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MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration

"Continuing the Dream in 2019" Community Celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  John Dolibois Room, Shriver Center, Doors open at 10 a.m. ; Events begin at 11 a.m. Complimentary continental breakfast. Guest speaker: Terence Moore, Miami '78,  Moore is a nationally-know sports columnist and sports commentator. In addition to writing for CNN.com, MLB.com and Sports on Earth.com, Moore is a frequent television contributor to CNN, MSNBC and ESPN. He teaches a class in journalism at Miami in the fall semester.  Talawanda Student Art Exposition, Parking will be FREE behind Shriver Center and along Maple Street. Sponsored by :  City of Oxford, Oxford NAACP @ Talawanda School District, Oxford Community Arts Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice, McGuffey Montessori School, Center for American and World Cultures, Office of the President, Office of Residence Life. Monday, January 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Innovation at Miami and Beyond

A plenary session in the morning will involve TED Talk-like presentations from innovators representing regional business and industry, local government, business incubators, and our Miami alumni. A networking lunch will be provided, followed by presentations on commercialization initiatives such as Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, NSF Innovation Corps, and I-Corps@Ohio. Thursday, January 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Oxford - McGuffey Hall 322.

One Miami: Men's Hockey, Free

To help show their gratitude and deep appreciation for the commitment, dedication and exceptional service of Miami University’s faculty and staff, and to bring together all campuses to celebrate our being “One Miami,” President Greg and Dr. Renate Crawford invite the Miami community tothe third annual, One Miami Weekend Jan. 25-26. Faculty, staff and their families will receive free admission and free parking to the Miami Basketball doubleheader on Jan. 26 and also free admission to one of the Jan. 25-26 Miami Hockey games.  One ticket gains entrance to BOTH basketball games. Between games there will be a Carnival on the Concourse with an inflatable, games and activities for our younger fans. Faculty and staff may choose to attend one of the hockey games, whichever night fits best into your schedule. A maximum of four (4) complimentary tickets will be provided to faculty/staff and their families for one of the games. Additional tickets may be purchased at the group rate of $20 per ticket. … Event Title: One Miami Weekend. Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:35 PM – 10:30 PM.

One Miami: Women's Basketball, Free

To help show their gratitude and deep appreciation for the commitment, dedication and exceptional service of Miami University’s faculty and staff, and to bring together all campuses to celebrate our being “One Miami,” President Greg and Dr. Renate Crawford invite the Miami community tothe third annual One Miami Weekend Jan. 25-26, 2019. Faculty, staff and their families will receive free admission and free parking to the Miami Basketball doubleheader on Jan. 26 and also free admission to one of the Jan. 25-26 Miami Hockey games.  One ticket gains entrance to BOTH basketball games. Between games there will be a Carnival on the Concourse with an inflatable, games and activities for our younger fans. Faculty and staff may choose to attend one of the hockey games, whichever night fits best into your schedule. A maximum of four (4) complimentary tickets will be provided to faculty/staff and their families for one of the games. Additional tickets may be purchased at the group rate of $20 per ticket. All… Event Title: One Miami Weekend. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

One Miami: Men's Basketball, Free

To help show their gratitude and deep appreciation for the commitment, dedication and exceptional service of Miami University’s faculty and staff, and to bring together all campuses to celebrate our being “One Miami,” President Greg and Dr. Renate Crawford invite the Miami community tothe third annual One Miami Weekend: Jan. 25-26,  , Faculty, staff and their families will receive free admission and free parking to the Miami Basketball doubleheader on Jan. 26 and also free admission to one of the Jan. 25-26 Miami Hockey games.  One ticket gains entrance to BOTH basketball games. Between games there will be a Carnival on the Concourse with an inflatable, games and activities for our younger fans. Faculty and staff may choose to attend one of the hockey games, whichever night fits best into your schedule. A maximum of four (4) complimentary tickets will be provided to faculty/staff and their families for one of the games. Additional tickets may be purchased at the group rate of $20 per ticket. All… Event Title: One Miami Weekend. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

One Miami: Men's Hockey, Free

To help show their gratitude and deep appreciation for the commitment, dedication and exceptional service of Miami University’s faculty and staff, and to bring together all campuses to celebrate our being “One Miami,” President Greg and Dr. Renate Crawford invite the Miami community tothe third annual One Miami Weekend Jan. 25-26, 2019. Faculty, staff and their families will receive free admission and free parking to the Miami Basketball doubleheader on Jan. 26 and also free admission to one of the Jan. 25-26 Miami Hockey games.  One ticket gains entrance to BOTH basketball games. Between games there will be a Carnival on the Concourse with an inflatable, games and activities for our younger fans. Faculty and staff may choose to attend one of the hockey games, whichever night fits best into your schedule. , A maximum of four (4) complimentary tickets will be provided to faculty/staff and their families for one of the games. , Additional tickets may be purchased at the group rate of $20 per ticket. , … Event Title: One Miami Weekend. Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:05 PM – 10:00 PM.

Wind Ensemble: OMEA Preview

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Oxford - Hall Auditorium.

World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day 2019 will be celebrated on February 1, 2019.  This event celebrates the wearing of the Hijab by some Muslim women.  This day serves to bring awareness to the choice of wearing or not wear the Hijab within the practice of the Islamic faith. This will be the third year our offices have collaborated to highlight this worldwide event. Participants will have the opportunity to put on the Hijab or head covering to bring awareness about the Islamic faith and the choice Muslim women have to wear the Hijab.  We will have a visual display of artifacts from the Middle East and will highlight the accomplishments of Muslim women who are doing amazing work and advocating for their Islamic faith in meaningful ways  All are welcome to join us on February 1, 2019, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. on Slant Walk in the Armstrong Student Center. Friday, February 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Heart Health Lunch & Learn

Location: Armstrong Student Center, 1066, Open to all Miami faculty, staff, and students! Join the American Heart Association and Miami Benefits & Wellness for this interactive and informative Heart Health Lunch & Learn. Participants will learn important steps to protect heart health, practice hands only CPR, and have the opportunity to join our heart health campaign by signing up for Miami's Love & Honor Heart Mini Run/Walk team (Race Day is March 10, 2019).  Please bring your own lunch or grab one to go from Miami Dining.  Save your spot by registering in your Healthy Miami account or by emailing healthandwellbeing@miamioh.edu. Event Title: Healthy Miami. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Climate Survey Open Forum

Event Title: Climate Survey Open Forum. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oxford - Shideler Hall 152.

Climate Survey Open Forum

Event Title: Climate Survey Open Forum. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Oxford - Shideler Hall 152.

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal  The River, 7:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 6, Oxford Community Arts Center, Sponsored by I Am Miami, The Knolls of Oxford and The Lutz Family Foundation, , Immersive. Innovative. Evocative. Indie-classical quartet ETHEL joins forces with three-time Grammy Award-winning Pueblo musician and Native American instrument maker Robert Mirabal in The River, an evening of new music inspired by the essential role of water to life on earth.  ETHEL and Mirabal will take you on an immersive concert experience, flowing through music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions and contemporary musical artistry. These master performers produce a sound that is both dazzling and absolutely breathtaking. , BUY NOW! Regular Price: Adult $15 | Senior $14 | Youth/Student $10, , For more information go to our website MiamiOH/PerformingArtsSeries.com. Event Title: The River. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Faculty Assembly Meeting

Meeting of the Faculty Assembly. Event Title: Faculty Assembly Meeting. Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM. Oxford - Shideler Hall 152.

Faculty Recital: Siok Lian Tan, piano

Professor Siok Lian Tan will present a recital of the music of Clara Schumann. Guests in the program will include Tze Yean Lim, violin, Cole Tutino, cello, and Linda McAlister, voice. Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall, Oxford - Center for Performing Arts.

Faculty Recital: Siok Lian Tan, piano

Professor Siok Lian Tan will present a recital of the music of Clara Schumann. Guests in the program will include Tze Yean Lim, violin, Cole Tutino, cello, and Linda McAlister, voice. Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall, Oxford - Center for Performing Arts.

Confucius Institute Chinese New Year

Monday, February 11, 2019, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

"I Heart Art" Makerspace Pop-up

Join us for a Makerspace Pop-up event at Wertz Art & Architecture Library! Get crafty with a slew of Valentine's-themed craft activities, try your hand at drawing in 3D, or learn how to incorporate circuitry into your paper art! Come for the FREE snacks and drinks, stay for the artsy fun! Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Guest Recital: Unheard-of Ensemble

part of the New Music Salon series. Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall, Oxford - Center for Performing Arts.

Lecture Series - David Hogg & Alex Wind

Event Title: Student Activism. Monday, February 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Oxford - Hall Auditorium, Oxford - Hall Auditorium Green Room.

21st Century Indian Country

Judith LeBlanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance and Roddenberry Fellow, Standing Rock, water rights, voting rights, mascots and other dominate colonial  legacies are being interrupted by Native Americans claiming their own contemporary narratives to counter discrimination and invisibility. Political power was shifted in 2018 elections where hundreds of Native people, a majority woman, ran for public office. For the first time in U.S. history, two Indian women were elected to the U.S. Congress.  Reclaiming   narrative is a powerful tool to advance human rights and social justice. Event Title: Interrupting the Narrative. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Oxford - Peabody Hall - Leonard Theatre.

Knox Showcase

Talking About Teaching: A Conversation With Knox Distinguished Teaching Award Winner John Bailer, Register Here, Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. Location: 320 Laws Hall  Presenters: John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Statistics and Ellen Yezierski, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Teaching Excellence Director  John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Statistics, didn't take statistics in high school because he thought it sounded boring. He swore he would never teach after growing up with a third grade teacher. Clearly, his attitudes toward a subject and toward a vocation were mutable. In this seminar Ellen Yezierski, Center for Teaching Excellence Director, will interview John about why he changed his views about statistics and teaching (and teaching statistics), how he frames the process of teaching (spoiler alert: He believes it includes coaching, mentoring and modeling), and any other questions that might strike… Event Title: Talking About Teaching: A Conversation With Knox Distinguished Teaching Award Winner John Bailer. Thursday, February 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

An evening with Louis Menand

This event will take place in the Donald W. Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center with reception to follow.  National Humanities Medal Winner, Professor Louis Menand will speak about the value of Humanities.  Louis Menand is the Lee Simpkins Family Professor or Arts and Sciences and the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard, where he also holds the title Harvard College Professor, in recognition of his teaching. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History, the Parkman Prize from the Association of American Historians, and the Heartland Prize from the Chicago Tribune. He has been associate editor of The New Republic (1986–1987), an editor at The New Yorker (1993–1994), and contributing editor of The New York Review of Books (1994–2001). Since 2001, he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker, which he began writing for in 1991. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. ‍. Event Title: Is History a Myth? The Meaning of 'The Family of Man'. Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Miami Opera

Location: Gates-Abegglen Theater  Miami Opera Presents Mozart's The Producer & Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, $10 Students, $15 Adults, Come see two short works performed by the Miami Opera. In The Producer two movie actresses audition for the same role in a 1930s movie. While in The Old Maid and the Thief love and intrigue arrive with a handsome drifter! Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Miami Opera

Location: Gates-Abegglen Theater  Miami Opera Presents Mozart's The Producer & Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, $10 Students, $15 Adults, Come see two short works performed by the Miami Opera. In The Producer two movie actresses audition for the same role in a 1930s movie. While in The Old Maid and the Thief love and intrigue arrive with a handsome drifter! Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Miami Opera

Location: Gates-Abegglen Theater  Miami Opera Presents Mozart's The Producer & Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief, $10 Students, $15 Adults, Come see two short works performed by the Miami Opera. In The Producer two movie actresses audition for the same role in a 1930s movie. While in The Old Maid and the Thief love and intrigue arrive with a handsome drifter! Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Faculty Recital: McAlister and Luna

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall, Oxford - Center for Performing Arts.

Faculty Recital: McAlister and Luna

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall, Oxford - Center for Performing Arts.

Bill Doan, My Anxiety

Bill Doan  My Anxiety, 7:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Oxford Community Arts Center, In collaboration with the Department of Theatre, “Sometimes, anxiety just demands it to be listened to, not treated like it’s invisible.” –Bill Doan, Part monologue and part graphic novel brought to life, My Anxiety takes you on an adventure into the many ways Bill Doan lives with his anxiety. A mix of drama and comedy, Doan’s solo theater piece serves up drawings, stories, and musings on embracing his anxiety as his companion. As Doan says, “…I have to perform with the drawings to make sure my anxiety is properly represented. And you get to watch it happen." It’s sure to be a powerful evening viewers won’t soon forget. For more information go to our website MiamiOH/PerformingArtsSeries.com, This event is FREE! Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Guest Recital: Or Yissachar

The World of Contemporary Israeli Music for Piano - Or Yissachar, Piano music since the 1970s by selected Israeli composers, Jan Radzynski - Canto (11') , Josef Bardanashvilli - Postlude (9') , Jan Radzynski - Mazurka (4') , Andre Hajdu - Noir sur Blanc, 5 pieces for the keyboard (13') , Or Yissachar - Fughetta Burlesque con Variazioni (6'30'') prizewinner of the Yardena Alotin competition , Yehusa Lakner - Fermatas (6'30'')  , Or Yissachar - 2 poemes (5') prizewinner of the Young Rubinstein competition's call for scores , Michael Damian - Sarcastic Dance (2'45''). Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Oxford - Center for Performing Arts - Souers Recital Hall.

Celebrating Global Sisterhood

Shriver Center Heritage Room, Celebrating Global Sisterhood , brings together individuals from the Miami and Oxford communities in the celebration of diversity and the accomplishments of women around the world. Typically held around International Women's Day (March 8), this event features a keynote speaker, student testimonials and performances, and awards presentations. Refreshments are served.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration opens in early February 2019. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Wil Haygood and Tigerland

Will Haygood and Tigerland will be held in Wilks Theater at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Event Title: Wil Haygood and Tigerland. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Lecture Series

Event Title: Chew on Lifes Big Questions. Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Oxford - Hall Auditorium, Oxford - Hall Auditorium Green Room.

War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory

This event will take place in the Heritage Room, Shriver Center and will be followed by a reception. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Other honors include the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction from the American Library Association, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, a Gold Medal in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award from the Asian/Pacific American Librarian Association. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is a University Professor, the Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and a Professor of English, American Studies and… Event Title: War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory. Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.