Congratulations to the Case Western Reserve University class of 2017! Commencement ceremonies took place May 21 and featured civil rights icon Fred Gray, LAW ’54, HON ’92, who urged the graduates, including 500+ new alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences, to use their degrees to “do the right thing.” Watch the highlights here.
Congratulations to the five members of the college’s faculty who were honored this spring as outstanding teachers and mentors.
Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Richard Drushel, senior instructor, Department of Biology
John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching
Erin Benay, assistant professor, Department of Art History and Art
John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring
Catherine Scallen, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; associate professor, Department of Art History and Art
Richard A. Bloom, MD, Award for Teaching Excellence in the SAGES Program
Michael Householder, associate director, SAGES
Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary & Professional Writing
Vanessa Hildebrand, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology
Robert Spadoni, associate professor in the Department of English, has been named the Armington Professor for 2017-19. A specialist in film studies, Spadoni was the subject of a recent profile in art/sci magazine. Read more.
Lisa Koops, associate professor in the Department of Music and a specialist in music education, will be studying parent-child musical activities, such as singing together in the car, thanks to a grant from the Grammy Foundation. She will document eight Cleveland-area families to see how their musical practices, beliefs and perceptions influence the early development of their children. Read more.
Emily Pentzer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, and her research group have developed a new chemical approach to data storage. Read more.
Sociology professors, Eva Kahana and Kaitlyn Barnes-Langendoerfer, examine important public interest and policy implications of ageism in academia in their forthcoming article, Beyond Ageist Attitudes: Researchers Call for NIH Action to Limit Funding for Older Academics. Read more.
Thrity Umrigar, the Armington Professor in the Department of English, was interviewed on her new novel entitled Everybody’s Son. Read more.
Join us for CWRU’s fifth annual Day of Giving on Wednesday, June 14. For 24 hours, alumni and friends will come together to support and celebrate the university. If you’d like to get involved as an advocate and help spread the word that day, please contact the development office at 216.368.5006 or email email@example.com.
Social Justice Institute
Measuring World Peace: Michelle Breslauer and the Global Peace Index
Skeletal Research Center
Cancer Stem Cell Retreat
Dittrick Medical History Center
Herbal Powers! The History of Kitchen Medicine
Social Justice Institute
Institute for the Science of Origins
Glenn Starkman on Dark Matter at Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
Emergent Universe Oratorio