Events

"Why Our Actions Matter: Reducing Violence on Campus & in the Community" (MUM)

October 23; 1:15 - 3:15 pm

This presentation by Ann Brandon of Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will help you create a list of proactive behaviors for bystanders and address common barriers when faced with situations that could lead to violence …

"From Penguins to Plankton: The Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula"

October 24; 5 - 6 pm

The speaker, Jim McClintock, has led 14 research expeditions to Antarctica over the past 30 years as well as numerous educational tours, and will take attendees on a virtual trip to the southernmost continent and discuss the impacts that climate change has made on Antarctica as well as Ohio …

"Controversy on Campus: Perspectives on Free Speech" (MUH)

October 24; 5 - 6:30 pm

This 75-minute panel discussion aims to address the timely and important topic of free speech on the university campus from the viewpoints of Miami University Regionals faculty in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts …

Frida (film, MUH)

October 24; 5 - 8 pm

This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary …

"The Value of Local Government Archives"

October 25; 12 - 1 pm

Learn about the important role that archives play in preserving our records of enduring historical value. Housed within the walls of local government archives, these records document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of local communities, and provide all area residents with a common sense of identity …

DACA Teach-In

October 25; 12:30 - 2 pm

Please join us for a DACA Teach-In; we will be hosting three speakers to discuss the current climate and possible implications of future actions related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program …

East Asian Faculty Forum

October 25; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Miami University East Asian Studies Committee presents the 2017 Fall East Asian Studies Faculty Forum, a focus on East Asian Cultures. Presentation titles include "A Cultural Geography of the Uyghur", "Why Pinyin?", "Disney in Korea", "Yamauba (Mountain Witch)", and "Perceivable Radiation in Post-Fukushima". It is free and open to the public …

"Designs on the City: Gender and Urban Renewal in San Francisco"

October 25; 5 - 6 pm

Alison Isenberg, co-director of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, gives this 2017-2018 Humanities Center Altman Program lecture …

"Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom"

October 25; 6 - 7:30 pm

The Political Science Department along with the JANUS Forum would like to invite you to our lecture featuring guest speakers Alice Rivlin and Dave Walker …

"Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs"

October 26; 1 - 2:30 pm

Douglas Smith, historian and author of Rasputin, gives this lecture …

"Blanchot, Levinas, and the Question of the Ecological Other"

October 25; 4:15 - 6 pm

Allan Stoekl delivers this L. P. Irvin Lecture …

President's Annual Address

October 26; 4 - 5 pm

"A Taste of Nutrition: Careers in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics"

October 26; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Linda Goldman, long time Registered Dietitan Nutritionist for Kellogg's, will be providing a brief history of the Kellogg company, discuss her current role at the company and cover various opportunites in food science, regulatory affairs, nutritional labeling, and nutrition activation …

"Bodies Visible and Invisible: The Necro-Politics of the Jewish Cemetery in the Life of Modern Thessaloniki"

October 30; 5 - 6:30 pm

Thomas Laqueur's (Helen Fawcett Professor of History, University of California Berkeley), talk explores the destruction in 1942 of the largest Jewish cemetery in the world by Greek fascists not, as was claimed after the war, by the Nazi occupation forces …

Steve Wozniak

October 30; 7 - 8 pm

The 2017 Anderson Distinguished Lecture speaker is Steve Wozniak, aka "The Woz." Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc. …

Poetry Reading

October 30; 7:30 - 9 pm

Peter Manson & cris cheek read some selections from their work …

"Experiencing STEM Naturally"

October 31; 12 - 1 pm

Thoughtful direction, facilitated by the instructor, yet driven by the student, leads to productive exploration and application of all STEM and STEAM principles. Learn how Hefner Museum resources, especially Discovery Trunks, can be used in the classroom to support existing curriculum or as stand-alone units …

"A Secret Society's Raffia Costume: Understanding the Art of West African Masquerade"

October 31; 3 - 4 pm

Jordan A. Fenton's talk explores the Art Museum's recently acquired raffia masquerade costume from Nigeria. The costume is a rare example belonging to the renowned Ekpe secret society of southeast Nigeria and West Cameroon …

The Business of Fancydancing (film, MUH)

October 31; 5 - 8 pm

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend …

"Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms"

November 2; 4 - 5:30 pm

Author and human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar will expand on the themes in his book, Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms

"Resurface Again"

November 2; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Mollie Oblinger uses abstraction to cull from diverse sources and relate them back to the environmental themes in her works in this segment of the Contemporary Art Forum Lecture Series …

Women in Law and Leadership Symposium

November 3; 8 am - 5 pm

Miami University and its Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education are proud to present a day-long conference focused on issues related to women in law and leadership. The conference will bring together lawyers and current Miami students …

"Mediating Indigenous Geographies"

November 3; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Laurel Smith, University of Oklahoma, for the third seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"Global Hierarchy in the Local Workforce: Emotional Reactions toward and Cognitive Explanations for Low Status Inequality in the UAE"

November 3; 3 - 5 pm

Dr. Angela Maitner's (American University of Sharjah) Department of Psychology Colloquium Series talk explores emotional reactions of individuals who are collectively disadvantaged, as well as the way people explain, understand, and perpetuate the payment hierarchy …

"War, Revolution, and Jewish Life in Russia": A Symposium

November 3; 3 - 5 pm

In conjunction with the exhibit in King Library, the Havighurst Center is hosting a symposium that will explore the Blavatnik Archive materials. Three leading scholars of Jewish history will be deliver short presentations on their current research …

"Neandertals: Too Stupid to Live?"

November 6; 5 - 6 pm

Dr. Bruce Hardy gives this lecture …