A parent and students work on piecing together broken clay pots.
Oberlin's Parents and Family Weekend was filled with informal gatherings and academic and cultural programs. In this photo, parents and students took part in a pottery reconstruction workshop. Photo credit: Pang Fei Chiang '19

Recent News

FAST Student Researchers With NSF Visitors

Summer Research at FAST

October 4, 2018
Didier Banyeretse ’20 and Hengrui Zhu ’21 were selected to conduct research at the FAST radio telescope in China this summer.

In the News



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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.

Alumni Conversations

Alumni Conversations support events at Oberlin College that bring distinguished alumni to campus for panel discussions, lectures, performances, career conversations, and more.


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

Renee Romano's Article Published

September 17, 2018

Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth professor of history and professor of comparative American studies and Africana studies, has an article in the September 2018 volume of Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, a special volume on the theme of Black Marriage. Her article, “Something Old, Something New: Black Women, Interracial Dating, and the Black Marriage, Crisis,” explores the arguments and viewpoints of a vocal group of black women who promote interracial dating and marriage in blogs, books, and internet advocacy sites.

Piano Professor Dang Thai Son Honored by Poland Ministry of Culture

September 14, 2018

Dang Thai Son, the conservatory’s newest member of the piano faculty—and a renowned teacher, performer, and interpreter of the Polish composers Chopin and Paderewski—traveled to Warsaw in September where he was awarded the “Zasluzony Kulturze Gloria Artis” (Gold Medal for Merit to Culture) by Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Short Story Published

September 13, 2018

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “Escena en un restaurante de comida rápida” was included in The Hay Festival’s anthology Bogotá39: Nuevas voces desde Latinoamerica. The anthology has been published in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Perú, and Ecuador by a series of independent publishers. It was also translated into English as Bogotá39: New Voices from Latin America and published by British imprint Oneworld Editions.

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

Q&A with Sarah Weeks

September 6, 2018
“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. Learn about Sarah Weeks, associate director of libraries.


Oberlin Alumni Magazine Fall 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.