CWRU’s Baker-Nord Program Introduces Visiting Ugandan Playwright

Few people live through being shot six times and having a grenade thrown at them. But George Seremba, Ugandan playwright and visiting professor in the Case Western Reserve University Department of English, endured and survived such a horrific event. People can hear about his experience and escape to Kenya during “George Seremba: Theater and the Poetics of Resistance,” a free, public event presented by Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and co-sponsored by The Cleveland Foundation and Cuyahoga County Public Library. Seremba will read excerpts from his play, Come Good Rain, on April 14 at 5 p.m. in Clark Hall 309.

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Theater Production Showcases Work of 25 Undergraduates

Case Western Reserve University’s Eldred Theater continues its 2010-11 drama series with Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play by Thornton Wilder. The undergraduate-driven show will run April 8-17. Our Town tells the story of the inhabitants of Grover’s Corners. It’s a heart-warming tale of an idealized Americana that explores the increasingly elusive meaning of community.

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Senior Awarded One of 14 Churchill Scholarships

Senior Stephen J. Fleming has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, enabling him to spend a year engaged in research at Churchill College, Cambridge University. The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States chose Fleming, from Crescent Springs, Ky., as one of 14 students from 103 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the prestigious scholarship this year.

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Framing Innocence Author to Speak at CWRU March 31

Oberlin author Lynn Powell turned to nonfiction for her latest work, Framing Innocence. The book tells the story of Oberlin resident Cynthia Stewart, who fought for her innocence after being accused of taking obscene photographs of her daughter Nora, 8, bathing. Powell will read from her book, published last fall, during a reading and discussion sponsored by the Department of English and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

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Arts and Sciences Faculty Receive NEH Grants

Two Case Western Reserve University scholars will work on book projects in 2011 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Georgia Cowart, professor of music, will work on Watteau’s Utopias of Music and Theater: Visions of a New France; while Theodore Steinberg, Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History and professor of law, will finish Environmental History of Greater New York, 1609-2009.

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