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History professor teaching Brexit SAGES course weighs in on Brexit’s implications

LONDON, ENGLAND: A man protests against Brexit outside the Houses of Parliament on July 5, 2018 in London, England. A prolonged heatwave continues to grip much of the country, with no rain falling in some part for over six weeks. While many enjoy the sunshine, the lack of water is having a dramatic affect. Farmers are finding it difficult to feed their cattle, water levels in reservoirs are falling rapidly and wildlife is struggling. As rivers dry up reports of 'mass fish die offs' have been reported. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Surita Basu, News Editor

February 7, 2020

June 23, 2016. That was the date of the referendum that resulted in the people of the United Kingdom deciding to leave the European Union with a vote of 52% in favor and 48% opposed. Yet, two prime ministers and nearly four years later, the UK finally left on Friday, Jan. 31.  Originally, Britain wa...

CWRU English professor Vinter discusses death in the Elizabethan era

Professor Maggie Vinter's book “Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage,” discusses the theatricality of death in the Elizabethan era

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

October 4, 2019

On the wall of Associate Professor Maggie Vinter’s office in Guilford House, there is a poster showing all 64 deaths in playwright William Shakespeare’s tragedies. Vinter’s debut book, “Last Acts: The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage,'' describes how these deaths and death in other works...

CWRU School of Medicine faculty wins prestigious award

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Dr. Heather Broihier, a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, recently won the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), an organization in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Landis Award is given to a recipient f...

Paul Schroeder, beloved CWRU professor, retires after 14 years

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

“Don’t have an idea of what you want to do,” shared Paul Schroeder, visiting professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, about finding one’s path in life. He has held this position for 14 years, though this year will be his last. “My wife and I have done something differe...

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

CWRU researchers find 3.8 million-year-old skull

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

“There was a moment when I couldn’t control my emotions. Apparently, I was jumping up and down, a behavior that I don’t usually show when I find hominin fossils, and the locals who were standing next to me thought that I was going crazy!” That was the reaction of Yohannes Haile-Selassie, curator of phy...

CWRU professor named Guggenheim Fellow

Guggenheim Fellow, Professor Michael Clune

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

Michael Clune, a Case Western Reserve University professor in the department of English, was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow. The fellowships, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website, are “intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for produc...

CWRU faculty involved in nuclear forensic research

Christine Duval, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomoleclar Engineering

Anna Giubileo, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

So you’ve found some uranium—now what? This question was posed by Christine Duval, an assistant professor in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. Her presentation on nuclear forensic research was the final in a series hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Science and ...

Breaking new ground

A rendering of the discovered Theosodon arozquetai and Llullataruca shockeyi by paleoartist Velizar Simeonovski

April 5, 2019

Case Western Reserve University professor Darin Croft has a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). The exhibit, titled “Mammal Mysteries of South America,'' highlights Croft’s work in the Quebrada Honda region in Bolivia. Several fossils found at the site were displayed at the exhibit,...

Professor explores link between lead poisoning, juvenile delinquency

Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2019

Through Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Professor Rob Fischer is working on an initiative to find a link between lead poisoning, usually resulting from paint containing lead, and juvenile delinquency.   Fischer is an associate professor at the Jac...

School of Medicine professor’s research leads to big money for startup

Maryam Iqbal, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

March 13 was a happy day for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Professor of Neuroscience Jerry Silver. After 30 years of research on “basic mechanisms that can robustly enhance nerve regeneration in animal models of spinal cord injury all the way to human patients,” Silver wa...

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