Thompson named top educator
of first-year students in the U.S.
Professor Lee Thompson, chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences, has earned a national honor for her work with undergraduate students. In February, she received the McGraw-Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award, the third person (and first from Case Western Reserve) to receive the recognition.
In 2001, Thompson was one of the founding co-directors of the SAGES program, which helps first-year students develop essential communication skills and acclimate to university life. Read more.
Senior math and physics major is
CWRU's first Gates Cambridge Scholar
Jason Tabachnik, a senior majoring in mathematics and physics, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. It's the first time a Case Western Reserve student has earned this honor.
Tabachnik is one of 39 U.S. scholars selected for the program this year. Established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the program will provide Tabachnik with a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in mathematics. Read more.
Studies examine anger and forgiveness
within families when relative is dying
Psychologist Julie Exline is the co-author of two studies that look at anger and forgiveness among relatives when a family member is dying. In one study, Exline's team measured participants' spiritual anger or resentment caused by watching a loved one suffer great pain.
The second study explored the importance of forgiveness-related communications between hospice patients and family members. Read more.
Physics faculty members part of team
awarded $2.9 million from Air Force
Physics Professor Walter Lambrecht and Assistant Professor Xuan Gao are part of an international team investigating the performance of a specific kind of transistor under extremely high temperatures; the Air Force has awarded the project a $2.9 million grant.
Air and space, automotive, oil and gas drilling, and nuclear industries can benefit from devices that can endure extreme environments. The collaboration is led by Assistant Research Professor Alp Sehirlioglu from the Case School of Engineering. Read more.
CAS in the News
Astrophysical research supports
alternative to dark matter theory
A research study co-authored by Professor Stacy McGaugh of the Department of Astronomy could challenge widely accepted theories about dark matter. Using models based on Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND), the scientists correctly predicted properties of objects in several faint dwarf galaxies. These models, which assume modifications to the law of gravity under certain conditions, represent an alternative to the theory that dark matter accounts for the speed at which galaxies spin.
Their study, “Andromeda Dwarfs in the Light of MOND,” will be published in Astrophysical Journal. Read more.
Faculty member discusses search
for meteorites in Antarctica
Ralph Harvey, associate professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, which he leads.
Watch the story.
Check out photos from our events, including our young alumni mixer, on the college's Flickr page.
Issue 27 / March 2013
Across the University
Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff and students have earned a prestigious national honor for their wide-ranging community engagement.
The university was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions for exemplary community service.
Case Western Reserve has made the Honor Roll four times before, but this is the first year the university made the Honor Roll with Distinction, a list that includes 100 higher education institutions.
Mark your calendar!
Homecoming/Alumni Weekend 2013 is scheduled for September 26-29, 2013.
Reunion activities are planned for graduates of class years ending in 3 and 8. If you're interested in volunteering as a class representative, please contact Sharon Jordan-Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University chapter events are scheduled monthly! Find out when events near you are happening and join up with fellow alumni.
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Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities
The Superman Revolution: A Salute to the Man of Steel
Department of Dance
Department of Music
Department of Theater
Department of English
Edward S. and Melinda Melton Sadar Lecture in Writing in the Disciplines: AT&T's Cold War Modernism: Narrating the Liberal Arts in Times of Crisis
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