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June 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M from Third Frontier Commission for the Center For Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

> The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, comprised of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Athersys, Inc., has received $5 million from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission under the Research Commercialization Program. The funding will help support new and innovative stem cell technologies including two commercial, four emerging and three pilot projects. This funding will be matched by each of the projects to create a $10 million grant benefiting stem cell and regenerative medicine in Ohio.

June 29, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces Leadership Change in Enrollment

New York University has named Vice President of Enrollment Randall C. Deike its inaugural Vice President of Enrollment Management. He begins his new position September 1. Provost Bud Baeslack also announced today that Robert McCullough, the university's director of undergraduate admissions, has agreed to serve as the interim Vice President of Enrollment when Deike departs.

June 24, 2009

School of Law Hosts Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy

High School students interested in law careers are getting a head start as part of the 5th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy. The program, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, runs through Friday, June 26.

June 23, 2009

Thrity Umrigar to Receive
Cleveland Arts Prize

Since her first novel, Bombay Time, landed on bookshelves in 2001, Thrity Umrigar has received critical acclaim for her vivid portrayal of the diverse relationships, cultures and lifestyles related to India. Four books and one memoir later, Umrigar, associate professor of English, will be a recipient of a 2009 Cleveland Arts Prize on Thursday, June 25.

June 22, 2009

Case Western Reserve Hosts High School Boys in Achievement Program

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a group of male high school students from Cleveland's Martin Luther King Jr. and Glenville High Schools get a taste of college life on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. One of the objectives...

June 18, 2009

Donald Chenelle Receives
President's Award for Distinguished Service

Donald Chenelle is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. For more than 35 years, he has helped undergraduate students find ways to pay for their education at Case Western Reserve University.

June 17, 2009

Denise Douglas Receives President's Award for Distinguished Service

Denise Douglas is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. She makes it a point to serve as a mentor to young women and students in the campus community.

June 16, 2009

Janice Eatman Williams is Recipient of
President's Award for Distinguished Service

Janice Eatman Williams wants Case Western Reserve University students to not only become familiar with their academic lessons, but also the cultural classroom that surrounds the university. She is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 15, 2009

NIH Funds $9.5 Million for Research on HIV and the Human Innate Immune System

Studying how the mouth wards off diseases will have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will use a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research—the largest grant ever in the dental school's 117-year history— to study oral health as one of the human body's frontline defenses against infections.

June 12, 2009

More Than 100 Honored During Annual Staff Service Awards Brunch

Case Western Reserve University recently honored more than 100 staff members for their long-term years of service. Those who have been with the university for 10, 25, 35, and 45 years received certificates, as well as special gifts or proclamations during Wednesday's Staff Service Awards Brunch.

June 11, 2009

University Historian Retires After 41 Years of Service

Richard Baznik, Case Western Reserve University's designated historian, will retire at the end of the month after 41 years on campus.

June 09, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces Leadership Transition
at Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

After nearly eight years at the helm of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Executive Director Susan Lajoie Eagan has resigned effective of June 30. John A. Yankey, the Leonard W. Mayo Professor Emeritus of Family and Child Welfare at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, has been named part-time interim executive director and will serve through December.

Treating Gum Disease Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

People who suffered from gum disease and also had a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland reported on this new intervention for arthritis in the Journal of Periodontology.

June 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5 Million
from Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Charles "Bud" Koch

Charles "Bud" Koch, chair of Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Katie, have made a $5 million commitment to the university. Their gift will support a capital project to enhance the student and campus experience.

June 05, 2009

Nine from School of Law to Help Underserved Communities Through Equal Justice Works Program

Nine first- and second-year law students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have been selected for the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program, designed to engage law students and help deliver legal services to communities in need.

June 04, 2009

Case Western Reserve Team Wins Autonomous Lawnmower Competition

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawnmower Team recently won the Sixth Annual ION Robotic Lawnmower Competition.

June 03, 2009

Campus Community Invited to Attend Summer Barbecues, Shop Farmer's Market

In a nod to the fun and casual days of summer, Case Western Reserve University community members will have an opportunity to eat or purchase their meals, fruits and vegetables in a more festive environment. That's because Summer Barbecues will return starting Wednesday, June 10, and a farmer's market will be up and running beginning Friday, June 5.