Oberlin College and Conservatory

Lectures/Symposia/Workshops Events

April 10 - 16, 2019

Wednesday, April 10

Senior Symposium Presentation Workshop Series | Organization

How do I structure a presentation to convey my arguments effectively? In Part II of the Senior Symposium Presentation Workshop Series, we will focus on the...

Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar Series: Robert Q. Thompson

As part of the department's seminar series, Oberlin's own Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Robert Q. Thompson will present his sabbatical report on...

Channing Joseph ’03: Narrative Journalism in an Age of Social Media

Hear award-winning journalist Channing Joseph ’03, who now teaches journalism at the University of Southern California, read from his recent work and offer...

Consent Month: Desirability and Consent in Marginalized Communities

This workshop will explore what identities society considers conventionally attractive and desirable. From that conversation, we will work to deconstruct the...

Thursday, April 11

Christian Supremacy and the Erosion of Justice: Reproductive Rights Target #1

The Mead-Swing Lecture features Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, who will address how elected officials at all levels of government have felt emboldened in their power...

Maytal Schmidt '10 - Sexual Assault: A Story of Healing and Forgiveness

Maytal Schmidt ’10 was sexually assaulted while she was a student at Oberlin. She pressed charges and the person who assaulted her was ultimately...

Connect Cleveland/Innovation Bus: Visit Entrepreneurs and Blockland Professionals

Get on the Innovation Bus to Cleveland to meet entrepreneurs in a range of different startups. Hear from a leader in Cleveland's very exciting BLOCKLAND...

Maytal Schmidt ’10 - A Workshop on Consent and the Abuse of Power

This workshop will epxlain consent and how it is often abused. It will also explore root causes of sexual offending as well as how therapy can engage people...

Friday, April 12

The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Laurence M. Ball, speaker

The bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers was the pivotal event of the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed. Ever since...

Biology Seminar "Polycomb Genes in Skin Development"

Sai Thulabandu, PhD student, from Case Western Reserve University will speak on "Polycomb Genes in Skin Development." Sponsored by the Department of Biology.

Story of Peace - Hiroshima Bomb Survivor Shigeko Sasamori

Shigeko Sasamori was 14 years old in 1945 when the bomb exploded on August 6 in Hiroshima. Although she was 2 miles away from the hypocenter and sustained...

Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and Inequality in America

The Oscar Jaszi Memorial Lecture will feature Daniel Q. Gillion on the topic “Governing with Words: The Political Dialogue on Race, Public Policy, and...

Monday, April 15

An Evening with Susan Orlean

New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean has been called “a national treasure” by the Washington Post. Her latest work, the instant bestseller The...

Niah Grimes - Liberatory Re-imagining: Envisioning Equitable Approaches to Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Niah Grimes (she/her/hers) is a nationally certified counselor, educator, and social justice advocate. Grimes is dedicated to dismantling interlocking...

Oberlin Accessibility Series with DJ Savarese

DJ Savarese ’17 is coming back to his alma mater for four whole days of programming, conversations, and screenings. DJ is a famous filmmaker, poet,...

Tuesday, April 16

Oberlin Accessibility Series with DJ Savarese

DJ Savarese ’17 is coming back to his alma mater for four whole days of programming, conversations, and screenings. DJ is a famous filmmaker, poet,...

Video and Livestreamed Q&A: Joey Savoie of Charity Entrepreneurship

Interested in entrepreneurship? Interested in working in NGOs? Not interested in moving back in with your parents post-graduation? Learn about how to combine...

The Power of the Center

Please join the art department for a lecture with Laura Battle, artist, painter, and professor of studio art at Bard College. Laura Battle lives in the...

April 10 - 16, 2019