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March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings

"U.S. News & World Report's" latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.

Case Western Reserve University engineering students and faculty to enter Darpa Urban Challenge for first time

'Team Case' collaborates with ENSCO, Inc. to engineer autonomous, biologically-inspired robotic vehicle—"DEXTER"—in pursuit of $2 million first prize

Former diplomat, performance artist are featured during Research ShowCASE

A former United States diplomat and an award-winning actress and playwright are the featured guests of the fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007, a free two-day public exhibit recognizing the breadth of research currently under way at Case Western Reserve University.

March 29, 2007

Greek Week 2007 promises fun, community building

Now through April 1, Case Western Reserve University's fraternities and sororities will take center stage and showcase their community spirit during Greek Week 2007. This year's theme is "Greek Week Heroes: Cape Optional."

CIT alumnus, 72, taking 2,800-mile bike ride to attend 50th class reunion at Case Western Reserve University in June

In June, Mattson's 1957 graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion, which sparked an idea -- a 2,800 bike ride back along old Route 66 to attend his reunion.

American Medical Student Association announces election of 58th national president

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest independent medical student association, announces the election of Michael Ehlert as the 2007-2008 National President. Ehlert, a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, was elected by the AMSA membership, a body of more than 68,000 medical and premedical students and residents, at the 57th Annual National Convention in Arlington, Va., earlier this month.

March 28, 2007

Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS, says researcher at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier. According to an article in "Nursing for Women's Health" written by Elizabeth Damato, assistant professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents in the potential benefits of using a pacifier.

Case students turn the world into a global classroom

Education has gone global for Case Western Reserve University students participating in spring trips to the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

Get Healthy Ideas during Women's Health and Fitness Fair

A relaxation labyrinth, rock climbing, yoga, spinning, health screenings and massages are just a few of the services available during the Women's Health and Fitness Fair at Case Western Reserve University.

March 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve University is the leader in Ohio in technology transfer success, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $29.4 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, almost more than all other institutions in Ohio combined, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2005 by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

"High-tech art detective" to unveil latest findings on quest for hidden Leonardo during talk at Cleveland Museum of Art

Famed scientist Maurizio Seracini will give a free, public talk, "Decoding Leonardo: Latest Findings on Leonardo's Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, and Battle of Anghiari," hosted by the Case Western Reserve University's department of art history and art on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

March 26, 2007

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine names Case Western Reserve University among best values in private colleges

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has named Case Western Reserve University to its 2007 list of the 50 "Best Values in Private Universities.

Acts of terrorism 'justified' by religious beliefs to be examined at conference at Case Western Reserve University March 30

The reasons and causes of acts of terrorism committed in the name of religion and how they might be prevented will be the subject of a daylong conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Diplomat Joseph Wilson headlines Annual Research Symposium

Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community. The annual program on April 11 and 12 at the Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center offers a rare glimpse into the breadth of research unfolding at the university and with its affiliates, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

March 23, 2007

Wrestlers win academic national title

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has won the academic national title for the 2006-2007 season, as announced recently by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The Spartans had the highest grade-point average (3.58) of any of the 96 schools that sponsor NCAA Division III wrestling.

March 22, 2007

Civil rights activist, educator Angela Davis to speak at OMA Unity Banquet

Angela Davis—social justice pioneer and educator—is the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit on March 30. The program is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

Research ShowCase: The Future is Now

Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community.

March 21, 2007

New workbook builds on parent-child relationships

Gerald Mahoney from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University and James D. McDonald, a retired Ohio State University communication science professor, have turned that theory into a new practical workbook for parents and professionals called, "Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children", published by Pro-Ed.

March 20, 2007

Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University responds to changes in orthodontics

With more adults seeking orthodontic treatments, the Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine -- one of the world’s longest running projects on normal human growth -- will begin to focus on establishing standards for what is considered normal adult development.

March 19, 2007

Renowned rural health care advocate and practitioner to speak at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Mona Counts’ clinic in rural Pennsylvania serves more than 5,000 patients in Appalachia CLEVELAND – Mona M. Counts second-mortgaged her home in order to open a clinic that now serves the isolated, undereducated, underemployed and under-insured in the Appalachian region...

March 15, 2007

Case athletes each receive NCAA postgraduate scholarship

Two Case Western Reserve University fall student-athletes have received a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall, winter and spring sports. Each sports season, there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable grants.

March 13, 2007

Case's "Sustainable Design Factory" helps propel Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a top corporate citizen

Ranked for the second consecutive year as No. 1 on the list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by CRO (Corporate Responsible Officer) magazine, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) credits part of its success to using "The Sustainable Design Factory" at Case Western Reserve University and working with the university's Weatherhead School of Management faculty.

March 12, 2007

Mandel School and bioethics team up at Case for new MSSA/MA degree program

Responding to an increasingly complex world where situations may exist that require the help a social worker and bioethicist, Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has teamed up with the department of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine to offer graduate students a unique "side-by-side" dual degree program towards a master's of social science administration (MSSA) and master of art degree in bioethics (MA).

March 09, 2007

Prospective MBA students have scholarship opportunities

Weatherhead School of Management scholarship opportunities are now available for fall 2007. All applicants admitted to the full-time MBA program are automatically considered for these merit-based scholarships. Scholarships require full-time enrollment at the Weatherhead School and are provided for the first academic year.

March 08, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to co-sponsor statewide diversity conference

The 12th annual State of the State Conference on equity, opportunity, and diversity will be held in Cleveland March 15 and 16.

March 07, 2007

Dempsey has dissected more than her opponents while at Case

Dana Dempsey has dissected many defenses over the last four years as a guard on the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team. Dempsey recorded her 900th career point on Friday, February 16, and by the end of the weekend moved into the 10th spot on the Spartans' all-time scoring list with 922.

March 06, 2007

Acclaimed physicist and author Lisa Randall to give 2007 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University

One of the most talked about questions in science is, "how many dimensions exist?" Lisa Randall, the author of "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions", will discuss the possibilities of dimensions beyond the known four when she gives the free, public 2007 Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

New member added to Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees

Renowned nursing educator, researcher and administrator Linda Burnes Bolton, who over the last 20 years has played a vital leadership role in raising issues of diversification in nursing education and practice, was appointed to the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees at its February 2007 board meeting.

March 05, 2007

Head of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law March 6

Kenneth Feinberg will discuss his experiences as administrator of the fund in a talk, "The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Pain and Public Compensation," on Tuesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the Moot Courtroom (A59), 11075 East Boulevard. Feinberg's talk is being sponsored by CISCDR, the law school's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

March 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve University staff member battles breast cancer at home, in South Africa

You’ve heard about Project (Red) and other—most often celebrity—efforts to help fight AIDS in Africa, but what about cancer? A Case Western Reserve University staff member is waging a war against one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women; she battles breast cancer in her own daily life as well as in Cape Town. Fatima Karriem of Beachwood, Ohio, has started to collect and donate "bras for Africa" while she deals with her own recent diagnosis of and treatment for breast cancer.

March 01, 2007

Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English series, to deliver May 20 commencement address

Richard Lederer, author of more than 30 books about language and humor—including the best-selling Anguished English series—will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's commencement ceremony on May 20 at the Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road.