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art/sci update January 2017


Happy New Year! Save the Date for Homecoming 2017

Mark your calendars for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, October 5-8, 2017. All alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and our predecessor schools—Adelbert College, Cleveland College, Flora Stone Mather College, Western Reserve College and the science and math programs of Case Institute of Technology—are invited to return to campus for this special weekend. Activities will be held for alumni, parents/families, students, friends, faculty and staff, with special events planned for those alumni whose graduation years end in 2 or 7. Read more.



Physicist helps develop malaria detection device

Robert Brown, a Distinguished University Professor and Institute Professor in theDepartment of Physics, collaborated with Brian Grimberg, an assistant professor of international health at the CWRU School of Medicine, to develop a device that could revolutionize how malaria is detected and treated around the world. The Magneto-Optical Detector (MOD) combines magnets and laser light to determine, in less than a minute, whether a drop of blood contains malaria parasites. Read more.



Two art historians win NEH fellowships

Maggie Popkin and Erin Benay, assistant professors in the Department of Art History and Art, have each received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. They are among 86 awardees who were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants. Popkin and Benay were selected for their separate—but thematically similar—research projects on the role art has played in the construction of knowledge and cultural exchanges. Read more.




Music professor describes “sound color”

Susan McClary, a professor in theDepartment of Music and a pioneer in feminist musicology, spoke to The New Yorker about Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, the first female composer to have a work performed at the Metropolitan Opera in more than a century. Read more.



Advance your education and career: Earn a master’s degree

People come from all over the world to advance their careers and education at CWRU. The College of Arts and Sciences offers 46 graduate programs, including master’s degree programs in:anthropologychemistry, physics, science and technology entrepreneurship andtheater. Learn more and apply today.




News + Events

Stay up to date on what our faculty and students are doing across the college. This month, we feature newsletters from three departments: anthropologyastronomy and biology.




Susan F. Goekler

Susan F. Goekler, PhD (FSM ’67, biology), is Emeritus CEO of the American School Health Association. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and has co-authored and co-edited several school health-relevant publications. Read more.



2017 Baker-Nord Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 p.m.  
Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Jenifer Neils, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts in the Department of Classics, will deliver a public lecture as the inaugural recipient of the Baker-Nord CenterAward for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities. In her talk, Neils will offer a deep look at the style and meaning of a rare bronze sculpture in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read more.

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

February 9
Department of Music
Jazz Ensembles


February 24-March 5
Department of Theater
The Illusion


March 30-April 2
Department of Dance


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