From the attack on the Capitol to discoveries in outer space, medical breakthroughs to the ongoing pandemic, the expertise and insight of the Case Western Reserve University community were at the forefront of the stories making headlines nationally and internationally this year.

In what has become commonplace, our faculty members are often the first call journalists make when trying to make sense of a news story. Perhaps more importantly, CWRU researchers’ important work often creates the headlines.

University Marketing and Communications works to raise the university’s national and international profile through positive coverage of its newsworthy people, places and accomplishments in important online and print publications and specialty media. 

Look back at some of the highlights of Case Western Reserve in the media—keeping in mind this is just a fraction of the media mentions—from one of the most newsworthy years in recent memory:  

Winter

The Justice Department accuses Walmart of fueling the opioid crisis

The Economist, Jan. 2. Andrew Pollis, professor of law

Maybe ‘dark matter’ doesn’t exist at all, new research suggests

NBC News, Jan. 6. Stacy McGaugh, chair of the Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences

Reaction to Trump supporters storming U.S. Capitol building

Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Jan. 7. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, professor of law and co-director of the Social Justice Institute

Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Four Questions That Every Manufacturing Entrepreneur Needs To Answer

Forbes, Jan. 8. Brandon Cornuke, an adjunct professor in the Department of Design and Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management

Assume the new coronavirus variant is in your community

Mashable, Jan. 11. Mark Cameron, associate professor at the School of Medicine

Why are flies so hard to swat?

NPR, All Things Considered, Jan. 13. Jessica Fox, an associate professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences

Use the private sector — especially insurance companies — to speed up COVID-19 vaccines

MarketWatch, Jan. 16. JB Silvers, a professor of banking and finance in the Weatherhead School of Management

Yahoo News Explains: The Defense Production Act

Yahoo, Jan. 22. Peter Shulman, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences

Keystone is dead, and the remnants of NAFTA are Alberta’s best slim hope of getting its money back

The Globe and Mail, Jan. 20. Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and the director of the Environmental Law Center, and Juscelino Colares, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law and a professor of political science

US Police Weigh Officer Discipline After Rally, Capitol Riot

The Associated Press, Jan. 24. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Social Justice Institute

The mirage of the Black middle class

Vox, Jan. 25. Cassi Pittman Claytor, Climo Junior Professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences

Biden to announce executive actions on fighting climate change

NPR, Marketplace, Jan. 26. Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and the director of the Environmental Law Center

‘It’s definitely not easy.’ How flight attendants are handling travel during COVID-19.

National Geographic, Jan. 27. Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law

Next pandemic could be a potentially deadly fungus

New York Post, Jan. 31. Mahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine

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Rong Xu

People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid, Huge Study Finds

The New York Times, Feb. 9. Rong Xu, professor of biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine

Celebrating Black History: A look back at Cleveland’s first interracial hospital

Fox 8 Cleveland, Feb. 11. David B. Miller, associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

The other time Trump was charged with incitement

CNN, Feb. 13. Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law

Spring

Museums Launch Covid-19 Exhibits: Virus-Shaped Piñatas, ‘Happy Hour’ Masks

The Wall Street Journal, March 3. Amanda Mahoney, chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center

End Restrictive Family Visiting Policies in Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Newsweek, March 4. Kristi Westphaln, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioethics in the School of Medicine

Now, More Than Ever, Let’s Listen To—And Support—Our Nurses

Health Affairs, March 15. Shanina Knighton, clinical nurse scientist at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Scientists Grow Mice Embryos in a Mechanical Womb

The New York Times, March 17. Paul Tesar, the Dr. Donald and Ruth Weber Goodman Professor of Innovative Therapeutics at the School of Medicine

Your million-dollar NFT can break tomorrow if you’re not careful

The Verge, March 25. Aaron Perzanowski, professor of law

Consumers filed 106 injury claims from COVID-19 vaccines, ventilators and hydroxychloroquine. Here’s why none have been paid

USA Today, March 28. Katharine Van Tassel, visiting professor of law

Supreme Court weighs whether to enter gun debate amid calls for stricter limits

CBS News, April 7. Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law

Ohio GOP lieutenant governor faces political test over tweet

The Associated Press, April 8. Karen Beckwith, the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Arts and Sciences

George Floyd’s Body Is on Trial for Its Own Murder

Rolling Stone, April 9. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Social Justice Institute

Flipkart’s Warehouse Venture to Bolster Walmart’s India Presence

Yahoo, April 12. Sayan Chatterjee, professor of design and innovation at Weatherhead School of Management

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Peter Shulman

America First’s Anglo-Saxon ‘Racist Dog-Whistle’ Slammed by Historians

Newsweek, April 17. Peter Shulman, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences

This Ruling Could Open the Door for the Supreme Court To Take on Roe v. Wade

Ms. Magazine, April 22. Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law

Eating just one CUP of leafy greens like spinach or kale a day can lower your risk of heart disease by up to 26%, study finds

Daily Mail, May 4. Jonathan Stamler, professor at the School of Medicine

Many police officers spurn coronavirus vaccines as departments hold off on mandates

The Washington Post, May 5. Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law

Dementia wards in Pennsylvania hard-hit during the pandemic

The Associated Press, May 10. Pamela Davis, the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor at the School of Medicine

In Girls as Young as 7, Weight May Predict Odds for Eating Disorder 

U.S. News & World Report, May 11. Ellen Rome, professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine

A reckoning for Spacs: will regulators deflate the boom?

Financial Times, May 12. Anat Alon-Beck, assistant professor of law

All aboard: Greater Cleveland RTA adds transit rider to board of trustees

Crain’s Cleveland Business, May 16. Rob Fischer, associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and co-director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development

This RobotiBrain-Controlled Arm Can Twist, Grasp—and Feel

Wired, May 20. Abidemi Bolu Ajiboye, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Case School of Engineering

Summer

80-year-old public housing complex scheduled for remodel after $35 million federal grant

WEWS, ABC Cleveland, May 26. Debbie Wilber, assistant director and research associate for the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

The Relatable Emotions of Depressed People From 3,000 Years Ago

Vice News, May 27. Jonathan Sadowsky, the Theodore J. Castele Professor of Medical History in the Department of History

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Deepak Sarma

The unanswered Jeopardy! question: Who’s the new host?

The Associated Press, June 11. Deepak Sarma, a professor at the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences

‘Revolutionizing a culture’: How critical race theory grew from law school thesis to K-12 trend

The Washington Times, June 16. David B. Miller, associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Study: Chance of developing Bell’s palsy rises after COVID-19 infection

United Press International, June 24. Akina Tamaki, assistant professor at the School of Medicine

Peril, present and pending

The Wall Street Journal, June 25. Henry Adams, the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences

The case of the cursing cheerleader: Justices give students free speech win

The Christian Science Monitor, June 26. Andrew Geronimo, lecturer in law and director of the law school’s First Amendment Clinic

The average cost of braces and how to save

U.S. News & World Report, June 28. J. Martin Palomo, professor and orthodontic residency director at the School of Dental Medicine

Green leaf or gold medal?

Politico, July 2. Maxwell Mehlman, Distinguished University Professor and the Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law

During their second COVID-19 summer, unvaccinated tweens are struggling.

National Geographic, July 6. Jane Timmons-Mitchell, senior research associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Parents, July 13. Lolita McDavid, professor of general pediatrics and adolescent medicine

What infrastructure really means

The Atlantic, July 14. Peter Shulman, associate professor of history

Former police officer Derek Chauvin sentenced to more than 22 years for murder of George Floyd

Canadian Broadcasting Corp., July 15. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Social Justice Institute

Space Tourism Is a Waste

Gizmodo, July 19. Sarah Diamond, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences

Why Papua New Guinea’s highlanders differ physically from those living near sea level

Smithsonian Magazine, July 21. Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the Sarah Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology at the College of Arts and Sciences

What the Ohio Special Election Actually Means

The Atlantic, July 23. Justin Buchler, associate professor of political science

Doctors warn against comparing COVID-19, seasonal flu while kids await vaccine

Fox News, Aug. 10. Mark Cameron, associate professor in the School of Medicine

Black Market for Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards Flourishing

U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 19. Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center

Chevy paid me $33,000 after it recalled my Bolt EV. Here’s how I got my money back

Mashable, Aug. 20. Cathy Lesser Mansfield, professor of law

A Surprising Side Effect of Giving Birth

The Atlantic, Aug. 24. Andre Paes, assistant professor at the School of Dental Medicine

Fall

How sensors, rewiring nerves could help prosthetics feel and function like real limbs

PBS Newshour, Sept. 1. Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Bioengineering and founder of the Human Fusions Institute

Texas upends legal landscape with Supreme Court decision on abortion ban

CBS News, Sept. 2. Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law

Michael Goldberg
Michael Goldberg

What you need to know before you take on an investor for your business

CNBC, Sept. 8. Michael Goldberg, associate professor of design and innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management and executive director of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Portland cops may have successfully temper-tantrumed their way out of mandatory vaccinations

Mic, Sept. 9. Mark Singer, the Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare and deputy director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned

New York Post, Sept. 10. Fumiaki Takahashi, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the head of the Fire Combustion Laboratory

What Is Scott Peterson’s Life in Prison Like Now?

A&E, Sept. 21. Michael Benza, senior instructor in law

Study links substance abuse, increased rates of breakthrough COVID-19 cases

U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 6. Rong Xu, professor of biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine

Some Texas Clinics Resume Abortions After Judge’s Ruling

The New York Times, Oct. 7.  Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law

They put me in solitary for drugs I didn’t have: Many prisons use faulty drug tests

NBC News, Oct. 14. Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine

Microsoft is making it easier for customers to repair devices. Will other companies follow?

Popular Science, Oct. 15. Aaron Perzanowski, professor of law

Startup propaganda has demonized sleep as “for the weak.” That couldn’t be less true

Salon, Oct. 16. Stephanie Griggs, assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

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Jonathan H. Adler

Charges ‘unlikely’ for bystanders who failed to report rape say prosecutors

BBC News, Oct. 19: Kevin McMunigal, professor of law

6 Sneaky Signs You’re Experiencing Ongoing Trauma From The Pandemic

HuffPost, Oct. 22: Jennifer King, assistant professor and the co-director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

The type of gun used in most US homicides is not an AR-15

ABC News, Oct. 26. Daniel Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education

2 of 3 Judges Blocking Biden Vaccine Rules Are Trump Appointees

Business Insider, Nov. 5. Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law

Rittenhouse defense rests, closing arguments Monday

CNN, New Day, Nov. 12. Ayesha Bell Hardaway, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Social Justice Institute