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The Weltzheimer/Johnson House, designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is owned by the Allen Memorial Art Museum and is open to the public the first Sunday of each month, from April through November. Photo credit: John Seyfried
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Portals Connect People Around the World in Dialogue

August 8, 2018

A shipping container, or Portal, equipped with immersive audiovisual technology will be stationed September 6 through November 10, 2018, in Wilder Bowl. The Oberlin College community is invited to use the Portal to engage with individuals in other Portal locations across the globe.

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Exploring Public Health at the CDC

July 30, 2018
Cheyenne Arthur ’20 is learning about drug-resistant bacteria outbreaks during her summer internship at the nation’s top health protection agency.

Johnny Coleman: From Concept to Creation

July 25, 2018
Johnny Coleman was awarded an artist-in-residency position for this summer’s FRONT International Triennial. This photo essay demonstrates his artistic process for Reflections From Here: Elders of Glenville , installed at St. Mark’s Church in Cleveland.

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Artist Recital Series

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. These artists enhance the arts and culture of Oberlin and northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States.

Black History Month

Black History Month at Oberlin, recognized since 1967, has helped to foster greater awareness of the history, politics, culture, and economics of the African diaspora. Our annual celebration features prominent civic and political leaders, scholars, and musicians of African descent, as well as events in arts, literature, and performance aesthetics that make our observance more enriching.


The Oberlin Convocation Series, presented by the Finney Lecture Committee and the Office of the President, presents free, public discussions of cutting-edge issues by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers from an array of disciplines and professional fields.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Clayton Koppes Presents Paper

August 1, 2018

Clayton Koppes, professor of history, presented a paper titled "Hostility, Heroism, and Hope: How to Have History in an Epidemic" at the Australian History Association annual conference  on July 5 in Canberra. David Kelly, an independent scholar from Palm Springs, California, coauthored and co-presented. The paper covered the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.

In the Spotlight

This section highlights young alumni in their postgraduate endeavors. These students share how Oberlin shaped their decision to seek a fellowship or to pursue a particular course of study and subsequent career path. From winning awards and traveling the world to earning advanced degrees in a wide range of disciplines, these recent graduates are finding success with an Oberlin education in hand.

Campus News


Oberlin Alumni Magazine Spring 2018

Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Established in 1904, Oberlin Alumni Magazine is published three times a year by Oberlin’s Office of Communications and distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin College.

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Oberlin Conservatory Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory magazine is published annually by Oberlin’s Office of Communications in partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music. It is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin Conservatory.