Fly fishing casts spell on literature buffs

Man met nature last week as fly-fishing lines and rods whipped through the air at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s lagoon and bluegills nipped at the lines. For 15 students in Case Western Reserve University English professor John Orlock’s SAGES seminar–Fly Fishing: The Sport, the Metaphysics, & the Literature–it was the moment to connect with nature. Lining the pathway along the lagoon, the first-year students got some step-by-step instructions from a master of the sport, George Vosmik.

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Baker-Nord searches for Points of View on ‘Globalism and Its Origins’ in Yearlong Discussion

How has globalism changed from the time when camel caravans moved goods and cultures from one continent to another? That’s the question Case Western Reserve University Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hopes to answer during its yearlong discussion on “Globalism and Its Origins.” The discussion launches with Arjun Appadurai, the Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communications at New York University, as he delivers the keynote address during the 2010 Humanities Week celebration.

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Case awards mentoring honors to the late “Doc Oc” and to geological sciences faculty member

The Case Western Reserve University J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring for 2006 has been awarded to Beverly Saylor, associate professor of geological sciences, and Ignacio Ocasio, the Teagle Professor of Chemistry better known to the campus community as the beloved “Doc Oc.” Doc Oc died suddenly in May 2005 at the age of 53. He will be awarded the Jackson honor posthumously at Case’s undergraduate diploma ceremony at University Commencement Sunday, May 21.

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