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Fall 2000


Energy Conservation Packages Again Available From Oberlin Merchants. (Decmeber 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Oberlin residents again have the opportunity to install energy and water conservation devices in their homes, announces Tami Blumenfield, a member of Oberlin College’s Student Sierra Coalition.

Author Mickey Pearlman to Discuss "How to Write" at Oberlin Public Library. (December 21, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--The Evolution of a Book from A to Z: How to Get Published and What to do When is the title of a talk to be given by author Mickey Pearlman at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 16 at the Oberlin Public Library.

OPAL to Participate in Sunday Vigil for Death-Penalty Moratorium. (December 8, 2000)
DECEMBER 7, 2000--Members of the Oberlin Peace Activist League (OPAL) will take part in an Interfaith Vigil for a Death Penalty Moratorium at 3:30 P.M. Sunday, December 10, at the bandstand on Tappan Square.

Chemistry Professor Norm Craig Helps Create Carnegie Art Museum Exhibit. (December 6, 2000)
DECEMBER 6, 2000--The new exhibition at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets, has more than one Oberlin connection. During the planning stages the curator, Sarah Nichols, got in touch with Norman Craig '53, Biggs Professor in the Natural Sciences Emeritus, to tap his knowledge of Charles Martin Hall, Oberlin Class of 1885, the American chemist who discovered an economical way to refine aluminum.

Neal Creque Dies at 60, Taught Jazz Piano at Oberlin Since 1988. (December 4, 2000)
Neal Creque, teacher of jazz piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music since 1988, died on Friday, December 1, following a lengthy illness. He was 60 years old.

CSL Receives Grant to Distribute Books to Head Start Students. (December 4, 2000)
DECEMBER 4, 2000--"Owning books and reading at home correlate with success in school," says Caitlin Scott, assistant director for youth education at the Oberlin College Center for Service and Learning (CSL). Oberlin students and staff of the CSL have a longtime interest in teaching reading to area youngsters, but now--with a grant from First Book and the Make a Difference Day project--the center's workers and volunteers have another tool to help in their work: free books for the children.


Experimental Filmmaker to Screen Works at Oberlin College November 30. (November 27, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Experimental filmmaker Rian Brown-Orso, who describes herself as a "time-based image maker," will screen three of her works--Presence of Water, Saca Una Foto and The Settler--Thursday, November 30 at 8 p.m. at Oberlin College.

Grants-in-Aid Fund Research for Eight Faculty Members This Fall. (November 24, 2000)
NOVEMBER 24, 2000--The College's Committee on Research and Development recently distributed $19,250 in grants-in-aid for six faculty projects. The awards fund travel for projects across America and in Europe and for research projects in Oberlin.

Secretary of the Treasury to Speak at Oberlin College December 4. (November 22, 2000)
Oberlin, Ohio--U.S. Secretary of Treasury Lawrence H. Summers will discuss "Economic Challenges and Priorities in the New Economy" in a noon assembly to be presented Monday, December 4 at Oberlin College.

Obies Head for Georgia to Protest. (November 20, 2000)
NOVEMBER 20, 2000--About a hundred Oberlin College students piled into buses destined for Fort Benning, Georgia, around 5:00 Friday afternoon to protest the School of the Americas, recently renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. The protest was planned for this past weekend. The students were part of the national School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch).

Recycled Trees Exhibition to Go On Exhibit at Oberlin College Environmental Center. (November 11, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--What better place to display dead trees transformed into works of art than a building dedicated to preserving and improving the environment?

Ohio Prison Activist Conference to be Held at Oberlin This Weekend. (November 10, 2000)
NOVEMBER 10, 2000--The 7th Annual Ohio Prison Activist Conference will be held on the Oberlin College campus today and tomorrow, November 10 and 11. The conference, sponsored by Oberlin Action Against Prisons (OAAP) and the Dayton American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program, will gather together student activists, ex-prisoners, attorneys, and other prisoner advocates interested in gaining suffrage for incarcerated Americans.

Historical Images of Downtown Oberlin Topic of Symposium to Be Held in Public Library Next Week. (November 8, 2000)
NOVEMBER 8, 2000--A new online database of more than 400 historical images of downtown Oberlin will be inaugurated November 15 at a free public symposium, "Our Common Center," featuring a talk by Steven Litt, art and architecture critic of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Oberlin Faculty Chamber Music Series Continues with Works by Prokofiev, Brahms and Rachmaninov. (November 6, 2000)
Sunday in the afternoon at Finney. What better time and place to listen to a live concert?

Carolynn Lindeman '62 Appointed by President Clinton to The President's Advisory Committee on the Arts. (November 6, 2000)
Dr. Carolynn Lindeman (Bmus '62), professor of music at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, has been appointed by President Bill Clinton to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Defense Expert Pierre Sprey to Talk at Oberlin College November 15. (November 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--"The Defense Paradox: More Dollars, Less National Security" is the title of a free, public talk to be presented by defense expert, aeronautical engineer and statistician Pierre Sprey Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Hallock Auditorium, located in Oberlin College’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, 122 Elm Street.

Human Rights Activist Ward Morehouse to Speak at Oberlin College November 9. (November 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Seasoned human rights activist Ward Morehouse will speak on "Democracy, Corporations, and Human Rights" at Oberlin College Thursday, November 9. This free public lecture will take place at 4:30 P.M. in Wilder 101, and will be followed by a reception in Room 112. The Oberlin College Office of Chaplains is sponsoring Morehouse's campus visit.

Students Go Ape over Voting. (November 2, 2000)
NOVEMBER 2, 2000--Oberlin's electronic campus has become the guerrilla training ground for new voters, lead by the virtual reincarnation of Che Guevarra.

Oberlin’s Chemistry Week Celebration to Feature “Art Conservation: Where Science and Art Meet”. (November 1, 2000)
NOVEMBER 1, 2000--Bruce Christman, a conservator for the Cleveland Museum of Art, will present "Art Conservation: Where Science and Art Meet" for the chemistry department's Seminars in Chemistry series next week. The November 8 talk, celebrating National Chemistry Week, will be at 8:00 P.M. in Kettering 9. The department is hosting a reception (with refreshments) for the speaker at 7:45 in the Kettering Lounge.


Oberlin SOA Watch Prepares Protest. (October 31, 2000)
OCTOBER 31, 2000--For the third year in a row, a contingent of Oberlin students will take part in the November national protest demanding the closing of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Bennings, Georgia.

Pultitzer Prize Winning Author Taylor Branch to Visit Oberlin November 4. (October 26, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch--author of a monumental study of America in the Martin Luther King years--will visit Oberlin College and community, Saturday, November 4 as part of the Friends of the Library annual celebration.

Renowned Composers to Talk About the Jorney "From Page to Stage: Producing New Musical Works for the Stage" November 12. (October 25, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Fans of opera and musical theater are in for a rare treat. The creative talent responsible for such disparate works as Fiddler on the Roof, Angels in America, The Crucible, Coyote Tales and The Seduction of a Lady will gather on the same Oberlin stage for a conversation about what it takes to mount a production.

Early 20th-Century Austrian and German Music Featured in Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Concert November 3. (October 25, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--The music of Alban Berg, Arnold Schönberg and Kurt Weill will be among the works featured in a program highlighting early twentieth-century Austrian and German music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The chamber concert, which is free and open to the public, showcases Oberlin Conservatory faculty, students and an alumna. It will be held Friday, November 3, at 8:30 p.m. in Kulas Recital Hall, located at 77 W. College Street, Oberlin.

Cleveland Chamber Symphony Premieres Jeffrey Mumford's "a still radiance within dark air" November 20. (October 23, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Jeffrey Mumford, newly appointed assistant professor of composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will offer a world premiere of "a still radiance within dark air" in a new orchestration. The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, conducted by Andrew Rindfleisch, will perform the piece on Monday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., in Drinko Recital Hall, located on the campus of Cleveland State University. Robert Shannon, professor of pianoforte at Oberlin, will be guest soloist. The concert is free and open to the public.

Tasveerein--A Celebration of South Asian Film--Begins October 28 At Oberlin College. (October 19, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Charulata. Ankur (The Seedling). Garam Hawa (Hot Winds). Do any of these ring a bell? They should. All are titles of award-winning films from India that are little known in the U.S.

Area Residents Invited to Teach in Oberlin College's ExCo Program. (October 18, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO-- Area residents are invited to share their knowledge, vocations, avocations, and experience with Oberlin College and the Oberlin community during Spring 2001 classes as teachers in ExCo, Oberlin’s Experimental College program.

Georgetown Professor Presents Talk October 27. (October 18, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Kim Hall, associate professor of English and women's studies at Georgetown University, will present a free public lecture at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, October 27, in King 306.

Members of The Cleveland Orchestra To Present Chamber Recital in Memory of Oberlin Alumnus. (October 18, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Seven members of the Cleveland Orchestra will present a chamber music recital Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at 8:00 P.M. in Kulas Recital Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 77 W. College Street, in Oberlin. The free concert--held in memory of Kenneth Hall Woodside (1938-1999), an Oberlin alumnus--will include chamber works by Saint-Saëns, Ibert, Ravel and Brahms.

Linda Weintraub to Discuss "Free Radicals--Emerging Artists in Academe" October 25. (October 16, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--How can academia prepare students to enter the arts professions when today's artists can choose to be mystics or engineers, pranksters, activists, entertainers, satirists, techno’ wizards, healers, nihilists, comics, rabble rousers, preachers, and more?

Federal Grant Will Help Put Art Museum on Line in a Big Way. (October 13, 2000)
Oberlin — Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Allen Memorial Art Museum will be able to enhance its role as an educational resource by making the museum collection available online.

Poet David Young to Give Reading October 24 at Oberlin College. (October 6, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--Poet David Young will give a reading from his new book of poems At the White Window Tuesday, October 24 on the campus of Oberlin College. Young is the Longman Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oberlin.

Kevin Jennings, Leading Gay-Rights Activist, to Speak at 8:00. (October 4, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--On Wednesday, October 4, one of the country’s leading activists working in the fight for equality for gay and lesbian youth will come to the campus of Oberlin College to discuss "The American Dream" in a free, public talk.

Leading Game-Theory Expert and Alumnus to Speak Friday. (October 3, 2000)
OCTOBER 3, 2000--Richard McKelvey '66, one of the nation's leading game theorists, will return to campus this Friday to deliver "Game Theory, Mistakes, and Social Science" at 4:30 P.M. in the Hallock Auditorium of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies.

Tao of Physics Author to Speak at Oberlin College October 9. (October 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, Ohio--A new conceptual framework for the scientific understanding of life will be outlined by physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra in a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. next Monday, October 9 at Oberlin College.

Political Commentator Elizabeth Drew to Speak at Oberlin College October 11. (October 2, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--Author and journalist Elizabeth Drew, a noted and highly acclaimed observer of the Washington scene, will discuss "The Corruption of American Politics" October 11 at Oberlin College.


Environmental Studies Building Dedication Update. (September 27, 2000)
Oberlin, Ohio--Five of the nation's leading environmental thinkers gathered on the Oberlin College campus recently for a symposium titled "The Ecology of the Second Industrial Revolution." The symposium was part of a two-day event that marked the dedication of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies.

Faculty to Discuss Human Genome Project and Its Implications at 7:00. (September 27, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--The Human Genome Project and its biological, medical, ethical, and economic implications will be examined by seven members of the Oberlin faculty in a public discussion to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at the College.

Professor and Student Collaborate under McGregor-Oresman Grant to Research 12-Tone Music. (September 26, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 26, 2000--Mention the job title "student assistant," and many people imagine a young apprentice in a white coat, assisting a science professor at a lab table.

Amnesty International Head Returns to Oberlin College for 2000-2001 Hallock Lecture Series. (September 25, 2000)
Oberlin, Ohio--Dr. William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA and an Oberlin College alumnus will return to his alma mater Thursday, October 5 to present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. titled "Torture, Torment and Tyranny--The State of Human Rights."

Carl Rowan: Worked to Make a Difference. (September 25, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 23, 2000--If anyone epitomized Oberlin's belief that one person can change the world, it was Carl Rowan '47, who died this morning of natural causes in the Intensive Care Unit of Washington Hospital Center.

Bee Season Author to Speak at Oberlin College September 28. (September 22, 2000)
OBERLIN, Ohio--Myla Goldberg ’93, the author of the recently published and widely acclaimed novel Bee Season will speak at Oberlin College and read from her work Thursday, September 28 at 4:45 p.m.

Leading Political Strategist to Speak at Oberlin College September 28. (September 20, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--"Countdown To Election 2000: What The News-papers Don’t Tell You" is the title of a talk to be presented by Mark S. Mellman--the second in Oberlin College’s 2000-2001 Convocation Series--Thursday, September 28 at 8 P.M. in Finney Chapel.

Sociologist George Farkas to Train Reading Tutors and to Lecture. (September 20, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 20, 2000--The Oberlin College Center for Service and Learning (CSL) has been involved in tutoring local elementary school children for several years, but this fall the CSL will help set in motion a new program for third- and fourth-graders at Prospect Elementary School.

Classical Action/Oberlin Stages Benefit Concert to Fight AIDS. (September 19, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 19, 2000--This Saturday, September 23, Warner Concert Hall will be filled with music, but the concert will not be like other concerts staged this semester; it is a benefit to raise funds for local and national AIDS organizations.

Oberlin Student Brings Cancer Awareness to Campus. (September 19, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 19, 2000--Danielle Bensimhon, a senior from Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a double-degree student in music education and women’s studies. She is also a cancer survivor, and the driving force behind Oberlin’s Childhood Cancer Awareness activities taking place between tomorrow and Sunday.

Leading Gay-Rights Activist to Speak at Oberlin College October 4. (September 14, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--On Wednesday, October 4, one of the country’s leading activists working in the fight for equality for gay and lesbian youth will come to the campus of Oberlin College to discuss "The American Dream" in a free, public talk.

Oberlin Faculty to Discuss Human Genome & Implications. (September 14, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--The Human Genome Project and its biological, medical, ethical, and economic implications will be examined by seven members of the Oberlin faculty in a public discussion to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at the College.

Oberlin College Student, Recent Alum Bring Music to Local Children. (September 14, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 14, 2000--Since his graduation from the College in December 1999, Guy Mendilow has been sticking close to Oberlin.

Oberlin Students Develop Mathematics of Amusement. (September 13, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 13, 2000--Michael Cardiff and Gwyneth Hughes spent last year's Fall Break at Walt Disney World, recuperating from strenuous but as-yet unsuccessful efforts to find an interesting final-project topic for my Optimization class (Math 331). Then they hit on it. Less than a year later, Cardiff and Hughes delivered a talk about their final project--"Maximizing Fun at a Theme Park"--to a standing-room-only audience at the 18th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP), held in Atlanta.

Work of James Burrows '62 Leads to 3 Emmys in Sunday's Awards Ceremony. (September 13, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 13, 2000--Legendary television director James Burrows '62 has another award to put on his mantel. Sunday night Will and Grace, the critically acclaimed NBC-TV show that Burrows helms as executive producer, was named Outstanding Comedy series by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Oberlin College Brings National Expert to Discuss Racial Inequality in U.S. Today. (September 11, 2000)
OBERLIN, OH--As we enter the 21st Century, how has the structure of racial inequality in the United States changed? To answer that question, Lawrence D. Bobo, one of the country’s leading experts on the fabric of current racism and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will present a lecture titled A Color-Line for the 21st Century?-- Laissez-faire Racism and the Status of African-Americans this Thursday at Oberlin College.

Second Annual Reischauer Scholarship Awarded. (September 8, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Oberlin College is pleased to announce the awarding of the Ambassador Edwin O. Reischauer Scholarship to Takahiko Yoshioka, a graduate of St. Mary’s School, Tokyo, Japan.

Psychology Professor Takes Students into Nationwide Collaborative Research under $1.5 Million Grant. (September 6, 2000)
SEPTEMBER 6, 2000--Oberlin senior Dan Weiskopf and other members of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at Oberlin College will have the chance to collaborate with researchers from around the country, thanks to a $1.5 million grant to a network of scientists studying human expertise in object recognition. The grant includes $40,000 to James Tanaka, associate professor of psychology.

Abolition and The Underground Railroad: Exhibition, Living History Showcase, and Lectures by Dr. James Oliver Horton. (September 1, 2000)
OBERLIN, OHIO--Just as the 1858 Oberlin Wellington Rescue--which gave rise to Oberlin's reputation as "the town that started the Civil War"--was a joint venture on the part of townspeople, faculty and students, so, too, is a multi-faceted program focusing on the abolition of slavery presented this month by five community groups.

Conservatory opens 2000-01 Faculty Chamber Music Series September 10. (September 1, 2000)
Music by J.S. Bach, Mozart and Stravinsky considered great masterworks in their respective eras will be performed by members of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music faculty Sunday, September 10 as the first concert in the seventh annual Faculty Chamber Music series.

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