KENYON COLLEGE NEWS



Democracy Abroad
Top-tier diplomats, foreign policy experts and former White House officials will gather at Kenyon College on April 12-14 to discuss the role of the United States in promoting democracy around the world.


Top Spot in Research
Research interests in mathematics and biology add up to a spot at the elite Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories summer Undergraduate Research Program this year for Nathan Huey '14.


Wild About Harry
The monsters and magical creatures of the Harry Potter saga are tethered to reality in the traveling exhibition "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" now on display at the Olin Library.


Epstein '70 on the Hill
Kenyon students are learning the craft of advanced poetry writing and exploring the art of modern American poetry this semester with award-winning poet, biographer, and dramatist Daniel Mark Epstein'70, the 2012 Richard L. Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing.


Frack Talk
Rhonda Reda will provide an industry perspective on oil and gas exploration and fracking in Ohio on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall.


Working in Wood
Wood has been a source of strength for the Knox County community since pioneer days, and the many ways it has been used, from agriculture to art, will be explored in a discussion at Kenyon called "Working in Wood."


Leaders and Winners
The College has selected four students accomplished in the classroom and active in community service as winners of the Franklin Miller Award.


High Note
A spring-break road trip for 53 Kenyon students will take them to seven cities in seven days, stopping along the way to make some beautiful music.


Alumna Celebrates Oscar
Oorlagh George '02 celebrated an Academy Award last night in Los Angeles, winning as the producer for the live action short The Shore, which was written and directed by her father, Terry George.


All You Can Be
Human rights activist and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Adam Swartzbaugh visits Kenyon on Friday, February 17, to share his thoughts on changing the world.


Big Show, Big Boi
Hip-hop artist Big Boi is coming to Kenyon for Summer Sendoff. The annual rite of spring and senior farewell celebrates the end of the academic year and takes place on Friday, April 27.


Islam's Diverse Paths
Muslim homosexuality. Mystical poetry from the thirteenth century. And, yes, even in-your-face punk rockers.


Jazz Gems
The Kenyon College Jazz Ensemble brings a free concert for all ears to Rosse Hall on Friday, February 3.


Hamlet Takes the Stage
After more than forty years, Hamlet by William Shakespeare returns to the Kenyon stage on February 2.


Eat Local
The national trend of eating local food and supporting local farmers has had a head start at Kenyon.


The Stem-Cell Frontier
Can scientists develop a drug that would increase the number of stem cells in human umbilical-cord blood, which is vital in transplant medicine?


Sundance Kids
Among those receiving accolades at this year's Sundance Film Festival are a Kenyon sophomore and Allison Janney '82 and Josh Radnor '96, two of Kenyon's most successful drama alumni.


The Right Direction
The Department of Dance, Drama, and Film presents Collected Stories and The Baltimore Waltz, with two performances each on alternating days starting on Thursday, January 26.


Research Internships
Six Kenyon students will have the opportunity to conduct cancer research this summer in internships at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute.


Pelotonia Partner
Kenyon will host hundreds of bicycle riders in August as the campus becomes the new overnight destination for Pelotonia, the Ohio bike tour that has raised more than $25 million for cancer research in three years.


"Marching On"
Planners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Dialogue in 2012 intend to explore many dimensions of the King legacy.


Mourning Kathryn Currier
The Kenyon community is mourning Kathryn E. Currier '15, who died today after becoming ill on Wednesday.


Singing with the Don
A new professional production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, to be presented in Columbus this weekend, will soar with voices from the Hill.


NEA Boosts Kenyon Review
The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded The Kenyon Review a $10,000 Art Works grant to support print and online publishing and marketing.


Ladies Dancing, Lords A Leaping
"Eternal glory" is the prize for the champions of Dancing with the Kenyon Stars, said Georgina Leslie '12, but the real winners will be Russian orphans.