Engaged Liberal Arts in Action
The Center for the Engaged Liberal Arts (CELA) at Oberlin empowers students to pursue experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Through programming, individual mentoring, and structured peer advising, CELA helps remove barriers to participation and guides students through transformative educational experiences so they can express their talents and thrive in a changing world.
Summer of Justice
Darius Butler explores human rights across three continents through a Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship.Read Full Story
From Art History Major to Marketing Manager
March 10, 2023
A series of marketing internships and a willingness to be open to new ideas paid off for Jessica Moskowitz, who handles media planning and buying of social media ads for Microsoft.
Winter Term Takes Obies Near and Far
January 9, 2023
Annual period of immersive study energizes Oberlin’s campus—and the far corners of the earth.
Oberlin's Center for Engaged Liberal Arts Extends Learning Beyond the Classroom
November 18, 2022
Located in Mudd Center’s lower level, the new complex of inter-related programs promotes experiential learning and strategic career development.
Marwan Ghanem '22 Receives Nexial Prize
July 18, 2022
Marwan Ghanem, a spring 2022 graduate with majors in biology and neuroscience, is this year’s winner of the Oberlin College Nexial Prize.
Vera Grace Menafee Receives Ping Student Service Award
July 12, 2022
Menafee’s dedication to service-learning projects in a Cleveland urban garden has been recognized by the Ohio Campus Compact.
Darielle Kennedy ’22 Enters Public Affairs Arena with Coro Fellowship
June 9, 2022
Darielle Kennedy says her coursework and leadership in Oberlin Student Senate has prepared her for her career journey.
Watson Fellowship Winner to Explore Grief and Loss Across Cultures
May 2, 2022
Molly Gleydura’s desire to understand the grieving process and gain strategies that will assist families with the loss of a child will take her to New Zealand, Senegal, El Salvador, and Ireland this summer on a Watson Fellowship.
Osama Abdelrahman ’23 Receives Davis Projects for Peace Award
April 28, 2022
Osama Abdelrahman is expanding an organization he founded to connect Egypt's high school students with purposeful extracurricular activities.
Iesha-LaShay Phillips ’22 Awarded Full Scholarship to Yale Law School
April 25, 2022
After earning full scholarships to nearly every law school she applied to, Iesha-LaShay Phillips ’22 has decided to pursue a fully funded law degree at Yale Law School in the fall.
Isabel Pfaff ’25 Illustrates Children’s Book
April 21, 2022
Isabel Pfaff has always enjoyed creating artistic work, seeing it as an “escape from reality.” Now her artwork can be an escape for others.
Jane Sedlak ’19 Studies the Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke
April 20, 2022
Jane Sedlak graduated from Oberlin College in 2019 with a degree in chemistry and was named the winner of Oberlin’s Nexial Prize. Given to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and an interest in cultural study, the Nexial Prize comes with a $50,000 award, which afforded Sedlak the opportunity following graduation to study art conservation at the Louvre in Paris. She is currently a graduate student at University of California San Diego.
The Pursuit of Research and Understanding How the Brain Works
March 15, 2022
David Shostak’20, a native of San Francisco, played four years on the varsity soccer team and graduated with a major in biology, a concentration in cognitive science, and a minor in environmental science. For the past two years, he has worked at a neurobiology lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In fall 2022, Shostak will begin working toward a PhD in neuroscience at the University of California San Francisco. Read more about Shostak in this After Oberlin Q&A.