Latest issue of art/sci magazine
is now available online
The spring/summer issue of art/sci, the college’s alumni magazine, is arriving in mailboxes this month—but the full content is online now. Read about STEP, the innovative program that prepares scientists to become entrepreneurs, and join fellows from the Institute for the Science of Origins as they explain their research to an audience at a hipster bar. You’ll also experience an undergraduate string quartet’s final performance. View the entire issue at artsci.case.edu/magazine/spring-2012.
Research finds surprises—good or bad—cause people to reduce risk-taking
Heath Demaree, associate professor of psychology, is the lead author of a study that reveals that surprising events—even positive ones—cause humans to be less likely to take risks. The article, “Risk Dishabituation: In Repeated Gambling, Risk Is Reduced Following Low-Probability ‘Surprising’ Events (Win or Lose),” was published in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion. Read more.
Faculty member selected for role reviewing climate change document
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics and associate professor of philosophy, has been selected as an expert reviewer on Working Group III’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s Fifth Assessment Report. Bendik-Keymer will join hundreds of other reviewers who will comb through the report on social, ethical and economic dimensions of climate change.
CAS in the News
Historian writes about anniversary of Cleveland’s “unbelievable decade”
John Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History, was interviewed about the city’s 10-year boom that began 100 years ago, “when everything came together.” The decade beginning in 1912 brought Cleveland some of its most precious institutions, including the West Side Market, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Clinic and more. Read the Plain Dealer story.
Five questions with Dean Cyrus Taylor
The university’s e-newsletter, The Daily, chatted with Dean Cyrus Taylor about how he spends his time outside of the office. Learn about his passion for extreme distance running, love of Chinese poetry and what superpower he’d like to have. Read more.
Check out photos from our spring events, including our 2012 Donor Reception, on our Flickr account.
Issue 19 / July 2012
Registration is now open for Alumni Weekend, part of the university’s Homecoming celebration. All alumni are invited to attend, with special recognition for our graduates celebrating their reunion years.
September 27-30, 2012
Alumni Weekend Volunteers
The college is looking for class reps who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7. Contact Sharon Jordan-Davis for more information.
View full alumni events calendar
Wade Oval Wednesdays
Institute for the Science of Origins
Coffee Stains and Drip Paintings: Science and Art
2012-2013 Eldred Theater Season
The 2012-2013 Eldred Theater season includes four diverse shows that range from musical comedy to historical drama:
The Rocky Horror Show
Dancing at Lughnasa
Fifth of July
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