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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In Memoriam: James E. Zull

James E. Zull, professor emeritus in the biology department, died Oct. 27, at age 80. Among his many contributions during his 48 years on the faculty (1966–2014), Zull explored what brain science reveals about the nature of learning, and he made his conclusions accessible to educators in two influential books. Zull, who held secondary appointments in biochemistry and cognitive science, spent the first half of his highly productive career studying biology at the level of cells and their biochemical properties. A turning point occurred, however, in 1994, when he became the founding director of the University Center for Innovation in...

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Phase II of the Maltz Performing Arts Center Breaks Ground

“Imagine the possibilities,” Roe Green told more than 130 people Thursday night at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. The occasion was the official launch of Phase II of the ambitious project to transform the historic synagogue into a state-of-the-art space for the university’s programs in music, theater and dance. A quartet, a quintet and two duos took the stage in the legendary Silver Hall, the centerpiece of the project’s Phase I. They offered classical music, jazz and a one-act play that lecturer Greg Vovos penned for the occasion. It is Green’s $10 million gift that made the...

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