Students set up posters in Tinkham Veal University Center and many people attend.
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Record Participation at December 2019 Intersections Symposium

Student and faculty participation in the December 2019 Intersections Symposium was tremendous. With 308 students presenting 155 posters, it marked the highest student participation yet for the fall semester symposium, which was held at Tinkham Veale University Center. Students from the departments of Biology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science and Physics were recognized for their achievements.

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Donté Gibbs wears a black shirt with black tie and smiles for the camera
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Donté Gibbs: A True Cleveland Champion

Donté Gibbs (CWR ‘10, SAS ‘12) likes to make the holidays brighter for his East Cleveland community. For the past seven years, he and a team of committed volunteers have been going door-to-door and surprising families with hand-delivered gifts and cards during the December holiday season. To date, Donté’s Gift Express has given more than 1,500 gifts to the residents of East Cleveland, which is among the poorest cities in Ohio. In recognition of the uplifting work he and his volunteers do, Gibbs recently was named one of 25 “Cleveland Champions” by the City Champions project, a partnership between The...

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Cover art for NASA's On a Mission podcast depicts explorer searching for meteorites in Antarctica
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Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) featured in NASA Podcast

Every year, a small group of adventurers travel to the bottom of the world in search of meteorites. While “space rocks” fall randomly around the world, a small proportion land in the snowy landscape of Antartica – “like the canonical raisins in the pudding,” says Ralph Harvey, professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. In other words, they’re really easy to spot on a blank white canvas. Harvey has led the Antarctic search for meteorites, known as ANSMET, for 24 years. The program was recently featured in “Diamonds in the Ice,” a new episode...

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Headshot of choreographer Pam Tanowitz
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Award-winning choreographer lent expertise to dance students

Graduate students in the Department of Dance recently studied under internationally acclaimed choreographer Pam Tanowitz, who was in residency at Mather Dance Center for 10 days in September. Her assistant, Lindsey Jones, taught two master classes for undergraduate dance majors and minors. Tanowitz is a celebrated New York-based choreographer and collaborator known for her unflinchingly post-modern treatment of classical dance vocabulary. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000 to explore dance-making with a consistent community of dancers. Tanowitz created a 10-minute work, “Like Fragments from an Old Song,” for the CWRU graduate students, who performed it in the the dance department’s...

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