Lee Thompson, chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences, has earned the McGraw-Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award. She is the third person (and the first Case Western Reserve faculty member) to win the national recognition
Fermat’s Last Theorem—the idea that a certain simple equation had no solutions— went unsolved for nearly 350 years until Oxford mathematician Andrew Wiles created a proof in 1995. Now, Colin McLarty, Truman P. Handy Professor of Philosophy, has shown the theorem can be proved more simply.
Watching a loved one die tests some family members’ relationships with God or the higher being of one’s faith. And the spiritual anger and resentment grow with the level of pain and suffering their family member endures, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University.
Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellites of the nearby giant spiral galaxy Andromeda.
For the first time, a Case Western Reserve University student has been named a U.S. Gates Cambridge Scholar. Jason Tabachnik, a mathematics and physics major, is among 39 new scholars announced yesterday.
Congratulations to Elizabeth A. Davis (GRS ’06), who has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. Read more.
Peter Shulman, assistant professor of history, was awarded the Ellis Hawley Prize for his article, “The Making of a Tax Break: The Oil Depletion Allowance, Scientific Taxation, and Natural Resource Policy in the Early Twentieth Century,” published in the Journal of Policy History. Read more.
Melinda Ashe, a sophomore majoring in psychology, cognitive science and economics, was initiated as the 400,000th member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity last semester. Read more.