Professor Emerita Peggy Bennett Publishes New Book
Peggy Bennett, professor emerita of music education at Oberlin Conservatory, spent more than 40 years studying the processes of learning and living. With certifications in teaching, mediation, and life-coaching, Bennett was inspired to write her seventh book, Teaching with Vitality—Pathways to Heath and Wellness for Teachers and Schools. Published by Oxford University Press in November 2017, Teaching with Vitality presents common experiences and offers practical options for minimizing conflict while addressing the challenges of teaching and maintaining collegiality in schools.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Quoted
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was extensively quoted in a USA Today article that examined North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in light of the groundbreaking news that he extended an invitation to President Trump for an unprecedented summit.
Shelley Lee Featured in Ms. Magazine
Associate Professor of History Shelley Lee was featured on the Ms. Magazine blog in “Moving Forward by Looking Back: Feminist Scholars in Solidarity with Seo-Young Chu.”
Ann Cooper Albright Presents Keynote
Ann Cooper Albright recently gave a keynote titled "Falling into Memory" at the Performance and Culture: Cities, Technologies, Embodiments conference at the University of Malta. Cooper Albright's presentation was attended by the U.S. ambassador to Malta, Kathleen Hill, as well as Susan Ross, cultural attaché.
Chris Trinacty and Andaleeb Banta Co-author Blog Post
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, and Andaleeb Badiee Banta, curator of European and American art, co-authored a blog post highlighting how Oberlin College faculty utilize in their classes the resources available at Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Chris Trinacty Guest Edits and Contributes Essay
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, recently acted as guest editor of the classics journal Ramus for a special issue on the topic of Senecan poetics. He co-authored the introduction and contributed an essay, “Retrospective Reading in Senecan Tragedy.” The essay examines each of Seneca’s plays and shows how the author encourages active re-reading of the plays through the incorporation of intertextual references.
Erik Inglis Gives Talk at College Art Association Convention
Erik Inglis, Mildred C. Jay professor of art, gave a talk titled “Media Lost and Found: Medieval Understandings of the History of Technique.” The presentation occurred on February 23, 2018 during a session about material processes of medieval art and architecture at the College Art Association Convention in Los Angeles.
James Dobbins Presents Lecture
James Dobbins, Fairchild professor of religion and East Asian studies, presented a public lecture titled “Cats, Dogs, and Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki and the Welfare of Animals" on February 22, 2018, for the Asia/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University.
Kazim Ali Writes Collection of Poetry
Kazim Ali, associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature, has written a collection of poetry, Inquisition, released from Wesleyan University Press. Read the Publishers Weekly review.
Lynne Bianchi Serves as Guest Editor
Lynne Bianchi, along with colleagues Kate Barald of University of Michigan and Richard Zigmond of Case Western Reserve University, served as a guest editor for the special issue of Experimental Neurology titled “Chemokines and Cytokines in Neural Development and Regeneration.” The issue includes articles highlighting the many ways in which cytokines—proteins traditionally thought to be damaging to the nervous system—are also necessary for development, regeneration, and protection from damage. The issue includes a paper by Bianchi and colleagues that reviews the importance of cytokines during normal development of auditory neurons.