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November 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve Offers New Adobe Web Conferencing Platform Designed to Connect Community Members

Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, now available to the campus community, is a web platform designed to connect the campus community.

November 24, 2008

Faculty Committee Seeking Feedback on Potential Change to Governance of Undergraduate Education

On the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Senate, undergraduate school leadership and student government are reviewing recommendations to streamline the current model of faculty oversight for undergraduate education and life.

November 21, 2008

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

What does society and the country need when the "walker" generation outnumbers the "stroller" crowd? With aging baby boomers outpacing new births, a solution to this dilemma may require an intergenerational focus, according to Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., professor of aging, health and society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 20, 2008

Glennan Fellows Work Toward Developing New Programs for Undergraduate Education

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Darin Croft's project.

November 19, 2008

Cross Country Team Makes Historic Trip to Nationals

For the first time in school history both the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's cross country teams will compete for a national title in the same year as the Spartans will travel to Indiana Saturday (Nov. 22) for the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships hosted by Hanover College.

November 18, 2008

Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant Receives Community Outreach Grant

A Community Outreach Program Grant from Case Western Reserve University will allow the Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant to take over 100 students on two local field trips.

November 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Student presents original research at 19th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates

Madhumitha Ravikumar, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine at Case Western Reserve University, gave a podium presentation at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory. The 19th annual symposium was attended by nearly 500 students, faculty and other researchers from around the world.

November 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University study examines patterns in how 1,118 married couples transition into retirement

When retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

November 13, 2008

Findings About Homo Erectus Overturn Prior Thinking About Human Brain Evolution

Paleontologist Scott Simpson, professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the lead author of research describing a nearly complete female of a 1.2 million-year-old H. erectus pelvic fossils found in the region of Gona, Ethiopia.

Case Western Reserve University's Alumni House receives 2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Merit Award

The Ohio Historical Society presented Case Western Reserve University, Richard L. Bowen + Associates and Marous Brothers Construction its 2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award of Merit for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the 1911 Chamberlain House, at 11310 Juniper Rd. in Cleveland. It is now the Case Western Reserve University Alumni House.

November 12, 2008

Guatemala Medical Mission Tour uses Community Grant to purchase otoscopes

A group of students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's advanced practice nursing programs staffed a weeklong clinic earlier this month at a hospital in the Village of San Raymundo, Guatemala. The nursing students worked with the Refugee International organization, as well as nursing students from other universities.

November 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University research shows light stimulation restores breathing

Individuals with spinal cord injury at the top of the spine (location C-3 or above) have a hard time breathing. The spinal cord injury, a lesion in the spine, prevents the brain from sending messages to the nerves that operate the diaphragm. As a result, the diaphragm has a difficult time working and therefore the individual has a hard breathing.

Guitar Legend Les Paul to Speak At American Music Masters Conference Saturday, Nov. 15

Guitar legend Les Paul will be on the Case Western Reserve University campus for a day-long symposium focused on his life and work. Paul, whose works are being lauded during the 13th annual American Music Masters series this week, will talk about his career and legacy on Saturday, November 15, during "Rock and Roll Retrospective: The Les Paul Phenomenon."

November 10, 2008

Research partnership between Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Hospice of Western Reserve works to improve the lives of caregivers of dying family members

A community partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve has designed a new assessment tool to guide social workers in helping caregivers of older adults who are dying at home.

Weatherhead School Of Management's 35th David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon Set For Dec. 5

Case Western Reserve University banking and finance senior lecturer Sam Thomas will look at recent business and financial news and events and provide insight to the aforementioned questions and more during the 35th annual forecast David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 5, at the Marriott at Key Center, 127 Public Square in Cleveland.

November 07, 2008

Hungarian physicist is latest international resident affiliate in Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve University

Tam├ís Csörgő, a scientific adviser and member of the Scientific Council at the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been named the second resident affiliate in the Office of Technology Transfer's International Resident Affiliates Program at Case Western Reserve University.

Case in the Community Forum launched to highlight university-community partnerships

The Center for Community Partnerships at Case Western Reserve University has launched its inaugural Case in the Community Forums to highlight academic-community work underway at the university. The first of two forums planned for this year focuses on Case Western Reserve's involvement in supporting K-12 education. The free, public event takes place Wednesday, November 12 at 4 p.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall, 2040 Adelbert Road, on the university campus.

November 06, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Poverty Center at Mandel School assists county in assessing readiness for school for children in child care

Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is assessing the school readiness of children in child care facilities, designated by Cuyahoga County as part of the Invest in Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten pilot program.

Case Western Reserve University's Department of Bioethics invited to join prominent international ethics group

The department of bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been invited to join a group of internationally-renowned academic bioethics scholars to form the Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX). GABEX, led by the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan, formally invited Stuart J. Youngner, chair of bioethics at Case Western Reserve to serve as the university's representative on this influential panel of scholars.

November 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Farm holds open house for new lab facility

University Farm Director Ana Locci invites the campus community to an open house on Thursday, November 6, from 4-6 p.m. Visitors can tour the new Mather Teaching Lab at Squire Valleevue Farm in the farm's main barn and learn about the possibilities the new space and farm offer for indoor/outdoor classes from many disciplines in and out of the sciences.

Biomedical engineering professor receives prestigious Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award

Eben Alsberg, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery, has been named a 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Case Western Reserve University was invited to nominate two faculty members to submit a proposal, and Alsberg was one of those nominated for this award after an internal competition. National competition was strong, with only 25 awards being granted out of 97 applicants.

November 04, 2008

President, Provost Address Primary Questions Regarding Elimination of University-wide Deficit

To the Case Western Reserve University Community:   In the days since we announced the elimination of our deficit, we have heard two primary questions: What about the burdens individuals carried to allow the university to realize the savings that...

Community Outreach Grant winners using funds in variety of ways to benefit needy groups

Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of Pre K-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning. Learn more about the RePlay for Kids/Phi Delta Epsilon Rainbow & RePlay Partnership.

November 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Sees Significant Improvement in Women in Science and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University has advanced the number of women teaching--and in leadership positions--in the sciences and engineering by more than 17 percent over the last four years.

Case Western Reserve senior shares thoughts and experiences of semester abroad and Case-Fisk Partnership

Senior Camille Thornton runs out of adjectives describing her experience as the first Case Western Reserve University student to participate in the student exchange component of the school's partnership with Fisk University.