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May 19, 2006

Fickinger's History of CWRU Physics published

"Physics at a Research University: Case Western Reserve University 1830-1990" is a history of the physics research done by the faculty and students of CWRU and its parent institutions. Highlights of the work done by over 100 researchers are described at a level so that the general reader can understand qualitatively how and why the research was done, and the more technical reader can appreciate some more quantitative details. The book ends with a "post-script" which describes research performed from 1990 to 2005. Lists of the names of physics graduates, including titles of graduate theses, appear as indices.

The book is available at the CWRU Bookstore. To order call

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May 01, 2006

Brown wins Wittke Award

Robert Brown and Laura Tartakoff were chosen from a field of 64 nominees as the winners of the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Brown, a physics professor, was described by his nominator as "the epitome of what professors should be and how we should advertise our faculty to the world." More here.

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