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Awards and Honors

Throughout the year, Oberlin faculty, students, and alumni compete for scholarships and fellowships that reward high achievement in disciplines across the board. From STEM fields to musical performance to social activism, Obies see their hard work, dedication, and talent recognized and supported by the most prestigious foundations and organizations in higher education.

A passion for languages and education is why Oberlin is consistently ranked as one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars  among undergraduate institutions. The Fulbright fellowship and many others can take projects and research to the next level, allow for travel opportunities and exposure to cultures around the world, and enable Obies to put their education to use by helping those in need.

Tops in Spectroscopy

May 14, 2013

Yihui Chen has received the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy.
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Oberlin sweeps viola category at 2013 ASTA solo competition

May 13, 2013

Oberlin violists Aaron Mossburg ‘13 and Daniel Orsen ‘16 both won their divisions in the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, sweeping the viola category. The final round was held from April 6 to 8 at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall in New York City. Oberlin was the only conservatory to have finalists in two divisions.

Senior Wins Grand Award

May 3, 2013

Matthew Gallagher has won the Grand Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.
Matthew Gallagher

Kenya Reads Wins Support

May 2, 2013

The leaders of Kenya Reads, a literacy initiative that established the first-ever community library in an impoverished area of Kenya, have received more than $20,000 to sustain their work.
 Shauna Godfrey, Ty Diringer, and Peterson Njamunge

NSF Recognizes Seniors

April 29, 2013

Margaret Nichols has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and Adam Birdsall has received honorable mention.
Margaret Nichols

Oberlin Art Professor Awarded ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship

April 2, 2013

Assistant Professor of Art History Sarah Hamill has been awarded a 2013 Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Hamill will co-author a study of the role of photography in shaping modern conceptions of art and history.
Sarah Hamill

Six Named Excellent Teachers

March 31, 2013

Six faculty members have received Oberlin’s 2012-13 Excellence in Teaching award. Oberlin OnCampus asked them to comment on what winning the award means to them and summarize their research and teaching interests.
Oberlin's 2012-13 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients

December Grad is Watson Fellow

March 27, 2013

Gail Schwieterman will spend a year investigating conservation efforts to curb the overfishing of sharks and other marine life as a 2013-14 Watson Fellow.
Gail Schwieterman

Students Win Internship and Fellowship

March 12, 2013

Senior Billy Broderick has been named a 2013 Luce Scholar and junior Molly Martorella has been awarded a summer internship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.