Commencement chairs facing the stage in Tappan Square
Tappan Square is the setting for this year's graduating class. Commencement/Reunion Weekend 2018 begins Friday, May 25 and ends with graduation exercises on Monday, May 28. Photo credit: Gregory Pendolino

Recent News

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Matthew Wright Brings Angels to Life

May 14, 2018
The Oberlin community had the opportunity to see Angels in America , the two-part, award-winning play that centers on New York City during the 1980s AIDS crisis. Producing this play has long been an ambition of Professor of Theater Matthew Wright.
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Emilie Lozier ’18 Wins $50,000 Science Prize

May 9, 2018
Emilie Lozier ’18 won this year’s Nexial Prize, a $50,000 award for a graduating science major who has demonstrated both academic excellence and passion for cultural study.

In the News

Events

Performances

Series

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.

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.

Convocations

The Oberlin Convocation Series, presented by the Finney Lecture Committee and the Office of the President, presents free, public discussions of cutting-edge issues by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers from an array of disciplines and professional fields.

Faculty and Staff Notes

Yumi Ijiri Coauthors Article

March 30, 2018

Professor of Physics Yumi Ijiri coauthored an article, "Spin canting across core/shell Fe3O4/MnxFe3-xO4 nanoparticles," published in the journal Scientific Reports.  Ian Hunt-Isaak ’17 and Hillary Pan ’17, are coauthors, and the work was completed in collaboration with scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Daresbury Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, University of Manitoba, and University of York.

Kimberly Jackson Davidson Serves on National Higher Education Committee

March 29, 2018

Ombudsperson Kimberly Jackson Davidson is serving on the Higher Education Committee of 50, also called “Forward50.” This national committee is comprised of forward-thinking higher education leaders who are tasked with producing practical policy solutions and recommendations for members of Congress.

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.

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Homegrown Scientist

March 26, 2018

Being in the presence of a Nobel laureate, a baby alligator, and like-minded researchers helped solidify Naviya Schuster-Little’s decision to apply to graduate school over medical school.

Kieran Minor '19 wins Truman Scholarship

Kieran Minor ’19 Named 2018 Truman Scholar

April 23, 2018

Kieran Minor ’19 has won the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Awarded to outstanding college juniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, the $30,000 prize will help fund Minor’s postgraduate studies.

Campus News

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer is 2018 Baccalaureate Speaker

May 1, 2018
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer will give the Baccalaureate address “Muslim Cool: Race, Culture, Religion, and the Promise of Solidarity in Challenging Times” at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 in...

Q&A with Chris Jenkins

April 17, 2018
“Q&A with…” is a series dedicated to introducing staff members to the Oberlin community. Find out about Chris Jenkins, associate dean for academic support; conservatory liaison to the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; deputy Title IX coordinator.

Magazines

Oberlin Alumni Magazine Spring 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.