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art/sci update September 2016


College of Arts and Sciences welcomes new students to campus


College faculty members welcomed students from the incoming class of 2020 at an Orientation Week event. Around 300 new undergraduate students mingled with professors to learn more about the various programs we offer in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematical and natural sciences. View photos from the event.


CWRU honors faculty members as Distinguished University Professors


Two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members were named Distinguished University Professors during Fall Convocation. The honor recognizes the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with exceptional academic records of research, scholarship, teaching and service.

Mary Barkley


Mary D. Barkley, the M. Roger Clapp University Professor of Arts and Sciences, was the first woman to become a tenured professor and hold an endowed chair in the Department of Chemistry. A biophysical chemist whose research focuses on a viral protein of HIV, Barkley was appointed department chair in 2008. She has served as a role model to women and minorities who have been underrepresented in science research. She was involved in the 2003 NSF-ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award that funded the university’s continuing Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) Program.  Read more.


New residence hall named after late alumna and congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones


Case Western Reserve University will honor late congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones when it names its newest residence hall, The Apartments at 1576, after one of its most prominent graduates and political trailblazers.

Tubbs Jones is remembered for her significant impact on Case Western Reserve as well as her pioneering achievements in public service. The idea for the name came from the student group #webelonghereduring a spring meeting with university leaders.

The formal naming ceremony will take place during this year’s Homecoming celebration, October 13-16. Read more.

Glenn Starkman


Glenn Starkman, professor in theDepartment of Physics, has tackled some of the most important questions in cosmology, particle physics and astronomy. As he’s worked in his chosen fields, he has also challenged and helped set the course for the undergraduate education and experience at Case Western Reserve, and has fostered cross-campus collaboration. Starkman is director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics and founding director of the Institute for the Science of Origins, which fosters collaboration among researchers from diverse disciplines. Read more.


Classics professor Jenifer Neils wins Baker-Nord humanities prize


Entering her 37th (and final) year at Case Western Reserve University, Jenifer Neils—an internationally renowned scholar of ancient Greek and Roman art—has won the 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities.

Neils, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts in the Department of Classics, will move to Greece next summer to become the first female director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) in the institution’s 135-year history. Read more.

Join us at Homecoming: October 13-16


Reunion/Homecoming Weekend is October 13-16, less than one month away!
Register today and find out more about hotel accommodations in University Circle. Join your fellow classmates in the Reunion Giving Challenge! Make a gift today to honor your milestone reunion.


All graduates are welcome at CWRU’s festive gathering of alumni, students, parents and family. Alumni whose graduation years end in 1 or 6 are encouraged to join their classmates for special reunion events. Take a look at the schedule of college events on our website!

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Upcoming Events

September 27, 2016
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Censors at Work:
How States Shaped Literature

September 30, 2016
Department of Music
Case Concert Choir, University Singers
and Cleveland School for the Arts Choirs 



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