artsci update: February 2011



Issue 2 | February 2011  

Save the date!

2011 Alumni Weekend

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Alumni events

04.15.2011 – Honolulu, Hawaii

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Upcoming events


Eldred Theater production: Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star


Asian Studies lecture series presents India: The Migration of Religion, People and Ideas


Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities talk: China’s Rise and Its Impact on Almost Everything


2011 Jean Donovan International Social Justice Conference

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CAS quick links

News stories

art/sci magazine

Welcome to art/sci update, a monthly e-newsletter from the College of Arts and Sciences.

College celebrates A World-Wide Learning Environment

previewOver the past three years, 19 faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have developed innovative ways to build international experiences into the education of CWRU undergraduates. Faculty members developed projects were part of A World-Wide Learning Environment (WLE), an initiative created with the generous support of the McGregor Fund. Using advanced videoconferencing technology, WLE projects have enabled students to interact with scholars and peers in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. For details, visit the WLE website. To watch an overview video, click here.

CWRU releases 2009-10 Annual Report

previewCWRU released its latest annual report, The Bigger Picture. This interactive e-report highlights anthropology professor Cynthia Beall, sociology associate professor Jessica Kelley-Moore, cognitive science assistant professor Anthony Jack and cognitive science and anthropology adjunct professor Yohannes Haile-Selassie. View the full report.

Forum network brings academia home

previewThe Forum Network, organized by Andrew Lucker, adjunct assistant professor of political science and associate director of the Center for Policy Studies, provides public viewing access to university talks and events. Visit the website for a complete list of videos.

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CAS In the News

Dean appointed to Cleveland
Metropolitan School District committee

previewDean Cyrus Taylor is one of 28 community members appointed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to develop a job description for the Cleveland schools’ next chief executive officer. Read the full story.

Professor analyzes Bible, evangelicalism

Marie LathersIn an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, religious studies professor Timothy Beal recognizes the increasing attention religious scholars are devoting to evangelicalism. Read the full article. In addition, Beal has recently published a new book, The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book.


Death conquers in new book by art historian

Elina Gertsman, assistant professor of art history, has published a book, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance. The book is inspired by Gertsman’s childhood fascination with skeletons mocking the dead. Read more.



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