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Tex-Mex Bike Ride Reveals Character of a Country

nine hours ago

In the fall of 2016, Allen Memorial Art Museum staff member Michael Reynolds cycled from El Paso, Texas to Veracruz, Mexico. Reynolds documented his journey and made a film about the people he met during his travels. His film will screen at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the meeting house at First Church in Oberlin.

LaunchU Awards Three Ventures a Total of $45,000

four days ago

Three teams of entrepreneurs were awarded a total of $45,000 during the LaunchU pitch competition on Saturday, March 4. The program stewards Oberlin students, alumni, faculty, and staff entrepreneurs through business-model innovation curriculum and prepares them to launch a venture.

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At the Intersection of Culture and Politics: AAArt Collective

five days ago

Spoken word artist Troy Osaki, whose work covers themes of immigration, war, police, white supremacy, and resistance, performs at Cat in the Cream during the 2017 Asia America Art (AAArt) Collective. This biennial event includes two days of programs that highlight artists working across a broad range of mediums and who identify with, or are influenced by, the Asian/Pacific Islander Diaspora.


Shansi Prize nominations due 4/14/2017

March 16, 2017

Oberlin Shansi is looking to award the Shansi Prize to a graduating senior who has completed a significant project related to Asia.

The goal of the Shansi Prize is to recognize a student-produced exemplary work that is related to Asia and consistent with Shansi's values of mutual respect, learning, and exchange. Seniors from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work, including written work, research projects, artwork, Honors theses, Capstone projects, musical compositions, performance pieces, etc.

Stop by the Shansi Office in Peters 103 if you have any questions, or check out our website.

We look forward to your submissions! Deadline: April 14, 2017

Free Consent Posters!

March 13, 2017

Want a free consent poster for your dorm room, apartment, or office? Click here to claim your own. By the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Designed by Oberlin students Contact edi@oberlin.edu with any questions.

The Phyllis Jones Memorial Award

Feb. 21, 2017

The Phyllis Jones Fund was established through gifts from students, colleagues, and friends of Phyllis Jones (1945-1982). Phyllis Jones was a member of the English department and chair of the Women's Studies Committee during its first four formative years. She contributed bravely and profoundly to the education and growth of women in the college and community.

This annual award in her name recognizes and honors student work in areas related to Phyllis Jones's interests: women writers, minority women, women in the community, and the integration of personal and professional goals for women.


Application deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 Application can be found online at: http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/gender/prizes/jones/Jones%20app%202017.pdf

Overnight Vehicle Parking Reminders for Winter

Oct. 26, 2016

The Oberlin Police Department has requested that we remind our college community there is no overnight parking on city streets from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., between November 1 through April 1. City enforcement of this parking restriction may result in progressive fines and the potential of having vehicles towed from the street.

College community members who have current parking permits should utilize appropriate college parking lots during these hours. Please be mindful of college parking lot areas designated at Snow Emergency Parking spaces when the college's Snow Emergency Parking Plan in put into effect.

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.

Faculty/Staff Notes

Stephen FitzGerald Awarded Grant

March 2, 2017

Professor of Physics Stephen FitzGerald was awarded a three-year, $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his project entitled "RUI: Probing adsorbate interactions in metal-organic frameworks using site selective spectroscopy."  This research examines hydrogen storage for fuel-cell applications and isotope separation for chemical labeling, medical tracing, and heavy water moderators.  The grant provides funds for on-going student participation and the acquisition of a specialized mass-spectrometer.  

Gina Perez Authors Op-ed

Feb. 24, 2017

Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, has written an op-ed "In defense of Ohio's sanctuary cities." The article was published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Crystal Biruk Gives Lecture

Feb. 24, 2017

Crystal Biruk, assistant professor of anthropology, delivered an invited lecture on her forthcoming book Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World at Oxford College of Emory University on February 16, 2017.




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