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Department of Chemistry Chair Mary Barkley awarded Distinguished University Professorship

As chair of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Chemistry, Mary D. Barkley guides others to academic success by blending leadership, research and life skills. The M. Roger Clapp University Professor of Arts and Sciences was recognized for that guidance by being chosen a Distinguished University Professor, a title acknowledging...

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Biology’s Valerie Haywood presents at American Society of Plant Biologists annual conference

 AUGUST 19, 2016Valerie Haywood, senior instructor of biology, presented her ongoing work in undergraduate biology education at Plant Biology 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, in Austin, Texas, in July. More than 1,300 scientists from nearly 40 countries participate in the meeting each year.Haywood’s...

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Excerpt of Ross Duffin’s chapter on music in Shakespeare’s plays published by Oxford University Press

 JULY 22, 2016The Oxford University Press published an excerpt from Ross Duffin’s chapter in the Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare.Duffin, the Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music, wrote a chapter titled “Music and the Stage in the Time of Shakespeare.”He explained the history of instruments from William Shakespeare’s...

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Sports practice accounts for just 1 percent of the performance differences among elite athletes

Among elite athletes, practice accounts for a scant 1 percent of the difference in their performances—and starting sports at an early age does not necessarily provide athletes an upper hand—according to new research. Brooke Macnamara “While practice is necessary for elite athletes to reach a high level of competition, after a...

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