American Music Masters 2011
Celebrates Aretha Franklin
The legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will be honored as part of the 16th annual American Music Masters series, a collaboration between the college and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Each year, the two institutions present workshops, lectures, exhibits and other events that shine a new light on influential artists. This year’s weeklong program celebrating Franklin’s pioneering musical contributions begins Oct. 31 and culminates with a conference and dazzling tribute concert Nov. 5. Read how you can take part.
CWRU’s latest Distinguished University Professors include two from college
Robert W. Brown, Institute Professor in the Department of Physics, and Philip L. Taylor, Perkins Professor of Physics, recently were named Distinguished University Professors. Awarded at Fall Convocation, the designation represents the highest honor that CWRU bestows upon a member of the faculty. It is a permanent title that acknowledges full-time, tenured professors with exceptional records of teaching, scholarship and service. Read more.
CAS in the News
Ballet’s impact on fashion
explored in new book
A new book by Mary E. Davis, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Music, examines the work of ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of Ballets Russes, whose costumes transcended the stage to become designer haute couture in Paris in the early 1900s. Read more or listen to her interview on Off the Shelf.
The author of several books exploring the intersection of music and fashion, Davis recently was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times about the unorthodox dress of a piano soloist at a concert. Read more.
Professor receives Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award
Eva Kahana, the Pierce T. and Elizabeth D. Robson Professor of Professor of Humanities in the Department of Sociology, and director of the Elderly Care Research Center, has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award by the Gerontological Society of America—the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. Read more.
View photos from “Rising Stars,” a celebration of the 20th anniversary year of the Friends of Eldred Theater and the incoming CWRU/CPH MFA theater class of 2014.
Issue 9 / September 2011
Mathematics and physics major is CWRU’s new Spartan
Nicholas Barron, a second-year student majoring in mathematics and physics, has been selected to be the new CWRU Spartan. Read more.
A special kickoff to Alumni Weekend featuring a concert by the Goo Goo Dolls. Register now!
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Israelis and Palestinians: The Possibilities for Peace
History Associates and the Department of History present the 2011 Ubbelohde Lecture
Britain, the Written Constitution, and World History
Art Studio Gallery
Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 23, 5-7:30 p.m.
10.21.11 – Deadline date
Poetry Contest, Fall 2011
Sponsored by Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Museum of Art, the contest is open to poets of high school age and above; high school applicants are judged in their own category. Complete rules.
Fridays during fall 2011
Public Affairs Discussion Group
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2011 Alumni Weekend
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