Events

"America's Refugee Origins: 'Pilgrim' Migration and the Making of a National Myth"

September 24; 7 pm

Carla Pestana offers the second lecture in the 2020-2021 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities: Migrations. Carla Gardina Pestana is the Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World and Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A scholar of the 17th- and 18th-century Atlantic worlds, the Caribbean, and U.S. religious history, she has held numerous residential fellowships and been a Guggenheim Fellow. She has co-edited multiple volumes, contributed to a popular textbook on American history, and written 7 monographs …

Femellectual Virtual Launch Party

September 25; 12 - 1 pm

Join us to celebrate the completion and distribution of the 2020 Femellectual publication; listen to submission authors read pieces they created and to all hear Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion staff read pieces from the 2020 Femellectual "home-borders-between" …

"Beyond Europe": Student Stories From Abroad

September 28; 4 pm

The world is big and there are great study abroad destinations outside of Europe. This panel will feature stories from students who studied abroad in non-European locations. Join us to hear their stories and consider where you might study abroad …

Global Readiness Certificate Information Session for CAS Students

September 29; 4 - 5 pm

The new, Miami Global Readiness Certificate (GRC) is launching a cohort exclusively with students in the College of Arts & Science in the Spring of 2021. The GRC is designed for students of all majors who want to position themselves strategically for employment in today's increasingly competitive, diverse, and global workforce …

Reading: Eric Goodman

September 29; 7:30 pm

Fiction writer and retired Miami University creative writing professor will present a reading from his new book, Cuppy and Stew: The bombing of Flight 629, A Love Story

Ohio (Virtual) Law Expo

September 30; 4 - 7 pm

The Ohio Law Expo is a partnered virtual fair between Miami University (Pre-Law center), Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati …

"Supporting our Students of Color" (acknowledging this unique time, racial issues, and suicide risk)

September 30; 5 - 6:30 pm

The MU Suicide Prevention Team, the Student Counseling Service, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, and Active Minds are partnering to present a virtual program, "Supporting our Students of Color; Acknowledging this unique time, racial issues and suicide risk." Speakers will discuss mental health and suicide risk for students of color coping with numerous stressors including U.S. racial violence and COVID-19, all while trying to navigate a successful college career …

"The Challenge of Anti-Blackness"

September 30; 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 …

"Federal Force, States' Rights, and the National Good; The 1832-1833 Nullification Crisis and Today"

October 1; 1:30 - 2:30 pm

This Ohio Archives Month Lecture focuses on the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33, a conflict between the U.S. government and the state of South Carolina over tax collection. The event intersects with several themes today, including debates about the legitimacy of federal force, the common good, and economic crises. This conflict also coincidentally occurred during a cholera epidemic …

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 …

ORU Office Hours: Internal Funding

October 2; 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Learn more about internal funding opportunities for undergraduate research …

"Tell the World: Freedom is a Constant Struggle" (concert)

October 2; 5:30 pm

Miami students and alumni will perform spirituals and art songs composed by Black composers. Miami art students will be presenting their works in response to the Black Lives Matter protests of the summer of 2020 via video projection. These will run on a loop during the concert and following the concert. We will have prerecorded narrations presented by Dr. Tammy Kernodle, esteemed Miami faculty …

Summer Education Abroad Virtual Fair

October 5; 4 pm

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a variety of study abroad, study away, and virtual opportunities for you to consider. Learn about your options at this information session hosted by the Office of Education Abroad …

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

October 6; 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 …

"What Would Martin Do? The Experience of Black Men in America"

October 10; 10 - 11 am

Clifton Kilpatrick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, discusses the experience of Black Men in America that relate to police brutality …

"The reflection of time/O reflexo do Tempo/El reflejo del Tiempo" (concert; Q&A)

October 10; 6 - 7:30 pm

Paula Gândara & João Rocha in a voice and piano duo will present their own compositions. The audience will follow a series of songs that balance in-between Brazilian/Iberian popular music and the universe of classical music. The themes stretch from very intimate and personal compositions to songs intended to celebrate the spirituality of a feminine universe such as Maria Scheherazade or La Noche Granda …

Working for the Department of State

October 12; 6 - 7 pm

The State Department is the principal foreign affairs agency. Its task is to represent the US to the rest of the world and implement foreign policy decisions. Led by the Secretary of State, the State Department coordinates foreign policy issues for the US government and protects US interests abroad. Invited guests are alums Mariah Mercer '03, Unit Chief, Office of International Religious Freedom, and John Steele '14, Foreign Service Office …

Health Careers Week

October 12-16

Health Careers Week is an annual symposium hosted by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education in collaboration with other Miami offices and student organizations …

"Gardening Tips: Producing a Grocery in your Backyard"

October 14; 12 - 1:30 pm

The first part of this Conservatory's Learn it at Lunch Series will focus on food rescue — the act of leveraging food that would otherwise be thrown away to feed those in-need. You'll hear from a group of high school students that are bringing food rescue to southwest Ohio to provide every food group to the food insecure. The program concludes with the benefits of fresh, locally grown produce vs. grocery produce, some that may not be as widely known or considered by consumers when shopping …

Medical Ethics Discussion

October 14; 1 - 3 pm

Watch a short video about Dax Cowart and join the Mallory-Wilson Center and the Miami University Bioethics Society in a discussion about this case's implications on medical ethics and healthcare …

"Revolution, Abolition, and Radical Hope"

October 14; 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 …

"Hitler's Refugees and the Hollywood Screen"

October 15; 5 pm

Noah Isenberg offers the third lecture in the 2020-2021 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities: Migrations. Noah Isenberg is the George Christian Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, Austin. A film historian, he is the author or editor of 6 books, including We'll Always Have 'Casablanca': The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie

"Freedom in Black and White: The Making of a Photographer-Activist"

October 15; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Photojournalist Steve Schapiro is best known for his civil rights photographs. His most recognizable images are of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project (Freedom Summer) and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches …

Dr. Margaret Green: Infectious Disease Specialist

October 15; 6:30 - 8 pm

Dr. Green is an infectious disease specialist in Seattle, on faculty at the University of Washington. She has been working on the front lines treating patients with COVID-19 since the outset of the pandemic. She will be discussing the physical and emotional challenges that the pandemic has wrought, not only on patients and their families, but also on physicians and other healthcare providers …

ORU Office Hours: "Streamlining the Internship Process"

October 16; 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Students are invited to learn more about how research internships can align with the recommendations from Center for Career Exploration & Success …

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

October 17; 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 …

"Careers & Research"

October 19; 11 am - 12 pm

This professional development workshop for undergraduate researchers will explore strategies for highlighting your research experiences during the job search. Topics include incorporating your research into interview responses, describing research experiences on your resume, and condensing your research into a concise 'elevator pitch.' The workshop is open to all students regardless of classification, major, or research involvement …

Virtual Education Abroad

October 19; 4 pm

With virtual education abroad, the world is literally at your fingertips. Join the Office of Education Abroad to learn about opportunities to engage with people around the world, gain intercultural skills, and meet academic requirements virtually …

Spring Street Reading

October 19; 7:30 pm

This reading, featuring current residential MFA in creative writing students, is sponsored by Oxford Magazine and Miami University Press …

"Diverse Perspectives: Diversity in Religious Practices"

October 20; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Join moderator Dr. Bennyce Hamilton and panel (Pastor Lamar Burch, Pastor Shaq Mathews, Rabbi Eric Slaton, and Tarah Trueblood, J.D.) for a candid conversation to broaden perspectives, challenge beliefs, and expand our knowledge of diversity …

"Moving Towards a More Perfect Union: Understanding and Developing Solutions for Systemic Racism in Our Society"

October 20; 1:15 - 2:45 pm

This Ohio Archives Month Lecture will outline the historic roots of systemic racism in various sectors of our society including education, public spaces, economics and more. Dr. Christopher Daniels (Florida A&M University) will show how the creation and implementation of these policies and institutions have caused many of the societal challenges that we are faced with today. Lastly, he will discuss tangible ways to move forward and create a more just and equitable society …

"Beyond the Day of the Dead: Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) as a Revolutionary Artist"

October 21; 1:15 - 2:35 pm

Posada's dramatic visual language struck a deep chord in the Mexican popular consciousness during a time of revolution and has inspired generations of artists and printmakers, even influencing Hollywood films like Coco (2017). This presentation explores the indigenous Mexican origins of Posada's art of social satire and what makes his art so engaging …

"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 …