Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Obie Journalists Covering the 2012 Election
Four award-winning Oberlin College graduates have covered politics for a variety of nationally recognized publications. Hear their take and unique perspectives on the 2012 election.
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Anna Deavere Smith
“A blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.”
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Kwame Anthony Appiah & Johnnetta Cole
“Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes. Societies without change aren’t authentic; they’re just dead.”
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Harold Varmus
Harold Varmus is a “global scientist-statesman who bridges science and society to solve the weightiest global challenges.”
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Randall
Randall is one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” and described by Newsweek as “one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation.”
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
“Maya Lin’s work embraces architecture, sculpture, nature, and ecology, taking a truly original approach to landscape.”
Violin 2013 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize
Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
About the Oberlin Convocation Series
The Oberlin Convocation Series, presented under the auspices of the Finney Lecture Committee and the Office of the President, presents free, public discussions of cutting-edge issues by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers. These talks are open to the public and take place in Finney Chapel. Lectures begin at 7:30 or 8 p.m. For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Programs at 440.775.6785.