Associate Professor of Geology Zeb Page and Emilie Lozier '18 have coauthored a new paper in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology with colleagues. This work combines stable isotope analyses of metamorphic garnet made by Lozier while at Oberlin with trace element analyses conducted at the University of Maine and in Mainz, Germany. This approach allows geochemists to decipher a detailed fluid and metamorphic history of an ancient subduction zone in California. Lozier is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at Northwestern University.
Rob Thompson, emeritus professor of chemistry, has been named the Ohio PKAL STEM Educator of the Year for 2021. The annual award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the college level and includes $500 for the recipient. Award selection committee chair and Ohio Northern University Professor Bradley Wile said, "Thompson was recognized by his colleagues for his long-standing commitment to creative and engaging classroom and laboratory instruction, and his work with faculty peers within the region. By placing an emphasis on active classroom approaches and communicating scientific concepts within a case study/mock trial framework, he helped build problem solving and communication skills that are critical for today's STEM graduates. His lasting impact on his program, and on STEM education in Ohio, are well-aligned with the mission of Ohio PKAL, and serve as an inspiration to his peers.” Public recognition of the award will be delayed until the 2022 Ohio PKAL Annual Meeting to be held at the College of Wooster, Thompson’s alma mater.
Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder is a coauthor on a publication describing a large legacy project, aiming to collect and unify overlapping data sets where far-infrared data is present. This project aims to allow easier study of distant galaxies across wavelength.
In celebration of Haitian Flag Day on May 18, the Haitian Times founder Garry Pierre-Pierre featured Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies Yveline Alexis along with Wyclef Jean, Nedjine Paul Deroly, and Dave Fils-Aime as panelists for a discussion about "Upholding L'Union Fait La Force (Unity is Strength) in our Community."
Professor of History Annemarie Sammartino gave a lecture on "Consumer Culture in Cold War Europe" for the Advanced Placement European History's series of college faculty master classes designed to help students prepare for the AP exams this spring.
On March 31, 2021, Associate Professor of Music Theory Jan Miyake delivered the keynote address for Online Communities and Transformative Justice, a conversation and CORE deposit party for Michigan State University Commons, part of the Humanities Commons Network. The keynote was titled "Harnessing Good Intentions: Online Communities and Sustained Commitment to Racial Equity & Diversity.”
On March 7, 2021, Mikayke presented a poster for the Future Directions of Music Cognition conference. The poster was titled "Implications of Thematic Reuse in Haydn's Sonata Forms."