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October 31, 2006

Case students choose service over surfing

Students travel abroad for spring break social work and service experiences CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University students are trading sunshine and sandy beaches for travel abroad, March 9-18, 2007 and unique academic and service experiences in the Dominican Republic,...

Case Western Reserve University to expand technology fee

New, equitable policy includes slight increase Case Western Reserve University is expanding its technology fee to all students, including those in graduate and professional programs, beginning fall 2007. Only full-time undergraduates who live on campus—about 3,000 of the university’s nearly...

October 30, 2006

"Reflecting on 100 Years of Alzheimer's" the theme of Case Western Reserve University conference, November 6-7

Case's University Center on Aging and Health and other health care systems host conference on Alzheimer's Disease CLEVELAND – The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first case of Alzheimer's disease to the medical world. Currently there are...

October 26, 2006

Case's Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory Unveiled to Public November 1

Event highlights importance of electronics, engineering and entrepreneurship Glennan Building The Case School of Engineering, Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster and Larry Sears will publicly showcase the new Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory to a public gathering of Northeast Ohio Electronics...

October 25, 2006

Case School of Medicine professor discovers nerve cell defects caused by mental retardation gene

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered changes in nerve cell function caused by mutation of the gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, a devastating progressive neurological disorder.

October 24, 2006

Case dental school offers discounted orthodontic work for qualified children who need braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is recruiting 250 adolescents between the ages of 11 and 16 who qualify to participate as patients in the School of Dental Medicine's discounted braces program.

October 23, 2006

Case's humanities center celebrates 10th anniversary

As the nation turns the spotlight on National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for Humanities celebrates its own milestone as the center reaches its 10th anniversary.

October 20, 2006

MSASS initiates rotating geriatric field placement model

That responds to the need for social workers focused on a growing older population By the year 2020, the National Institute of Aging estimates that the country will need nearly 70,000 social workers to help aging baby boomers cope...

October 19, 2006

Local artists' work featured in collaborative exhibition

The work of eight local artists, all current or former students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be featured in an exhibition titled "Heterotopia: sites of culture represented, contested and inverted", a collaborative project involving The Cleveland Foundation, the Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University.

October 18, 2006

AIDS Study Challenges Conventional Treatment Guidelines for HIV Patients

National Study Published in Curent Issue of JAMA A newly published study by investigators at the Center for AIDS Research at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led by Benigno Rodríguez, MD, along with a nationwide team of AIDS/HIV experts, strongly...

October 17, 2006

Fossils of new pygmy water buffalo provide evidence that it once roamed Cebu island in the Philipines

The fossils of an unusual pygmy buffalo--shorter than a yardstick at its shoulders but with a weight of a reindeer at 350 pounds--show the first evidence that "island dwarfing" can take place among the cattle family.

October 16, 2006

Case licenses cancer drug to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

Case Western Reserve University's Technology Transfer Office has entered a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with TRACON Pharmaceuticals of San Diego, Calif., to develop Methoxyamine, a new cancer therapeutic that reverses cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy.

October 13, 2006

Case Western Reserve University to Host Three Days of Discussion and Idea-sharing at the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Global Forum

A three-day forum, Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change, will unite the efforts of the UN Global Compact, the Academy of Management and Case's Weatherhead School of Management.

Looking for the biggest "splat"? Case School of Engineering highlights its Homecoming Weekend with pumpkin drop contest

Goal is to promote engineering, get kids involved and encourage them to go into technical fields The Smashing Pumpkins aren't just a rock-n-roll band anymore. In addition to several events during Case Western Reserve University's Alumni Weekend & Homecoming...

October 12, 2006

Case partners with the Cuyahoga County Public Library for Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series

Frank McCourt, Amy Tan, Tony Kushner and Jim Lehrer are just some of the high-profile writers scheduled to visit Cleveland as part of the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series.

October 11, 2006

Women's basketball helps fight breast cancer

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball roster lists 12 players on it, but the Spartans will multiply by four this Saturday as family and friends join them at the 2006 Komen Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure.

Weatherhead School of Management takes part in regional business series

Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management is helping members of the business community learn about growth and practical tools by hosting the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) 2006-07 Business Breakfast Series.

October 10, 2006

Search committee appointed for Weatherhead School of Management dean

A search advisory committee has been appointed to help name the next dean of the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Like the committees recently named in the searches for deans of the Case School of Engineering...

October 09, 2006

First Saddam trial book penned by Case law professors

Inspired by the public's interest in their Blog, Case Law Professors Michael Scharf and Gregory McNeal began saving, organizing, editing, and expanding upon the online information to produce the first published book on the Saddam Trial--Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal.

October 06, 2006

Case Dance Program to Participate via Internet2 in the 24th International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education Conference

Case Western Reserve University's Dance Program will participate in a networked dance event on Wednesday, October 11, with dancers, choreographers, musicians and panelists in three cities—Cleveland, Ohio, and the Florida cities of Miami and Gainesville.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch New Research Center for Molecular Imaging

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced the establishment of a new NFCR Center for Molecular Imaging. This center, funded by a 5-year grant from the NFCR, will be led...

October 05, 2006

Case Western Reserve University recognized as one of top campuses for LGBT students

University profiled for first time in "The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students"

Case offers tips, programs during Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Case Western Reserve University is offering guidelines, tips and programs to help the university community learn more about stewardship of electronic information. A number of campus events scheduled during the month are...

October 04, 2006

"America's job search guru" returns to campus to discuss ins and outs of grad school admission

Donald Asher, "America's job search guru," returns to Case Western Reserve University on October 6 for the talk "Bound for Graduate/Professional School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs." The free talk is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge.

Committee appointed to search for Case School of Engineering dean

Case Western Reserve University recently announced the formation of an internal search advisory committee for the dean of the Case School of Engineering (CSE). The committee is primarily comprised of CSE faculty, along with representation from other schools and...

October 03, 2006

Saddam on Trial: Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law examines what has been learned from tribunal

His Excellency Samir Sumaidaie, the Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, will be the featured keynote speaker at a Case Western Reserve University School of Law symposium, "Lessons from the Saddam Trial," on Friday, Oct. 6.

October 02, 2006

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute identify molecule that drives blood vessel growth and blindness in age-related macular degeneration

A dart-like molecule that adheres to proteins in the eye is the key that turns on the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.