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July 31, 2008

Web Site devoted to search for newly-created Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity position launches

As Case Western Reserve University moves forward in its search for a Vice President of Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity, a Web site describing the new position and the search process is now available.

Case Western Reserve employee honored with regional student employment association's Outstanding Service Award

Susan Alexander, assistant director of financial aid for student employment at Case Western Reserve University, was recently presented with the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators.

Pranab Chatterjee Retires from Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Pranab Chatterjee recently retired as a professor, bringing to a close the longest tenure of a faculty member in the history of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The Grace Longwell Coyle professor of social work, Chatterjee enjoyed a distinguished career in the 41 years since being recruited by former dean Herman Stein in 1967.

July 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers receive $10 million grant to lead effort to understand how HIV infection results in immune deficiency

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $9.2 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

Geauga County agencies to participate in disaster drill during Case Western Reserve University's National Flight Nurse Academy Camp

Disasters come with no advance warning. Preparedness is the key to rapid and well-coordinated medical emergency responses. Receiving that kind of emergency training during a mock disaster will be 40 acute care nursing students, specializing in airlift medical procedures, and multiple agencies from Geauga County. They will gain critical response skills during the 2008 National Flight Nurse Academy Camp's disaster exercise August 15 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm.

Brian Calderone named preseason All-American

Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Brian Calderone has been named a second team preseason All-American by D3football.com.

July 29, 2008

Samantha Culver hits home run with education, career through Case-Fisk Partnership

While working as a staff accountant in the finance division with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball organization, Samantha Culver has become one of the newest members of a team that has shared education and diversity for nearly eight decades: The Case-Fisk Partnership.

Mike Edwards joins Case Western Reserve University as associate vice president for research

Mike Edwards, former assistant vice president and director of the Office of Research at the University of Notre Dame, has been named associate vice president for research in the Office of Research and Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University. Edwards' goal is to help increase the university's research profile beyond Northeast Ohio and further enhance its reputation for research success in large-scale, multi-partner projects.

July 28, 2008

A virtual toothache helps student dentists learn patient-side communications

Masha is a dental patient. Her oral health problems continue to change as she meets new Case Western Reserve University student dentists in Second Life's virtual dental office. The middle-aged avatar is an integral part of a new research project of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences department of communication sciences to teach and give students practice time to communicate with mock patients.

July 25, 2008

Up, Up and Away: Case Western Reserve Lecturer Debuts Documentary of Cleveland's Favorite Super-Son

For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, and Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, also will take part in Ingenuity Fest, the annual three-day celebration of innovation and creativity held in downtown Cleveland.

Ohio Lead Awareness Week: Researcher examines the effect of lead on reproductive health

This week is Ohio Lead Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is the most common chronic poisoning and environmental illness in United States, and continues to be a major public health concern. Leila Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, studies both the short- and long-term effects of lead on reproductive health.

July 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve to present Inamori Ethics Prize, host dialogue with Human Genome Project director

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will initiate one of the more candid discussions about the anticipated benefits and ethical challenges of the Human Genome Project when it presents the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize to the former project director.

New online real estate marketplace experiences growth in challenging market, has strong Case Western Reserve connections

www. iRentToOwn.com, an online marketplace co-founded by a Case Western Reserve alumnus, is flourishing in today's challenging real estate environment. John Kobs says some of the success is a result of strong employees who hail from his alma mater.

July 23, 2008

Cancer drug delivery research at Case Western Reserve University speeds time from two days to two hours

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a technique that has the potential to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to diseased areas within hours, as opposed to the two days it currently takes for existing delivery systems.

Spartan Football welcomes 28 new players

The Case Western Reserve University football office recently announced its class of 2012. The list of 28 incoming freshman includes an overwhelming amount of student-athletes from Ohio.

July 22, 2008

Shannon French named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University

Shannon E. French, Ph.D., has been named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new position on September 8.

First-of-its-kind anti-HIV microbicide trial to open at Case Western Reserve University

A first-of-its-kind clinical research trial at the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will look at two different methods of female-controlled HIV prevention: Microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. The ground-breaking trial offers women living in the Greater Cleveland area a unique opportunity to help alter the course of the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

July 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to unveil innovative new Web site

Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped select the innovative new design of Case Western Reserve University's more progressive Web presence. The fresh online look and information architecture is being launched this week on the main university homepage and most first and second-level pages off of the homepage.

July 18, 2008

New Graduate Fellowship to Support Energy Institute

he Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 gift from Dr. Walter J. Culver (CIT ‘62/’64) to endow the Walt and Sylvia Culver Engineering Fellowship for Sustainable Infrastructure. The fund will support graduate students in disciplines related to the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation.

Students selected to serve in 2008 Summer Corps program

Five School of Law students have been accepted into the 2008 Summer Corps program.

July 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University surpasses $100 million in fundraising for 2007-2008

Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007–2008 fiscal year—the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.

Campus community can relive excitement of DEXTER, TeamCASE during July 21 Science Channel documentary, viewing party

When DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, was introduced to the campus community last fall, its debut was a source of pride for the entire university. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can relive the excitement - and those who are new to campus can be introduced to DEXTER and TeamCASE - during an airing of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars documentary at 10 p.m., July 21.

July 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve University social worker celebrates 50-year career

When Nancy Graf decided to retire as director of continuing education at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she told Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore that her last day would have to be after June 16. She wanted to make sure she had a full 50-year career before beginning the next phase of her life. Her last day at Case Western Reserve will be August 4.

Three separate polls rank Case Western Reserve football team in Top 20

The 2008 college football season is still a couple of months away, but the Case Western Reserve University football program is already making headlines by ranking in several top sporting polls.

July 15, 2008

Worms on the move mix up dredgings in Case Western Reserve University study

Peter McCall and Gerald Matisoff, geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and undergraduate researchers are studying how marine invertebrates disturb harbor dredgings, deposited and capped miles off shore to sequester polluted sediment.

School of Law alumnus recognized for exemplary pro bono service

School of Law alumnus David A. Kutik was recognized for his pro bono service and received the inaugural John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the Ohio State Bar Association's 128th Annual Convention.

July 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve president commits to 'climate neutral' campus

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate. The commitment came with Snyder's recent signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Innovative program brings global perspective to technology transfer at Case Western Reserve University

To augment Case Western Reserve University's pursuit of partners and collaborators around the world, the university's Technology Transfer Office has launched a resident affiliates program with the appointment of its first resident, Andrea Frosini, IP manager in the Liaison Office at the University of Siena, Italy.

July 11, 2008

Case School of Engineering continues autonomous robotics excellence in international lawn mower competition

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawn Cutting Team took third place in the Fifth Annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition recently in Dayton. The team, led by Case School of Engineering faculty members Roger Quinn and Michael Branicky, also brought home a $5,000 prize.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law partners with leading anti-money laundering association to offer intensive five-day course

> In response to a growing need for well-trained anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in conjunction with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists will offer a five-day course for compliance officers, auditors, lawyers, AML professionals and others interested in the AML field.

July 10, 2008

The arrival of twins heralds sleep deprivation for moms and dads

How much sleep do parents of twins get between all the double duties of caring for the new arrivals? Getting a good night's rest for parents of twins is under study by Elizabeth Damato, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

July 09, 2008

How dry is the moon? Research discovers moisture below lunar surface

A research team including Jim Van Orman, a Case Western Reserve University faculty member, has uncovered that, contrary to accepted theory, there may be water within the Moon's interior.

Mandel Center collaborates to increase revenue stream for nonprofits

A group of nonprofit organizations is softening Northeast Ohio's hard economic punch by sustaining the organizations' missions through profit-making ventures. New revenue-producing sources are being developed through the Cleveland Community Wealth Collaborative, one component of a partnership between the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University and Community Wealth Ventures Inc.

July 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to participate in first of its kind genomic-based brain tumor research

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

Top Case Western Reserve University exec named senior economic development adviser to the chancellor

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut recently announced that Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as his senior adviser for economic development for a one-year term.

July 07, 2008

First-year students come to campus, will be wannabe rock stars during Orientation 2008

More than 1,050 first-year undergraduate students and their parents from across the country will begin their descent on Case Western Reserve University this week for the start of Orientation 2008.

Leading authority on use of science in environmental law joins Case Western Reserve

Further bolstering Case Western Reserve University's interdisciplinary expertise in energy, sustainability and the environment, Wendy E. Wagner, a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policymakers and a prominent voice on toxic regulation issues, is joining the faculty of the university's School of Law.

July 03, 2008

New view of Mercury provides surface details, promises deeper revelations

Scientists now have a much clearer view of the surface of Mercury -- as well as data that could lead to new theories about the planet's interior -- from the first direct topographic data sent back from the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft in January. Steven A. Hauck II, assistant professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, is part of the team collecting and analyzing the data.

Case Western Reserve University receives $5 million to continue microbicide research to prevent HIV infection

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their ground-breaking research on the development of an HIV microbicide, a potentially revolutionary tool in stemming the global HIV epidemic.

July 02, 2008

RIDGID Real-world design competition challenges Case School of Engineering students

More than $11,000 in prize money has been distributed during the first RIDGID Design Competition at Case Western Reserve University. Four student teams ranging in size from one to six members spent five months developing a compact, light-weight, innovative self-contained pressing tool for joining copper tube.

Key leadership hired at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative has hired the senior staff required to make the Collaborative fully operational.

July 01, 2008

Some 40,000 pages of Tibetan oral histories at Case Western Reserve to appear online in 2009

Begun in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project in anthropology will be completed with support from a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Grants, Community Outreach Survey New Components of Case for Community Day 2008

Case for Community Day has its origins in a half-day of service helping campus neighbors and organizations. The annual event -- taking place this year on September 19 -- will continue that tradition and introduce a new one: extending grant money to help campus groups and organizations continue their community service outreach.