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Announcing the 2018 Shansi Fellows

Congratulations to the 2018 Oberlin Shansi Fellows! Seven Oberlin students have been selected as new Shansi Fellows for 2018. Five graduating seniors and two recent graduates will head to China, India, Indonesia, and Japan this summer for intensive language study before embarking on their two-year Fellowships (with one exception – the Fellow at Beijing Normal University is appointed for only one year). These adventurous Obies will work with NGOs, universities, and in the case of the new Independent Fellow, with a social enterprise. The newly selected Fellows are Andrew Boor ’18, Austin Cope ‘15, Sydney Garvis ’18, Radia Lahlou ‘18, Jingyi Laura Li ’18, Xin Jenny Luan ‘18, and Leah Wood ‘16.

Info Session on Winter Term 2019 Trips to Asia

Thinking about Winter Term 2019? Interested in Asia and the environment? Next year, there will be two study trips to Asia in Winter Term 2019! Come learn more at an info session next week. Professor Amanda Schmidt (Geology) will present on the "Parks & Environment in Sichuan China," which will take place in China. Professor Tania Boster (Bonner Center) will discuss "Community-Based Environmental Studies: Hong Kong," which will take place in Hong Kong. Lunch is provided, and students from all majors are welcome. Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 12:20-1:15pm Location: Severance 108 For information, please email ann.sherif@oberlin.edu Sponsored by LIASE (Luce Initiative)

Public Talk: Cinematic Bombay — Contingency, Crisis, and Decay

Please join us for a talk on Thursday, April 26th at 4:30pm in AJLC 120 given by Professor Ranjani Mazumdar. This presentation will look at the refractions of contemporary city of Bombay, India, through three unusual films of the recent past. It is part of the Global Issues Symposium. Ranjani Mazumdar is professor of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her publications focus on urban cultures, popular cinema, gender and the cinematic city. She is the author of Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City (2007) and coeditor with Neepa Majumdar of the forthcoming Wiley Blackwell’s A Companion to Indian Cinema. She has also worked as a documentary filmmak

Indonesia Winter Term Trip Presentation

On Tuesday, April 3, The Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment will host an interesting presentation by the students and faculty participants in a Winter Term trip to Indonesia this past January. Four faculty and eight students visited Banda Aceh and Yogyakarta to explore "Cultural Response to Natural Disasters: Banda Aceh Tsunami & Merapi Eruptions in Indonesia." They worked closely with Shansi's partner universities in both places. The talk will take place TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 3rd, at 12:20pm in Severance 108. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The Winter Term was sponsored by Geology, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and the LIASE Luce Initiative on Asian Stud

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