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April 05, 2011

CWRU Students Take on Major Broadway Hit

Putting on one of the biggest Broadway shows of all time is a major undertaking for any theater troupe. Now, consider that the show in question, Rent, is being run completely by students from all majors who—in addition to running...

July 01, 2010

Last Son Takes Silver Ace Award at Las Vegas Film Festival

Bradley Ricca, the creator of the Superman movie Last Son, took honors -- the Silver Ace Award -- recently at the Las Vegas Film Festival for his independent film about the creation of the superhero.

May 18, 2010

Student Competes for Second Day on Popular Game Show

Campus members who watched Monday’s episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire already know Drew Scheeler made it up to the $7,500 question. He continued as a holdover contestant on today’s show, which aired this morning, by looking at the $10,000 question with all three lifelines left.

April 09, 2010

Mortality Weaves its Way Through CWRU Poet's Green Is The Orator

With the University of California's publication of Sarah Gridley's Green is the Orator, her recent nomination for a Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a recipient of a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga County's Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, the Case Western Reserve University poet and assistant professor of English says 2010 is off to a good start. Green is the Orator follows five years after her first publication, Weather Eye Open. The public will have the opportunity to hear Gridley read selections from her two volumes of poems during Writer's Week on Monday, April 19, from 8-9:30 p.m. in Guilford House Parlor.

March 31, 2010

Narrative Scholars to Meet in Cleveland for 25th Annual Conference

The world's experts on stories and storytelling in books, movies, songs and in our very minds and memories, will gather in Cleveland to examine and discuss what keeps us hanging on every word. More than 350 scholars from 19 countries and 5 continents will meet for the 25th anniversary convention of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. The meeting is organized by Case Western Reserve University's English Department and its Center for the Study of Writing, and directed by CWRU English Professor Kurt Koenigsberger.

March 19, 2010

Campus Celebrities Plan to Show off Their Best Moves for "Dancing with the CWRU Stars" on March 20

Case Western Reserve University will have its own crop of dancing "stars" take to the floor on Saturday, March 20. They're planning to bring their best waltzes, hip hop and cha cha moves to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

March 08, 2010

"The Beauty of Damage" to be shown at Cleveland International Film Festival

The artistic talents of Christopher Pekoc from the art studio and education program in the College of Arts and Sciences hits the big screen during the 34th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, March 18-28, at Tower City Cinemas at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland.

February 02, 2010

Renowned Contemporary Composer Pierre Boulez to Speak at Case Western Reserve University

Renowned contemporary composer Pierre Boulez will participate in a talk titled "A Conversation with Pierre Boulez" on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. The talk is presented by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. Boulez will be in dialogue with Mary Davis, chair of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music.

December 17, 2009

Prestigious NEH Fellowships Aid Humanities Faculty's Book Projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities offered two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members--Ellen G. Landau from art history and Susanne Vees-Gulani from modern languages and literature--prestigious and competitive NEH Fellowships to support their research.

December 11, 2009

Two Alumni Compete on Reality Program Showcasing Cleveland

Viewers have dozens of reality programs to choose from on television and on the Web. However, one of the newest reality shows shines the spotlight on the positive aspects of Cleveland. And two of the contestants championing all of the great things about Cleveland are Case Western Reserve University alumni.

December 04, 2009

Light Year is Newest Work in Putnam Sculpture Collection

Harvey Buchanan, Case Western Reserve University art historian and director of the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture collection was "bowled over" when he saw the sculpture of Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) during an exhibition last year of the artist's work at the Jacobson Howard Gallery in New York City. Bladen's Light Year is the 45th work in the Putnam Sculpture Collection.

November 04, 2009

Case in Point to Perform National Anthem at Cavs Game Nov. 5

Case in Point is scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls basketball game at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Quicken Loans Arena.

October 19, 2009

Case Western Reserve, CIM, CIA Students Plan to Get Creative on Lennon Bus

Dozens of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students will have a unique opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to the test on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. In addition, the campus communities are invited to take 20-minute tours

October 14, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for Humanities Focuses on "Green" For 2009 Humanities Week

Andrew Light, the author of Environmental Values and an internationally recognized expert on environmental policy and ethics, will give the keynote address for Humanities Week 2009, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel.

September 16, 2009

University Art Historian Offers DVD Lecture Tour on London's National Gallery

Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.

July 08, 2009

University Members to Showcase Creativity at IngenuityFest 2009

Three people connected to Case Western Reserve University will be part of the Ingenuity phenomenon by showcasing their films and interactive displays throughout the event, which takes place July 10-12.

July 07, 2009

Creativity, Technology to Be on Display as Part of Ingenuity Fest 2009

Despite the recent economic woes that have hit the nation, the creative minds behind arts and technology advancements in Northeast Ohio are still conceptualizing unique ideas. Two Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to attest to that as part of the Ingenuity Festival of Art + Technology 2009.

February 25, 2009

Student Keeps Busy with Music, Medicine and a New Business Venture

At Case Western Reserve University, John Knific, a biology major, has found a way to combine his love of science with his love for music.

February 06, 2009

World Doctors Orchestra Concert Features School of Medicine Faculty-Musicians

Doctors from around the world have put down their scalpels and stethoscopes to pick up instruments of another kind to form the World Doctors Orchestra. The orchestra was formed to support the development of medical care and health policy in the world. Faculty from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is represented by 13 doctors in the orchestra. A local audience will hear these talented musicians when they perform their first American concert to benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland and the Hugo Templeman Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in Severance Hall. The event is sponsored by the School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

December 01, 2008

Students utilize left and right sides of their brains in Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art Class

Uniting the scientist's left brain thinking with the artist's right brain creativity has resulted in a number of environmentally based art installations and projects in Biology 312, a course offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

November 11, 2008

Guitar Legend Les Paul to Speak At American Music Masters Conference Saturday, Nov. 15

Guitar legend Les Paul will be on the Case Western Reserve University campus for a day-long symposium focused on his life and work. Paul, whose works are being lauded during the 13th annual American Music Masters series this week, will talk about his career and legacy on Saturday, November 15, during "Rock and Roll Retrospective: The Les Paul Phenomenon."

October 31, 2008

On Stage at Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater is Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University continues its 2008/09 drama series with Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy by Beth Henley.

October 28, 2008

Seinfeld Campus Bus Tour to visit campus October 29

A full decade after Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer ended their run on of the most successful shows in television history, Seinfeld is back- in the form of 60-foot long bio-diesel fueled bus. As part of its nationwide trek, the Seinfeld Campus Tour is coming to Case Western Reserve University Wednesday, October 29.

October 27, 2008

Case Footlighters' production of Sweeney Todd is an integration of engineering and the arts

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will be presented by Case Western Reserve University's student-run theater group, the Case Footlighters, just in time for Halloween. There will be four performances: Thursday through Saturday, October 30-November 1, at 8 p.m., and another performance on November 1 at 11:59 p.m. All performances will be held at the Carlton Commons on campus, 11892 Carlton Road. The production is being directed by Nicholas Badger, a second-year mechanical engineering and German studies major.

October 17, 2008

Les Paul honored during 13th Annual American Music Masters Conference at Case Western Reserve University on November 15

From designing and building one of the first solid body electric guitars in the 1940's to his name appearing on the controller of one of today's most popular video games, Les Paul has been hailed as a pioneer and innovator in rock 'n' roll. He will again be honored when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 13th Annual American Music Masters series, "The Wizard of Waukesha: The Life and Legacy of Les Paul," November 10-15.

October 03, 2008

Late inventor and engineering alumnus subject of Oscar-buzzworthy feature film

Case Western Reserve University alumnus Robert W. Kearns, the independent inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper system, is the subject of a new film opening today. Kearns used one of the university's labs to work on the wiper system while he also completed his doctoral dissertation.

October 01, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater opens drama series with The Firebugs

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater opens its 2008-09 drama series with The Firebugs, a darkly humorous satire written by Swiss playwright Max Frisch, with translation by Mordecai Gorelik.

September 25, 2008

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming offers events for entire campus community, families

The Office of Alumni Relations wants everyone in the campus community--including family members--to feel like they're a part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2008 Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5. That's why this year's festivities include about 40 events.

August 14, 2008

Annual Fall Convocation to kickoff school year, Darwin celebration

Case Western Reserve University officially opens each academic year with its Annual Fall Convocation; this year the tradition will double as the launch of the university's 2008-2009 Year of Darwin and Evolution.

August 01, 2008

Folk music legend Richie Havens headlines Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Center for Social Justice benefit concert

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host its first annual Center for Social Justice benefit concert featuring the legendary Richie Havens September 5 at the Ohio Theatre.

July 25, 2008

Up, Up and Away: Case Western Reserve Lecturer Debuts Documentary of Cleveland's Favorite Super-Son

For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, and Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, also will take part in Ingenuity Fest, the annual three-day celebration of innovation and creativity held in downtown Cleveland.

April 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve Community assists high school band on dream trip

When the call went out in the local media about East Cleveland's Shaw High School Marching Band needing financial assistance to help defray the costs of a once in a lifetime trip to the 2008 Summer Olympics, Greater Clevelanders not only responded but helped them surpass their goal.

March 27, 2008

Alamire makes North American debut on Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music concludes the 22nd season of "Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness" on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., with "Choral Masterworks of the 16th Century," a concert by the British vocal consort Alamire.

March 26, 2008

National Cityscapes Conference traverses urban environments through humanities' lens

The three-day National Cityscape Conference, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, will examine our urban environment, past and present, through the lens of the humanities, asking what contributions the arts, culture, and society have made to the formation of cities

March 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Music Department Presents Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music will premiere a new and expanded semi-staged version of Henry Purcell's famous opera, Dido and Aeneas, on Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11120 Bellflower Rd. The performances, stage-directed by Ellen Hargis and music-directed and choreographed by Julie Andrijeski, are free and open to the public, although tickets are required.

March 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve University MFA candidates present dance works

Case Western Reserve University Master of Fine Arts candidates Heather Koniz and Sheau-Feng Luo will present their thesis dance concert, "No Boundary," March 27-29, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd.

March 11, 2008

First-Year MFA Actors Take Stage for Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Case Western Reserve University's first-year MFA acting students will spend their spring break under the big stage lights readying for opening night, Wednesday, March 12, and continuing through March 22 in their first performances as an ensemble class in Tom Stoppard's challenging and complex love story, Arcadia.

February 21, 2008

Students will offer personal reflections on Black History Month at February 22 event

In honor of Case Western Reserve University's observance of Black History Month, several students will offer their own reflections through music, poetry and original readings during a February 22 event.

February 13, 2008

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University presents The Glass Menagerie

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University will stage Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, with performances in late February and early March.

January 28, 2008

Mather Dance Center turns 100, plans celebration February 4-10

For 100 years, the sounds of dancing feet have echoed across the floors of Case Western Reserve University's Mather Dance Center (formerly the Mather Gymnasium of the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women). The building's centennial anniversary will be celebrated February 4-10 with the return of notable alumni to participate in dance concerts, master classes, workshops, seminars, galas and more.

December 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve alumnus uses poetry, prose to express love for City of Cleveland

"Down and Out And… prose poetry and stories from Cleveland" describes the good, the bad and the hopeful about Cleveland. Sean Santa, in his curt, pointed way, uses gritty language and deft details to depict the people he's known, the neighborhoods he's frequented and the experiences that he's had. He wrote much of the contents while he was an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University.

December 21, 2007

Ensemble REBEL back by popular demand to Chapel Court and Countryside Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music continues the 22nd season of Chapel, Court and Countryside: Early Music at Harkness at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9 in the university's Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road, with a concert by the international ensemble REBEL.

October 03, 2007

Full house expected for second annual GospelFest concert celebration October 7 at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A packed house of more than 600 is expected when Case Western Reserve University hosts the second annual GospelFest Concert Celebration on Sunday, October 7, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive. A pre-concert reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 6 p.m.

September 10, 2007

Great brew of science is in the making at science café

Clevelanders can get a taste of science on the second Monday of each month through Science Cafe; Cleveland at the brewery. Members of the Case Western Reserve University Chapter of Sigma Xi (a national association of scientific researchers) have organized the cafe's from 6-8 p.m., at the Great Lakes Brewing Company to give the public an opportunity to learn more about science in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

September 04, 2007

Theater professor's sabbatical to focus on observation of the human body

Drawing the human body and performing theater roles have much in common, as Case Western Reserve University's Katherine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater Ron Wilson has learned over the years.

August 07, 2007

Case Western Reserve University students explore campus using latest cell phone technology

The traditional scavenger hunt during Case Western Reserve University's new student orientation has taken a high-tech turn. Using cell phones equipped to scan special bar codes, students can gather clues and information about campus facilities and landmarks.

July 26, 2007

English professor's new book focuses on early audience reaction to film images and sounds

Squeaky floorboards, creaking rusty hinges of a door and the hair-raising sense of an alien presence in a dark house set the tone for today's spooky movies. But how did early movie viewers react when sound first came to the screen?

July 03, 2007

Case/Cleveland Play House Acting Program to use Cleveland Foundation as home for new endowment fund

Tom White is shooting for a role in a Broadway hit. He plans to reach that goal with the apprenticeship training he will begin this fall through the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, a three-year immersion in theater and acting.

June 13, 2007

College 360 helps students learn, play, explore and work

How to attract 18- to 24-year-olds to colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, then provide them with meaningful employment upon graduation is an ongoing challenge for educators and business leaders alike.

June 11, 2007

In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger finds novels, circuses and zoos share common purposes

Koenigsberger's collection of elephantine memorabilia reflects his interest in the many collections of living exotica that surface time and again in British writings and that play an important role in his newly published book, "The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and the Empire" (Ohio State University Press). His book examines the relations among the novel, the exotic collection, and the British Empire.

May 23, 2007

Nation of Secrets goes on sale to public at Case book sale

Known for its selection of rare and used books, the 61st Annual Case Western Reserve University Book Sale will have something new this year by offering "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" from award-winning and best-selling author and journalist Ted Gup on opening day of the sale.

April 11, 2007

Live concert and virtual theater intersect through Second Life

The first ever American live digital-simulcast of a classical orchestra….into the 3D virtual web? You betcha! On Saturday, April 14, "Red {an orchestra}" in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, OneCommunity and the New Media Consortium (Austin, Texas) will deliver a live performance of Red's concert, "That Red Guy", into two sites in Second Life, the online virtual environment.

April 04, 2007

The music of fashion in Classic Chic by Case's Davis

Consider today's hip-hop, 1990s grunge or the psychedelic rock of the 1960s, and it quickly becomes obvious that music and fashion have close ties as forms of self expression. But this is nothing new, as Mary E. Davis, an associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, reveals in her new book, "Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism" (University of California Press).

April 01, 2007

Murakami's Kafka on The Shore up for Discussion Day 2007

The Case Western Reserve University Association for Continuing Education has selected Haruki Murakami's haunting saga, "afka on the Shore", as this year's book for its annual Discussion Day, Monday, April 16, at Suburban Temple, 22401 Chagrin Boulevard.

March 29, 2007

Greek Week 2007 promises fun, community building

Now through April 1, Case Western Reserve University's fraternities and sororities will take center stage and showcase their community spirit during Greek Week 2007. This year's theme is "Greek Week Heroes: Cape Optional."

January 11, 2007

Bagpiper jazz CD set produced by Case Western Reserve University music professor

Two new limited edition CD sets--Rufus Harley-Courage: The Atlantic Recordings and Tom and Jerry & Tex Avery Too!--have the imprint of Case Western Reserve University's Daniel Goldmark.

November 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University physicists refute analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings

Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? Can it be used to authenticate paintings of uncertain provenance? Case Western Reserve University physicists address these questions in next week's edition of Nature.

November 28, 2006

Local gallery presents retrospective celebrating 40 years of artist Christopher Pekoc's work

Sand papers abrade photographic images. Varnishes and shellacs add eerie luster to transparent photocopied images warped and wrinkled by a heat gun. The hardware store tools and finishes that surrounded Christopher Pekoc—art studio part-time lecturer at Case Western Reserve University—as he grew up in his family's Cleveland hardware stores, have found new uses. The manipulation of these tools over the past 40 years has inspired the work of one of Cleveland's leading artists.

November 06, 2006

Special Lecture Celebrates Viktor Schreckengost's First Century of Inventive Art and Design

As Viktor Schreckengost approaches his 101st birthday, his first century of art and design will be the subject of a special event in his honor, an illustrated lecture by distinguished art historian, author, and professor Dr. Henry Adams.

October 19, 2006

Local artists' work featured in collaborative exhibition

The work of eight local artists, all current or former students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be featured in an exhibition titled "Heterotopia: sites of culture represented, contested and inverted", a collaborative project involving The Cleveland Foundation, the Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University.

October 12, 2006

Case partners with the Cuyahoga County Public Library for Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series

Frank McCourt, Amy Tan, Tony Kushner and Jim Lehrer are just some of the high-profile writers scheduled to visit Cleveland as part of the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series.

October 06, 2006

Case Dance Program to Participate via Internet2 in the 24th International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education Conference

Case Western Reserve University's Dance Program will participate in a networked dance event on Wednesday, October 11, with dancers, choreographers, musicians and panelists in three cities—Cleveland, Ohio, and the Florida cities of Miami and Gainesville.

May 03, 2006

Strike up the music, bring in the bands

Case College Scholars showcases local high school musicians in project Musicians from three area high schools will perform in the concert, "Case for Music," organized by Case Western Reserve University College Scholars Student James Carlson from Munroe Falls, Ohio. As...

February 06, 2006

Harry Belafonte event scheduled for February 7 is postponed

The Harry Belafonte talk has been rescheduled for February 28 at 7 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Belafonte, a civil rights pioneer, has been asked to speak at Coretta Scott King's funeral Harry Belafonte photo courtesy of Grabow The Harry Belafonte...

January 19, 2006

Baila Miller returns to MSASS for art exhibition

Former faculty member's life takes new direction in retirement Baila Miller, a retired professor of social work from the Mandel School of Social Sciences, is stirring up a storm these days—that is one in acrylics on paper and canvas. Miller's...

January 12, 2006

Video game development: a new trend and a new class at the Case School of Engineering

He looked kind of like a little red smurf, but Alizarin was actually more like a red roaming gnome trying to make it to the end of a long journey. All the cherubic, bouncy and focused little creature had...

January 06, 2006

Case radio station earns perfect score on surprise FCC inspection

Station received Certificate of Compliance, is exempt from random FCC inspections for three years WRUW-FM 91.1, the campus radio station of Case Western Reserve University, was recently notified that it passed the Ohio Association of Broadcasters FCC inspection, and that...

December 20, 2005

Symposium explores intersection of art, technology and the mind—sets stage for MOCA Clevelands "All Digital" exhibition

Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind Thursday, January 19, 2006—4:00-6:00 p.m. Cleveland Play House Bolton Theater Admission Free—Registration Suggested Why has art always been such an important part of being human? How are new technologies shaping our...

December 19, 2005

MOCA Cleveland announces Gund Foundation grant & capital campaign for relocation

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) today announced that it has received a $2.1 million grant from the George Gund Foundation to help fund a capital campaign to build a new museum as part of Case Western Reserve...

November 30, 2005

Buchanan honored with UCI Joseph D. Pigott Award

For his work with the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection Harvey Buchanan stepped out of the shadows of Philip Johnson’s Turning Point, David Black’s Euclid Circles and other sculptures that grace Case’s campus to receive accolades as one of...