Geoff Pingree's Documentary Film Awarded Grand Jury Prize

October 18, 2019

Geoff Pingree's feature documentary film, The Return of Elder Pingree – Memoir of a Departed Mormon, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival in Boston on October 13, 2019.

The Grand Jury Prize awarded by the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival consists of $118,000 of in-kind production support for the director's work, including one year of international film distribution; a dedicated custom page hosted on the festival’s website for twelve months, showcasing both the film and the filmmaker; and a targeted marketing campaign and showcase for the film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2020.

John Duca Presents at Conference

October 17, 2019

Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca was invited to present, "Interest Rate, Regulation, and Tax Effects on Commercial Real Estate: Lessons from the Past Half Century" at the Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference, Oct. 3 through 4, 2019 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stiliana Milkova Publishes Two Translations from Italian

October 14, 2019

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Stiliana Milkova publishes two translations from Italian: Alessandro Baricco's "The Boodman Syndrome" in the Arkansas International and Dario Voltolini's "At Obrycki's" in Michigan Quarterly Review.

Christopher Mirto directs "Wakey, Wakey" in Cleveland

October 11, 2019

Christopher Mirto, Oberlin Conservatory's assistant professor of opera theater,  makes his Cleveland directorial debut in Will Eno's play Wakey, Wakey at Cleveland Heights' Dobama Theatre. It opens Friday, October 18 and runs Thursdays through Sundays through November 10. Mirto describes the 80-minute production as "a smart show about life and death, silliness and simplicity, and it ends with quite a celebration of what it means to be human." In 2014, Dobama was designated as a Small Professional Theatre (SPT) level Equity House, only the third such theater in the region. Find information about tickets on their website.

Violinist David Bowlin releases recording on New Focus

October 11, 2019

Oberlin Conservatory violin professor David Bowlin '00 has just released Bird as Prophet, on New Focus Recordings.  He collaborates with colleague and pianist Tony Cho, an opera and vocal coach in the conservatory, on the CD's title track by Martin Bresnick. The recording also features two works written by Oberlin alumni. Under a Tree, an Udātta by Du Yun '01 is a piece for fixed media and violin anchored on a recording of Vedic chanting. Bleu (2011), a composition for solo violin, is a mature work written by the late George Walker '41 for his violinist son Gregory when the composer was nearly 90. Avant Music News praises the release, "Over these centuries the nature of virtuosity has evolved, along with the techniques needed to achieve it. What a 21st century violin virtuoso sounds like is on display on David Bowlin’s Bird as Prophet."

Chanda Feldman Publishes

October 7, 2019

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman publishes a new poem, "Money Tree," in the October issue of Poetry Magazine.

Thomas Hopkins' Fiction Slated for Publication

October 6, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Thomas Hopkins' chapbook collection of short fiction, What I Remember of My Love Affair with the Bird and Other Stories, will be published in September 2020 by The Cupboard Pamphlet, a small press based in Denver and Cleveland.