Forward Thinking: 1990s

1991

A former Marine, whose legs were paralyzed in friendly fire five years earlier, stands and walks for the first time, because of an implantable electrical stimulator developed at Case Western Reserve.

1991

Art historian Ellen Landau wins national acclaim and a Cleveland Arts Prize in literature for her book Jackson Pollock, the most comprehensive critical study to date of the artist.

1993

Biomedical engineering faculty and students develop and commercialize software for the first intravascular ultrasound—a non-surgical way to see blocked arteries.

1995

Alumnus Craig Newmark launches Internet classified ad giant craigslist.