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Media Tip Sheet: April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019

Communications Staff

Picture of a board covered in posters
A poster board in King Hall.
Photo credit: William Rieter

For immediate release
April 3, 2019


LaunchU Awards $46,500 in Startup Funding to Students, Alumni, and Faculty
LaunchU has awarded $46,500 in startup funding to budding Oberlin entrepreneurs, and has awarded first place to a faculty team for the first time in the competition’s seven-year history. {Read more}

Emily Cohn ’17 to Have Feature Film Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
A 2017 creative writing graduate, Emily Cohn’s feature film, CRSHD, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring. {Read more}

Discovering a Path in Health Care: Maya Zeemont ’16
Neuroscience graduate Maya Zeemont ’16 will attend the Yale School of Nursing this fall. {Read more}

Convocation: A Conversation with Author David Sheff and son Nic Sheff, April 11
David Sheff, author of the book Beautiful Boy, and his son Nic will give a convocation talk in Finney Chapel. Their story is portrayed in the 2018 film by the same name. The film was adapted from David Sheff's book and Nic's memoir, Tweak. The talk will be moderated by Kameron Dunbar '19. A book signing will follow the convocation. Free and open to the public.
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Date: Thursday, April 11
Location: Finney Chapel, 90 N. Professor St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Oberlin Theater: Body of Bourne, April 11-14
Through dramatized scenes, letters, and essays, Body of Bourne presents the biography of renowned writer and World War I pacifist Randolph Bourne, whose short but meaningful life was forever affected by his physical disabilities. From his timid childhood to his ascent as an impassioned social critic, Bourne’s journey takes him around the world, overcoming physical obstacles through his intellect and his friends. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Jason Dorwart.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13; 2 p.m. April 14
Location: Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater, 67 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Spring Back Dance Showcase, April 11-13
Presented each year, Fall Forward and Spring Back showcase student and sometimes faculty choreography. Chair and Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright will direct Spring Back.
Time: 8 p.m.
Dates: April 11, 12, 13
Location: Warner Main Space, 30 N. Professor St., Oberlin, Oh 44074
Admission: $5

An Evening with Susan Orlean, April 15
New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by the Washington Post. Her latest work, the instant bestseller The Library Book, explores the history, power, and future of these endangered institutions. The Library Book is told through the lens of Orlean’s quest to solve a notorious cold case: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986? A book signing will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.
Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m. 
Date: Monday, April 15
Location: Dye Lecture Hall (Science Center), 119 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Amanda Nagy
Oberlin College Office of Communications


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