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Case Western Reserve University
- Created 2012-03-16
Case Western Reserve University
(also known as
Case Western Reserve
) is a private research university in
. The university was created in 1967 by the federation of Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1881 by
Leonard Case Jr.
) and Western Reserve University (founded in 1826 in the area that was once the
Connecticut Western Reserve
described the merger as the creation of "Cleveland's Big-Leaguer" university.
U.S. News & World Report's
2013 rankings, Case Western Reserve's undergraduate program ranked 37th among national universities. The University is associated with 16 Nobel Laureates. Other notable alumni include
, creator and lead developer of
, founder of
; and Peter Tippett, who developed the first anti-virus software, Vaccine, which
purchased and turned into the popular
. Case Western Reserve is particularly well known for its
, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Department of Biomedical Engineering and its biomedical teaching and research capabilities. Case Western is a member of the Association of American Universities.
The university is approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland in
. It is contained within a 550-acre (220
) area containing numerous educational, medical, and cultural institutions. Case Western Reserve has a number of programs taught in conjunction with nearby institutions, including the
University Hospitals of Cleveland
, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center,
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
, and the
Cleveland Play House
Case Western Reserve was the site of the famous
Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment
, conducted in 1887 by
A. A. Michelson
of Case School of Applied Science and
E. W. Morley
of Western Reserve University. This experiment proved the non-existence of the
and was later cited as convincing evidence in support of
as proposed by
in 1905. Michelson became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in science. The commemorative
Michelson-Morley Memorial Fountain
is located on campus, near where the actual experiment was performed.
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