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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.

Convocations

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

Alysia Ramos Performs Duet

May 18, 2017

Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos performed her duet "Time Certainties Peace" at The Ohio Dance Festival on April 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. This work, inspired by Paolo Coelho's text "The Good Fight" was made in collaboration with Ghanaian dancer Mustapha Braimah. Through dance and text, the work addresses the challenge of enduring in the fight for one's dreams in spite of obstacles both without and within. Oberlin Conservatory students Aliya Ultan (cello) and Patrick Graney (percussion) composed and performed musical accompaniment for the piece.

Richard M. Salter Presents, Collaborates

May 18, 2017

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Richard M. Salter joined his colleague, Professor of Environmental Science Wayne M. Getz (University of California, Berkeley) to present a week-long workshop at Hong Kong University. The workshop entitled "Population Modeling/Quantitative Ecology Workshop using the NOVA Computational Software Platform," presented the mathematical techniques used in population modeling and demography, as well as resource, movement, and disease ecology, and showed how they can be applied to simulations created with Salter's Nova modeling system. Attendees were able to obtain hands-on experience with the new Nova 3 version of the software, which will make its appearance in Oberlin in the fall.

Salter is also continuing his collaboration with Oberlin College Professor of Psychology Nancy Darling. The pair are putting the finishing touches on a chapter that will appear in an upcoming book on collaborative modeling.

Elizabeth Hamilton Delivers Keynote Address

May 18, 2017

Associate Professor of German Elizabeth Hamilton delivered the keynote address at Bates College's May Conference on May 12, 2017. Hamilton's talk was titled "Universal Design and the Architecture of the Liberal Arts." This year's theme for the annual meeting on pedagogy and curricular design was "Beyond Compliance." The conference included small-group workshops on syllabus design and a student panel on learning styles and barriers to academic progress.

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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 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.