Events

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

Penny Lectures

The Spring 2020 theme is Gender, Empowerment and Social Movements.

"Demystifying the CIA and the Intelligence Community"

February 24; 6 - 7 pm

Guest speaker Dr. Sunny J. Singh brings wide-ranging government experience to include work as a political analyst covering global hotspots and as a former presidential daily briefer, his research interests include studying current global events through a lens of historical analysis and the potential strategic implications those bear on U.S. national security. Sunny completed his postdoctoral Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2019, resulting in the publication of his paper: The US Intelligence Enterprise and the Role of Privatizing Intelligence

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 …

G. Kirk Lectures

The Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series was endowed by the Tinker Foundation in honor of Dr. Grayson Kirk, Miami University class of 1924.

"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

Study Abroad Walk-in Advising

February 25; 1 - 3 pm

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

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 …

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 …

"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 …

"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 …

Fulbright Information Session

March 5; 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 …

"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 …

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

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 …

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 …

"The Power of Our Story"

March 12; 12 - 1 pm

Please join Miami University Libraries in celebration of Women's History Month as we welcome Dr. Carolyn Jefferson Jenkins, 1974, Western College Alumnae for this lecture that will address the importance of voting …

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" …

"Digital Storytelling & Social Change"

March 12; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Digital Storytelling was originally conceived as an arts-based intervention for youth and community activists. Over the last 25 years it has grown to an international movement of innovative organizing, engagement and communication practices in education, public health, healthcare, environmental activism, the arts, and numerous other fields …

"Latin America's 'Oasis' Revolts: The Chilean Uprising of 2019-2020 in Comparative Perspective"

March 12; 6:30 pm

The Finch Lecture on World Affairs will be delivered by Jenny Pribble, Associate Professor, University of Richmond. In this talk, Pribble provides an overview of the ongoing protests and highlights how deep inequality, a breakdown of political representation, and the limited character of Chilean democracy contributed to fuel the October 2019 uprising …

"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

"The Conspiracy Against Men"

March 19; 4:30 - 6 pm

Dr. Amia Srinivasan, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University, UK, explores campus rape, #BelieveHer, the Kavanaugh case and other recent displays of our legal and cultural treatment of sexual assault. When we talk about sexual assault, Dr. Srinivasan argues, we are always also talking about the culture of male entitlement, in this this Linda Singer Memorial Lecture …