Yumi Ijiri Presents and Chairs Session

August 23, 2018

Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri gave two presentations on manganese ferrite nanoparticles and chaired a session at the International Conference on Magnetism, held in San Francisco, CA from July 15-20.  Oberlin students Jane Hsieh '20, Ian Hunt-Isaak '17, and Hillary Pan '17 were co-authors on the presentations, along with scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Jim Walsh Publishes

August 22, 2018

Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh's paper "Neoproterozoic glacial ages in a nonsmooth conceptual model" has appeared in the Journal of Physics Communications. The paper concerns a nonsmooth geometric singular perturbation problem that arises in a mathematical model of the great glacial ages of the Neoproterozoic Era.

Renee Romano Gives Interviews, Presentations

August 6, 2018

Renee Romano, the Robert S. Danforth Professor of history, gave interviews and presentations about her new co-edited collection, Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America’s Past. The book explores the musical’s historical accuracy, whether it’s revolutionary, and why it has been so incredibly popular. Romano did an interview about Hamilton for WCPN Ideastream’s The Sound of Applause on July 16, a day before the touring show of Hamilton opened in Cleveland. The collection has been featured in stories on Smithsonian.com and in the podcast, In the Past Lane. Romano and several of the volume’s contributors conducted a panel discussion at the Society of Cincinnati in Washington, D.C. on August 2, 2018.

Michael Parkin Coauthors

August 3, 2018

Michael Parkin, professor of politics, coauthored an article in the Social Science Computer Review on how congressional campaign insiders viewed and used the web in 2016. The article, titled "Resisting the Opportunity for Change," shows that congressional campaigning on the web is largely driven by stable factors that transcend technological advancements and shifts in the political environment.

Clayton Koppes Presents Paper

August 1, 2018

Clayton Koppes, professor of history, presented a paper titled "Hostility, Heroism, and Hope: How to Have History in an Epidemic" at the Australian History Association annual conference  on July 5 in Canberra. David Kelly, an independent scholar from Palm Springs, California, coauthored and co-presented. The paper covered the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Renee Romano Writes Editorial

July 30, 2018

Robert S. Danforth Professor of History Renee Romano’s editorial, “The Trauma of Internment,” appeared in the June 25, 2018 Washington Post. The editorial compares the impact of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to the practice of separating migrant families at the U.S. border. Romano recounts the story of Alice, a Japanese-American teenager whose parents were arrested after Pearl Harbor, who is still now affected by the legacy of her separation from them and her imprisonment in the Jerome incarceration camp. Romano learned about Alice’s story while working on “Courage and Compassion,” a public history exhibit that focused on the Japanese American World War II experience and the stories of Japanese American students who studied at Oberlin during the war.