Spring Break

March 23-27

"The Poetry and the Prose of the Future"

March 30; 4-5pm

Robert Lehman, Assistant Professor of English at Boston College, will present a talk on Monday, March 30 at 4PM in the
Bachelor Hall Reading Room (337). Lehman specializes in British and American Modernism, Continental Philosophy, and Visual Culture and holds degrees from Oberlin College, University of Florida, and Cornell …

"Humanistic and Scientific Challenges for the 21st Century: Perspectives from a Caribbean Archeologist"

March 30; 5:30-6:30pm

Professor Jose Oliver, Institute of Archaeology, University of College-London, is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Speaker and gives this lecture as part of the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology series …

"New Visions for the Academy—an Arts Perspective"

March 30; 6-8pm

Elizabeth Mullenix gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

"Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

March 31; 7-9pm

Dawn Porter gives this Department of Political Science O'Hara Lecture. Dawn Porter's 2014 documentary, Gideon's Army, featured three black public defenders working in the American South …

"Cesar Chavez" Film Screening

March 31; 8:30-10:30pm

As part of the 3rd Annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration, the committee wil be showing the new (2014) film entitled Cesar Chavez not only to educate the Miami community about his life and contributions to social justice and civil rights matters but to kick off Miami's celebration of the 3rd Annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration …

"Constituting 'The People': Law and Legacies of Slavery"

April 1; 4-6:30pm

Annette Gordon-Reed delivers this Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture in History. She holds appointments as the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History at Harvard University. She is currently the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Queen's College, Oxford University …

Life After LAS

April 1; 5-6:30pm

Join us for a conversation with Latin American Studies alumni who have pursued a variety of career paths. Gain expert advice from your peers, and learn how to translate unique skills in LAS into success in the job market, graduate school, and life beyond Miami …

"Playing with Fire: Pyroecology from Ohio to Florida (and Beyond)"

April 1; 7-8pm

Dr. Eric Menges, Archbold Biological Station, delivers this Roger E. Wilson Memorial Lecture in Ecology. Menges will describe how prescribed fire is used to restore native plant communities and increase populations of rare native plants in central Florida and elsewhere …

"Beats by Dr. A"

April 1; 7:30-10pm

The Miami University Percussion Ensembles, directed by William Albin, will present a dynamic concert featuring a large cast of performers and instruments from Miami’s extensive collection of world percussion instruments. The concert will showcase four diverse musical styles spanning the globe—Indonesian gamelan, Brazilian batería, West African dance-drumming, and Japanese taiko …

Fulbright Information Session

April 2; 4-5pm

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports approximately 1,900 U.S. students to engage in study, research, or English teaching assistantships abroad via the U.S. Student Program annually. Learn more about the program and application process at this information session …

"Transforming Our Future Today: Social Responsibility, Leadership, and Civic Engagement"

April 2; 7-8:30pm

This year's annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Program will feature a keynote presentation and panel …

"The Ever-changing City. A Writer's Experience of Berlin"

April 6; 4:30-6pm

Author Manfred Fluegge delivers this lecture in German …

"Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch"

April 6; 5:30-10pm

This documentary film highlights the large patch of plastics floating in the Pacific Ocean and how it affects us and the environment …

"Black Power is Green Power: Black Capitalism and Economic Populism"

April 6; 6-8pm

Nishani Frazier gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

"American Ilium: the Rise and Fall of Awat'ovi Pueblo, AD 1300-1700"

April 7; 4-5:30pm

James F. Brooks, Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of California-Santa Barbara, delivers this lecture as part of the McClellan Lecture Series of 2014-15: History and Deep Time

"Secularism in Modern Day Society"

April 7; 7-9pm

Richard Carrier gives this lecture …

"Space Biophysics: Accomplishments, Trends, Challenges"

April 7; 7:30-8:30pm

Miami University alumnus Dr. Jeffrey D. Smith, Space Biology Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center, delivers the 47th Annual Benson Memorial Lecture …

"The Education of an Unlikely Activist"

April 8; 7-9pm

Guest speaker Bill McKibben, Middlebury College &, is an author and environmentalist activist …

"The Anthropocene: A New Era in Human Environment Relations"

April 9-10

This Altman Program Conference features several keynote lectures from guest speakers …

"The Alphabet of Apocalypse: Language, Literature and Last Things in Tatiana Tolstoya's 'Slynx'"

April 13; 11:30am–12:50pm

John Givens, University of Rochester, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Center Colloquia Series
Russian Literature Under Putin: Haunted by the Past, Critiquing the Present

"Changing the Face of STEM"

April 13; 6-8pm

Phyllis Callahan gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

"Invitation to Dance" (film)

April 13; 7-9pm

This documentary film, by Christian von Tippelskirch and Simi Linton, is part of the Kate Welling Disability Awareness Lecture Series and is followed by a discussion with the producer and director …

Undergraduate Research Forum

April 15; 9am-4pm

The public is invited to join us for Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Our forum showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research over the course of the academic year …

Columbus Zoo Visit

April 15; 5-6:30pm

The Zoology/Biology Club is hosting the Columbus Zoo. It is free admission and everyone is welcome. There will be a variety of animals, so come check out what they bring …

Holocaust "Reading of the Names"

April 16; 8am-5pm

Participants will read the names of children who died in the Holocaust as part of the annual Genocide and Holocaust Education Program …

"Nothing Like Chocolate" Film Screening

April 16; 5:30-9pm

Miami's Fair Trade University Campaign will be screening this 2012 documentary produced by Kum-Kum Bhavnani about Fair Trade and sustainable practices in the production of chocolate. We will also be having a Ben & Jerry's ice cream bar. Everything is free! …