Case Western Reserve University, at Cleveland; coeducational; est. 1967 through the merger of the Case Institute of Technology (chartered 1880, opened 1881) and Western Reserve Univ. (chartered and opened 1826). Case Western Reserve is made up of a liberal arts college, a school of graduate studies, an institute of science and technology, and six professional schools: law, dentistry, medicine, nursing, management, and social work. The university has an electronics design center and an observatory.