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artsci update: July 2011

Posted on July 19, 2011


Reunions, class events, tours and new programs await College of Arts and Science alumni

Celebrate Alumni Weekend with alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and its predecessor institutions: Adelbert College, Cleveland College, Flora Stone Mather College for Women, Western Reserve College, and the math and science programs of Case Institute of Technology.

Connect with your 1986, 1991, and 2006 classmates via Facebook!

View the growing roster of class representatives and add your name to the list today!  Many joint class events are being planned with alumni from the Case School of Engineering and Case Institute of Technology.

Entertain yourself at the Eldred Theater production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the Baker-Nord Shakespeare Film Festival, the Choral Showcase, or the performing arts reunion.

Tour the future home of The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth  Israel, or the Dittrick Medical History Center.

Immerse yourself in one of our THINK Forums: an alumni version of Bernard Jim’s popular “Puzzled” class, or “Immersion Journalism” with Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Sheeler, the Shirley Wormser Professor in Journalism and Media Writing in the Department of English.

Visit the college’s reunion page for up-to-date postings!

Off the Shelf features
history instructor’s new book

Molly Berger, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and instructor of history, discusses her book Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929. The book focuses on how luxury hotels in the 19th century came to represent the opulence and economics of that time in America.

Download iTunes (m4a) version

Download mp3 version

Indian philosophy classics are new again

Deepak Sarma, assistant professor of religious studies, hopes that his latest book, Classical Indian Philosophy, will introduce a new generation of students to a vital intellectual and spiritual tradition. “I want to keep alive ancient Indian thoughts that span 2,500 years,” he said. Read more.

CAS in the News

Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra
featured on PBS

The Case/CIM Baroque Orchestra was featured in an hour-long radio program on station WGBH in Boston. Listen to the performance.

Wikipedia – research source or not?

Peter Shulman, assistant professor of history, was cited in an US News article about the merits of using Wikipedia as a beginning research source for students.   Read more.

Researcher shows that the environment affects DNA changes

Christopher A. Cullis, the Frances Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology and chair of biology, has published controversial research findings showing that in plants, favorable genetic mutations caused by the environment are passed on to subsequent generations. Dr. Cullis, who has spent over 40 years studying mutations in plants,most recently conducted his research using flax. Read more.


Issue 7 / July 2011


Congratulations to our physics students!

Physics graduate student Amanda Yoho was awarded one of twenty inaugural  Brazil-US Physics Student Visitation Program fellowships established this year by the American Physical Society (APS) and the Sociedade Brasileira de Física (SBF).

Physics graduate student Joel Pendery received a 10-month Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French government.  Read more.

Alumni events

Alumni Event and Summer Student Send-Off

National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC.



View full alumni events calendar

Upcoming events

Origins Science Scholars Program Fall 2011.

Register today!


Eldred Theater 2011-12 Season

The Case Concert Choir 2011-12 Performance Schedule

View the full college events calendar

Save the date!

2011 Alumni Weekend

View the growing list of class representatives. Add your name to the list today!

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