March 24, 2010

Kathryn Karipides adds her voice to CASE Stories

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We welcome Kathryn Karipides to CASE Stories. Kathryn began her career at the Flora Stone Mather College for Women in 1956 and retired as the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor Emerita in 1998. She is largely responsible for the development of the dance program at CWRU, which grew from the early physical education classes taught to Mather students into nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs within the theatre department.

Karipides has performed all over the country and is renowned for her choreographic work, particularly the body of work created during her ten years as principal dancer and choreographer for the Dance Theatre of Kathryn Karipides and Henry Kurth (1969-1979) She is the recipient of the Carl F. Wittke Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at CWRU, The Cleveland Arts Prize and the Ohio Dance Award.

In the spring of 2009 Kathryn donated her personal papers to the Special Collections Research Center at the Kelvin Smith Library. The collection includes a rich photographic record of her Dance Theatre works which can be viewed in Digital Case.

With Kathryn's CASE Story, recorded in November, 2009, the Kelvin Smith Library provides additional insight to her long and distinguished career.

Listen to Kathryn speak with Jared Bendis:





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September 16, 2009

Dean Emerita Margaret Robinson shares her Case Story

Case Western Reserve University's Dean Emerita of Undergraduate Studies, Margaret Robinson, devoted her career to enriching the academic and cultural lives of the undergraduate student body. She joins the Case Stories project with this podcast describing her part in the efforts to make real the promises of federation on campus.

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May 27, 2009

CASE Stories Project Continues with Dr. Jane Kessler, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jane W. Kessler, Ph.D., Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor Emerita of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, was the founder and director of the Mental Development Center (MDC) from 1954-1979. An early advocate of reform in the diagnosis and treatment of mental retardation in children, Dr. Kessler was at the forefront of the revolution that would overtake that field in the 1960’s. In addition to her groundbreaking work in Child Psychology, she effectively managed change in administering the MDC, in her years teaching child development with Dr. Benjamin Spock, and as Chair of the Faculty Senate tasked with continuing unification of the post-federation University. These topics and more are explored as she shares her CASE Story with our listeners.


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February 11, 2009

Welcome to CASE Stories

In 2008 the Kelvin Smith Library launched a new project utilizing library staff and resources in order to identify, craft, and broadcast biographical interviews with notable University administrators and those associated with CWRU who have distinguished themselves through service to the University, the University Circle community and the Greater Cleveland area. For this initiative KSL staff combined elements of oral history, knowledge capture and web 2.0 technologies to create a new approach to understanding, preserving and presenting the history of Case Western Reserve University. The end product consists of a series of podcasts made available via this blog; they are called CASE Stories.

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Patricia B. Kilpatrick

pbksundial.jpg Patricia B. Kilpatrick, who retired from the University in 1992 as Vice President and University Marshal Emerita, is the subject of the first CASE Stories podcast available here. Currently volunteering in a leadership role for the Mather Alumnae Association’s Million Dollar Challenge Grant Campaign, Kilpatrick spent thirty years at CWRU as a highly successful administrator whose career spanned an era of intense social and institutional change. She was as adept at building bridges as she was at breaking down barriers when it came to the best interests of the University. That is the story we hope to tell.

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