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Professor receives grant to develop nanoscale protein delivery systems

Ibtesam Ghazy, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Research

Dr. John “Chip” Tilton, an associate professor and director of Immunobiology in the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics at the CWRU School of Medicine will be receiving $300,000 from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust. This funding will be used to develop a virus-based “Nano PO...

CWRU earns $500,000 from tech startup fund for third time

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Research

This year CWRU earned a $500,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund for the testing and commercialization of technologies being developed by faculty and researchers. The Ohio Third Frontier is chief among Ohio’s organizations that support technological advan...

Professor researches ethical growth, use of human brain organoids

Nathan Lesch, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Research

Beginning in 2018 with a funding proposal to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Brain Initiative, The Brainstorm Project investigates the ethical questions that arise from growing human brain organoids in labs. The project is in its first of two years of funding and is structured as a series o...

Medical marijuana available in Cleveland

Jack Heneghan, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, and two companies are setting up shop in Cleveland. Green Thumb Industries Ohio, located at 1222-1224 Prospect Avenue East and The Botanist, located at 3865 Lakeside Avenue East, are both national chains. While this is a big step for Ohio, there are still many restrict...

Activities abound in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Activities abound in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Despite closing campus this past Monday in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Case Western Reserve University and University Circle blossomed last weekend with various activities in celebration of King. Each year, CWRU hosts a special convocation ceremony in honor of King. On F...

Cultures mix, students share experiences

Cultures mix, students share experiences

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, Events & Talks, News, Top Stories

Friday, Jan. 18 marked the Cultural Mixer, hosted by the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA), Korean American Student Association (KASA), Muslim Student Association (MSA) and La Alianza, a Latino student organization. This was the first time these groups have come together to host an event at...

Politics you should care about

Politics you should care about

Jackson Rudoff, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Outside the Circle

Brexit Plan Sees Historic Defeat On Tuesday, the British Parliament voted on a proposed plan for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Put forth by Prime Minister Theresa May, it was supposed to be the finishing touch on what has been a prolonged separatist battle set off by 2016’s ...

Government shutdown hits CWRU

Government shutdown hits CWRU

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

The partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week, is affecting research universities across the United States, including Case Western Reserve University. Now, professors and students who receive funding from national agencies like the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of A...

CWRU travels to Vegas for largest tech conference

CWRU travels to Vegas for largest tech conference

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2019


Filed under Events & Talks, News, Outside the Circle, Top Stories

While most students returned home for winter break, over three dozen Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and alumni traveled to Las Vegas at the beginning of January. It wasn’t all casinos, buffets and large productions. The CWRU representatives attended CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11. CWRU reserv...

Provost starts Think Big initiative

Justin Hu, Advertising Manager

January 18, 2019


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Case Western Reserve University will be piloting a new initiative known as “Think Big” this semester, an ambitious project that hopes to integrate the university community in directing its future. The brainchild of Provost Ben Vinson III, it will involve three distinct parts: Talk, Test and Act. T...

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