College magazine’s latest
issue is now available
The latest issue of the college’s magazine, art/sci, has arrived in mailboxes and around campus. The publication includes stories about an entrepreneurial alumnus, a major gift to enhance collaboration between the college and the Cleveland Museum of Art, student summer research opportunities and more.
If you haven’t seen the issue yet, visit newartsci.case.edu/magazine/fall-2013/.
Professor emeritus Morrell Heald
passes away at age 91
Morrell “Bo” Heald, a professor for 35 years at Case Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University, died at age 91 on Jan. 3 in Mitchellville, Md.
Heald, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor Emeritus of Humanities, served as chair of the university’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and its American Studies Program between 1969 and 1982. A leader in curricular innovation, he instituted a women’s studies major and co-chaired a committee that instituted an undergraduate African-American studies program. Read more.
New books by faculty members
Jill Korbin, associate dean and director of the Schubert Center for Child Studies, is a co-editor of the newly published Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective. More than 200 researchers from a variety of disciplines contributed to the five-volume reference work. A daylong event inspired by the book’s publication, Child Well-Being: An International Seminar, will take place near the Case Western Reserve campus on Feb. 6.
Jessica F. Green, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, is the author of Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance. The book examines how some private firms are emerging as leaders in tackling the world’s climate concerns. Read more.
Two faculty members from the Department of English, Joshua Hoeynck and Megan Jewell, contributed to a collection of critical essays titled The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later. The volume reflects on Donald Allen’s influential poetry anthology published in 1960. Read more.
Faculty member calculates how gravity
would be different on a cubical Earth
Jesse Berezovsky, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, was featured on the websites Quora and Gizmodo with a piece describing how gravity would be different if Earth were cube-shaped.
He writes, “Perhaps the main difference if the earth were a cube would be that students would become much more frustrated trying to calculate the gravitational field.” Read more.
Graduate students perform on
the Cleveland Play House stage
Students from the CWRU/CPH MFA in Acting program are performing in the Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl. Running through Feb. 2 in the Allen Theatre in Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare, the production features all seven members of the program’s third-year class.
The students are in their last semester, with graduation and a New York showcase on the horizon. Read more.