James Dobbins Presents Lecture
James Dobbins, Fairchild professor of religion and East Asian studies, presented a public lecture titled “Cats, Dogs, and Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki and the Welfare of Animals" on February 22, 2018, for the Asia/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University.
Kazim Ali Writes Collection of Poetry
Kazim Ali, associate professor of creative writing and comparative literature, has written a collection of poetry, Inquisition, released from Wesleyan University Press. Read the Publishers Weekly review.
Lynne Bianchi Serves as Guest Editor
Lynne Bianchi, along with colleagues Kate Barald of University of Michigan and Richard Zigmond of Case Western Reserve University, served as a guest editor for the special issue of Experimental Neurology titled “Chemokines and Cytokines in Neural Development and Regeneration.” The issue includes articles highlighting the many ways in which cytokines—proteins traditionally thought to be damaging to the nervous system—are also necessary for development, regeneration, and protection from damage. The issue includes a paper by Bianchi and colleagues that reviews the importance of cytokines during normal development of auditory neurons.
Martin Saavedra Presents and Serves as Discussant
Martin Saavedra, assistant professor of economics, presented a paper and served as a discussant at the Liberal Arts Colleges Economic History Workshop 2018 at Mount Holyoke College.
Chris Trinacty Awarded Summer Residency
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, was awarded a Margo Tytus Summer Residency Fellowship for summer 2018 at the University of Cincinnati in order to complete work on his book, A Commentary to Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones III.
Ron Cheung Collaborates
Economics Professor and Chair Ron Cheung collaborated with economics honors student Daniel Wetherell ’16 on getting an honors paper published after graduation.
Shelley Lee Participates in Panel Discussion
Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and director of comparative American studies, participated in a panel discussion on Monday, February 19 as a part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight Week 2018 for the Carolina Asia Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lee discussed Documented, a film that chronicles the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented American born in the Philippines.
Naomi Campa Participates in Panel Discussion on Immigration
Naomi Campa, visiting assistant professor of classics, participated in the cross-departmental panel, “What is Sanctuary?” on Tuesday, February 13 at Oberlin College. The conversation incorporated the different meanings and practices of sanctuary from ancient to modern times.
Baron Pineda Publishes
Baron Pineda, Eric and Jane Nord associate professor of anthropology, published "Indigenous Pan-Americanism: Contesting Settler Colonialism and the Doctrine of Discovery at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues” in American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 4, December 2017, pp. 823-832, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Several Oberlin College students served as research assists for the publication.
Kathy Abromeit Edits Volume
Kathy Abromeit, public services librarian in the Conservatory of Music, edited Ideas, Strategies, and Scenarios in Music Information Literacy. The multi-author volume offers expert guidance on planning and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations and theoretical frameworks. The volume is an exploration of various structures for engaging music students as reflective and involved participants in today's complex information environments. Sections include: Instructional Theories & Techniques, Instructional Modes, Building Relationships and Collaborations, and an annotated bibliography of Selected Resources. More information about the book is available at A-R Editions.