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art/sci update December 2016



Emerging Scholars Program supports Cleveland-area students


The Emerging Scholars Program promotes the academic success of students from the Cleveland area who enroll at CWRU. Thank you to those who gave the gift of education on #GivingTuesday, November 29, to support the Emerging Scholars Program and shape our future leaders. Your support helps us provide these students with full-tuition summer scholarships, stipends, and other resources to help them meet the demands of college life.


Brittany Raab


Brittany Raab ’19, a sociology major and Emerging Scholar, was awarded a 2016-2017 Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies for her project “The Role of Neighborhood Cohesion in the Likelihood of Intervening in Suspected Child Maltreatment.” Raab intends to present her research at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in 2017.





Video games can spark creativity in kids

Attention parents: Those video games your children play aren’t all bad. In fact, challenging games require problem-solving techniques that may actually spur creativity, said Sandra Russ, Distinguished University Professor and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor in the Department of Psychological SciencesRead more.





Advance your education: earn a master’s degree


People come from all over the world to study at CWRU. Advance your education with a master’s degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. We offer 46 graduate programs – learn more and apply today.


Ways to give to the College of Arts and Sciences

It has never been easier to make a contribution to Case Western Reserve University. The Office of Development and External Relations at the College of Arts and Sciences works closely with each donor to ensure that the gift process is as efficient as possible, and that every gift is directed to the specific goal or fund that the donor identifies. If you have any questions, please contact us at Learn how to make these types of gifts:
  • Check Donations
  • Electronic Fund Transfers (E-Z Giving)
  • Matching Gifts
  • Online via Credit Card
  • Payroll Deductions
  • Personal Property and Real Estate Gifts
  • Planned Giving (Bequests, Gift Annuity, Life Insurance, Real Estate and Tangible Property, Retirement Plans, Trusts)
  • Stock and Security Gifts


Make a gift to the College Fund


Thank you to the many alumni, faculty and staff members, parents and students who have made gifts to the college this year. Our Honor Roll of Donors recognizes contributors who distinguished themselves during the 2015-16 fiscal year. If you haven’t yet donated to the College Fund, please consider making a gift as part of your year-end philanthropy. Your support enables us to provide our students with the very best educational opportunities.



Physicist Richard Garwin awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom


Dick Garwin (CIT ’47, HON ’16) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Garwin was recognized for his contributions to defense and intelligence technologies throughout a decades-long research career. Read more.

Submit your nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominees for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of graduates of the college and its predecessor institutions (Adelbert College, Cleveland College, Flora Stone Mather College, Western Reserve College, and the math and science programs of Case Institute of Technology). We hope that the winners’ legacy of excellence will encourage and inspire future alumni. Please send nominations to Sharon Jordan-Davis, executive director of constituent relations, at by December 31, 2016.

Share your alumni news

New job? New addition to your family? We’d like to hear about your recent milestones and publish your news in the Alumni Notes section of art/sci magazineShare your updates with us!

Upcoming Events

December 9, 2016
Department of Music
Music Colloquia Series

February 9, 2017
Department of Music
Jazz Ensembles

February 24-March 5, 2017
Department of Theater
The Illusion

March 30-April 2, 2017
Department of Dance

View the full College of Arts and
Sciences event calendar here.


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