CONVOCATION SERIES IN FULL SWING
College's 2000-2001 Convocation Series kicked off this
fall with presentations by Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White;
Democratic Party political strategist Mark Mellman; and Washington,
D.C., author and journalist Elizabeth Drew. The series continues
with speeches and performers by the following:
Hogan '79, artistic director
Marietta Simpson, soloist
February 6, 2001
Moses Hogan Singers is dedicated to preserving the integrity
and excellence of the multiple aspects of choral music.
Based in New Orleans, the group focuses special repertoire
emphasis on works by African-American composers.
"Composing in Time and Place: Some Thoughts on Music
in Our Time"
March 13, 2001
Adams is one of America's most admired and frequently performed
composers. Since establishing his reputation in the early
1980s with works such asHarmonielehre, his music has received
awards throughout the world. His most recent orchestral
pieceNaive and Sentimental Music, premiered in 1999.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
"The Artful Brain: A Neurologist Looks at Human Nature and the Meaning of Art"
April 19, 2001
Ramachandran is professor of neurosciences and psychology
at the University of California, San Diego, director of
the Brain and Perception Laboratory, and co-direc the newly
formed Center for Research on Brain and Cognition. Best
known for his work on human visual perception, his discovery
of several new visual illusions has impacted computational
modeling and neurophysiology.
convocation series is sponsored by the Finney Lecture and
Student Assemblies committees with support from the William
and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Office of the President
of Oberlin College.
of the lectures, which are free and open
the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Finney Chapel.