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December 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University grows heart healthy companies from its research

Case Western Reserve University is helping the world understand how the heart beats through new diagnostic tools and cell therapy. Over the past three years, Case has grown three new companies that help doctors understand how the heart functions and make it healthier when diseased.

December 27, 2006

Chilled by Cambodia's Killing Fields, Case Western Reserve University law professor trains judges and attorneys for prosecuting Khmer Rouge

Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor Michael Scharf traveled over 20 miles of muddy unpaved roads to reach Cheoung Ek, the infamous Cambodian concentration camp and killing field where hundreds of people a day were tortured and murdered near the “magic tree” that blared music to mask the moans of people facing death under Communist dictator Pol Pot’s rule from 1975-79.

December 22, 2006

Cyrus C. Taylor appointed as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

Cyrus C. Taylor, a particle physicist whose career at Case Western Reserve University spans almost two decades, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by the university's interim president, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

December 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University appoints Mohan Reddy as Weatherhead School of Management dean

N. Mohan Reddy, interim dean and Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, has been appointed dean of the school by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

December 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University wrestling coach plans holiday return to the sidelines after triple bypass surgery

Case Western Reserve University wrestling coach Bob Del Rosa has much to be thankful for this holiday season—his wife, two sons and two grandchildren—and for his life.

December 18, 2006

Emerita professor's $1.5 million gift strengthens parent-child studies for social workers

Grace F. Brody, associate professor emerita from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), has seen many changes over time as a researcher and educator, but one bond that remains strong and constant is that of the child and their caregiver.

December 15, 2006

Trustees announce Barbara Snyder as university president

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote has elected Barbara R. Snyder as the next president of Case Western Reserve University. Snyder, who began her academic career in higher education in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, currently serves as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University.

December 14, 2006

Case Western Reserve University tennis team has a new doubles partner—an American soldier fighting in Iraq

The Case Western Reserve University tennis team has taken a U.S. Army soldier deployed in Iraq under its collective wing.

December 13, 2006

National Science Foundation funds case program for integrated mathematical and biological sciences undergraduate research

Four Case Western Reserve University biology, mathematics and statistic majors will be pioneers in a new program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (RIBMS) program selected Arielle Kanters, a second-year biology major and math minor; Drew Kouri, a third-year math major; Eric Webb, a second-year mathematics major; and Peter Whalen, a second-year biology and mathematics double major, as its initial participants.

December 12, 2006

Case French professor captures novelist's rush to print in Proust's Deadline

Marcel Proust exhaled his last breath of life in 1922 while struggling to finish his monumental 3,000-page, seven-volume novel, A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)

December 11, 2006

Case athletes get good advice from good people

The myth that students don't like their teachers is just that. In fact, Case Western Reserve University student-athletes welcomed a select few of its national renowned faculty to their team this year and the rookies are good! The Athletic Department unveiled a Faculty/Staff Advisory program this fall, which is aimed at enhancing the overall experience for Case athletes on the playing field and in the classroom.

December 08, 2006

Alumni elected to Ohio state offices

Two Case Western Reserve University alumni now hold statewide offices in Ohio, following the November 7 midterm election. Lee I. Fisher of Shaker Heights is the new lieutenant governor under Governor-elect Ted Strickland, and Cleveland native Marc A. Dann is...

December 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University biologists suspect lightning fires help preserve oak forests

Oak forests may be approaching extinction but lightning fires may play a vital role in their regeneration, according to Case Western Reserve University biologists.

December 06, 2006

Gift of $1 million establishes endowment for Case Western Reserve University materials characterization laboratory

A $1 million grant from the Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust means a new name and a lot more resources for a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University.

December 05, 2006

University's director of facilities services wins sustainability award

Eugene Matthews, Case Western Reserve University's director of facilities services, recently won a 2006 Champion of Sustainability award from Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, a diverse network of over 2,700 leaders who are putting the principles of sustainability into action.

December 04, 2006

University trustee establishes $500K endowment at Case school of engineering

A gift from Case Western Reserve University trustee and Cleveland business leader, Joseph P. Keithley, and his wife, Nancy, will help the Case School of Engineering recruit the best and brightest electrical engineering and computer science students from around the world and bring them to Northeast Ohio.

December 01, 2006

Case senior selected as one of 10 finalists for NCAA's Gagliardi Trophy

Tom Brew, senior linebacker for Case Western Reserve University, has been named one of 10 finalists (from all four NCAA Division III regions) for the 2006 Gagliardi Trophy, given annually to the outstanding football player in NCAA Division III....