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December 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve alumnus uses poetry, prose to express love for City of Cleveland

"Down and Out And… prose poetry and stories from Cleveland" describes the good, the bad and the hopeful about Cleveland. Sean Santa, in his curt, pointed way, uses gritty language and deft details to depict the people he's known, the neighborhoods he's frequented and the experiences that he's had. He wrote much of the contents while he was an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awards staff development honor

Joan Aylor works as a study coordinator in the Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center (SERC) located within the Center for Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She recently earned the Joan Harris Staff Development Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to the medical school.

New edition of Ohio politics covers memorable last decade

The pages to read on how Ohio became a pivotal state in national politics over the past decade are found in "Ohio Politics," edited by Case Western Reserve University political scientist Alexander P. Lamis. The book is the only comprehensive study of the state’s post-World War II political development.

December 26, 2007

Richmond Heights students help Case Western Reserve visiting artist pull "Mind of Cleveland" thoughts from thinking cap

More than 500 people submitted their thoughts, dreams and inspirations to conceptual artist Carl Pope's "The Mind of Cleveland" project. These submissions will become part of a poster-mural artwork for the university's Humanities Week on "Cityscapes" in March 2008.

New women's basketball coach Jennifer Reimer, Lady Spartans win four in a row after slow start

Jennifer Reimer is just eight games into her first-year as head coach of the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team, but already she has her team playing a style of basketball that could make this winter an exciting one in University Circle.

December 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University planetary geologist part of NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury

NASA has selected Case Western Reserve University geophysicist Steven A. Hauck II as one of 23 "participating scientists" to join a team collecting and analyzing data from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.

Ensemble REBEL back by popular demand to Chapel Court and Countryside Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music continues the 22nd season of Chapel, Court and Countryside: Early Music at Harkness at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9 in the university's Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road, with a concert by the international ensemble REBEL.

December 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University continues technology transfer leadership in Ohio, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $30.2 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2006 by the Association of University Technology Managers.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have evidence a vaccine against malaria will reduce infection and disease rates

Today, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Center for Global Health & Diseases published data potentially having a strong effect on the three billion people exposed to malaria every year.

Case Western Reserve's Matt Paglia named third team All-American

Case Western Reserve University junior forward/midfielder Matt Paglia of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been named a third team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

December 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.6 million to support startup of Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation

Case Western Reserve University's new Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation received a large boost on Tuesday, December 18, with the awarding of a $3.6 million grant from The Cleveland Foundation.

December 17, 2007

Undergraduate dual-degree program unites Case Western Reserve, National Cheng Kung Universities

John Wang and Ching-Hao "Jake" Hsu from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, are part of a contingent of new international students welcomed to Case Western Reserve University this year as part of a new dual-degree program administered by their home institution and Case. Students who participate in this program can earn two degrees.

December 14, 2007

Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University Receives more than $27 million from NIH, CDC

The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center based at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine has received renewed grants amounting to up to more than $27.5 million over the next five years to fund the continual efforts of the center, where any suspected case of prion disease -- such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -- is reported, characterized and tested, as well as prion research.

Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management names distinguished alumnus

Case Western Reserve University's newest trustee -- Charles D. Fowler, president and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals -- has been named the Weatherhead School of Management's 2007 distinguished alumnus.

December 13, 2007

Case Western Reserve University social work school pilots class on podcasting

The 15 people enrolled in Jerry Floersch's podcast class on Tuesday evenings at the Mandel School of Applied Social Scinces at Case Western Reserve University are taking to the streets like ace reporters to capture stories from the world of social work.

Weatherhead School of Management to present 34th annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Case Western Reserve University banking and finance senior lecturer Sam Thomas will look at recent business and financial news and events during the 34th annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 14 at the Marriott at Key Center.

December 12, 2007

Andean Highlands in Chile yield ancient South American armored mammal fossil

Darin Croft from Case Western Reserve University, John Flynn from the American Museum of Natural History and Andre R. Wyss from the University of California Santa Barbara report the discovery of fossils from an 18-million-year-old armored mammal and describe the mammal in the featured article for the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

December 11, 2007

Krauss joins top scientists in call for special presidential debate

Ten Nobel laureates, two dozen other eminent scientists and the leaders of many of America's pre-eminent scientific organizations -- including Case Western Reserve University -- have joined a coalition of business leaders, writers and elected officials of both major political parties in a call for a science-based presidential debate in 2008.

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum sign affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum have entered a three-year renewable affiliation to create a highly competitive national and international graduate research program in plant sciences and ecology. This is the first affiliation agreement for Holden Arboretum.

December 10, 2007

University to partner with Cleveland Foundation, Circle employers to extend homebuyer assistance program

Employees of Case Western Reserve University and some of its University Circle neighbors may not be in new homes for the holidays, but they could be in new homes in the next years thanks to a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to revitalize and expand what started as the university's homebuyer assistance program.

University conducts successful crisis training, limited test of emergency alert system

About 200 students; police, paramedic and fire personnel; and other Case Western Reserve University, University Circle and City of Cleveland safety staff converged on Adelbert Gym this past weekend to conduct a simulated large-scale disaster drill -- the university's first mass casualty incident training

December 07, 2007

School of Medicine Researcher pioneers technology in study of life-threatening illnesses

Alex Huang, a pediatric oncologist with the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is using advanced laser technology and computer software to capture 3-D, high definition movies of cell interaction in real time.

December 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve, H&R Block collaborate to encourage low-income students to explore higher education

A $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the research of Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

December 05, 2007

Disaster simulation helps prepare Case Western Reserve EMS squad

The Case Western Reserve University community will take part in its first mass casualty incident drill at 8 a.m., Saturday, December 8, organized by the student-led Case Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Weatherhead School of Management Names Top Companies in Annual Business Awards Program

Turning Technologies, Inc., a Youngstown-based interactive response systems developer, tops the 2007 Weatherhead 100, the annual list of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

December 04, 2007

Late Western Reserve University alumna bequeaths $5.7 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The estate of Gertrude Donnelly Hess, one of two women to graduate from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1934, has bequeathed approximately $5.7 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the largest bequest by a single donor in the university's long history.

December 03, 2007

The Moon is the limit for Case Western Reserve basketball player Mason Conrad

Returning to the moon is an important component of the vision for space exploration in the United States and Case Western Reserve University men's basketball player Mason Conrad helped it get a little closer to that goal through a recent internship with NASA.

December 01, 2007

Case Western Reserve University cardiologist awarded National Institutes of Health MERIT award

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Daniel Simon has been rewarded with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).