The College of Arts and Sciences houses educational and research programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, and mathematics. Students in the college can choose a major or minor from almost 60 undergraduate programs, design their own courses of study, or enroll in integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs. In addition, the college offers graduate programs in several fields where small size and special expertise allow it to make a distinctive contribution to advanced education and research.
The college is organized into 21 academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs and centers, including Childhood Studies, International Studies, Evolutionary Biology, History and Philosophy of Science, and Women’s Studies. Undergraduates as well as graduate students are encouraged to conduct independent research, in their chosen fields or related ones, within the college, in other units of the university, or in nearby medical and cultural institutions. The academic experience can extend into the community in the form of service-learning projects as well as internships in research institutions, businesses, cultural institutions, and governmental agencies.
Arthur Evenchik, assistant to the dean for special projects and coordinator of the Emerging Scholars Program, received the Dr. Ralph Horwitz Award from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM).
Cristian Gómez Olivares, associate professor of Spanish at Case Western Reserve University, recently received the Poetry Prize of the International Latin American and Latino Book Fair at Tufts University in Boston.
A special exhibition featuring works by African American alumni of the master’s program in art education is on view at the Art Studio gallery through March 6. The exhibition includes a colorful, diverse array of sculptures, paintings, photographs, masks, drawings and fiber art.
Former NASA astronaut and Cleveland Heights native Donald Thomas (CIT ’77, physics) will be the keynote speaker at Engineers Week 2020, an annual event that brings together students, faculty, alumni and the public to celebrate achievements in engineering and science.
The latest issue of art/sci magazine features Blanton S. Tolbert, professor in the Department of Chemistry, who has gained prominence investigating HIV at the molecular level. The issue also highlights 2019 Guggenheim Fellow Michael Clune, the Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities in the Department of English; Gates Cambridge Scholar Megan Masterson (CWR ’19); and the work of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities in providing guidance and a sense of community to undergraduates.