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February 27, 2009

Faculty Senate Approves Key Mentoring Initiatives

The Faculty Senate unanimously voted Thursday to endorse a mentoring guidebook for faculty, generated by the Graduate Student Senate, and to encourage a culture of mentoring at the university.

February 26, 2009

School of Medicine Mentoring Group Earns Community Outreach Grant

The SMART Girls, a group mentored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help young girls develop positive attitudes about themselves.

February 25, 2009

Student Keeps Busy with Music, Medicine and a New Business Venture

At Case Western Reserve University, John Knific, a biology major, has found a way to combine his love of science with his love for music.

February 24, 2009

School of Medicine and Cleveland Museum of Natural History to Create New Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 's Department of Environmental Health Sciences have partnered to establish a Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. Museum and School of Medicine leaders recently signed a memorandum of understanding to create the new center. The agreement will allow the two organizations to provide public education and conduct research on environmental and human health issues.

Toni Morrison Read-In Scheduled for Wednesday on Campus

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, a Toni Morrison scholar, will lead the Case Western Reserve University community in a "Toni Morrison Read-In" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Clark Hall, Room 206.

February 23, 2009

Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series Brings Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
to PlayhouseSquare for Free Talk

The Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series presents Mohsin Hamid, 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award® recipient for his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, who will give a free public lecture entitled "Literature, Pakistan, Islam and 'The West'" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, at the Idea Center™ at PlayhouseSquare.

Campus Programs, Services Available to Help Students Coping with Eating Disorders

As Case Western Reserve University plans activities to coincide with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 22-28, students, friends and parents should know that there are resources on campus to help someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder.

February 20, 2009

Project Submissions Up
for Research ShowCASE 2009

The Case Western Reserve University community should expect to see even more thought-provoking projects on display at this year's Research ShowCASE. That's because organizers have received a record number of more than 600 project proposals.

February 19, 2009

Two Case Western Reserve Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Roberto Fernandez Galan, assistant professor of neuroscience, and Thomas Gray, assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.

February 18, 2009

Wolf Family Scholarship Fosters Next Generation of Leaders

When Milton Wolf earned his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993, he celebrated like any other student: he marched with his classmates; his wife threw a big party for family and friends.

February 17, 2009

Public Policy Programming Sought for the University Channel

That's why campus members--and even a global audience--interested in thought-provoking public policy issues and discussions can stay informed through Case Western Reserve University's participation in the University Channel (UChannel), a collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world.

February 16, 2009

Physics Chair Named APS Fellow, AAAS Speaker

Dan Akerib, chair of the Case Western Reserve University department of physics, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in honor of his work in the area of astrophysics.

February 13, 2009

John F. Sideras Named Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has named John F. Sideras the university's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sideras had served in the role on an interim basis since last May, and emerged as the top choice after a six-month search that yielded impressive candidates from across the country.

Floyd Sandford Brings His One-man
Darwin Remembers Show to Cleveland

As part of its year-long series of events to honor the life and contributions of Charles Darwin, Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is bringing Floyd Sandford to Cleveland to perform his acclaimed one-man show, Darwin Remembers--Recollections of a Life's Voyage, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum.

February 12, 2009

Biologist and Award-winning Writer E. O. Wilson to Give 2009 Distinguished Lecture

Legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson from Harvard University has been invited to give Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue. This event is free and open to the public through the generous support of Drs. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown.Additional funding is provided by the Office of the Provost and the College Scholars Program.

Engineers Week Is Off and Running Sunday, February 15, at Case Western Reserve University

Engineers Week at the Case Western Reserve University takes off at a sprinter's pace with its own Fun Run. Known as the Pi Mile Run, it is an annual race of approximately 3.14 miles (3.14 is also the numerical value of pi), or five kilometers, designed to benefit Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs.

February 11, 2009

Undergraduate Accounting Program Among Nation's Best

The recent Public Accounting Report's annual survey of accounting professors ranks Case Western Reserve University's undergraduate accounting program 24th best in the country.

February 09, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Recognized For Community Engagement

Case Western Reserve University has recently been named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The selection is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for the university's commitment to service and civic engagement in the community. The campus community is invited to complete a brief survey about its community outreach initiatives.

February 06, 2009

World Doctors Orchestra Concert Features School of Medicine Faculty-Musicians

Doctors from around the world have put down their scalpels and stethoscopes to pick up instruments of another kind to form the World Doctors Orchestra. The orchestra was formed to support the development of medical care and health policy in the world. Faculty from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is represented by 13 doctors in the orchestra. A local audience will hear these talented musicians when they perform their first American concert to benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland and the Hugo Templeman Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in Severance Hall. The event is sponsored by the School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

February 05, 2009

Deadline to Change Campus Network Passwords is Approaching

February 12 marks the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. In keeping with a birthday theme, it's also the day all passwords more than a year old will expire for network users at Case Western Reserve University.

School of Dental Medicine Community Teams Up with Dental Professionals for Give Kids A Smile Day

Faculty, students and staff from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are an integral part of a statewide effort to provide free dental care to hundreds of children.

February 04, 2009

Local Couple Donates $7.5 Million to Weatherhead School of Management

Case Western Reserve University announces a $7.5 million commitment from Fairmount Minerals President and CEO, Charles D. Fowler '90 and his wife, Charlotte, to support Sustainable Enterprise initiatives at the Weatherhead School of Management. This gift will add significantly to the university's ongoing efforts in Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Mr. Fowler is a graduate of the Weatherhead Executive MBA program and a member of Case's Board of Trustees.

February 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center Awarded Major National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University has received a major award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $650,000 NEH Challenge Grant was awarded to support research and programs that advance the humanities across the Case Western Reserve campus and in the Cleveland community.

February 02, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced today that undergraduate tuition will increase 2.9 percent in 2009-2010, the lowest hike in more than 20 years.