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July 31, 2007

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

It was more than fireworks on a Fourth of July trip to the Silicon Valley for 10 Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

July 30, 2007

Case epidemiologists receive two awards to tackle HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Uganda

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently awarded two grants to Case Western Reserve University for Operations Research on AIDS Care and Treatment in Africa.

July 27, 2007

School of Medicine student awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Blessing Igboeli, a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been selected to represent the United States as a Fulbright student grantee in Nigeria through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB). The grant is made possible through funds that are appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and in part by partner countries and/or the private sector.

July 26, 2007

English professor's new book focuses on early audience reaction to film images and sounds

Squeaky floorboards, creaking rusty hinges of a door and the hair-raising sense of an alien presence in a dark house set the tone for today's spooky movies. But how did early movie viewers react when sound first came to the screen?

July 25, 2007

Case professor organizes workshop on modeling the clustering of galaxies

When organizers of the Aspen Center for Physics gave a briefing on how to act when encountering bears, Idit Zehavi, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of astronomy, absorbed the information but filed it away as something she would probably never have to use.

July 24, 2007

National History Day features yearlong competition for middle and high school students

Paul Michel and Mohammad Rasool have more things in common than most longtime couples. Best friends and high school seniors, they play soccer, have earned high marks on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, are National Honor Society members and belong to the math, English, Spanish and science honor societies at their respective schools.

July 23, 2007

Visual Sciences Research Center receives $3.2M award

The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a $3.2 million renewal over five years of their Core Grant from...

July 20, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names first Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship recipient

Larry Boyd, a recent graduate of Cleveland's East Technical High School, has been named the first recipient of the Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University. Boyd will enroll at the university this fall.

July 19, 2007

Village at 115 earns high marks for 'best practices' in design, planning

Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 continues to draw accolades. And not just from the undergraduate students who live in the two-year-old residential housing complex on the northeast end of campus. The Society for College and University Planning or SCUP has awarded the university and its architect and design planner, Goody Clancy of Boston, its 2007 Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component.

July 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names new vice president for enrollment

President Barbara R. Snyder has announced her first appointment to the leadership team. Randall C. Deike, associate vice president for enrollment management and executive director for undergraduate admissions at Pennsylvania State University, has been named vice president for enrollment at Case Western Reserve University.

July 17, 2007

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $25.5 Million Award And "Outstanding" Rating

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) has been awarded $25.5 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for continued cancer research and expanded clinical trials. The funding represents a 10 percent increase in NCI funding to the center, the only one of 40 designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation to receive an increase when many National Institutes of Health-related appropriations have been flat or declining. The $25.5 million accompanies the center's NCI redesignation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center and an outstanding rating, and is to be allocated in the amount of $5.1 million each year for the next five years.

July 16, 2007

Case contributes talent and research to the 2007 Ingenuity Festival

Case Western Reserve University is contributing both talent and research to this year's Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology, taking place July 19-22 in downtown Cleveland.

July 13, 2007

Professor Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D Awarded $500,000 for Infectious Disease Research

Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has been selected as one of 16 nationwide award winners for the highly competitive Burroughs Wellcome Award for Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.

July 12, 2007

A Team Effort: University Farm Endowment is Seeded

Darhl Foreman, Kenneth Kutina and Ana Locci share a common love for a Case Western Reserve University treasure -- the University Farm -- that has forged the three individuals into a team with a goal. Their team efforts have resulted in the establishment of a new endowment fund to keep the 389-acre Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms thriving for research, education and recreational uses for many years to come.

July 11, 2007

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D Receives $700K Research Award

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physician of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and researcher at the Center for Global Health & Diseases, has been selected to receive The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

July 10, 2007

Do as I say not as I do…

Behavioral health staffs that need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients

July 09, 2007

Push-ups for orthodontic boot camp

Dressed in military gear, Richard Griffith (DEN '78, '80) and William Koenig (DEN '80), orthodontic clinical instructors and alumni of the orthodontic program, blow their whistles and line up Lisa A. Austin (DEN '04), Nikolaos Evangelinakis (D.D.S., Aristotle University of Tessaloniki, Greece), David J. Sullivan (D.D.S., University of Southern California), Monica Velez (D.M.D., University of Puerto Rico) and Xing-Zhong Zhang (D.D.S., Beijing Medical University, School of Stomatology) for a challenging and accelerated period of mental training and practice.

July 06, 2007

Hunt receives Case Alumni Association's highest honor

Case Western Reserve University alumnus and trustee David Hunt received the Case Alumni Association's Gold Medal award at the organization's annual reunion banquet on June 8. The CAA chose to honor Hunt for his work as a mediator between the leadership of the association and the university. Relationships between the two had been rocky in recent years until Hunt's intervention helped bridge the gap.

July 05, 2007

Case Medical Center Leading $17.6 Million Lithium Study

A $17.6 million clinical trials contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Robert L. Findling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

July 03, 2007

Case/Cleveland Play House Acting Program to use Cleveland Foundation as home for new endowment fund

Tom White is shooting for a role in a Broadway hit. He plans to reach that goal with the apprenticeship training he will begin this fall through the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, a three-year immersion in theater and acting.

July 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names new chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare M. Rimnac as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The appointment, made by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, is effective July 1, 2007.