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March 31, 2009

New Research to be Spotlighted in Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE on April 16

Using electronic games to relieve post-surgical pain in teens, developing a new telescope system to search for extraterrestrial intelligence and many more research projects will be on display during Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE 2009. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

March 30, 2009

Third Federal Savings and Loan Chairman to Address Housing Crisis

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has invited Marc A. Stefanski, chairman and CEO of Third Federal Savings and Loan and TFS Financial Corporation, to campus for a question-and-answer session about the current housing crisis and how it impacts urban families. Stefanski will also share the bank's successful model of consumer education.

March 27, 2009

Sessions Provide Update on University's Revised Policies on Conflicts of Interest

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

March 26, 2009

Wain Journalism Series Continues with Tina Brown Talk on April 1

As today's economic concerns mount and digital media outlets proliferate, traditional media outlets—including magazines and newspapers—are struggling. Some are folding altogether, while others are going to digital-only formats to deliver news and information. With the journalism landscape encompassing new formats, many acclaimed writers and editors are creating or moving to these vehicles to maintain their current audience while finding new ones. Tina Brown, former editor The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, and Tatler magazines, will share her observations with the campus community on April 1.

March 25, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Host Nonprofit Career Fair for Campus, General Public on April 8

People thinking about careers in the nonprofit industry are invited to attend the Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8, at Thwing Center.

March 24, 2009

Web Content Developer Earns Community Outreach Grant

Case Cares About Cleveland, a community outreach project led by Maria Dimengo in the Division of Student Affairs, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help revitalize the look of Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

March 23, 2009

Three Cups of Tea Selected as Common Reading Choice for New Students at Case Western Reserve University

Three Cups of Tea, this year's Common Reading selection for new students, chronicles how mountain climber Greg Mortenson has changed the lives of 28,000 school children (of which 18,000 are girls) in his quest to bring education to Pakistan's and Afghanistan's rural villages. He has established more than 78 schools and vocational centers in areas strife with political discord. The campus community will have the opportunity to hear his first-hand account when he delivers the keynote address for Convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, in Severance Hall.

March 20, 2009

School of Dental Medicine Looking for 100 Youths Who Need Braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is recruiting 100 patients between the ages of 10 and 16 who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school’s discounted braces program.

March 19, 2009

Research!America President to Give Keynote Address at Research ShowCASE

As advances in scientific and health research dominate news headlines, Mary Woolley, president of Research!America, will deliver the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE 2009 on Thursday, April 16, at Veale Convocation Center.

March 17, 2009

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

JumpStart Inc., the Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, and Case Technology Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture capital and technology validation fund at Case Western Reserve University, recently announced an investment commitment of $375,000 in Neuros Medical, Inc., a Cleveland company commercializing neurostimulation technology developed at Case Western Reserve University.

March 16, 2009

Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for Intersections Symposium

Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are encouraged to present their research during the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session.

March 12, 2009

Case Western Reserve Student Earns U.N. Internship

The month of March is designated as Women's History Month, and a Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences student is devoting several months to working for the betterment of women worldwide.

March 11, 2009

"Cross-Fire" Panel of Insiders to Preview "Trial of the Century"

With the long-anticipated international war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague and the first Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial in Phnom Penh both set to begin later this month, Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group have assembled a panel of leading experts and insiders to preview these historic trials.

March 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve Leads RecycleMania Category
Two Weeks in a Row

For the second week in a row, Case Western Reserve University earned first place among University Athletic Association schools in RecycleMania's Waste Minimization category.

March 09, 2009

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Awarded Nearly $1 Million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been awarded an unrestricted grant along with three individual awards that could total up to $1 million by the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in a single year to the Case Western Reserve visual sciences program since 1997. In that time, the program has received $2,712,500 from RPB, one of the world's leading voluntary organizations supporting eye research.

March 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve Students Contribute to Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans

Have survivors of Hurricane Katrina been forgotten? Not by 20 students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. They plan to pick up hammers and nails—a few shovels and hoes—over spring break, March 8-15, when they return to New Orleans to continue efforts to rebuild the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

March 05, 2009

Four Electric Vehicles Join Campus Fleet

The Department of Facilities Services and the Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life recently purchased four new vehicles that travel up to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Although these vehicles would not win any races, the fact that they send out zero emissions means they'll put Case Western Reserve University on the road to reducing its carbon footprint.

March 04, 2009

New Paid Parental Leave Policy Part of Growing Family-Friendly Benefits

Case Western Reserve University staff employees are invited to attend an informational session this week to learn more about a new policy that is part of a growing package of family-friendly benefits.

March 03, 2009

Screen Actors Guild President Returns to Cleveland

Screen Actors Guild President and theater alumnus Alan Rosenberg (ADL '72) is returning to Case Western Reserve University. The actor, whose screen credits include LA Law, Cybill and The Guardian, will appear on campus at noon on Thursday, March 5, for a free public talk.

March 02, 2009

Former Surgeon General, Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Deliver Commencement Speech

As a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, 16th Surgeon General David Satcher will return to his alma mater to inspire a new class of graduates when he delivers the 2009 Commencement speech at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 17, in Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center on the Case Western Reserve campus.

Curriculum Change Earns School of Dental Medicine a William J. Gies Award for Innovation

The launching of a new curriculum at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2006 has received national honors from the ADEAGies Foundation for outstanding innovation by an academic institution. Members of the dental faculty will accept their William J. Gies Award on Saturday, March 14, during the annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association in Phoenix, Ariz.