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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, Religious Studies, 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.



2017 CHFThe 2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival explored from a humanistic perspective the impact of immigration across time and within our own time through a series of coordinated events, including lectures, exhibits, theatrical performances, academic symposia, tours, and films.




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Free Arts and Culture Tickets Available for Undergraduate Students

Date posted: October 20th, 2017

The Baker-Nord Center is administering a free arts and culture ticket program generously funded by The Kulas Foundation. 
Free passes are available for any regular film showing at Cinematheque (some special events excluded). …Read more.

Former Baker-Nord Visiting Fellow is Tom Petty Biographer

Date posted: October 6th, 2017

Warren Zanes, Tom Petty’s biographer, was a Baker-Nord Visiting Fellow during the 2005-2006 academic year when the Center’s programming theme was “Childhoods”.  Click HERE to read his Rolling Stone article that looks back on his 30-year friendship with Petty. …Read more.

Duffin selected as CWRU Distinguished University Professor

Date posted: May 5th, 2017

Ross Duffin (center), Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music, with President Barbara Snyder, Provost Bud Baeslack, Dean Cyrus Taylor and colleagues, students, and friends in Harkness Chapel on April 28, when President Snyder notified him that he had been selected as the newest Distinguished University Professor.” …Read more.

Musicology Graduate Students Receive Awards

Date posted: April 11th, 2017

Peter Graff has been awarded an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. The award is given by the American Musicological Society to up to 3 graduate students annually. …Read more.

2017 Undergraduate Humanities Award Announced

Date posted: April 4th, 2017

Undergraduate Humanities Prize
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will offer a $500 prize recognizing exceptional achievement in a capstone project or senior paper in conjunction with a humanities course in the following departments: Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theater.  …Read more.


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Cleveland Humanities Festival

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