Events, Spring 2017

February 6, 2017

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The Making of The Making of a Murderer
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Writer/producers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi reveal the stories behind the stories in their popular Netflix 2015-16 series “The Making of a Murderer.” Free but required tickets will be available February 1 at the box office. Sponsored by the Lecture Series. The event also includes a 4:30 p.m. press conference in Williams Hall 107.

February 7, 2017

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The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour
Hall Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

Kamau, an internationally recognized comedian and political activist who has created shows for CNN and FX, will be speaking about modern-day racism and what communities can do to combat it. Free tickets may be picked up at the Hall Auditorium ticket window any time Tuesday. Presented by Miami Associated Student Government.

February 14, 2017

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Terence Moore
Williams Hall 107, 3 p.m.

Sports journalist and visiting MJF journalism professor Terence Moore presents “Sports & The Donald: How the World of Athletics Paved the Way for Trump's Twitter Addiction. Sponsored by MJF.

February 16, 2017

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George Packer
ASC Wilks Theater, 7 p.m.

Author, journalist and New Yorker contributor George Packer presents “History, Literature and The American Promise." Sponsored by The Humanities Center.

February 24, 2017

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The Performance of Modern Life
Harrison Hall 210, 11:30 a.m.

Chris Stolarski from Oberlin College presents “The Performance of Modern Life: Photography and Public Identify in Late Imperil Russia." Stolarski will examine how photographers and magazine editors collaborated with the public to create an image of Russia as modern, European and politically progressive. Sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies.

March 2, 2017

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The Gunning of America
Shideler Hall 152, 5 p.m.

Author/historian Pamela Haag presents “The Gunning of America.” This is the first annual American Studies Program lecture, with support from MJF and the Humanities Center.

March 6, 2017

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Drew Dudley
ASC Wilks Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Leadership expert Drew Dudley presents "Everyday Leadership: Leading with Lollipops. Free but required tickets will be available March 1 at the box office. Sponsored by Lecture Series.

March 8, 2017

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George Creel and the Propaganda Machine
Art Museum, 5:30 p.m.

Miami Art Museum presents George Creel and the Propaganda Machine, with museum curator Jason Shaiman discussing the muckraking journalist whom President Wilson appointed to head the Committee on Public Information at the start of WWI.

March 9, 2017

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Patrick Keating
Shideler Hall 152, 4:30 p.m.

Patrick Keating of Trinity University presents "John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath: Representing the Great Depression through Movement."

March 14, 2017

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Can Both Black and Blue Lives Matter?
ASC Wilks Theater, 6-7 p.m.

Featuring filmmaker Dawn Porter and Manhattan Institute fellow Heather MacDonald, Miami's Janus Forum and Political Science Department presents "Can Both Black and Blue Lives Matter?."

March 30, 2017

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Representations of Head Injuries in Hollywood Sports Films
McGuffey Hall 322, 6:30 p.m.

The Department of Kinesiology & Health presents its biannual Alan G. Ingham Memorial Lecture, this year titled “From Tweety Bird to Tragedy: Representations of Head Injuries in Hollywood Sports Films.” Dr. Sarah K. Fields, Ph.D./J.D., University of Colorado, Denver, will speak.

April 3, 2017

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

"Beyond Black and White with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" with Abdul-Jabbar sitting for a conversation about his book "Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.” Free but required tickets will be available March 29 at the box office. Sponsored by Lecture Series.

April 3, 2017

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MJF Alumni Days Panel
Williams Hall 107, 4 p.m.

MJF Alumni Days culminates with a panel discussion event. Guests include Lynn Berry Smith (host of HLN’s “Weekend Express”), Jeff Peuges (justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News), Amy Storer Scalia (founder, publisher and editor in chief of Cincy Chic), Laura Melillo Barnum (former Executive Director of Yum! Brands Foundation), and Chris Molnar (producer of NCIS: Los Angeles).

April 4, 2017

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Project Civility
Harry Wilks Conference Center (Hamilton campus), 2 p.m.

A panel discussion that includes speakers Leland G. Spencer, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary & Communication Studies on the Hamilton campus; WCPO videographer Scott Wegener, who helps at-risk youths make movies; Madison Local Schools superintendent; and a Mercy Health physician.

April 11, 2017

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Social Media Guidelines for Reporting Suicide
Williams Hall 112, 2 p.m.

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop for journalists, journalism students and mental health experts, two trainers will teach the strategies and language to share stories that are informative, accurate and meaningful to the communities they serve. Presenters are John Ackerman, suicide prevention coordinator with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Nerissa Young, lecturer in journalism at Ohio State University.

April 14, 2017

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Civility and Academic Freedom: Extending the Conversation
Mosler Hall, Harriet Taylor Room, 5th floor, Hamilton campus, 4 p.m.

Recent rhetorical scholarship has focused on the definition of civility and the relationships among civility, freedom of speech, and academic freedom, with some scholars claiming that calls for civility always squelch academic freedom. Taking up the case of a student organization at a university campus as an exemplar, the presenters argue that in some contexts at least, civility should be considered a condition for academic freedom and freedom of speech rather than an obstacle to such freedom. Presenters include Leland G. Spencer and Pamela M. Tyahur, Hamilton faculty; and Jennifer A. Jackson, MJF visiting assistant professor.

April 19, 2017

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Get with the Times
Williams Hall 130, 9 p.m.

Get With The Times is a new event series from The New York Times that brings students together to discuss vital issues that face the world today. Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom, Jr. and New York Times political reporter Yamiche Alcindor will discuss student activism, post-truth politics and the state of our nation during a Facebook Live event, with participating students encouraged to submit their questions.

April 26, 2017

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Special screening of "High-Risk"
Wilks Theatre (ASC), 7 p.m.

The Miami Student has asked dozens of students, administrators and Oxford residents the same question: “How do you define Miami’s drinking culture?” The Student's coverage, both in print and in a news documentary, explores the ways in which alcohol is regarded and consumed by Miami students. Its reporting addresses the societal, historical and mental health-related issues that surround drinking in Oxford. The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with the staff. For more details, visit the TMS Facebook page.

April 27, 2017

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This Isn't Virginia: Waging the Civil War in the 1960s Television Western
Kreger Hall 221, 4 p.m.

Jennifer Fuller, MJF visiting assistant professor, media historian and critical race scholar, will examine how television westerns' portrayals of former Confederates were shaped by the Cold War-era fears and desires about national identity.

April 27, 2017

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Can Both Black and Blue Lives Matter?
FSB Taylor Auditorium, 6-8:30 p.m.

A Janus Forum event featuring conservative commentator Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley. Free but required tickets are available at the box office in CAB or by calling 513-529-3200.

May 7, 2017

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Capstone Pictures film premiere
Wilks Theater at Armstrong Student Center, 7 p.m.

The Premiere of MAC 414-B Capstone Pictures film “In the First Degree.” The film is around 20 minutes long. Support your fellow majors.