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May 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University political science professor receives Woodrow Wilson fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen & Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, will spend the 2008-2009 academic year in Washington, D.C., as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

May 29, 2008

Study on mixed-income housing earns honors for Case Western Reserve University assistant professor

A paper on early findings about how former public housing residents have adjusted to living in a mixed-income development in Chicago has earned Mark Joseph the Urban Affairs Association's 2007 Best Conference Paper. Joseph is an assistant professor of community and social development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

May 28, 2008

Esther Erb finishes college career with national championship

Esther Erb became the first Case Western Reserve track and field athlete to claim a national title since 1995 when she won the 10,000-meter run [35:45.01] at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships last weekend in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Special first editions and rare works highlight 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve

Thanks once again to a bevy of donations, literary treasure seekers will have over 60,000 books to choose from at the 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve University's Adelbert Gymnasium.

May 27, 2008

Astronomers search for orphan stars using newly upgraded telescope

Using new instrumentation, Case Western Reserve University astronomers can now view the night sky wider and deeper than before. While the vast reaches of intergalactic space may appear dark and empty, a new camera installed on the university's Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., will bring into clear view the faint sea of orphan stars strewn throughout the nearby Virgo cluster of galaxies.

May 23, 2008

Engineering physics major, Karen Vaughn, wins NSF Fellowship

Karen Vaughn, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, faces a tough decision as a new graduate. Having received two major awards to support her graduate education at the University of California at Berkeley, Vaughn will have to decide between accepting the National Science Foundation Fellowship or the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

Wolstein Hall to serve as new space for undergraduate admission

Case Western Reserve University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions is moving to the north side of campus in order to provide a more welcoming experience for prospective students and their parents.

May 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth extend long-standing affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System today announce an affiliation agreement that reaffirms and strengthens a 94-year-old relationship between the two institutions.

Baznik's photographs on display at University of Arizona Museum of Art

Richard Baznik has more to celebrate than his 40-year milestone on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Often seen around campus with his camera in hand, recently the photographer had his images exhibited as part of a thesis project, "Pavement Memoirs," by Gary Rozanc at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art.

May 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Awarded More Research Funding From Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million on Tuesday, May 20, by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.

Erb Ready for Last NCAA Run, Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

When Esther Erb walks out onto the track in Titan Stadium in Oshkosh, Wis., at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Thursday night, it won't be as a Case Western Reserve University student-athlete—but it will be as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.

May 20, 2008

Coalition launches Greater Circle Living

A coalition of philanthropic, public and private partners today launched a $4 million housing incentive program to stimulate investment in and revitalization of Greater University Circle neighborhoods. The forgivable loan program targets an estimated 43,000 people who work in Greater University Circle and may consider buying homes there.

May 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve joins prestigious public policy programming Web consortium

Campus community members interested in thought-provoking public policy issues and discussions can stay informed through Case Western Reserve University's participation on the University Channel (UChannel), a collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world.

May 16, 2008

Robotic zoo and more to demonstrate animal behavior turned mechanical at Case Western Reserve University

Building a machine that moves like a cockroach, salamander, fish or another creature is no easy task. Over 100 of the world's pioneering engineers, biologists and neuroscientists who have contributed to building biologically inspired robots will be on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, June 1-6, to discuss new developments in the field of biorobotics during the Fourth International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM).

Case Western Reserve's 2008 commencement ceremonies to feature live-blogging from Craig Newmark

When Case Western Reserve University alumnus Craig Newmark delivers the keynote address during the 2008 commencement ceremonies on May 18, he will literally be connected with graduates, their families and a global audience. That's because Newmark plans to blog during his speech.

May 15, 2008

Arthur H. Heuer: winner of the Hovorka Prize is a world leader in teaching and research

With almost 500 publications to his credit, Case Western Reserve University's Arthur H. Heuer is a leading researcher in his field, having pioneered studies in transformation toughening of ceramics, the application of electron microscopy to engineering ceramics, biological ceramics, materials science of MEMS and paraequilibrium carburization of stainless steels.

Dr. Clifford Harding has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology

The School of Medicine announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Clifford Harding as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Harding will take over the responsibilities of Dr. John Lowe.

May 14, 2008

Psychological issues link teaching subjects for 2008 John S. Diekhoff winners

Creating emotional connections to subjects taught are important in successful teaching, according to Case Western Reserve University's winners of the 2008 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching, Heath Demaree, associate professor of psychology, and Athena Vrettos, associate professor and director of graduate studies in English.

May 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine departments rank in top 10 NIH funding

Several departments within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's largest provider of medical research support. This significant federal government funding to the School of Medicine reflects Northeast Ohio's leading medical research and treatment.

Excellence in undergraduate teaching recognized with 2008 Wittke Awards at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom annually with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This year, Donald Feke, chemical engineering professor, and Richard Osborne, professor for management policy practice, have been named Wittke Award recipients.

May 12, 2008

Undergraduate mentors honored with 2008 Jackson Award at Case Western Reserve University

The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. This year, Anne Helmreich, art history associate professor, and Stacy Williams, communications studies assistant professor, have been named Jackson Award recipients.

May 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Fulbright winners going green with overseas research

Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Fulbright Scholars, Olivia Corey and Michael Davidson, are taking their "green" research projects to study in Europe and Asia next year.

May 08, 2008

Governor's energy adviser to deliver keynote address at Fourth Annual Ohio Energy Education Conference

Case Western Reserve University is hosting the Fourth Annual Ohio Energy Education Conference, which will be held Friday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millis Science Center, 2074 Adelbert Road. Mark R. Shanahan, energy adviser to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and executive director of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address at noon.

May 07, 2008

Case men's soccer team Brazil bound for friendlies and sightseeing

While many of their classmates are heading home for summer vacation and beginning summer jobs, the players on the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team will kick-off their summer in Brazil, as they depart for South America today for ten days of competition, sight-seeing, and maybe a few surf lessons.

May 06, 2008

Student Turning Point Society selects new members, looks ahead to fostering additional campus relationships

During a recent weekend brunch, Case Western Reserve University's Student Turning Point Society (STPS) welcomed 17 new members who will serve as ambassadors to share the spirit of Case Western Reserve with alumni, donors, and friends.

May 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Dental Students learn through experience at Free Clinic

Worries about paying the dentist increases the agony of a toothache or prevents people from seeking care, but sufferers find relief at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.  At the patients’ sides are students from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, who are on the front lines of combating one of the country’s major health problems—poor oral health.

May 01, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist reviews women's advances in politics

The road to political office in the U.S. is fraught with obstacles for women. Some women have navigated the barriers to fill 17 percent of the seats in the U.S. Congress, but for many others these obstacles present real challenges to gaining office at state and national levels, according to Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University political scientist. She is an editor of and contributing author to "Political Women and American Democracy", published this month by Cambridge University Press.