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art/sci update April 2017

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Work begins on Nord Family Greenway


Nord Family Greenway

A major urban landscape project that will connect the northwest side of campus with the Maltz Performing Arts Center is now under construction. The Nord Family Greenway, together with related environmental initiatives, constitutes one of the largest ventures of its kind in the city’s recent history. The 430,000-square-foot commons will extend west from the Tinkham Veale University Center and across the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Fine Arts Garden to East 105th Street. It will include a paved walkway, an event lawn, an amphitheater with sloped grass steps, terraces and trees, and a bridge overlooking Doan Brook. The Eric and Jane Nord Family provided the lead naming gift for the Greenway. Read more.


Media Mentions


U.S. News & World Report
Case Western Reserve’s Military Ethics program, the university’s newest master’s degree program and the first of its kind in the nation, has been attracting notice in national publications. Read more.

Peter Knox, the Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor and director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, and John Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History in the Department of History, recently appeared on The Sound of Ideas to discuss immigration, the theme of the second annual Cleveland Humanities Festival. Listen here.






Examining Anti-Semitism and Bach’s St. John Passion

Franz Welser-Möst

David Rothenberg, associate professor and chair in the Department of Music, moderated a panel discussion featuring Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst in advance of the orchestra’s performance of Bach’s St. John Passion earlier this spring. The discussion addressed the negative portrayal of Jews in the work, placing the St. John Passion in its historical and cultural context and assessing its implications for contemporary audiences. Read more.





Candace Martin


Candace Martin (CAS ‘12), a graduate of the interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies Program, affirmed the value of her degree in an essay for the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash. “Growing up, I was often told what I couldn’t do,” Martin wrote. “Feminism and women’s and gender studies opened my eyes to what I could do… I don’t believe my accomplishments would have been possible without my undergraduate experience.” Martin is currently the women’s and gender studies program coordinator at Eastern Washington University. Read more.


Rapid evolution may help some city creatures stand the heat


Assistant Professor Sarah Diamond and four collaborators in the Department of Biology have published a study showing that acorn ants, an indicator species found in Cleveland, have adapted to rising urban temperatures over the past 100 years. The research raises the question of whether certain other species, too, might evolve rapidly enough to survive climate change. Read more.



Chinweoke Osigwe

Chinweoke Osigwe

Chinweoke “Chinwe” Osigwe is a biochemistry major in the class of 2017 who is pursuing a career in medicine. An experienced undergraduate researcher, she has participated in the Heart, Lung, and Blood Program at the CWRU School of Medicine and is vice president of Advocates for Cleveland Health. Additionally, she was awarded an American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Read more.



Mark your calendar for Homecoming and Reunion 2017

Reunion and Homecoming

Make plans to celebrate Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 5–8, 2017! All alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and our predecessor schools, as well as their families, are invited to return to campus this fall, with special recognition for alumni whose graduation years end in 2 or 7. Members of reunion classes are also invited to join their classmates in the annual Reunion Giving Challenge! How will your class make an impact on today’s students? Read more.

Development News

Dean's Visiting Committee


Dean’s Visiting Committee

In celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’d like to thank the members of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Visiting Committee, 25 dedicated alumni and friends who devote their time, talents and resources to strengthening the college.

The committee members are all strong supporters of the college through the College Fund and/or endowments, and many have committed to further investments in the future of Case Western Reserve to benefit students for generations to come. Learn more about how you can become involved in the College of Arts and Sciences. Make a gift.

Upcoming Events

April 10-15
Food Recovery Network
Food Week

April 14-23
Department of Theater
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills

April 18
Schubert Center for Childhood Studies
From Strategies to Solutions: Cleveland’s Evolving Story of Improving Youth & Police Interactions

April 20-22
Department of Dance

April 20
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Television and the Politics of Nostalgia in Hungary and Eastern Europe

April 24
Department of Music
Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra
[Livestream the concert here!]

June 14
College of Arts and Sciences
Day of Giving

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