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art/sci update January 2014: News from the College of Arts and Sciences


College magazine’s latest
issue is now available

The latest issue of the college’s magazine, art/sci, has arrived in mailboxes and around campus. The publication includes stories about an entrepreneurial alumnus, a major gift to enhance collaboration between the college and the Cleveland Museum of Art, student summer research opportunities and more.

If you haven’t seen the issue yet, visit

Professor emeritus Morrell Heald
passes away at age 91

Morrell “Bo” Heald, a professor for 35 years at Case Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University, died at age 91 on Jan. 3 in Mitchellville, Md.

Heald, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor Emeritus of Humanities, served as chair of the university’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and its American Studies Program between 1969 and 1982. A leader in curricular innovation, he instituted a women’s studies major and co-chaired a committee that instituted an undergraduate African-American studies program. Read more.

New books by faculty members

Jill Korbin, associate dean and director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, is a co-editor of the newly published Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global PerspectiveMore than 200 researchers from a variety of disciplines contributed to the five-volume reference work. A daylong event inspired by the book’s publication, Child Well-Being: An International Seminar, will take place near the Case Western Reserve campus on Feb. 6.

Jessica F. Green, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, is the author of Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance. The book examines how some private firms are emerging as leaders in tackling the world’s climate concerns. Read more.

Two faculty members from the Department of English, Joshua Hoeynck and Megan Jewell, contributed to a collection of critical essays titled The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later. The volume reflects on Donald Allen’s influential poetry anthology published in 1960. Read more.

CAS in the News

Faculty member calculates how gravity
would be different on a cubical Earth

Jesse Berezovsky, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, was featured on the websites Quora and Gizmodo with a piece describing how gravity would be different if Earth were cube-shaped.

He writes, “Perhaps the main difference if the earth were a cube would be that students would become much more frustrated trying to calculate the gravitational field.” Read more.

Graduate students perform on
the Cleveland Play House stage

Students from the CWRU/CPH MFA in Acting program are performing in the Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl. Running through Feb. 2 in the Allen Theatre in Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare, the production features all seven members of the program’s third-year class.

The students are in their last semester, with graduation and a New York showcase on the horizon. Read more.

Stay connected

Check out photos from our events, including the fall Food for Thought event, on the college’s Flickr page.

Issue 37 / January 2014


CWRU Annual Report

The university’s 2012-13 annual report has just been published.

Read more about last year’s major successes in the online version of Think By Numbers.

Alumni events

Alumni events are scheduled regularly. To find out what’s happening in your area, visit the Alumni Association calendar below.

View the full alumni events calendar

Upcoming events


Department of English

Catherine Wing Poetry Reading



Department of Theater

The Bald Soprano


Department of Music

Collegium Musicum Concert: The Roman de Fauvel

View the full college events calendar

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