New study shows that worrying can
put relationships at risk
Amy Przeworski, assistant professor of psychology, led a research study showing that obsessive worrying can endanger the health of social relationships. People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) often put their relationships with family, friends or co-workers at risk by the negative methods they use to cope—from excessive nurturing to extreme detachment. Read more and watch a YouTube video of Przeworski explaining the study.
Was artist Jackson Pollock a physicist?
Were Jackson Pollock's paintings just the product of random flinging of paint that anyone could do or was he a master of exploiting fluid dynamics? Art historian, Ellen Landau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, and Harsh Mathur, associate professor of physics, weigh in on this intriguing debate. Read more.
CWRU conference inspires book
In 2006, Martha Woodmansee, professor of English and law, organized an interdisciplinary conference at CWRU. The conference inspired the development of a new scholarly society, the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, for which she is the co-founding director. Her most recent work in the field is as a co-editor of the new book Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective.
"Going off the Rails on a Crazy Train": Study examines congressional infamy
Justin Buchler, associate professor of political science, examines whether the frequency that a Congressional member’s name is on the internet is an asset or liability to achieving infamy. His study looks at internet searches, predictors of congressional infamy, along with its electoral consequences, and the ability to fundraise. Read more.
Ukulele is strumming a comeback
Daniel Goldmark, associate professor of musicology, says that the ukulele is far more complex than it appears. Thanks to current rock musicians and YouTube, this small guitar is making a big revival. Read more.