Senior chemistry major Yihui Chen has been awarded the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy. The award is given annually to one undergraduate in the northeast Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania region by the Cleveland section of the American Chemical Society.
The Oberlin College Student Senate recently passed a resolution calling for the institution to divest holdings from six companies that they believe "profit from the occupation and oppression of Palestinians." Despite several reports to the contrary, in no way was it meant to represent the opinions or intentions of the institution, administration, board, or investment committee.
Senior studio art major Matthew Gallagher has won the Grand Award from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) as part of its Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.
On May 6, co-curators Nanette Yannuzzi, associate professor of art at Oberlin, and Ann Torke, associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will present ENACT, a virtual exhibition featuring internationally-recognized artists presenting works of conceptual art.
The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College will host a two-day symposium on the theme of “Religion, Ritual, and Performance in the Renaissance” in the museum’s grand King Sculpture Court.
Oberlin will be recognized this month as one of 20 colleges and universities nationwide that exemplify the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Oberlin is also vying for the top spot in a public video voting competition.
Oberlin College’s Year of the Queer, in conjunction with the International Center for Languages and Literatures and the Mary Goetze World Music Fund, will be hosting the International Queer Tango Festival on April 12 and 13.
Kenyon College, the liberal arts school in Gambier, Ohio, named Sean Decatur, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College, as its next president, effective July 1. Decatur, who will be Kenyon’s first black president, has spent most of his career at liberal arts schools.
Before the public radio show Radiolab became a cult hit, Jad Abumrad and his future co-host, NPR's Robert Krulwich, would meet up at a local diner and argue about scientific curiosities. Through a series of happy accidents, these debates became the basis for their hugely popular radio show. The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio.
It’s all in good, mischievous fun, thanks to stage director Jonathon Field, choreographer Carol Hageman and a cast of caffeinated Oberlin singers who play the game with giddy enthusiasm. The production takes the farcical elements at their word, emphasizing the inspired silliness and savoring the luscious delicacies in Strauss’ score.
Oberlin College chemistry professor and avid organist Catherine Oertel is part of an international research effort to confront the corrosion threat. Using sophisticated diagnostic tools, including X-rays and ion beams that probe the atomic structure of the decay, the small band of scientists has fingered an unexpected culprit for the damage.
In his debut espionage thriller, Erec Stebbins takes his James Bond-style novel to a new level where the world is both “shaken and stirred.” Stebbins spins a taut tale of international intrigue with a unique twist when the Islamic world is confronted with global annihilation through terrorism. Stebbins earned a degree in physics from Oberlin College in 1992 and a PhD in biochemistry at Cornell in 1999.
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