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October 31, 2007

Elevated nitric oxide in blood is key to high altitude function for Tibetans

How can some people live at high altitudes and thrive while others struggle to obtain enough oxygen to function?

Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after 30 years

Case Western Reserve University's five-day symposium, "Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after Thirty Years," will revisit the wave of terrorism that swept across Germany through a series of lectures, films and discussions, starting Sunday, November 4 and concluding Thursday, November 8 in order to explore the cinematic and historical exploration of this episode in history.

October 30, 2007

Faculty Senate chair testifies before Ohio Senate committee that is pondering Ohio's energy future

David H. Matthiesen, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University testified in support of a sweeping energy bill that would require new standards including re-regulating electricity rates.

Award-winning author Ted Gup to discuss "secrecy and national security" at law school on October 30, 2007

Ted Gup, award-winning author of "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" (Doubleday 2007), will consider critical questions about national security in his talk at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Tuesday, October 30. Presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, the free talk will be held at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., in the Moot Courtroom (A59) at 4:30 p.m.

October 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals' Visual Sciences Research Center gets major boost

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are celebrating the grand opening of their newly-renovated Visual Sciences Research Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Performance Area and Hall.

October 26, 2007

Cleveland's other playoff team: "DEXTER" and Team Case are California Dreamin'

DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's entry in the $3.5 million DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race, and all of its accoutrements--including the human members of Team Case--have arrived in fire-ravaged Southern California to compete in the Urban Challenge's national semifinals at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif.

October 25, 2007

Case Western Reserve University law professors say "health courts" offer big financial burdens and loss of patient rights

A groundbreaking new report, prepared by Case Western Reserve University professors Maxwell Mehlman and Dale Nance, criticizes recent proposals for the creation of special "health courts" for the adjudication of medical malpractice claims.

October 24, 2007

Nurse practitioner students in Guatemala to provide health services for underserved population

Seven nurse practitioner students from the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are in Guatemala to provide volunteer health services for underserved Guatemalans with little or no access to health care.

October 23, 2007

Enlow's dental research legacy touted through public collection

Donald Enlow, the former acting dean and Thomas J. Hill Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has left a legacy to researchers and students interested in anthropology, orthodontics and other bone structures through a collection of an estimated 100,000 slides on bone morphology and histology.

Professor Gary Previts Receives Gold Medal for Distinguished Service from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Case Western Reserve University accountancy professor Gary Previts, CPA, Ph.D., today (Oct. 23) was awarded the 2007 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The award, the highest granted by the AICPA, recognizes individuals whose influence on accounting is notable compared to other professional leaders.

October 22, 2007

Case Western Reserve University alumnus elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

David T. Scadden, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group established by the National Academies of Science to analyze health issues and make recommendations on policy.

October 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate curriculum sharpens students’ communications skills, prepares them for future challenges

Case Western Reserve University's Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) is one of 13 college programs featured in a recent report celebrating innovative teaching approaches in higher education.

October 18, 2007

Analysis of breast and colon cancer genes finds many areas of differences between tumors

Researchers from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a new national study that has analyzed more than 18,000 genes, including 5,000 previously unmapped genes, from breast and colorectal tumors.

New university policy to eliminate use of social security numbers in administrative and ITS systems

Using the theme, "Protect yourself before you connect yourself," the Case Western Reserve University Information Technology Services (ITS) office this year announced a change in policy for the use of social security numbers in administrative processes and IT systems.

October 17, 2007

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

October 16, 2007

The Racial inequality of cities is topic of next Baker-Nord Center talk

Thomas J. Sugrue from the University of Pennsylvania will examine what he describes as the "unfinished struggles" for racial equality in postwar American suburbs when he gives the lecture, "Jim Crow's Last Stand." The free, public talk begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18 in Case Western Reserve University's Wolstein Research Building auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road.

David Cooperrider appointed first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship

Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider will become the first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship, with a task of teaching and promoting the ideals of sustainability that are employed in the real life work of its benefactor, Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.

October 15, 2007

Case sophomore steps up to the plate at Jacobs Field for tonight's national anthem

Prior to the first pitch of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday, October 15, Case Western Reserve University sophomore Ashley Nemeh will take the field during pregame ceremonies to sing the national anthem in front of a sell-out crowd at Jacobs Field.

October 11, 2007

Flora Stone Mather -- Daughter, wife, mother and philanthropist of the 19th Century

Few people can walk across the Case Western Reserve University campus without being touched by the legacy of one of Cleveland's great philanthropists of the 19th century -- Flora Stone Mather. The university's regional historian, Gladys Haddad, has written a new book about her.

Barbara R. Snyder elected to top legal institute

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), one of the nation's premier legal organizations.

Palestinian peace leader, university president to speak, October 14

Sari Nusseibeh, a Palestinian professor of philosophy and president of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, will discuss his book, Once Upon a Country -- A Palestinian Life, that he co-authored with Anthony David.

October 10, 2007

Gummy Bears receive special delivery by FedEx for dental research project

It may not make the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the largest single shipment of candy, but Suchitra Nelson from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine probably goes down in university records as having one of the largest candy deliveries ever.

October 09, 2007

Case School Of Engineering alumna named first senior research fellow at Swagelok Company

Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, has named Sunniva R. Collins, to the newly created position of senior research fellow. She will serve as the primary liaison between Swagelok, Case Western Reserve University and the U.S. Navy, the first customer to purchase the service of Swagelok's breakthrough SAT12™ surface hardening process.

October 08, 2007

Ted Gup to be inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25

If Ted Gup hadn't forgotten his wallet at the Akron Beacon Journal office in 1974, he may not be the reporter headed to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25.

October 04, 2007

Eastwood receives first Distinguished Alumni Award

Yesterday, during the Grand Class Alumni Luncheon, the Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee recognized Gregory L. Eastwood (MED '66) -- citing his purposeful re-envisioning of the university during his brief tenure as interim president -- as the first recipient of the Case Western Reserve University Distinguished Alumni Award.

New Spartan Mascot enjoys role as student ambassador

Charles "Chuck" Becker embodies the concept of team spirit. When the call went out last spring for a 2007-2008 Spartan mascot, he applied for and earned the position.

October 03, 2007

Full house expected for second annual GospelFest concert celebration October 7 at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A packed house of more than 600 is expected when Case Western Reserve University hosts the second annual GospelFest Concert Celebration on Sunday, October 7, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive. A pre-concert reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 6 p.m.

Case Western Reserve places on Honor Roll of new online LGBT index

Case Western Reserve University has received three out of five stars on a new national LGBT–Friendly Campus Climate Index, earning a place on the Honor Roll.

October 02, 2007

Marixa Lasso's visa problems over

Stranded in Panama since July, Marixa Lasso, assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, got word that her visa problems have ended.

October 01, 2007

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Alumni Leadership Central to Opening of Alumni House

The dedication ceremony will be a highlight of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007 festivities, this year set for October 4-7. Alumni and guests can tour the house; other informal social events will take place at the house throughout the weekend.