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art/sci update October 2016



New, current and emeriti faculty kick off the academic year

Beloved teachers, dedicated mentors and award-winning researchers mixed and mingled at a College of Arts and Sciences reception last month. Dean Cyrus Taylor welcomed new, current and emeriti faculty members back to campus to kick off another dynamic year. View event photos.


Annual Music Masters Celebrates Johnny Cash

Image courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, will honor Johnny Cash, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, during the 21st Annual Music Masters.

Each year, the Music Masters program explores the legacy of one pioneering figure in a range of events that includes museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert. Drawing together music experts, artists, fans and friends, these events aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century. Read more in this Rolling Stone article.


Entitlement linked to sexism


People who have a sense of entitlement often have outdated views of women, according to a team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University doctoral student, Joshua Grubbs.

In the study, entitled men were more likely to hold hostile views of women, viewing them as manipulative and untrustworthy, while entitled women were more likely to view their gender as weak and frail.

Grubbs collaborated with Julie Exline, professor of psychological sciences, and Jean Twenge from San Diego State University on this research study.

“This line of research really is fascinating,” Grubbs told TIME. “It’s also important, when you consider recent events and the examples we have seen of how dangerous entitlement and sexism can be.”







CWRU mourns passing of staff member, friend Thomas Knab

Thomas J. Knab, a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and the chief information officer in the College of Arts and Sciences, died on September 25. He earned an international reputation for his ear for music and his mind for technology.

“Cleveland was lucky to have him,” said Ross Duffin, the Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music and head of the university’s historical performance practice program. “He was a master. Everyone respected Tom—even more so because he was never seeking credit.”  Read more.


Jim Sheeler discusses Pulitzer Prize, future of journalism

As the Pulitzer Prize celebrates its 100th anniversary, Jim Sheeler, the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing, reflects on his 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. Sheeler won the award for “Final Salute,” a 12,000-word newspaper story about a Marine major charged with a heartbreaking task: casualty notification.

Sheeler, who joined the Department of English in 2010, guides students in uncovering and telling new stories. He discusses his work and the future of journalism in this radio interview



Spotlight on Science: Earn an M.S. degree

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If you’re ready to join a network of leaders in one of the college’s 46 graduate programs, visit our website for more information.

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Upcoming Events

October 17, 2016
Department of Music
Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra
and Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra

November 11-20, 2016
Department of Dance

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