Jim Walsh Publishes, Speaks
The paper "Climate modeling in differential equations," written by Professor of Mathematics Jim Walsh, appeared recently in the Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications. The 38-page "module" recounts Walsh’s efforts in bringing climate modeling into Oberlin's Math 234 Differential Equations course.
Walsh also spoke in January at the annual Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Seattle, describing his new course Math 305 Mathematics of Climate Modeling in the MAA Session Mathematical Modeling in the Undergraduate Classroom.
Stephen Crowley Publishes
Stephen Crowley, professor of politics, chair of Russian & east European studies, and chair of peace & conflict studies, has co-written the article “Is Putin about to face a ‘colored revolution’?” Co-written by Irina Olimpieva, the article was published in The Washington Post.
Barbara Sawhill Collaborates with Radio Ambulante
Barbara Sawhill, Hispanic studies instructor and director of the Cooper International Learning Center (CILC), is working with Radio Ambulante to develop teaching materials for language classes that use Radio Ambulante podcasts to teach Spanish.
On Monday, February 8, the team launched a series of blog posts by teachers who use Radio Ambulante in the classroom as well as examples of their teaching materials. Sawhill’s post, the first in the series, can be seen on this webpage. The lesson plan shared in the post was created with the help of Rebecca Cohen, who serves as a teaching assistant in Sawhill’s HISP 303 course.
Sawhill and Cohen, along with Carolina Guerrero, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, will present on this project at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) on Friday, February, February 12, in New York City.
Viplav Saini Presents Papers
Associate Professor of Economics Viplav Saini presented a paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Industrial Organization Program Meeting on January 30 at Stanford University. Saini also presented a paper in November 2015 at the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton.
Justin Emeka Directs Detroit ’67
Detroit ’67, a play directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and Africana Studies Justin Emeka ’95, opened at Karamu House in Cleveland, Ohio, February 5. The play runs through Sunday, February 28. Tickets are $37 for adults, $32 for those 62 and older, and $15 for children 6 and younger and college students with valid ID.
Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, Detroit ’67 explores the lives of those affected by the 1967 Detroit uprisings. The music of Motown provides the soundtrack for this story of family, love, struggle, and perseverance. The pay is written by Dominique Morisseau, a rising American playwright. Watch the trailer for the play on vimeo.
Julia Christensen Gives Talk
Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Art Julia Christensen gave a public talk about her work Upgrade Available on February 5 at Harvestworks in New York City.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Joins Advisory Board
East Asian Studies Professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager accepted an invitation to join the inaugural advisory board of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.
The advisory board is composed of eminent leaders in academia, public life, and the business community and advises the center on all programming aspects of its work and reviews the center’s activities on a regular basis.
Launched in 2015, the mission of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy is to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and the US-Korea relationship and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Wilson, is the nation's key non-partisan policy forum to inform actionable ideas for the policy community.
Robert Bosch ’85 Speaks at MoMath
Professor Mathematics Robert Bosch ’85 delivered the talk “Life is Beautiful: The Startling Consequences of Three Simple Rules” at MoMath (the National Museum of Mathematics) on February 3. Bosch’s talk was part of the Math Encounters presentation series.
Eric Estes Speaks on Panel
Vice President and Dean of Students Eric Estes spoke on a panel at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting in January 2016. The theme of the meeting was "How Higher Education Can Lead—On Equity, Inclusive Excellence, and Democratic Renewal."
The session, hosted by the Consortium for High Achievement and Success (CHAS), focused on the value of consortial relationships at this important moment in higher education for addressing institutional challenges and opportunities related to compositional diversity of students, faculty, and staff, as well capacity building related to campus climate. Estes is currently the chair-elect of CHAS, the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to the academic success of students of color at liberal arts institutions. Estes will serve a three-year term as chair beginning in June 2016.
Nanette Yannuzzi Contributes to Exhibition
Professor of Studio Art Nanette Yannuzzi contributed to the exhibition The Let Down Reflex, which opened at EFA Project Space in New York January 30. The exhibition attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world and asks if a better alternative for families can exist. The exhibition runs through March 12.