University Circle

Take a Hike: Free walking tours return to downtown Cleveland to share city's history
The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation is bringing back its free walking tours of Cleveland's historic neighborhoods.
Open for (history) business: Lake View Cemetery landmarks are ready for visitors this summer
After remaining closed since the pandemic's onset, Lake View Cemetery is ready to welcome back visitors to the Garfield Memorial and Wade Chapel on Memorial Day.
Neurodesign fellowship aims to build a medtech ecosystem in Cleveland through collaboration
A collaborative effort between CWRU and Cleveland Clinic has created Cleveland NeuroDesign Innovation Fellowship to develop a workforce in Cleveland that takes our medtech resources and turns them into companies.
A legacy of a legend: Jesse Owens oak lives on through clones in Rockefeller Park
The legacy of Jesse Owens was continued last Friday when a clone of one of the oak trees given to Owens after the 1936 Olympics was planted at the Rockefeller Park Lagoon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
A stinky job: Dung beetle expert hopes her work might save the declining population
Entomologist Nicole Gunter likes to share the scoop on poop when talking about her research and discovery of dung beetles—which feed on animal droppings and are critical to the ecosystem, yet are dwindling in population. 
Signs of spring: Hundreds of butterflies arrive at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
The butterflies are due to make their debut this weekend at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
The bone hunter: Anthropologist searches the globe to understand the human family tree
Yohannes Haile-Selassie is one of the world’s top hunters of ancient hominins, boosting the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's long-time prominence in the field.
What’s in a name? WRHS historian to examine origins of CLE neighborhood names at virtual event
Western Reserve Historical Society's John Grabowski will explore how local neighborhood name changes have been influenced by shifting demographics, politicians, developers, and urban planners.
Charles Schweinfurth: Architect to Cleveland’s ‘carriage trade’
Architect Charles Schweinfurth made a name for himself in the late 1800s by designing homes for the wealthy on Millionaires Row and other Cleveland neighborhoods, as well as iconic landmarks like Trinity Cathedral. Historian Tom Matowitz explores Schweinfurth's life and contributions to Cleveland architecture.
I Live Here (Now): Dr. Caitlin Colleary digs her new role at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
No bones about it: it’s been a long and winding road that led Dr. Caitlin Colleary to The Land. A Los Angeles native, the 36-year-old paleontologist arrived in Cleveland last year after a decade spent in South Dakota, England, Panama, and Washington, D.C.
Close Encounters: Heights Arts, Cleveland Orchestra, Bop Stop team up for virtual concert series
Heights Arts is about to launch it's 15th Close Encounters concert series—this year in a virtual format, partnering with Bop Stop. 
A day of reflection: History Center, University Circle recognize MLK with exhibits, programs
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Western Reserve Historical Society and other University Circle institutions are hosting online events and programs to spend the holiday reflecting, learning, and serving. 
Driving improvement: State funds allow Crawford Museum to continue expansion
Thanks to $750,000 in state capital funds, the Western Reserve Historical Society is moving ahead with plans to update and broaden the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum's space.
2020 in review: A strange and difficult year, but also a year of hope and progress
Most people would agree, 2020 has been a difficult year. But Northeast Ohio has also witnessed some bright spots amid the darkness. Here's a look back at FreshWater Cleveland's most-read stories of 2020.
Dropping a Love Bomb: Local artist fights domestic violence with newest series
Artist Leah Brooklyn shows her support for victims of domestic violence through her latest hand-drawn series, "Love Bomb."
Code Name Hope: Cozad-Bates house takes its place in history with virtual opening
The historic 1853 Cozad-Bates House in University Circle, known to play a role in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery causes, was unveiled this week as the Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center—a place to learn abut Cleveland's role in getting former slaves to freedom.
Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of skepticism
Dr. Jackson Wright is familiar with the  distrust many Black Americans have with medical research and doctors. But Wright and other local doctors are changing that by building trust and developing relationships in Cleveland's Black community. 
HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Network builds Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies

COVID-19 vaccine trials, striving to recruit people of color, look to Cleveland’s HIV/AIDS clinical trial network as a model.

Cleveland Orchestra musicians perform summer shows for neighbors, move to fall streaming concerts
With summer concerts canceled, Cleveland Orchestra musicians took to neighborhood yards for intimate performances to calm their fans' appetite for live music. And the winter concert season is still on hold, so the world-renowned orchestra moves to online performances.
Learn to cook a tasty Sunday dinner with University Circle’s top chefs
With the cancellation of its usual summer events, like Wade Oval Wednesdays, University Circle, Inc. had to pivot to some socially distant and virtual  activities. At the Circle Food Tour each Sunday, for instance, University Circle chefs help folks cook a full gourmet summer dinner from the comfort of their kitchens and patios.