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Grand openings and groundbreaking

The Case Western Reserve community has had much to celebrate in its first months of the 2015-16 school year, including the grand openings of a new performing arts center; the renovation of a makerspace unlike any other in the nation; and the first stages of a medical education campus that will usher in a new era in health education.

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple Tifereth - Israel
The first phase of Case Western Reserve's performing arts complex opened with a concert experience featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra playing Violins of Hope—instruments refurbished instruments that once belonged to victims of the Holocaust. The stunning space, a sensitive restoration of the 1920s-era Temple - Tifereth Israel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, will house productions of Case Western Reserve's dance, theater and music departments as well as community and university events. Learn more about the performing arts center.

Case Western Reserve’s major space for makers opened the first phase of its renovation in October, opening the first three floors of what will be seven stories dedicated to brainstorming, prototyping and business planning. A full 50,000 square feet when complete, think[box] began nearly three years ago as a pilot effort in a space less than one-tenth as large. Yet during that time, the space drew more than 100,000 visits and launched 20 startups—which in turn have attracted $2.5 million in funding. 

Like the pilot version, the new think[box] offers 3-D printers, circuit-board routers, laser cutters and a computer-controlled ShopBot router. In additionthe space features other advanced equipment including a Lynx 3-D Microscope for intricate tasks requiring high-resolution stereo viewing, a 3-D scanner, a mixed signal oscilloscope used in developing electronics, and a vacuum chamber for degassing epoxies, mold materials and resins. Learn more about think[box].

Medical Education Campus
Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic broke ground on a four-story, 485,000-square-foot Health Education Campus that will reimagine the preparation of health care leaders for the 21st century. Students from the university’s schools of medicine, nursing and dental medicine—including those in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine—will learn, study and collaborate together in a structure designed to encourage extensive interaction among the professions furthering meaningful innovation. Learn more about the medical education campus.

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