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October 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Named as a Top 10 "Best Neighbor" University

Case Western Reserve University is in the Top 10 of "Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best Neighbor College and University Civic Partnerships."

Ecology Friendly Urban Designer will speak for Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture

Urban designers realize the increasing importance to be environmentally sensitive. Douglas Farr, urban planner and president and CEO of Farr Associates Architecture and Urban Design, will explore that topic at Case Western Reserve University when he gives the 2009 Richard...

October 29, 2009

Two Honored as 2009 Alumni Award Winners

May L. Wykle, the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor and dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Lee Ponsky, assistant professor of urology at the School of Medicine, were presented with alumni awards during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009. In addition to the alumni award winners, a variety of events were held in celebration of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Watch a video featuring highlights from the weekend celebration.

Vice President for Financial Planning Announced

Chief Financial Officer John Sideras announced recently that Donald Stewart has been named Case Western Reserve University's new Vice President for Financial Planning. Stewart comes to Cleveland from Brown University, where he served as Director of Academic Resources for five years.

October 28, 2009

Leutner Dining Commons Renovation Project to Result in More Open Space, Flexibility

In partnership with Bon App├ętit Management Company, Case Western Reserve University's food service provider, a complete renovation of the existing north campus dining facility, Leutner Commons, began this week.

October 27, 2009

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Receives $3.7 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University was recently awarded $3.7 million in six stimulus grants from various federal offices to fund innovative research and academic programs. Funded projects include establishing a new center...

Interim Law School Dean to Continue Until June 2011

Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced today that Robert H. Rawson Jr. has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the School of Law through June, 2011.

October 26, 2009

School of Medicine Names Inaugural Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education

Case Western Reserve University has announced the appointment of Conor P. Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., as the inaugural occupant of the Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education and Director of the School of Medicine's new Center for Surgical Skills Training.

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Bioptigen Establish Exclusive Licensing Agreement

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have granted to Bioptigen, of Research Triangle Park, N.C ., an exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT), an imaging technology developed from research at the university's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

October 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve Announces New Faculty Diversity Officer

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is pleased to announce the new Faculty Diversity Officer, John M. Clochesy, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

October 22, 2009

Inaugural LGBT Alumni Reunion Emphasizes Case Western Reserve's Commitment to Diversity

This year's Alumni Weekend will mark the beginning of a new alumni gathering: The inaugural LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) Alumni Reunion.

October 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.

Sustainability Lessons Abound This Week on Campus

More than 10 departments across campus have some special activities planned for the Sustainability "Teach-in" today and tomorrow. Interwoven into lessons is information about how individuals can contribute to protecting limited resources now and in the future.

ICU Patients on Ventilators to Flex and Stretch in Study
at Case Western Reserve University

Few people have thought about providing an exercise workout in the intensive care unit, especially for patients on ventilators--even those who are comatose--but a researcher from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will be doing some bedside coaching and exercising to get patients stretching and flexing their muscles.

Students to Present Cutting-edge Research in Celebration of BME's 40th Anniversary

Students will present cutting-edge research as part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering's 40th Anniversary celebration tomorrow.

October 20, 2009

Stimulus Projects Designed to Heal, Prevent and Restore

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering have been awarded more than $3.5 million in National Institutes of Health stimulus grants aimed at improving human health and economic development.

A Brief Encounter, A Foot in the Door

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the department will host the inaugural speed networking session in Nord Hall at 2 p.m. Oct. 22.

Case Western Reserve Awarded $1.57M for Corneal Infection Research

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.57 million renewal grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health to continue their study of corneal infections, specifically, bacterial keratitis, associated with contact lens wear. The grant will extend the work initiated last year with the receipt of a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the NEI.

October 19, 2009

Case Western Reserve, CIM, CIA Students Plan to Get Creative on Lennon Bus

Dozens of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students will have a unique opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to the test on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. In addition, the campus communities are invited to take 20-minute tours

Several Alumni Events Open to Entire Campus Community During Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009

Several Alumni Weekend events sponsored are open to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join in the fun, mingle with alumni and celebrate the university community.

October 16, 2009

President's Committee on Child Care Options Announces Two Pilot Programs

President Barbara R. Snyder today announced the launch of two pilot programs that emerged from the work of the President's Committee on Child Care Options during 2008-2009. Effective immediately, benefits-eligible faculty and staff--as well as all students--will be able to participate in two initiatives.

40 Years on the Leading Edge

The Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrates its 40th anniversary with a day of events including a talk by the leader of the world's largest medical technology company, an open house and reflections by past chairs, Thursday, Oct. 22.

October 14, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for Humanities Focuses on "Green" For 2009 Humanities Week

Andrew Light, the author of Environmental Values and an internationally recognized expert on environmental policy and ethics, will give the keynote address for Humanities Week 2009, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel.

October 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $20.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University has received a $20.5 million gift from Donald Goodman, DDS (DEN '45) and Ruth Weber Goodman. The Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund will reside at the University and the Cleveland Foundation. Income will be used to support education and research programs at the schools of medicine and dental medicine.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Researchers Receive $1.25M from NIMH to Study Schizophrenia

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study schizophrenia from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The grant, to be funded over four years, includes three project investigators from three different practice areas.

October 12, 2009

W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia Appointed as New Case Western Reserve University Trustees

Industrial executive W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia, a technology venture capitalist and Case Western Reserve University alumnus, have joined Case Western Reserve's board as newly appointed trustees.

October 09, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Flows to Case Western Reserve University's Research

Case Western Reserve University, as of Friday, Oct. 9, has received 109 federal stimulus awards worth about $49 million for research addressing a wide array of public needs and aiming to enhance economic development and job creation in Northeast Ohio.

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2009

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2009, October 21-25, promises to be an exciting weekend with something for everyone. There are several ways the campus community can get involved.

October 08, 2009

Libraries Support Research, Scholarship Endeavors of Campus Community

Over the next several months, Case Daily will run a series of stories focusing on how the Case Western Reserve University libraries support the research and scholarship endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

October 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve Gears Up for GreenFest 2009

Mark your calendars to learn more about going green. Case Western Reserve University campus members are invited to GreenFest 2009, Friday, Oct. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Thwing Center.

October 05, 2009

A Recipe for Controlling Carbon Nanotubes

A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers mixed metals commonly used to grow nanotubes and found that the composition of the catalyst can control the chirality.

Parents with Autistic Infants to try Responsive Teaching
at Case Western Reserve University in New Study

While infant and toddler brains are rapidly developing, a window of opportunity exists to reduce the impact of autism, which now affects one of every 150 children born in the United States. Gerald Mahoney, director of the Center on Interventions for Children and Families at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, received a three-year, $780,000 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.

Case Western Reserve University Discovers Merkel Cell Originates from Skin, Not the Neural Crest

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics, neurosciences and otolaryngology, Stephen M. Maricich, M.D., Ph.D., and his team found that Merkel cells originate in the skin, not the neural crest lineage, as previously speculated.

October 02, 2009

Herman Stein Leaves Social Work Legacy for Generations to Come

A long list of accolades describes Dr. Herman D. Stein, former dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and university provost and vice president. He will be remembered for his integrity, dignity, loyalty, friendship, and warmth and caring. After a long illness and surrounded by family, he died early this morning at his Shaker Heights home. He was 92.

President Delivers State of the University Address to Faculty, Staff

At today's State of the University address, Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder highlighted just a few of the ways the campus community is thinking beyond the possible.

October 01, 2009

Scientists Unveil Remains of Hominid in Transition from Four-Legged Climber to Upright Walker

Scientists from Northeast Ohio are helping rewrite the book on human evolution. In 11 papers being published in the journal Science, Friday, Oct. 2, researchers describe the oldest hominid skeleton discovered to date--a possible human ancestor in the midst of changing from climbing on all fours to walking upright. Several of the researchers are from Case Western Reserve University.