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College launches military ethics master's degree program

Military Ethics

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes applications to its new Military Ethics program, the first graduate degree program of its kind. The inaugural cohort begins Fall 2017. The program is directed by Shannon French, the Inamori Professor of Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence.

  • Students can complete the academic program in one intense year or at their own pace.
  • Graduates will earn a specialized degree that stands alone, pairs with a law degree or serves as a stepping stone to a PhD program.
  • The degree prepares students for career advancement or teaching in military ethics, law, policy, foreign affairs and other fields.
  • The program faculty includes international experts in military ethics, international relations, public policy and related fields.

CWRU celebrates Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year

Case Western Reserve University welcomed the Year of the Rooster with food, fun and fireworks. The holiday is tied to the lunar-solar calendar and was originally observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors. It is one of the most important social and economic holidays for billions of people around the world.

Medical historian explores controversial 
electroconvulsive therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy Machine Circa 1970
Jonathan Sadowsky, Theodore J. Castele Professor and associate professor in the Department of History, discusses his new book, Electroconvulsive Therapy in America, and why this treatment has been so controversial. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), often known as shock treatment, is a stigmatized treatment that many critics have portrayed as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists and patients consider it to be a safe and effective treatment for severe depression and bipolar disorder. Read more.
Bradley Odhner
Brad Odhner

Bradley Odhner is a Physics and Classics double major from New Hampshire, set to graduate in 2018. Through CWRU, he's been able to study abroad twice: once in Greece and once in Italy. Bradley is a programmer at WRUW and was president of IMPROVment and treasurer of the Physics and Astronomy Club. Read more.

SAGES Fellow Brad Ricca uncovers the mystery of the real-life Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
Brad Ricca
Brad Ricca, a SAGES Fellow and lecturer in the Department of English, stumbled across a mention of Grace Humiston, also known as Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, in a 1917 newspaper article. Humiston solved one of the biggest missing-persons cases of the early 1900s and antagonized men at the highest levels of powerall during a time when women couldn't vote. Ricca unearthed her story for his new book, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes.
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Frederick Douglass' 1854 commencement address displays tradition of activism at university
Frederick Douglass' 1854 Commencement Address

In 1854, Frederick Douglass presented the commencement address at Western Reserve College. He spoke for two hours to an audience of about 3,000. The tradition of civil rights activism has been continued by the Social Justice Institute and its director, Rhonda Y. Williams, a professor in the Department of HistoryRead more.

Donor showcase
Brad Odhner

We have so many amazing donors with compelling stories. To read about what inspires our donors to give back to the college, visit our newly launched Donor Stories webpage.

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