The Cleveland Humanities Festival, a collaborative event coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, celebrates the great cultural institutions of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio dedicated to humanistic inquiry. This year’s festival, Immigration, will explore the challenges and opportunities created by the movement of people. The festival, which takes place March 23–April 3, will feature lectures, exhibits, theatrical performances, academic symposiums, tours and films. View the calendar of events.
Geoff Wedig (‘94, English and Math) and fellow software engineer Nicholas Apostoloff received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for developing a system that transfers facial performances by real-life actors to convincing digital characters. Wedig’s work can be seen on screen in Maleficent, TRON: Legacy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Night at the Museum 3. Read more.
Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, talks about her research into the biological adaptations that enable Tibetans and other populations to thrive in high-altitude environments. Read more.
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James Van Orman, professor and chair in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, comments on research that seeks to understand the conditions in which the moon was formed. Read More.
Richard Pannullo, class of 2020, is a Baker-Nord Scholar who intends to major in the humanities. During his first year as an undergraduate, he’s become heavily involved in student theater and has used his time at CWRU to further explore his many interests. Read more.
Students, faculty and staff got a taste of summer AND winter at Polar Party, this year’s all-college event, which was held on a balmy 68-degree February day. The event featured a surfing simulator, photo booth, live music by the CWRU Popular Music Ensemble and an appearance by Casey the Carp(e)—the mascot of Summer Session. View the event photos here.
In the fall of 2015, Case Western Reserve celebrated the opening of the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, the result of an innovative partnership between the university and the congregation of a historic Cleveland synagogue. Following a major renovation, the Temple sanctuary, Silver Hall, has become a venue for music, lectures and other forms of cultural enrichment.
For Phase Two of the Maltz Center project, we envision new facilities for all of the college’s performing arts programs: music, dance and theater. Our preliminary plans include rehearsal studios, practice rooms, and costume and scene shops—all with state-of-the-art technology to foster the kind of in-depth learning, creativity and innovation that will enrich our students’ learning experience and contribute to our overall academic environment.
For more information about how to become engaged and support the Maltz Performing Arts Center, please contact Elizabeth Klein, national development director for the College of Arts and Sciences, at 216.368.5764 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
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