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May 2002
Crain's Cleveland Business
Profiles OSAP Staff Member

May 20--Last week, Crain's Cleveland Business Journal ran an article that profiled Brad Masi, executive director of Oberlin's Ecological Design Inovation Center (EDIC) and the College's sustainable agriculture project coordinator. The article describedMasi's work with EDIC, and chronicled the group's ongoing campaign to encourage both individuals and institutions to purchase locally grown produce. "A 1982 Central Intelligence Agency study determined that the average food molecule travels 1300 miles from farm to your plate," Masi says. "This presents a vulnerability in our national food system. Should any of these long chains of distribution be disrupted, we are in trouble. Compared to the conventional distribution systems, locally grown food is a secure source."

WCPN Revisits the Lewis Center
May 15--Last week, WCPN reporter Karen Schaefer interviewed John Scofield, associateprofessor of physics; John Petersen, assistant professor of environmental studies;and Paul Torcellini, a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), for a story titled "The Lewis Center Revisited." The interview, which also included the previously recorded comments of David Orr, professor of environmental studies, examines the performance of the Lewis Center two years after its opening. The interview is now available on WCPN's web site.

April 2002
Adam Joseph Lewis Center Named One of the Top 10 Green Building Projects for 2002

April 24--The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has included the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies on its list of the top 10 green building projects for 2002. Selected by the AIA's Committee on the Environment (COTE), this award recognizes projects that address significant environmental challenges through designs that integrate architecture, technology, and natural systems.

Unsigned but not Unsung: Joel Corelitz Featured in Keyboard Magazine
April 4--TIMARA major Joel Corelitz ’02 is Keyboard magazine’s April "Unsigned Artist of the Month." This regular feature profiles unsigned artists who have yet to garner their big break, but who are well on their way to fame. Corelitz received the honor for his original composition Haze. <...more>

March 2002
Oberlin Students Published
March 25--Three Oberlin students were published in the most recent edition of QSE: The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (Vol. 15, No. 1: January-February 2002). The peer-reviewed journal carried articles by Heather Schwartz '01, Laura Kent-Monning '02, and Samuel Byrd '00

Robert Dodson Appeared on The Paula Gordon Show
March 22--Robert Dodson, dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, appeared on The Paula Gordon Show: Conversations with People at the Leading Edge. The program was broadcast in Atlanta on WGUN/AM1010 and will later be featured on the show's web site. Paula Gordon '68 is producer and host of Musical Wonders: at the Intersection of Music and the Everyday World, a new two-minute feature from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music that broadcasts on WCLV-FM, Cleveland's classical music radio station.

Alumni Are Key Figures in New York City's Tribute in Light
March 19--Two Oberlin College alumni have helped New Yorkers commemorate and mourn victims of September 11 by contributing to a memorial site at Ground Zero called the Tribute in Light. John Bennett '90, a lead architect for the project, designed the memorial to "fill the void in the city's skyline by using high-powered lights that recreate the form and image of the lost towers." Paul Marantz '60, founder and design principal of Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc., manufactured the lights that were used in Bennett's design. More information on the memorial can be found on the project web site.

Oberlin Graduates Receive Grammy Awards
March 7--Two Oberlin Conservatory graduates, Alex Klein '87 and Christopher Rouse '71, were among the winners in the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. Klein, principal oboist of the Chicago Symphony, was one of the soloists who received the award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Teldec Classics recording of the Strauss Wind Concertos. Rouse, a Pulitzer prize-winning composer, won Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his Concert De Gaudì for Guitar and Orchestra, which was recorded by guitarist Sharon Isbin, conductor Muhai Tang, and the Gulbenkian Orchestra on the Teldec Classics label. <...more>

    
   
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