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Research ShowCASE brings together community of researchers

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.

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 intellectual activities which occur on campus. This year’s ShowCASE was the largest to date, featuring a keyn...

How do children view their worlds?

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

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 of the world with German Professor Sabine Andresen and Israeli Professor Asher Ben-Arieh. The talk, ...

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 coming in as a close second. “That’s something I guess I wouldn’t understand as someone who...

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 Reserve University’s Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Center and its director...

Recycling as a journey, a student’s career

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.

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 constituents to write to politicians, he had to think hard about how to get his message across...

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 with colorectal cancer at a younger age than any other population. Understanding the relationship...

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 presence of gravitational waves, reinforcing the principles of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity...

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 of Ludington’s research, is a method of care that can help facilitate the bond between mother and...

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 flight as a model for how sensory systems process information, which holds broader implications for...

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 FastRAM, that will be able to analyze materials over 100 times faster than current instruments can....

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