Alysia Ramos Receives Ohio Arts Council Award
Alysia Ramos, assistant professor of dance, was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2020 in the choreography category.
Robin Beth Schaer Receives Ohio Arts Council Award
Robin Beth Schaer, visiting assistant professor of creative writing, was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2020 in the poetry category.
Jillian Scudder Interviewed
Assistant Professor of Physics Jillian Scudder was interviewed about statistical methods in science versus political reporting for the piece "Here's how to read election news like a scientist" published on Live Science.
Stephen Crowley Gives Talk, Records Podcast
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
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
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
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.
Erik Inglis Presents Paper
Professor of Medieval Art History Erik Inglis presented a paper titled "The Later Medieval Reception of Earlier Medieval Manuscripts" on January 22 at Yale University's Medieval-Renaissance Forum.
Kirk Ormand Publishes
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
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.