Established with a generous gift of endowment from Eric and Jane Nord, the Baker-Nord Center is dedicated to:
• highlighting and celebrating the arts and humanities at CWRU (Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater) through public lectures, panels, performances, and special programs;
• supporting research and creative work in the arts and humanities through fellowships, grants, and symposia, as well as encouraging new and innovative directions in research and creativity, including the digital humanities;
• facilitating cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaborations among CWRU faculty and members of other cultural and educational institutions that address questions and problems of broad human interest, in and out of the academy.
The first annual Cleveland Humanities Festival explored the impact of war on society and culture. Institutions participating in the CHF explored the impact of war on society and culture through a series of coordinated events that considered, from a humanistic perspective, our capacity for brutality and the possibility of transcending it through the power of art.
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Date posted: May 10th, 2016
Jim Sheeler, Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing, will be honored at commencement with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Sheeler will receive the award along with Amy Absher, lecturer of history, on Sunday, May 15, during commencement ceremonies. …Read more.