Events

"Gandhi's True Civilization and the Aesthetics of Silence"

October 18; 5 pm

The Gandhi Annual Lecture and Dinner will feature guest speaker Dr. Arindam Chakrabarti (Mattoo Endowed Chair in Indic Humanities at the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University) …

"Illuminating the Past: Utilitarian Ceramics of the Ancient World"

October 19; 9 am - 5 pm

This free all-day event features speakers and subject matter experts in the fields of classics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, and art history for an up-close look into the ancient ceramics (oil lamps and vessels) from the Mediterranean region featured in the current exhibition of over 40 pieces …

Paris to Pittsburgh (film)

October 20; 2 - 5 pm

The Interfaith Center at Miami University will be screening this unreleased film in partnership with Green Oxford, the META Collective, Oxford Citizens for Peace & Justice, and Interfaith Power & Light. The screening will be followed by an important panel discussion on climate change science and policy, sociology and religion, featuring Miami University faculty members …

"History Relevance and Archives Advocacy"

October 22; 12 - 1 pm

Miami alum S. Chandler Lighty, executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration, reflects on the path that took him from Miami to the Indiana Archives. He will also discuss some of the challenges and opportunities he and his team face in operating a state archives in the 21st century …

"China's 'War on Uyghurs': Cultural Genocide in the Name of Counterterrorism"

October 22; 6 - 8 pm

Dr. Sean Roberts, George Washington University, gives this talk as part of the Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies. Having conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Uyghur people of Central Asia and China during the 1990s, he has published extensively on this community in scholarly journals and collected volumes …

Larry Collins: "They That Matter"

October 23; 9 am - 12 pm

Prompted by a TIME magazine cover from April 20, 2015, Larry Collins delves into the awareness of events in the United States concerning the shooting of black men and women by police. In They That Matter, Collins re-creates individual shrines, illuminating each person who has lost their life; to show the humanity of the victims and that their lives mattered …

"William Niven's Mexico (1890-1910): Photograph as Document and Memorial"

October 23; 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Robert S. Wicks, PhD, Director of Miami University Art Museum, gives this Exhibition Talk. William Niven (1850-1927) was a mineralogist, mining engineer and pioneer archaeologist as well as an accomplished glass plate photographer. His unique images document his explorations as well as everyday life in western Mexico during a time of political upheaval …

The Hunting Ground (film)

October 23; 6 - 8 pm

This 2015 documentary film focuses on the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately …

"Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World"

October 24; 5 pm

Marcia Bjornerud, Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, gives the third installment of the 2019-2020 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities: Time and Temporality

Global Friendship on the Farm

October 26

The Global Friendship Program is open to all members of the Miami University and Oxford communities who want to connect with people from all over the world and deepen their understanding of intercultural perspectives. In this event, students can carve pumpkins at Butterfield Farm with their Global friends …

"'The Writer's Duty': Shalamov and the Fate of the Intelligentsia in the Gulag"

October 28; 11:40 am - 12:50 pm

Josefina Lundblad-Janjic, University of California, Santa Cruz, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia's Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

"Protect the Vote: Voter Suppression and Rights in 2020"

October 28; 7 - 8:30 pm

Camille Wimbish, Esq., Election Administration Director for Ohio Voice, gives the Robert E. Strippel Memorial lecture. The Robert E. Strippel Memorial Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights is an annual program devoted to the discussion and debate of local, regional, national, and global human rights issues and concerns …

Graduate Research Forum

November 1; 12 - 5 pm

The Graduate Research Forum provides an opportunity for Miami graduate students from all departments to share their scholarship with the university community. Students participate in oral and poster sessions which are evaluated by faculty and alumni judges. Top presenters receive awards of professional expense funds …

"Sparta in Metal"

November 1; 4 - 6 pm

Dr. Jeremy Swist, Visiting Assistant Professor (Miami University) gives this Department of Classics public lecture. His talk will examine the reception of ancient Sparta by heavy metal bands across the globe, including how both the ancient sources and modern media representations of the Spartans are incorporated into heavy metal's ethos of masculinity, power, and resistance to systems of oppression …

Chuseok 2019

November 2; 2 - 9 pm

Hosted by the Korean American Student Association, this is KASA's annual free, public event with performances, educational booths and Korean food …

Harlem 100 Featuring Mwenso and the Shakes

November 2; 7 pm

This Presidential Series on Inclusivity event celebrates he 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. With Michael Mwenso as your guide, you will groove to–and through–the landmark history that was Harlem a hundred years ago. A creative collaboration with the National Jazz History Museum in Harlem, Harlem 100 is an ecstatic multimedia modern-day variety show …

"Can the Rich and Powerful Actually Work for the Common Good?: Thoughts from Central Asia"

November 4; 4:30 - 6 pm

Morgan Liu, The Ohio State University, gives this Havighurst Center lecture …

"Auksalaq, A Climate Change Opera"

November 4; 7 pm

Journey into the vast, remote, and rapidly changing arctic regions of Alaska and Canada in this visually stunning, provocative performance. Created by composer Matthew Burtner and media artist Scott Deal with a team of scientists, visual artists and cultural leaders, the work provides a stirring and sobering commentary on global climate change …

Die Mauer [The Wall] (film)

November 5; 6:30 - 8 pm

This unconventional documentary highlights the Berlin Wall, its last days and its highly anticipated destruction. Both seemingly banal and historical moments are captured and presented without verbal commentary …

"Putin's Publics: Conspiracy, Conformity and the Conservative Turn"

November 11; 11:40 am - 12:50 pm

Eliot Borenstein, New York University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia's Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

"Anxiety, Lexicon and Morphosyntax in Instructed L2 Spanish"

November 13; 5:30 - 7 pm

Sadler Kirk, John Grinstead, and Holly Nibert (The Ohio State University) will be the speakers during this What the L? Language Research at Miami lecture …

Study Abroad is for Me Showcase

November 15; 3 - 5 pm

During this fun-filled showcase, students will tell their study abroad stories, winners from the IEW Contest will be announced, prizes will be awarded, and student groups will perform. Don't miss out on this inaugural event to celebrate International Education Week at Miami …

Global Thanksgiving

November 15; 6 - 9:30 pm

Come learn about how different cultures give thanks, and taste samples of different cultural foods in this event hosted by the Japanese Culture and Language Club …

Global Dance Party

November 15; 8 pm - 12 am

The Global Dance Party kicks off an exciting time at Miami: International Education Week. Join us at no cost for an unforgettable evening of dancing, food, and fun …

"Taste of Africa"

November 16; 6 - 9 pm

This potluck allows you to get a 'Taste of Africa'. Not only will it be a showcase of food from around the continent, but also a chance to immerse yourself in what it means to be Africa. This year's theme is: "What It Means to be African Now." Come and learn from your fellow students about their experiences and growth as an African …