Events

"On the Docket: The Supreme Court and the Future of American Democracy"

October 17; 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The Political Science Department along with the JANUS Forum would like to invite you to our lecture featuring guest speakers Ann Navarro and Neal Katyal …

Chinese Warriors of Peking

October 17; 7 - 10 pm

Set in Peking during the Ming Dynasty, Chinese Warriors of Peking tells the true tale of two rival martial arts schools vying for domination. This fast-paced show is filled with astonishing acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, and spectacular stage combat …

CAWC Open House

October 18; 3 - 5 pm

The Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) will hold an open house to introduce our new staff members and all of the exciting new initiatives taking place within the center …

"Land of Open Graves: Understanding American Politics and the US/Mexico Border Enforcement"

October 18; 4:30 - 6 pm

Dr. Jason De León (University of Michigan) gives this International Archaeology Day Lecture …

The Hunting Ground (film)

October 18; 8:30 - 11:30 pm

The Residence Hall Association will be screening this film for students at Miami in preparation of It's On Us Week …

"The Theme of a City in the Poetry of Russian Emigration"

October 22; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Polina Barskova, Hampshire College, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia Abroad: Homesick and Sick of Home

"Virtual Field Trip to Corinth, Greece: Archaeology Meets Global Learning at Corinth Excavations"

October 22; 3 - 4 pm

Katherine Petrole gives this Alumni Lecture …

Racial Consciousness 101

October 22; 3 - 4:30 pm

Miami instructors and students are invited to participate in the revival of an historical 1981 anti-racist education initiative. Recently titled "Racial Consciousness 101," this initiative consists of panelists surveying students about racial "myths" and then hosting panels to share with these students their own experiences and insights as students of color at Miami University …

Trevor Paglen: "invisible images"

October 23; 5 - 7 pm

Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures …

"Putin v. The People? The Precarious Politics of A Divided Russia"

October 23; 6 - 7:30 pm

Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives this talk as part of the Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series in International Studies. Graeme's new book (with Samuel Greene) Putin v. The People looks at the social bases of support for, and opposition to, President Putin …

"A Word to the Wise: Spinoza and the Claims of Meaning"

October 24; 4:15 - 6:15 pm

Audrey Wasser gives this Works-in-Progress talk …

Art Forum: Yvette Cummings

October 25; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Yvette Cummings' showcases original paintings and hand cut paper collages that present moments of transition between experiences of recalled child abuse and the dynamics of motherhood. Culling through scattered memories of the past and current experiences with her daughters, Yvette Cummings' work explores the complicated path of youth, beauty, femininity and transitions from childhood into self-awareness …

"Truth and Power in Putin's Russia": A Conversation with Mikhail Zygar

October 26; 1 - 3 pm

Mikhail Zygar, Russian journalist, writer, and filmmaker, gives this Havighurst Center Lecture. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the only Russian independent news TV-channel, Dozhd (2010-2015). Under Zygar's leadership, Dozhd provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices …

U.S. Senate Candidates Debate

October 26; 7 - 8 pm

Miami hosts, with WLWT as sponsor, a debate between candidates Sherrod Brown (incumbent) and Jim Renacci for U.S. Senator from Ohio …

Western Reunion

October 27; 10 am - 9 pm

"Slava Mogutin as a Diasporic Russian Queer Voice: Countercultural Globalization and Transcendental Homelessness"

October 29; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Vitaly Chernetsky, University of Kansas, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia Abroad: Homesick and Sick of Home

Paths to Research in the Humanities

November 5; 5 - 6 pm

Each year the Humanities Center offers a talk to undergraduate humanities majors interested in research. Whether these students are coming with research projects in mind, or are simply curious about how academic research works, The Path to Research in the Humanities will introduce students to the benefits and purpose of research in the humanities and connect students with resources to get their projects started …

Career Night for Foreign Language Majors

November 5; 6 - 7:30 pm

Foreign language majors are invited to this Elevator Pitch workshop. Students will work under the guidance of one of Miami's Career Counselors to identify the strengths foreign language majors bring to the workplace …

"The Botany of Thanksgiving"

November 5; 7 - 8 pm

Dr. Pamela K. Diggle, Associate Head of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Editor in Chief at the American Journal of Botany, will give the Belk Botanical Lecture on the botanical underpinnings of the meal we call Thanksgiving …

"A Look Inside the Westboro Baptist Church"

November 5; 7 - 9 pm

This public event showcases the 7 religion department students who participated in research in Topeka, Kansas to study the Westboro Baptist Church …

"Journalism in Kharkiv (Ukraine)"

November 6; 1 - 2:30 pm

Journalists from the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine will speak about their reporting experiences …

"Journalism as a Tool of Resistance in a Post-Truth World"

November 6; 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Guest speaker Masha Gessen is the author of the National Book Award-winning The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, and several other books …

Careers in Applied and Behavioral Sciences Panel

November 7; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Career Exploration Series invites Miami alumni and various employers to campus to share their insights and professional journeys. The panelists will speak to the skills and experiences they are looking for in their interns and employees. Regardless of your major, these panels will provide you with an understanding of viable career options and valuable networking opportunities …