Events

Law Day Fair

October 16; 10 am - 2 pm

A panel of law school admissions officers will perform a review of applicant files and provide insights on various application issues (10 - 11:15 am). Meet with law school representatives to find out more about their law schools (11:30 am - 2 pm) …

"The Trump Presidency: Successes and Failures"

October 16; 6:30 - 8 pm

This JANUS Forum lecture will feature guest speakers former Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and former Governor Scott Walker (R-WI). This event is free and open to the public, however tickets are required …

"The Complex Ecological Interactions behind Your Cup of Coffee"

October 16; 7 pm

Dr. Ivette Perfecto of the University of Michigan gives this fall's Roger E. Wilson Lecture in Botany. The event is open to the public …

Spring Street Reading Series

October 16; 7:30 pm

Join the MFA creative writing students Madison Krob, Nate Hoil, and Laura Gaddis in a reading of their works. Spring Street Readings are organized by Oxford Magazine, a graduate student-run lit magazine, with sponsorship from Miami University Press …

"Working the Genres: How Writing Meets the World"

October 17; 11:40 am - 1 pm

Award-winning memoirist, poet, journalist, actor, film director, and Marine combat veteran Benjamin Busch will this lecture. English professor John Mauk will lead discussion …

"The W(hole) Story of Looting, Loss, and Landscape at an Early Bronze Age site in Jordan"

October 17; 4 - 7 pm

Dr. Morag Kersel (Associate Professor and Director of the Museum Studies Minor Program at DePaul University) is the guest lecturer for International Archaeology Day …

"Minority Languages in India"

October 17; 4:15 pm

Patricia McDonough '15 (Miami University linguistics alumna currently working on her PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington) will present key features of the Thangal language, discuss current efforts being made to describe it, and share her experiences from 8 months in the field …

T. Wise Performance

October 17; 7 - 8 pm

T. Wise is a trans artist, writer, performer, and activist. His work explores many topics like his experiences as a trans man to navigate layers of privilege, power, and identity through a mixture of art forms like poetry and drag …

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (film)

October 17; 8 pm

Come and join us for this film in celebration of Gandhi's 150th birthday …

Noon Talk with Dr. Arindam Chakrabarti

October 18; 12 pm

Join us for an informal conversation with Dr. Arindam Chakrabarti (Mattoo Endowed Chair in Indic Humanities at the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University) in celebration of Gandhi's 150th birthday …

"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

Philosophy Spring 2020 Course Open House

October 25; 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Miami undergrads can meet with Philosophy Department professors and advisors, enjoy snacks, and learn about Spring 2020 courses, thematic sequences, minors, and how easy it is to double-major in philosophy …

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 …

"Promoting Diversity in Healthcare and Education"

October 26; 10 am - 3 pm

Join us for a half-day workshop and lunch to discuss the diversity gap in healthcare and education, specifically in Speech Pathology and Audiology. We will discuss career options and ways these jobs complement other areas of healthcare and education …

"'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

"Voting Rights, Voters Suppression, Elections, and Reforms"

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 …

Poetry Reading: Trisha Low & Stephanie Young

October 30; 7:30 pm

Trisha Low is a poet and performer living in the East Bay. She is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions, 2013) and Socialist Realism (Emily Books/Coffee House Press, 2019). Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry and prose include It's No Good Everything's Bad, Ursula or University, Picture Palace, and Telling the Future Off

"Nature Change: The Rhetoric of Environmental Videography"

October 31; 11:40 am - 1 pm

Join us for a talk on visual rhetoric with Joe VanderMeuelen, an independent consultant and writer working with people and organizations dedicated to increasing community sustainability and resilience through civic engagement and the preservation of cultural and natural resources …

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 …

"Selective Forces Shaping the Evolution of Intelligence"

November 7; 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Kay Holekamp, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology and Director of Michigan State University's interdisciplinary program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior, gives this Department of Biology Seminar …

"A Hyena's Tale"

November 7; 7:30 pm

Dr. Kay Holekamp, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology and Director of Michigan State University's interdisciplinary program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior, gives the 45th Annual Hefner Lecture …

"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

GEO/GLG/IES Alumni Career Networking Event

November 11; 5:30 - 8 pm

Network with alumni from the Departments of Geography and Geology & Environmental Earth Science, and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability …

Sound and Fury (film)

November 14; 6:30 pm

This documentary documents one family's struggle over whether or not to provide two deaf children with cochlear implants, devices that can stimulate hearing and a rich dive into Deaf Culture. It is the final segment of the 3-part film series Diving into Disability Culture