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Fall 1999 - Summer 2000

Sigrid Bauschinger to Deliver 24th Annual Max Kade Lecture Saturday. (September 22, 1999)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999-- ”A Dead Certain Instinct for Quality: The Jewish Contribution to Modern Literature and Art in Berlin between 1900-1920” is the title of the 24th annual Max Kade Lecture to be delivered Saturday at 4 P.M. in the Max Kade German House Lounge.

Oren Rudavsky '79 to Screen His Latest Documentaries Tomorrow. (September 22, 1999)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999-- Oren Rudavsky '79, who began his career as an award-winning independent filmmaker while at Oberlin, will return to campus this Thursday to screen his latest work under the auspices of Hillel, the Women's Studies Program, and the Alumni Association.

Redesigning Cleveland for the 21st Century: Applying Ecological Design. (September 22, 1999)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999-- Beginning next month, nine of the nation's top experts in green design will visit Cleveland to discuss the latest building innovations in a seven-part series hosted by Cleveland's new Green Building Coalition (GBC), an outreach activity of the Oberlin College Environmental Studies Program.

Green Building Coalition Speakers-Series Program. (September 22, 1999)
William McDonough: on ecological design
"The most visionary of green designers" (Time Magazine), McDonough is dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia and was lead designer for the Greening of the White House project.

Becky Kanuch Named NCAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week. (September 22, 1999)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999-- Becky Kanuch, a sophomore from the town of Oberlin, has been named Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week by the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) for her three-goal performance in a 4-0 victory over Alma College Sunday afternoon.

Tomorrow: NSF Assistant Director to Describe Changes in U.S. Science. (September 29, 1999)
SEPTEMBER 29, 1999-- Robert Eisenstein '64, head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will return to campus tomorrow to discuss ways in which the profile of U.S. science is changing in response to new scientific directions and the needs of society.

Feminist Scholar Joan Tronto to Inaugurate Lewis Lecture Series. (October 6, 1999)
OCTOBER 6, 1999-- Oberlin alumna Joan Tronto, one of the nation's leading scholars of feminist political theory, will return to campus Sunday to inaugurate the John D. Lewis Memorial Lecture series.

Award-Winning Poet Forrest Gander to Read Next Thursday. (October 7, 1999)
OCTOBER 7, 1999-- Award-winning poet Forrest Gander will read from his works at 7:30 P.M. Thursday, October 7, in King 106. The Creative Writing Program sponsors his free public appearance.

1999-2000 Convocations Continue with Richard Haass '73 of the Brookings Institution . (October 8, 1999)
OCTOBER 8, 1999-- Oberlin continues its yearlong consideration of the future of the United States with a lecture by Richard Haass '73, vice president and director of foreign-policy studies at the Brookings Institution. The title of his lecture is "The United States and The World: Will the 21st Century Also Be an American Century?" The free public lecture will take place in Finney Chapel Wednesday, October 27, at 8 P.M.

New Instrument Will Help Oberlin Students Understand Data Storage and Other Modern Technologies. (October 13, 1999)
OCTOBER 13, 1999-- Starting next year, a select group of students will convene in a basement room in Wright Physics lab. Their task? To cut up small pieces of magnetic tape, floppy disks, and discarded hard drives.

Allison Falender Finds Her Niche. (October 14, 1999)
OCTOBER 14, 1999-- "The best thing about this summer was working with JoAnne. She is a renowned scientist, but still took time in the lab to teach me and other students," says Allison Falender, a senior from Nashville, Tennessee.

Falender to Present Her Research. (October 14, 1999)
OCTOBER 14, 1999-- Richards’s laboratory investigates a process called signal transduction, which cells use to communicate with one another.
"Signal transduction occurs, for example, when light hits the eye," says Falender. It causes a cascade of chemical events that send a message back to the brain so you know what you saw."

Falender Was Enthralled with Richards's Work. (October 14, 1999)
OCTOBER 14, 1999-- Richards’s laboratory investigates a process called signal transduction, which cells use to communicate with one another.
"Signal transduction occurs, for example, when light hits the eye," says Falender. It causes a cascade of chemical events that send a message back to the brain so you know what you saw."

Ellie Mallet '65 to Sign Books at Co-op Tomorrow. (October 15, 1999)
OCTOBER 15, 1999-- Alumna Eleanor Mallet’s columns have appeared in the Plain Dealer, and her commentaries have been heard on WCPN (90.3 FM), the Cleveland NPR affiliate. The New York Times Magazine published her personal account of having breast cancer. She has also written for the Boston Globe, Northern Ohio Live, and the alumni magazines of Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University.

Fiction Writer Thisbe Nissen to Read at Her Alma Mater. (October 21, 1999)
OCTOBER 21, 1999-- Award-winning fiction writer Thisbe Nissen '94 will read from her works at 4:45 P.M. Tuesday, November 9, in King 106. The Creative Writing Program and the Alumni Association sponsor her appearance. The event is free and open to the public.

Lynne Bianchi Receives More Funding for Inner-Ear Research. (October 25, 1999)
OCTOBER 25, 1999-- The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Lynne Bianchi, assistant professor of neuroscience, $180,000 over the next three years to let her and her students explore the role of Eph molecules in the development of the inner ear.

Oberlin Students Resurrect Dead Computers. (October 26, 1999)
OCTOBER 26, 1999-- During the 1998 spring-semester reading period, Methias Wegner, then a senior from Garrett Park, Maryland, was a computer consultant at one of the computer labs in Mudd. There he witnessed the sweaty, frenzied, end-of-semester skirmish of students grappling for available computers. At the same time, he saw the Center for Information Technology (CIT), which oversees the labs, throw out hundreds of perfectly good, albeit outdated, computers.

Computer-Literacy Advocate for Minorities to Speak Tomorrow. (October 28, 1999)
OCTOBER 28, 1999-- Jabari Simama--one of the country’s leading advocates of computer literacy for minorities--will speak tomorrow in a program hosted jointly by the College and the Oberlin Community Technology Committee.

Off-Broadway Meets Sunday Morning Church. (October 29, 1999)
OCTOBER 29, 1999-- For eight years, the once-a-month-or-so Friday Night Organ Pump has been giving organ-performance majors an opportunity to mix serious organ literature with theatrical lunacy.

History of the Friday Night Organ Pump. (October 29, 1999)
OCTOBER 29, 1999-- A group of organ majors who wanted to portray the organ as an instrument independent of religious services created the Friday Night Organ Pump in winter 1992.

Oberlin College Awarded Luce Foundation Grant to Enhance East Asian Studies . (November 8, 1999)
NOVEMBER 8, 1999-- A recent grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will allow Oberlin College to fund a new junior faculty position in East Asian Studies. The Luce Junior Professor of East Asian Studies will focus on contemporary East Asia through either anthropological or sociological scholarship, thus significantly expanding East Asian studies curricular offerings in the social sciences and introducing a new emphasis on Korea and Northeast Asia.

Convocations Continue with Symposium on the Nature of Civility. (November 9, 1999)
NOVEMBER 9, 1999-- Oberlin College will continue its yearlong consideration of the future of the United States when a panel of distinguished intellectuals--Stephen Carter, Amy Gutmann and Michael Sandel--discuss the nature of civility and the American conversation Thursday, November 11, at 8 P.M. in Finney Chapel.

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist to Lecture on the Simple and the Complex. (November 12, 1999)
NOVEMBER 12, 1999--Murray Gell-Mann, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles, will deliver a free public lecture at 4:30 P.M. Monday, November 15, in King 306. The title of his talk is "Plectics: The Study of Simplicity and Complexity."

Direct from the Wexner Center: Copeland on Taymor, Thursday. (November 15, 1999)
NOVEMBER 15, 1999--Roger Copeland, professor of theater, will deliver a lecture--"From Indonesia to The Lion King: Julie Taymor's Odyssey"--about a 1974 Oberlin graduate Thursday, November 18, at 8:00 P.M. in King 306.

Tomorrow: Philip Deloria to Gove Slide-Lecture, "Indians in Unexpected Places. (November 16, 1999)
NOVEMBER 16, 1999--Philip Deloria will give a slide-lecture, "Indians in Unexpected Places" Wednesday, November 17, at 4.30 P.M. in King 306.

Acclaimed Author Gish Jen to Read. (November 24, 1999)
NOVEMBER 24, 1999--Gish Jen, author of two novels and the recent collection of stories Who's Irish? will read from her works at 4:45 P.M. December 2 in King 306. The Creative Writing Program, the Shansi Memorial Association, the Shansi Student Committee, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the history department are sponsoring the free, public event.

Oberlin Forks It Over For the Environment. (November 26, 1999)
Thirty-three years after The Graduate's premiere, plastics no longer have the same cachet. In fact, not only are plastic throw-aways a nationwide blight, but an international treaty that went into effect January 1 makes it a felony for ships to dispose of plastic materials at sea.

Students, Arrested, Return From SOA Protest. (November 30, 1999)
NOVEMBER 30, 1999--During the November 20-21 weekend, three Oberlin students were arrested at Ft. Benning, Georgia, for committing a high-risk nonviolent action. The act carried with it possible penalties of large fines and six months in federal prison. Jackie Downing, a sophomore from Topsfield, Massachusetts, and Laurel Paget-Seekins, a junior from Philo, California--cochairs of Oberlin SOA (School of the Americas) Watch--together with Kathleen Berrigan, a first-year student from Baltimore, were arrested for entering the Ft. Benning military base that Sunday.

Fish Farming, Increasing Worldwide, Has Impact at Oberlin. (December 2, 1999)
DECEMBER 2, 1999--Little did Samantha Kerby know when she signed up for Biology 210 that the course would alter her career plans. In the class--Aquaculture--she is learning about the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. agricultural economy, with a value of nearly $1 billion.

Daniel Steinberg: Oberlin's Connection With Cleveland Mathematics Education. (December 2, 1999)
DECEMBER 2, 1999--Of all the members of the Oberlin College faculty, perhaps best plugged into Cleveland is Daniel Steinberg, visiting assistant professor in the mathematics department and the Computer Science Program. Steinberg did his graduate work at Case Western Reserve University. And over the years, he has been a Cleveland radio announcer and a chef in a Cleveland restaurant. Today his many ties are with Cleveland's educational community.

Love Canal Activist Lois Gibbs to Speak Here Tuesday. (December 3, 1999)
DECEMBER 3, 1999--Lois Gibbs, executive director of the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ), will speak Tuesday, December 7, at 7:30 P.M. in Carnegie Hall's Root Room. The lecture, "Toxics in Our Communities," is free and open to the public.

Lecture to Look at Black Liberation Theology and Traditional African Religions. (December 6, 1999)
DECEMBER 6, 1999--"Tribal Talk: Black Liberation Theology and Traditional African Religions" is the title of a guest lecture to be presented by Will Coleman tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. in Lord Lounge of Afrikan Heritage House.

Larry Silver Lectures Tomorrow about Reflections on the Half Millenium. (December 8, 1999)
DECEMBER 8, 1999--Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon in Fisher Hall.

OSCA to Hold Second Community Get-together Sunday. (December 10, 1999)
DECEMBER 10, 1999--"We really don't bite," says Dave Parsh, laughing. Parsh, an Oberlin businessman and six-year resident of the town, thinks that's one thing Obies learned recently when the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association (OSCA) hosted a get-together for students and townspeople at Harkness House, a cooperative Oberlin College residence hall.

College Students Help Bring Science to Life at Eastwood Elementary School. (December 10, 1999)
DECEMBER 10, 1999--In September three teachers at Eastwood Elementary School received grants from Oberlin College and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Outreach Program to initiate innovative science projects in their classrooms. Oberlin College science majors helped the Eastwood teachers develop curricula and lead presentations. Recently they conducted some experiments with the children.

Powers Travel Grant sends 14 Abroad on Research Projects. (December 14, 1999)
DECEMBER 14, 1999--The College's Committee on Research and Development recently distributed among 14 members of the faculty $45,329 in H.H. Powers travel grants. Eleven awards fund travel for projects in Europe, and three awards fund research in Brazil, China, and South Africa.

Presentation Politics: Oberlin Students Are Real-Life Consultants. (December 16, 1999)
DECEMBER 16, 1999--When students in Associate Professor of Politics Eve Sandberg's practicum in policy evaluation and applied research traveled with her to Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 9, they carried with them a semester's worth of work bound up in black, three-ring binders.

Caroline Jackson Smith: Staging the Familiar. (December 20, 1999)
DECEMBER 20, 1999--Caroline Jackson Smith, associate professor of African-American studies and theater, has three plays on the boards this winter--two in Cleveland and one at Oberlin. All three, she says, share "a commonality: families, communities, and collective memories."

Grades to Become Viewable Anytime, Anywhere--on the Web. (December 21, 1999)
DECEMBER 21, 1999--To borrow a phrase from Star Trek's Doctor McCoy, "It's dead, Jim, It's dead." Come January 14, 2000, paper grade reports at Oberlin will be a thing of the past as students will be encouraged to access their fall-semester grades on the World Wide Web.

Bike Co-op Seeks Used Bikes for Repair Session in Elyria. (December 23, 1999)
DECEMBER 23, 1999--If you're replacing your family's two-wheelers with new bikes this Christmas or have any dilapidated bicycles lying around in the garage, consider donating the discards to the Oberlin Bike Coop. The donated bikes will help the coop launch its second bike-repair session at Wilkes Villa, a housing project in Elyria.

Ready Now for Book Rush. (January 13, 2000)
JANUARY 13, 2000--The new South Hall bookstore is open for business, and students returning to campus will be able to buy their textbooks and other course-related materials from three familiar faces. Karen Long, Jan Eastman, and Nick Ivancic (former employees at the Co-op Bookstore) have moved in to the old dining area of South Hall and set up a temporary bookstore for the spring semester's book rush.

The Panama Project. (January 17, 2000)
Music has no geographical boundaries for 12 students from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music as they travel to Panama for the tenth anniversary of the Panama Project, a musical and cultural exchange between the Conservatory and the Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos. The Panama Project takes place each year during Winter Term, when students concentrate on one learning project for the month of January.

New Reading Program Means More Student Tutors in Oberlin Schools. (January 26, 2000)
JANUARY 26, 2000 --The College's Center for Service and Learning (CSL) has received a state grant to increase the number of tutors within the Oberlin school district.

Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye Will Take Sabbatical Leave Beginning July 1, 2000. (February 7, 2000)
FEBRUARY 7, 2000--The Oberlin College Board of Trustees has approved a semester's sabbatical leave from July 1, 2000, to January 1, 2001, for President Nancy S. Dye, announced Board Chairman Thomas J. Klutznick.

Robert Fox and Pamela Lippe to Talk Wednesday about Redesigning Cleveland. (February 8, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 22, 1999-- Beginning next month, nine of the nation's top experts in green design will visit Cleveland to discuss the latest building innovations in a seven-part series hosted by Cleveland's new Green Building Coalition (GBC), an outreach activity of the Oberlin College Environmental Studies Program.

Cleveland Hip Hop Artist to Talk about His Work February 16 and 17. (February 10, 2000)
OBERLIN-- Michaelangelo Lovelace, an artist embedded in the hip hop culture of Cleveland, will continue Oberlin College's celebration of Black History Month Feb. 16 and 17 with two public talks and a showing of his work. He also will meet with senior studio art majors.

Robert Spano Named Music Director of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (February 11, 2000)
Robert Spano '84, most recently seen on campus when he conducted the fall Opera Theater production of Massenet's "Manon," was recently named music director of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO), the largest performing arts organization in the Southeast. Spano, who is also music director at the Brooklyn Philharmonic, will share the position with Donald Runnicles, music director of the San Francisco Opera. Both directors will retain their current positions.

Entertainment WeeklyGives Oberlin Alum Julie Taymor Top-Story Position. (February 11, 2000)
FEBRUARY 11, 2000--The February 11 issue of Entertainment Weekly (EW) has a three-page article on Oberlin alumna and Lion King director Julie Taymor '74 and her feature-film-writing-directing-designing debut, Titus. What EW calls the "energetic, bracingly gory 2-hour-and-40-minute adaptation of the early Shakespeare tragedy" stars Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange and "depicts life in ancient Rome as one big circle of death."

Nancy Dye Interview on Paula Gordon Show to Be Webcast at 3:00 P.M. Sunday. (February 11, 2000)
ATLANTA, FEBRUARY 8, 2000--Educating people is the single most important thing we can do for society and for individuals, according to Dr. Nancy Dye, a leading voice in American higher education and President of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She is guest on "The Paula Gordon Show: Conversations with People at the Leading Edge."

Lorain County Commissioner Candidates to Speak in Forum February 21. (February 15, 2000)
FEBRUARY 15, 2000--The Citizen League of Lorain County and Oberlin College will present a Candidates' Forum for the Lorain County commissioner candidates Monday, February 21.

Environmental-Studies Center to Undergo Monitoring of Indoor Air Quality. (February 15, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--In order to develop building design methods that achieve good indoor air quality--and to evaluate the impact of design features used in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin College--the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a research project to monitor the Lewis Center's ventilation and indoor air quality.

Prison Reform Activists to Speak a Week from Saturday. (February 17, 2000)
OBERLIN--Three of the country's leading advocates of prison reform will come to Oberlin College Feb. 26 to take part in "Resistance Arrested," a open discussion hosted by the Oberlin Justice for Mumia Coalition and Oberlin Actions Against Prison.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Herbert Daughtry to Give Addresses Next Week. (February 17, 2000)
OBERLIN--Addresses by a pioneering jurist and by one of the leading U.S. activist ministers will highlight Oberlin College's observance of Black History Month. The events are free and open to the public.

Michael Byers, Acclaimed Writer and Oberlin Grad, to Give Reading Tomorrow. (February 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Writer Michael Byers, whose debut collection of short stories The Coast of Good Intentions (Houghton Mifflin, 1998) is now in its third printing, will give a reading at Oberlin College, his alma mater.

Award-Winning Poet Lee Upton to Revisit Oberlin for Reading in March. (February 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Poet Lee Upton, a recipient of a National Poetry Series award, will read from her work in an appearance at Oberlin College that is co-sponsored by the creative writing program and the English Department. Upton last read at Oberlin in 1993.

Oberlin Students to Benefit from Mellon Grant that Promotes Information Literacy. (February 23, 2000)
FEBRUARY 23, 2000--A high-quality education is often defined as one that teaches students to learn, both inside and outside the classroom. As society relies increasingly on information that itself is burgeoning, learning how to learn becomes more complex.

8 Receive McGregor-Oresman Research and Teaching Assistantship Grants. (February 24, 2000)
FEBRUARY 24, 2000--Eight members of the College faculty received grants from the College's McGregor-Oresman Fund in December. The grants enable faculty to hire students to help on research projects or undertake teaching assistantships this semester.

Prize-Winning Author Mark Bowden to Speak in Series on National Security. (February 25, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Atlantic Monthly Press), is the next speaker in a new Oberlin lecture series dedicated to the challenges of national security in the 21st century. Bowden's free, public talk, "Humanitarian Blood," will address, he says, how the United States' and United Nations' "humanitarian mission in Somalia turned the region into a bloodbath."

New Yorker Writer James Keller Delivers the Next Convocation Speech March 7. (February 29, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oberlin College continues its yearlong consideration of the future of the United States with a lecture by James M. Keller, a writer and editor at The New Yorker. Keller, a 1975 graduate of Oberlin, will discuss the future of culture in America. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Oberlin College Joins Worker Rights Consortium in Stand against Sweatshops. (February 29, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye has formalized the college's socially responsible stand on matters of sweatshops and child labor by joining the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Oberlin became the fifth school to sign on, a measure that will require Oberlin's sourcing companies--manufacturers of college apparel--to meet a code of conduct that is consistent with the WRC's goals.

Amory Lovins to Talk at Cleveland Library in Environmental Studies Program Series. (March 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oberlin College's environmental studies program continues to frame conversations about the newest building innovations in ecological design with a talk by physicist Amory Lovins, cofounder of the Rocky Mountain Institute [RMI], an independent nonprofit resource policy center. Lovins will discuss green building technologies and their relation to business innovation.

John Pearson's Japan Passage Leads to Cleveland Exposure. (March 6, 2000)
MARCH 6, 2000--Young-Hunter Professor of Studio Art John Pearson's 1999 residency in Japan inspired a series of new work that has culminated in Japan Passage, an exhibition on view at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art until May 14.

NSF AIRE Grant Adds Research to the Classroom. (March 8, 2000)
MARCH 8, 2000--In 1998 Oberlin became one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a $500,000 Award for the Integration of Research and Education (AIRE) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The effects of the award are being felt on campus.

Conference on Economic Globalization Begins Today. (March 10, 2000)
MARCH 9, 2000--The departments of economics and politics will cosponsor a conference that will give an interdisciplinary evaluation of the effects of economic globalization and global institutions Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11. The Financial Crisis Conference will bring together scholars and policy makers at the Adam Joseph Lewis Center's Hallock Auditorium. The conference is free and open to the public.

Prize-Winning Author Mark Bowden to Speak on National Security Tonight. (March 15, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Atlantic Monthly Press), is the next speaker in a new Oberlin lecture series dedicated to the challenges of national security in the 21st century. Bowden's free, public talk, "Humanitarian Blood," will address, he says, how the United States' and United Nations' "humanitarian mission in Somalia turned the region into a bloodbath."

Two Oberlin Students March with Granny D for Campaign-Finance Reform. (March 15, 2000)
MARCH 15, 2000--Ninety-year old New Hampshire citizen Doris Haddock--known to her great grandchildren and the media as Granny D--arrived in Washington, D.C., not long ago after 14 months of walking 3200 miles from Los Angeles. Her goal in walking, despite arthritis and emphysema, was to encourage people to contact their representatives in Congress and demand campaign-finance reform.

Oberlin Graduate Works in Korea on Luce Scholarship. (March 17, 2000)
MARCH 17, 2000--Anna Hepler '92 is one of 18 recipients awarded a fellowship in the 1999 Luce Scholars competition. Hepler, who graduated from Oberlin with a degree in art, is spending a year in Seoul, working with local curators to organize a bilingual symposium on contemporary Korean art. She also is working on her own drawings, using materials available only in Korea.

Students Help Nonprofit Groups Find Funding. (March 20, 2000)
MARCH 20,2000--During Winter Term, seven Oberlin students participated in a service and learning project that incorporated leadership training and grant-writing techniques.

Discovering an Ecosystem through Dolphins. (March 23, 2000)
MARCH 23, 2000--The Neuse River is so wide you can't see across it except on a clear day. A 472-square-kilometer finger of water opening out into Pamlico Sound and then the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Beaufort, North Carolina, the river is also a feeding and frolicking site of a species of bottlenose wild dolphin. Over the past two years, the dolphins have abandoned the river's deep middle to swim along the shallow sides because pollution has made the deep water too salty to support the fish on which the dolphins subsist.

Art Curator and Author Linda Weintraub Chosen Luce Professor in the Emerging Arts. (March 27, 2000)
MARCH 27, 2000--Oberlin College has named internationally noted art curator and author Linda Weintraub as the College's first Henry R. Luce Professor in the Emerging Arts. The new professorship is funded for six years by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Weintraub will join the faculty July 1.

Environmental Philosopher Satish Kumar to Lecture Next Week. (March 28, 2000)
MARCH 28, 2000--Satish Kumar, a leading spiritual and environmental thinker in Great Britain, will deliver a free public lecture Wednesday, April 5, at 8 P.M. His talk, "Soil, Soul and Society," will take place in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies' Hallock Auditorium. The Environmental Studies Program sponsors the event.

Oberlin College Students Help Children Get Along. (March 29, 2000)
MARCH 29, 2000--Oberlin College students are helping local children develop their social and emotional skills, thanks to a grant written by Patricia DeWinstanley, associate professor of psychology, and Tracy Frierson, principal of Oberlin's Eastwood Elementary School. The grant, endowed by Ohio Compact K-16 Collaboration Grant, went into creating Social-Emotional Education for Community in the Schools (SEECS).

Oberlin College Board of Trustees Invests in the Future. (April 4, 2000)
APRIL 4, 2000--"Invest in the future." It's a phrase we hear--and say--all the time. Pay now, and the long-term benefits will be extensive. The Oberlin College Board of Trustees recently took the advice to heart and has authorized an extraordinary investment in Oberlin’s future.

Hold the Elevator: Another Oberlin Student to Present at Geology Conference. (April 6, 2000)
APRIL 6, 2000--A February 28 Oberlin Online article about Karla Parsons-Hubbard, assistant professor of geology, reported that three of her students will be making presentations at the 34th annual meeting of the Geology Society of America's North Central Section in Indianapolis April 6-7. Oberlin Online has recently learned that--besides Christopher Nytch, Rebecca Lincoln, and Andrew Madof--Melissa Berke will also be a featured presenter at the meeting.

College and OPIRG Sponsor Saturday's Countywide Hunger Cleanup. (April 7, 2000)
APRIL 3, 2000--One of every four children in Lorain County does not have a stable source of food. This statistic, provided by the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), is particularly sobering considering the widespread economic prosperity of the era.

Nobel Peace Prize-Winner Oscar Arias Is 2000 Commencement Speaker. (April 7, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica and winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver this year's commencement address at Oberlin College. Arias will be presented for an honorary doctor of laws degree by Associate Professor of History Steven Volk, who, in nominating him, wrote: "I can think of few individuals who better deserve this distinction or who could better exemplify Oberlin's historic concern for community and social justice. . . Arias is a tireless worker for world peace."

Tim Scholl Will Spend Fulbright Year in Finland. (April 11, 2000)
APRIL 11, 2000--Associate Professor of Russian Tim Scholl has put aside Pushkin, tossed away Tolstoy, and dispensed with Dostoevsky--at least temporarily. These days he's reading Michelin's Guide to Scandinavia.

Senior Wins Award for Presenting Talk on New Undergraduate Experiment. (April 11, 2000)
APRIL 11, 2000--A talk on a new experiment she helped develop for the biochemistry laboratory last summer has won Nanette Lacuesta, a senior from Celina, Ohio, an award and a cash prize sponsored by the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

See You in September, Saint Sebastian. (April 12, 2000)
The Allen Memorial Art Museum's evocative oil painting by Hendrick ter Brugghen, Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, will be one of the highlights in an exhibition marking the bicentennial of the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands. The exhibition, The Glory of the Golden Age: Masterpieces of 17th-Century Dutch Art, will be on view from April 14 to September 17. The Allen's ter Brugghen is one of a select group of works chosen to supplement the Rijksmuseum's own collections in the display.

Spring Semester is Earth Semester at Oberlin with Appearance of Environmental Speakers. (April 13, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Earth Day is April 22, but the environmental studies program at Oberlin College has been honoring the occasion all semester long. Four free, public lectures are planned for the remainder of the month, all of them sponsored by the environmental studies program, and all scheduled to take place in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies' Hallock Auditorium, located at 122 Elm Street, Oberlin.

6 Million Ways To Speak: The Oberlin Community Hip-Hop Conference 2000. (April 13, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- To anyone over 25, Hip-Hop is a lot of sound and fury signifying, well, sound and fury. But to those who grew up in the late '70s and early '80s, Hip Hop is the most explosive and inclusive pop culture development since the birth of rock and roll.

Global Financial Meetings to Encounter 50 Protesting Oberlin Students. (April 14, 2000)
APRIL 14, 2000--Some 50 students representing a new campus group, Oberlin Trade Watch, will journey to the nation's capital to take part in a national protest during meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) April 16 and 17.

Renowned US Child Advocate to Discuss "Political Medicine" at Oberlin April 28. (April 17, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- If anyone has changed the world of US children during the last four decades, it is Dr. Abraham Bergman. One of the country's foremost child advocates, the Seattle-based pediatrician has spent over 40 years caring for ill and injured children and employing "political medicine"-- using the political process to help the children and their families lead healthier and safer lives.

A Conference on Student Labor Solidarity. (April 20, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Nearly 150 students from 20 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and U.S. are expected to converge on Oberlin College's campus April 28 and 29 to explore the future of the growing nationwide student - labor alliance.

Three Oberlin Juniors Receive Goldwater Scholarships; a 4th Receives Honorable Mention. (April 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO -- Oberlin racked up several "firsts" this year in the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship competition. Three of the four nominees, all juniors, received scholarships for their senior year--the College's highest yield of Goldwater Scholars to date, topping the previous high of two; four is the maximum number that an institution may nominate. The only other four-year college to receive three Goldwater scholarships this year was Pomona College.

Organically Grown Flowers and Herbs Available from OSAP--Farmers' Market Opens May 13. (April 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--OSAP wants you to take very good care of your mother. Just in time for Mother's Day on May 14th, the Oberlin Sustainable Agriculture Project will have available for sale more than 50 varieties of perennials and 25 varieties of herbs--all field grown and overwintered right here in Northeast Ohio. Gerry Gross, a leading expert on herbs and perennials and OSAP's grower, grew the plants organically using recycled pots and homemade soil mix.

Oberlin College Launches Community Initiative Program. (April 28, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO ‹ Can Oberlin College thrive if the Oberlin community does not thrive? We are not willing to take that risk. That is the consensus of Oberlin College President Nancy S. Dye and the College's Board of Trustees, who have announced their decision to reinforce the College's historic commitment to community service by launching the Community Initiative to assist community groups in revitalizing the town of Oberlin.

Philosopher Norman Care to Deliver Oberlin College Honors Day Address. (April 27, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO ‹ Philosopher Norman Care will deliver the address at Oberlin College¹s annual Honors Day Assembly. The free, public event takes place at 4:35 p.m. Monday, May 8, in Warner Concert Hall, located in the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music at 77 West College Street.

Oberlin Lecture Series: The Challenges of National Security in the 21st Century Concludes with Andrew and Leslie Cockburn. (April 25, 2000)
Veteran journalists Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, authors of One Point Safe, the account of Russia¹s unguarded stockpiles of nuclear weapons that inspired the motion picture The Peacemaker, are the final speakers in an Oberlin College lecture series dedicated to the challenges of national security in the 21st century. The Cockburns' talk, "What Are We Fighting For?" is free and open to the public. Hallock Auditorium is located in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, 122 Elm Street, Oberlin.

Guest Lecture on Musorgsky and the Russian Art Song May 6 at Oberlin. (May 1, 2000)
OBERLIN-- "Musorgsky and the Russian Art Song" is the title of a lecture-recital to be given by Caryl Emerson, A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University.

Local Performing Arts Groups Debut The Black River Suite Saturday at Lorain County Community College. (May 5, 2000)
If you live in Oberlin and the surrounding areas all the way to Lake Erie, you live in the Black River watershed. And even if your family has lived here for four generations, in the larger scheme of time, you are a newcomer. All of us living today in the Black River watershed are newcomers. More than 360 million years ago, ancient seas covered this land. Two million years ago, two-thirds of what we today call Ohio was covered by a thick sheet of ice during the Glacial Age. ..and the story continues…

Blackbirds Arise: eighth blackbird Releases Round Nut Tool. (May 5, 2000)
Michel Debost's sound is utterly unique among the great flute virtuosos of the world. Bright and expressive but not breathy or thick with vibrato, it is readily distinguished from the music of others within Debost's tiny circle of world-class peers—Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway, and Eugenia Zuckerman.

AMAM Celebrates Its Restoration with Panel on Building's Architect, Cass Gilbert. (May 8, 2000)
In celebration of the restoration of Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert, the museum is hosting a panel of Gilbert scholars on Saturday, May 27. Speakers include Dr. Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor and Chair of the Architectural History Department, University of Virginia, who will speak on "Cass Gilbert and the American Renaissance;" Dr. Geoffrey Blodgett, Danforth Professor Emeritus of History, Oberlin College, speaking on "Finney Chapel and the Allen Memorial Art Museum: What a Difference a Donor Makes;" and Patricia Murphy, Executive Director of the Oberlin Historical Improvement Organization (O.H.I.O.), "The Museum and the Community: Preserving Oberlin’s Jewel Box." Dr. Wilson will also deliver the keynote lecture on Friday, May 26, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. His topic will be "Cass Gilbert and the American Renaissance in Art and Architecture."

Campus Rallies to Support Its Own. (May 10, 2000)
MAY 10, 2000--With Fred Phelps and members of his Westboro Baptist Church protesting less than 20 yards away, hundreds from the larger Oberlin Community gathered on Tappan Square yesterday at noon to--in the words of President Nancy Dye-- "celebrate our diverse community, every one of whose members is cherished." Dye sent a message to the Oberlin community last week, warning that Phelps was coming, and imploring the campus not to engage the demonstrators.

Violinist Yuuki Wong Awarded First Prize in Kingsville Competition. (May 11, 2000)
"In competitions," says Yuuki Wong, "anything can happen. You never know what the judges are looking for so the best you can do is to play really well. Everything else is beyond your control." Sound familiar? Many Conservatory students feel the same way when entering competitions, but Wong can tell you that the hard work is well worth it.

Oberlin College and Co-Op Reach Final Agreement. (May 15, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Oberlin College and the board of the Oberlin Consumer Cooperative, Inc. have reached a final agreement on the sale and transfer of the Co-op Bookstore building located at 37 West College Street. The College will take immediate possession of the property. Last month the College purchased the inventory that remained after the Co-Op closed November 9, 1999.

Activist Preacher and Author Jim Wallis to Deliver Oberlin College Baccalaureate Address. (May 15, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Jim Wallis, author, preacher, activist and editor in chief of Sojourners--a magazine that reports and analyzes the intersection of faith, politics and culture--will present this year's baccalaureate address at Oberlin College. The title of his talk, which is based on Isaiah 58: 6-12, is "A New Kind of Activist."

Five Lorain County Residents to Receive Degrees from Oberlin College. (May 17, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Five Lorain County residents are among the 670 students expected to graduate from Oberlin College at its 167th commencement.

Mellon Foundation Award of $1.5 Million Will Allow Oberlin to Endow Postdoctoral Program. (May 18, 2000)
MAY 18, 2000--The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Oberlin College a $1.5 million grant, to be matched one-to-one by the College. With the grant, Oberlin will be able to establish an endowed fund of $3 million to support a permanent program of two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences. The new program will incorporate the features of the current program, which the Mellon Foundation has supported since 1996.

Oberlin Entrepreneurs Mix Business with Schoolwork. (May 19, 2000)
MAY 19, 2000--When most students hear about an IPO (initial public stock offering) revolutionizing the industry, they daydream for a moment and return to their homework. A few, gripped by the entrepreneurial spirit and realizing they have what it takes, will start up an Internet business while still in college.

9 Students and Their Professor Write Book on Class and Politics in Britain. (May 22, 2000)
MAY 22, 2000--A trip to London usually brings to mind Buckingham Palace, the West End, and Oxford Street. But when Breanne Oswill '98 spent 13 weeks there two years ago, she saw an area of London that tourists rarely glimpse.

Grants-in-Aid Fund Research for 9 Faculty Members. (May 23, 2000)
MAY 23, 2000--Last semester the College's Committee on Research and Development distributed among nine members of the faculty $24,367 in grants-in-aid. Two awards fund travel for projects across America, five awards fund travel for projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe; two fund research projects in Oberlin.

Amalia Arredondo Receives JFO Scholarship. (May 24, 2000)
MAY 24, 2000--Amalia Arredondo, the daughter of David Arredondo--associate director of admissions--and Michele Arredondo, has received the John Frederick Oberlin Scholarship, which Oberlin College awards annually to first-year students for academic achievement. Arredondo will graduate from Admiral King High School in Lorain, Ohio, June 8. She is seventh in her class of graduating seniors.

South Hall Bookstore Closed; New Store Opens Tomorrow. (May 24, 2000)
MAY 24, 2000--South Hall's temporary bookstore is now closed, and a new bookstore is scheduled to open Thursday, May 25. The new store will be located in the building that once housed the Co-op Bookstore, and will be managed by the college-bookstore division of Barnes and Noble.

Thirty Eight Ohio Residents to Receive Degrees from Oberlin College. (May 29, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Thirty-eight Ohio residents, including five from Lorain County, are among the 670 students to graduate from Oberlin College at its 167th commencement ceremonies, held today.

Four Oberlin Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Grant. (May 30, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has awarded individual artist grants of $5,000 each to four Oberlin artists: critic Roger Copeland, photographer Pipo Hiev Nguyen-Duy, composer Anna Rubin, and poet Caitlin Scott.

12 Oberlin College Graduates Enter Peace Corps. (June 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Bukina Faso, Togo, and Honduras are among the countries that will host 12 recent Oberlin College graduates and alumni during a two-year stint as Peace Corps volunteers. The 12 will be going not only to learn about a new culture but also impelled by a desire to make a difference.

Two Harp Students Receive National Honors. (June 2, 2000)
MAY 25, 2000-- It's been a good year for the harp studio of Yolanda Kondonassis. Although Kondonassis, the successor of famed harp heroine Alice Chalifoux, was appointed to the faculty just two years ago, her studio has already made significant strides into the professional spotlight.

Taylor Allen: Still Looking at Worms--with New NSF Grant to Fund His Research on Muscle Function. (June 8, 2000)
JUNE 8, 2000--Oberlin student researchers soon will have the chance to help shape scientists' understanding of how muscles work, thanks to a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) career grant to Taylor Allen, assistant professor of biology. The first grant year is funded at $188,519.

OCTET Nets Award from Ohio Learning Network. (June 12, 2000)
JUNE 12, 2000--Imagine the assignment: You must analyze and describe the nuances of a long-distance runner's movement, choosing between two sources of visual information--still pictures taken every five to 10 seconds, or a continuous video that, digitized, can be stopped at any point in the runner's flight.

She's Lighting Stages from Oberlin to Broadway. (June 13, 2000)
JUNE 13, 2000--It would probably be a while before Natasha Katz came up for a Tony, predicted the critic for the Dallas Morning News in 1988, during the lighting designer's stint at the Dallas Theater Center. As the critic pointed out, "For the tech awards, it often takes more than just superb work; it takes connections and reputation."

NEH Supports Politics Professor's Book Writing. (June 16, 2000)
JUNE 16, 2000--Marc Blecher, professor of politics, is spending his summer working on a book titled A World to Lose: Workers’ Politics and the Chinese State--thanks to a recent award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program.

The Oberlin Bookstore Gets a Name. (June 19, 2000)
After a semester-long occupation of South Hall, the Oberlin Bookstore opened to a large crowd of alumni commencement weekend. The new store--located in the building that once housed the Co-op Bookstore--is owned by the college and managed by the college-bookstore division of Barnes and Noble.

"Expanding the Walls of the Concert Hall" Network Internet Multi-Cast in March Part of AT&T Labs- Conservatory Collaboration. (June 27, 2000)
On a Tuesday evening in March, six student ensembles from Oberlin Conservatory performed in a concert that was webcast on the Oberlin campus and to the AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey. It is all part of the Conservatory's groundbreaking collaboration with the Labs, which explores sound quality and high speed transmission across the Internet.

New Graduate Tells What It Was Like to Curate French-Print Show Now at the Allen Art Museum. (June 29, 2000)
JUNE 29, 2000--About a year ago I brought to the Allen Memorial Art Museum a proposal for a small summer exhibition to consist of about 10 works, French prints from the 16th and 17th centuries. Little did I know that my project would turn into a major exhibition that would span the entire history of French printmaking up to the Modern era.

Dictionary of Local Usage Traces Slang on Oberlin's Campus. (June 30, 2000)
JUNE 30, 2000--Is a CD a safe investment or a waste of good money? The answer depends on more than your interest in music. CD (for compact disc) also stands for certificate of deposit.

Oberlin College Museum Offers Kid's Art Camp. (June 30, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--If your kids are stage struck, sign them up for the Allen Memorial Art Museum's KIDZHIBIT Camp. From July 25 through the 28, six to twelve-year-olds will be writing, producing, designing and acting in a play based on the Allen's current focus exhibition, Symbol and Meaning in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art. KIDZHIBIT kids will have the opportunity to perform their masterpiece for the public on Community Day, Saturday July 29.

One Oberlin Alum Tells Story of Another in Film That Makes It to Sundance and HBO. (July 3, 2000)
JULY 3, 2000--Nuyorican Dream, screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival in January, is scheduled to appear on HBO later this year. Laurie Collyer '89 directed and filmed the work, which chronicles the life of a Puerto Rican family in New York as it struggles with poverty and drug abuse.

Black River's Prince Hal and Falstaff Opens Tonight. (July 7, 2000)
JULY 7, 2000--Free summer theater returns to Oberlin this evening, with the opening of Prince Hal and Falstaff, a rousing adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I by the Black River Theater Company (BRTC).

Obies Help Elementary-School Students Get a Jump on Coming School Year. (July 10, 2000)
JULY 10, 2000--Summertime isn't always about fun and games--for some students, it's a time to catch up on skills they didn't master during the school year. This summer, several students from Oberlin's Center for Service and Learning (CSL) are tutoring students at Prospect Elementary School in reading and math.

Oberlin Group Works to Close Computer Gap. (July 12, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--While more and more Americans are gaining access to computers and the Internet, says the U.S. Commerce Dept., the "digital divide" between whites and black/Hispanic families is not only widening--it is well on its way to becoming a "racial ravine."

Oberlin Alumnus and Trustee George Bent Receives AAHSA Trustee of the Year Award. (July 19, 2000)
JULY 19, 2000--Recognizing his role as chair of the board of trustees at Kendal at Oberlin and membership on the Kendal at Lexington board, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) has selected Oberlin College trustee George Bent ' 52 to receive the 2000 Trustee of the Year Award.

MAD* Factory to Present Musical Pippin August 3, 4, 5, 6 in Oberlin. (July 20, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Next month, MAD* Factory--the Lorain County children's theater arts organization founded in 1990--will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its first full-length production: the rollicking musical Pippin.

Oberlin Area Children Invited to Take Music Lessons at Con. (July 25, 2000)
Applications are being accepted for the 2000-2001 Oberlin String Preparatory Program, an outreach offering of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music designed for students entering the fourth or fifth grades interested in beginning study on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass). Students who plan to participate in public school string programs are strongly encouraged to join the Oberlin String Preparatory Program.

Oberlin College Receives Federal Grant to Attract Multicultural Students to the Library Field.(July 27, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--An Oberlin College program to attract undergraduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds to the field of librarianship has received a $139,732 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Kidzhibit Kids to Debut Ladies of Satin during Museums Community Day. (July 28, 2000)
JULY 28, 2000--Today is the last day of the Allen Memorial Art Museum's Kidzhibit camp, and members of the community are invited to attend the premier performance of the Kidzhibit kids' masterpiece, Ladies of Satin, tomorrow, Saturday, July 29. For four days the group has been writing, producing, and creating costumes, props, and scenery for the production. The performance will take place during the museum's Community Day, which also includes tours of the exhibition Symbol and Meaning in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Dutch Renaissance music. Community Day events are scheduled from 12 to 3 P.M. at the museum. All activities are free and open to the public.

From College Student to King in One Summer. (August 1, 2000)
AUGUST 1, 2000--Why is James Anderson spending his summer in Oberlin, tutoring elementary school children? "I thought about all the opportunities I had as a child, all the summer programs I was able to attend," says Anderson. "I really wanted to help motivate kids who might not have had the same opportunities."

Community Day at the Allen Memorial Art Museum Draws a Crowd. (August 2, 2000)
AUGUST 2, 2000--"He sat rapt," said Art Librarian Barbara Prior, describing the effect of live music from the Renaissance upon her two-year old and the other children who attended a performance by the Telemon Duo in the Sculpture Court of the Allen Memorial Art Museum Saturday, July 29. "The music was so compelling."

Arrival of New Symphonic Organ At Finney Chapel Today Marks a New Page in Continuing Legacy of The Oberlin Conservatory. (August 7, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music has long been recognized as one of the world's leading centers for organ instruction. That legacy continues with the Finney Organ Project.

Obies and the Peace Corps: A Longtime Engagement. (August 8, 2000)
ALMOST 40 YEARS HAVE PASSED since President John F. Kennedy first challenged Americans to serve the causes of peace and cross-cultural understanding by living and working in the developing world.

Oberlin College Presents 2000-2001 Convocation Series; Series Begins Sept. 5 with Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. (August 14, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Oberlin College and community enjoy a long, proud history of talking together about important and compelling issues. During the College's 168th academic year, the Convocation series will continue that tradition by featuring a roster of distinguished speakers and performers.

The Bridge Is Open; Digital Divide Begins to Dissolve. (August 23, 2000)
AUGUST 23, 2000--The Bridge, Oberlin’s new community computer center began holding open hours this week. Current hours are 3 to 5 P.M., but may expand later, say members of the Oberlin Technology Committee (OTC), which created the center.

Archivist and College Friends Rescue Portraits Relating to Early Oberlin History. (August 24, 2000)
AUGUST 24, 2000--Thanks to the initiative of Oberlin College archivist Roland Baumann and the generosity of several friends of the College, a 19th-century portrait of Hiram Abiff Pease has been rescued from obscurity and restored. Hiram Pease was the brother of Oberlin's first settler, Peter Pindar Pease. Also rescued and restored is a portrait of Hiram's wife, Lydia Pease. The artist was the couple's son, Alonzo Pease (1820-1881), who painted portraits of several prominent early Oberlinians.

Nationally Known Environmental Leaders Convene at Oberlin College to Discuss "The Ecology of the Second Industrial Revolution". (August 25, 2000)
Sept. 16 Symposium is Centerpiece of Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies Dedication. OBERLIN, OH--"The Ecology of the Second Industrial Revolution," a symposium featuring a panel of nationally renowned environmental leaders, is the centerpiece of a weekend long series of events marking the dedication of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. The activities begin with a dedication ceremony Friday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. and conclude with the symposium Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Barbara Craig Gets Inside Look at Government Funding. (August 25, 2000)
AUGUST 24, 2000--What goes on in the mind of a grant maker? For many fund seekers trying to psych out what grants may or may not be funded, the answer is, "Only the Shadow knows."

Constitutional Expert to Discuss "Republic.Com: Democracy and the Internet" at Oberlin College. (August 28, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Will the Internet foster interchange among groups and individuals with different viewpoints? Or will it diminish the possibility of robust debate on political and social questions among individuals and groups, and especially with those with whom they may disagree?

Natural Wastewater Treatment System "Vital Thread" in Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies. (August 31, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--"John Todd's Living Machine® is a vital thread in a larger tapestry of ideas in the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies," says David Orr, professor and chair of Oberlin's environmental studies program. "Students are learning how to purify wastewater by mimicking how natural systems have done it for 3.8 billion years."

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