Outdoor reception on museum lawn
Allen Memorial Art Museum began its yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary with a reception on the front lawn and followed by tours of select galleries. Photo credit: Scott Shaw

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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.


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.

Cooper International Competition

Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra announce the annual Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition at Oberlin. The 2017 violin competition is open to participants ages 13 to 18, who will compete for the top prize of $20,000, with $10,000 and $5,000 awarded for second and third place, respectively.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Ellen Wurtzel Interviewed

June 22, 2017

Ellen Wurtzel, associate professor of history, was interviewed for the Royal Studies Journal blog about her article "The Joyous Entry of Albert and Isabella in Lille: History, Conquest and the Making of Belgium” which appeared in a December 2016 issue of the Royal Studies Journal (RSJ) called Taking Possession: Royal Entries in the Early Modern Period. The piece was developed from a paper she delivered at the 2015 Sixteenth-Century Studies annual conference and investigates the way that the city’s history was used to establish loyalty to the prince and envision a new empire in the midst of war and religious conflict.

Jason Stalnaker Receives Grant

June 22, 2017

Jason Stalnaker, associate professor of physics, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to look for dark matter.  The grant is a collaboration with Derek Jackson Kimball at California State University, East Bay. The funds will be used to establish a precision optical magnetometer at Oberlin College that will be a part of a global network of optical magnetometers looking for anomalous spin couplings due to dark matter.

Crystal Biruk Publishes

June 7, 2017
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk published Proudly Malawian: Life Stories from Lesbians and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals, which was co-edited with Makhosazana Xaba and published by Ma'Thoko's Books. Biruk also authored "Ethical gifts?": An analysis of soap-for-data transactions in Malawian research worlds" in Medical Anthropology Quarterly and co-authored with Gift Trapence "'Gay for Pay' in an Economy of Harms: Reflections from an LGBTI Rights NGO in Malawi" in Anthropology News.

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Sounds of TIMARA...Today

April 3, 2017
Double-degree student Judy Jackson '18 blends her love of computers and computer music .

The Art of Library Work

April 12, 2017
Anna Feuer ’14 currently works as the senior acquisitions assistant in the Technical Services department at the Art Institute of Chicago, the largest art museum in the country.

College Awards First-Ever Nexial Prize

April 13, 2017
Senior Adam Chazin-Gray will receive $50,000 to use toward research and graduate studies in climatology, microbiology, and public health.


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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.