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Oberlin College Joins Leaders From Across the United States Affirming a Commitment to Global Climate Action

December 11, 2020

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December 12, 2020, marks the five-year anniversary of the world coming together to sign on to the Paris Agreement for global climate action. To commemorate this moment, Oberlin College has joined more than one thousand leaders from local governments, businesses, tribal communities, and other institutions across the country as a signatory of the ‘‘America Is All In’’ joint statement.
Three solar array panels unclose in grass field.

Eight summer research fellows collaborate on Cleveland Environmental Dashboard Project

October 20, 2020

Youssouf Doumbia

Eight students, working from locations across the country, joined with Professor John Petersen and Project Manager Rowan Hannan to play a critical role in advancing the development of the Cleveland Environmental Dashboard project, which was recently awarded its third round of funding from the Cleveland Foundation.
Screenshot of 10 people in Zoom meeting.

Winter Term: Psychological Factors on COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Yvonne Gay

Many areas of the country saw significant drops in pollution levels when stay-at-home orders were put in place several months ago. The effects on the atmosphere suggested to Devin Williams ’21 that there might be other factors to investigate. He joined a team of students who assisted Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz in a project that would lead to the study of COVID-19 on psychological factors.
A lake with the reflection of trees.

Winter Term: Butterflies, One of Nature’s Flashiest Pollinators

September 14, 2020

Yvonne Gay

Mary Perchlik adores butterflies. That interest led to her month-long project in August, which combined the study of butterflies on a species level while maintaining a broader focus on environmental systems that support butterflies and their interactions between different plants, insects, and habitats.
A girl stands in an open window.

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