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February 29, 2008

Chelsea Clinton, Actor Kal Penn to take part in student-sponsored political discussions March 1

Case Western Reserve University's College Democrats will host Chelsea Clinton and actor Kal Penn in two separate political discussions on Saturday, March 1.

Head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services visits the School of Medicine

Kerry Weems, the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, presented the federal agency's newest initiative in electronic health records to the students and faculty of the School of Medicine on Wednesday, February 20th.

February 28, 2008

DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's robotic car, to be inducted into Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

DEXTER, the autonomous vehicle which finished in the top 20 last fall in the United States Department of Defense's DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race in Victorville, Calif., will be inducted into the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. It was the first time Case Western Reserve University had entered the contest that had 30 teams competing for a $2 million first prize.

Ted Gup wins Goldsmith award for Nation of Secrets

Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy will honor Case Western Reserve University's Ted Gup with its prestigious Goldsmith Book Prize on March 18 for his 2007 book, "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" (Doubleday).

February 27, 2008

Visiting Fulbright Scholar teams up with pathology's Mark A. Smith to investigate Alzheimer's disease

After spending some of his early years in the United States, Dr. Vladan Bajic has returned to the country as a visiting researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, investigating cell cycle re-entry and chromosomal instability in Alzheimer's disease as a member of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

Unlikely path leads to big success for track's Ehrke

Earning All-American honors as a track and field standout wasn't something Elizabeth Ehrke planned on when she began her college career. Nonetheless, it became a reality for her last season, and she has now set the bar for herself for years to come.

February 26, 2008

The origins of the myth of racial harmony in Latin America

Nationalism and racial harmony forged one of Latin America's most powerful racial ideologies—the myth of racial democracy, says Case Western Reserve University historian Marixa Lasso. The assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences reconstructs the evolution of this myth as the central theme of her book, "The Harmony of War, Race and Republicanism in the Age of Revolution, Colombia 1795-1830" (University of Pittsburgh Press).

February 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve experiment retakes the lead in international competition to detect WIMPs

Case Western Reserve University physicists and others from the Cryrogenic Dark Matter Search experiment announced they have regained the lead in the worldwide race to find the particles that make up dark matter. The CDMS experiment, located a half-mile underground in a Minnesota mine, again sets the world's best constraints on the properties of dark matter candidates.

Case Western Reserve physicists compete against, collaborate with each other in search for dark matter

A race is on in Case Western Reserve University's physics department and around the world to be the first research group to capture signals from WIMPs (weakly interactive massive particles)—the substance that comprises dark matter.

February 22, 2008

Max Kade Foundation grant to support renovations to Max Kade Center in Clark Hall and promote programs in the study of German languages, literature and art

A $100,000 grant from the Max Kade Foundation in New York City will be used to reconfigure the Max Kade Center for German Studies to support a multi-use environment for classes, readings, lectures, workshops, film screenings and more.

Professor Steven Feldman to discuss American-Chinese business relations

Associate professor Steve Feldman spent the first part of 2007 in the People's Republic of China as a Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics through the Fulbright Scholars program. He will talk about his firsthand experiences teaching and carrying out international business ethics research in the Far East on Thursday, Feb. 28. "China Lessons: A Fulbright Experience in Shanghai" will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall.

February 21, 2008

Students will offer personal reflections on Black History Month at February 22 event

In honor of Case Western Reserve University's observance of Black History Month, several students will offer their own reflections through music, poetry and original readings during a February 22 event.

February 20, 2008

Rhonda Y. Williams named among History News Network's top young historians

Case Western Reserve University historian Rhonda Y. Williams in the College of Arts and Sciences learned she was named a "Top Young Historian" by the History News Network. She joins a group of young researchers, recognized by the flagship online site that posts news about historians, historical research and current events.

NetWellness begins partnership with the Plain Dealer's new online health and fitness section

NetWellness will be featured in the Plain Dealer's new online health section for consumers. NetWellness, an online health information site, features faculty experts from Case Western Reserve University and other institutions.

February 19, 2008

Social Work Faculty Member to Present Research during White House Faith-based Community Conference

Robert Fischer, co-director of the Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will be sharing his expertise on how to evaluate faith-based services with the White House.

February 18, 2008

School of Medicine faculty educators recognized with the scholarship in teaching awards

Yesterday, thirty-nine Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty members were presented with Scholarship in Teaching Awards. The annual program is designed to recognize faculty contribution to education in the preceding year and promote teaching as a scholarly activity.

Black box brings attention to energy usage on campus

The university's sustainability office and deltaE, an undergraduate club aimed at making positive changes in campus energy consumption, recently constructed a project that demonstrates just how much energy one small item consumes.

February 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University celebrates, observes National Engineers' Week, February 18-22

The Case School of Engineering is holding several events to celebrate National Engineers' Week February 18-22. "E-Week" is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of engineering as a career and how the contributions of engineering have impacted our daily lives.

February 14, 2008

Mather's Navojosky cared about more than just basketball

When Billie Navojosky went up for a layup at one-hundred year old Mather Gym in the late 60's and early 70s, she wasn't thinking about her opponent fast approaching from behind or kissing the ball off the top of the painted block on the backboard. Navojosky was thinking about her foot work, and not in basketball terms.

University extends discounts on computer purchases to alumni

Once again, Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with Dell to provide an additional segment of its community -- alumni -- with educational discounts on personal computers.

At the crossroads of culture and science -- symposium on the mind and morality

The Project on Ethics and Cognitive Science will make its official debut at Case Western Reserve University when it presents the daylong symposium, "Morality and Mind: Ethics at the Crossroads of Culture and Science." The free, public event takes place Friday, February 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the George S. Dively Building, 11240 Bellflower Rd., and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

February 13, 2008

Alumnus makes final "cheer" for Case with $1.1 million bequest

John Oshchypok made a final cheer for his alma mater when he made a bequest of $1.1 million gift to advance energy-related research in the chemistry department. Oshchypok, as a young chemistry major at the former Case Institute of Technology, raised school spirit as the "A" on the Case cheering squad and urged the Rough Riders down the field for touchdowns in the early 1950's.

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University presents The Glass Menagerie

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University will stage Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, with performances in late February and early March.

Case's Herendeen aids Spartans in final season

Despite the long hours that entail a career in nursing, Mary Herendeen's decision to come to Case Western Reserve University and study at one of the top-ranked nursing schools was somewhat of an afterthought, as the Austinburg native has always had high expectations for herself on the hardwood.

February 12, 2008

Howard highlight of Reserve basketball to be honored with other alums during Throwback Weekend

Dick Howard remembers playing basketball in Adelbert Gymnasium back in the day. Five decades ago actually, and Howard just might have been the finest basketball player of the modern Western Reserve University [Red Cats] era.

February 11, 2008

Inamori Center to host prize, Darwin events, initiates discourse on whether ethical behavior has evolved

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will be awarding the first ever Inamori Ethics Prize in September 2008.

February 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University mathematician inspired by science problems

The world is constantly abuzz with particles in motion. Peter Kotelenez, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has applied his mathematical knowledge to explain this motion.

February 07, 2008

Elderly more likely to deny smoking when asked

More elderly adults are lighting up cigarettes and not reporting their nicotine habits to doctors and others, according to findings from one of the first studies to examine the accuracy of self-reported smoking habits by age, race and gender of adults 18 years and older by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and other university collaborators.

February 06, 2008

Two students share athlete of the week honors

Case Western Reserve University senior’s track star Esther Erb (Richmond, Va.) and wrestler David Manoogian (Green, Ohio) have been named co-athlete of the week in their respective sports by the University Athletic Association.

February 05, 2008

Envisioning the Emerald Necklace: Charles Jackson Pinkney landscapes on display at the Mandel School

The Mandel School is pleased to display the works of painter Charles Jackson Pinkney. The exhibition of 30 paintings focuses on landscapes done inside the Cleveland Metroparks otherwise known as the "Emerald Necklace," and also includes still life and portraits.

February 04, 2008

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee to keynote March 28 Unity Banquet

Critically acclaimed film director, writer producer and actor Spike Lee will keynote Case Western Reserve University's Office of Multicultural Affairs signature event -- the Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit -- on March 28.

February 01, 2008

President Snyder proclaims Women's Heart Health Month

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, dressed in a red jacket, signed a proclamation today designating February as "Women's Heart Health Month" on campus.

Summer reading selection, convocation speaker reflect campus Darwin celebration

Case Western Reserve University's common reading selection -- and its annual Fall Convocation speaker -- for 2008 will help kick off the university's yearlong celebration of Charles Darwin.

New director Sorin Teich heads clinical operations at School of Dental Medicine

Getting good dental care for the entire family is one of the goals of Sorin T. Teich, the new director of clinical operations at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.