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. Monday, February 20, 2023, Hall Auditorium. Mina Kimes and Sarah Thomas. TitleIX: 50 Years of Women Breaking Barriers in Sports.Mina Kimes and Sarah Thomas: Title IX: 50 Years of Women Breaking Barriers in Sports

Monday, February 20, 2023
7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium or Livestream

Award-winning journalist Mina Kimes is an NFL analyst, senior writer, podcast host and television contributor for ESPN. Since joining ESPN The Magazine in 2014, her profile has grown steadily across the company’s multimedia platforms, spanning digital and print, television, radio and podcasting. In June 2020, Kimes was named an NFL analyst, joining ESPN’s daily news and information show, NFL Live. She also offers football analysis on Get Up, SportsCenter, First Take and more. 

On April 8, 2015, Sarah Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the NFL officiating roster for the 2015 season, becoming the first full-time female official in NFL history. Her history-making game happened on September 13, 2015 between Kansas City and Houston. Sarah Thomas’ story is captured in the five-part documentary series Earnin’ It, which premiered on Peacock NBC in 2022 with a focus on the women in football who are opening doors and paving the way for others to follow in their footsteps.

Free tickets will be available through the Miami Box Office starting February 15. Livestream information will be linked on the day of the event. 

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

March 6, 2023

More information coming soon.  

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