Events, Spring 2018

February 8, 2018

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"Devotion in Motion: Pilgrimage and Religious Culture in Oaxaca

A show featuring photos of pilgrims, religiosity and devotional practice in Mexico. The opening event is at 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of MacMillan Hall, with Edward Wright Rios of Vanderbilt and photographer Mike DuBose. GIS event, with MJF as a co-sponsor, continues in MacMillan lobby through March 8.

February 15, 2018

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In News We Trust: Misinformation and Media Literacy
Shideler Hall 152, 3 p.m.

“On The Media” host Brooke Gladstone will participate in a student discussion moderated by MJF’s Rosemary Pennington. A Humanities Center event, with MJF as co-sponsor.

February 15, 2018

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The Trouble with Reality
ASC Wilks Theater, 7 p.m.

“On The Media” host Brooke Gladstone presents “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Times.” A Humanities Center event, with MJF as co-sponsor.

February 19, 2018

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Lemony Snicket’s Bewildering Circumstances
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) presents “Lemony Snicket’s Bewildering Circumstances.” A Lecture Series event. Free but required tickets available Feb. 14 at the Miami box office.

February 21, 2018

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City Matters: A Public Safety Forum
Wilks Theatre, 7 p.m.

The editorial staff of The Miami Student will host a public forum addressing health and safety issues and solutions with Oxford's public health service leaders. Panelists include health, safety and government officials from Miami University and the city of Oxford. The forum is free and open to the public.

February 24, 2018

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Women & Writing: Finding Your Voice in a #MeToo World
Williams Hall (rooms TBA), 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosted by Miami chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Miami Writing Scholars and the Journalism Program. Guests include Kate Fagan (reporter for ESPN), Jessica Contrera (Washington Post reporter), Lorraine Boissoneault (MU ‘12), and Kimber Myers (MU ‘04).

February 27, 2018

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Meet & Greet with Seacrest Studios
Williams Hall 112, 1-4 p.m.

Seacrest Studios and WKID 33 is a broadcast and TV station location inside Cincinnati Children’s Hospital partnered with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Seacrest Studios staff create live programming for patients and families throughout the hospital. Students looking for a unique, hands-on internship opportunity for this summer are invited to stop in to this meet-and-greet opportunity to learn more.

March 5, 2018

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Distinguished Alumni Panel
Williams Hall 107, 4:30 p.m.

A panel discussing career paths in the media world, followed by a networking reception, featuring Alicia Elsner (class of 1995, general manager of KSDK St. Louis), Mary Patrick (class of 1983, managing partner at Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications), Jeremiah Shuff (class of 1998, post-production editor for Saturday Night Live), David Spunt (class of 2007, reporter for CBS3 Philadelphia), and Steve Susi (class of 1993, executive creative director of Omnicom agency Critical Mass).

March 5, 2018

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PRSSA Speaker Series
111 Harrison Hall, 7 p.m.

PRSSA will host its first speaker of the semester with Miami graduate Alex Tyree. Tyree is brand supervisor for Spike DDB in New York City. He has worked with clients such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, Lids and The NBA. He is also a marketing director for Popz Topz, a nationally sold hat company.

March 6, 2018

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Screening of "Accidents Waiting to Happen: The 12 Rods Story"
121 Peabody Hall, 6:45 p.m.

Miami graduate James Francis Flynn will screen his first feature documentary followed by a Q&A. Accidents Waiting to Happen details the rise and fall of 12 Rods, an indie rock band based in the Twin Cities but formed in Oxford, Ohio. The screening is free and open to the public.

March 7, 2018

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WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" Producing Two Shows on Campus
Miami University's Athletic Performance Center, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Cincinnati's NPR affiliate, WVXU, will produce two of its "Cincinnati Edition" shows on campus. The 1 p.m. show (LIVE!) will focus on America's aging population. The 4 p.m. show (taped) will focus on the role of journalism in an age of activism. For the journalism discussion, JRN's Patti Newberry will join Chris Kelley from the Political Science Department, Cincinnati Enquirer reporter (and Miami grad) Mark Curnutte and WVXU reporter (and Miami grad) Tana Weingartner. Audience members wanted with RSVPs requested but not required.

April 12, 2018

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“The New Cosmos: Astronomy's Ongoing Revolution"
Kreger Hall, 7 p.m.

David Eicher (Miami class of 1982), editor-in-chief of Astronomy Magazine and science popularizer, will deliver the annual Department of Physics George C. Benson Memorial Lecture. Eicher will discuss the latest developments in astrophysics and planetary science, from the formation of the moon to water on Mars to the structure of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, black holes and more. The event is free and open to all.

April 18, 2018

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"Handling the Haters"
Williams Hall 107, 4 p.m.

Sports journalist and Miami grad Terence Moore presents "Handling the Haters," with a focus on how to respond to critics of your work.

April 26, 2018

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"Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake
Shideler Hall 152, 6 p.m.

Award-winning journalist and science writer Kathryn Miles will discuss her new book "Quakeland: On the Road To America’s Next Devastating Earthquake," the need for a greater national commitment to funding science initiatives, and the importance of building strong connections between the lab and laypeople in the anthropocene era.

May 2, 2018

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The Miami Student Magazine release party
Kofenya Coffee House, 9-11 p.m.

The Miami Student Magazine, which made its print debut last fall, showcases the best creative nonfiction and feature-journalism that the Miami community has to offer.

Come to Kofenya to get your copy before anyone else in Oxford (the issue will be released on campus starting May 3)! Miami's comedy troupe Sketched Out Improv, which is featured in one of this issue's stories, will bring their games to the Kofenya stage, with local band The Wrong Crowd closing out the night with some funky tunes.

May 4, 2018

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Symposium on Post-Cold War Eastern European Film and Media
Harry T. Wilks Theatre, ASC, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Miami University and the University of Cincinnati will co-sponsor a research symposium devoted to "Post-Cold War East European Film and Media," which will be held on the Oxford campus. In addition to lectures by faculty and students from Miami and UC, the symposium will include four invited lecturers, one scholar, two directors, and a producer. The symposium will feature public screenings of two films, lectures on the post-Cold War environment for filmmaking, and a round table discussion about East European directors in Hollywood during the Cold War.The event is free and open to the public.

May 5, 2018

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Memorial for Cheryl Heckler
MacMillan Great Room (212), 2 p.m.

The Department of Media, Journalism & Film will remember Associate Professor of Journalism Cheryl Heckler who died in February. The memorial service will be followed with a reception.