Alumni College

A reunion weekend wouldn’t be complete without some time in the classroom, right? Don’t worry—this time around, you won’t be quizzed at the end! Alumni College offers a variety of classroom sessions that explore subjects so current you could find them in today’s headlines. It’s guaranteed you’ll learn something new!

Alumni College sessions are free and open to all Alumni Weekend attendees, with no advance registration required.


The 2017 Alumni College schedule will be announced in early May. Check out these examples of past faculty offerings to get a sense of our rich program.

Public Secrets: How Fiction Influenced the War on Terror
Presented by Dr. Tim Melley, Director of the Miami University Humanities Center and Affiliate Professor of American Studies

Ease, Freedom and Choice: The Alexander Technique
Presented by Dr. Julia Guichard, Associate professor and chair of theatre

Epidemic Forecasting & the Spread of Zika
Presented by Dr. Dhananjai “DJ” Rao, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Software Engineering

I Love the Smell of the Electoral College in the Morning
Presented by Dr. Patrick J. Haney, Professor and Department Chair, Political Science

Morning Meditation - Mindfulness and Contemplative Inquiry at Miami
Presented by Dr. Suzanne Klatt, Director, Mindfulness & Contemplative Inquiry Center

The Collaborative Economy: How Uber, AirBnB, and Others are Changing the Business Landscape
Presented by Dr. Glenn Platt, Professor of Marketing and Director, Interactive Media Studies Program

From Eve to Evolution, or the Top Ten Things You Should Know about Women and Science in the 19th Century
Presented by Dr. Kimberly Hamlin, Associate professor and Program Director, American Studies

Here Comes the Bride: Learning to Love Familiar Opera Pieces
Presented by Andrea Ridilla, professor of oboe

Light Hearts, Full Minds: The Benefits of Playfulness in Adulthood
Presented by Dr. Brooke Spangler, Senior Lecturer, Psychology