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

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 20
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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 the Successf...

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
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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 Last August, he had his offer of employment with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded when he made a series of tweets that sharply criticized the Israeli government during Operation Pro...

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
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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 in ...

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
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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 released an article in The American Historian titled “Beyond ‘Self-Congratulatory Celebration’: Complicating Civil Rights Ann...

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
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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 and other methods to investigate ...

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

Elizabeth Dobbins
November 7
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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 in Academic Writing.” Karega-Mason sat down with the Review to discuss the perception of black lang...

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
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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 fas...

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
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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 Library at 4 p.m. and another in the Ken- dal at Oberlin Haiser Auditorium at 7 p.m. He sat down with...

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
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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 Atm...

Off the Cuff: Gilda Rodríguez, visiting assistant professor of Comparative American Studies and recent keynote speaker

Off the Cuff: Gilda Rodríguez, visiting assistant professor of Comparative American Studies and recent keynote speaker

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
September 26
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Oberlin Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Politics Gilda Rodríguez participated in the Sept. 24 Comparative American Studies Keyword: Citizenship panel discussion. Rodríguez joined fellow Oberlin professors Steven Williams, Harrod Suarez and Gina Pérez in Wilder 101 t...

Off the Cuff: Frank A. Farris, professor of mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
September 19
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Frank A. Farris, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University, is a mathematical artist and author of the upcoming book Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns. His talk on Thursday, titled “Seeing Symmetry: A Talk About a Mathematical Art Show,”...

Off the Cuff: Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, human rights activist and best-selling author

Off the Cuff: Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, human rights activist and best-selling author

Madeline Stocker, News Editor
September 12
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Human rights activist and Sierra Leonean author, Ishmael Beah, OC ’04, rose to fame with his best-selling memoir A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. One of the world’s leading advocates for children affected by war,  Beah sat down with the Review to discuss his rehabilitation experienc...

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