Events

"Transparency and Enigma in the Gimmick as Capitalist Form"

April 18; 5 - 7 pm

Sianne Ngai, Professor of English at University of Chicago, gives this Linda Singer Memorial Lecture. She is the author of Ugly Feelings (Harvard University Press, 2005) and Our Aesthetic Categories (Harvard University Press, 2012), which won the James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association …

Vodou Dancer/Drummers Performance

April 19; 6 - 9 pm

This performance features Nancy St. Léger, Artistic Director of the NSL Dance Ensemble in Miami, Florida, where she teaches Vodou dance classes, choreographs, and performs. Born in Port-au-Prince, she now lives and works in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami …

"College Athletes' Rights and Well-Being: Finding Their Own Voices"

April 22; 6 - 7:50 pm

Dr. Eddie Comeaux, professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside, delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Race, Sport, and Social Justice

"Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times"

April 23; 4-7 pm

Aimee Bahng, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Pomona College, gives this public lecture …

A Conversation about Truth and Power

April 23; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Nobel Laureate author Herta Müller gives the annual Havighurst Center Lecture in the form of a roundtable discussion. Müller will talk about fiction, truth, authoritarianism, and individuals living under oppression with the assistance of her translator Philip Boehm, an award winning translator and accomplished playwright and director in his own right …

Undergraduate Research Forum

April 23-24

Miami's 25th Undergraduate Research Forum will span 2 days. Day 1 features a plenary session, a centers and research support showcase, and themed panel discussions. Day 2 features large-format poster sessions and e-posters where undergraduate students showcase their research …

Haitian Artist Tessa Mars (discussion)

April 24; 3 - 4:15 pm

Join us for an open conversation with Haitian artist Tessa Mars …

International Studies Professor Panel

April 24; 6:30 - 8:30 pm

International Studies faculty Dr. Toops, Dr. LaFever, and Dr. Jensen will speak about their current research projects. There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about the professors' specific research topics …

Fulbright Information Session

April 25; 12 - 1 pm

With a mission to increase intercultural understanding between U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers 2000+ grants annually to graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates who would like to teach English, conduct independent research, or pursue graduate study abroad. Join Global Initiatives at one of the spring information sessions to learn more about grant types, eligibility, and the application process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program …

"Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy's Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies"

April 25; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Teresa Fiore, Associate Professor and Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University, gives this L.P. Irvin Lecture …

"Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs"

April 25; 5 - 7 pm

Dr. Colin Gordon, author and senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project, gives Department of History McLellan Lecture …

"Immigration and the United States"

April 26; 10:30 am - 1 pm

Magistrate Judge Karen Litkovitz (Southern District of Ohio) will give an open talk on her experiences as a judge overseeing the naturalization process for U.S. immigrants. After her talk, she will administer a mock naturalization process for students in Prof. Andrew Offenburger's U.S. history class. All are welcome to attend …

The Femellectual Launch Party

April 26; 3 - 5:30 pm

All are welcome to join the Women*s Center staff to celebrate our 2019 The Femellectual, a multimedia literary publication intended to stimulate feminist and intellectual discourse at Miami around women's and gender issues and showcase voices that are not often represented in mainstream media …

"Strange Racial Figures on the Basketball Court: Transnationalizing Race and Investigating the Politics of Citizenship"

April 29; 6 - 7:50 pm

Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the City College of New York (CUNY), delivers this segment of the Penny Lecture Series Race, Sport, and Social Justice

Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave (film & discussion)

May 1; 6 - 10 pm

Join the Holocaust and Genocide Education Council for this film pertaining to genocide and the Holocaust. This is one event of many planned for the spring centered around the topics of genocide, the Holocaust, and what Miami students can do to make an impact …

Spanish & Health Study Abroad Info Meeting

May 2; 5 - 5:50 pm

This meeting is for Winter 2020 Integrating Spanish & Health Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica. The program is focused on Spanish language and health care, but open to all majors …