Events

Hike-A-Thon Virtual Challenge

October 1 - November 1

The Hike-A-Thon is an annual celebration of hiking, nature, and exploring the great outdoors and has been hosted at Miami University Natural areas every fall for the past 12 years. To keep the tradition alive we'll host a virtual Hike-A-Thon challenge and expand from 1 day to 1 month and from 3 trails to include all local trails …

"Capturing COVID Stories for Tomorrow: A Conversation about the Documenting Life during COVID-19 Project"

October 23; 4 - 5 pm

Panelists will discuss the history, present state, and future of both the project and the archival collection born from the project, including two class-created projects that were donated: Generation COVID: Coming of Age While Six Feet Apart and Through It All. All who come are invited to participate in the conversation …

"The Importance of Electronic and Public Records in a Digital Age"

October 26; 2:50 - 4:20 pm

This Ohio Archives Month Lecture will be a comprehensive talk on the importance of electronic records and how they are acquired and made available for both public and private platforms. John Runion (Records Manager at Stark County Records Center; Electronic Records Lecture, Chair, Ohio Electronic Records Committee) will be the speaker …

Education Abroad Student Panel

October 26; 4 - 5 pm

Join us on Instagram Live to ask students all your questions about studying abroad …

"Layered Experiences: Brand and Storytelling in Design"

October 26; 4 pm

Speaker Elizabeth Vereker is the Brand Director at Studio O+A, the San Francisco interiors firm responsible for groundbreaking office environments that changed the way we think about work. A natural storyteller, problem solver and lifelong student of design, Elizabeth is helping shape the field of environmental graphics. Her work for notable clients such as McDonald's, Uber, Yelp, and Adidas has helped drive cultures and transform workplaces. Book designer, environmental artist, mentor, troubleshooter, dot connector — Elizabeth moves fluidly through various roles and mediums …

"Virtual Internships - What Are They Really Like?"

October 26; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Students who have participated in virtual internships share their experience and offer advice. Open to all majors, all career clusters, and all years …

"Pandemics in Historical Perspective" (panel discussion)

October 26; 7 pm

From cholera to Spanish flu to coronavirus, global pandemics are the great forgotten sagas of history, reshaping society in their deadly wake. Join us for a lively online panel focusing on historical perspectives; the challenges of the current crisis; and building stronger, more resilient communities as we learn from these difficult times …

"Data Analytics Awareness Microcredential: Code Demystified"

October 27; 5 - 8 pm

Every industry is being revolutionized by data and the use of code to manipulate that data to make better business decisions. Whether you are an active coder or the end user of a product developed by coders, code and its output impacts the lives of each and every one of us. Join us as we demystify coding and bring to life how coding is used to solve problems in every workplace …

Reading by Hannah Abigail Clarke

October 27; 7 -8 pm

Miami and Talwanda alum reads from their first novel, The Scapegracers, the story of an outcast teenage lesbian witch who finds her coven hidden amongst the popular girls in her school, and performs some seriously badass magic in the process …

"Considering Law School?" Alumni & Student Networking Event

October 28; 10:30 - 11:30 am

Students who have participated in virtual internships share their experience and offer advice. Open to all majors, all career clusters, and all years …

National Park Talks Series: Big Bend

October 28; 4:45 - 6:15 pm

Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University, will share the geology and other interesting information about each national park. Get your questions answered and participate in a lively discussion on these national treasures …

"The Path to Research in the Humanities"

October 28; 5 pm

Each year the Humanities Center offers a talk to undergraduate humanities majors interested in research. Whether these students are coming with research projects in mind, or are simply curious about how academic research works, The Path to Research in the Humanities will introduce students to the benefits and purpose of research in the humanities and connect students with resources to get their projects started. …

Alumni Speaker: Sydney Chuen

October 28; 6 - 7:30 pm

Sydney Chuen graduated from Miami University in May 2020 with majors in International Studies, French, and Global Intercultural Studies and with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. During her time at Miami, she studied and traveled to several different countries, including France, Morocco, the Netherlands, Thailand, and Oman. Currently, she works remotely for The Fund for Global Human Rights. …

"Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education"

October 28; 7 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile will host crucial conversations with a number of scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism. All are welcome every other Wednesday to join in, listen, and ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask …

Posada & Printmaking with Ellen Price

October 28; 7 pm

Join printmaker Ellen Price as she discusses the work of José Guadalupe Posada with emphasis on the printmaking processes used to publish broadsides. Price will demonstrate two processes in particular, including low tech relief printing with the wood block and drawing directly on sheets of zinc …

"Election Analysis 2020"

October 28; 7:30 - 8:30 pm

The JANUS Forum is pleased to announce the 2020 Fall Forum on the topic of Election Analysis 2020. The JANUS Forum is sponsored by the Department of Political Science thanks to the generous support of Thomas W. Smith (Miami '50) and the Menard Center for Democracy …

U.S. Department of Energy Internship Virtual Career Fair

October 29; 11 am - 3 pm

Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate looking for an internship opportunity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? Join us for the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Virtual Career Fair and discover opportunities to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program at several participating labs/facilities. You can interact with recruiters, scientists, and researchers; explore information about each laboratory; and learn about the SULI and CCI experiences …

"Trick or Tea" (tea tasting)

October 30

Come in costume (or not, though costume-wearers will get some bonus tea) and take a tea to go. Miami community members will have the opportunity to 'trick or tea' at the outside doors of the International Student Center. Take a sip around the world! …

"Zineclusivity": A Social Justice Zine Workshop

October 30; 12 - 2 pm

Join us for a virtual zine workshop as we answer the question, "How can we make Miami more inclusive?" The event will kick off with a tour of the Queer Zine Archive Project, and a discussion with the QZAP co-founder on how zines can be a tool for social justice. Come make, chat, learn, and help us imagine how to make Miami an inclusive place for all …

"Undergraduate Research in the Humanities…Getting Started"

October 30; 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Pepper Stetler from the Miami Humanities Center will talk about getting started in undergraduate research in the humanities in this Office of Research for Undergraduates Q&A session …

Digital Humanities Forum

November 2; 9 - 11:30 am

Miami University Libraries and the Humanities Center welcome Miami faculty, students and staff from across academic disciplines to the Miami University Digital Humanities Forum. Participants will join in conversation and engage in a series of workshops and conversations about digital humanities at Miami. No prior experience with digital humanities is required to register, and those curious about digital methodologies are encouraged to attend …

"Do Not Try to Remember: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture"

November 2; 4 pm

Guest speaker Stephanie Z. Pilat is the Director of the Division of Architecture in the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. Pilat is a designer and writer whose teaching and research examines points of intersection between politics and architecture. Her first book considers the ways in which design culture both reflects and constructs national identities and political agendas …

Spotlight on Study Away

November 2; 4 pm

Join the Office of Education Abroad to explore experiential learning opportunities all around the United States—from Hollywood to New York City …

"Data Analytics Awareness Microcredential: The Art and Science of Storytelling"

November 3; 5 - 8 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 …

GLG/GEO/IES Alumni Networking Event

November 9; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Join the Department of Geology & Environmental Science, the Department of Geography, the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability, and the Center for Career Exploration & Success for an alumni networking event to learn from and engage with 9 Miami alumni from these industry areas through a virtual panel and virtual breakout sessions …

"Disciplinary Approaches to Research" (faculty & student panel)

November 10; 4 - 5 pm

Curious about the research being conducted in your major? This panel series will explore research questions and approaches across disciplines from both the faculty and student perspective. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about ongoing research …

Fernald Preserve Presentation

November 10; 4 pm

Come to this virtual presentation to learn about Fernald Preserve, a 1,050-acre former uranium processing site that is now a preserve of wetlands, forests, and savannas located just 25 mintues from Oxford. Included in the presentation in wildlife camera footage of a family of bobcat that now inhabit the preserve…

"Data Analytics Awareness Microcredential: Analytics in Action"

November 10; 5 - 8 pm

Join us for an on-site visit to one of the Center for Analytics and Data Science Corporate Sponsor’s headquarters. We will hear from data scientists as they walk us through data analytics projects. This session will bring to life how problem framing, coding, and storytelling come together to drive data based decision making …

"Love, Study, Struggle"

November 11; 7 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile will host crucial conversations with a number of scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism. All are welcome every other Wednesday to join in, listen, and ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask …

"Black Lives Matter: The Emergence of Sports in Dialogue for Racial Equality and Inclusion"

November 14; 10 - 11 am

Rev. Samuel A. Harris discusses the relationship between sports and social justice. LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are two of the most riveting athletes/activists. This lecture will discuss how African American men can become leaders in their communities …

One World Concert

November 16; 7 - 8 pm

While we might live in different corners of the world, we can at least be aurally transported by way of music. The International Education Week Committee invites you to tune in during our One World Concert to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The concert features a wide range of world music and will be a mix of pre-recorded videos and live performances …

Writer's Harvest Reading

November 16; 7:30 pm

This event features graduate MFA readers: Rachel Giesel Grimm, Frenci Nguyen, Ariel Clark-Semyck, Maddy Krob, Jack Nachmnaovitch, Kat Dubois …

"Going Global": Scholarships and Fellowships for Study, Research, and Teaching Abroad

November 17; 5 pm

Join Global Initiatives for this International Education Week event to learn more about scholarship and fellowship opportunities to fund undergraduate study abroad, research, graduate study, or teaching abroad. This session will include information on Gilman, Boren, CLS, Fulbright, Rangel, Pickering, and more …

"The Benefits of Trees"

November 18; 12 - 1 pm

The presentation will discuss the benefits of Hamilton's urban forest, which is a valuable resource that provides economic, environmental and social benefits. Quality of life in cities is enhanced when we have a canopy of trees shading our homes and streets, mitigating stormwater effects, providing energy savings and improving property values …

STEM, Policy, and Technical Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

November 18; 2 -3 pm

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation's scientific workforce …

National Park Talks Series: White Sands

November 18; 4:45 - 6:15 pm

Dr. Tammie L. Gerke, associate teaching professor in geology at Miami University, will share the geology and other interesting information about each national park. Get your questions answered and participate in a lively discussion on these national treasures …

"Where Do We Go From Here?"

November 18; 7 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile will host crucial conversations with a number of scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism. All are welcome every other Wednesday to join in, listen, and ask all the questions you've been wanting to ask …

Fall Classes End

November 20