Events - College of Arts & Science - Miami University


American Studies Homecoming Alumni Lunch

October 31, 11am-1pm

Join the MU American Studies Program as we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a program and our 70th as a major. Current AMS students are invited to join recent AMS alumni and law school grads, Lauren Friedrich and Chris Brock, in a roundtable discussion of post graduation options for AMS students …

"Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture"

November 4, 4:30-6:30pm

Kevin Kumashiro, President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, gives this lecture highlighting the common and commonsensical ways that both the public and influential leaders think and talk about the problems and solutions for public education, and will suggest ways to help us see the bigger picture and reframe the debate …

Indian Film Festival

November 4-7

Long-term Impact of Study Abroad

November 6, 4-6pm

Many of the 18 of the last 9 Outstanding Young Alumni honored on campus this week studied abroad. Come learn about their experiences, and the long term impact the experiences on them, both personally and professionally …

"The Evolving Interface of U.S. Spanish: Language Mixing as Hybrid Vigor"

November 6, 5-6:30pm

"No Justice, No Peace: Violence, Ignorance, and Racial Insensitivity"

November 6, 6-8pm

Professor José Medina delivers this Robert T. Harris Lecture in Philosophy …

Multicultural Leadership Conference

November 7-8

The Opening Ceremony kicks off the Multicultural Student Leadership Conference and serves as a social networking event for student organizations. Diversity Affairs Council hosts this event as way to introduce other organizations to one another as well as first-year students to DAC …

"In the Heat of the Night"

November 8, 7:30-9:30pm

L.A. Theatre Works returns with this gripping murder mystery set in a1960s small Southern town. In the Heat of the Night follows wrongly accused black homicide detective Virgil Tibbs and police Chief Gillespie as they wrestle with the fear, hatred, and prejudices that fueled the mid'60s social upheaval …

"Getting to Know You: The KGB and Soviet Surveillance State"

November 10, 11:30am-12:50pm

Amir Weiner, Stanford University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Center Colloquia Series Secrecy, Sovereignty, and Power: Eurasia  …

"You Can Play: LGBTQ Athletes and Sports"

November 10, 7-9pm

The Miami University Lecture Series presents Christine Brennan and Wade Davis. Christine Brennan, a USA Today columnist, best-selling author, and television sports analyst, is the most widely read female sportswriter in the nation. Wade Davis is an activist, writer, educator, and former American football player who played in college, in the NFL Europe, and NFL teams in the US in preseasons before retiring in 2003 due to injury …

"A Matter of Social Justice: Get Involved, Take Action Now"

November 11, 4-5:30pm

Gary Glazner founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project will talk about his work with the Dementia Unit at Fishkill Correctional Facility, in upstate New York, perhaps the only dementia specific unit in a U.S. prison. Glazner will give examples and techniques of performing and creating poetry with the inmates. This event is part of the Annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program Global Partnership for Health Equity, and Healthy Sustainable Lives

"The Full Democracy of Imaginal Spaces: Flattening Hierarchy - Finding Ordinary Sanity in Community-Based Art Studios"

November 11, 7:30-9pm

Michael A. Franklin, Professor and Coordinator, Graduate Art Therapy Program & the Naropa Community Art Studio, Naropa University, gives this lecture. Within the community art studio space, all voices are welcome. From the attendees to the emergent images and their symbolic speech, the full democracy of the space is alive with egalitarian values. This presentation unfolds this theme from several angles. This event is part of the Annual Human Rights and Social Justice Program Global Partnership for Health Equity, and Healthy Sustainable Lives