Upcoming Lectures

Lectures will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual format. Free general admission tickets will be available the Wednesday before the lecture through the Box Office for the in-person event. There will be a livestream for those who cannot/choose not to attend. 

2022-2023 Lectures

University Lecture Series Graphic. Jose Antonio Vargas. Monday, March 6, 2023. Hall Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

Jose Antonio Vargas: Define American: Let's Talk About Immigration

Monday, March 6, 2023
7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium or Livestream

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and theatrical producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, was published by HarperCollins in 2018. Most recently, he co-produced Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed play which opened on Broadway in spring 2019.

Passionate about the role of arts in society and promoting equity in education, he serves on the advisory board of TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. Vargas continues, in all his writings and presentations, using his life as an example to explore one of the most divisive questions facing our country today: how do you define “American”?

Tickets available Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 8 am. through MiamiOH.edu/BoxOffice (special events section). 

Past Lectures

Hank Green: The Science of Lying, the Terrifying Truth about Bananas, and Other Scientific Wonders

October 3, 2022 

Carla Hall: Food and Fashion, Finding Purpose Through Passion 

November 14, 2022 

Mina Kimes and Sarah Thomas: Title IX: 50 Years of Women Breaking Barriers in Sports

February 20, 2023