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Go Forth

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Seven hundred graduates took part in commencement exercises during a sunny morning on Monday, May 22. Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, was the speaker for the college’s 184th commencement ceremony. The Class of 2017, which included graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and Oberlin Conservatory, listened as Walker encouraged them to change the tone of the public discourse and seek to empathize with others. “Our differences have always been a part of the American experiment for better or worse. We must make an effort to accept and understand that difference, not ignore it.”

Forrest Rose Honored with YB Staff Award

May 18, 2017

Forrest Rose, a staff member of nearly eleven years, is the recipient of the Yeworkwha Belachew (YB) Staff Award. This award is given annually to an Oberlin College staff member who has “gone above and beyond in service to the college.”


Content Management System Now Operational

May 15, 2017

Issues relating to the college’s Content Management System (dotCMS) have been resolved. Should you still have problems accessing the site or have a question, contact the webteam@oberlin.edu.

Content Management System (CMS) Down

May 15, 2017

The college website, referred to as dotCMS, is experiencing technical issues. Persons attempting to log in to the site are not able to access the site at this time. We will notify the campus once the issue is resolved. We appreciate your patience. Please direct your questions to the webteam@oberlin.edu.

Summer Bowling Returns – Sign Up Now!

May 10, 2017

For Staff, Faculty and Students Working on Campus this Summer

Have some fun this summer by joining the Oberlin Summer Bowling League. All levels of ability are welcome!

Teams of 3 bowlers will compete once a week at College Lanes, either during lunchtime or after work. Scores will be handicapped to ensure a level playing field. The cost each week will be $3 per person, which includes shoe rental. And of course, there will be prizes!

The league will run from the beginning of June through mid-August. Your team will bowl on either Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30, starting June 1, or Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00, starting June 2.

New to bowling or need a refresher? Tom Reid will hold free instruction sessions on Thursday, May 25 from 4:30-5:30, and Friday, May 26 from 12:00-1:00. Feel free to drop by!

So round up your team of 3 bowlers, come up with a fun name for the team, and submit the online signup form by May 19. If you are looking for teammates, you can sign up as an individual and we'll put you in touch with others who are looking. And if you want to bowl but can't commit for the full season, you can sign up as an individual and indicate that you're available as a substitute.

For more details and to sign up, go to go.oberlin.edu/summerbowling.

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Released

July 10, 2015

Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft's first update to the software since 2011, is now available. As part of CIT's campus-wide Office 365 offering, all students, faculty, and staff can download and install the update for free on up to 5 Macs in addition to 5 tablets or iPads.

Users should be warned, however, that the software requires over 6 Gb of free hard drive space; if you're lacking room on your drive, do some disk cleanup before installing.

To start the download, visit http://portal.office.com and enter your Oberlin email address and password.

Be sure to enter your email address in the form "jdoe@oberlin.edu," not "jane.doe@oberlin.edu."

If you run into problems downloading or installing Office 2016, please email the CIT Help Desk at cit@oberlin.edu, visit us in the Academic Commons (Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM–noon and 1:00–4:30 PM), or call 440-775-8197.

Online Directory Updated

Feb. 9, 2015

The searchable directory at new.oberlin.edu/home/directory.dot has been updated for Spring semester. Please check your listing to ensure it's accurate.

These listings are drawn from the Banner information system. To update your information, contact Human Resources (faculty and staff) or the Registrar (students).

Faculty/Staff Notes

Shelley Lee Gives Lecture

May 18, 2017

Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, gave a lecture to the history department at University of Denver entitled: “Immigration and History in the Age of Trump.” The talk on May 17, 2017, reflected her work as a historian of immigration and role as a citizen in the current political moment. It also built upon recent public intellectual and activist work in which Lee has engaged.

Richard M. Salter Presents, Collaborates

May 18, 2017

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Richard M. Salter joined his colleague, Professor of Environmental Science Wayne M. Getz (University of California, Berkeley) to present a week-long workshop at Hong Kong University. The workshop entitled "Population Modeling/Quantitative Ecology Workshop using the NOVA Computational Software Platform," presented the mathematical techniques used in population modeling and demography, as well as resource, movement, and disease ecology, and showed how they can be applied to simulations created with Salter's Nova modeling system. Attendees were able to obtain hands-on experience with the new Nova 3 version of the software, which will make its appearance in Oberlin in the fall.

Salter is also continuing his collaboration with Oberlin College Professor of Psychology Nancy Darling. The pair are putting the finishing touches on a chapter that will appear in an upcoming book on collaborative modeling.

Elizabeth Hamilton Delivers Keynote Address

May 18, 2017

Associate Professor of German Elizabeth Hamilton delivered the keynote address at Bates College's May Conference on May 12, 2017. Hamilton's talk was titled "Universal Design and the Architecture of the Liberal Arts." This year's theme for the annual meeting on pedagogy and curricular design was "Beyond Compliance." The conference included small-group workshops on syllabus design and a student panel on learning styles and barriers to academic progress.

Lynn Powell Awarded

May 18, 2017

Lynn Powell, director of Oberlin Writers-in-the-Schools (WITS) in the Creative Writing Program, has been awarded the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her third collection of poems, Season of the Second Thought. Her book will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in the fall of 2017.

Alysia Ramos Performs Duet

May 18, 2017

Assistant Professor of Dance Alysia Ramos performed her duet "Time Certainties Peace" at The Ohio Dance Festival on April 29, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. This work, inspired by Paolo Coelho's text "The Good Fight" was made in collaboration with Ghanaian dancer Mustapha Braimah. Through dance and text, the work addresses the challenge of enduring in the fight for one's dreams in spite of obstacles both without and within. Oberlin Conservatory students Aliya Ultan (cello) and Patrick Graney (percussion) composed and performed musical accompaniment for the piece.




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