President Eric Kaler and Board of Trustees Chair Fred DiSanto walk out of the Amasa Stone Chapel as confetti falls following the inauguration

Check out the latest issue of Think magazine

The 2021 fall/winter edition of Case Western Reserve’s Think magazine is available on campus and online at

The lead feature is Still Running, a profile of President Eric Kaler.

Learn more about the one-time first-generation college student, his family, accomplishments and how he changed the trajectory of his PhD students’ lives. “I owe my entire career in biotechnology to him,” said one former mentee who worked with Kaler more than 30 years ago.

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This issue’s features:

It Takes a Team

Find out how persistence and collaboration turned a scientific discovery into the Rodeo startup that sold for $55 million.

Thriving on Movement

Former CWRU running back and entrepreneur John Kobs wants his company to be the online site for renters to find a home they love.

Other stories include:

Research Exposure

A summer program gave students from underrepresented backgrounds experience in scientific labs.

A Mindful Major

A new undergraduate neuroscience program draws strong interest.

Poetic Justice

Cristián Gómez Olivares’ writing is personal and political.

Cultivating Community

Diverse cultural groups at the dental school advocate for students and patients.

From Podcast to Practice

The law school integrates Serial series on criminal justice into student education.

A Pandemic Pivot

Alumna Jackie O’Brien led Engineers Without Borders USA to transform how it helps communities around the globe.


Learn how alumnus David Dinkins Jr. became boxing’s premier producer.

A Sense of Compassion

Pediatric audiologist and alumna Michelle Hu inspires young patients and their parents as a model of what’s possible with hearing loss.