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February 26, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Case Western Reserve University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

February 25, 2010

The Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation Makes Multimillion-Dollar, Multi-Year Commitment to Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University will be an essential partner in a new medical education pipeline created and supported by the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation. An initial investment of $10 million to $12 million over 10 years will establish an endowment for full-tuition scholarships for students to earn bachelor and medical degrees at Case Western Reserve.

February 24, 2010

The Reinberger Foundation, Case Western Reserve University Share Common Mission

The Reinberger Foundation and Case Western Reserve University share a common mission to improve lives through education, arts and community development. Established in 1966, the foundation has awarded nearly $4 million to Case Western Reserve over the years. Much of its support has been directed to initiatives that promote groundbreaking medical research, thus raising the level of health care in Northeast Ohio and around the world.

February 23, 2010

Research at Case Western Reserve University Examines
What Motivates Blood Donation

There is typically a shortage of donated blood in the United States, and research at Case Western Reserve University is looking for ways of improving the life-saving supply. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at the university's Weatherhead School of Management, notes that about 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood and only about 8 percent do. Many of those who donate a first time don't donate again, and there are some population segments which very rarely give blood.

Rimnac Named Associate Dean, Alexander Chair

Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert S. Austin Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering. Iwan Alexander, the Cady Staley Professor, replaces Rimnac as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

February 22, 2010

Five Trustees Pledge More Than $6 Million
to Case Western Reserve University

Following the Board of Trustees meeting this weekend, Chairman Charles "Bud" Koch announced more than $6 million in new leadership gifts from five trustees. While individual donors have chosen to remain anonymous, the impact of their collective philanthropy on student, faculty and programmatic support will be evident on campus for generations to come.

February 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve Collaborates on Several Multi-million Dollar Health Information Technology Grants

Case Western Reserve University is positioning itself as a leader in the field of health information technology (HIT). The university recently collaborated with several regional hospitals, community colleges and other partners to apply for millions of dollars in grants that could set an example for how HIT-related education and infrastructure is established in Northeast Ohio, and could serve as a model around the country.

February 18, 2010

CBS News Anchor Katie Couric to Deliver More than the News
as CWRU's 2010 Commencement Speaker

Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and correspondent for "60 Minutes," will be front and center on Sunday, May 16, to deliver the keynote Commencement Convocation address to approximately 1,750 graduates in Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010.

School of Law Moot Court Team Wins Jessup Super Regional

Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court team has won the Midwest Super Regional rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition

February 17, 2010

Ardiem Medical Obtains Non-Exclusive License for Neuromodulation Technology Developed
at Case Western Reserve University and the FES Center

Ardiem Medical Inc. has obtained a non-exclusive license to make and sell neuromodulation devices based on intellectual property developed at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Cleveland.

February 16, 2010

New Material Absorbs, Conserves Oil

Case Western Reserve University researchers have made a material called aerogel. They believe it will effectively clean up spills of all kinds of oils and solvents on factory floors and roadways, rivers and oceans.

February 15, 2010

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Dental Researcher Finds Switch
That Turns on the Spread of Cancer

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. The process called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor. Theprocess called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor.

February 12, 2010

East Cleveland Wants Change;
CWRU Social Justice Alliance Plans to Help

The Social Justice Alliance and Institute seeks to promote collaborative research, pedagogical innovation and curriculum development, the growth of social justice leaders, and annual programming to foster intellectual inquiry, civic dialogue, and community-bridge building. This new university-wide strategic initiative's debut project focuses on East Cleveland.

February 11, 2010

Bottlemania Selected for 2010 Common Reading Program

In Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, this year's selection for the Common Reading Program, environmental journalist Elizabeth Royte explores the staggering popularity of bottled water, the multi-billion-dollar industry that supports it and the building backlash against it.

February 10, 2010

Older Female Cancer Survivors Have Added Health Issues Compared to Their Counterparts

A recently published study from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found 245 older married women who survived cancer had more health problems as compared to a sample of 245 married women without cancer.

February 09, 2010

Child Care Pilot Programs are Up and Running

Campus members are beginning to use The Temporary and Back-up Child Care and Child Care Support During Travel programs.

February 05, 2010

Case Western Reserve Works with
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
to Improve Human Health

Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 challenge grant from Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. through The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), and its affiliates. The university will utilize this research grant to support science, medicine and engineering projects to improve human health.

February 03, 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.

February 02, 2010

Author Henry Petroski to Give
Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Distinguished Lecture

What do the Cavs have to do with Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Distinguished Lecture by renowned author and engineer Henry Petroski? From the hoops to LeBron James' shoes, basketball evolved into a high-powered sport from James Naismith's game idea for two peach baskets and a soccer ball. Basketball is among topics Petroski tackles from an engineer's perspective on the design of products and ideas. Petroski will address these issues during his free public talk, "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure and Sources of Success and Failure," on Wednesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

Renowned Contemporary Composer Pierre Boulez to Speak at Case Western Reserve University

Renowned contemporary composer Pierre Boulez will participate in a talk titled "A Conversation with Pierre Boulez" on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. The talk is presented by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. Boulez will be in dialogue with Mary Davis, chair of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music.

February 01, 2010

Case Western Reserve University, Western Reserve Historical Society
Sign Agreement to Begin Library Collaboration

Case Western Reserve University and Western Reserve Historical Society have joined forces to collaborate on a number of library and archival projects to build and enrich the offerings at the two institutions.