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March 31, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to highlight international wireless conference as first in country to use 2d code cell phone technology

Case Western Reserve University will be the epitome of innovation as its first-ever U.S. trials involving new 2D code cell phone technology highlight an international conference of the wireless telecommunications industry April 1-4 in Las Vegas.

March 28, 2008

U.S. News & World Report graduate and professional program rankings released

Several graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University were included in the latest rankings of "U.S. News & World Report's" "America's Best Graduate Schools" list (for 2009).

March 27, 2008

High school robotics team mentored by engineering professor and graduate students

Students at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights are continuing to build and tweak a robot they entered in last week's Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cleveland State University with the help of a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and students.

Case Western Reserve University to host first Relay For Life event

Case Western Reserve University will host its first Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 18, to benefit cancer education and research and honor those who have fought or are still fighting the disease.

Alamire makes North American debut on Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music concludes the 22nd season of "Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness" on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., with "Choral Masterworks of the 16th Century," a concert by the British vocal consort Alamire.

March 26, 2008

National Cityscapes Conference traverses urban environments through humanities' lens

The three-day National Cityscape Conference, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, will examine our urban environment, past and present, through the lens of the humanities, asking what contributions the arts, culture, and society have made to the formation of cities

Baseball's Hurley at home on the diamond

The grandson of a former Cleveland Indian pitcher, Clay Hurley wanted to play football coming out of high school, ended up briefly playing college basketball, and now is the leadoff man and starting centerfielder for the Case Western Reserve University baseball team.

March 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University selects honorary doctorates awardees

Four distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctorate degrees in the areas of law, science and humanities during commencement ceremonies at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 18.

Case Western Reserve University Music Department Presents Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music will premiere a new and expanded semi-staged version of Henry Purcell's famous opera, Dido and Aeneas, on Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11120 Bellflower Rd. The performances, stage-directed by Ellen Hargis and music-directed and choreographed by Julie Andrijeski, are free and open to the public, although tickets are required.

March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations

Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE -- taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center -- highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.

March 21, 2008

School of Medicine researchers receive $2.4 million to study contact lenses-related corneal infections

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Medical Center: A partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, have been awarded a $2.4 million grant over five years from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to study corneal infection (keratitis) brought on by disease-causing fungi that can be lurking on contact lenses, in the air, in the dirt, or even on common household surfaces.

Jeffrey Duerk named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jeffrey Duerk has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). A BME alumnus, Duerk is a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in biomedical engineering. He joined the faculty in 1988 after completing his doctoral degree.

March 20, 2008

March of Dimes award to aid in finding how genes malfunction to cause deafness

Schools of zebrafish dart back and forth in tanks in the research lab of Brian M. McDermott, assistant professor from otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will study thousands of fish with a $150,000 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes to understand deafness.

March 19, 2008

Track's Nwanna runs, jumps and throws

Although he is a member of a rebuilding track and field team at Case Western Reserve University, Obinna Nwanna is a part of an already renowned and established biomedical engineering (BME) program.

Case Western Reserve University MFA candidates present dance works

Case Western Reserve University Master of Fine Arts candidates Heather Koniz and Sheau-Feng Luo will present their thesis dance concert, "No Boundary," March 27-29, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd.

March 18, 2008

Is it luck of the draw or skill? Case Western Reserve University psychologist places his bets on skill

Is it luck of the draw in poker? No, says Michael DeDonno, a doctoral student from Case Western Reserve University. He suggests putting your bets on skills over luck when playing the card game.

Case Western Reserve University at forefront of sexual conduct awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but Case Western Reserve University's Task Force on Sexual Conduct works to raise campus consciousness about sexual violence throughout the year.

March 17, 2008

Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40: last survivor of first medical/dental responders in WWII

At the dawn of World War II, approximately 200 members of the Cleveland medical, dental and nursing community left their homes at a moment's notice to answer their country's call. The only medical/dental corps survivor, Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40, was deployed in early 1942 with other members of the 4th General Hospital -- Lakeside Unit.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis Awarded the American Medical Student Association's Raising Our Voices Award

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. will be presented with a Raising Our Voices Award by the American Medical Student Association.

March 13, 2008

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association Announces Challenge Campaign Leadership

President Barbara Snyder addressed over fifty Flora Stone Mather alumnae and Case Western Reserve University friends at Alumni House during a February 22 luncheon to celebrate the future of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Consistent with this theme, the event served as the public announcement of the volunteer leadership of the $1 million challenge campaign initiated by the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association last May.

March 12, 2008

Manoogian first Spartan wrestling All-American in nearly five years

Case Western Reserve University senior Dave Manoogian (Green, OH) has become the first All-American in Spartan wrestling since alumnus Zak Kallai, a four-time All-American, earned his final All-America award in 2004.

Inamori Center shares in Kyoto celebration, prepares for ethics prize gala

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will help celebrate the North American Kyoto Laureate Symposium today through March 14 in San Diego. The Inamori Center also will mark the awarding of its inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize September 4 in Cleveland, with a celebration reminiscent of the Kyoto Prize events.

March 11, 2008

First-Year MFA Actors Take Stage for Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Case Western Reserve University's first-year MFA acting students will spend their spring break under the big stage lights readying for opening night, Wednesday, March 12, and continuing through March 22 in their first performances as an ensemble class in Tom Stoppard's challenging and complex love story, Arcadia.

March 10, 2008

Capitalizing on strengths to overcome difficulties for children diagnosed with ADHD

Collaborative Research conducted by Case Western Reserve University psychology professor Elizabeth J. Short has won the 2007 Keith Conners Award for Scholarly Contribution. The award recognizes an outstanding article published in the "Journal of Attention Disorders in 2007".

Case Western Reserve mathematician tells how to pair Bayesian statistics with scientific computing

Calvetti and her collaborator Erkki Somersalo from Helsinki University of Technology revisited scientific computations and augment data with those beliefs and hunches. They outline the process in their new book, "Introduction to Bayesian Scientific Computing: Ten Lectures on Subjective Computing" (Springer).

March 07, 2008

Bottom line for MSASS student service tallies up to 224,336 hours

Mandel School of Applied Social Science students at Case Western Reserve University Brian Wibby, working with youth in Cleveland's Slavic Village, and Hannah Abel with families through Mental Health Services, Inc., are two examples of students building better communities through their education. MSASS' students have tallied up some 224,336 hours of community service for this academic year through their required field education experiences.

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

Study is a step towards the future of genetic testing for the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Americans Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in today's issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics...

March 06, 2008

Research by Case Western Reserve University professors, VA collaborators published in Science

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability -- meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid -- in the March 7, 2008, issue of "Science." one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering all aspects of science.

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to deliver Case Western Reserve University's commencement address

Craig Newmark, founder and customer service representative of the Internet classified ad giant craigslist.org and a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the keynote address at its commencement ceremonies, Sunday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the Veale Athletic and Recreation Center.

March 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve Team Wins International Law Moot Court Competition

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law moot court team, which competed February 29-March 2 at the "U.S. Mid-Atlantic Super Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition" held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., won the Best Brief Award and the Best Speaker Award and defeated the University of Virginia in the final round to earn a place at the International Rounds in April.

March 04, 2008

Is madness the inspiration for creativity: Case's Distinguished Lecturer explores creativity and madness, March 18

When Kay Redfield Jamison, Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Distinguished Lecturer, takes the stage at Severance Hall, campus researchers says she will offer a message of encouragement for those challenged with the mood swings of bipolar disorder. She will explore the psychological disorder's impact on the daily lives of individuals and how it has resulted in the creation of art during her free, public talk, "Creativity and Madness," at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

When asked to reflect on their own offenses, men become more forgiving

Exline is the lead author on the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology's article, "Not so Innocent: Does Seeing One's Own Capability for Wrongdoing Predict Forgiveness?" She collaborated with researchers Roy Baumeister and Anne Zell from Florida State University; Amy Kraft from Arizona State; and Charlotte Witvliet from Hope College.

March 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University trustees bring on new leaders

Case Western Reserve University added a pair of area development leaders to its board of trustees. Brian Ratner, president of East Coast Development for Forest City Enterprises, Inc., and Scott A. Wolstein, chairman and CEO of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, were both appointed to the board at its February 22 trustees meeting. Charles "Bud" Koch, a member of the board since 1999 and former chairman and CEO of Charter One Financial, was named chair-elect, beginning his term on October 18, 2008.

Case Greek Life takes home top awards at conference

Case Western Reserve University's Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and Interfraternity Congress (IFC) were recognized as the best councils in their respective divisions at the recent Mid-American Greek Council Association (MGCA) Conference in Chicago.

Local leader supports new business planning competition at Case's Weatherhead School of Management to help spur economic growth in northeast Ohio

B. Charles Ames has chosen to lend his management expertise and financial support to Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management by making a $1 million commitment to implement the B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition and the B. Charles Ames Distinguished Speaker Series in Corporate Governance and Creating Shareholder Value.