Study finds that people-pleasers
eat more in social settings
Do you find yourself eating at parties when you’re not even hungry?
A study by Julie Exline, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, reveals that some people overeat because of a perceived pressure to match what others around them are doing. Read more.
CWRU hosts Midwest Conference
for Undergraduate Women in Physics
The College of Arts and Sciences hosted a conference to encourage women studying physics to stay in the field and succeed in their careers. Under the guidance of Professor and Physics Chair Kathleen Kash, a committee of Case Western Reserve undergraduate physics majors planned the event, one of six regional conferences held simultaneously. View photos.
Williams contributes to book
documenting housing issues
“‘We Refuse!’: Privatization, Housing and Human Rights,” an article by Rhonda Williams, director of the Social Justice Institute and associate professor of history, was published in Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in L.A. and Beyond. Contributors to the book include artists and scholar-activists. Learn more.
CAS in the News
Latest Antarctic expedition uncovers
hundreds of meteorites
Ralph Harvey, associate professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences and principal investigator for the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET), returned from his 25th trip to the continent. This latest expedition uncovered hundreds of additional meteorite specimens, but fewer than expected because of early snowfall. Read more.
Keillor selects SAGES Fellow’s
poetry for public radio show
Brad Ricca, a SAGES Fellow who teaches about comic books and biography, has been honored for his poetry. Garrison Keillor selected Ricca’s poem “The Beautiful Sandwich” to be read on his public radio show The Writer’s Almanac. Ricca’s first book of verse, American Mastodon, was published by Black Lawrence Press in December. Read more.
Ricca is also involved in writing the text for a permanent Superman display to be housed in the lower concourse of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport near the baggage claim area.
Check out photos from many of our events, including last year’s Alumni Weekend, on our Flickr account.
Issue 14 / February 2012
2012 Alumni Weekend
September 27-30, 2012
Hiroyuki Fujita (GRS ’98)
, founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics, was a guest of first lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address. Fujita started QED in 2006 while director of imaging physics at Case Western Reserve. Read more.
Alumni Weekend Volunteers
The college is looking for class reps who graduated in years ending in 2 or 7. Contact Sharon Jordan-Davis for more information.
Waialae Country Club
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Eldred Theater Production: Top Girls
Dittrick Medical History Center: Medicine Show: Science, Art and Health at Wellcome Collection
Frontiers of Astronomy Talks: Listening to the Inner Lives of Stars
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Celebrity, Fame, and the Concept of Genius
Center for Policy Studies
Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group
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