5 Questions… with new athletic director Amy Backus

Amy Backus CWRU

After every basketball practice during her sophomore year at Central Michigan University, Amy Backus went home and logged each drill her team performed that day. That’s when it hit her: Her aspirations changed from becoming

5 questions with… engineering student, community outreach volunteer James Dolgin

James Dolgin

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) at Case Western Reserve University encourages students to “break out of the bubble” and experience all that Cleveland has to offer. This summer, James Dolgin, a sophomore

5 questions with… new School of Dental Medicine dean, alumnus Kenneth Chance

For Kenneth B. Chance, his appointment as dean of the School of Dental Medicine completes a cycle. “I can now give back,” he said, “all of the training, all of the experiences that I’ve had

5 questions with… Mandel School grad student, comics scholar Valentino Zullo

All superheroes have an origin story—a backstory that delves deeper into the character’s history. Valentino Zullo, a second-year graduate student in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has his

5 questions with… retiring Faculty Conciliation and Mediation Program Counselor Wallace ”Wally” Gingerich

Gingerich

In 2010, Wallace “Wally” Gingerich retired as a professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Although “retired,” Gingerich didn’t stop serving Case Western Reserve University.

5 questions with…48-year biology professor James Zull

James Zull

James Zull remembers when a single chain separated Western Reserve University and the Case Institute of Technology. The chain was a futile effort to create an illusion of separation. People often stepped right over

5 questions with…organizational behavior guru, new HR administrator Bonnie Richley

Richley

Throughout all her years of education, research and teaching, Bonnie Richley has maintained the same goal: “I’ve always wanted to make a difference,” she said. Her new role will allow her to do just

5 questions with…infection prevention, control expert Irena Kenneley

Irena Kenneley headshot

Before she was born, Irena Kenneley’s family immigrated to the United States from Lithuania after years of persecution under Russian communist rule post-World War II. Growing up on Cleveland’s East Side, Kenneley initially struggled

5 questions with…star student-athlete, recent graduate Derek Reinbold

Derek Reinbold

Throughout his career at Case Western Reserve University, Derek Reinbold was the prototypical student-athlete. He successfully juggled study sessions, practice, tests and matches as a triple major (art history, international studies and political science)

5 questions with…ultramarathon runner, faculty member Jim Van Orman

Jim Van Orman

Last weekend marked the 38th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon—a grueling 26.2-mile race throughout the city. The traditional marathon is a daunting task for most, but most are not like ultramarathon runner Jim Van