Ann Cooper Albright Lectures at University of Patras and Teaches Workshops in Athens, Greece

December 16, 2016

Ann Cooper Albright, professor and chair of the department of dance, lectured at the University of Patras’ Department of Theater Studies and taught workshops in Athens for professional dance students and an intercultural group of German and Greek dancers.

Professor Albright’s book Choreographing Difference was also recently translated into Greek by Nissos Press.

Crystal Biruk Gives Lecture on Forthcoming Book

December 16, 2016

Crystal (Cal) Biruk, assistant professor of anthropology, gave an invited lecture on the forthcoming book Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World to the University of Virginia Anthropology Department on October 21, 2016.

Ben Schiff Publishes Article on International Relations

December 16, 2016

Emeritus Professor of Politics Ben Schiff published an article "Can the International Criminal Court Contribute to the Responsibility to Protect?" in International Relations, Vol. 30, #3, September 2016. The special issue entitled "Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect: BRICS and Beyond" was guest edited by Professor Charles E. Ziegler of the University of Louisville. 

Crystal Biruk Publishes Article in Critical African Studies

December 12, 2016

Crystal (Cal) Biruk, assistant professor of anthropology, published an article in Critical African Studies titled "Studying up in Critical NGO Studies Today: Reflections on Critique and the Distribution of Interpretive Labor."

Yumi Ijiri Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

December 12, 2016

Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri was awarded a three-year, $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her project entitled "RUI:  Magnetic Morphologies and Excitations in Ferrite Nanoparticle Assemblies."  The grant will fund research into unusual magnetic arrangements that form in very small magnets.  Professor Ijiri and her students will make use of equipment at Oberlin and travel to the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, MD to perform experiments.  The work will is in collaboration with scientists at Cambrian Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, and NIST.

Chris Trinacty Presents and Publishes

December 12, 2016

Assistant Professor of Classics Chris Trinacty gave two papers at the University of Cincinnati on October 4 and 5, 2016. The papers, “Humanius est deridere vitam quam deplorare: Seneca on Comedy” and “Earthquakes and Trauma: Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones 6” will be featured in edited volumes.

Chris also recently published an article “Intertextual Translation in Seneca, Ovid, and Hughes” in the Classical Receptions Journal. The article investigates how these poets use translation to position themselves in relation to their poetic predecessors.

Shelley Lee Appointed to Temple University Press Editorial Team

December 12, 2016

Associate Professor of History and Comparative American Studies, Shelley Lee, was appointed to the Asian American History and Culture series editorial team at Temple University Press.

Barbara Sawhill Presents Research

December 8, 2016

Barbara Sawhill, assistant professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies, presented her research at the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference and in a webinar at the Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland. Her research is focused on how teachers use the award-winning Spanish language podcasts produced by Radio Ambulante.

Barbara was recently named the Spanish Language Education Coordinator for Radio Ambulante, where she shares her expertise in language learning and pedagogy.

Marco Wilkinson Publishes Essay

December 8, 2016

Marco Wilkinson, managing editor of Oberlin College Press and instructor of RHET 307 From Nature Writing to Ecopoetics, published a lyric essay in DIAGRAM 16.4.

Matthew Senior Presents Invited Paper

December 8, 2016

Ruberta T. McCandless Professor of French Matthew Senior presented an invited paper, “Taxonomy: Human and Animal Patterning, 1485-1760,” at the Patterns in Early Modern France conference in Lisbon, Portugal.