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Two Art History Faculty Win Prestigious NEH Fellowships

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.

Malaria detection device faster, more accurate than current methods

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.

Emmitt Jolly Lab Featured in Science Daily for New Publication

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.

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

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

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.

With move to Greece on horizon, classics’ Jenifer Neils wins Baker-Nord prize

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.

Physics’ Glenn Starkman awarded Distinguished University Professorship

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.

Department of Chemistry Chair Mary Barkley awarded Distinguished University Professorship

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.

Biology’s Valerie Haywood presents at American Society of Plant Biologists annual conference

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.

Excerpt of Ross Duffin’s chapter on music in Shakespeare’s plays published by Oxford University Press

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.

Sports practice accounts for just 1 percent of the performance differences among elite athletes

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.

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