Longtime Faculty Member Offers Dance Scholarship to CWRU Students

Students in the Case Western Reserve University Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Dance Program now have the exclusive opportunity for a summer scholarship, thanks to the Cleveland Arts Prize: Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance. This scholarship, which was first awarded in 2006, is now limited to Case Western Reserve students after previously being a national scholarship.

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Unconventional Internship Helps Student Grow Local Arts Scene

When junior art history/English major Rachel Hunt started her internship search, she went the traditional route, checking out the art museums in the area and waiting to hear back. But when things didn’t pan out, she didn’t agonize over what could have been. Instead, she got innovative and developed her own for-credit internship: She would ramp up her work at Ctownartparty, a local arts promotion and production company that helps innovative Clevelanders get their work showcased.

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Death Conquers in New Book by CWRU Art Historian

The macabre encounter of skeletons mocking the living has haunted Case Western Reserve University art historian Elina Gertsman’s imagination since childhood walks with her grandfather through the St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Estonia (now the Art Museum of Estonia). That childhood fascination led to Gertsman’s newly published book, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (Brepols, 2010), a rare and long-awaited volume on the subject.

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Unshackled from Earthly Roles, Women Become “Space Oddities” in CWRU Professor’s Book

Fifty-four years after the first screen portrayal of a human woman in space—in the 1929 German movie Woman in the Moon—the first female American astronaut, Sally Ride, took a real-life trip into space. For the most part, women were, as Case Western Reserve University Professor Marie Lathers describes, “grounded.” They were limited, especially in the post-World War II United States, to roles “in the home, kitchen or backyard.”

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