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art/sci update November 2016



Alumni, students and families celebrate Homecoming 2016

Alumni returned to campus for a full weekend of events, October 13-16, 2016. The College of Arts and Sciences hosted a State of the College address with Dean Cyrus Taylor, an Academic Department Reception, a Dean’s Reception, a Dean’s Brunch and Parade Watch Party, and reunion parties for the classes of 1966 and 1971. This year’s Alumni Award winners (shown above) were honored at the reception. View pictures from the weekend here.


Children with autism benefit
from time with grandparents

Eva Kahana, Distinguished University Professor and the Pierce T. and Elizabeth D. Robson Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Sociology, explains the positive impact spending time with grandparents can have for children who have autism. Read more.



A study of rotating galaxies
raises new questions

How do rotating galaxies spin as fast as they do without flying apart? To solve this puzzle, scientists have posited the existence of dark matter, an elusive substance that exerts a gravitational pull on a galaxy’s outermost stars. Now, in a study led by Professor Stacy McGaugh, researchers have found that observations of rotating galaxies are much more uniform than conventional ideas about dark matter would lead one to expect. McGaugh, chair of the Department of Astronomy, says that this uniformity may be “tantamount to a new law of nature.” Read more.



Students speak across parties

Jaimee Miller, a third-year student majoring in political science and German, organized a pre-election forum called Students Speak Across Parties, sponsored by the Department of Political Science and funded by the Undergraduate Student Government. Representatives from four presidential campaigns answered questions about foreign and domestic policy, and audience members participated in the wide-ranging discussion that followed. 


Read art/sci magazine

In the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of art/sci magazine, we invite you to meet molecular biologist Emmitt Jolly, whose research targets a devastating tropical disease; anthropologist Lihong Shi, who studies family life and social change in rural China; film scholar Robert Spadoni, who teaches his students new ways to think about movies; and undergraduate composer Collin Kemeny.







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Development News

We are pleased to recognize the individuals, foundations and corporations who have generously provided financial support to the College of Arts and Sciences during the 2015-16 fiscal year. We are deeply grateful to all of our donors for making a positive impact on the lives of current and future students. The Honor Roll lists gifts to the College Fund of $500 or more, as well as gifts of any size towards endowments, special programs and in memory/honor of someone. Visit our website to find your name!

Case Western Reserve University is introducing Text To Give to make supporting CWRU easier than ever! Simply text @cwrugive to 52014, followed by #collegefund and the dollar amount you wish to donate.

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

November 11-19
Department of Dance

December 1-3
Department of Dance

November 11-20
Department of Theater
High Fidelity

November 18
Department of Music
Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra

December 3
Department of Music
Windi & Jazzi

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


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