March 2017
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Baker-Nord Center hosts second annual Cleveland Humanities Festival
2017 Humanities Festival Banner: Immigration

The Cleveland Humanities Festival, a collaborative event coordinated by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, celebrates the great cultural institutions of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio dedicated to humanistic inquiry. This year's festival, Immigration, will explore the challenges and opportunities created by the movement of people. The festival, which takes place March 23–April 3, will feature lectures, exhibits, theatrical performances, academic symposiums, tours and films. View the calendar of events.

ALUMNI NEWS
Alumnus shares Academy Award for Technical Achievement
Geoff Wedig and Nicholas Apostoloff at the Oscars
Geoff Wedig (‘94, English and Math) and fellow software engineer Nicholas Apostoloff received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for developing a system that transfers facial performances by real-life actors to convincing digital characters. Wedig’s work can be seen on screen in Maleficent, TRON: Legacy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Night at the Museum 3. Read more.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Media Mentions
BBC:
Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, talks about her research into the biological adaptations that enable Tibetans and other populations to thrive in high-altitude environments. Read more.

Christian Science Monitor
James Van Orman, professor and chair in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, comments on research that seeks to understand the conditions in which the moon was formed. Read More.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Richard Pannullo,
Baker-Nord Scholar
Richard Pannullo
Richard Pannullo, class of 2020, is a Baker-Nord Scholar who intends to major in the humanities. During his first year as an undergraduate, he's become heavily involved in student theater and has used his time at CWRU to further explore his many interests. Read more.
COLLEGE NEWS
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates Polar Party
Polar Party: Casey the Carp(e) with Dean Cyrus Taylor

Students, faculty and staff got a taste of summer AND winter at Polar Party, this year's all-college event, which was held on a balmy 68-degree February day. The event featured a surfing simulator, photo booth, live music by the CWRU Popular Music Ensemble and an appearance by Casey the Carp(e)—the mascot of Summer Session. View the event photos here.

Development News
Maltz Performing Arts Center

Maltz Performing Arts Center Phase Two
In the fall of 2015, Case Western Reserve celebrated the opening of the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, the result of an innovative partnership between the university and the congregation of a historic Cleveland synagogue. Following a major renovation, the Temple sanctuary, Silver Hall, has become a venue for music, lectures and other forms of cultural enrichment.

For Phase Two of the Maltz Center project, we envision new facilities for all of the college's performing arts programs: music, dance and theater. Our preliminary plans include rehearsal studios, practice rooms, and costume and scene shops—all with state-of-the-art technology to foster the kind of in-depth learning, creativity and innovation that will enrich our students’ learning experience and contribute to our overall academic environment. 

For more information about how to become engaged and support the Maltz Performing Arts Center, please contact Elizabeth Klein, national development director for the College of Arts and Sciences, at 216.368.5764 or elizabeth.klein2@case.edu. Learn more.

Share your updates! New job? New addition to your family? We'd like to hear about your recent milestones and publish them in the Alumni Notes section of art/sci magazine.
Upcoming Events
March 23-April 3
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival: Immigration

March 27
Department of Music
Baroque Orchestra
March 30-April 2
Department of Dance
Prisms

April 14-23
Department of Theater
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills


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