16th-century woman holds a dead bird in one hand.
Visitors coming to the Allen Memorial Art Museum will want to stop by this piece by Joachim Wtewael (Dutch, 1566–1638). "The Kitchen Maid," ca. 1620–25, oil on canvas is on loan from the Collection of the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

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Black History Month

Black History Month at Oberlin, recognized since 1967, has helped to foster greater awareness of the history, politics, culture, and economics of the African diaspora. Our annual celebration features prominent civic and political leaders, scholars, and musicians of African descent, as well as events in arts, literature, and performance aesthetics that make our observance more enriching.

Global Issues Symposium

Oberlin College is pleased to host the fourth annual Global Issues Symposium. Organized by the International Studies Concentration Committee, the symposium brings renowned scholars, policy practitioners, and activists to campus to discuss crucial transnational issues with the college and community.

Artist Recital Series

Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. These artists enhance the arts and culture of Oberlin and northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Yago Colás Gives Lecture

January 23, 2019

Professor of English Yago Colás gave a lecture titled “Technologies of the Basketball Body: Adventures between the Science of Moving Dots and Somaesthetics” at the conference, Bodies of Design: Somaesthetic Perspectives on Technology, hosted by the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University. The lecture draws on research Colás is doing for his book, Numbers Don’t Lie! Adventures in Counting and What Counts, which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2020.

Beverly Acha Featured in Journal

January 21, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Drawing Beverly Acha was highlighted in the quarterly web journal Lookie-Lookie on the subject of her forthcoming book, Artists in the Studio: On Doubt.

In the Spotlight

This section highlights young alumni in their postgraduate endeavors. 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 recent graduates are finding success with an Oberlin education in hand.

Campus News

Kevin Brown Appointed Chief Facilities Officer

January 22, 2019
Kevin Brown will begin his role on February 25, 2019 and will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of all campus facilities and associated grounds, roadways, and utility systems.

Q&A with Alyssa Traster

December 19, 2018
“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. Get to know Alyssa Traster, curatorial assistant, in the Allen Memorial Art Museum.


Oberlin Alumni Magazine Fall 2018

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.

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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.