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It is an honor!

May 17, 2011

Patrick Doherty

"This thesis...will explore debates concerning modernity [in the fin de siècle] through the reactions of the British and the French press to the 1900 Exposition Universelle."

Undergraduate Research in Science

March 25, 2011

Sophia Chen

Here's my attempt at making an FAQ about undergraduate research. Doing research as an undergraduate has been a big part of my education at Oberlin. I've never been completely sure if I want to pursue science as a career, so doing research has made the idea of a "career in science" less of an abstraction, and I know more about what I like and don't like about the scientific process.

Snow, Prop 8, and Chemistry

December 9, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

It's a little-reported fact, but organic chemistry in general is actually composed mainly of working up your product. Doing the actual reactions takes very little time. It's all in the purification.

Research

March 28, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin

To do this, I siphon off a few milimoles of the mixture, using a lot of liquid nitrogen and a pretty intimidating vacuum system, bring it over to the GC, and shoot it through. Basically.

Re: Newt Trim

December 17, 2009

Joe Dawson

Interest piqued? The title is an anagram for something pretty awesome at Oberlin.

Open Access!

November 23, 2009

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

Much of the cutting-edge knowledge about the world is out of reach for most of the people who inhabit that world. But access to knowledge is a good in and of itself.

Latin America - Day 2, with a nod to our chemistry faculty

September 3, 2009

Charles Grim

If you are interested enough to know how clouds form, then you might also be interested to know about one of the really cool pieces of equipment that we have in Oberlin's chemistry department - a custom-built turbulent flow chemical ionization mass spectrometer.

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