Events

Career Fair

September 19-20

Learn more on the Fall Career Fair Student Information page …

"Reporting on Russia"

September 20; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies will be sponsoring events throughout the Fall semester on the theme of Truth and Power. Meduza is a Riga-based online newspaper and news aggregator, which launched an English version in February 2015. Anna Veduta, Global Outreach Director for Meduza's English version, and former press secretary for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, will speak on the role of journalists and reporting on Russia …

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival

September 21; 5:30 - 9 pm

The UniDiversity Festival is a collaborative effort to promote diversity and inclusion in our community, and it is also a chance to learn more about the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean peoples and cultures. This festival is the kick-off of a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month …

Racial Consciousness 101

September 24; 3 - 4:30 pm

Miami instructors and students are invited to participate in the revival of an historical 1981 anti-racist education initiative. Recently titled "Racial Consciousness 101," this initiative consists of panelists surveying students about racial "myths" and then hosting panels to share with these students their own experiences and insights as students of color at Miami University …

"Sustainability & You"

September 24; 7 - 8 pm

Professor Scott Johnston will be enlightening us on what exactly sustainability is, and the many outside factors which it entails. He will also describe what students can do in order to take their own personal action in helping our planet …

"Race in America: Bridging the Gap"

September 24; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Ice-T gives this talk as part of the University Lecture Series …

"Pictorial Prosthetics: Martial Masculinity and Veteran Amputees in Early 1920s European Visual Culture"

September 25; 4:30 - 6 pm

Dr. Bradley Boovy (Oregon State University) analyzes a selection of paintings by German artist, Otto Dix, from the years following World War I. He focuses on the ways in which the painter used depictions of veteran amputees to critique the gendered impacts of war on German and European society. Situating Dix's postwar painting within a larger history of disability representation …

Going Vertical (film)

September 25; 4:30 - 7 pm

The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies will be sponsoring events throughout the Fall semester on the theme of Truth and Power. Going Vertical is a 2017 Russian sport drama film (dir. Anton Megerdichev) about the controversial victory of the Soviet national basketball team over the 1972 U.S. Olympic team, ending their 63-game winning streak, at the Munich Olympics …

Art Forum: Hans Gindlesberger

September 27; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Hans Gindlesberger will shed light on the development of his photographic series I'm in the Wrong Film in a guided walkthrough of the exhibition. His narrative leads visitors through some of the precursors to the work, and an introduction to his observations of the social and political position of small town and Middle America …

Chinese Festival

September 28; 2 - 8:30 pm

The festivities will begin at 2 pm at Cook Field. There will be a kite flying competition and Chinese martial arts. Beginning at 5 pm at Uptown Park there will be games, raffles, food tasting, language learning, and much more …

"The Two Solitudes of Russia Abroad: Russian & Russian-Jewish Writers in France's Long Second World War"

October 1; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Leonid Livak, University of Toronto, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia Abroad: Homesick and Sick of Home

"Untangling the Web: Indigenous Linguistic and Cultural Knowledge and Americanist Anthropology"

October 1; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Mindy Morgan (Michigan State University) gives this installment of the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology series. Through a series of ethnographic vignettes, this talk considers the opportunities and challenges of repatriating intangible cultural property for American Indian communities in the United States …

"For the Freedom of Captive European Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America"

October 3; 1 - 2:30 pm

Martin Nekola, an independent scholar and Research Director at Democracy 2.1, gives this Havighurst Center Lecture. His research has mostly focused on non-democratic regimes, the era of Communism, and the East-European anti-communist exiles in the United States during the Cold War …

Astronaut Lecture

October 3; 7 - 9 pm

A veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and the first African American to command a space flight, Col. Fred Gregory will share his experiences as an astronaut and a leader at NASA, followed by a presentation of the Astronaut Scholarships to students Bob Krueger and Nathan Rayens …

Clothesline Project

October 3-5

The Clothesline Project is held annually during the month of October to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event showcases the lived experience of survivors and those affected by interpersonal violence …

"Barbouillage/Blackface à la française"

October 4; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

In this L.P. Irvin Lecture, Noémi Ndiaye discusses the long-forgotten history of blackface in early modern France and interrogates the cultural work that this set of performance practices effected …

"Psychological Intervention to High School and College Students in China"

October 4; 7 - 8:30 pm

Cuihong Zhang, who is a director and psychiatrist of clinical psychology department in Shandong, will give this public lecture …

"Building a Data Refinery to Model the Earth"

October 5; 2 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Caitlyn Kontgis, Descartes Labs, presents this Department of Geography seminar …

"Self-Perception and Academic Achievements among Students in US, Vietnam, and China"

October 8; 7 - 8:30 pm

Zehan Guo, a professor in the department of education in Mudanjiang Normal University, will give this public lecture …

"With Motion Full of Gentle Charm: Women's Baseball at Western College and Miami University"

October 9; 12 - 1 pm

Learn about women's baseball at Western and Miami and its role within both the larger athletic program and the physical education curriculum …

Fall Break

October 12

"Tamizdat, the Cold War, and Contraband Russian Literature: the Case of Varlam Shalamov"

October 15; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Yasha Klots, Hunter College, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia Abroad: Homesick and Sick of Home