Office of Communications Receives Two CASE Awards
The Office of Communications was awarded two Circle of Excellence Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The Oberlin Conservatory Magazine (2017) received the silver design award in the periodicals category, and the Oberlin Alumni Magazine received the silver award for college and university general interest magazines with circulations of 30,000-74,999.
Clayton Koppes receives Distinguished Achievement Award
Professor of History Clayton Koppes was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award from Bethel College. The award recognizes character and citizenship, achievement in a chosen profession or vocation, and work of benefit to humanity. More about Koppes and the award.
Jim Walsh Speaks at International Conference
Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh gave a talk at the International Conference on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics, from June 13-15, 2018 in Bristol, England. Jim spoke about his research in conceptual climate modeling, in which nonsmooth dynamical systems theory plays a major role.
Afia Ofori-Mensa Invited on Radio Show
Afia Ofori-Mensa, assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant professor of comparative American studies and Africana studies, was a guest on NPR’s On Point where she discussed the “makeover” of the Miss America pageant.
Gina Perez Writes Op-ed
Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, wrote an op-ed about immigration reform that was published in the Morning Journal.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Quoted in USA Today
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was quoted in a USA Today story on June 4, 2018 about the significance of major changes in North Korean top defense and military leadership as reported by various press in early June, fewer than two weeks before the unprecedented summit between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore.
Megan Kaes Long Publishes
Megan Kaes Long, assistant professor of music theory, published "Cadential Syntax and Tonal Expectation in Late Sixteenth-Century Homophony" in the May 2018 issue of Music Theory Spectrum.
Sebastiaan Faber Co-authors
Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic studies, co-authored an article in the Nation about governmental developments in Spain. Read the article, “As Spain’s Government Is Voted Out, Catalonia Continues Its Roller-Coaster Ride.”
Kristina Mani Interviewed
Kristina Mani, associate professor of politics, was interviewed for the Bloomberg opinion piece, “Stakes are High in Columbia’s Presidential Election.”
Patrick Simen Gives Talks in Australia
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Patrick Simen spent three weeks in Australia supported by a Powers Travel Grant. There, he visited labs and gave talks at University of Tasmania in Hobart, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales in Sydney, and University of Newcastle. Simen’s talks focused on the mathematical modeling of perceptual decision making by humans and understanding how the brain incorporates reward information and timing information into simple perceptual decisions.