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May 29, 2009

Figgie Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Create Orthopaedics Chair at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 28, 2009

Third Frontier Grant to Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute to Fund First Turbine Research Center on U.S. Campus

School of Engineering to install three wind turbines on or near campus The Ohio Third Frontier Commission Wright Projects Program has recommended awarding a $3 million grant to Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering and its Great Lakes...

May 27, 2009

Two from Case Western Reserve Named 2009 Health Care Heroes

May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest.

May 26, 2009

Who Should Women Lean on for Support in Their Recovery from Addiction

The words from "Lean on Me" ring true for those recovering from substance abuse problems. Elizabeth M. Tracy, professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, wants to examine exactly who are in those networks and how they either help or hinder recovery.

May 22, 2009

Momentum: New School of Medicine Chair Memorializes Founder of Department of Family Medicine

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a combined commitment of $1.75 million to create the Jack H. Medalie Chair in Home-Centered Health Care. Initiated with a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, this professorship has been completed with gifts from additional donors committed to celebrating the legacy of Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H.

May 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve's Youth Programs Highlighted as Part of Cleveland's Summer Initiative

The City of Cleveland recently touted several youth programs at Case Western Reserve University as part of its overall Enforcement, Prevention, Intervention and Community for a Safe Summer 2009 campaign.

May 20, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Study Recovery Mechanisms in Teens Facing Addiction

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine a $942,307 grant to support the work of Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

May 19, 2009

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Graduates Inaugural Class

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University graduated its inaugural class of physician-investigators on Sunday, May 17, as part of Case Western Reserve's Commencement ceremonies.

May 18, 2009

Class of 2009 Encouraged to Build Bridges as They Embark Upon the Next Phase of Their Lives

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraged more than 2,000 graduating students, as well as their family and friends, to reflect upon the "bridges of our lives" during Sunday's Commencement Convocation.

Case Western Reserve Seeks Faculty Diversity Officer

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity invites nominations and applications for the position of Faculty Diversity Officer. This half-time administrative position answers to the Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and is responsible for advancing the university's goals of creating a more diverse faculty workforce and welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty.

May 15, 2009

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award, established in 1978, was first given the same year. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising and classroom teaching. The annual award has been presented to two full-time faculty members who epitomize what it means to mentor graduate students: to connect them with experts in their discipline, engage them academically in a forthright and collegial manner, and actively promote their professional development. In 2009, the award was expanded to also recognize two full-time faculty members who excel in the teaching of graduate students. A committee of graduate and professional program students reviews nominations and recommends winners.

May 14, 2009

New Associate Provost for International Affairs Named

Case Western Reserve University announced this week the appointment of David Fleshler to the new position of associate provost for international affairs. The appointment represents a major step in fulfilling the goal of advancing international programs as outlined in the university's strategic plan.

Case Western Reserve University to Award Honorary Degrees

Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees each year at Commencement. These honors are a means of recognizing excellence in any values aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts. This year's recipients are Dorothy Humel Hovorka, Donald C. Johanson, Bernice R. Sandler and William A. Schabas.

Two Graduating Engineering Students Bridge Gap Between Fun and Knowledge

It was a stealthy operation that took weeks of planning and 10 hours of on-site assembly and lasted into the early morning hours. But when students and faculty arrived on campus May 4, they and others were greeted by the structure built by Christopher Toth of Columbus, Ohio, and Donald Cartwright of Alliance, Ohio.

May 13, 2009

Physicist, Biologist Named Wittke Award Recipients

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom with the annual Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences are this year's recipients: Corbin Covault, associate professor of physics, and Nancy DiIulio, instructor of biology.

May 12, 2009

Two School of Medicine Professors Honored with Jackson Award

Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith.

May 11, 2009

P. Hunter Peckham Awarded 2009 Hovorka Prize

P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics, was named recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, one of the highest honors a Case Western Reserve University faculty member can receive. He will receive the award at the Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17.

Campus Community Mourns the Death of Henry T. King Jr.

Henry T. King Jr., a member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty for more than 30 years, died May 9. King made significant contributions to the school's international law program. His illustrious career included serving as a Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, and director of international development during the Eisenhower administration.

May 08, 2009

$1.5 Million Cleveland Foundation Grant Continues to Build Proteomics Infrastructure at Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support second-phase funding for the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics. The grant will allow the school to continue to build strength in a field that is a cornerstone of the future of medical care--proteomics, the study of proteins and their changes in disease.

May 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve University to be First Educational Institution to Deploy Standalone Version of Second Life

Case Western Reserve will become the first educational institution in the world to host a standalone version of the virtual world Second Life behind its firewall, making it available to its faculty, staff and students.

May 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Students to Pilot Latest Addition to Amazon Family of Wireless Reading Devices

President Barbara R. Snyder joined Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos this morning in New York City to unveil the Kindle DX, an update of the company's wireless reader device that will include textbooks and a broad range other materials. Case Western Reserve is one of five campuses nationwide that will pilot the machines this fall. The others are Princeton, Arizona State, Virginia and Reed.

Case Western Reserve University Awards 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize to Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University has named global human rights, health care, sustainability and corporate responsibility advocate Mary Robinson the recipient of the 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize. A former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Robinson was also the first female president of Ireland and helped change the face of Anglo-Irish relations there.

May 05, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University Announces Nearly $9 Million in New Gifts

Case Western Reserve University has received $8.75 million in new gifts from prominent local and national philanthropists. During an evening reception for Case Western Reserve University's leadership donors at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building on May 4, President Barbara R. Snyder announced the major new gifts to the School of Medicine. She also gave a heartfelt thank you to other donors for their continued major support of the university.

University to Recognize Long-term Employees with Certificate

Case Western Reserve University plans to formally recognize its 35-, 45- and 50-year staff members with a certificate and recognition at the annual Staff Service Awards Brunch in June.

May 04, 2009

Iris S. Wolstein Honored with Case Western Reserve University’s President’s Award for Visionary Achievement for Contributions and Generous Support to the University

Iris S. Wolstein, a dedicated philanthropist and community activist for many years, has helped transform the campus of Case Western Reserve University through the generous spirit she shared with her late husband, Bert. The university will recognize those efforts during its 2009 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, with the President’s Award for Visionary Achievement.

Case Western Reserve University’s Renowned Expert on Tibet Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Widely renowned as the world’s foremost expert on Tibet, Melvyn C. Goldstein, the John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

May 01, 2009

$1.5 Million Gift to Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Accelerates Medical Discoveries in Cardiac Patient Care through Translational Research

The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force Releases Final Feasibility Study on Offshore Wind Pilot Project

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, chair of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, along with Ronn Richard, president and CEO of The Cleveland Foundation, Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering, and Ralf Krueger, CEO of juwi Wind US Corporation (operating locally also as JW Great Lakes Wind LLC), announced the release of a year-long Feasibility Study on an offshore wind turbine Pilot Project in Lake Erie.