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August 29, 2008

Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc to give fourth annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture at Case Western Reserve

Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of the critically acclaimed book Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, will discuss her writings as the featured speaker for the fourth annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture. The free, public event will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 12 in Severance Hall.

August 28, 2008

Innovative "Smart" Center program at Case Western Reserve University tested to get new moms active

After weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Two Case Western Reserve law professors release new books

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael P. Scharf has written a new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, while Professor of Law Wendy Wagner has co-authored Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research.

August 27, 2008

Calling all Spartans: Case for Community Day Registration Now Open

Needed: Case Western Reserve University Spartans of all ages for the sixth annual Case for Community Day on Friday, September 19. Requirements include time to volunteer for an afternoon of serving the needs of campus neighbors and community organizations.

Case Western Reserve men's soccer begins season at No. 22

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team will go into the 2008 season ranked 22nd in the NCAA Division III preseason poll released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The announcement was made on the NSCAA Web site.

August 26, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori Center brings genome expert to campus

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is bringing the individual most knowledgeable perhaps about the human genome to campus September 4.

August 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Explores the Legacy of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin and evolution—the man and his ideas such as natural selection—will be highlighted at Case Western Reserve University this coming academic year. The university will celebrate Darwin’s legacy and influence during the 2008-09 Year of Darwin and Evolution.

Case Western Reserve’s New Web Site Exhibits Early Success

Case Western Reserve University’s new Web site is showing early signs of success.Launched one month ago, the Web design with streamlined information architecture has been nominated as a noteworthy site on eduStyle, an Internet design gallery where higher educational professionals submit, review and comment on Web sites.

August 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Ranked Ohio’s Best in U.S. News Rankings for 13th Consecutive Year

Case Western Reserve University has been rated Ohio’s top school among the nation’s premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, for the 13th consecutive year. The rankings were released on Friday, Aug. 22.

School of Law Launches Anti-money Laundering Summer Employment Pilot Program with KeyBank

In a new pilot program that launched this summer, KeyBank offered paid summer employment to Case Western Reserve University School of Law students.

August 21, 2008

Incoming students' first assignment: Delving into Charles Darwin as part of the 2008 Common Reading

As the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2012 make their way to campus this fall, most of them will have already completed their first assignment: The reading of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen.

August 20, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers making four-dimensional map of Milky Way

Astronomers at Case Western Reserve University are participating in the newest phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious survey of the sky ever undertaken.

Case Western Reserve University's music department announces 2008-09 Early Music Concerts at Harkness Chapel

The Case Western Reserve University department of music announces the 23rd season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness, which opens Tuesday, September 16. The series presents three concerts by artists of international renown, bringing to life the music of earlier ages in an accessible and entertaining manner.

August 19, 2008

Migrant children's lifestyles examined by Case Western Reserve University nursing school researcher

As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher.

August 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Discovers Brain Serotonin System Controls Maternal Behavior

New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine demonstrates the importance of brain serotonin for offspring survival.

August 15, 2008

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

August 14, 2008

Annual Fall Convocation to kickoff school year, Darwin celebration

Case Western Reserve University officially opens each academic year with its Annual Fall Convocation; this year the tradition will double as the launch of the university's 2008-2009 Year of Darwin and Evolution.

August 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students and faculty escape armed conflict in Republic of Georgia

Three students and one faculty member from Case Western Reserve University are safe after finding themselves in the middle of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.

August 12, 2008

Scientific Enrichment Program participants present research to campus community

After spending eight weeks under the tutelage of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty, 19 high school students who participated in this summer's Scientific Enrichment and Opportunity Program (SEO) unveiled their capstone projects last week.

August 11, 2008

Political science professor to teach, conduct research in the United Arab Emirates for a year

Pete Moore, an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, left with his family last week for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Fulbright lecture and research grant, which ends June 2009. During his stay, Moore will be teaching at the Dubai campus of Zayed University, an all-female UAE public university. He also will be doing additional research for his book in progress on the political economy of the war in Iraq.

Campus community invited to nominate honorary degree candidates

Case Western Reserve University invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to submit recommendations for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement ceremonies in 2010 or 2011.

August 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University names new provost and executive vice president

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara Snyder announced Friday that the Board of Trustees have approved her appointment of William A. "Bud" Baeslack III as Provost and Executive Vice President, effective October 1, 2008. Baeslack comes to Case Western Reserve from The Ohio State University, where he served as dean of the College of Engineering and Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges.

August 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor traces growth of Cleveland's Catholic community

To coincide with the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit currently on display at the Western Reserve Historical Society, John Grabowski has written a companion book entitled There Are No Strangers at the Feast: Catholicism and Community in Northeastern Ohio.

The Top 29 tips to maximizing a healthy college experience

Experts at Case Western Reserve University have assembled their top tips for students--new and returning--to overcome challenges and make their college experience all it can be.

August 06, 2008

University's Three-time Olympian also a rocket scientist

The average person might not believe the terms wrestler and rocket scientist could co-exist, but at Case Western Reserve University combinations like this are the norm and William Kerslake is the namesake.

Law students join Community Legal Aid to assist lower income families

Ten law students from around the region are spending their summer helping to provide free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of Central Northeast Ohio. Among them are three Case Western Reserve University School of Law students: Lindsay Doss, Meghan Mahaney and Scott Malbasa.

August 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University names interim faculty diversity officer

President Barbara R. Snyder today announced that she has named Amanda Shaffer to serve as Interim Faculty Diversity Officer at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve to host national Social Network Analysis conference August 7 and 8

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative will host dozens of experts as part of the Social Network Analysis Institute, a conference being held August 7 and 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland. Social network analysis (SNA) is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations and social entities.

August 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University study examines the transition from home to college

A new Case Western Reserve University study will explore how college students manage their mental illnesses.

Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants

Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.

August 01, 2008

Friend of Case Western Reserve seeds Energy Institute's STEM effort

Although Mark Gelfand is not a Case Western Reserve alumnus, he wants students to feel passionate about science, technology, engineering and math. He recently made a leadership gift to create the Engineering Technology Education Fund at the Case School of Engineering.

Folk music legend Richie Havens headlines Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Center for Social Justice benefit concert

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host its first annual Center for Social Justice benefit concert featuring the legendary Richie Havens September 5 at the Ohio Theatre.