Events

"Rhythm and the Life of Forms: On Jean Vigo's L'Atalante"

September 18; 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Domietta Torlasco, associate professor of French and Italian and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University, gives this L.P. Irvin Lecture …

The Voices of Love & Honor: The 2019 Inclusion Forum

September 18; 6 - 9 pm

This event is aimed at bringing together the expansive range of voices within the Miami Student Body to discuss prospects in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students will have the opportunity to hear from leaders of multicultural student organizations through oral and visual presentations …

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival

September 20; 5:30 - 9 pm

The UniDiversity Festival is a collaborative effort to promote diversity and inclusion in our community, and it is also a chance to learn more about the valuable contributions of the Latin American, Latino and Caribbean peoples and cultures that are quickly emerging as one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. This festival is the kick-off of a month full of activities encompassed within the National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at Miami University, and Oxford Ohio …

"London 2019: Energy Efficiency By Design"

September 22

This Cage Gallery exhibit focuses on the objectives of the London 2019 Studio. Confronted with the emergent needs of a sustainable society allowing for increasing populations and shrinking resources, urban centers such as London, have discovered new methodologies to cultivate energy-efficient growth within a de-industrialized and technologically innovative urban economy …

"Democracy in Foresight? The Thorny Path of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector Development in Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia"

September 23; 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

This public lecture is being given by Alisa Moldovanova, Wayne State University. Moldovanova is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Political Science Department at Wayne State University, where she teaches courses on the management of public and nonprofit organizations, public personnel management, and ethics in public policy and administration …

"Working for the Federal Communications Commission"

September 23; 5 - 6 pm

Come and meet Miami University alumna Kate Black (Policy advisor for the Federal Communications Committee) and engage in a casual roundtable discussion on careers working in D.C. …

"How to Run for Office and Change the World"

September 23; 7 - 8 pm

Join us for a one-on-one discussion with author and Miami alum Kate Black and Dr. Renate Crawford about Kate's new book Represent: The Woman's Guide to Running for Office & Changing the World, women and leadership, and women in politics. Reception and book signing immediately following …

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (film)

September 24; 6 - 9 pm

This film screening will be shown in Kreger Hall …

Die Architekten [The Architects] (film)

September 24; 6:30 - 8 pm

This somber, finely-drawn portrait of life in East Berlin depicts a young architect whose life and goals are strangled by the communist dogma of an older generation. The Architects was one of the first fiction films to deal with the experience of both East Germany and unification periods …

"Medicine and the Media and its Role in Business"

September 24; 7 - 8 pm

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Multiple award-winning journalist, author, and neurosurgeon is The Farmer School of Business 2019 Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series speaker …

Jen Sammons Chapbook Party/Reading/Q&A

September 24; 7:15 - 8:30 pm

Margaret Luongo and TaraShea Nesbit host this celebration of MFA candidate Jen Sammons' chapbook release TRISAGION, just out from Gertrude Press …

Education Abroad Fair

September 25; 4 - 7 pm

Ready to get started? The annual Education Abroad Fair is the best place see all of your study abroad opportunities in one place …

Literary London 2020 Info Session

September 26; 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Interested in studying literature and creative writing in London, UK this summer? Find out more about Literary London, a 6-week study away program, at this info session. The program is open to all majors …

"A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism"

September 26; 1:15 - 2:35 pm

A scholar of Communism, the Cold War, as well as atheism and religion in Russia and the former Soviet Union, guest speaker Victoria Smolkin's (history professor, Wesleyen University) expertise also covers religious politics and secularism, the Soviet space program, and East European and Eurasian studies …

"Misreading History: Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolution of 1989"

September 26; 4:30 - 6 pm

Guest speaker Michael Bess (Vanderbilt University) is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the interactions between social and cultural processes and technological change …

Chinese Festival

September 27; 5 - 8:30 pm

The Miami University Confucius Institute hosts the annual Chinese Festival every September. All are invited to participate in the Chinese Festival to learn more about Chinese culture and language. This event is free and open to the public …

Hike-A-Thon Plus

September 28; 9 am - 2 pm

The Hike-a-Thon Plus will offer opportunities to discover our local natural resources, learn from various demonstrations, and explore by hiking on marked trails at the Miami University Natural Areas. With over 1,000 acres and 17 miles of trails that cross beautiful streams, woodlands and wildlife, Miami University's Natural Areas are perfect for beginner, moderate and experienced hikers interested in this 1-, 3- or 5-mile event …

"From a Roman Temple to the London Olympics, what can we learn from Landscape Architecture?"

September 30; 4 pm

Annabel Downs, a Chartered Landscape Architect in the United Kingdom, gives this public lecture …

Senior Pre-Health Student Panel

October 1; 6 - 7:30 pm

During this event senior pre-health students will share their experiences throughout their time at Miami, tips and tricks to navigating the pre-health cycle, and what it's been like applying and interviewing for professional school …

Racial Consciousness 101

October 1; 7 - 9 pm

Racial Consciousness 101 is a revived historical anti-racist education initiative. The co-sponsors of this event are Black Student Action Association; College of Education, Health & Society; Department of English, and the Center for American and World Cultures …

Health Careers Week

October 1-4

The Mallory Wilson Center is hosting a variety of exciting events this week! All students with an interest in a health career should plan on attending …

Health Professional Schools Panel

October 2; 6 - 7:30 pm

If you are interested in a healthcare career do not miss this event! Admission representatives from health professional schools offer tips, advice and answer questions about interviewing and admission …

NASA Astronaut Thomas Jones Lands At Miami!

October 2; 7:30 - 8:30 pm

A veteran of four space flights and instrumental in the installation of the U.S. Destiny Lab Module to the International Space Station, Dr. Jones will share his experiences in space, followed by a presentation of the Astronaut Scholarships to Rachel Ollier and Rosie Ries …

Dr. Richard Blath: "52 Years — Miami to Now"

October 3; 6 pm

Dr. Richard Blath is the Chief of Urology with St. Louis Orological Surgeons at Christian Northeast Medical and is the Chair of the Mallory-Wilson Center Board of Directors. Join us as he talks about his 52-year path from Miami to today …

Murderball (film)

October 3; 6:30 pm

This documentary is a real-life account of a wheelchair rugby team. The film powerfully uses sport as a way to examine the individual's various lives, hopes and fears. It is the second segment of the 3-part film series Diving into Disability Culture

Clothesline Project

October 3-4

The Clothesline Project, hosted this year by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, is held annually during October which is National Violence Against Women month …

"Insights from a 4th Year Medical Student"

October 4; 2:50 - 3:50 pm

After graduating from Miami University in 2016, Brenna McElderry returned back to Indiana to attend IU School of Medicine. Now in her fourth year, she is currently in the application cycle for residency. She is eager to offer any insight she has gained through her medical school application process and training …

Pre-Health Networking Reception

October 4; 3:30 - 6 pm

As part of Pre-Health Week, the Mallory Wilson Center invites you to a Networking Reception. Stop in for free food and the opportunity to connect with healthcare professionals from a variety of paths looking to answer questions and share information, build mentorships, and maybe even offer internship and work opportunities …

Tea Tasting: "A Sip around the World"

October 4; 7 - 10 pm

This event provides a space for Miami students, scholars, and student organizations from all over the world to share their tea cultures with the Miami University community. All are welcome to sip their way around the world: from Myaamian sassafras tea, Peruvian stonebreaker tea, German fruit tea, Russian currant black tea, Kenyan Topeka, Pakistani Chai, Indian Chai, Sri Lankan Ceylon, Nepali butter-salt tea, Vietnamese bitter melon tea, Thailand rose milk tea, Chinese Puer, to Japanese sencha and more …

Global Spa Night

October 4; 7 - 11 pm

Come learn about cosmetics, skincare, fashion and beauty industries in different countries while trying face masks and makeup treatments …

"Who is the Man from Underground?"

October 7; 11:40 am - 12:50 pm

David Powelstock, Brandeis University, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: Russia's Intelligentsia: The Curse of Ideas

"After All: On Dereliction and Destitution"

October 10; 5 - 8 pm

Jack Halberstam, Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University, gives the second installment of the 2019-2020 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities: Time and Temporality

Diversity & Inclusion Conference: "Across the Divide"

October 11; 8 am - 4 pm

Explore key aspects of diversity and inclusion at "Across the Divide", the first annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Miami. Students, faculty & staff, and community members are welcome …

Fall Break

October 11-13

"Christ's Naturalists: Exploring Milton, Paley, and Darwin Through Miami's Archives and Special Collections"

October 15; 12 - 1 pm

Nicholas P. Money, director of the Western Program and professor of biology, discusses the changing views of early Miamians as revealed through the rich sources in the Libraries' Archives and Special Collections. The significance of this topic is heightened in our time of public skepticism toward science and political resistance toward the facts of climate change …

Ruta Sepetys: Internationally Acclaimed Author of Historical Fiction

October 15; 1:15 - 2:45 pm

Guest speaker Ruta Sepetys (Rūta Šepetys) is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over 60 countries and 40 languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide …

"Cinema as Counter Word"

October 15; 5 pm

Guest speaker Dr. Sumathy Sivamohan is an English professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Dr. Sivamohan is also a filmmaker, poet, translator, actress, and activist …

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 …

"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 World Anthropology 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 …

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (film)

October 17; 8 pm

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