The 2018 spring/summer edition of Case Western Reserve’s Think magazine is now available at numerous locations around campus, including in academic buildings and at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

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The magazine, published twice a year, offers intriguing, compelling and surprising stories about the university community—both on campus and beyond.

This issue features:

Alumna Sharon Bannister, featured in "Lives of Service" Photo by David Colwell

Alumna Sharon Bannister. Photo: David Colwell

Lives of Service

The Senate has confirmed alumna Sharon Bannister to be the top-ranked dentist in the U.S. Air Force, where she’s making a difference and feeling closer to the father she hardly knew.

Read “Lives of Service.”


Fashioning History

Alumna Elaine Nichols (pictured at top), senior curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, believes everyone has a story. This is hers.

Read “Fashioning History.”


Law students Alton Oh (left) and Holger Sonntag (right) and Professor Laura McNally-Levine traveled to rural Kentucky to represent people on disability whose lives were upended by their lawyer's scam. Featured in "Seeking Justice" Photo: Michael F. McElroy

Law students Alton Oh (left) and Holger Sonntag (right) and Professor Laura McNally-Levine.
Photo: Michael F. McElroy

Seeking Justice

After a rural Kentucky Lawyer waged a massive disabilities scam, law school Professor Laura McNally-Levine and her students stepped up to help some of his former clients.

Read “Seeking Justice.”


Other stories include:

Fighting Disparities

Cancers hit certain populations harder than others, and researcher Monica Webb Hooper wants to know why

Read “Fighting Disparities.”

Photo of Jacqueline Nanfito

Jacqueline Nanfito. Photo: Matt Shiffler

Amplifying Voices

Translations that broaden the reach of women writers

Read “Amplifying Voices.”

Easing the Burden

Providing coping strategies for families with technology-dependent children

Read “Easing the Burden.”

Featured in "When Robots Fly" Photo: Michael F. McElroy

Photo: Michael F. McElroy

When Robots Fly

From the improbable to the spectacular, a journey inspired by nature

Read “When Robots Fly.”

The Choices We Make

Behavioral economists help decipher the good, bad and purely confounding

Read “The Choices We Make.”

Stories about alumni include:

Driving Ambition

Alumnus helps animators bring cars—and other objects—to life

Read “Driving Ambition.”

Calming Messages

Alumna is the chief medical officer for a crisis text line that helps people cope

Read “Calming Messages.”

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