What if the 1994 San Francisco Giants’ Matt Williams had gotten the chance to match—or shatter—Yankee legend Roger Maris’ single-season home run record? What if San Diego Padres’ Tony Gwynn had broken .400? What if the Tribe had made it to the playoffs?
We’ll never know, of course, because the 1994 season was cut short by the 232-day baseball strike that started Aug. 12. It left 655 games unplayed and 14 postponed for the 28 teams in Major League Baseball. To top it off, the World Series never happened; it was the first time the series had been cancelled since 1904.
Now, 17 years later, Case Western Reserve University senior Zachary Hass wants to know what might have been. The statistics and economics major from Shawano, Wis., picked up where the season ended by using bits and pieces of knowledge from engineering, economics and statistics to simulate the 1994 season outcomes. Find out how the Indians may have fared.
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After 15 weeks, the inaugural ThinkFast competition has its winner, an engaged alumnus who keeps up to date with his alma mater—and likes to compete with the Case Western Reserve University community.
Joe Discenza (CIT ’88) beat out 530 individuals to become the first ThinkFast winner, earning 760 points by getting the most correct answers (seven out of 14) in the fastest time. Second place went to undergraduate student Jonathon Brand (561 points), and undergraduate Emily Kwong nabbed third place (476.3 points). Read more about the results and Discenza's advice to win it all.
The Cleveland Marathon takes place on commencement day, with the route passing through University Circle and causing road closures and delays in the area. Visitors attending commencement ceremonies should download a PDF of the travel advisory with shuttle routes and allow for extra travel time. Find more information online.
Thanks to a bequest from the members of the family of the late Evan Nord, UCITE is offering Nord Grants to faculty. The grants are available for a wide range of activities; for more information, go online.
The final GRADLink meeting of the academic year will be held May 10 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Spartan Room at Thwing Center. Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to eat pizza and share their thoughts and experiences about being a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University. The meetings are sponsored by University Counseling Services and are facilitated by Pamela Nilsson. Email or call Nilsson at 368.0642 with questions. Meetings will resume in September.
The university community is invited to attend a tips, tricks and training update on SmartCART and also celebrate the program’s first birthday. The training sessions will be held May 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., with a cake and punch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Wolstein Research Building. RSVP online for a training session.
The Academy of Management Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, selected a paper by Weatherhead School of Management doctoral student Jennifer Madden as one of the best accepted papers in the program. Her paper, “Overcoming Collaboration Barriers in Affordable Housing Public-Private Partnerships” will be published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting. Nearly 5,700 papers were submitted to the conference. The Academy of Management is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world.
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At the Choose Ohio First Summit, a poster by five Case Western Reserve students—Kristy Walsh, Sarah Ancell, Kara Meyer, Kate Schmitmeyer and Dylan Yurgionas—placed fourth out of more than 90 posters presented. More than 300 students from six universities rated their poster on “Conservation of Mechanical Energy.”