2018 Penny Lectures

The theme for the 2018 Penny Lecture Series is Global Identities and Social Movements.

"Don't Trust Politicians: Self-Organization Before and After Ukraine's Maidan"

April 23; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Emily Channell-Justice, Miami University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe

"A Possession for All Time: Podcasting Greek History in the Digital Age"

April 23; 4 - 6 pm

Department of Classics guest speaker Ryan Stitt gives this lecture …

"The Long March Toward Civil Rights"

April 24; 2:50 - 3:50 pm

In this Art Museum Lecture, Rodney Coates, Professor, History & Black World Studies, provides perspective in this journey on a road that we continue to tread …

The Lesson (film)

April 24; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

This 2014 film is the third installment in the Havighurst Center's Spring 2018 Bulgarian Film Festival. A hard-working teacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin …

Undergraduate Research Forum

April 25; 9 am - 4:30 pm

The public is invited to join us for Miami's 24th annual Undergraduate Research Forum which showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research over the course of the academic year. During the interactive-poster sessions and/or oral sessions both student researchers and mentors celebrate and promote undergraduate engagement in learning and scholarly achievement …

Art Forum: Robert Robbins

April 26; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

A brief discussion through the lens of his own work of how artists evolve and develop their work over time, along with suggestions for recognizing the value in one's own work, one's contribution as an artist, and the establishment of artistic criteria. Robert Robbins is an internationally exhibited visual artist who explores issues of social, political and environmental conflict through landscape as subject …

"Implications of US Withdrawal from Iraq"

April 26; 7 - 8:30 pm

This free and public event, sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society, will see a discussion on the implications of the United States' decision of pulling out of Iraq after several years of involvement. We will be inviting a professor from Georgetown University to come and sit on a panel with Miami faculty …

Human Flow (film)

April 29; 2:30 - 6 pm

We will be participating in a screening and then livestream event of the new documentary about the global refugee crisis, directed by renowned artist Ai Weiwei. The event will be in association with Film Studies 301: Introduction to Film Theory, but will be free and open to the public …

Fulbright Information Session

May 2; 4 - 5 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This information session will provide an overview of the program and application process …

"Racial Banishment in the American Metropolis: Freedom Is a Place, but Where Is That Place?"

May 3; 5 - 6:30 pm

Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Geography and inaugural Director of the Institute of Inequality and Democracy at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, gives this Humanities Center Altman Program lecture. Her research and scholarship focuses on poverty and inequality …

Symposium: "Post-Cold War Eastern European Film & Media"

May 4; 10 am - 7 pm

In addition to lectures by faculty and students from Miami University and the University of Cincinnati, the symposium will feature four invited lecturers, one scholar, two directors, and a producer …

"Russia's Quiet Revolution: Single Motherhood and Normalized Gender Crisis"

May 10; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

AJennifer Utrata, University of Puget Sound, gives this Havighurst Center Lecture …

Last Day of Classes

May 12

Study Days

May 12-13

Final Examinations

May 14-19


May 19