Events

"Tourism at Miami University"

February 20; 5 - 6 pm

Dr. Robert Wicks, Miami Art Museum, will speak on "Making Meaning in a University Art Museum" and Steve Gordon, McGuffey Museum, will speak on "Why McGuffey Matters". This is part of the Critical Tourism Lecture Series, a global, intercultural, and critical examination of tourism through the perspectives of academics and professionals …

Fulbright Information Session

February 21; 4 - 5 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This information session will provide an overview of the program and application process …

Spring Ice Breaker Networking Event

February 21; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Meet with Miami alumni and recruiters for a meet and greet to learn about opportunities for CAS majors the evening prior to Spring Internship & Career Expo (Spring ICE) …

"The Alt-Right and the Medieval Roots of White Supremacy"

February 21; 5:45 - 7:30 pm

Cord Whitaker delivers this L. P. Irvin Lecture …

Spring Internship & Career Expo

February 22; 1 - 7 pm

"Before the Future Disappears: Southeast Asian Cities"

February 22; 5 - 6 pm

AbdouMaliq Simone gives this Humanities Center Altman Program lecture. Simoe studies urban institutions in Africa and Southeast Asia. His work examines how the inhabitants of cities navigate economic, transportation, governmental, and social systems to forge meaningful lives and collaborative partnerships. …

The Intimate Realities of Water (film)

February 22; 5 - 9 pm

This documentary provides small glimpses into the everyday realities of water in two of Nairobi's slums: Kibera and Dagoretti. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and producer Adrian Parr …

Tea Tasting from All over the World

February 22; 7 - 9 pm

A world of teas is provided from China, India, Iraq, Japan, Malawi, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam and other countries with snacks, music, activities, and more. Come and join us for this great opportunity to experience different tea-drinking cultures …

Gilman Scholarship Information Session

February 23; 12 - 1 pm

The Gilman Scholarship awards 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 to help students with limited financial resources study abroad. This information session will provide an overview of the program and application process. Students must receive the Pell Grant to be eligible …

"Not a Puppet: Tremors, Tempos, and the Feeling of Being Animated"

February 26; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Alaina Lemon, University of Michigan, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe

"From Ferguson to France: Understanding BlackLivesMatter in France"

February 26; 6 - 8 pm

Jean Beaman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series …

Patricia Grace King: Fiction Reading

February 26; 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Patricia Grace King will be reading from her 2017 Miami University Press Novella Prize winning novella Day of All Saints, selected by Brian Ascalon Roley …

"Fun at the Zoo"

February 27; 5 - 6 pm

Rhiannon Hoeweler from the Cincinnati Zoo, will give this lecture. This is part of the Critical Tourism Lecture Series, a global, intercultural, and critical examination of tourism through the perspectives of academics and professionals …

"Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard" (MUH)

February 27; 5 - 8 pm

This lecture is presented by the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Services …

"Freedom Stations"

February 28; 12 - 1 pm

Carl Westmoreland, Senior Historian for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, discusses the Freedom Stations program in this African-American History Month lecture …

"What is Fascism Anyway and Why Should I Care?"

February 28; 4:30 - 6 pm

This informal talk is part of the Department of History's Understand the Past, Understand Present 3-part series on some of the most pressing contemporary issues. It will be followed by a discussion …

"Soviet Propaganda in Kazakhstan"

March 1; 3 - 4 pm

Jonathan Dreeze, who received his B.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) from Miami University in 2011 and is now a graduate student in History at The Ohio State University, will speak on the use of Soviet propaganda in Kazakhstan …

Of Mice and Men Book Discussion (MUH)

March 1; 4:15 - 5:30 pm

See the American Library Association's website for a list of all the times Of Mice and Men has been "challenged" or banned. Come and discuss why the book is or isn't controversial. If you have ideas for more books to discuss, come to our meeting …

"Geography of Ignorance in the Age of Smart Devices"

March 1; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education gives the annual McConnell Lecture. He is also director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University …

"A Singular Jesus in a Pluralistic World"

March 3; 8 - 9:30 pm

Ben Witherington III (Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary) is the speaker for the Annual Edwin M. Yamauchi Lecture …

"Black Power No More –Transmutation of An Idea"

March 5; 10 - 11 am

Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor, History & Black World Studies, provides an explanation of the embrace and cooptation of black pride …

"Rethinking Women's Roles in Early Medieval Japan: Was Hojo Masako Japan's Only Female Shogun?"

March 5; 4 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Ethan Segal, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Japan Council at Michigan State University, gives this lecture which expores a wide range of issues including Hojo Masako's life and legacy …