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May 31, 2006

Alumni brothers establish $1.5 million endowment for Case School of Engineering

The Myron B. Phipps Dean's Discretionary Fund poised to impact Case's contribution to engineering and technology education A $1.5 million gift from Charles H. and John B. Phipps in honor of their father will be a catalyst to keep Case...

May 30, 2006

Case School of Engineering Dedicates the "Ollie Lobby"

Space named to honor Case alumnus and Sewickley resident, Oliver L. Poppenberg, for more than 50 years of service Oliver L. "Ollie" Poppenberg first came to Case Western Reserve University in 1955. And, although Poppenberg graduated in 1959 with...

May 26, 2006

Incoming class of 2006-2007 to read The Soul of a Chef

Book by Cleveland-based author Michael Ruhlman selected as the Common Reading Case Western Reserve University's 2006-2007 incoming class already has its first assignment of the academic year: they're planning to read The Soul of Chef by Cleveland-based, New York Times...

May 25, 2006

Case's Psychology Department installs fMRI simulation

To help researchers prepare their studies' participants for the brain imaging New simulation technology will allow researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University to prepare people for an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). A...

May 24, 2006

Study from Weatherhead School, Federal Reserve examines angel investors' criteria for investing in start-ups

Angel investors want to invest their money in companies with a sustainable competitive advantage, run by strong, experienced management teams, and are located in a region with a relevant industrial base and strong universities. These are among the findings...

May 23, 2006

Local Ohioans rose to Civil War challenges

As chronicled in new book, Behind Bayonets, The Civil War in Northern Ohio In his 1864 tribute to Cleveland area volunteers supporting the soldiers at war, U.S. Representative James Garfield declared, “There is something behind bayonets, the affections of home.”...

May 22, 2006

Professor Sharona Hoffman named co-director, professor Jessica Berg named associate director of Case School of Law’s Law-Medicine Center

Sharona Hoffman Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law has been appointed co-director of the school’s Law-Medicine Center. Jessica Berg, professor of law and bioethics, has been named associate director of...

May 19, 2006

Case awards mentoring honors to the late "Doc Oc" and to geological sciences faculty member

Ignacio Ocasio and Beverly Saylor receive J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for excellence in undergraduate mentoring; Ocasio awarded posthumously "Doc Oc"—Ignacio J. Ocasio The Case Western Reserve University J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring for 2006...

Two emeritus medical school professors at Case share Hovorka prize for exceptional achievements

John H. Kennell, M.D. Amasa B. "Buzz" Ford, M.D. and John H. Kennell, M.D., both emeritus professors of medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are the 2006 winners of the university's Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka...

Tartakoff's teaching philosophy is to follow the golden rule

For Laura Ymayo Tartakoff, adjunct associate professor of political science, the secret to good teaching consists of little more than following the golden rule. "I put myself in the place of my students, because I can still remember when...

Physics prof gets an apple in the form of the Wittke award

Robert Brown recognized for his undergraduate teaching Robert Brown has been nominated so many times for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Undergraduate Teaching and the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching that he has lost count of how...

Lewandowski strives to create supportive atmosphere for students

John Lewandowski fondly remembers the warm yet competitive atmosphere created by his professors when he was a student in materials science engineering. Now the Leonard Case, Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Case School of Engineering, Lewandowski works hard...

Students honor graduate studies dean with Diekhoff award

Rozek to receive honor for teaching and improving graduate education at Case Since becoming Dean of the School of Graduate Studies 18 months ago, Charles Rozek, has worked to improve campus-wide representation on the Graduate Student Senate and to open...

May 18, 2006

Case's Ohio Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation Partnership awarded $8 million from Third Frontier Program

New funding enhances Northeast Ohio's leadership in developing groundbreaking technology to restore areas of function to the body The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program has announced that Case Western Reserve...

May 17, 2006

Fulbright news brings on sleepless night for Choi

Too excited to rest, Case graduating senior is going to Oxford University Tired from spending all day studying for finals, Raymond Choi, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, said he needed sleep but knew a rent notice might...

Five who demonstrate promise of exceptional careers are 2006 Glennan Fellows

The 2006 Glennan Fellows represent a variety of academic fields and disciplines, including dentistry, physics, psychology, organizational behavior and economics. Sandy Kristin Piderit (organizational behavior); J. Martin Palomo (dentistry); Jie Shan (physics); Heath Demaree (psychology); and Mari Rege (economics)...

May 16, 2006

Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Receives $8 Million from Third Frontier Program to Continue Adult Stem Cell Commercialization Programs

State funding represents a major step forward for joint project of Case, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and Athersys The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program (TFP) announced May 12,...

Case Weatherhead grad, 46, advances career with EDM degree

Brings new business tools to his job as Sr. Principal and part owner of ProviderGateway, Inc. As consumers park gas-guzzling cars and pick up the computer's mouse to go shopping, something in their Internet search builds Web site loyalty...

May 15, 2006

Case School of Engineering announces first Herbold Fellow

Funding from $2 million gift will support new research bridging neuroscience and robot intelligence Start-up packages for new faculty members are increasingly common in higher education these days. Much less common is reinvestment by colleges and universities in their more...

Case’s 60th annual book sale the biggest yet with 80,000 books

Special finds include first editions of Ben Hur and Gone with the Wind CLEVELAND—People from the Cleveland area have cleaned off their book shelves and emptied their attics to make the 60th Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Association for...

May 12, 2006

The meaning of travel unfolds through film

In new SAGES course taught by Linda Ehrlich A journey usually involves a road, a vehicle and a destination. Right from the start, students in Linda Ehrlich's new SAGES seminar, "Travel Writing on Screen," learn that no map exists...

May 10, 2006

Israeli entrepreneur fulfilling lifelong dream of doctoral degree through Weatherhead School of Management program

IT expert Jimmy Schwarzkopf makes commute every three weeks from Israel to Cleveland Chaim "Jimmy" Schwarzkopf no longer wants to be the only "mister" in a family of "doctors"—which helps explain why he is willing to travel from Israel to...

May 09, 2006

First graduates of Weatherhead School's MSM-liberal arts program enthused about exposure to business world

When Alexander DiCaprio receives his Master's of Science in Management (MSM) degree next month from Case's Weatherhead School of Management, he will most likely go on to work in a marketing position for a hi-tech firm. It's quite a...

May 08, 2006

Does IQ dip with age or is something else impacting intelligence?

If college students had to perform in conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a dip.

May 06, 2006

Cleveland area high school students to attend GRAMMY Career Day℠

Presented by the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy® and Gibson Baldwin Music Education, with local music industry professionals Music Industry Professionals Offer Candid Career Close-Ups at GRAMMY Foundation® Program on May 18 at Case Western Reserve University WHO:...

May 05, 2006

Start-up company run by Case students is big winner at first annual $100k Innovation Challenge @Case business plan competition

Game Communications LLC, founded by Case School of Engineering students, wins $75,000 Prize Case Western Reserve University came up the big winner in the first annual "$100k Innovation Challenge @Case." Game Communications LLC, a company founded and run by...

May 04, 2006

Case's Cooperative Education Program receives coveted award

Award highlights success of university's co-op education Case Western Reserve University received the coveted E. Sam Sovilla Award For Excellence at the national Cooperative Education & Internship Association Conference on April 24 in Cincinnati. The honor was in recognition of...

May 03, 2006

Strike up the music, bring in the bands

Case College Scholars showcases local high school musicians in project Musicians from three area high schools will perform in the concert, "Case for Music," organized by Case Western Reserve University College Scholars Student James Carlson from Munroe Falls, Ohio. As...

May 02, 2006

Case student from Falmouth wins Churchill Scholarship

Will study at Cambridge University in England and do paleoclimatology research Growing up and living in the coastal town of Falmouth, Me., Katherine Allen, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, developed a strong interest in environmental science. While...

May 01, 2006

Case Western Reserve University appoints Cornell Law School Professor Gary Simson to be dean of the Case School of Law

Case Western Reserve University has named Gary J. Simson, professor at Cornell University Law School, to be dean of the Case School of Law. He succeeds Gerald Korngold, who will step down June 30. Simson has been a member...