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Oberlin in the News - Fall 2001

December 2001
CNBC to Feature Interview with Gregory Hess December 11
December 10--Gregory Hess, Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics and a member of the U.S. Shadow Open Market Committee, is scheduled to be interviewed on CNBC's Squawkbox Tuesday, December 11, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

OCEAN Partnership Profiled in The Plain Dealer
December 5--The December 3 edition of The Plain Dealer featured an article on the Oberlin College Educational Alliance Network (OCEAN), a program that encourages collaboration with underserved rural and urban high schools in Northeast Ohio. OCEAN offers college-level courses to students in these schools for advanced placement and college credit. Carol Lasser, professor of history and director of OCEAN, describes the program as introducing students "to the joy of intellectual inquiry, the pleasure of critical thinking, the mastery of skills in research and method, and the challenge of learning at the college level."

November 2001
Documentary Explores U.S.-China Relations during the Cold War

November 23--Amy Chen's latest documentary, The Chinatown Files, examines the story of Chinese-American men and women who were targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950s and 1960s. Chen, a 1978 graduate of Oberlin College, uses interviews, home movies, photographs and archival films to remind viewers of how nationalist paranoia can lead to racially-motivated violations of civil rights and liberties.

Alum Profiled in the Far Eastern Economic Review
November 23--Bi-khim Hsiao '93 is profiled in the current issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER). Hsiao, an advisor to Taiwan's president, will become the youngest member of Taiwan's legislature next year.

Sunday's New York Times Profiles D.A. Henderson
November 23--Last Sunday's New York Times profiled D.A. Henderson '50, who recently was named head of the Bush administration's new Office of Public Health Preparedness. As director of this office, Henderson--who led the World Health Organization's smallpox eradication program from 1966 to 1977 and who founded the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies in 1997--will help the Department of Health and Human Services forge alliances with law enforcement and intelligence authorities to create a bioterrorism defense plan for the U.S.government.

Hadassah Magazine Recognizes Myla Goldberg
November 14--Myla Goldberg '93 has been selected as the 2001 recipient of the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. Administered annually by Hadassah Magazine, the prize recognizes authors who have created outstanding works of fiction on a Jewish theme. Goldberg, author of Bee Season (Doubleday 2000), will receive the Ribalow Prize November 28 at the Center for Jewish History in New York City.

Football Coach Featured on WEOL Monday, November 5
November 5--Oberlin College Head Football Coach Jeff Ramsey and his staff will talk with WEOL Sports Director Wally Mintus tonight at 7:15 p.m Hear the latest information about OC football on WEOL AM 930.

Oberlin Alumna Denyce Graves to Appear on Larry King Live
November 5--Oberlin alumna Denyce Graves will appear with her husband, guitarist David Perry, on CNN's Larry King Live Tuesday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. They will perform "American Anthem" by Gene Scheer, one of several songs on Graves' new compact disc recording, Memorial. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit the American Red Cross. Graves' performance of "America the Beautiful" at Washington's National Cathedral in the days following the September 11 terrorist attacks received considerable acclaim...more

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