The College of Arts and Science’s monthly e-newsletter for alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Graduate student develops lesson plan for class project and plans to teach at local school

Before returning to Case Western Reserve University for graduate school, Maura Plocek, who is working towards her masters in biology, taught local high school students at the Albert Einstein Academy (AEA). Now, she is taking what she’s learned in Developments in Human Evolutionary Biology to teach an integrated lesson to those very same high school students.

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Galactic Hellcats book cover
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Alumna Marie Vibbert debut novel hits shelves on March 9

Marie Vibbert was 15 years old when she first drafted Galactic Hellcats. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer.  “I don’t know if there has been a minute since I was 11 that I haven’t been writing a novel,” Vibbert said.  In 2012, she revisited that draft of Galactic Hellcats during a write-a-thon where she vowed to write 50 short stories over the course of six weeks. After running out of new ideas, she cracked open old childhood notebooks to discover some really creative ideas written in purple pen. When she flipped to the idea that...

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