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June 30, 2008

CreativePlayPlus.com offers parents comprehensive resource on children and play

The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University announces the launch of CreativePlayPlus.com, a joint venture in blogging with Step2, the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturer and Optiem, a Cleveland based interactive marketing agency. This new site draws upon the expertise of Case Western Reserve University faculty in diverse fields of knowledge including psychology, anthropology, communication sciences and music education. The new site encourages children to use their imaginations in creative play, and features research conducted by Case Western Reserve experts regarding children and play. The site also highlights current news and suggested activities.

June 27, 2008

Five Case Western Reserve University projects awarded research funding from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have been awarded $20.6 million by the state's Third Frontier Commission through its Ohio Biomedical Research Commercialization Program.

Case Western Reserve's National Youth Sports Program begins fundraising efforts for 2009

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) doesn't officially end its summer 2008 camp until the week of July 7, but Project Administrator Dennis Harris and his staff are already looking ahead to 2009.

June 26, 2008

Daniel P. Harrington appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board Of Trustees

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has appointed Daniel P. Harrington to a four-year term on the board. Harrington is president, chief executive officer and director of HTV Industries, Inc., based in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Paper co-authored by engineering professor named by Nature Materials as one of most influential in last five years

An article co-authored by John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been named by the editors of Nature Materials as one of the 10 most influential articles to appear in the publication in the last five years.

June 25, 2008

May Wykle urges nurses to influence public policy at international conference in Bangkok

Nurses can and must work to have a positive effect on the suffering and despair that springs from poor health care in impoverished areas around the world, says May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Wykle will speak at length to the circular linkage of poverty and health care in a keynote address at the Healthy People for a Healthy World conference in Bangkok, Thailand on June 26.

Running in rhythm: Measuring the effect of music on competitive runners

If it's true that music calms the savage in us, it stands to reason that it should have the same effect on competitive runners, right? Not according to a recent research project conducted at Case Western Reserve University. Acknowledging how the synchrony of motion and music has a positive effect on the enjoyment of repetitive activities, Esther Erb, a May 2008 graduate from Richmond, Va. with a bachelor of science in music and cognitive science, set out to find whether this positive effect could help reduce runners' perceived exertion levels during strenuous exercise.

June 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve University nursing student spending third summer with orphans in Rwanda

Since childhood, Rachel Ballen, a second-year student at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, has been fascinated by Africa. A trip with her family to South Africa in 1998 sealed the deal. Now, 10 years later, Ballen, who hails from Katonah, N.Y., is getting ready to leave in July for her third consecutive trip to Rwanda, where she works at an orphanage in the village of Rwamagana.

School of Law alumnus honored as one of the most influential African Americans

Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumnus John Fitzgerald Harris was recently named as one of the 150 most influential African Americans in the United States by Ebony magazine.

June 23, 2008

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development study finds subprime rate lending can predict foreclosure rates in Cuyahoga County

High-cost subprime lending is emerging as a primary predictor contributing to fourfold increase in foreclosures in Cuyahoga County in recent years, according to a new study from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

June 20, 2008

Case Western Reserve EDM student's work in Africa to be featured this weekend on CNN International

The economic development work of Joseph Adelegan, Ph.D., and the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) at Case Western Reserve University will be featured in a documentary airing for the first time June 21-22 on CNN International.

Two from Case Western Reserve University will attend Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education

Beginning June 21, Deborah Bibb, program director for graduate business programs at the Weatherhead School of Management and Colleen Nagy, director of the Program Management Office within the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), will participate in the Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College. Their attendance is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and ITS, respectively.

June 19, 2008

Collaboration—among university programs, students and staff—spurs National Youth Sports Program

Adult-like health issues -- obesity, high blood pressure and more -- are beginning to take a toll on American children, and the people who coordinate the Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program have committed to helping Greater Cleveland children get or remain healthy during a five-week summer camp.

June 18, 2008

National NACC meeting comes to campus this week

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will have the opportunity to showcase its new Bellflower Road building when the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) brings its spring retreat and meeting to Cleveland. The meeting will take place at the Mandel Center, which is also called home to the international headquarters of NACC.

Case Western Reserve football team picked preseason No. 10

The Case Western Reserve University football team will begin its 2008 campaign ranked No. 10 in the nation by the Lindy's 2008 College Football Preseason magazine.

June 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve's faculty team spells victory O-R-T-H-O-R-H-O-M-B-I-C in adult community bee

Case Western Reserve University's faculty spelling squad has presented President Barbara R. Snyder with a trophy topped by a bee, the black and yellow flying insect -- the spoils of their recent first-place finish in the 17th annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee.

USG to fund campus community projects to improve student life

Case Western Reserve University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is offering every member of the campus community an opportunity to apply for up to $15,000 to fund any project that will "profoundly impact" student life.

June 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve University awards current chairman with highest university honor

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has awarded distinguished alumnus and outgoing board chairman Frank N. Linsalata, with the university's highest honor -- the University Medal.

Inamori Ethics Prize ceremony to feature lecture, symposium with inaugural prize recipient, Case Western Reserve faculty

The recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize, Francis S. Collins, who has led the Human Genome Project since 1993, will give a lecture at 1 p.m. September 4 and then will team with Case Western Reserve University faculty in a symposium on issues involving leadership, moral code and the human genome project.

June 13, 2008

Open house will showcase National Youth Sports Program's achievements in helping Greater Cleveland children

Case Western Reserve University's National Youth Sports Program chapter has evolved into a multifaceted program that's making a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every year. The program is celebrating with an open house on June 20.

Michael Yeager honored for dedication to patrons, learning and ascent at Kelvin Smith Library

In his 20-year -- and still counting -- career at Case Western Reserve University, Michael Yeager not only has been the perfect example of customer service but also personifies the lifelong learning environment that is Case Western Reserve. He was honored with the President's Award for Distinguished Service during the university's 2008 Staff Awards Brunch on Wednesday.

June 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine investigators inhibit corneal inflammation using short chain lipids as nanoparticles

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea.

Colleen Barker-Williamson recognized for programs, leadership work with students, staff

As a director of Thwing Center for programs and leadership, Colleen Barker-Williamson is well known as adviser, mentor and friend to students, but she has made, perhaps, an even greater impression on her staff.

June 11, 2008

Ramona David cited for service to admissions, students of management engineering program

Case Western Reserve University's master of engineering management (MEM) program is projected to have a record year in terms of enrollment and tuition revenue-due largely in part to Ramona David, a 2008 recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service

June 10, 2008

Presidential trip celebrates alumni achievement at Texas Instruments

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder recently hosted a Dallas reception at Texas Instruments Inc. that included 14 Case Western Reserve alumni who are currently working at the corporation. The group represents a broad spectrum of alumni—from the Case School of Engineering to the College of Arts and Sciences—who hold an equally varied and prominent set of roles at one of the world's leading semiconductor companies.

June 09, 2008

Summer SAGES seminar casts excitement into literature

This summer, Case Western Reserve University students will hang the "gone fishing" sign on the classroom door, but that doesn't mean they are taking a break from learning. Royal Coachmen, Wooly Buggers and Fate: The Literature of Fly Fishing, a summer seminar, will immerse students in the lore, mystique and skill of fly fishing.

June 06, 2008

Premier conference on neurotechnology and deep brain stimulation to be held in Cleveland in June

Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? Or to control the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease? These are two of the several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.

June 05, 2008

Chemistry research builds on understanding electrocatalysis in fuel cells and corrosion

Researchers from the chemistry department at Case Western Reserve University and Toyota Central R&D Laboratories from Nagakute, Japan, have developed a theory to advance fuel cell and corrosion prevention technologies.

June 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives $3 million in grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.

Trustee Gift Helps To Enhance Veale Weight Room

Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Physical Education and Athletics has completed significant upgrades to the Veale Center weight room—made possible by a gift from the university’s trustees.

June 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law student defuses simulated international conflicts as part of international law workshop

Noelle Shanahan Cutts, a third-year student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was one of 40 law students nationally selected to attend the International Humanitarian Law Workshop in Santa Clara, Calif., earlier this spring. The program, presented by the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and Santa Clara University School of Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, is designed to teach law students the fundamentals of international humanitarian law while providing them opportunities to apply what they learned in hands-on simulations.

June 02, 2008

Women from re-entry program tell municipal and county judges about their successes

Donni Wiley's life began to fall apart in 2000. Sentenced to probation for a felony set in motion a chain of events that landed her jobless and living in a homeless shelter. Today, her life is different and her record has been expunged. Through a community-based organization that assists local women in getting their lives back together, Wiley had the opportunity to tell Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald B. Adrine over lunch about those positive changes.