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Visiting Fellows Expand SAGES Offerings

Since its inception, SAGES has brought outstanding scientists, scholars, political leaders, journalists, and other local professionals to the Case campus as visiting seminar leaders. President Edward M. Hundert announced his plans to appoint such visitors in his inaugural address in January 2003. Since then, the Presidential Fellows program has significantly expanded the range of seminar offerings and strengthened connections between the university and the larger community.

Beginning this fall, the ranks of visiting fellows will be bostered by guest faculty recruited from universities across the country. These scholars, appointed by Dean Mark Turner in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be known as SAGES Fellows.

With the generous support of The 1525 Foundation, SAGES has created a special category of visitors, designated as Beamer-Schneider SAGES Fellows, who will make ethical reflection and deliberation an integral part of the seminar experience. The Foundation had previously expressed its commitment to ethics teaching at Case by endowing the Beamer-Schneider Professorship in Ethics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Each year, too, a scholar who has achieved particular distinction in teaching and research will be appointed as the Samuel M. Savin SAGES Fellow, in honor of the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For fall 2005, the visiting seminar leaders will be:

Carter Edman, architect, Collins Gordon Bostwick (Presidential Fellow). Seminar: “Learning to See: Architecture and Aesthetics in Context.”

Douglas Knerr, associate professor of social sciences, Roosevelt University (Beamer-Schneider SAGES Fellow). Seminars: “Home, Hearth, and Housing: An Exploration of Domestic Culture in the U.S.” and “Business and Society.”

Edward G. Lawry, professor of philosophy, Oklahoma State University (Samuel M. Savin SAGES Fellow). Seminar: “Aesthetic and Moral Value.”

Elaine Richardson, associate professor, English and applied linguistics, Pennsylvania State University (SAGES Fellow). Seminar: “Afro-American Oral Folk Traditions.”

Warren Zanes, vice president of education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Presidential Fellow). Seminar: “Writing Rock and Roll.”