Eastman Alumni Nominated for 55th Annual Grammy Awards
Four alumni of the Eastman School are among the nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held in February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Recording engineer Robert (Bob) Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM) received two nominations in the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: one for Ryan Adams’s Ashes & Fire and another for Jason Mraz’s Love is a Four Letter Word. Ludwig was also mastering engineer for two albums nominated for Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons’ Babel and Jack White’s Blunderbuss.
Soprano Renée Fleming ’83E (MM) was nominated for Best Classical Vocal Solo for Poèmes, her recording of songs by Ravel, Messiaen, and Dutilleux.
Composer and pianist Bill Cunliffe ’81E (MM) was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for his Overture, Waltz and Rondo.
Librettist Gene Scheer ’81E (MM), ’82E (MM) was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for the concert drama August 4, 1964, which he wrote with composer Steven Stucky.
Alumna Named U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce President
Irene Berkowitz Stillings ’61 has been named president of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, established in San Diego in 2011, is a nationwide network of businesses and community organizations. For the past 10 years, Stillings has been the executive director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, an organization she’ll continue to serve as director emerita.
Wharton School Recognizes David Nash ’81M (MD)
David Nash ’81M (MD), the founding dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, has been awarded the 2012 Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Nash, who earned an MBA from the Wharton School after graduating from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, was cited for helping to shape the medical industry through his dedication to medical education and health care.