Praise for Randal Doane’s Recent Book
Assistant Dean of Studies Randal Doane’s recent book, Stealing All Transmissions: A Secret History of The Clash, was included on two best-of 2014 lists. Los Angeles Magazine called it one of the best “little” books of 2014, and on Counterfire, Mark Perryman said it was one of his top 10 books to buy to make somebody’s Christmas.
Doane will discuss the book at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archive on January 22 at 7 p.m.
Jason Haugen Presents At Linguistics Workshop in Germany
Jason Haugen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, was recently an invited participant at the workshop The State of the Art of Mesoamerican Linguistics, held at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. His presentation, “Uto-Aztecan,” will form the basis for a chapter in the forthcoming volume "The Languages and Linguistics of Middle and Central America: A Comprehensive Guide," which is to be published in the World of Linguistics series by Mouton de Gruyter.
Yumi Ijiri Publishes Article in Physical Review B
Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri recently published the article "Particle moment canting in CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles." The article appears in the journal Physical Review B (condensed matter and materials physics) as a Rapid Communication. Kathryn Hasz '14, now a graduate student at University of Pennsylvania, is the lead author, and the work was done in collaboration with scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Carnegie Mellon University.
Renee Romano's Article Appears in the American Historian
The article "Beyond 'Self-Congratulatory Celebration': Complicating Civil Rights Anniversaries" by Renee Romano, Professor of History, Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies, appears in the November 2014 issue of the American Historian, the new magazine of the Organization of American Historians. Romano discussed Ferguson and the Eric Garner cases on the NPR program the Takeaway December 5. She was also quoted in a December 2 New York Times article about the "Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations" oral history project at the Brooklyn Historical Society, for which she serves as a consultant.
Ellis Tallman Presents Paper in Paris
Ellis Tallman, department chair and Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics, presented the paper "Federal Reserve System and World War I: Designing Policies without Precedent" at the International historical symposium, "Central Banks in the Great War" at the Banque de France, Paris, in November. Click here to access a PDF of the program and here to read the paper.
Bridget Flynn Contributes to AASHE Guide
Oberlin College's Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) internship program is featured in "Guide to Creating & Managing Sustainability Internship Programs," a new resource from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Bridget Flynn, Sustainability Coordinator for the Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES), contributed to the guide.
Ann Cooper Albright Becomes President of the Society of Dance History Scholars
At the November joint SDHS/CORD conference, Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department at Oberlin College, officially became President of the Society of Dance History Scholars, an international organization of dance scholars dedicated to furthering the field of dance studies. She is also the program chair for their next meeting (June 2015), which will focus on dance advocacy in Athens, Greece.
Ron Cheung Publishes Paper
Ron Cheung, associate professor of Economics, along with coauthor Rachel Meltzer, has published the paper "Why and Where Do Homeowners Associations Form?" in CityScape, the policy journal published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To download the paper, visit here.
Peter Swendsen Releases Allusions to Seasons and Weather
In May, Peter Swendsen released Allusions to Seasons and Weather, a new recording on the Oberlin Music label. To create the recording, Swendsen, an associate professor of computer music and digital arts in Oberlin’s TIMARA Department, devoted a year to studying soundscape composition and ecoacoustics as a Fulbright Fellow in Oslo, Norway.
For more information on Allusions to Seasons and Weather, click here.
Sylvia Watanabe Reads at Lougheed Festival of the Arts
Sylvia Watanabe, associate professor of creative writing, was a featured reader at the Lougheed Festival of the Arts at SUNY Potsdam last May. She read from her novel-in-progress, “The Atomic History of Cassidy Bright.” An excerpt from the book, “The Lady in the Song,” has appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of the “Nashville Review,” published by Vanderbilt University.