July 25, 2019
We Plan CLE | Storyteller Night
Join us for a happy hour reception featuring a discussion about the past, present and future of the Cleveland Lakefront.
John J. Grabowski received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University. His academic interests are in the fields of immigration and migration, public history, and museum studies. He holds a joint position as the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History at Case Western Reserve and Senior Historian and Vice President for Research and Publications at the Western Reserve Historical Society. He is the editor of the on-line edition of the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and the Dictionary of Cleveland Biography. During the 1996-1997 and 2004-2005 academic years he served as a senior Fulbright Lecturer at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
His publications include The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, The Dictionary of Cleveland Biography, and Cleveland: A Tradition of Reform, which he co-edited with the late Dr. David D. Van Tassel. He is also the author of Sports in Cleveland: An Illustrated History and Cleveland A to Z: Historical Essentials for Newcomers and Residents in Northeastern Ohio, and co-author of Polish Americans and Their Communities in Cleveland. Along with Professor David Hammack, he is a co-editor of Identity, Conflict & Cooperation: Central Europeans in Cleveland, 1850-1930. He has written numerous articles relating to immigration history and to archival issues. He has recently completed a history of Bilkent University published in Bilkent: Thirty Years in Historical Perspective.
Chris Ronayne was named President of University Circle Inc (UCI) in 2005. UCI is the non-profit community service corporation responsible for the development, service, and advocacy of University Circle as a world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts & culture and premier urban district. Since becoming UCI’s seventh president, Chris has developed a dynamic and aggressive agenda to leverage the institutional assets of the Circle’s anchor “Eds, Meds, and Arts” organizations and transform the neighborhood into a vibrant mixed-use district.
Chris is married to Natalie Ronayne, Chief Development Officer at the Cleveland Metroparks. They live in the City of Cleveland with their two children.
The happy hour reception takes place at Nuevo Cleveland (East 9 St Pier).
This event is free but we ask that you pre-register below.