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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, 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.

Read CWRU President Barbara Snyder’s comments on the importance of studying the humanities.


2017 CHFThe 2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival will explore 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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Broich Receives BNC Faculty Fellowship

Date posted: December 19th, 2016

Thanks to a BNC Faculty Fellowship, Associate Professor of History John Broich will be working full-time on a new book this spring. It focuses on WWII in the Middle East and India in 1941. …Read more.

2017 Martin Luther King Essay Reflection Competition Announced

Date posted: November 28th, 2016

The MLK Reflection Competition seeks poetry, short stories, art, photography, music, and media as well as essays. First and Second place winners will be chosen from the categories of Written and Non-Written expression, and the awarding of Honorable Mentions will be at the discretion of the judges. …Read more.

Jenifer Neils Receives 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities

Date posted: September 26th, 2016

Jenifer Neils, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts in the Department of Classics, is the recipient of the 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities.  …Read more.

Lisa Nielson Wins a 2016 J. Bruce Jackson Award

Date posted: May 11th, 2016

Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow Lisa Nielson is one of the winners of the 2016 J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. Nielson previously has received the Richard A. …Read more.

Jim Sheeler Receives 2016 Wittke Award

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.

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