Photo of the interior stairs at Kelvin Smith Library

2021-22 Freedman Fellows annual forum

Join Kelvin Smith Library for presentations by the 2021–22 Freedman Fellows recipients during its annual forum Tuesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Freedman Center’s Collaboration Commons. 

The event will include seven- to 10-minute presentations by the student and faculty fellows, with a welcome by Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian Yolanda Cooper. Cookies and beverages will be served. 

Student fellows and their research topics

  • Palak Gupta, Department of Biomedical Engineering, “Virtual reality system to measure visuomotor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease”
  • Eleanor Beale, Department of Psychological Sciences, “A Qualitative Study of Ambivalence Between Living and Dying for Suicidal Individuals”
  • Ryan Tatton, Department of Computer and Data Sciences, “Designing a Distributed, Privacy-Preserving Analytics Architecture with Personal Clouds”
  • Francesca Mancino, Department of English, “Digitizing Hart Crane”

Faculty fellows and their research topics

  • George Blake, full-time lecturer in the Department of English, “Cleveland Swings: The Rise and Fall of Jazz at University Circle 1950-1970”
  • Kevin Inouye, assistant professor of movement, acting and stage combat in the Department of Theater, “Augmented Reality in Movement Learning”

Since its inception, the Freedman Fellows program has provided more than $200,000 in targeted funding to advance digital scholarship research, teaching and learning at Case Western Reserve University. In addition to financial support, awardees also receive year-long project guidance and technical help from experts at the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship.

Register to attend the forum.