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May 31, 2007

Research by Case Western Reserve University law students helps war crimes tribunal put former Liberian president on trial

Students and faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have played a central role in the events leading to the international trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, which is set to start on June 4.

May 30, 2007

Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University to host business historians in Cleveland

Cleveland -- with its rich entrepreneurial history and trailblazing leaders such as oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, scientist and inventor Charles F. Brush, industrialist Cyrus Eaton and real estate entrepreneur Bert Wolstein -- is the setting for the 2007 International Business History Conference (BHC), May 31 through June 2, at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

A Celebration of the Profession of Nursing

"The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration" is a unique, once-in-a lifetime party that will honor Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle, as well as other distinguished leaders in the field of nursing, on June 22 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

May 29, 2007

Case is building a dynamic community one partnership at a time

Did you know that Case Western Reserve University has nearly 600 local, regional, national and international community partnerships?

May 25, 2007

A House All Alumni Can Call Home

Most houses are places that families call home. The house at 11310 Juniper Drive is no different. Soon, it also will be a place for a family. However, instead of a few relatives, thousands of Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to refer to The Alumni House as their home on the university's campus

May 24, 2007

CSE Receives Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys and Hewlett-Packard

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is the recipient of a Charles Babbage Grant sponsored by both Synopsys and HP.

Case names new associate dean for engineering

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick E. Crago as associate dean of the Case School of Engineering. Celebrating his 30th year as a member of the Case faculty, Crago has served as the Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and chair of Case's nationally ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering since 1999.

May 23, 2007

Nation of Secrets goes on sale to public at Case book sale

Known for its selection of rare and used books, the 61st Annual Case Western Reserve University Book Sale will have something new this year by offering "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" from award-winning and best-selling author and journalist Ted Gup on opening day of the sale.

May 22, 2007

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years

When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon.

Volcanic eruptions preserve ancient history for Croft

A catastrophic mudflow some 25 to 28 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.

May 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awarded $27M prestigious contract for tuberculosis research

For a deadly disease with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research.

May 18, 2007

Geologist Saylor on CSI hunt to date hominid fossils

Using skills similar to those of a crime scene investigator, Beverly Saylor, Case Western Reserve University geologist, observed the geological formations and strata patterns across a remote area of Ethiopia recently. She was reconstructing the environment where ancient animals and hominids once lived.

May 17, 2007

Dean of School of Dental Medicine named interim provost at Case Western Reserve University

Jerold S. Goldberg, dean of Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, has been named interim provost, the university's chief academic officer, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., Case's interim president, announced today. Goldberg assumes his new duties Aug. 1. and will retain his position of dean of dental medicine.

Novelist Thrity Umrigar from Case publishes new book

Taking the oath to become a United States citizen many years ago, Thrity Umrigar stood between her parents visiting from India and renounced her homeland and allegiance to India. While she had chosen her new country, she recalls how she struggled with what she describes as one of the most embarrassing moments of her life. That internal struggle of the losses and gains of immigration become the heart of Umrigar's newest novel, "If Today Be Sweet" (William Morrow) published this month.

May 16, 2007

Case undergrad maps Bennett-Woolf literary debate

Using the digital mapping technology of Ivanhoe, a pedagogical environment for humanities study and research, Qilei Hang, a third-year undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, tracked key elements in the literary debate that were prompted by two works by Bennett -- "Our Women, Chapters on Sexual Discord" (1920) and "Is the Novel Decaying?" (1923).

May 15, 2007

Case Western Reserve University engineering student receives second consecutive prestigious internship from IBM

A Case Western Reserve University computer engineering major -- who will receive both his bachelor's and master's degrees in December 2007 -- will spend the summer in Pune, India, as the first American college intern to travel abroad and participate in the highly-respected IBM Extreme Blue (EB) internship program.

May 14, 2007

The 2007 Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize

Nathan A. Berger, M.D., Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science, Health and Society, is the 2007 recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

May 11, 2007

Akerib honored with 2007 Jackson award for his mentoring efforts in physics

Daniel Akerib likes to tell stories and anecdotes about his experiences as a physics student and professor. It is just one way that the professor and chair of the department of physics -- and a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring -- mentors his students.

Spartan sports information director receives 2007 Jackson award for outstanding mentoring

Case Western Reserve University assistant athletic director and sports information director Creg Jantz has been named a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The award recognizes outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students at Case. Jantz is one of two recipients of the award this year, joining physics professor and department chair Daniel Akerib.

May 10, 2007

Religion professor Deepak Sarma wins 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Upon hearing he had been named a recipient of the 2007 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Deepak Sarma first shared the exciting news at home with his wife. Then he immediately picked up the phone and called his father.

Accounting professor David Pearson receives 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Tough. That is the one word used to describe the classes of accounting professor David Pearson, a winner of the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. It is a one-word description used not only by his students, but also by the man himself.

May 09, 2007

Boyatzis, Hanson earn honors for graduate instruction

Experience is the best teacher. The faculty members who received the 2007 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching at Case Western Reserve University are indicative of the adage, as they have been recognized many times for their effectiveness in the classroom and their ability to connect with and engage students.

May 08, 2007

Four to Receive Honorary Degrees During May 20 Commencement

A pioneer in nonprofit organization advocacy, a pediatrician, a children's book author, and an educator and researcher will receive honorary degrees during Case Western Reserve University's 2007 commencement convocation on May 20. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in the university's Veale Center.

May 07, 2007

Case Western Reserve University dedicates new ethics center; Eastwood named new director

Case Western Reserve University has dedicated its Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The dedication of the new space on Monday, May 7 provided an opportunity to acknowledge the visionary and humanitarian mission of the center’s namesake, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, and to announce Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., (MED ‘66), as the new director of the center.

May 04, 2007

Undergraduate engineering student at Case Western Reserve University presents research on Capitol Hill

Case Western Reserve University student Sonia Merritt, a third-year biomedical engineering major from the Toledo area, has been selected by the Federal Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be one of 60 presenters at "CUR Posters on the Hill" in Washington, D.C.

May 03, 2007

Case Western Reserve University provost named president at Illinois Institute of Technology

John L. Anderson, currently provost of Case Western Reserve University, will be the eighth president of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), announced the IIT Board of Trustees, chaired by John W. Rowe, president and CEO of Exelon Corporation. Anderson will assume his duties on August 1, 2007.

Case Western Reserve University creates diversity statement

In his August 2006 statement "Diversity at Case Western Reserve University: A Personal Declaration," Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., said: "We seek to establish a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment at Case Western Reserve University and in all interactions outside the university.

May 02, 2007

International humanitarian to be honored at dedication of Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

Case Western Reserve University will honor international humanitarian and entrepreneurial visionary Dr. Kazuo Inamori when it dedicates the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence on Monday, May 7. The dedication ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting and open house at Crawford Hall on the Case campus.

Case Western Reserve University names new chair of electrical engineering and computer science

The Case School of Engineering has announced the appointment of Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu as chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) at Case Western Reserve University. Ozsoyoglu also serves as the Andrew R. Jennings Chair of the Computing Sciences.

May 01, 2007

Glennan Fellows Recognized for Scholarship, Research, Teaching

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to interact and collaborate in the classroom is a common thread among the winners of this year's Glennan Fellows program, as is the use of modern technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The five winners from Case Western Reserve University represent different approaches to education that the Glennan Fellows program encourages.

Regionally Speaking talk show premieres on Case blog

From the recording studio of the Kelvin Smith Library's multimedia Freedman Center at Case Western Reserve University, Gladys Haddad may just become the "Diane Rehm of the Western Reserve."