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September 30, 2009

Art Historian Observes China's Growth in Art Museums During Fulbright-Luce Fellowship

As Art Historian David Carrier drank his coffee and tapped into the Internet at a Starbucks in Beijing, he thought about how the Western world has exported many things to the Far East, from fast-food hamburgers, coffee lattes and pizza to the cultural highbrow of the public art museum. An account of his observations of China's burgeoning art museums will appear in the article, "Some Museums in China, Macau, and Taiwan," for the October issue of Curator.

September 29, 2009

Five Poets to Read Their Selections on Nature for "Poetry in the Garden"

The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Botanical Garden invite the public to "Poetry in the Garden." Five locally and nationally renowned poets will read selections from their works that express their experiences with the natural world.

September 28, 2009

Seventh Annual Case for Community Day Reflections

Some of the volunteers who signed up for the Seventh Annual Case for Community Day were new to the initiative. Others had participated every year since its inception. But those both new and experienced with the university-wide day of community service seemed eager to reach out and connect with neighbors and organizations in need.

September 25, 2009

Prestigious $4.9M NIH Grant Awarded to Case Western Reserve for Colon Cancer Research

A prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Transformative R01 Program grant for $4.9 million has been awarded to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund research to identify patients' inborn genetic susceptibility to the development of colon cancer metastasis. Case Western Reserve was one of only 42 recipients of this competitive new grant designed to support exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

Campus Safety Awareness Month Continues with Sept. 30 Luncheon

Campus Safety Awareness Month at Case Western Reserve University continues with a special luncheon, "Safe@Case," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room. The program is sponsored by the Employee Education, Training and Development Unit, Department of Human Resources.

September 23, 2009

Logistical Details for 7th Annual Case for Community Day

If this is your first time volunteering as part of Case for Community Day or you need a refresher on what to do and where to go the following is a scheduled breakdown of the day's planned activities, as well as a reminder about the Campus Social being held immediately after the day of service.

September 22, 2009

Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet at Case Western Reserve University for Doctor of Nurse Practice Conference

When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-thinking graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing(FPB) hope to change that. They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate."

September 21, 2009

Doctoral Project Finds Poetry Transcends Life's Burdens

Caregivers of family members with dementia put their pens to paper, wrote poetry and found it beneficial in helping them cope.

Two Undergraduates Win Honorable Mention at
2009 Society of Mathematical Biology Meeting

Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting.

September 18, 2009

University Librarian Prepares to Retire

When Joanne Eustis arrived at Case Western Reserve University in August 1998, students and faculty were trying to find the best information and resources to support their teaching, research, and scholarship. As she approaches her retirement later this fall, Eustis says that same sentiment still holds true.

September 17, 2009

Emergency Preparedness Drill to Take Place Sept. 19

CaseEMS, Case Police and Protective Services and the Cleveland Heights Fire Department will host a Mass Casualty Incident Drill in front of Carlton Commons on Saturday, September 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Director of Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Inaugural Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation Announced

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., as the inaugural director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the first to hold the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation.

September 16, 2009

University Art Historian Offers DVD Lecture Tour on London's National Gallery

Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.

September 15, 2009

560 Volunteers from Case Western Reserve University Will Help Out Cleveland for Case for Community Day September 25

A 560-volunteer corps from Case Western Reserve University will hit the streets of Cleveland for the university's traditional day of service, Case for Community Day, Friday, September 25. This year, the campus broke a record in filling all the volunteer slots at 60 project locations in less than a week.

Students Reflect on Engineering Exchange Program

The Case School of Engineering offers all undergraduates a chance to take part in an exchange with undergraduate engineering students at the University of Waseda, in Tokyo. The exchange provides students an opportunity to learn about each others' culture, language, how their labs are run, research, business practices and more.

September 14, 2009

New Exhibit Tells the Story of Human Struggles to Control Fertility

Humans have privately struggled throughout time to control or enhance their fertility. Yet private behavior depends upon an array of public circumstances. "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America"--a new exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University--examines 200 years of the history of contraception in the United States.

September 09, 2009

Importance of Fire Safety Stressed During Campus Safety Awareness Month

Campus Safety Awareness Month continues at Case Western Reserve University with an emphasis on fire safety and prevention. Campus community members can find out more during a Campus Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, September 10, in the Thwing Center atrium.

September 08, 2009

Jamaica Kincaid Will Give 2009 Annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture

Internationally acclaimed author and garden writer Jamaica Kincaid launches this year's humanities theme of Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment--a discussion probing humanity's relationship to nature--presented by the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.

September 04, 2009

Case for Community Day Sets Registration Record

Campus members who've already signed up for Case for Community Day projects should give themselves a round of applause: a registration record has been set. While all of the service projects have volunteers confirmed, campus community members who have not had an opportunity to register can still give back by donating to one of the numerous donation drives being held the same day.

Experts to Debate Fate of Guantanamo Bay and CIA Torturers on Eighth Anniversary of 9/11

On September 11, the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two dozen leading experts will debate the most important and timely issues now facing the United States in its war against terrorism. The day-long conference, presented in a unique cross-fire format, will be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

September 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Ranks in Top 15
of Washington Monthly College Rankings

Washington Monthly ranks Case Western Reserve University in the top six percent of U.S. national universities in its 2009 College Rankings edition. Out of 258 schools rated, Case Western Reserve is listed at number 15, the top Ohio school represented...

Resources Available to Help Campus Community Remain Safe

As Campus Safety Awareness Month continues at Case Western Reserve University, the university community is being reminded that there are many resources and tips available to help students, faculty and staff remain safe as they study, work and socialize.

September 02, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Awarded Several Grants to Enhance Programs

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at the Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a number of grants to enhance its programs.