This year’s The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition will be live streamed starting Saturday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Check out their Facebook page for the full schedule and highlights!
Oberlin Lambda Alumni are actively recruiting volunteers to help with planning for the affiliate group’s reunion taking place October 10-12, 2014. What ideas do you have? What topics should we discuss around the theme of Learning and Lambda? Would you like to be a featured contributor for one of our workshops?
What is Switchboard? Imagine Craigslist without creepiness, specific to the Oberlin community but less localized than the Oberlin classifieds. Switchboard allows students, alumni, faculty, and staff to help each other through asks (“I need something”) and offers (“I have something”) wherever they are in the world. Registration takes only a few moments and you can preview how the system works before signing up. Ma’ayan Plaut ’10 has written a helpful tutorial to highlight many of the features of Switchboard.
Thomas Riis ’73 has been confirmed by the Oberlin College Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term after winning the 2014 alumni trustee election. Following his graduation from Oberlin, Riis taught at the University of Georgia, where he developed the university’s first ethnomusicology courses. In 1992 he moved to the University of Colorado-Boulder to become director of its American Music Research Center and professor of musicology. Riis replaces trustee Jacob Gayle ’79, whose term concluded this spring. Photo courtesy of Thomas Riis.
If the oberlinfamilydinner tumblr isn’t the best thing out there right now, it’s most certainly the tastiest. Also this:
This is a how-to show of epic proportions that teaches you how to do the things you thinkyou already know how to do. Each episode of this hilariously dry-witted how-to adventure series, David Rees, humorist and self-made aficionado of the everyday, tackles unassuming tasks such as tying your shoes or making the perfect ice cube for your delicious beverages. Get to know the science and the history behind the seemingly mundane and uncover an unexpected appreciation for even the simplest of tasks. Think you already know everything there is to know about swatting a fly? Think again.
The first episode, How to Make an Ice Cube, airs tonight at 10pm Eastern.
This summer features faculty and staff celebrating Oberlin, a new alumni-elected trustee joining the Board of Trustees, and the Cooper International Piano Competition taking place in the Conservatory of Music. We also look ahead to this fall’s Lambda reunion, next spring’s alumni tour to Cuba, and a new service for alumni to connect with students and each other.
Here’s what’s happening around Tappan Square…