Meet more of the college’s new faculty
New faculty members have arrived on campus and have already become a part of the community. In last month’s art/sci update, you met a number of our new scholars and researchers.
Now learn about more of our fall arrivals, including an anthropologist who studies China’s birth-planning policy, a choreographer with an interest in organic gardening, and a classicist who rocks out to Led Zeppelin. Read more.
$15 million commitment to boost
art history doctoral program
Joseph and Nancy Keithley, longtime benefactors of Case Western Reserve, have committed $15 million to launch a landmark initiative between the university and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Nancy and Joseph Keithley Institute for Art History will prepare future curators, scholars, museum directors and academic leaders, building on the strengths of the institutions’ joint doctoral program in art history.
The Keithleys’ gift will support graduate student stipends and travel fellowships; undergraduate internships; an institute directorship; curriculum development that engages the museum’s collections; public and academic programming; publications; and acquisitions and other needs of the museum’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives. Read more.
Przeworski receives early career grant
Amy Przeworski, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, has been awarded the 2013 John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant from the American Psychological Foundation. The grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbances in children.
Przeworski will examine barriers to screening for anxiety and depressive symptoms in pediatric primary care practices, and will create a screening and prevention program that can be easily implemented in such practices. Read more.
CAS in the News
Annual Music Masters series
explores the Rolling Stones
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the Rolling Stones as part of the 18th Annual Music Masters series.
Including a keynote lecture Oct. 24 in Ford Auditorium on the CWRU campus and a tribute concert Oct. 26 in PlayhouseSquare, the events will explore the musical influences and legacy of the group, which was inducted into the Rock Hall in 1989. Read more.
Project to reduce helium needed
for MRI machines receives NSF grant
Project leader Michael Martens, associate professor of physics, and Robert Brown, professor of physics and Distinguished University Professor, are part of a research group that has received a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to design a full-scale Magnetic Resonance Imaging magnet out of a new cost-saving material.
The researchers believe a superconducting magnet built with magnesium diboride wire would need just a few liters of increasingly costly liquid helium to supercool the material, yet yield the same quality image as today’s best machines. Current machines require more than 2,000 liters of helium. Read more.
Check out photos from our events, including our orientation welcome party, on the college’s Flickr page.
Issue 33 / September 2013
Donors break giving record
For the fifth time in six years, Case Western Reserve’s alumni and friends have set a new record for giving. In the fiscal year ended June 30, the university’s attainment totaled $145.9 million, an increase of $7.5 million over 2012’s performance—an all-time high. Read more.
Still time to register!
Registration for Homecoming Weekend 2013 continues until Sept 25. Join us for a thrilling weekend from Sept. 26-29, when more than 100 events for alumni, students, families, faculty and staff are planned. Among the activities sponsored by the college is a special conversation with Frank Ryan, former faculty member and Cleveland Browns quarterback.
Visit cwru.edu/homecoming to view a complete lineup of events and to register.
Alumni events are scheduled regularly. To find out what’s happening in your area, visit the Alumni Association calendar below.
View full alumni events calendar
On the Trail of “Lucy”: A Collaborative Exploration of Australopithecus
Schubert Center for Child Studies
Defeating the Culture of Bullying
High Tech, Low Life
39th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Splendor: Exploring Value in the History of Art
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