Events

"Money, Power and Politics: Campaign Finance and American Democracy"

March 8; 7 - 8:15 pm

Michael E. Toner, former Chair of the Federal Election Commission, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture …

Wellness Day (no classes)

March 9

Penny Lectures

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

"NationaliTeas: Take a Sip Around the World"

March 9; 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 …

"Objects that Changed the World: Concrete"

March 10; 12 pm

Speaker Steve Tuck is Professor of Classics and has published widely on Roman art and archaeology …

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.

"Confronting Greatness: A Celebration of Women Artists"

March 10; 6 pm

Join this virtual gallery tour with Art & Architecture Capstone students (ART 498), as they share their curatorial experiences and research related to works on display in this exhibition …

"The Great Departure: Mass Migration and Freedom"

March 11; 5 pm

Speaker Tara Zahra is the Homer J. Livingston Professor of East European History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the transnational history of modern Europe, migration, the family, nationalism, and humanitarianism …

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

March 11; 5 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funding for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals to spend a year abroad pursuing graduate studies, conducting independent research, or teaching English. Rising and graduating seniors, graduate students, and Miami alumni are invited to attend an information session to learn more about Fulbright opportunities and the application process for the 2022-2023 application cycle …

"Why Civility is Necessary for American Democracy"

March 15; 7 - 8:15 pm

Indiana University's Alexandra Hudson, a nationally recognized expert on civility, civil society, and American civic renewal, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture, …

Chef Nick DiGiovanni: "Food and Climate"

March 15; 7:30 pm

The youngest-ever finalist on Gordon Ramsay's MasterChef, finishing third during Season 10, the Harvard graduate (2019) created the first food major at Harvard, called Food & Climate, to figure out ways to address the environmental crisis through food. This major, developed with help from a professor in chemical engineering, and his thesis, working closely with author Michael Pollan, where he analyzed data on carbon emissions in 36 global restaurants, set him on his current path …

International Alumni (Working Outside the US) Career Panel

March 16; 8 am

Learn from and connect with fellow Miamians who were international students and are now working outside the US. Panelists will share their experiences and insights of graduating from Miami and entering the global workforce …

"Creating Research Posters"

March 16; 4 - 5 pm

Polish your poster for Miami's spring Undergraduate Forum with Nate Floyd, Librarian …

"Building Collective Social Responsibility: COVID-19 Pandemic and the Overrepresentation of Underrepresented Ohioans"

March 16; 6 - 7:15 pm

This virtual panel discussion will feature guest speakers Jamie Carmichael (Chief Health Opportunity Advisor, Ohio Department of Health) and Lilleana Cavanaugh (Executive Director, Ohio Latino Affairs Commission). It will be followed by a Q & A …

"Objects that Changed the World: The Photograph"

March 17; 6 pm

Speaker Pepper Stetler is Associate Professor of Art and Architecture History and Associate Director of the Miami University Humanities Center …

"Valuing Water MiniCon: An Environmental, Social, and Cultural Exploration"

March 19; 10 am - 1 pm

Join us for a culmination of the Western Center's biennial theme of Water Access with keynote speaker Judith LeBlanc, Director, Native Organizers Alliance …

Silas the Uninvited (digital reading)

March 20; 7:30 pm

Silas tells the all-too-familiar story of a Black man in rural Louisiana who has just been lynched by a mob in 1930, yet finds himself mysteriously alive. In the events to follow, he is confronted with a choice to live again in another time as a Black Man in America and deal with some of the many complicated struggles with race and time that have always plagued this country …

"The Legacy of the Nineteenth Amendment"

March 22; 7 - 8:15 pm

Paula Monopoli, Sol & Carlyn Hubert Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and author of Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture, …

"Working for Congress" (alumni career panel)

March 24; 5 - 6 pm

Log in and meet recent Miami University alumni working for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and engage in a casual roundtable discussion on careers working in D.C. Come prepared with questions that will help you to understand the next steps of your career journey …

"Visualizing the Unseen: Gregorian Chant and the Arts"

March 24; 6 pm

Robert Benson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Creative Arts, delivers this lecture …

Wellness Day (no classes)

March 25

Global Resume Workshop

March 25; 9 - 10 am

Learn more about preparing resumés for jobs in select countries around the world. Learn how to highlight international connections and accomplishments to attract roles and companies that have an international impact …

"Trinity Haven"

March 25; 4 - 5 pm

Guest speaker Leigh Ann Hirschman talks about the founding of indiana's first residential facility for LGBTQ youth experiencing housing instability …

Describe the Night (digital reading)

March 27; 7:30 pm

Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories …

"Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: U.S. Immigration and Abolitionist Futures"

March 29; 5 pm

Speaker A. Naomi Paik is Associate Professor of Asian American studies with appointments in gender & women's studies and history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include comparative ethnic studies; U.S. imperialism; U.S. militarism; social and cultural approaches to legal studies; transnational and women of color feminisms; carceral spaces; and labor, race, and migration …

"Should We Keep the Electoral College?"

March 29; 7 - 8:15 pm

Jesse Wegman, author of Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College (St. Martin's Press, 2020) sits on the editorial board of the New York Times, where he has written about the Supreme Court and legal affairs since 2013 …

"Objects that Changed the World: Birth Control Pill"

March 31; 6 pm

Speaker Kimberly Hamlin is Associate Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies. Her most recent book Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (W.W. Norton) tells the fascinating story of the "fallen woman" who reinvented herself and became "the most potent factor" in Congressional passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the highest-ranking woman in federal government …

"Careers for the Common Good" Expo

April 1; 2 - 5 pm

Miami University Careers for the Common Good Expo: Social Service, Advocacy, Public Service, Social Justice is for all Miami University students and alumni. This expo brings together values-driven organizations, ranging in scope from public service, nonprofits, benefit-corporations, and social enterprises, with students eager to land internships/jobs andor launch their lives with purpose …

"The Civil War, Reconstruction and the Problem of Freedom"

April 5; 7 - 8:15 pm

Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University, delivers this Dialogues on Democracy lecture …