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January 31, 2008

Give Kids A Smile Ohio program helps restore oral health for children in need

In response to the Ohio Dental Association's (ODA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile! Day Ohio, dentists in Cleveland are joining with their peers across Ohio to bring smiles to the faces of needy children in their communities.

January 30, 2008

Brandon Bradford continues impressive voyage in his final season

Although Case Western Reserve University's Brandon Bradford's trip from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan is less than 200 miles, he has traveled many more miles since arriving in Cleveland in 2004 to play basketball for the Spartans.

January 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, industry partner to debut break-through mobile technology

Beginning February 1, students, faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve's Cleveland, Ohio, campus will be participating in the nation's first trial of "2D codes" -- commonly referred to as "QR Codes" -- by bringing the cell phone technology to campus.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Professor receives Genetics Education Excellence Award

Recognizing a teaching career that has spanned almost half a century, the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) recently presented its Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education to Robert C. Elston, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 28, 2008

Mather Dance Center turns 100, plans celebration February 4-10

For 100 years, the sounds of dancing feet have echoed across the floors of Case Western Reserve University's Mather Dance Center (formerly the Mather Gymnasium of the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women). The building's centennial anniversary will be celebrated February 4-10 with the return of notable alumni to participate in dance concerts, master classes, workshops, seminars, galas and more.

January 25, 2008

Asian Pacific Fund names engineering dean Norman C. Tien as a recipient of educational leadership award

Norman C. Tien, dean and Nord Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, was one of two Asian American educators in the United States selected to receive the second annual Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, presented by the San Francisco-based Asian Pacific Fund. An unrestricted grant award of $10,000 is given in recognition of the recipients' professional accomplishments and leadership qualities.

Kenneth Basch led Case Western Reserve campus growth, to pursue opportunity at Wake Forest

Kenneth A. Basch, who has led Case Western Reserve University through one of its greatest periods of campus growth, is taking on a new challenge—at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Case Western Reserve Professor of Medicine to head NIH study group on drug-resistent bacteria

The overuse of antibiotics to fight bacteria and infectious diseases has led to drug-resistant bacteria. To look into this growing problem in hospitals, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Louis B. Rice, M.D., to chair its fledgling Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.

January 24, 2008

Iraqi trial judges make first public appearance abroad to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law January 29

Case Western Reserve University's School of Law will host a live presentation by five Iraqi High Tribunal judges on Tuesday, January 29. The free, public event will be held in the School of Law's Moot Courtroom (A59), 11705 East Boulevard, at 4:00 p.m.

January 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University partners with Jiao Tong University to open orthodontic clinic in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Jiao Tong University to sponsor AmeriChin, the first private orthodontic clinic in China's major business hub in Shanghai—and home to international corporations with employees and families from around the world.

January 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve's Engineers Without Borders to Design, Build Water System in Dominican Republic

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently spent nine days in Cruce de Blanco, a village of about 600 in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic, where the students will construct a new water system.

January 18, 2008

Case researcher in RNA biology makes waves by challenging current thinking

In the January 18th issue of "Molecular Cell", Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Kristian E. Baker, Ph.D. challenges molecular biology's established body of evidence and widely-accepted model for nonsense-mediated messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) decay.

Ethnic studies program at Case Western Reserve University hosts author Alice Randall and political philosopher Preston King

The Ethnic Studies Program at Case Western Reserve University will host several free public events that explore freedom of speech issues, including a presentation from Alice Randall, author of "The Wind Done Gone", a parody of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 best-selling novel, "Gone with the Wind". Former self-exiled political philosopher Preston King will join the conversation to take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7 in Thwing Center Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Ave.

January 17, 2008

Dental health researchers examine link between gum disease and osteoporosis

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case Medical Center, a partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, are recruiting 240 post-menopausal women to participate in a dental health study related to gum disease.

Corporations, communities, relationships and the bottom line: experts to discuss the social fabric in Cleveland and the world

Two-day Law Review Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law features high-profile property and business law experts

January 16, 2008

Dean of MIT's engineering school to give Van Horn Lecture at Case School of Engineering January 15-17

Subra Suresh, dean and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, continues his stay at Case School of Engineering today and tomorrow, as part of the Van Horn Distinguished Lecture Series.

January 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University dental medicine student helps relieve children's pain in Guatemala

Blake Rosacker, a second-year Case Western Reserve University dental student, recently embarked upon a 10-day volunteer mission with the Himalayan Dental Relief Project to San Martin Jilotepeque in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala.

January 14, 2008

Poverty Center at Case Western Reserve University reports dramatic increase in home foreclosures

A new report from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University addresses the local foreclosure crisis, calling for refinancing loans or providing assistance to homeowners as an effort to maintain property values and prevent vandalism and deterioration to vacant structures.

January 11, 2008

Roberto Fernandez Galan named Mt. Sinai Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Biophysicist Roberto Fernandez Galan, Ph.D., who will join the department of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as assistant professor in January 2008, has been named a scholar in the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences.

Richard Boyatzis named H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business at Weatherhead School of Management

An international expert in the field of organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, Richard E. Boyatzis has been appointed the H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business at the Weatherhead School of Management.

Neuroscience professor Robert H. Miller named vice dean for research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert H. Miller, neurosciences professor and 20-year veteran of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been named vice dean for research at the school.

January 10, 2008

Scott Shane offers challenge to the myths about entrepreneurship with new book

Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane provides a reality check about starting new businesses in his new book The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors and Policy Makers Live By. The book is due in bookstores later this month.

Case Western Reserve junior set for semester exchange as part of Fisk-Case Partnership

Case Western Reserve University junior Camille Thornton will spend 15 weeks at Fisk University as part of the Case-Fisk Partnership' s student exchange program. Thornton is the first Case Western Reserve student -- and second overall -- to participate in the program.

January 09, 2008

School of Medicine brain aging expert challenges the existence of Alzheimer's as a disease

Case Western Reserve University professor of neurology Peter Whitehouse challenges conventional wisdom and assumptions of brain aging in his new book, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Disease. In his provocative and...

Case Western Reserve's Ashley Horton holds court

Senior Ashley Horton wants to go to law school and eventually become a lawyer after she graduates from Case Western Reserve University in the spring, but for now, the only court she's focused on is the one in Horsburgh Gym where she's been dropping the gavel on opponents all season long.

January 08, 2008

Lessons from member of "Little Rock Nine" highlight Case Western Reserve's MLK celebration

Fifty years after the landmark integration of Little Rock's Central High School, Ernest Green, one of the "Little Rock Nine", will share his personal experiences as one of the trailblazers of the civil rights movement. He will be the keynote speaker for Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation. The free, public event begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, in Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave.

Case Western Reserve University junior awarded prestigious Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University junior Hannah Cha has been selected as a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the United States Department of State. Cha was among 20 students selected from over 1,000 applicants.

January 07, 2008

Genocide prevention, reputation protection, corporate social responsibility and the employee reference conundrum are highlights of School of Law's January lectures

>Is punishing the outcome more severely than the attempt the most effective means of deterring genocide? Are you really "less free" with the freedom of the Internet? What obligations do corporations have to make their community a better place? What is the "prisoner's dilemma" that employers face in dealing with former employee references? These questions are among the many that will be explored during the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Spring Lecture Series, beginning with four current "hot button" topics to start the new year.

New Scholar Award helps young researcher study age-related diseases

To become a New Scholar, one must be invited to apply. They are typically nominated for the award for their outstanding promise in aging research. Such was the case for Chunyan Brian Bai, an assistant professor in genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 04, 2008

Research by Case School of Engineering professors, VA collaborators earn cover of prestigious science publication

An interdisciplinary team from the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center earned the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

New chair of Case Western Reserve University's physiology and biophysics comes home

Renowned scientist and researcher Walter F. Boron, a native of Elyria, Ohio, has come home to the Cleveland area and to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine as new chair and professor in the department of physiology and biophysics.

January 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve law student to get front row seat for war crimes trial of former Liberian president

Brianne Draffin, a third-year law student, will depart today for The Hague, Netherlands, to serve as a judicial clerk intern for the globally-televised trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is charged with crimes against humanity.