Events

"Honor Our Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living"

October 16; 5:45 - 8 pm

Dr. Z Nicolazzo gives this Legacies of Trans Activism lecture …

"Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men"

October 16; 7:30 - 9 pm

The speaker, Dr. Jackson Katz, is an educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race, and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence …

Hidden Figures (film, MUH)

October 17; 5 - 8 pm

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world …

Law Day Fair

October 18; 10 am - 1:30 pm

This Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education signature event provides students with the opportunity to meet with law school representatives from around the country …

"The Real, the Rational, and the Reading Critic: On Pierre Macherey's A Theory of Literary Production"

October 18; 5:30 - 7 pm

Audrey Wasser gives this Works-in-Progress talk …

"Indo-Sri Lanka Fishery Conflict: Issues of the Margins and New Directions"

October 18; 6 - 8 pm

This Thiyagaraja Waradas lecture focuses on the fishery conflict between South Indian and Northern Sri Lankan fishermen and the chronic failure of state interventions. It charts strategies from below used by the civil society and fishermen from Northern Sri Lanka to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing by Indian vessels in Sri Lankan waters, and to bring the two parties together for negotiations. It will also highlight the lessons learnt and new directions in the post-war era …

"The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters"

October 18; 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Sean Carroll, vice-president for science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, gives the 43rd Annual Hefner Lecture …

"A Hard Walk Through Solitude: Volcanic Landscapes of Alaska"

October 19; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Gary Freeburg's talk, part of the Contemporary Art Forum Lecture Series, will be about living and working alone as an artist in the wilderness of Alaska's volcanic regions …

"T'aa hwo aji't'eego: Sovereignty, Livelihood, and Challenging Coal in the Navajo Nation"

October 20; 2:30 - 4 pm

Please join the Department of Geography and Dr. Andrew Curley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the second seminar of the Geographies of Indigenous Peoples series …

"The Psychopath Returns: From Cleckley to DSM-5"

October 20; 3 - 5 pm

Dr. Dustin Wygant, Eastern Kentucky University gives this Department of Psychology Colloquium Series lecture …

"Mahatma Gandhi: Vegetarianism and Social Critique"

October 20; 5:30 - 7 pm

The speaker, Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, is the Navin and Pratima Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California …

"Why Our Actions Matter: Reducing Violence on Campus & in the Community" (MUM)

October 23; 1:15 - 3:15 pm

This presentation by Ann Brandon of Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will help you create a list of proactive behaviors for bystanders and address common barriers when faced with situations that could lead to violence …

"From Penguins to Plankton: The Dramatic Impacts of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula"

October 24; 5 - 6 pm

The speaker, Jim McClintock, has led 14 research expeditions to Antarctica over the past 30 years as well as numerous educational tours, and will take attendees on a virtual trip to the southernmost continent and discuss the impacts that climate change has made on Antarctica as well as Ohio …

"Controversy on Campus: Perspectives on Free Speech" (MUH)

October 24; 5 - 6:30 pm

This 75-minute panel discussion aims to address the timely and important topic of free speech on the university campus from the viewpoints of Miami University Regionals faculty in the Department of Humanities and Creative Arts …

Frida (film, MUH)

October 24; 5 - 8 pm

This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary …

"The Value of Local Government Archives"

October 25; 12 - 1 pm

Learn about the important role that archives play in preserving our records of enduring historical value. Housed within the walls of local government archives, these records document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of local communities, and provide all area residents with a common sense of identity …

"Blanchot, Levinas, and the Question of the Ecological Other"

October 25; 4:15 - 6 pm

Allan Stoekl delivers this L. P. Irvin Lecture …

"Designs on the City: Gender and Urban Renewal in San Francisco"

October 25; 5 - 6 pm

Alison Isenberg, co-director of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, gives this 2017-2018 Humanities Center Altman Program lecture …

"Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom"

October 25; 6 - 7:30 pm

The Political Science Department along with the JANUS Forum would like to invite you to our lecture featuring guest speakers Alice Rivlin and Dave Walker …

"Rasputin: Faith, Power and the Twilight of the Romanovs"

October 26; 1 - 2:30 pm

Douglas Smith, historian and author of Rasputin, gives this lecture …

"A Taste of Nutrition: Careers in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics"

October 26; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Linda Goldman, long time Registered Dietitan Nutritionist for Kellogg's, will be providing a brief history of the Kellogg company, discuss her current role at the company and cover various opportunites in food science, regulatory affairs, nutritional labeling, and nutrition activation …

"Bodies Visible and Invisible: The Necro-Politics of the Jewish Cemetery in the Life of Modern Thessaloniki"

October 30; 5 - 6:30 pm

Thomas Laqueur's (Helen Fawcett Professor of History, University of California Berkeley), talk explores the destruction in 1942 of the largest Jewish cemetery in the world by Greek fascists not, as was claimed after the war, by the Nazi occupation forces …

Steve Wozniak

October 30; 7 - 8 pm

The 2017 Anderson Distinguished Lecture speaker is Steve Wozniak, aka "The Woz." Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc. …

Poetry Reading

October 30; 7:30 - 9 pm

Peter Manson & cris cheek read some selections from their work …

"Experiencing STEM Naturally"

October 31; 12 - 1 pm

Thoughtful direction, facilitated by the instructor, yet driven by the student, leads to productive exploration and application of all STEM and STEAM principles. Learn how Hefner Museum resources, especially Discovery Trunks, can be used in the classroom to support existing curriculum or as stand-alone units …