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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Attendants at the Research ShowCASE model virutal reality goggles. The annual event offers researchers the opportunity to present their work and explain findings to the campus and surrounding community.

Research ShowCASE brings together community of researchers

Yugan Sakthi, Staff Reporter April 27, 2018

On Friday, April 20, Case Western Reserve University held its highly anticipated Research ShowCASE, a day-long event showcasing the wide variety of research, technological development and creative and...

Specializing on childhood and family research, Sabine Andresen and Asher Ben-Arieh are concerned with childrens relation to adults and the adult oriented world.

How do children view their worlds?

Muyin (Mia) Huang, Contributing Reporter October 14, 2016

Do children have their own thoughts? Do children have the ability to evaluate the outside world? On Oct. 11, students and faculty gathered at Tinkham Veale University Center to explore children’s perception...

Deconstructing spinal cord injury to understand potential cures

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer April 8, 2016

When asked which function they would like to regain, many individuals with spinal cord injuries say that they would like to regain the ability to have sex, with their desire to restore bladder function...

CWRU studies solar panels

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter April 1, 2016

After an uncharacteristically warm winter in Cleveland, the upcoming summer offers the possibility of being even hotter than usual—with plenty of sun to enjoy and to use. This is good news for Case Western...

John Brogan made posters in which recycling represented one part of a journey in order to study the effectiveness of that as a conceptual metaphor.

Recycling as a journey, a student’s career

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor April 1, 2016

Fourth-year student John Brogan found his passion while being hassled as he canvassed for a door-to-door environmental campaign. As he collected signatures, fundraised and encouraged some less-than-enthused...

Professor studies health disparities among minority men

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter February 26, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African American men have the highest incidence rate of both prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. African American men also tend to be diagnosed...

Gravitational waves discovery creates opportunity for further study

Christopher Gittings, Staff Reporter February 19, 2016

On Feb. 11, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) made a historic announcement at the National Science Foundation. For the first time ever, humans have managed to detect the the...

Researcher studies benefits of “kangaroo care” in newborns

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer February 12, 2016

For Susan Ludington, the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing, the bond between mother and infant is something spectacular to witness. Kangaroo care, the primary subject...

A fly on the wall

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter February 5, 2016

As a neuroscientist with an established interest in entomology, Assistant Professor of Biology Jessica Fox wields a distinctive approach to research. Her laboratory's current work involves using insect...

Professor working to make faster matter scanner

Kalli Schumacher, Staff Reporter January 29, 2016

Earlier this year, Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a $280,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new piece of imaging equipment, to be called...

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