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Media Tip Sheet: March 5, 2019

March 6, 2019
Communications Staff
Image of Bosworth Hall Exterior Column
A carved feature on a Bosworth Hall exterior column. Photo credit: Gregory Pendolino

News:

Students and Faculty Travel to China through Grant Funded by Henry Luce Foundation
The Luce Initiative on Asian Studies (LIASE) implementation grant from the Henry Luce Foundation emphasizes integrative approaches to confronting environmental problems. {Read more}

A Conversation with Matthew Bahar, Assistant Professor of History
A historian of early America, Bahar specializes in American Indian, imperial, and maritime history during the colonial period. {Read more}

Before and After the Storm: Geology Research Offers Rare View of Erosion in the Caribbean
Associate Professor of Geology Amanda Schmidt and her students are analyzing data in a collaborative research project that measures the impact of a category 5 hurricane on the island nation of Dominica. {Read more}

Q&A with Abby Cheng ’20, Captain of Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team
Double-degree student Abby Cheng has been selected to play on the Women’s National Team at the WFDF Ultimate Frisbee Championships this summer in Heidelberg, Germany. {Read more}

Events:

Global Issues Symposium: Former Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, March 7
This panel talk, “Militarization and Demilitarization on the Korean Peninsula,” will be presented by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. The talk is part of a panel titled "Militarized East Asia." Stephens will also give a separate talk 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, in Dye Lecture Hall.
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, March 7
Location: Craig Lecture Hall, 119 Woodland St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Concert: Rafiq Bhatia '10, March 8
New York composer and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia's music has been described by the New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected.” Bhatia’s debut album as a producer, Breaking English, sets out to challenge existing music vocabulary with a language of its own. He brings his globe-spanning mix of twisted rock, warped jazz, and electronics to campus for a performance at the 'Sco.
Time: 9 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 8
Location: Dionysus Club (the ’Sco), 135 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074

Oberlin Opera Theater: The Dialogues of the Carmelites, March 13-17
Francis Poulenc found himself fascinated by the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, the Carmelite nuns who were guillotined during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror for refusing to abandon their vocation. Poulenc’s libretto, after a play by Georges Bernanos, presents a fictionalized version of the story of these brave women who faced their fate together, singing in defiant unison as one by one they ascended the scaffold.
Performances: 8 p.m. March 13, 14, 15, 16; 2 p.m. March 17
Location: Hall Auditorium, 67 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH 44074
Admission: $10 public, $8 students

Contact:
Amanda Nagy
Oberlin College Office of Communications
440-775-5423
anagy@oberlin.edu

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