Stephen Crowley Gives Talk, Records Podcast

February 11, 2020

Professor of Politics Stephen Crowley gave a talk on his research and recorded a podcast at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Russian & East European Studies.

Greggor Mattson Gives Invited Lecture

February 10, 2020

Associate Professor of Sociology Greggor Mattson gave an invited lecture at the University of Kentucky's Geography Department on February 7, 2020. Titled "Queer Places Without Queer Politics: Small City Gay Bars," the talk drew upon Mattson's research on recent changes in American gay bars, a project that has included several Oberlin undergraduate research assistants.

Christa Rakich Releases CD

February 6, 2020

Christa Rakich, visiting professor of organ, has released a new CD on the Loft label. The recording is a tribute to her teacher Yuko Hayashi, and is the premier recording of the Richards-Fowkes organ in Goodson Chapel at the Duke University Seminary. It includes works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Johanna Senfter, James Woodman, Carson Cooman, and her own transcription of Cécile Chaminade's Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, featuring flutist Wendy Rolfe '74.

Yumi Ijiri Attends American Physical Society Leadership Meeting

February 5, 2020

Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri attended the American Physical Society Leadership meeting and Congressional Visit Day in Washington, D.C. on January 29-February 1. She was invited in her role as secretary/treasurer for the topical group on magnetism and was a member of the Ohio/New Jersey group advocating for issues in science.

Kirk Ormand Publishes

February 3, 2020

Kirk Ormand, Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics, published the article, "Atalanta and Sappho: Women in and out of Time," in a volume titled Narratives of Time and Gender in Antiquity, edited by Esther Eidenow and Lisa Maurizio. Ormand's article deals with a recently discovered poem of Sappho (the Cologne papyrus, published in 2004, which supplements the previous fr. 58). He argues that in this poem, Sappho conceives of an ongoing poetic present tense that approximates, but does not achieve, an immortal experience of time.

Kenneth Allen Interviewed

February 2, 2020

Kenneth Allen '09, visiting assistant professor of psychology, was recently interviewed by the New Republic magazine for a piece on the destructive nature of "eco-" tourism.