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November 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Museum of Art's joint program in art history and museum studies marks its 40th anniversary

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and Case Western Reserve University's art history and museum studies program has been transforming students' lives and careers for 40 years. Friends and alumni marked this historic milestone and the program's longstanding success recently with a special anniversary event at the museum.

School of Medicine researchers find Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University appoint Anthony J. Furlan, M.D., as chair of neurology department

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have announced the appointment of an international authority on stroke, Anthony J. Furlan, as the new chair of the Department of Neurology.

November 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve School of Law to honor pioneer

A bust of Perry B. Jackson, Ohio's first African American judge and graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. in the Davis Room of the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve University students test potential new food sources for African countries

Case Western Reserve University students in Christopher Cullis's biotechnology lab are testing wild, native plants from South Africa to determine if the legumes have the potential to become domesticated crops and help feed the hungry there.

November 27, 2007

Inamori Center to host forum on ethics of eugenics

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, will host "Eugenics 2007: Is the Customer Always Right?," a discussion of the ethical issues arising from genetic manipulation on December 5.

November 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to host United Nations Global Compact Northeast Ohio Partnership

More than 400 business leaders and educators from over 40 countries met on the Case Western Reserve University campus as part of a United Nations Global Compact forum in October 2006, bringing together the corporate and academic worlds in the corporate responsibility movement. Now, the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) is again bringing the Global Compact to campus, this time on a regional level. This first meeting of the United Nations Global Compact Northeast Ohio Network Thursday, November 29, will mark the beginning of an opportunity to position the region as a leading hub for sustainability.

Is madness the inspiration for creativity?

Best-selling author and psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison will explore "Creativity and Madness" in her talk as Case Western Reserve University's eminent speaker for its Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. The free public lecture program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue.

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center investigate potential limitations of genetic testing in development of Alzheimer's

Researchers at the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are conducting a multi-site, National Institutes of Health-funded study of genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease that likely will help uncover the promise--and perils--of personalized genetic medicine.

November 21, 2007

Report by Case Western Reserve University researchers shows progress in Ohio's efforts to curb tobacco use

The first-ever Ohio Tobacco Key Indicators Report completed recently by the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC) shows a steady decline in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among Ohio adults and youth.

November 20, 2007

Mesoamerican figure inspires David Deming's abstract sculpture Inner Circle for Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University recently celebrated the dedication of Inner Circle, a sculpture by internationally recognized artist David Deming, president and CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA).

Professor David Cooperrider named Aspen Institute faculty pioneer

David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University professor of organizational behavior, has received a 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education.

Case Western Reserve University's School of Nursing receives more than $2 million from NIH for new Center of Excellence

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to advance a major part of the national nursing research agenda: chronic disease self-management.

November 19, 2007

Undefeated football team awaits Wabash in Sweet 16 playoff

he Case Western Reserve University football team has made it to the “Sweet 16” of the 2007 NCAA Championships, as the field of 32 was cut in half after round one Saturday.

Case Western Reserve University researchers end debate over fractal analysis of authentication of Pollock's art

The university's physicists recently "put the nail in the coffin" in the debate about using fractal analysis in authenticating art as they completed a second study related to fractal analysis and Jackson Pollock's drip paintings.

Mather Dance Collective presents their fall dance series during performances November 29 and 30 and December 1 at Mather Dance Center

MaDaCol, a dance collaborative at Case Western Reserve University, presents its fall dance production November 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and December 1 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road. The concert features student-choreographed works that put into movement such themes as logic, perspective, imagination and moral fiber.

November 16, 2007

Charles D. Fowler appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees

Charles D. Fowler, chair and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals, Ltd., has been appointed to a four-year term on the university's board of trustees.

Ly’nette Cordaro brings award-winning experience to Case Western Reserve University’s ITS office

Case Western Reserve University has tapped the talents of alumna Ly'Nette Cordaro (CWR '93, MGT '00) to fill the role of associate vice president and deputy chief information officer in the Office of Information Technology Services.

Renowned cardiovascular specialist joins School of Medicine

Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

David Rothenberg receives American Musicological Society's Alfred Einstein Award

A published article on the theme of springtime in medieval and Renaissance religious and secular music has earned David J. Rothenberg from the Department of Music at Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences one of the highest honors from the American Musicological Society.

November 15, 2007

Neils receives fellowship to study at Yale center for British art

Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University's Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, is spending a monthlong residential fellowship at the Mellon Center for British Art at Yale University. She is examining the work of British architect and designer James "Athenian" Stuart (1713-1788).

November 14, 2007

Competing interests in Pakistan is the focus of Michael Fisher's free public lecture

Michael Fisher, history professor at Oberlin College and a leading expert in India and South Asian studies, will give a free public lecture on competing interests in Pakistan at 4:30 p.m., today.

Unraveling cell communications is goal for mathematical biologist

Peter Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics, biology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, is on a quest to find out how "cells make sense of the barrages of signaling molecules they encounter every day."

November 12, 2007

Case Western Reserve faculty member, alumnus receive NIH funds to establish Center for Social Science Research on HIV in Uganda

Janet McGrath and Charles Rwabukwali (GRS '93 and '97, anthropology), associate professor of sociology at the Makerere University in Kampala, are co-investigators on a new five-year, $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Global Partnerships for Social Science Research on AIDS.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to keynote Stokes Symposium Nov. 26

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — considered an outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color, and the economically disadvantaged -- will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's annual public forum on public service.

November 09, 2007

Observatory built by team including Case physicists links highest energy cosmic ray particles to giant black holes

Case Western Reserve University Physicist Corbin Covault and his research group are part of an international collaboration that has built the world's largest cosmic ray observatory in Argentina. This collaboration has recently reported a major discovery that apparently tracks the origins of near speed-of-light cosmic ray particles to a special type of massive black hole, called Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), found in some nearby galaxies

Robert J. Ronis, M.D., M.P.H., named chair of Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert J. Ronis, M.D., M.P.H., has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

Morris completes HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration Program

University Center on Aging & Health Associate Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, at Case Western Reserve University, has recently completed the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., named assistant professor of neuroscience

Biophysicist Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., who has studied and conducted research in both Europe and the United States, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will...

November 08, 2007

Natural product discovery by Case Western Reserve University medical researcher blocks tissue destruction with activation of repair gene

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine have published in the "Journal of Inflammation" a remarkable discovery with a natural product derived from the Amazon rainforest.

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

Some answers about the quality of life for older Americans will come from 125 remaining members of 1,000 retirees, who have been studied by Case Western Reserve University sociologist Eva Kahana over the past 18 years. The study's elderly participants have provided important information on how people lead successful lives as they cope with the stresses of growing older and frailer in the last years of life.

Case Western Reserve University spinoff partners with Medtronic to produce, distribute adult stem cell technology

Case Western Reserve University's spinoff Arteriocyte Inc. is joining forces with Medtronic of Minneapolis to acquire and exclusively distribute a drug delivery system with the potential to accelerate wound healing and reduce infection following surgery.

November 07, 2007

Researchers explore possible link between low birth weight and future oral health problems

Suchitra Nelson, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine associate professor, will lead a team of researchers in studying babies born weighing three pounds or less to see if low birth weight babies are predisposed to oral health problems that might have an impact on dental care.

November 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center receive $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis.

Case Western Reserve University continues legacy of nonprofit education

The new $11 million home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University symbolically reflects the nonprofit world's concepts of partnership and community. Established with a gift from the Mandel Foundation, the Mandel Center -- a national leader in nonprofit education -- officially opened its new residence during a dedication celebration on November 5.

Weatherhead School of Management to host first school-wide open house November 17

Directed at showcasing enhanced and revamped academic programming, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University will host its first school-wide open house on from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Peter B. Lewis Building.

November 05, 2007

Class of 1942 alumna gives $1 million to School of Medicine to honor Rocco L. Motto, M.D.

Western Reserve University medical school alumnus Rocco L. Motto passed away last fall just a year shy of his 65th class reunion, but his wife, Verna "Vee" Houck Motto, has made sure that the Motto family's legacy will live on at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The Shadow of a Gunman on Eldred Theater stage

Eldred Theater on the campus of Case Western Reserve University continues its 2007-2008 production season with a classic, tragic-comedy, The Shadow of a Gunman, by Sean O'Casey, one of the great Irish dramatists of the 20th century. Performances are at...

November 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve Researchers Breed a Mighty Mouse

Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.

"The Killer"—Jerry Lee Lewis—takes stage for American Music Masters Week

Key-pumping piano player and country music great Jerry Lee Lewis will be hailed as one of music's founding fathers of rock 'n' roll when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 12th Annual American Music Masters Conference, "Whole Lotta Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis."

November 01, 2007

Dexter, Team Case finish in top 20 of DARPA Urban Challenge

The Case School of Engineering's autonomous robotic vehicle, DEXTER, was eliminated Nov. 1 from the DARPA Urban Challenge. However, Team Case did finish in the top 20. DARPA accepted only 11 teams in the final race, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the former George Air Force Base here.

Spartan football ranked 21st, continues magic carpet ride

The 2007 NCAA playoffs don't begin until November 17, but the Case Western Reserve University football team has treated every Saturday this fall like the postseason because it will likely take the Spartans a perfect 10-0 record to make their first trip.