In our second batch of new faculty profiles, learn about scholars and researchers who study China’s birth-planning policy, have an interest in organic gardening, and rock out to Led Zeppelin.
This fall, the college has welcomed a number of new faculty members, spanning fields from math to English, dance to chemistry. These newly appointed scholars and researchers promise to become valued members of their departments. Discover who specializes in the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on adult health, who loves the writing of Truman Capote, and who’s trekked through the Indian Himalayas.
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.
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
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.
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.
National History Day was awarded a National Humanities Medal for its ability to “inspire in American students a passion for history”. Dr. Cathy Gorn (GRS ’84, ’92), executive director of NHD, accepted the award from President Obama. Read more.