Rian Brown-Orso Receives Award

February 8, 2017

Rian Brown-Orso, associate professor of cinema studies and new media, received a 2017 individual excellence award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Renee Romano Appointed as Distinguished Lecturer

February 1, 2017

Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth professor of history and professor of comparative American studies and Africana studies, has been appointed a distinguished lecturer by the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The OAH distinguished lecturer program operates as a speakers bureau dedicated to American history.

Sandy Zagarell Authors and Edits

February 1, 2017

Sandy Zagarell has coedited a special issue of the journal Legacy about African American writer, activist, and educator Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935). With coeditor Kate Adams, Zagarell authored the essay “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the Twenty-First Century,” which appears in that issue. See the Legacy website for the issue abstract.

The gallery of images that includes two previously unknown images of Dunbar-Nelson (one with then-husband Paul Laurence Dunbar) can be seen here.

Deborah Campana Presents

January 25, 2017

Deborah Campana, head of the conservatory library, presented a paper, "Free in the Ether: Digital Scores for Music Research," at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society held in Vancouver in November 2016. Under the auspices of the Music Library Association as the editor of their journal, Notes, she also hosted a conference reception to acknowledge author contributions.

Margaret Kamitsuka Appointed as Editor

January 25, 2017

Margaret Kamitsuka, associate professor of gender and religion, has been appointed as book editor of the Academy Series that is sponsored by the American Academy of Religion and published by Oxford University Press. This highly selective series is devoted to publishing books that originate as dissertations in the field of religious studies. Kamitsuka serves a four-year term in this position.

Thomas Handman Lopez Composes

January 18, 2017

Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts Thomas Handman Lopez '89, composed the music for Inflatable Trio, performed at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in February 2017. The program also features Oberlin alumnus and choreographer Lionel Popkin, along with Oberlin alumna and dancer Carolyn Hall.

Holly Handman-Lopez Acknowledged for Achievement

December 22, 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Holly Handman-Lopez was acknowledged for Superior Achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle 2016 Theater Awards for her choreography of Mr. Burns at Cleveland Public Theatre. The production was directed by Matthew Wright.