Thursday, October 28, 2010

Commiserate or Celebrate on Election Night in Azariah's

Come watch the election returns on the big-screen TV in Azariah's on Tuesday, November 2nd starting at 9pm. Whether you've backed a winner or a loser it will be good to be with friends.

(and don't forget to vote...)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

20 heroic librarians who save the world

"If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes. Here are 20 amazing librarians who save the world every day!"

Friday, October 22, 2010

Have questions about voting in Ohio?

Check out! This is a service of the Ohio Secretary of State that is "an all-in-one stop for college students, their parents, college administrators and students organizations, who seek information about the voting process in the State of Ohio." Whether you are an out-of-state student attending school in Ohio, or you are an Ohio resident attending school out of state and want to vote in Ohio elections, has the info you are looking for. You can also learn about registering to vote, becoming a poll worker, participating in voter education programs and much more. Check it out!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Study Breaks in Mudd!

The Center for Leadership in Health Promotion is sponsoring study breaks in Mudd this week.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5 pm and 11 pm, join the fun for one-song Dance Parties in the Academic Commons. Relieve stress, move your body & have fun! Participation encouraged but not required. Make your song requests to Jackie Mostow (

On Tuesday evening from 8:15 to 10:15 pm, stop down on the A-Level for a study break
- Snacks - art therapy - $2 massages - stretching - relaxation

On Wednesday evening at 10:00 pm, enjoy the a cappella study break outside under the ramp

Open Access Week 2010

Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2010, as thousands of scholars, faculty, and students in nearly 90 countries worldwide participate in events to raise awareness and advance understanding of the benefits of Open Access (OA) to scholarly research. In November, 2009 the Oberlin College General Faculty Open Access resolution was passed unanimously and this fall the OberlinScholarshipOA institutional respository of scholarly articles is set to debut. Many recent OC student honors papers have already been published in an openly accessible manner on the OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation website.

This week's activities feature the voices of top researchers who have stepped forward with first-hand accounts of how Open Access to research has positively impacted them and their ability to do their work. A video inaugurating Open Access Week can be viewed online on any day during OA Week. In this 20 minute video Pioneering Open Access advocate Dr. Harold Varmus, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who currently directs the U.S. National Cancer Institute, is joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a biophysicist and open research advocate; Dr. Mona Nemer, professor and vice-president for research at the University of Ottawa; Dr. Roger Wakimoto, Director of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research; and a host of other leading researchers from around the globe.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Extended hours for A-Level and Scholar Studies

The A-Level and Scholar Studies will be open continuously beginning Sunday night, October 17 and continuing until closing at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The card swipe will remain active until 8 a.m. each morning (10 on Saturday).

Even though we're open, please consider taking regular breaks for sleep, meals, and showering!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Faculty Book Talk by Kirk Ormand

Kirk Ormand, Associate Professor of Classics, will speak on Wednesday, October 13th at 4:30 in Mudd 050 about his new book: Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome.

Book Sale at the Oberlin Public Library

Support the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library by shopping at the Fall 2010 book sale Wednesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 17.

Thousands of books will be for sale at great prices, including children's books, fiction, reference, biography, and more. The Friends' Pre-Sale is Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and anyone can become a member at the door. The sale continues Thursday 10:00-8:00, Friday and Saturday 10:00-5:00, and Sunday 1:00-3:00. Books are 1/2 price or $5/bag beginning Saturday at noon and all items are free on Sunday. Shoppers will also enjoy the special book corner of premium books and raffles for authographed books by Clive Cussler.

The sale is at the Oberlin Public Library at 65 S. Main Street.

Electronic scanners will not be permitted. For more information contact Joe Luciano, 440-774-3808.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Library of Congress travelling exhibit

The Library of Congress' Gateway to Knowledge exhibit will be in Oberlin on October 11 and 12. Travelling cross-country in an 18-wheeler, this mobile exhibit is designed to bring the treasures of the Library of Congress to the public.

The truck will be set up on Professor Street in front of Peters and Cox, and will be open from 10 am - 6 pm both days. Be sure to stop by!