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March 31, 2010

Narrative Scholars to Meet in Cleveland for 25th Annual Conference

The world's experts on stories and storytelling in books, movies, songs and in our very minds and memories, will gather in Cleveland to examine and discuss what keeps us hanging on every word. More than 350 scholars from 19 countries and 5 continents will meet for the 25th anniversary convention of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. The meeting is organized by Case Western Reserve University's English Department and its Center for the Study of Writing, and directed by CWRU English Professor Kurt Koenigsberger.

March 30, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Showcase the A to Zs of 2010 Research Projects April 15

The real, creative and diverse world of research goes on display during Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE 2010. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 15, in Veale Center on the CWRU campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 25, 2010

Case Western Reserve Distinguished Lecture Named in Honor
of Business and Community Leader F. Joseph Callahan Jr.

At yesterday evening's Distinguished Lecture event, President Barbara R. Snyder announced a $1.25 million leadership gift from the Callahan family to endow the university's annual Distinguished Lecture in honor of Francis Joseph Callahan Jr.

March 24, 2010

Case Western Reserve Project Aims to Provide Thousands with Broadband Access

Case Western Reserve University hopes to help a major segment of the Cleveland population through its new Case Connection Zone pilot research project, designed to provide broadband access to local residents and Case Western Reserve students who call the neighborhoods surrounding campus home.

March 23, 2010

Robert J. Herbold, Retired Microsoft COO,
Lectures on Global Competitiveness

Robert J. (Bob) Herbold (GRS '66, '68), retired vice president and chief operating officer of Microsoft Corp. and now the managing director of The Herbold Group, LLC, will visit Case Western Reserve University on March 25 for a series of events, including his lecture on how the United States can become more competitive globally.

March 19, 2010

Campus Celebrities Plan to Show off Their Best Moves for "Dancing with the CWRU Stars" on March 20

Case Western Reserve University will have its own crop of dancing "stars" take to the floor on Saturday, March 20. They're planning to bring their best waltzes, hip hop and cha cha moves to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Book's Authors Mount a Defense for International Law

When the United States faces an international crisis, can its international law obligations be set aside if the executive branch so chooses? The answer would depend on how one answers another question: Is International law really law? Co-authors Michael P. Scharf, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and Paul R. Williams, a law professor at American University, Washington D.C., take a close look at this controversial matter in their important new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser" (Cambridge University Press).

March 18, 2010

Duffy-negative Blood Types No Longer Protected
from P. Vivax Malaria

In a paradigm changing discovery, Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria has been identified in a population historically thought to be resistant to the disease, those who do not express the Duffy blood group protein on their red blood cells, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pasteur Institute, and the Madagascar Ministry of Health. In a study of more than 600 individuals from eight communities covering the main malaria transmission areas of Madagascar, the researchers found that 10 percent of people experiencing clinical malaria were Duffy-negative and infected with P. vivax. These findings were published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Case Western Reserve Symposium Rethinks Modern Urban Development

"Tipping Points in Urban Change: Modern Perspectives on Agents of Urbanization," will offer a forum for considering the similarities and differences in the modernization of cities during the 20th century and in global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The free, public event takes place on Thursday, March 25, at the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities, Clark Hall, 1-4:30 p.m.

March 17, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus Chair
to Speak at 2010 Stokes Symposium

The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will give the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Stokes Leadership Symposium on Monday, March 22, at noon in Ford Auditorium.

March 16, 2010

Turning Research into Headline News: Tips from the Reporters

Panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus.

March 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve to Unveil
New Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center This Spring

Members of Case Western Reserve University's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community soon will have a place on campus to call their own. As part of its efforts toward increased inclusiveness, Case Western Reserve will open a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center this spring.

March 12, 2010

Bioethics Goes to the Movies in Spain for Study Abroad Experience

Case Western Reserve University's International Bioethics Education Program will go to the movies in Spain, May 9-24, to explore major bioethical issues in films like Alejandro Amenabar's The Sea Inside, the story of Raman Sampedro's 30-year struggle to end his life.

March 11, 2010

New Case Western Reserve Trustees Charles E. Hallberg and James Clair Wyant Bring Strong University Connections, Wide-ranging Experience

The two newest trustees elected to Case Western Reserve University’s board have strong personal ties to the university and distinctive academic and business experiences. Charles E. Hallberg, 59, of Naples, Fla., and James Clair Wyant, 66, of Tucson, Ariz., both Case Western Reserve alumni, began as trustees Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, for terms running until the spring of 2014.

March 10, 2010

Nobel Laureate in Economics Offers Early Childhood Formula for the Country’s Economic Success

Early development of social skills and intelligence has its long-range economic payoffs, according to Nobel Laureate James Heckman. He offers an equation on human capital development as a way to secure America's economic future. The public can learn about his ideas for building the future when he gives the free, public talk, "The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education," sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

March 08, 2010

"The Beauty of Damage" to be shown at Cleveland International Film Festival

The artistic talents of Christopher Pekoc from the art studio and education program in the College of Arts and Sciences hits the big screen during the 34th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, March 18-28, at Tower City Cinemas at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland.

March 05, 2010

Dozens of Campus Members Plan to Spend Spring Break Lending a Helping Hand

Spring break is usually thought of as a time for students to get away for some fun in the sun. Although some students will indeed take a much-deserved break the week of March 8-12, dozens of Case Western Reserve University students will use their time off to give back to communities both close to home and around the globe.

March 04, 2010

RecyleMania Competition Passes Halfway Point

The RecyleMania competition recently passed the halfway point, and Case Western Reserve University's overall totals continue to remain impressive.

March 03, 2010

Newer Cornea Transplant Surgery Shows Short- and Long-term Promise

One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the March issue of Ophthalmology, showed that cell loss in DSAEK patients plateaued more quickly than in those who underwent PKP. The two procedures are alternative methods of corneal transplant surgery for diseases affecting the back cell layer of the cornea, the endothelium.

CWRU Niagara International Moot Court Members Get to Finals

A Case Western Reserve University School of Law team in the 2009-10 Niagara International Moot Court Competition made it all the way to the Final Round in Washington, D.C., during competition Thursday through Saturday. The team members are Christine Chambers, David Byrnes, David Kocan, Brandon Wheeler and Candice Sengillo.

March 02, 2010

Nicola Lacetera 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 Nicola Lacetera's project.

March 01, 2010

CWRU Author Finds Power in Depression Language
and Analyzes its Impact in "Black Dogs And Blue Words"

Winston Churchill called his own depression his "black dog." Others simply suffer from "the blues." Borrowing from these words, Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor of English Kimberly Emmons found the title for her forthcoming book, "Black Dogs and Blue Words: Depression and Gender in the Age of Self-Care."