The 2019 fall/winter edition of Case Western Reserve’s Think magazine is now available at numerous locations around campus and online at

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

The Daily also will highlight some of this issue’s stories during the coming months.

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This issue’s features:

The three features explore the work of two alumnae and the impact of the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative. They are:

Engineering an Artistic Vision 

Alumna Rina Banerjee’s distinctive, mysterious sculptures evoke the perils and promise of globalism

Read “Engineering an Artistic Vision.”

Photo of Agustin Torres
Agustin Torres, who is highlighted in “Transformative Experiences”
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Captivating Minds 

Alumna Tzipor Ulman wasn’t an educator when she launched a program to teach science to young students. How’d she succeed?

Read “Captivating Minds.”

Transformative Experiences 

Changing lives, one humanities course at a time.

Read “Transformative Experiences.”

Other stories include:

Combating Cancer 

Campus experts highlight promising advances in diagnoses and treatments.

Read “Combating Cancer.”

Out on the Streets 

Seeking solutions to reduce tenant evictions in Cleveland.

Read “Out on the Streets.”

Well-Versed Talent 

Photo of Paige Lilly
Paige Lilly, whose poetry is included in “Well-Versed Talent”
Photo by Michael F. McElroy

Poetry thrives across campus.

Read “Well-Versed Talent.”

Mind and Muscles in Constant Dialogue 

Walking and chewing gum at the same time is more complex than it seems.

Read “Mind and Muscles in Constant Dialogue.”

Water Watcher 

Developing tools to identify, treat new contaminants.

Read “Water Watcher.”

Nursing’s New Dean 

A scientist, innovator and school veteran takes the helm.

Read “Nursing’s New Dean.”

The Private Lives of Youth 

Annual questionnaire provides revealing details about behaviors—both healthy and troubling.

Read “The Private Lives of Youth.”

Care for Aging Teeth 

Researchers seek best option for treating seniors.

Read “Care for Aging Teeth.”

Grappling with Health Laws and Policies 

Students help nonprofits navigate thorny issues.

Read “Grappling with Health Laws and Policies.”

Photo of Cassandra Laios throwing the hammer
Cassandra Laios, who is featured in “Nailing It”
Photo by Naji Saker

Flipping the Script 

Focus on compassion, not problems, when coaching people to change.

Read “Flipping the Script.”

Nailing It 

Student turns a bad break into a record run and an NCAA championship.

Read “Nailing It.”

Alumni stories include:

Healing Path 

Photo of Norman Oliver talking to someone
Norman Oliver, who is highlighted in “Healing Path”
Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Health

How a midcareer pivot led alumnus Norman Oliver to become Virginia’s health commissioner.

Read “Healing Path.”

New Tracks

Helping Goodyear widen the road ahead through digital innovation.

Read “New Tracks.”

Food for Thought 

On singing, fish tacos and nirvana.

Read “Food for Thought.”