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June 29, 2007

Deimling named Arts and Sciences Armington Professor at Case Western Reserve University

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.

June 28, 2007

Three Recipients Earn President's Award for Distinguished Service; Dozens Honored for Years of Service

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

June 27, 2007

Dr. Kurt Stange among elite group of 11 American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professors

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.

June 25, 2007

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

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.

A Night of magic moments: Dean Wykle Professorship Announced

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.

June 22, 2007

Team Case qualifies for site visit by organizers of U.S. Department Of Defense Robotic Ground Vehicle Competition

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.

June 21, 2007

Pair of faculty members receive Fulbright Awards

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.

June 20, 2007

Black holes don't exist, Case physicists report

"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.

June 19, 2007

Bariatric surgery appears to be safe for carefully selected older, Medicare patients

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.

June 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to establish its first endowed chair named for an African American

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!"

Case pediatric dental hygienist receives push pin award from Catholic Charities Head Start

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.

June 15, 2007

Happy zoo animals drives Case, zoo research in Cleveland

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.

June 14, 2007

Upward Bound/TRIO Celebrates 41 years at Case Western Reserve University

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.

June 13, 2007

College 360 helps students learn, play, explore and work

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.

June 12, 2007

MSASS takes classes on the road to India and El Salvador

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.

June 11, 2007

In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger finds novels, circuses and zoos share common purposes

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.

June 08, 2007

Mandel Brothers Receive Highest MSASS Honor

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.

Case Western Reserve University Trustee Assumes New Leadership Roles at Institute of Molecular Medicine

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).

June 07, 2007

The new America revealed in Nation of Secrets, by Ted Gup

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.

He made it! Case Institute of Technology alumnus, 72, rides his bicycle 2,800 miles to Cleveland to attend 50th class reunion

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.

June 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University staff member recounts 30 years in central administration

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.

June 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University Honors Interim President with Highest University Honor

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.

Excellence continues with succession in human resource department at Case Western Reserve University

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.

June 04, 2007

Cowart to spend year at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

June 01, 2007

Doing good leads to living well; Case Professor Stephen Post publishes new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People

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.