5 questions with… award-winning engineering PhD student Symone Alexander

Symone Alexander

Symone Alexander more or less stumbled into her career path. It took literally getting lost in the engineering building as an undergraduate at Howard University in order for her to find her true passion. “I

5 questions with… Undergraduate Student Government President Chippy Kennedy

Chippy Kennedy

Chippy Kennedy wants to get people talking. As the new Undergraduate Student Government president, he plans to make that happen. Traditionally, he noted, students have a reputation of being apathetic toward political issues on campus

5 questions…with recent retiree, Thwing Center “fixer” Al Hammett

Al Hammett

As soon as Al Hammett arrived at work on Wednesday, he was called on to address an urgent issue: The audio-visual setup in the Thwing Center ballroom needed to be adjusted, and a meeting

5 questions with… business continuity manager Eun-Joo Ahn

Eun-Joo Ahn

When an emergency occurs, whether manmade or natural, the university’s immediate concern is for the safety of those involved. But what happens after the situation has cleared? Classes, research and day-to-day operations all must

5 questions with… common reading committee, religious studies chair Timothy Beal


Timothy Beal is committed to engaging mass amounts of people in academic thought and discussion. Over the past two years, he’s earned two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants to do just that—including,

5 questions with… mechanical coordinator, National Senior Games competitor Sam Arlia

Sam Arlia and his wife, Lisa

Just a month after earning sixth place in the 2013 National Senior Games archery competition in Cleveland, Sam Arlia was in a motorcycle accident that left him with extensive injuries to his left hand

5 questions with… professor of biomedical engineering Anant Madabhushi

Anant Madabhushi in his research lab

As a high school student in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, in the 1990s, Anant Madabhushi competed against thousands of students for a spot in the country’s premier medical and engineering schools. Then, his uncle, an

5 questions with… economics, entrepreneurial studies professor Scott Shane

Scott Shane

Scott Shane, the A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of economics, started teaching at Case Western Reserve University 12 years ago. At that time, entrepreneurship was taught in a classroom

5 questions with… postdoctoral fellow, research advocate Lynn Ulatowski

Lynn Ulatowski

Last month, Lynn Ulatowski joined students and postdoctoral researchers from across the country on Capitol Hill as part of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Hill Day. There, they explained the impact

5 questions with… Leonard Gelfand STEM Center’s director of engineering Me’lani Joseph

When Me’lani Joseph was 11 years old, she and her mother lived in Tanzania near a village where many homes lacked running water and electricity. Though her home had those luxuries, she never forgot the experience of