Events

Spring Break

March 23-27

"Humanistic and Scientific Challenges for the 21st Century: Perspectives from a Caribbean Archeologist"

March 30; 5:30-6:30pm

Professor Jose Oliver, Institute of Archaeology, University of College-London, is a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Speaker and gives this lecture as part of the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology series  …

"New Visions for the Academy—an Arts Perspective"

March 30; 6-8pm

Elizabeth Mullenix gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

"Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

March 31; 7-9pm

Dawn Porter gives this Department of Political Science O'Hara Lecture. Dawn Porter's 2014 documentary, Gideon's Army, featured three black public defenders working in the American South …

"Constituting 'The People': Law and Legacies of Slavery"

April 1; 4-6:30pm

Annette Gordon-Reed delivers this Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture in History. She holds appointments as the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History at Harvard University. She is currently the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Queen's College, Oxford University …

"Beats by Dr. A"

April 1; 7:30-10pm

The Miami University Percussion Ensembles, directed by William Albin, will present a dynamic concert featuring a large cast of performers and instruments from Miami’s extensive collection of world percussion instruments. The concert will showcase four diverse musical styles spanning the globe—Indonesian gamelan, Brazilian batería, West African dance-drumming, and Japanese taiko …

Fulbright Information Session

April 2; 4-5pm

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports approximately 1,900 U.S. students to engage in study, research, or English teaching assistantships abroad via the U.S. Student Program annually. Learn more about the program and application process at this information session …

"Black Power is Green Power: Black Capitalism and Economic Populism"

April 6; 6-8pm

Nishani Frazier gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

"Changing the Face of STEM"

April 13; 6-8pm

Phyllis Callahan gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

Undergraduate Research Forum

April 15; 9am-4pm

The public is invited to join us for Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum. Our forum showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research over the course of the academic year …

Holocaust "Reading of the Names"

April 16; 8am-5pm

Participants will read the names of children who died in the Holocaust as part of the annual Genocide and Holocaust Education Program …

"Nothing Like Chocolate" Film Screening

April 16; 5:30-9pm

Miami's Fair Trade University Campaign will be screening this 2012 documentary produced by Kum-Kum Bhavnani about Fair Trade and sustainable practices in the production of chocolate. We will also be having a Ben & Jerry's ice cream bar. Everything is free! …

Ethnic Religious Colloquium

April 16; 6-8pm

"What Demographic shifts Mean to Business, and Business Schools"

April 20; 6-8pm

Mathew Myers gives this lecture as part of the Penny Lecture Series Beyond Civil Rights—Toward a Just and Equitable Society/Institution

Genocide Film Series

April 21-22

Films include Enemies of the People, Frontline: On Our Watch?, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Kinyarwanda, The Pianist, The Armenian Genocide, and The Shop on Main Street

"Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens and the Performance of Feminity in Venezuela"

April 22; 4-5pm

Marcia Ochoa, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, delivers this Latin American Studies seminar. Her talk examines how femininities are produced, performed, and consumed in the mass-media spectacles of beauty pageants, on the well-traveled Caracas avenue where transgender women (transformistas) work, and on the bodies of both transformistas and beauty pageant contestants (misses) …

"Moral Disengagement and Morality Shifting in the Context of Intergroup Violence"

April 23; 5:30-7pm

Emanuele Castano, Department of Psychology, New School for Liberal Arts, Eugene Lang College, delivers this lecture as part of the annual Genocide and Holocaust Education Program …