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January 29, 2010

Inaugural CAPS Class Awarded Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management

The inaugural group of employees to attain the Case Western Reserve University Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) program Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management were recently recognized.

Mehmet Koyuturk Earns Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Learn more about Mehmet Koyuturk's project.

January 27, 2010

Case Western Reserve Receives $2.8M to Further Breast Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer.

January 26, 2010

Mandel Center Takes Key Step in Leadership Search

A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel Professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.

January 25, 2010

New Social Work Professional Association Finds Home at Case Western Reserve University

The newly formed American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) will have its virtual home at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences over the next three years.

Making a Deal: Weatherhead School of Management Team Takes First in M&A Competition

A team graduate students from the Weatherhead School of Management proved their talent in making a deal with first-place honors at a competition involving an M&A (mergers and acquisition) case.

January 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Research Finds First Oral Bacteria Linking a Mother and Her Stillborn Baby

Yiping Han, a researcher from Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reports the first documented link between a mother with pregnancy-associated gum disease to the death of her fetus.

Case Western Reserve Transitioning to Google Apps

Case Western Reserve University is in the process of adopting Google Apps for Education. Google Apps consists of a number of different applications such as e-mail, calendars, document preparation, Web sites and more.

January 21, 2010

Finding Ways for People with Disabilities to Participate in Research is Goal of Nursing School Study

While the public has made accommodations for 54.4 million people with disabilities, many researchers regularly exclude people who cannot read, hear or write from participating in their research projects. But that's about to change. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will develop research tools and strategies to include individuals with vision and hearing impairments in future research. The SMART Center at the nursing school will present its first FIND Lab Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Thwing Center ballroom.

Volunteers Provide Free Tax Prep as Community Service

Volunteers at Case Western Reserve University will get a chance to do vitally important community service and get money to families who most need it by taking part in The Weatherhead Tax Assistance Program.

January 20, 2010

Case Western Reserve Employees Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal

Contributions to Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Charity Choice Campaign have been tallied, and faculty and staff have once again answered the call to assist people and organizations in need of a helping hand.

January 19, 2010

Cornea Cell Density Predictive of Graft Failure at Six Months Post Transplant

A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. New analysis of data from the 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS), a subset of the CDS, found that the preoperative donor cell count of endothelial cells, previously considered to be an important predictor of a successful transplant, did not correlate with graft success. Instead the study found that a patient’s endothelial cell count six months post-cornea transplant is a better indicator of subsequent failure of the graft rather than the donor’s cell count. These results offer an additional, reliable indicator of success that surgeons can use for monitoring patients at the six-month milestone after transplantation.

January 14, 2010

Campus Community Can Play Pivotal Role in Reducing Waste, Recycling More

The Case Western Reserve University community is being encouraged to "use less and recycle the rest." That's the theme for RecycleMania, an annual nationwide competition among colleges and universities. The 10-week event pits schools against each other to see which ones can motivate their campus communities to adopt and increase sustainable practices. Case Western Reserve will kick off the competition with an event from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in the Thwing Center atrium. The overall competition is from January 17 through March 27. The event will feature sustainability information, as well as free giveaways and food.

Campus Community Can Contribute to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

The Case Western Reserve University community is rallying together to support victims of the earthquake that nearly destroyed parts of Haiti this week.

January 13, 2010

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Will Show Frederick Lewis' Documentary on Artist Rockwell Kent

Frederick Lewis--producer, director and writer--has traveled to the ends of the world retracing the life adventures and travels of American landscape artist Rockwell Kent for his three-hour documentary. Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the public to view "Rockwell Kent" and hear Lewis answer questions about his experience creating the film. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in 306 Clark Hall.

January 12, 2010

Political Strategist Donna Brazile to Speak on Dr. King's Legacy Jan. 22

Donna Brazile, veteran political strategist, will speak about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as this year's featured speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Annual MLK Celebration Week, January 15-22.

Book Discussion: Michael Scharf and "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser"

Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, will lead a discussion about his new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lyndhurst at Legacy Village.

January 11, 2010

State Funds Energy Research by Northeast Ohio Businesses and
Case Western Reserve

With State of Ohio funding, researchers at Case Western Reserve University will help businesses in Northeast Ohio build and bring to market better lithium ion batteries and solid oxide fuel cell systems.

January 08, 2010

Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community

The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will continue to share a few of the participants' stories. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have been positively impacted by the work of the fellows.

January 07, 2010

Case Western Reserve IT Expert Makes Forecasts for 2010: Sees Technology Advancing to a 'New Normal'

Lev Gonick, Case Western Reserve University's vice president for Information Technology Services and chief information officer, offers his Top 10 technology predictions for 2010.

January 06, 2010

Dental School Hosts Annual Free Dental Exam Day

The public is invited to a free dental exam, X-rays and teeth cleaning on Saturday, Jan. 30, during Prophy Day at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, at Cornell Road and Emergency Drive (University Hospitals of Cleveland). No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams from 9 a.m. to noon.

January 05, 2010

The Story of Two Great American Painters, "Tom and Jack"

In his new book, "Tom and Jack," Case Western Reserve University American art historian Henry Adams tells the dramatic stories of legendary American painters Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.

January 04, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.