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Time Traveling with Jeremy Denk

November 13, 2023

The pianist and Oberlin alum is touring the country with an era-spanning program featuring women composers. He returns to Finney Chapel for the Artist Recital Series on November 30.
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Recent News

My Cousin the Comb Jelly

November 15, 2023

The research of Darrin Schultz ’13 deepens our insights into animal evolution.
Darrin Schultz In his research, Darrin Schultz applied existing DNA sequencing technologies and new analysis techniques to organisms people hadn’t studied before.

Sounds of Change

November 10, 2023

Associate Dean Chris Jenkins wrote the book on conservatory reform.
Chris Jenkins in a panel discussion.




Artist Recital Series

Oberlin's 2023-24 series continues the legacy of presenting celebrated musical artists with six concerts that will shine a spotlight on the contributions of women musicians and composers.

Theater 2023–24 Season

We pride ourselves on cultivating a dynamic and supportive theater culture that encourages experimentation, collaboration, and the creation of new connections across fields. New forms of community...

Opera 2023–24 Season

Oberlin Opera has long been synonymous with excellence. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera often challenges the operatic norm, and its performances have received critical acclaim.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine Received 2023 Evelyn Shakir Creative Nonfiction Award

November 21, 2023

Professor Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine recently attended the Arab American Book Awards ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on Saturday, November 11, where he received the 2023 Evelyn Shakir Creative Nonfiction Award for his coedited anthology Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging. Hadha Baladuna explores the diverse range of the Arab diaspora in the Detroit metro area.


Ross Karre Performs at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall in NYC

November 21, 2023

Associate Professor of Percussion Ross Karre performed with his group, the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall in NYC on November 1 in a concert curated by Oberlin honorary doctorate, George Lewis. Lewis commenced his newest curatorial series, "Composing While Black Volume 1," with a program of premieres by Courtney Bryan ’04 and Adegoke Steve Colson as well as works by Wendall Logan (creator of Oberlin's Jazz Department) and Brittany J. Green. Bryan's artistry has been celebrated by a recent MacArthur Award. Her piece was commissioned by Oberlin locals and Kendal Residents, Arlene and Larry Dunn.

Matthew Rarey Finalist for 2024 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award

November 21, 2023

Associate Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey has been named a finalist for the 2024 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Rarey's book Insignificant Things: Amulets and the Art of Survival in the Early Black Atlantic is one of five finalists for the prize, which will be announced in January. The award honors "an especially distinguished book in the history of art, published in the English language," and is among the highest recognitions for scholarship in art history.

In the Spotlight

This section highlights Oberlin students and young alumni. These students share how Oberlin shaped their decision to seek a fellowship or to pursue a particular course of study and subsequent career path. From winning awards and traveling the world to earning advanced degrees in a wide range of disciplines, these students reflect the benefits of an Oberlin education.

‘Rainbow’ Connections

April 21, 2023

Amara Granderson’s visions of Broadway came into focus on the stages of Oberlin.

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Recent Features

For Sake's Sake

November 13, 2023

Jamie Graves fell in love with the world of Japanese beverages. He’d love to tell you why.

The Vagina Dialogues

November 13, 2023

Despite its cheeky name, Tight Lipped has serious plans to address vulvovaginal pain.

Feels on Wheels

June 21, 2023

“I’m embarrassed to admit it, but it was a huge relief,” he recalls. “I hated riding that thing.” In his fourth year, Bisker inherited a broken-down family bike that had...


Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Established in 1904, Oberlin Alumni Magazine is published three times a year by Oberlin’s Office of Communications and distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin College.

Cover of the Spring 2023 issue of Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory Magazine

Oberlin Conservatory magazine is published annually by Oberlin’s Office of Communications in partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music. It is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Oberlin Conservatory.

Cover of the Oberlin Conservatory Magazine 2020.

Oberlin Photo Stories

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Oberlin student touches up a painting in the art studio.
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Discover Oberlin College through the lens of our photographers. Our recurring photo stories offer a glimpse into classrooms, studios, labs, libraries, concert halls, student life on and off campus, and more.

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