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Chilean printmaker Isabel Cauas will visit Otterbein University for a gallery talk and public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Grove St.

An exhibition of Cauas’ work, Impulsos Vertiginosos, runs through May 10. The exhibition explores landscape themes in recent monotypes and intaglio prints.

Cauas was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1966. She works predominantly in the medium of printmaking, but also in painting and metal smithing. Cauas has received several awards, recognitions and grants throughout her career.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday during Otterbein’s academic year. It is closed on holidays and university breaks.

For more information, call 614-818-9716.


The Pack Lecture Series and the Graduate School Symposium Series at Otterbein University will present a lecture by Robert Fefferman, dean of the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St.

The lecture, “A Journey to Infinity: An Encounter with Controversial Mathematics,” is free and open to the public.

 The lecture focuses on the work of mathematician Georg Cantor, who pioneered a new understanding of infinity more than 100 years ago. His discovery was met with criticism from the mathematical community.

 Fefferman is the Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. He has been dean of the Physical Sciences Division since 2003. He is a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and served as chairman of the mathematics department from 1995 to 2001.


Osuobeni takes first in Poetry Out Loud, Taribo Osuobeni, a senior at Westerville Central High School, has won the eighth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Ohio, hosted by the Ohio Arts Council at the Matesich Theatre on the campus of Ohio Dominican University.

The 18-year-old triumphed on Saturday, March 16, with recitations of On Quitting by Edgar Albert Guest, No Coward Soul is Mine by Emily Bronte and The Craftsman by Marcus B. Christian.

He won $300 and an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest in Washington, D.C., April 29-30. Westerville Central received a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books for its library.

The competition starts at the classroom level where more than 7,000 students participated in their school contests this year.

Students memorize a poem and recite it before a panel of judges who score them in the following areas: physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding, accuracy and overall performance.