Oberlin College and Conservatory

Lectures/Symposia/Workshops Events

April 12 - 18, 2019

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...

Wednesday, April 17

Consent Month: Talking About Identity and Consent with the MRC

In this discussion-based workshop, we will be thinking through how having certain identities can impact the experiences of and the dynamics surrounding...

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,...

Persistence Overconfidence and Biased Memory — Evidence from Managers: David B. Huffman ’96

Persistence Overconfidence and Biased Memory: Evidence from Managers presented by David B. Huffman ’96, professor of economics, University of Pittsburgh. A...

Senior Symposium Presentation Workshop Series | Delivery

"How do I actually present the material at hand in a way that is compelling to the audience?" The primary focus of this workshop will be the actual practice...

Sixth Annual Jack Glazier Endowed Anthropology Lecture

‘‘Carework, Kingship, and Child Thriving in the Caribbean’’ is topic of lecture presented by Robin G. Nelson, assistant professor of anthropology at the...

Consent Month: Healing from Sexual Harm

Presented by staff from the Nord Center, this workshop will highlight common effects people experience from sexual harm and will discuss what recovery looks...

Unburying the Truth: Civil Rights Cold Cases and Why They Matter

Hank Klibanoff, a Pulitzer prize-winning author, journalist, and professor of practice at Emory University, discusses the importance of revisiting unsolved...

Thursday, April 18

Artist Lecture with Melissa Smedley

Please join the art department for an artist lecture with Melissa Smedley. Smedley is an artist, writer, and educator currently based in Salinas,...

Mathematics Department Talk: Robert Kelvey

Please help us welcome Robert Kelvey, visiting assistant professor of mathematics at the College of Wooster. His topic: “Knots, Links, and Projective...

Aral Sea: Tragedy and Secrets

The story of the death of the fourth largest lake in the world today is well known around the world. The Aral Sea was sacrificed for the glory of the cotton...

Classics+Women of Color: A Wiki-edit Session

Inspired by the Art+Feminism campaign, which works to improve the coverage of cis and transgender women, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia, this event aims...

Fashion’s Profiles: Clothes Shaping Bodies in Renaissance Italy

Please join the art department for a lecture with Timothy McCall, associate professor of art history and director of art history at Villanova...

Consent Month: Creating Space for Dialogue in Sex and Relationships

Whether you’re hooking up with someone for the first time or in a long-term relationship, communicating your feelings, needs, wants, and desires can be super...

Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past: Ellis W. Tallman

If you’ve got some money in the bank, chances are you’ve never seriously worried about not being able to withdraw it. But there was a time in the United...

Fourth Annual Toni Morrison Society Lecture at Oberlin

‘‘Writing Like a Jazz Musician: Form and Meaning in Toni Morrison's Jazz’’ is topic of the fourth annual Toni Morrison Society Lecture. Guest speaker will be...

Guest Workshop: Anne Lanzilotti ‘05, composer/violist

A guest workshop performance with Anne Lanzilotti ‘05, composer and violist. Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, viola Karl Larson, piano Anne Lanzilotti is one of...

April 12 - 18, 2019