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June 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Law students selected for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

Instead of just reading about equal justice, four law students from Case Western Reserve University will spend the summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of Equal Justice Works' Summer Corps program.

June 29, 2006

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent and depression by up to 25 percent, according to research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing by Sandra L. Siedlecki, a nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic.

June 28, 2006

School of Law alum named among California's top women litigators

Ruth Kahn, a 1985 graduate of Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, was recently named one of the top women litigators in California.

June 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University names new dean for undergraduate studies

Jeffrey Wolcowitz, senior lecturer in economics and former associate dean and chief planning officer of Harvard College who also served as associate dean for undergraduate education at Harvard University, has been named dean of undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. He begins his new duties Aug. 1.

June 26, 2006

Nominations sought for honorary degree recipients

Campus community invited to be submit names of potential recipients Case Western Reserve University's honorary degree committee invites the campus community to offer nominations of honorary degree candidates to be recognized at commencement ceremonies in May 2007. The university confers...

NIH grant aids case law professor in study of therapeutic-enhancement genetic research policies

To find ways to restrict enhancement research and to protect human subjects With support from the National Institutes of Health, a Case Western Reserve University law professor will study ethical differences between therapeutic and enhancement genetic research that involves human...

June 23, 2006

Hiram College, Case enter 3-2 affiliation agreement

To educate Hiram students who want a professional social work education at Case Hiram College and Case Western Reserve University have entered an affiliation agreement that allows fourth-year students at the liberal arts college to finish their senior year...

June 22, 2006

Case's Center for Health Promotion Research to establish the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center

The Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently was awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop...

June 21, 2006

Case's Dean of Arts and Sciences Steps Down

Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will resign his deanship effective July 1 to pursue his research and teaching interests in cognitive science—an academic discipline he established at Case by building a new department after joining the university on March 1, 2004.

June 20, 2006

CASE Researcher Identifies Signaling Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and a Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Tissue Repair

Dr. Arnold Caplan, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology), has described a novel way to repair cartilage and bone by growing bone marrow stem cells...

June 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University receives CIO 100 award

CIO magazine acknowledges university's innovative IT initiatives CIO magazine announced today that Case Western Reserve University is a 2006 recipient of a CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of...

June 16, 2006

Five Alumni Appointed to Serve on Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees

CLEVELAND—Five Case Western Reserve University alumni have joined their alma mater’s Board of Trustees. John P. Campi, a 1988 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management; Joseph M. Mandato, a 2004 graduate of the Weatherhead School; and Thomas F. McKee,...

June 15, 2006

Ohio's research universities refocusing to generate research, spur economic growth

Case Western Reserve University joins Ohio's public and private research universities that are refocusing doctoral programs to generate world-class research and stimulate economic growth. Members of the Ohio Board of Regents heard details June 15 about the upcoming launch...

June 14, 2006

Dr. Laughlin completes phase 1 clinical trial using umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia

A relatively new source of stem cells has been used to treat leukemia. Mary Laughlin, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and an associate professor of hematology and oncology, and her colleagues at the...

June 13, 2006

Grabowski interviews two Turkish presidents

In building on work started as a Fulbright Scholar at Bilkent University John Grabowski has never met an American president but during one week in May, he had the opportunity to converse with two former Turkish presidents. Grabowski, Case Western...

June 12, 2006

Nonprofits Can Receive Free Planning Services

Request for Proposals for Strategic Planning Consultation The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University will again offer area nonprofit organizations assistance in designing strategic planning visions. Since the Mandel Center began this program in the...

June 09, 2006

Professor Sharona Hoffman named associate dean for academic affairs at Case School of Law

Professor Melvyn Durchslag to Serve as Interim Associate Dean for 2006-07 Academic Year Sharona Hoffman Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-director of its Law-Medicine Center has been named...

"Race-based" medicine holds potential dangers for treatment, says Case Western Reserve University law professor

Physicians and scientists should focus on objectively definable attributes of patients rather than race In June 2005 the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the use of BiDil, a heart failure medication designed exclusively for treating...

June 08, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, area institutions host 2006 NMC Summer Conference

Innovative applications of technology aiding in teaching, learning and expression explored, showcased Examples from "Virtual Reality and The Cleveland Museum of Art:A Festival of Ingenuity" displayed at Research ShowCase 2006 Top-notch technology professionals from campuses around the country have...

June 07, 2006

"Big humanities" project uncovers stories of illness

New StoryBank to aid researchers and doctors in understanding disease Stories can be powerful. Case Western Reserve University researchers will begin gathering medical stories told by people from Greater Cleveland area about their illnesses and medical care. Their accounts will...

June 06, 2006

Forest Hills school children get word smart

With gifts of dictionaries from Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Learning a new word a day for Forest Hill Parkway K-8 Elementary School children in Cleveland just got as easy as turning a page in their new dictionaries—a...

June 05, 2006

Will public art museums survive in today's world?

Case art historian writes about the evolution of art museums in Museum Skepticism Cleveland Museum of Art When the Cleveland Museum of Art first opened, museum-bound visitors disembarked from the Euclid Avenue street car, walked around the lagoon and then...

June 02, 2006

$1.5 million HHMI grant to Case's biology department

To focus on active learning and mentoring by undergrads, grad and postdocs Case Western Reserve University's biology department will create a cascade of active science learning and mentoring that impacts the educational ranks all the way from the university...

June 01, 2006

November Research Greenhouse's construction completed

Ready for use by Case researchers, students and children attending farm programs The Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse—a generous gift from Mort and Iris November in memory of Mr. November's daughter Debra Ann (1953-1977)—will expand opportunities for Case Western Reserve...