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2016 Undergraduate Humanities Prize Announced

Date posted: March 23rd, 2016

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 such as Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theater.  …Read more.

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Howe Selected as “Young Scholar in American Religion”

Date posted: February 18th, 2016

Justine Howe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. was recently selected as one of ten “Young Scholars in American Religion” by the Center for Religion and American Culture at Indiana University. …Read more.

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English Professor Interviewed on “Whad’Ya Know”

Date posted: January 19th, 2016

English professor Michael W. Clune was interviewed by Michael Feldman on his national public radio show, “Whad’Ya Know,” about Clune’s critically acclaimed new book, Gamelife. They spoke about the relation between numbers and literature, the challenges of writing about childhood, and the importance of humanities education.   …Read more.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Announced

Date posted: November 17th, 2015

The Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest invites all current Case Western Reserve University and Cuyahoga Community College students, faculty/administrators, and staff to submit entries to this year’s contest.  The deadline for submission has been extended until January 22, 2016 by 5 pm.   …Read more.

CWRU Engineering Student Defends the Humanities

Date posted: November 6th, 2015

The Observer, CWRU’s student newspaper, carries an editorial defending the humanities.  The editorial, written by second year electrical engineering major Rishi Solanki, can be read HERE. …Read more.

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Dunn Event

2015 Anisfield-Wolf Winner Lectures on Campus

Date posted: September 15th, 2015

On Wednesday, September 9, more than 200 people attended the lecture in Ford Auditorium by Professor Richard Dunn of the University of Pennsylvania, winner of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Award in Non-Fiction.   …Read more.

Clune Appears on “All Things Considered”

Date posted: September 14th, 2015

English professor Michael W. Clune was interviewed by NPR’s “All Things Considered” about his new book, Gamelife. The book tells the story of his childhood through the lens of seven early computer games. …Read more.

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Beal Receives NEH Public Scholar Award

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, is one of 36 authors to win the new NEH fellowship, which aims to promote well-researched books for general audiences. His book, Revelation: A Biography (Princeton University Press), will offer a cultural history of the New Testament book of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled, exploring the many, often wildly contradictory lives of this strangely familiar, sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. …Read more.

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Popkin Part of Team Awarded $300,000 NEH Grant

Date posted: August 20th, 2015

Maggie Popkin, assistant professor of art history, is a principle investigator on a team of scholars who have received a three-year, $300,000 collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support archaeological research in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods in Samothrace, Greece. …Read more.

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NEH Funds “How Medicine Became Modern” at the Dittrick Medical History Center

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will fund “How Medicine Became Modern,” an interactive digital history exhibit in development at the Dittick. In January, James Edmonson and Brandy Schillace filed an application for NEH support under the category of “Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants.” On Friday July 24 the NEH contacted Dittrick Chief Curator Edmonson informally with good news, and the official announcement of 2015 award recipients, including the Dittrick, went public on Tuesday July 28. …Read more.

Two Faculty Members Named American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members recently joined the ranks of the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellows. Elina Gertsman, associate professor of art history, and Daniel Goldmark, associate professor of music, were elected to this year’s 70-member class from more than 1,000 nominees. …Read more.

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Steinberg wins 2015 PROSE Award:

Date posted: August 19th, 2015

Ted Steinberg’s Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York (Simon & Schuster, 2014) is the winner of the 2015 PROSE Award of the American Association of Publishers in the U.S. …Read more.

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