Kirk Ormand Awarded Fellowship in Strasbourg
Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand has been awarded a fellowship at the Université de Strasbourg Institut d'Etudes Avancées / University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) for the fall of 2020, when he will be on leave. Ormand will use his time in Strasbourg to begin a book on archaic Greek invective poetry.
Sebastiaan Faber Interviewed on Spain's Efforts to Alleviate Economic Blow of COVID-19
Professor of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber was interviewed on the Real News Network about efforts in Spain to alleviate the economic blow of COVID-19 with a form of permanent income for the lowest-earning segments of society.
Chanda Feldman Publishes Poem
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Chanda Feldman published a new poem, "First Winter," in the latest issue of the Image Journal.
Megan Kaes Long Awarded Fellowship
Associate Professor of Music Theory Megan Kaes Long was awarded an American Council Of Learned Societies Fellowship for the 2020–2021 academic year to support her research on tonal structure in the music of William Byrd.
Rian Brown-Orso Gives Commentary
Rian Brown-Orso, associate professor of cinema studies, gave video commentary for CAN Journal that included her reflections about teaching art online during the time of COVID-19.
Greggor Mattson Publishes Journal Article
Associate Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson published a journal article on his research on small-city gay bars in City & Community, a journal of the American Sociological Association. This research, on which several Oberlin undergraduate research assistants worked, is the first description of the qualities of gay bars outside large-city gay neighborhoods. The paper explores the similarities of 55 lone small‐city gay bars to each other and the challenges they pose to the sexualities and urban literatures.
Jim Walsh's Paper Featured as Journal Cover Story
Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh authored "A Discontinuous ODE Model of the Glacial Cycles with Diffusive Heat Transport," with E. Widiasih. The featured paper appeared as the cover story in the open access journal Mathematics. The paper concerns a mathematical model of the glacial cycles and, in particular, considers competing climate feedbacks that determine the extent of the ice sheet throughout the glacial-interglacial cycles.
Sebastiaan Faber Interviewed about Impact of COVID-19 on Spain
Sebastiaan Faber, professor of Hispanic studies, was interviewed in a segment on the Real News Network about the impact of COVID-19 on the Spanish public healthcare system.
Meredith Gadsby Joins Board as a Civic Member
Meredith M. Gadsby joins the board of the Fund for Our Economic Future (FFOEF) as a Civic Member. FFOEF is a funding alliance made up of more than 40 organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing economic growth with equitable access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio.
Chanda Feldman Publishes Poem in Anthology
Chanda Feldman, assistant professor of creative writing, published the poem "To the Old Square," in the 2020 anthology, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, from Northwestern University Press.