Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spider Man

Spider Man?  On Broadway?  Yep.  That's what Bono, the Edge, and Julie Taymor, OC '74 thought when they created their new Broadway hit.
Check out the official website, a feature on 60 Minutes, or some pictures (like this one) taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Scientific Ohioan

Nearby Cleveland, although not as widely known as New York or Washington, D.C. for its museums or for being as "brainy" as Boston or San Francisco, has wonderfully rich cultural landmarks.  One of these is the Museum of Natural History, where a paleontologist has recently discovered a new kind of dinosaur.

And from right here in Oberlin, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, '00, an Astrobiology/Exobiology fellow at NASA has just found that yes, there could be other forms of life in the universe (or at least in highly undesirable places here on Earth).   While at Oberlin, Dr. Wolfe-Simon majored in Biology, Chemistry, AND Oboe Performance.  She then went on to Rutgers for her Ph.D. in Oceanography.