« March 2007 | | May 2007 »

April 30, 2007

Knowledge for working women offered in new handbook

Now comprising more than 50 percent of the workforce, women have a new reference source to consult for the latest workplace information when making career decisions, say organizational behavior experts from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

April 27, 2007

Fourth year chem major wins Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Thomas Teets, a Case Western Reserve University graduating senior, will pursue graduate studies in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with support of a five-year Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

April 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University student receives Hispanic Scholarship Fund award

Joanna Lopez, a third-year political science and Spanish major at Case Western Reserve University, was surprised when she opened a letter recently and a $2,500 check from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund fell out of the envelope. She had forgotten that she applied the scholarship that she also won during her first year at the university.

April 25, 2007

Lewandowski's legacy lives on in new Case ballpark

Growing up in Slavic Village on Cleveland's southeast side, Norbert "Nobby" Lewandowski worked hard on being the fastest runner, being able to hit the ball the furthest, and throw the ball the hardest.

April 24, 2007

Case's Hrinda finalist for prestigous NCAA award

Case Western Reserve University graduate student-athlete Stephen Hrinda (Fairview, Pa.), a member of the cross country and track and field teams, has been named one of six finalists (three male, three female) for the 2007 Walter Byers Scholarship Award, as announced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

April 23, 2007

Campus community has several opportunities to support Aids Week of Action

Panel discussions, anonymous HIV testing, a documentary, a vigil and handing out condoms at downtown Cleveland bars are all part of Case Western Reserve University's observance of AIDS Week of Action now through April 27.

April 20, 2007

High school students experience Case through the virtual world of Second Life

Case Western Reserve University is embarking on an innovative initiative to attract prospective students using the 3D digital world known as Second Life. While other colleges and universities are using Second Life for academic purposes, Case may be the first university in the country to use it to recruit high school students as well.

April 19, 2007

Case students, community show support for Virginia Tech

On Friday, April 20, dozens of Case Western Reserve University students and other members of the campus community became honorary "Hokies" in spirit. They wore maroon and orange -- the Virginia Tech school colors -- in a show of solidarity and support. To remember and honor fellow students, faculty, staff and administrators who lost their lives or were injured at Virginia Tech earlier this week, several of Case Western Reserve's student organizations joined together to create a large "card" and a campus photo.

Undergraduate research highlighted during the 2007 SOURCE Symposium

Throughout the academic year, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students work on cutting-edge research that could make a difference in the future. The 2007 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session—taking place April 20 -- is an opportunity for all undergraduate students to present their research and creative projects to the university community.

High school students head to Case's farm for Envirothon in regional for North American High School Environmental Education Competition

Five-member teams of high school students from the region will have to think "green" as they head into the woods to the ponds and across the meadows at Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm, 37125 Fairmount Blvd. in Hunting Valley, for the regional 2007 Canon Envirothon, sponsored by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District.

April 18, 2007

Robert Clarke Brown named Case Western Reserve University's Treasurer

Robert Clarke Brown, a former investment banker and U.S. Department of Transportation capital markets adviser, has been named Case Western Reserve University's treasurer and an officer of the corporation, effective March 30.

April 17, 2007

Case's south pole scientists aim new $19 m telescope at stars

John Ruhl and his South Pole research team from Case Western Reserve University's physics department were among scientists from nine universities that pointed the new $19.2 million South Pole Telescope (SPT) towards Jupiter in February to begin testing its power to help astrophysicists understand the universe.

Fighting the bitter cold for a love of a new telescope

The sun has set at the South Pole. Case grad student Staniszewski fine tunes new telescope during South Pole winter.

April 16, 2007

Second-year Case Western Reserve University student named Goldwater Scholar

Sheeba Joseph, of Battle Creek, Mich., a second-year biochemistry major at Case Western Reserve University, is among a group of 317 gifted science and mathematics majors who have won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The awards are given by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

April 13, 2007

Grand opening set for new Swagelok® Center For Surface Analysis And Materials at Case Western Reserve University

The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis and Materials, a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University, will formally celebrate a grand reopening on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Glennan Building on the university's campus.

Case Western Reserve University's Greek Life receives high honors from national organization

Case Western Reserve University's "best kept secret" is out: the university's Greek Life community is tops, and it recently received high honors from a national organization.

Two-day conference at Case Western Reserve University will explore entrepreneurship in Canada and U.S.

"Comparative Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in Canada and the United States" will be held Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, beginning at 9 a.m. both days, in the law school's Moot Courtroom (A59) and other ground floor classrooms, 11075 East Boulevard.

April 12, 2007

Move over YouTube; Case TV to showcase the university's talent, intellectual property

Forget YouTube. Soon, the campus community will be able to upload their own videos and short clips to the newly launched Case TV.

April 11, 2007

Live concert and virtual theater intersect through Second Life

The first ever American live digital-simulcast of a classical orchestra….into the 3D virtual web? You betcha! On Saturday, April 14, "Red {an orchestra}" in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, OneCommunity and the New Media Consortium (Austin, Texas) will deliver a live performance of Red's concert, "That Red Guy", into two sites in Second Life, the online virtual environment.

April 10, 2007

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

April 09, 2007

Research ShowCASE 2007: The Future is Now

As one of the nation's leading research and educational institutions, Case Western Reserve University and its affiliate institutions are offering the public a firsthand look at the breadth of research activities currently under way.

April 06, 2007

New university trustee receives lifetime achievement award from national nursing organization

Linda Burnes Bolton, a newly appointed trustee to Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees, recently received the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced in a February 2007...

April 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Sobel tithes research time to environmental issues

Case Western Reserve University faculty member Matthew Sobel has joined a team of international scientists calling for better forecasting methods in predicting how climate changes will impact the earth's plant and animal species. They have reported eight ways to improve biodiversity forecasting in the "BioScience" article, "Forecasting the Effects of Global Warming on Biodiversity."

April 04, 2007

The music of fashion in Classic Chic by Case's Davis

Consider today's hip-hop, 1990s grunge or the psychedelic rock of the 1960s, and it quickly becomes obvious that music and fashion have close ties as forms of self expression. But this is nothing new, as Mary E. Davis, an associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, reveals in her new book, "Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism" (University of California Press).

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.

Case leads community health initiative with installation of portable defibrillators

A Case Western Reserve University community member is walking around campus when he suddenly passes out. His breathing is shallow and he clutches his chest. He appears to be in the middle of cardiac arrest--a heart attack. If this scenario had taken place last year, passerby would have to anxiously await an emergency response team to assist the victim. Now, campus members can possibly save a life while waiting for help to arrive.

April 03, 2007

Case dental alumnus named new oral surgery department chair

After 20 years of service in the U. S. Army, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine alumnus Dale A. Baur, D.D.S., M.D., comes "full circle" to return to his alma mater as the newly named chair of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). He begins April 2.

Making academic science environments inclusive for women: cooperation is key

As colleges and universities nationwide are focusing on the attraction and retention of women scientists, Case Western Reserve researchers at the Weatherhead School of Management have set out to find ways to advance women in underrepresented areas of science.

April 02, 2007

Robert Langer, who revolutionized biomedical technology with drug delivery system, to speak at Case April 5

Biomedical research pioneer, Robert S. Langer, will discuss the latest developments in biomaterials and tissue engineering research as keynote speaker of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University.

April 01, 2007

Murakami's Kafka on The Shore up for Discussion Day 2007

The Case Western Reserve University Association for Continuing Education has selected Haruki Murakami's haunting saga, "afka on the Shore", as this year's book for its annual Discussion Day, Monday, April 16, at Suburban Temple, 22401 Chagrin Boulevard.