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December 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor Works for Justice in Uganda While Government Troops Hunt Down Dreaded War Lord

Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf had just landed in Kampala after a 30-hour flight from Cleveland when the news of the joint military strike by Uganda, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo against the jungle bases of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) was announced. Scharf, the director of Case Western Reserve's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, was beginning a 10-day mission to help the Ugandan government set up a war crimes tribunal for leading members of the LRA. News of the coordinated attack, code-named "Operation Lightning Thunder," meant that Scharf's work would take on an unexpected urgency.

December 23, 2008

For Case Western Reserve LPN, Degree Decades in the Making

Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, a licensed practical nurse and appointment manager at Case Western Reserve University Health Services, needs to complete just two credit hours next semester to earn her bachelor's degree. It's a personal project that's been a couple decades in the making.

December 22, 2008

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Program Helps Hough Teens Strive for Healthy Relationships

Five students in the Doctor of Nurse Practice Graduate Entry Doctor of Nursing Practice (GE DNP) Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University spent the fall semester responding to the needs of teens in the Hough community as part of their service-learning project.

December 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia

In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."

Faculty Senate Looks to Streamline Working Groups, Improve Governing Efficiency and Effectiveness

Faculty Senate is working to streamline its university-wide working groups to improve governing efficiency and effectiveness. About 200 faculty members are serving on such groups--in addition to the 50 elected Faculty Senate representatives who work with the governing body's 12 standing committees, among others.

December 18, 2008

Sen. Sherrod Brown, President Snyder, Other Northeast Ohio Presidents on Campus to Discuss Strategies to Combat Brain Drain

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder were joined by several Northeast Ohio college presidents and regional education and business leaders yesterday to discuss issues surrounding "brain drain." Attendees also discussed ways to train college students and workers for 21st century jobs and strategies to create and retain good-paying jobs in Ohio.

December 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University President Names Inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

President Barbara R. Snyder Monday announced the appointment of Marilyn Sanders Mobley as Case Western Reserve University's first Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Mobley, currently Provost at Bennett College for Women, emerged from an exhaustive search that drew more than 130 applicants for the new, Cabinet-level position.

December 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor David Cooperrider Speaks to Management Educators at World Conference in New York

Out of the gloom of the current world-wide financial crisis is an opportunity for business and management educators to prepare future business leaders through social responsibility and sustainable initiatives. Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider delivered this message at the United Nations' Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in New York City.

December 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve Improves Campus Climate for Women; Many Academic Environments Not as Supportive of Wives, Mothers

While academia in general applauds what's been coined as "daddy privilege," Robert Drago, lead researcher of a study on the work-life issues faced by female faculty members, said he found that women report removing wedding rings and covering up other evidence of their marital status during job interviews at universities. They also hide that they are mothers, he said. Drago, the author of Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life and three related books, gave the keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University's 5th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat hosted by President Barbara Snyder and Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack.

December 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine uncovers genetic basis for a number of birth defects affecting development of the heart and head

A multidisciplinary research team at Case Western Reserve University led by Gary Landreth, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosciences, has uncovered a common genetic pathway for a number of birth defects that affect the development of the heart and head. Abnormal development of the jaw, palate, brain and heart are relatively common congenital defects and frequently arise due to genetic errors that affect a key developmental pathway.

New Initiative Helps Women Staff Develop Leadership Skills

Although Women in Leadership Week recently wrapped up at Case Western Reserve University, eight women who were accepted into the new Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) will spend the rest of the academic year gaining first-hand knowledge about becoming future leaders on campus.

December 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Earns 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service

Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

December 10, 2008

Student Uses Community Outreach Grant to Help Children See Themselves Reflected in the Arts

Kristina Walter wants the children who attend Buhrer at Kentucky School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to see their Latino heritage reflected in the arts. So Walter, an art education and Spanish double major, plans to use her Community Outreach Program Grant in a way that will help a group of students do just that.

New Poverty Center Report Examines What Happens to Properties after Sheriff's Sale and REO Ownership

Many properties that go into foreclosure eventually end up at a sheriff's auction, where they are usually purchased by the banks, mortgage companies, mortgage services, and government-sponsored enterprises involved in financing the foreclosed mortgage loan. These properties are referred to as 'REO' (real-estate owned) properties. Between 2005 and 2008, there has been a drastic increase in REO properties being sold at extremely low prices--$10,000 and often less.

December 09, 2008

Standard & Poor's Takes Note of Case Western Reserve University's Financial Progress

Case Western Reserve University's recent financial success this week drew positive notice from Standard & Poor's. The independent provider of credit ratings has announced that it will maintain the university's AA- long-term rating, and revise its outlook from "negative" to "stable." The improved outlook should translate to lower borrowing costs for the institution going forward.

December 08, 2008

Offshore Wind Energy Development in Lake Erie is the Topic of Conference at Case Western Reserve University

Leaders from local and state levels of government, academia and industry will share information during "Building an Advanced Energy Future for Offshore Wind: A Conversation Among Lake Erie Satkeholders." The daylong conference will be held Wednesday, December 10, at 8:30 a.m., at Case Western Reserve University's Thwing Center, 11111 Euclid Ave.

December 05, 2008

Lisa Huisman Koops Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Lisa Huisman Koops and her music study.

December 03, 2008

For Children in Case Western Reserve University Psychology Study, it's Time to Play

Preschool visitors between the ages of 4 and 6 to the Cleveland Children's Museum (CMC) will be invited to participate in a new study from the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University to boost creativity and imagination in free play.

NetWellness.org premieres new HIV/AIDS Center for consumers

In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2008, NetWellness (www.netwellness.org), a highly regarded consumer health Web site, premieres a new HIV/AIDS Center. In this new section of the site, consumers will be able to find a comprehensive resource for HIV and AIDS that ranges from prevention and screening for those who are HIV negative, to treatment, tests, and complications concerning those who are living with HIV and AIDS, with particular information for women and children who are HIV positive.

December 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professors to discuss global fight against genocide, offer insiders' look at Saddam trial and execution

Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf offers a never before seen look at one of the most important and chaotic trials in history in his new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein," written with Vanderbilt University's Michael Newton.

December 01, 2008

Students utilize left and right sides of their brains in Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art Class

Uniting the scientist's left brain thinking with the artist's right brain creativity has resulted in a number of environmentally based art installations and projects in Biology 312, a course offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.