January Graduation Date (no ceremony)

January 22

Spring Semester Begins

January 24

The New Race Science

February 7 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Angela Saini is a science journalist and the author of three books. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim and named a book of the year by the Financial Times. She is a frequent guest on British television programs and a presenter on BBC radio. Her writing has appeared in The Sunday Times, New Scientist, National Geographic, and Wired.

Spring Street Reading Series

February 7 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Lloyd (Fiction), Kara (Nonfiction), Sean (Poetry)

CAS Distinguished Educator Lecture: Dr. Rodney Coates - "Critical Race Theory and the Search for Truth"

February 10 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies Rodney D. Coates, one of the 2021 Distinguished Educators from the College of Arts and Science, gives his lecture on "Critical Race Theory and the Search for Truth." Sponsored by the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies and the College of Arts and Science.


Winning Reparations: John Tateishi and The Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations

February 15 6:00pm to 7:00pm

John Tateishi, then National Redress Director for the Japanese American Citizens' League, will provide critical insight into how this victory was fought and won and consider which lessons can and cannot be carried forward in today's struggles for reparations among African American and Indigenous communities.

This is My Story, This is My Song: Black Music, Black Sound, and the Unmasking of Post-Racial America

February 23 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Tammy Kernodle is University Distinguished Professor of Musicology at Miami University. She has published widely on African American music, jazz, gender, and popular music and is the author of Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams. In 2018 Professor Kernodle received Miami University’s Benjamin Harrison Medallion, the highest award given to a faculty member in recognition of research, teaching, and service. She is currently the President of the Society for American Music.


What We Miss When We Talk About Race

March 10 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Natalia Molina is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is the author of two award-winning books, How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts and Fit to Be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1940, and co-editor of Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice. Her new book Placemaking at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles Nourished its Community will be published by University of California Press in 2022, and she is currently writing about the history of Mexican workers at the Huntington Library and Gallery in Los Angeles. A 2020 MacArthur Fellow, she has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations.