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Date posted: December 20th, 2016
Odds are long for any application for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship—only about 7 percent are awarded. Even longer are the odds that two professors from the same department each receive one of the prestigious grants in the same year. …Read more.
Date posted: November 4th, 2016
A Case Western Reserve team from international health and physics has won national recognition for a portable malaria detection device with the potential to transform diagnosis and treatment of the disease in developing countries. …Read more.
Date posted: October 5th, 2016
Heat Shock Protein Appears to Turn on Schistosoma Invasion
A protein known for helping cells withstand stress may also act as a switch that triggers free-swimming Schistosoma larvae to begin penetrating the skin and transforming into the parasitic flatworms that burden more than 240 million people worldwide with schistosomiasis. …Read more.
Date posted: October 5th, 2016
Astronomy Chair Stacy McGaugh, Lead Author of Paper Accepted for Publication by the Journal Physics Review Letters, Selected as Editor’s Choice to be Featured on Website arXiv
Posted on September 21, 2016
IN ROTATING GALAXIES, DISTRIBUTION OF NORMAL MATTER PRECISELY DETERMINES GRAVITATIONAL ACCELERATION
A new radial acceleration relation found among spiral and irregular galaxies challenges current understanding – and possibly existence – of dark matter
Newswise — In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Albert Bosma independently found that spiral galaxies rotate at a nearly constant speed: the velocity of stars and gas inside a galaxy does not decrease with radius, as one would expect from Newton’s laws and the distribution of visible matter, but remains approximately constant. …Read more.
Date posted: September 9th, 2016
Entering her 37th (and final) year at Case Western Reserve University, Jenifer Neils—an internationally renowned scholar of ancient Greek and Roman art—has won the 2017 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities. …Read more.
Date posted: August 31st, 2016
Physics Professor Glenn Starkman likes big ideas.
During 20 years at Case Western Reserve University, he’s tackled some of the most important questions in cosmology, particle physics and astronomy.
As he’s worked in his chosen fields, Starkman has also challenged and helped set the course for the undergraduate education and experience at Case Western Reserve, and has fostered cross-campus collaboration. …Read more.
Date posted: August 30th, 2016
As chair of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Chemistry, Mary D. Barkley guides others to academic success by blending leadership, research and life skills.
The M. Roger Clapp University Professor of Arts and Sciences was recognized for that guidance by being chosen a Distinguished University Professor, a title acknowledging the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with exceptional academic records of research, scholarship, teaching and service. …Read more.
Date posted: August 19th, 2016
AUGUST 19, 2016
Valerie Haywood, senior instructor of biology, presented her ongoing work in undergraduate biology education at Plant Biology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, in Austin, Texas, in July. …Read more.
Date posted: July 22nd, 2016
JULY 22, 2016
The Oxford University Press published an excerpt from Ross Duffin’s chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare.
Duffin, the Fynette H. …Read more.
Date posted: June 21st, 2016
Among elite athletes, practice accounts for a scant 1 percent of the difference in their performances—and starting sports at an early age does not necessarily provide athletes an upper hand—according to new research. …Read more.