The Buzz on How to Win a Beauty Pageant
February 19, 2014
The comparative American studies course How to Win a Beauty Pageant: Race, Gender, Culture, and U.S. National Identity was recently recognized on the popular pop culture website BuzzFeed for the second time in the past six months; the first mention was a BuzzFeed list that came out in August, which also included an Oberlin ExCo course.The class, taught by Afia Ofori-Mensa, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and a visiting assistant professor, was also one of 26 nationwide featured on an episode of the popular video blog Mental Floss—at about 3:06—that has gotten over a million views on YouTube since it was first posted in November.
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May Update from President Carmen Twillie Ambar — 2023 Service Awards Honorees
May 8, 2023
President Carmen Twillie Ambar celebrates the work and service of faculty and staff and recognizes those who have served Oberlin College and Conservatory for the milestones of 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years.
Danielle Abdon Named Director of Fellowships and Awards
March 31, 2023
The College of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce that Danielle Abdon has joined Oberlin College as the director of fellowships and awards. Prior to joining Oberlin, she led the fellowships office at Rollins College, where she increased the average number of Fulbright applicants by 70 percent, reaching a record number of semi-finalists in the 2022-23 application cycle.
Jiann I. Lin (1940-2023); A Remembrance by David Young
March 15, 2023
Jiann Lin served as East Asian Librarian for 38 years at Oberlin College, overseeing a collection of 26,000 volumes until his retirement in 2007. He also enjoyed translating Chinese poetry and history, collaborating on several projects with Longman Emeritus Professor of English David Young, who shares a remembrance of his friend and colleague. A memorial celebration of Jiann Lin’s life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at First Church in Oberlin.