Off the Cuff: Susan Ackerman, professor of religion, Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College

Off the Cuff: Susan Ackerman, professor of religion, Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 13, 2015
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Susan Ackerman is the Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion as well as a professor in Jewish studies and women’s and gender studies at Dartmouth College. Ackerman is also president of the American Schools of Oriental Research. She spent the past week at Oberlin giving three lectures that made... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Peter Mansoor, military historian and Iraq War colonel

Off the Cuff: Peter Mansoor, military historian and Iraq War colonel

Oliver Bok , News Editor
March 6, 2015
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Professor Peter Mansoor is the current Raymond E. Mason, Jr. chair of military history at the Ohio State University. Mansoor served in the early years of the Iraq war as the commanding officer of the 1st Armored Division of the 1st Brigade, before later serving as the executive officer to General... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Fred Kuwornu, filmmaker and activist

Elizabeth Dobbins , News Editor
February 27, 2015
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Fred Kuwornu, an Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist, visited Oberlin earlier this week as a part of Black History Month. His visit included the screening of several of his documentaries and a talk about his upcoming film Blaxploitalian. Kuwornu’s films explore little known histories... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Scott O. Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of psychology at Emory University and psychopathology expert

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 20, 2015
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Content Warning: The following interview contains ableist language, including discussion of terms used in the work of the interviewee. Scott O. Lilienfeld, Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of psychology at Emory University, will be presenting his talk “Beneath the Mask: The Search for... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Steven Salaita, pro-Palestinian activist and professor of American Indian studies

Off the Cuff: Steven Salaita, pro-Palestinian activist and professor of American Indian studies

Oliver Bok, News Editor
February 13, 2015
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Steven Salaita is a professor of English and American Indian studies and a pro-Palestinian activist. Last August, he had his offer of employment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded when he made a series of tweets that sharply criticized the Israeli government during Operation... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Eugene D. Schmiel, Civil War historian and author

Off the Cuff: Eugene D. Schmiel, Civil War historian and author

Oliver Bok, News Editor
February 6, 2015
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Eugene D. Schmiel first came to Oberlin in 1969 as a graduate student at the Ohio State University writing his dissertation about Jacob Dolson Cox, OC 1850, a Civil War general who left his papers to the College archives. Cox later became governor of Ohio and secretary of the interior. Schmeil worked... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies, and Comparative American Studies

Off the Cuff: Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies, and Comparative American Studies

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
December 12, 2014
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Renee Romano, professor of History, Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies and affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Institute, recently... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Eric Stover, law professor and faculty director of the Berkeley Human Rights Center

Off the Cuff: Eric Stover, law professor and faculty director of the Berkeley Human Rights Center

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
November 14, 2014
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University of California, Berkeley Adjunct Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Humans Rights Center Eric Stover presented the talk “The Long Game: Forced Disappearances, Land Mines and Child Soldiers” this Thursday. Stover has used forensic anthropology... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Dr. Joy Karega-Mason, assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Elizabeth Dobbins
November 7, 2014
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Dr. Joy Karega-Mason, assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition, gave a lecture this Thursday in Lord Lounge titled “Talkin’ Bout a Revolution: The Politics of Black Language Practices... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Pele IrangLaden, organizer for 15 Now Philadelphia’s student branch

Off the Cuff: Pele IrangLaden, organizer for 15 Now Philadelphia’s student branch

Madeline Stocker
October 31, 2014
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Pele IrangLaden is a campus coordinator, Temple University student and organizer for 15 Now Philadelphia’s student branch, a part of the greater 15 Now movement. The 15 Now campaign, which was launched in January by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant fights to raise the minimum wage for... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Michael Dirda, OC ’70, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic

Off the Cuff: Michael Dirda, OC ’70, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
October 10, 2014
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Michael Dirda OC ’70 is a Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic for The Washington Post, and a published author. Dirda will give two public talks this coming Thursday: one at the Oberlin Public... Read more »

Off the Cuff: Patrick Michaels and Judith Curry, climatologists, acclaimed authors and experts on climate change

Off the Cuff: Patrick Michaels and Judith Curry, climatologists, acclaimed authors and experts on climate change

Laura Paddock
October 3, 2014
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Patrick J. Michaels is the director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a contributing writer and reviewer of the United Nations Association of State Climatologists and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Judith Curry is a professor and former chair of the School of Earth and... Read more »