Spring Break

March 19-23

Mental Health First Aid Training

March 22; 8 am - 5 pm

Miami faculty, staff, and students will be trained in how to help a person experiencing a mental health crisis. No fee required …

"Balkan Blues: Consumer Politics after State Socialism"

March 26; 4 - 5:30 pm

Yuson Jung, Wayne State University, gives this Havighurst Center Lecture …

"National Parks with Dr. Tammie Gerke: Grand Teton National Park" (MUM)

March 27; 4:30 - 6 pm

Dr. Tammie Gerke, a professor of Geology at Miami Regionals, will discuss the geology and other interesting information about the park …

"The Other Threat to Our Democracy"

March 27; 7 - 8 pm

Ira Shapiro, President of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies, LLC, gives this Darrell West Lecture in American Politics …

Women's Read In: "MakerSpace/MakeHerSpace/MakeHirSpace"

March 28; 10 am - 4 pm

Join the Miami University Women's Center and University Libraries at the 2018 Women's Read In event, which combines creative stations like bookbinding, knitting, collaging, vision boarding, poetry and more with 3 lectures from Kimberly Hamlin, Jason Shaiman, and Erin Beckloff …

"Women's Journeys Women's Voices: The Refugee Experience" (MUM)

March 28; 1:15 - 2:35 pm

The United States welcomed nearly 45,000 refugees last year, and in the past year over 300 refugees were resettled in the Cincinnati area. While refugees are among us, in many cases they may be invisible and their voices not heard. This program offers the opportunity for us to hear the voices of women refugees living in Southwest Ohio …

Fiction and Poetry Reading: Steven Lansky & Keith Tuma

March 28; 7:30 - 8:30 pm

"Ethnic Crime, Imperial City, and New Imperial History: A Perspective of Ab Imperio's Editor"

March 29; 4 - 5:30 pm

Ilya Gerasimov, editor, Ab Imperio Quarterly, gives this Havighurst Center Lecture …

"The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science"

March 29; 4 - 10 pm

There will be a documentary film screening, project presentation, and Women in STEM Panel, as well as a portrait exhibition in the Karl E. Limper Geology Museum and various locations inside Shideler Hall …

Educated: A Memoir: Book Discussion (MUH)

March 29; 4:15 - 5:45 pm

Author Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag" …

Art Forum: Shinji Turner-Yamamoto

March 29; 5:50 - 7:05 pm

Shinji Turner-Yamamoto is a Japanese-born U.S.-based artist known for paintings, sculptures, and installations employing elemental materials such as trees, fossils, and minerals, creating profound viewer connections with nature …

"A Tourist Guide to London and the U.K." (MUH)

March 29; 7 - 8 pm

Local author and historian Richard Piland highlights the "must see" historic sites throughout London as well as places such as Stratford, Oxford, Brighton, the Cotswolds, York, Edinburgh, and Cardiff …

Myaamiaki Conference

March 30; 9 am - 5 pm

The Myaamiaki Conference, a biennial event organized by the Myaamia Center at Miami University, highlights new and continuing research related to a wide range of subject matter concerning Myaamia history, language, culture, ecology, and revitalization work …

"Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching 'Majority-Minority' United States"

March 30; 2:30 - 5 pm

Dr. Jennifer Richeson's (Yale University) Department of Psychology Colloquium Series talk will present emerging social-scientific research on the psychological, social, and political implications of making projected changes in the racial/ethnic demographics of the United States salient …

"Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia"

April 2; 11:30 am - 1 pm

Natalia Roudakova, independent scholar, gives this lecture as part of the Havighurst Colloquia Series: The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe

The Only Home I Know (film and panel discussion)

April 2; 6 - 7 pm

In this special half-hour film collaboration between My American Dreams founded by Chris Kerosky, Sonoma County Attorney; and Define American, former Washington Post reporter, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story behind his high profile expose of himself as an undocumented "alien." This is a segment of Transforming America. The Courage to Speak Up and Loud, the 2018 theme of The Cesar Chavez Day Celebration Program …

"First Women" (MUM)

April 4; 11:40 am - 12:40 pm

Join a panel of women from various disciplines to talk about women who were first in their areas of expertise: medicine, sociology, bicycling, and being a warrior. This event is a part of Women's History Month …

Havighurst Center Book Reading: And Other Stories

April 4; 4 - 5:30 pm

Georgi Gospodinov, a Bulgarian poet, writer and playwright, will be giving a reading of some of his short stories in his book And Other Stories, followed by a discussion …

"National Sanctuary Coalition Movement"

April 4; 6 - 7 pm

During the panel, the guest speakers will be discussing the National Sanctuary Movement in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities across the U.S., how their faith communities decided to join the coalition and what their commitment to be a Sanctuary or Solidarity congregation means, and how students can be involved. This is a segment of Transforming America. The Courage to Speak Up and Loud, the 2018 theme of The Cesar Chavez Day Celebration Program …

Careers in Law Panel

April 4; 6 - 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 …

"Linking Biodiversity, Ecosystem Function, Ecosystem Services, and Sustainability"

April 4; 7 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Jianguo Wu, Dean's Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science at Arizona State University, will give the annual Roger E. Wilson Lecture in Botany …

"The Spirituality of Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Movement"

April 4; 7:30 - 9 pm

This program will provide an opportunity for people from diverse faith-and-meaning-making backgrounds to come together to reflect on the spiritual values that drove Cesar Chavez's work. Selected participants will read excerpted texts (mostly by Chavez) punctuated by periods of silence, and follow by audience reflections. This is a segment of Transforming America. The Courage to Speak Up and Loud, the 2018 theme of The Cesar Chavez Day Celebration Program …