Conservatory faculty violists Peter Slowik and Kirsten Docter represented Oberlin's String Department and led master classes at the 2019 American String Teachers Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 8 and 9. Professor Slowik taught the viola collegiate master class, while Professor Docter coached the chamber music master class.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Alice Blumenfeld wrote a piece for Arts ATL.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Cynthia Taylor won a best paper award at the 50th Annual ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) for her paper ");DROP TABLE textbooks;-- An Argument for SQL Injection Coverage in Database Textbooks."
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk gave an invited book talk on March 1, 2019 at University of Toronto's Infrastructures of Development seminar series.
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager published on February 26, 2019 "What Trump Needs to Know About the North Koreans and Hanoi" in Politico. The piece features her analysis of the historical relevance of North Korea-North Vietnam/Vietnam relations for U.S.-North Korea relations in light of the Hanoi summit.
Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey Witmer was named editor in chief of the Journal of Statistics Education. Witmer was part of the group that launched the journal in 1992 and was an associate editor during the first years of the journal's existence. While Witmer has also served as editor for STATS magazine, this is his first position as editor in chief.
Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree were invited guests to Columbia University's Institute for Research on African-American Studies on March 7, 2019 to speak about their documentary film, The Foreigner's Home.