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Summer 2001


Oberlin College Presents 2001-2001 Convocation Series: Constitutional Law Expert Stephen Carter Opens Speakers' Program Sept. 4. (August 17, 2001)
AUGUST 17, 2001--Constitutional law expert Stephen Carter—"one of the nation's leading intellectuals" (New York Times)—will open Oberlin College 's annual Convocation series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4 in Finney Chapel. His address, titled "Reflections on the Public Square," will mark the opening of Oberlin's 169th academic year.

Violinist Kyung Sun Lee Joins String Faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (August 10, 2001)
AUGUST 10, 2001--Robert K. Dodson, Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College, announces the appointment to Oberlin's faculty of Kyung Sun Lee as assistant professor of violin, effective July 1, 2001.

Southview High School Student is First Recipient of New Oberlin Scholarship for Lorain County Graduates. (August 10, 2001)
AUGUST 10, 2001--Daniel Ortiz is the first Lorain County high school graduate to benefit from the newly established John D. and Marian H. Baum Endowed Scholarship Fund. Ortiz, a 2001 Southview High School graduate, was chosen as the recipient of the scholarship for his strong academic record and wide range of extracurricular interests.

Canadian Pianist Wins the 2001 Oberlin International Piano Festival Competition. (August 9, 2001)
AUGUST 9, 2001-- Pianist Darrett Zusko, 16, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has won first prize in the seventh annual Oberlin International Piano Competition and Festival, which concluded Sunday, July 28. One of seven finalists, Zusko performed works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Balakirev. A student of Ronald Turini (a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario), Zusko is a past winner of the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition. He received a $4,000 prize in the Oberlin competition.

Oberlin Double Degree Student Receives Daniel Akaka Scholarship. (August 2, 2001)
AUGUST 2, 2001-- Mandy Tuong, a double-degree student at Oberlin College, recently received the prestigious Daniel Akaka Scholarship from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Council (APAHC). The scholarship, named in honor of the first U.S. Senator of native Hawaiian ancestry and the only Chinese-American member of the U.S. Senate, is awarded to applicants based on academic accomplishments and community service.


Oberlin College Archives Opens Jewel Lafontant MANkarious Papers. (July 17, 2001)
JULY 17, 2001--Newly available historical manuscripts will shed light on the career of Chicago civil rights leader, lawyer, and high-ranking U.S. Presidential appointee, Jewel S. LaFontant-MANkarious ('43, '79 hon., trustee 1981-86).

Oberlin Conservatory Pianist Wins Silver Medal in Van Cliburn Competition. (July 11, 2001)
JULY 11, 2001--Internationally renowned pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi was a silver medal winner in the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, held in Fort Worth, Texas. Pompa-Baldi is a visiting assistant professor of piano at the Conservatory.

Four Oberlin College Graduates Join the Peace Corps. (July 11, 2001)
JULY 11, 2001--Four Oberlin College graduates have accepted volunteer positions with the Peace Corps that will take them to Nicaragua, Morocco, the Ukraine and Jordan. In addition, seven other Oberlin graduates are in the early stages of application to the agency for service during the coming year, says Peace Corps official Scot Roskelley.

Natural Home Construction: Straw Bale, Cob, and Straw/Clay Workshop In Oberlin July 20-22. (July 6 2001)
JULY 6, 2001-- The opportunity to learn natural building design principles applicable to a full-size home will be offered during a July 20-22 workshop at Oberlin's Ecological Design Innovation Center (EDIC).

Free Family Theater Delights Audiences of All Ages With Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, July 20-August 5. (July 3, 2001)
JULY 3, 2001--Free family theater returns to Lorain County Friday, July 20, with the Black River Theater Company's presention of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The free performances will run July 20 through August 5, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M. at Oberlin College's Hall Auditorium. The audience will be seated in an intimate in-the-round arrangement on the stage itself, all seats within five rows of the actors. Though admission is free, there is limited seating, so audience members are encouraged to make reservations early by calling 440- 775-8169.


How Race is Lived in Oberlin is Focus of New Community Survey. (June 18, 2001)
JUNE 19, 2001--How race is lived in Oberlin is the question a newly formed Race Relations Committee (RRC) has been asking local businesses, churches and organizations. Daphne John, associate professor of sociology at Oberlin College, helped the committee collect the data for their survey.

Oberlin Graduate Receives Watson Fellowship to Study Tuvan Throat Singers. (June 5, 2001)
JUNE 5, 2001--Stefan Kamola '01 has won a Watson Fellowship for the 2001-02 academic year. He will travel to Tuva, an autonomous Russian republic, to research Tuvan throat singing.


Oberlin Delegation to Attend International Conference on Librarianship in Kunming, China. (May 29, 2001)
MAY 30, 2001--A delegation from Oberlin College will participate in an international conference at China's Yunnan University June 4-6. The conference, Academic Librarianship in the New Millennium: Roles, Trends, and Global Collaboration, will feature 10 panel discussions consisting of presentations by librarians and information professionals from China, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Panel topics will address how libraries negotiate the use of information in a new digital environment. Discussions will also tackle issues of current importance outside the library profession.

Two Oberlin College Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships. (May 25, 2001)
MAY 23, 2001--Two recent Oberlin graduates, Tami Blumenfield '00 and Sabrina Rahman '01, have received Fulbright scholarships for the 2001-02 academic year. The Fulbright Scholars Program enables U.S. students, artists and other professionals to conduct independent research in over 140 nations. Congress has provided funding (and accepted contributions from participating countries) for the Fulbright Program since 1946, fostering mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges and providing an alternative to armed conflict.

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