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September 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist examines Ohio's role in presidential elections

As the 2008 presidential campaign enters the final stretch, Ohio is one of a dozen difficult-to-predict battleground states, according to Case Western Reserve University political scientist and associate professor of political science Alexander P. Lamis

Case Western Reserve University publishes free primer on oral presentation for undergraduates

Case Western Reserve University's SAGES program is distributing a free primer on oral presentation, "Speak: How to Talk to Classmates and Others," to students this semester.

September 26, 2008

Bon Appétit issues "Eat Local Challenge" to Case Western Reserve on September 30

Does it matter if food has to travel far to arrive at its destination? Bon Appetit Management Company thinks so. That's why the company--which provides food and dining services at Case Western Reserve University--is issuing its fourth annual "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, September 30. The day will feature a special lunch prepared completely from ingredients from within a 150-mile radius of the university

September 25, 2008

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming offers events for entire campus community, families

The Office of Alumni Relations wants everyone in the campus community--including family members--to feel like they're a part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2008 Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5. That's why this year's festivities include about 40 events.

September 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve Improves on College Sustainability Report Card

Case Western Reserve University improved its sustainability grade to a respectable "B-" on the Rockefeller College Sustainability Report Card 2009, sponsored by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The report card, released today, evaluates campus and endowment sustainability policies at 300 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Case Western Reserve University co-sponsors Nanomedicine Summit in Cleveland September 25-26

The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit is the anchor event for NanoWeek in Cleveland, now in its fifth year. It is being co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and NorTech's Nano Network. This conference brings together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, investors and others to learn, discuss and interact under the umbrella of nanomedicine. This year's conference will be held over the course of two days on Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26 at the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland.

Case Western Reserve to Bring Happiness to Students, Faculty and Staff as Part of Wellness Week

The founding of the United States centered around the principles of individual freedom and the pursuit of what is a much misunderstood notion of happiness. Corey Keyes will talk about this American birthright and the fundamentals of a positive approach to mental health at 12:30 p.m. , Friday, September 26, on the Kelvin Smith Library oval.

September 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Institute of Art to host noted authors Adam Gopnik and Jonathan Lethem

Two of New York City's cutting-edge cultural commentators -- Adam Gopnik and Jonathan Lethem -- are coming to University Circle for one illuminating evening, courtesy of Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art. On Thursday October 2, both authors will offer exciting lectures during the free, public events.

September 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor to teach in Beirut, Lebanon

William Marling, professor of American literature, modernism, popular culture and globalization at Case Western University, has been selected as the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. The position, for which he applied in 2006, began this month and ends in June 2009.

September 19, 2008

First postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies named at Case Western Reserve University

A new postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies has launched with the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year at Case Western Reserve University. The fellowship is the first of its kind at the university and will be directed by Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor of history. Laila Haidarali is the program's first fellow.

September 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor among first recipients of National Science Foundation Grant Program

LaShanda Korley, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has received one of the first Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Film showing documents works by Cleveland artist, Case Western Reserve's Christopher Pekoc

The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will present a film by Cleveland videographer Tom Ball entitled, "The Beauty of Damage: A Film on the Art of Christopher Pekoc." As part of the Baker-Nord Center's work in progress series, the free, public program will be held Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m., in the lecture room at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

September 17, 2008

Football's Gian Genovesi is a Big Force, Big Brother

Gian Genovesi juggles his studies, athletics and being a Big Brother.

September 16, 2008

Collaboration helps police address job stress

The city of Cleveland's Division of Police has partnered with Case Western Reserve University, the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Defense to reduce on-the-job stress among police officers, who find themselves in the middle of these traumatic events.

Clinical Scientist at School of Medicine receives $1 Million grant from NIH for "unconventional" and "innovative" research

Janis J. Daly, associate professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Research Career Scientist and associate director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center of Excellence in Functional Electrical Stimulation, has been awarded funding as part of the National Institutes of Health $42.2 million program to fund 38 "exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science."

September 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve groups volunteer together to serve community

Hundreds of volunteers from the university plan to participate in this year's Case for Community Day. Since its inception six years ago, individuals have donated thousands of hours to this half day of service as a way to give back to area residents and organizations. However, this year marks a different kind of volunteer experience for some on campus: Several university departments, programs and athletic groups have volunteered to work on projects as a team.

Video archive on Case Western Reserve's YouTube channel continues growing

Although Case Western Reserve University's YouTube channel is still in its infancy, there are already over 200 videos available for viewing. With a unique playlist of news, events, lectures and special interest videos as well as plans for several full course offerings there is something of interest for everyone in the campus community. The channel is officially launching this fall, and there are now opportunities to subscribe to feeds as well as upload video collections.

September 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, Hathaway Brown team up to "Run" robot in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

A robot created by a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and several high school students from Hathaway Brown and three other local high schools will "run" in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure on Saturday, September 13 at 9:15 a.m. at Malls B and C in downtown Cleveland.

School of Medicine to integrate proteomics, bioinformatics resources

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is streamlining its proteomics and bioinformatics resources to enhance synergies between the programs.

September 11, 2008

Going the extra miles for AIDS, School of Medicine gives it their all

Going the extra miles for AIDS during Case for Community Day has new meaning for a group of faculty members, students and staff from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. They will participate on Friday, September 19 and 20, in the North to South Ohio AIDS Charity Ride as part of their campus service.

Case Western Reserve University approves film minor

When Robert Spadoni, assistant professor of film, arrived on campus in 2003, he planned to build a strong film program at the university. He's passed several hurdles, and the most recent is the approval of a new minor in film.

September 10, 2008

First Wellman Hill Interns try out future professions

Thanks to a recent gift from Elizabeth Michelle Hill, a 1997 joint bachelor's and master's political science graduate, five political science undergraduates explored potential public service careers during the summer.

Cross Country's Mike Petro, classmates become entrepreneurs

"When is the last time I had a good experience with..." was the phrase cross country runner Mike Petro and his team of Case Western Reserve University students used to get their minds thinking in a business start up direction recently. And, after edible forks and the breeding of miniature hippopotamuses were rightfully removed from the table, a trip to the grocery store sealed the deal for the Entrepreneurship Educational Consortium winners.

September 09, 2008

Polar-Palooza connects changes in ice caps to Cleveland climate change

Unlike Las Vegas, what happens at the North and South Poles doesn't stay at the Poles. How changes at the Poles directly affect the climate of Cleveland and the rest of the world (and vice versa) is the subject of Polar-Palooza, a two-day multimedia celebration of the earth's frozen tips held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and September 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University to honor Akron Art Museum director and Hattie Larlham organization

Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations has named Mitchell Kahan, director and chief executive officer of the Akron Art Museum, and Hattie Larlham, a nonprofit organization and leader in developing and delivering services for 1,400 children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental retardation throughout Ohio, as recipients of the 2008 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and Organization Innovation Award.

September 08, 2008

Author and biologist Sean Carroll to speak as part of Case Western Reserve's Year of Darwin Celebration

Respected author and leading biologist Dr. Sean Carroll will discuss his work in biological development and evolution on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University's Strosacker Auditorium .

School of Law to host U.S. Homeland Security and Canadian National Defence officers

The Canada-United States Law Institute will host the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Canadian Department of National Defence officers at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Tuesday, September 9, at noon to discuss "Canada-U.S. Security and Defense Cooperation at Home and Abroad. The event is free and open to the public.

September 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve engineering professor receives prestigious public service award From NASA

J. Iwan D. Alexander, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and director of the National Center for Space Exploration and Research, has been awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal by the NASA Glenn Research Center.

September 04, 2008

Dentist plans his future, helps the School of Dental Medicine

Philip Dixon, a 1983 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has recently shown his appreciation to the school by making a deferred payment charitable gift annuity.

September 03, 2008

University to share some of its visions at Cleveland Economic Development event

Case Western Reserve University will showcase some of its advanced energy expertise during the 10,000 Visions of Cleveland event: One of the university's booths will be powered completely by a commercially available fuel cell.

September 02, 2008

One hundred volunteers needed to paint mural for University Circle RTA station

Celebrated Cleveland artist Hector Vega, known for his bold and graphic paintings, has donated designs for a mural at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's University Circle Station on RTA's Red Line. A corps of 100 volunteers from Case Western Reserve University are being sought to paint the mural as part of the university's annual service day, Case for Community, on Friday, September 19.