11-time Jeopardy! champion—and champion for ”nerd culture”—to speak at CWRU

Northeast Ohio’s Arthur Chu gained national attention for becoming an 11-time Jeopardy! champion in March. Now he’s capitalizing on that fame to champion what he refers to as “nerd culture.” Chu, who also blogs for The Daily

Three student startups in national Blackstone LaunchPad competition

Carbon Origins

Student entrepreneurs from Case Western Reserve University will pitch their startup businesses to a panel of investors in a national competition in New York City Oct. 27-28. The first-ever Blackstone LaunchPad National Demo Day will

Relive Homecoming Weekend with highlight video; alumni award winners named

CWRU Spartan flexing at homecoming parade

It began with a blastoff. And included a Broadway star. People went Beyond the Fence. And cheered a big win over the Bears. Case Western Reserve’s Homecoming Weekend welcomed graduates and parents alike with educational programs and social

Common spice could help extend lives of mesothelioma patients


A common Asian spice and cancer-hampering molecules show promise in slowing the progression of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung’s lining often linked to asbestos. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Georg-Speyer-Haus in

Scientists wield plant viruses against deadly human disease

Case Western Reserve University researchers hope to take a healthy salad up a level by growing a vaccine for an aggressive form of breast cancer in leafy greens. “In the long run, one could think

Medical school dean, department chair elected to Institute of Medicine

Pam Davis and Walter Boron headshots

School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, and Department of Physiology and Biophysics Chair Walter Boron, MD, PhD, have won election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), one

Survey finds anxiety is leading cause for moderate sedation in dental procedures

Dental anxiety can be so extreme for some patients that a simple cotton swab on the gums makes them flinch. And others, fearful of pain, simply avoid seeing the dentist, according to a new

Study seeks to help people overcome distress when making medical decisions in intensive care

Ronald Hickman Jr.

Patients in critical condition are often incapable of making their own health care decisions. Instead, a family member or someone else may have to decide end-of-life care on the patient’s behalf. Ronald Hickman Jr., assistant

Kelvin Smith Library joins digital content repository HathiTrust

Kelvin Smith Library

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now a member of HathiTrust, a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from major research institutions and libraries. With more than 90 partners, HathiTrust aims

Renovations begin on new home for think[box]

thinkbox launch party

Case Western Reserve’s think[ box ] project has always been a little different. From its lower-case name to its basement “startup” space, the innovation hub has consistently defied convention as it sought to become