Faculty and Staff Notes

Allegra Hyde Short Stories Published

March 22, 2023

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Allegra Hyde published a short story titled "A Whale Tale" in the Rainbow Issue of The Fairy Tale Review, an issue dedicated to queer contemporary fairy tales. She also published a short story titled "Democracy in America" in The Massachusetts Review that reimagines Alexis de Tocqueville's journey through America through a speculative, near-future lens.

Josh Davidson Paper Pblished in "Findings"

March 22, 2023

Josh Davidson recently had a paper published in the open access journal Findings titled "A One-seat ride coverage ratio using administrative origin-destination data" that develops new spatial metrics for public transit accessibility.

Julia Christensen Presents Art Project and Foundation

March 22, 2023

Professor of Studio Art Julia Christensen was invited to present at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University on March 23 about her non-profit, The Space Song Foundation, and her global public art project/space mission, The Tree of Life. Christensen will also present the project at the Interplanetary Small Satellite Conference at CalTech in May, on the panel, "Incoming planned missions and innovative mission concepts."

Kathleen A. Abromeit Compiled Bibliography of Recently PublishedMusic Scores for "Notes"

March 22, 2023

“Music Received Column," a bibliography of recently published music scores in Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association. Compiled by Kathleen A. Abromeit.

Recent columns have included:

  • Vol. 77, No. 3, Works by BIPOC composers and women with Jake Balmuth ’23.
  • Vol. 77, No. 4 and 78, No.1, Works by LGBTQIA composers with Jake Balmuth ’23.
  • Vol. 78, No. 2, Works by Latin American women with Jake Balmuth ’23.
  • Vol. 78, No. 3, Works for solo guitar by women composers with Eliza Balmuth ’23.
  • Vol. 79, No. 1, String quartets by Black composers with Jake Balmuth ’23.
  • Vol. 79, No. 3, Musical settings of Black poetry with Gwen Gemmel ’23.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Writes Audio Fiction for Podcast

March 22, 2023

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón wrote and translated an audio fiction story for the new season of La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience, hailed as one of the “Best Podcasts of 2021” by The New Yorker and The New York Times. Following host Alana Casanova Burgess' prompt about taking the classic Puerto Rican anthem "Boricua En La Luna” literally, the story speculates about what would happen if someone Puerto Rican were actually born on the moon? A Zoom conversation about the podcast and the episode, hosted by the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO) took place on March 16.

"Haydn: Piano Trios Vol. 7: Named Ideastream Recording of the Week

March 17, 2023

On October 24, 2022, Ideastream Public Media named The Oberlin Trio's June 2022 album their Recording of the Week. The release on Naxos includes Haydn’s piano trios from his very first, written around 1765, to his 33rd, composed about 30 years later. The trio's members are Oberlin Conservatory faculty—pianist Haewon Song, violinist David Bowlin, and cellist Dmitry Kouzov.

Cynthia Taylor Interview Published in "Inroads Magazine"

March 14, 2023

Associate Professor of Computer Science Cynthia Taylor published an interview with Barbara Ericson in Inroads Magazine. The interview discusses Professor Ericson's work on online CS textbooks and Parson's Problems, and is part of a series on how education researchers can encourage faculty adoption of educational innovations.

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers Publishes New Poem

March 14, 2023

Creative Writing Professor Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers has published a new poem, "Parent," in the newest issue of Mississippi Review. The poem is from Rogers's newest poetry manuscript, a poetry collection currently titled Bad Cell.