Gary Deimling, professor of sociology and the co-director of the graduate program in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Armington Professor for the 2007-08 academic year.
Kurt C. Stange, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Sociology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University and Associate Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor. The honor includes a five-year, $400K renewable grant to further Dr. Stange's innovative research in the interface between primary care, specialty care, health care systems and community groups and agencies.
Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.
It was a night to remember at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing last Friday celebrated the nursing profession and honored its dean, May L. Wykle, with the announcement of a new endowed professorship in her name.
Team Case's DEXTER has met the criteria needed for a site visit that will test basic navigation and traffic as the next step towards competing in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge. The site visit will take place Friday, June 22, at 7:30 a.m. at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, about 45 northwest of Columbus.
Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research overseas during the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, and law professor Louise McKinney will take part in programs in Ireland and Botswana, respectively, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 printed pages with a host of calculations, the research may solve the information loss paradox that has perplexed physicists for the past 40 years.
A study, published in the June issue of the Archives of Surgery, [JAMA/Archives journal], lead by Peter T. Hallowell, M.D., and colleagues of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center showed complications after bariatric surgery appear similar between patients younger and older than age 60 and also between Medicare recipients and non-recipients.
Nearly 40 years ago, when asked by members of the African American community in Cleveland why she would even dream of working at predominantly white Case Western Reserve University, May L. Wykle, a small-town Ohio girl denied entrance to several nursing schools because she was black, said, "Well, someone has to hold the door open!"
Chandra Harward, a registered dental hygienist in the department of pediatric dentistry in the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and clinic coordinator of the Irving and Jeanne Tapper Pediatric Dental Clinic at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, was given the Push Pin Award from Catholic Charities Head Start Program for her extraordinary efforts in organizing dental exams for the Head Start children between the ages of 3 and 5.
Mokolo, a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gorilla, sits as quietly as a Rodin "Thinker." Elena Hoellein, a Case Western Reserve University biology graduate student, also appears as pensive, but is actually recording every move 19-year-old Mokolo and his companion, 22-year-old Bebac, make—some behaviors so subtle that many Zoo visitors miss them.
Upward Bound, the national program aimed toward motivating and preparing disadvantaged students for higher education, endured significant cutbacks in funding this year. Fortunately, the program affiliated with Case Western Reserve University survived budget cuts and received a little over $2 million, allowing it to continue operating for the next four years.
How to attract 18- to 24-year-olds to colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, then provide them with meaningful employment upon graduation is an ongoing challenge for educators and business leaders alike.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is taking international social work courses on the road as it teams up for an India abroad experience with the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Social Work, December 27 through January 11, and an El Salvador travel program from December 8-16 with International Partners in Mission.
Koenigsberger's collection of elephantine memorabilia reflects his interest in the many collections of living exotica that surface time and again in British writings and that play an important role in his newly published book, "The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and the Empire" (Ohio State University Press). His book examines the relations among the novel, the exotic collection, and the British Empire.
The Mandel brothers—Jack, Joseph and Morton—were honored as the first recipients of The Advocate for Social Justice and Leadership Development Award from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.
Nobel laureate Ferid Murad, who received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1965 and serves as a member of the university's Board of Trustees, has been named director emeritus of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM).
Case Western Reserve University professor and best-selling author Ted Gup has a new book about to come out from Doubleday, "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life". The book examines how secrecy has corrupted American institutions and affected the daily lives of American citizens.
On June 8-9, Larry Mattson's 1957 Case Institute of Technology graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion with the Case Alumni Association (CAA), along with several other classes. Mattson's reunion sparked an idea -- ;a 2,800 bike ride back along the old Route 66, which he traveled on his way to a new life in California as an engineer following graduation.
Lynne Ford, who has been a fixture in central administration at Case Western Reserve University since 1980, says she wanted to work at the university from the first time she saw the campus.
The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has honored distinguished alumnus and Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., with the university's highest honor—the University Medal.
After four years as Case Western Reserve University's vice president of human resources, Tony Kinslow has accepted the vice president of human resources position at the University of Texas, Arlington.
Unanticipated discoveries can lead to new paths in life. They have for Georgia Cowart, chair of Case Western Reserve University's department of music, who will begin her 2007-08 sabbatical on September 1 as the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Art History Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
In the new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People (Random House), Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with moving real-life stories to show how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The book went on sale nationwide this month.