Chase Joins String Faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (May 23,
MAY 23, 2001--Robert K. Dodson, dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, announces the appointment to Oberlin's faculty of Roger Chase as associate professor of viola, effective July 1, 2001.
College Senior Receives a Fellowship From the Fannie and John Hertz
Foundation. (May 21, 2001)
MAY 21, 2001--David Oertel, a senior from Hamilton, Ohio, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. Oertel is the first Oberlin student to receive an award from the Hertz foundation. This fall, he will begin study toward a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Anthony M. Pilla to Present Oberlin Baccalaureate Address May 27. (May
MAY 16, 2001--The Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, the ninth bishop of Cleveland, will present Oberlin College’s 2001 baccalaureate address at 4 P.M. Sunday, May 27, in Oberlin's Finney Chapel at the corner of Professor and Lorain streets. The baccalaureate service is free and open to the public.
College Sophomore Wins Goldwater Scholarship. (May 16, 2001)
MAY 16, 2001--Jeremy Van Cleve, a sophomore mathematics major from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been chosen as one of 302 undergraduate students from the 50 states and Puerto Rico to receive an award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. He is one of two Goldwater Scholars at Oberlin College this year, selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,164 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one- and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
College Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship. (May 16, 2001)
MAY 16, 2001--Adam Philips, a junior neuroscience major from Milford, Delaware, has been chosen as one of 302 undergraduate students from the 50 states and Puerto Rico to receive an award from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. He is one of two Goldwater Scholars at Oberlin College this year, selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,164 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one and two year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.
Blauvelt of St. Cloud, MN, Selected as 2001 Truman Scholar. (May 14,
MAY 14, 2001--Oberlin College junior Katherine Blauvelt is one of 80 students chosen from 56 undergraduate institutions nationwide to receive a $30,000 scholarship from the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The finalists, selected from among 592 candidates nominated by 303 colleges and universities, were chosen by 19 independent selection panels on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and the likelihood of "making a difference."
College To Open Art/Performance Space at Cleveland's Here Here Gallery.
(May 8, 2001)
MAY 9, 2001--"Oberlin at the Here Here Gallery"--a month-long exhibition and performing arts series opening Saturday at the downtown venue--will mark the establishment of an Oberlin College arts satellite in the greater Cleveland area.
Negro College Fund President is Oberlin College Commencement Speaker.
(May 4, 2001)
MAY 4, 2001--William Gray III, president of The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), will deliver the address at Oberlin College's commencement, which will take place Monday, May 28 at 9:30 A.M. on Tappan Square.
College's Spring Fling Features Alternative Rock Group They Might Be
Giants May 5. (April 25, 2001)
April 25, 2001--Brooklyn's They Might Be Giants (TMBG), one of alternative rock's most enduring and innovative bands, will perform at Oberlin College Saturday, May 5. The concert will start at 2 P.M. in Dill Stadium, located on the corner of Woodland and Union streets. $15 tickets are available at the main desk in Wilder Student Union or by calling the Central Ticket Service at (440) 775-8169.
Pagan Awareness Network to Host Beltane Festival April 28. (April 25,
April 25, 2001--The Oberlin College Pagan Awareness Network (PAN) will hold its third annual Beltane Festival Saturday, April 28 on Tappan Square beginning at 11 A.M.
Winning Drama Side Man To Be Performed April 26, 28, and 29 at Oberlin.
(April 19, 2001)
April 19, 2001--The Oberlin Student Theater Association (OSTA) will bring the 1999 Tony Award-winning memory play Side Man to northern Ohio April 26, 28 and 29, when it stages Warren Leight's 1999 Broadway hit at Oberlin College.
Comedy Improv Group Hosts April 20-22 Conference for Junior High, High
School, and College Students. (April 12, 2001)
April 12, 2001--Northeast Ohio high school, junior high and college students are invited to attend a Comedy Improv Conference to be held Friday through Sunday, April 20-22 by The Improv Coalition, a group of Oberlin comedy-improv community members.
Black River Theater Company to Hold Open Auditions for Shakespeare's
Twelfth Night. (April 6, 2001)
April 6, 2001--The Black River Theater Company (BRTC), Oberlin’s Free Family Theater, will hold open auditions for its summer production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Friday, April 13 in Oberlin and Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland Heights. Twins and actors of color are especially encouraged to audition. Please prepare a Shakespearean monologue. For an appointment or directions call (440) 775-8151.
Bowls Meal to Highlight This Year's Hunger Awareness Weekend. (April
April 4, 2001-- A simple meal of soup and bread will be served in handmade ceramic bowls on Sunday, April 8 at 1:00 P.M. in Tappan Square. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $5 at the Wilder Student Union front desk. The event is the result of the Winter Term Project of Oberlin College student Adrian Anagnost of Wilmington, North Carolina. Anagnost hopes showing the community a typical meal of those enveloped in poverty will help raise awareness of their plight. Oberlin College students made the ceramic bowls to be used during the meal. Attendees may keep the bowls as a reminder of world hunger.
Professor Janos to Give Two Oscar Jaszi Memorial Lectures at Oberlin
College. (April 4, 2001)
April 4, 2001-- Two Oscar Jaszi Memorial Lectures under the general title From Eastern Empire to Western Hegemony: East Central Europe, 1945-2000 will be given April 11 and 12 by Andrew Janos, professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Free and open to the public, both events are in the Oberlin College’s Wilder Hall, 135 West Lorain St.
Pandolfi Joins Horn Faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (April
April 3, 2001--Robert Dodson, dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, announces the appointment to Oberlin's faculty of Roland Pandolfi, principal horn player with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Pandolfi joins Oberlin as professor of horn, effective July 1, 2001.
Change Lecture Series to Take Place at Oberlin College During April
and May. (March 30, 2001)
MARCH 30, 2001--Beginning April 10, four of the country’s leading experts on global climate change and its implications will come to the campus of Oberlin College to take part in a free, public program titled The 2001 Climate Change Speakers’ Series.
Grant Supports Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Oberlin College.
(March 27, 2001)
MARCH 23, 2001--Oberlin College has received a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to endow the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The grant is one of just 10 challenge awards made nationally by the NEH this year.
David Bradley to Read From Fiction, Lecture at Oberlin College April
2 and 3. (March 23, 2001)
MARCH 23, 2001--David Bradley, author of South Street (1975) and the Chaneysville Incident (1982), will be on the Oberlin College campus Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3. Bradley will present a reading of his fiction Monday at 7:30 P.M., in King 106. On Tuesday he will deliver a lecture, "The Function of Lynching in Contemporary Society," in Wilder 101 at 4:45 P.M. Both events are free and open to the public.
American Anthropologists to Talk About the Symbolism of American Mascots.
(March 23, 2001)
MARCH 23, 2001--"The United States of Amnesia: Mascots in the Symbolic Economy of American Nationalism" is the topic of a speech to be given Wednesday, April 4, 8 P.M. in the Root Room of the Carnegie Building, 53 West Lorain Street at Oberlin College.
Women's Series to Take Place at Oberlin College During April. (March
MARCH 21, 2001--Oberlin College will present the 2001 Indigenous Women's Series April 3, 12, 19, and 23. "The series was created to increase institutional awareness and promote visibility of indigenous American Studies in the curriculum," says kt shorb, the Asian-Pacific-American community coordinator at the College's Multicultural Resource Center. "It will address issues surrounding the history of U.S. and European imperialism in the Americas and the Pacific Islands."
Schools-College Partnership Announces New Scholarship to Benefit Local
High School Graduates. (March 20, 2001)
MARCH 20, 2001--Oberlin College is offering full-tuition scholarships beginning with the 2001-02 academic year for qualified graduates of Oberlin High School. Superintendent of Schools James Gray and Oberlin College President Nancy Dye announced the new scholarship today.
Milan Vitek Joins String Faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (March
MARCH 16, 2001--Robert Dodson, dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, announces the appointment of violinist Milan Vitek to Oberlin's string faculty. Vitek was bestowed RD (Knight of Dannenbrog, 1st Order) in 1999 by Her Royal Highness Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark, for outstanding contributions to the cultural life of that country. Since 1974, he has been professor of violin at Denmark's Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Vitek, who was a visiting professor at Oberlin during the 1993-94 academic year, joins the Oberlin faculty as professor of violin, effective July 1, 2001.\
Weisenfeld to Give Mead-Swing Lecture at Oberlin College. (March 16,
MARCH 16, 2001--Judith Weisenfeld brings another installment to the Mead-Swing Lecture Series with her talk entitled "Saturday Sinners and Sunday Saints: Narratives of Communal Identity in 1930s and 1940s Race Movies" Monday, March 19, at 7 P.M. in Room 106 of the King Building on Oberlin College's campus (corner of West College and North Professor streets).
Creates College-Newspaper Version Designated for Hand-Held Formats.
(March 15, 2001)
MARCH 13, 2001--Oberlin College’s student newspaper The Oberlin Review was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest continuing student publications in the country.
Winning Poet Franz Wright to Give Poetry Reading at Oberlin College.
(March 13, 2001)
MARCH 13, 2001--Franz Wright, prize-winning poet and translator, will give a free reading of his poetry Monday, March 19 at 4:45 P.M. in Room 106 of the King Building on the Oberlin College campus (corner of West College and North Professor streets).
Conference to Feature Jouranlist Davey D as Keynote Speaker. (March
MARCH 9, 2001--Hip-Hop 101, this year’s conference embracing Hip-Hop’s origin as a voice for urban Black youth will be held the weekend of March 16, 17 and 18 with Hip-Hop journalist, Davey D headlining as the keynote speaker.
Women's Rights Lecture Tour to Stop at Oberlin College. (March 8, 2001)
MARCH 8, 2001--A Nepali women’s rights lecture series is coming to Oberlin College March 13 and 14 through the efforts of The People Tree, Inc., a nonprofit organization, in collaboration with the Women’s Foundation of Nepal and the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association.
Forum to Discuss Oberlin's Historic Role in the African National Congress.
(March 8, 2001)
MARCH 8, 2001--A public forum on history, heritage and film entitled "In Search of John Langalibalele Dube: Oberlin Reconnects with Its Historic Role in the Freedom Struggles of the African National Congress" will be held March 17 at the Oberlin Public Library.
Percussion Group Embarks on Mini-Tour. (March 8, 2001)
MARCH 8, 2001--The Oberlin Percussion Group (OPG), a student ensemble from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College known for its premieres and performances of new percussion works, embarks this month on a mini-tour of eastern states. The group's itinerary includes a performance with renowned violinist Gregory Fulkerson, Oberlin Conservatory professor of violin, at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.
Gregory Fulkerson, of Conservatory Faculty, to Perform at Merkin Concert
Hall in New York. (March 8, 2001)
MARCH 8, 2001--Renowned violinist Gregory Fulkerson, a professor of violin at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, will present a program of new music at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City on Monday, March 26, at 8 P.M.
College Alumnus Returns to Campus for John D. Lewis Memorial Lectures
March 12-13. (March 7, 2001)
MARCH 7, 2001--Oberlin College alumnus Tracy B. Strong '63 will present the 2001 John D. Lewis Memorial Lectures at Oberlin College Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13. Both lectures, in Room 106 of the College's King Building (on the corner of West College and North Professor streets), are free and open to the public.
Lecture Discusses "African History: The Attack on Essentialism
and the Loss of the Local" at Oberlin College. (March 5, 2001)
MARCH 5, 2001--A renowned scholar who has served as an apprentice with traditional healers in eastern Africa will discuss "African History: The Attack on Essentialism and the Loss of the Local" in a free, public lecture Monday, March 12 at Oberlin College.
Foreign Policy in Colombia is Topic of Public Talk March 8 at Oberlin
College. (March 2, 2001)
MARCH 2, 2001--William O. Walker, the noted author of Drug Control in the Americas, will discuss United States foreign policy in Colombia Thursday, March 8 in a free, public talk at 7:30 P.M. in King 306 (on the corner of West College and North Professor streets).
Panel of Oberlin Scholars and Peggy McIntosh Discuss "White Privilege
as an Impediment to Education". (March 2, 2001)
MARCH 1, 2001--Peggy McIntosh, a nationally known proponent of gender-fair and multicultural curricula, will join Oberlin College faculty and staff members for a panel discussion, "A Panel of Oberlin Scholars and Peggy McIntosh Discuss White Privilege as an Impediment to Education." The free public event will take place Monday, March 12, at 8:00 P.M. in Wilder Main.
John Adams to Present Oberlin College Convocation Address March 13.
(March 1, 2001)
MARCH 1, 2001--Renowned composer John Adams ("the most vital and eloquent composer in America," New Yorker) will discuss "Composing in Time and Place: Some Thoughts on Music in Our Time" March 13 as part of Oberlin College’s 2000-01 Convocation series.
Wall Joins Jazz Faculty of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (February
FEBRUARY 28, 2001--Robert Dodson, dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, announces the appointment, effective February 1, 2001, of jazz pianist Dan Wall to the Oberlin faculty. Wall will be visiting teacher of jazz piano.
to Discuss "Social Justice in the Bush Era: at Oberlin College.
(February 28, 2001)
FEBRUARY 28, 2001--"Social Justice in the Bush Era" is the title of a community address to be given on March 8 in Finney Chapel by cleric and activist Tony Campolo. The talk is part of a three-day slate of events presented by the Oberlin Christian Alumni Association and the Office of the Chaplains.
Green Chemist Lectures on "Sustaining a High Technology Civilization"
March 7. (February 28, 2001)
FEBRUARY 28, 2001--Carnegie Mellon chemistry professor Terry Collins, a specialist in inorganic and green chemistry, will speak at Oberlin College Wednesday, March 7. The free public lecture, "Sustaining a High Technology Civilization," will begin at 4:45 P.M. in Kettering Hall, Room 9.
Series Documents Palestinian-Israeli Conflict During Rashid Khalidi's
Campus Visit. (February 27, 2001)
FEBRUARY 27, 2001--In conjunction with Middle East expert Rashid Khalidi's visit to campus, there will be a film series on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
East Expert to Discuss "The Question of Jerusalem: Aspects of a
Solution" at Oberlin. (February 26, 2001)
FEBRUARY 26, 2001--"The Question of Jerusalem: Aspects of a Solution" will be discussed by Middle East expert Rashid Khalidi in a free, public talk March 9 at Oberlin College.
Beebe Martin Classical Lectures Begin March 5. (February 22, 2001)
FEBRUARY 22, 2001--James J. O'Donnell, Professor of Classical Studies and Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures 2000-2001 at Oberlin College the first week in March. All of the lectures will be free and open to the public.
Expert to Conduct Art History Seminar at Oberlin College March 7-16.
(February 21, 2001)
FEBRUARY 21, 2001--Free and open to the public March 7-16 will be a seminar at Oberlin College conducted by Larry Silver, one of the country’s leading experts in art history.
Artists/Visionary Educators Series Debuts at Oberlin College February
19. (February 15, 2001)
FEBRUARY 16, 2001--Cutting-edge visual artists, conductors, choreographers, and performance groups will present works-in-progress at Oberlin College this semester. The free public performances are part of the Maverick Artists/Visionary Educators Series, sponsored by the Henry Luce Initiative in the Emerging Arts.
College Choir to Perform with Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall
March 1, 2, and 3. (February 15, 2001)
FEBRUARY 15, 2001-- The Oberlin College Choir, a select ensemble of College and Conservatory students, will perform Bach's Cantata No. 56, "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen," with The Cleveland Orchestra and bass-baritone soloist Thomas Quasthoff at Severance Hall on March 1, 2 and 3. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $61 and are available by calling The Cleveland Orchestra ticket office at (216) 231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141, or by ordering online at www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Empowering the Korean Diaspora" is Theme of Oberlin College Korean
Students' Third Biennial Conference. (February 14, 2001)
FEBRUARY 14, 2001--"Reunification: Empowering the Korean Diaspora" is the theme of the third biennial Oberlin Korean Students Association conference, which will be held on the College’s campus Friday, February 23 through Sunday, February 25.
Voices of Diversity to Perform "Scenes From I'm Not Rappaport"
at Oberlin College. (February 13, 2001)
FEBRUARY 13, 2001--Oberlin College will bring the Voices of Diversity production of "Scenes from I’m Not Rappaport" from Case Western University University (CWRU) to campus this month as part of a multi-year initiative to nurture the sense of campus community and improve dialogue about multicultural issues.
Millenium Collective Presents a Music and Dance Improvisation Concert
February 17. (February 13, 2001)
FEBRUARY 13, 2001--The Millennium Collective, an ensemble of musicians specializing in improvisation, will present a free, public concert of music and dance improvisation Saturday, February 17, at 4:30 P.M. in Oberlin College’s Warner Concert Hall.
Policy Warrior" Randall Robinson to Speak February 20 at Oberlin
College. (February 12, 2001)
FEBRUARY 12, 2001-- Is there an unpaid debt still due for the 250 years that Africans were enslaved in America and for the decades of white supremacy that followed? "When a party unlawfully enriches himself by wrongful acts against another," states Randall Robinson, "the wronged party is entitled to be paid back."
to Discuss Changes in African-American Society Following Civil War February
16. (February 12, 2000)
FEBRUARY 12, 2001--Elsa Barkley Brown, a distinguished scholar of African-American and women's history from the University of Maryland, will present a lecture titled "Considering the Social Identities of African American Men: The World of Edward McConnell Drummond" at 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 16 in the Hallock Auditorium of the Adam Joseph Lewis Environmental Studies Center.
Political Prisoner Yongyi Song to Speak on Human Rights Issues in China
at Oberlin College February 2. (February 12, 2001)
FEBRUARY 12, 2001--Yongyi Song--an expert on China's Cultural Revolution and former political prisoner--will speak on "Human Rights and Freedom in China" at Oberlin College Wednesday, February 28, at 4:30 P.M. The free, public lecture will take place in King Building, Room 306, 10 North Professor St.
Human Rights Activist Maghan Keita to Speak at Oberlin College February
15 and 16. (February 9, 2001)
FEBRUARY 9, 2001--Noted human rights advocate, scholar and author Maghan Keita '72 will present two addresses at Oberlin College Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 as part of the College's Black History Month observance.
View of the Apostle Paul to be Discussed in Oberlin College's Haskell
Lectures. (February 8, 2001)
FEBRUARY 8, 2001--"Few figures in Western history have been the subject of greater controversy than St. Paul," says Princeton theologian and author John G. Gager. "Few have caused more dissension and hatred."
Change Symposium to be Held at Oberlin College February 24. (February
FEBRUARY 7, 2001--Oberlin experts in environmental studies, economics, and geology will examine global warming and its implications in an interactive Climate Change Symposium to be held Saturday, February 24 at 10 A.M. in the College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center, 122 Elm Street.
Celebrates Black History Month 2001 with Talks, Performances, and Exhibitions.
(February 5, 2001)
FEBRUARY 5, 2001--Talks by noted human rights advocates, a concert by an internationally renowned choral ensemble, exhibitions of outstanding African art, a special Spike Lee film screening, and a number of other related events highlight this year’s Oberlin College and community observance of Black History Month.