28 - May 1

This climate change theatre action will address some of the following questions and more. What if animals could share their experiences of our environment? What would people from the future have to say to us right now? What keeps us from unifying as a species so that we can take action and live in harmony with our physical world? They will be explored through dance, stories, and visual imagery as we engage satire, comedy, mythology, tragedy, audience participation, and many diverse artistic styles and voices …

Craft Panel: Ebenbach, Dixon-Mays, Jamison, and Young

April 29; 4 pm

The Marianne D. McComb Series in Creative Writing continues with a craft panel on April 29th featuring authors David Ebenbach, Kimberly Dixon-Mays, Leslie Jamison, and Matt Young …

Hitler Youth Quex — Dr. Philipp Stiasny

April 29; 4:15 - 6 pm

Dr. Philipp Stiasny, a film historian in Berlin, Germany, will be giving a talk about Hitler Youth Quex, one of the first Nazi propaganda films produced under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Please be advised that his talk and the discussion after the talk will be in German …

"The Constitution and American Life"

May 3; 7 - 8:15 pm

Judge Michael McConnell, director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and one of the nation's leading authorities on the U.S. Constitution, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture …

Classes End

May 6

Internships for Creatives/Publishing Symposium

May 6; 4 pm

Meet with Miami seniors and alumni who have landed internships that used their English degrees. How did they find their internships? What got them the interview and the position? What would they have done differently? Come find wuy …

Wellness Day (no classes)

May 7

"NationaliTeas: Take a Sip Around the World"

May 7; 9:30 am - 5 pm

Find a new favorite type of uplifting beverage from across the world! A take-a-cup-to-go tea tasting station will be set up outside the International Student Center in the MacMillan Hall parking lot. A variety of international and regional teas will be available throughout the day, until supplies last …

Talk w/ Editors & Agents/Publishing Symposium

May 7; 4 pm

Join us for a panel discussion about what editors and agents are seeking with new writers and also how they got started in the publishing industry. Bonus: We'll also hear from the author of the book, Before and After the Book Deal

Study Days

May 8-9

Final Exams

May 10-15

May Commencement

May 15