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February 28, 2007

37th Annual Scholars' Conference to offer interfaith perspectives on the Holocaust

The 37th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches will take place March 11-13 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland under the direction of Peter Haas, director of the Samuel Rosenthal for Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University. A number of conference events are free and open to the public.

February 27, 2007

"Nanobook" is a new guide for all things nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's expertise in engineering and the sciences is well-known, but now, it also will be well-documented—especially in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

February 26, 2007

Workplace self-governance—is it obsolete?

Is workplace self-governance a New Deal idea whose time has passed, or is it a solution to pressing contemporary problems? Cynthia A. Estlund, the Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and leading scholar of labor and employment law, will examine that question and others during the Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

February 23, 2007

Finding meaning in caregiving helps maintain good mental health; chronic stress has physical consequences

Having positive cultural beliefs about caring for elders and strong religious beliefs can ward off depression and other mental health difficulties for female caregivers of spouses and parents with dementia, but sustained elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, puts these women at risk for physical health problems, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Geriatric Psychology".

February 22, 2007

Distinguished historian Eric Foner presents program on the meaning of American freedom at Case, March 6

Distinguished historian and author Eric Foner from Columbia University will examine what freedom in America means when he gives a free, public talk in Strosacker Auditorium, 2125 Adelbert Road, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

February 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve coach and his family pass first exam; real test is days away

The next time Case Western Reserve University Swimming & Diving Head Coach Chris Conlon's cell phone rings, it could mean an addition to his family—perhaps even during the upcoming University Athletic Association or NCAA Division III championship meets. His wife Elizabeth and six-year-old son Joshua are also awaiting a call, as the Conlon family is not having a baby, rather adopting one.

February 20, 2007

Nominations sought for outstanding nonprofit leaders and organizations

Community members familiar with the work of an outstanding nonprofit leader or organization in Northeast Ohio are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and the 2007 Organization Innovation Award.

February 19, 2007

Case forum explores what's ahead for Ohio's new governor

"What Can the New Governor Do?" Case Western Reserve University's Center for Policy Studies is sponsoring a panel discussion on challenges facing Governor Ted Strickland's new administration on Monday, February 26.

February 16, 2007

Deputy undersecretary for defense for finance management to talk at bold thinkers series

The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University has invited Thomas Modly, the deputy undersecretary for defense for financial management, to speak for the spring Bold Thinkers Series.

February 15, 2007

Engineers Week at Case Western Reserve University to feature family carnival, lego robotics competition, biomed conference

The Case School of Engineering is observing the 56th annual National Engineers Week, a celebration of engineering's impact on society, February 18-23. This year's theme, "Imagine," will focus on innovation and design using engineering principles.

February 13, 2007

Leader of Human Rights Watch to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Kenneth Roth, vocal critic of Guantanamo Bay detention center, to speak at School of Law's Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights

February 12, 2007

2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak At Case

The Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University will present "Israel/Palestine: At the Brink of Apartheid"--a free public talk by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jeff Halper at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19 in Room 309, Clark Hall, 11130 Bellflower Road.

February 09, 2007

Moth antennae do more than sense smell, navigate flight

Sanjay Sane, a biologist from the University of Washington and lead author of this week's "Science" article, "Antennal Mechanosensors Mediate Flight Control in Moths," collaborated with Case biologist Mark Willis, in studying the large moth "Manduca sexta" (tobacco hornworm moth) to unravel how it controls it flight in an effort to build a new generation of flying robots.

February 08, 2007

Financial Times ranks Case Weatherhead School's Organizational Behavior Program 2nd worldwide; school in top 100 internationally

Case Western Reserve University's organizational behavior (OB) program continues to excel as a leading program at the Weatherhead School of Management as it ranked second in the world, according to the "Financial Times", which released its global MBA rankings this week. Weatherhead also placed in the top 100 schools in the world, the top 50 in the United States and as the top school in Ohio.

February 07, 2007

Robert Manning, author of Credit Card Nation, to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law February 8

Robert D. Manning, author of the widely acclaimed book, Credit Card Nation: America's Dangerous Addiction to Credit, predicts that American society has about 10 to 15 years to reverse the consumer debt crisis.

February 06, 2007

Late couple's love story leads to $2.3 million donation for endowed chair at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Husband honors late wife's nursing education and career with creation of the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Chair to support excellence in nursing education.

February 05, 2007

Case Dental School offers free exam, x-rays and cleaning for adults on February 10

The dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer adults 18 years old and older a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and X-rays Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 02, 2007

K-12 youth, educators and community-based professionals will share best practices during Youth Philanthropy and Service Annual Workshop

Hundreds of local students, educators and community-based professionals will gather to share advice and anecdotes on how engaging in community service and volunteering made a difference in their schools, neighborhoods and beyond during the 11th Youth Philanthropy and Service Annual Workshop on February 14 at the Holiday Inn South in Independence, Ohio.

February 01, 2007

Spartans to play in the house of Hank

Both the Spartan men's and women's basketball teams will host Carnegie Mellon University Friday night (6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.) and then the University of Rochester Sunday (12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.) afternoon in old Adelbert Gym as part of a second annual Throwback Weekend.