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April 30, 2010

Two College of Arts and Sciences Professors Receive Jackson Award

The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The recognition honors outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students....

Goldwater Scholarship Winners Announced

Two third-year students who share the goal of earning an MD and PhD have been awarded Goldwater scholarships. Zachary Kloos, who is majoring in biochemistry and economics, and Caitlin Powell, who is studying biomedical engineering, received the awards, which are named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. The scholarships recognize outstanding potential and commitment to excellence in science, engineering and mathematics.

April 29, 2010

New Resin Tested to Stop Dental Decay Before Drilling and Filling

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a new noninvasive resin polymer material to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of dental decay.

Daniel Tisch Earns Glennan Fellowship

Daniel Tisch in the classroom The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation...

April 28, 2010

Student Turing Point Society Inducts New Members

The Student Turning Point Society, a select group of undergraduate leaders committed to promoting the spirit of Case Western Reserve University, welcomed more than 20 new members during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Kenyan Writer Mukoma wa Ngugi Enters New Terrain
with His First Novel, Nairobi Heat

Until recently, Kenyan writer Mukoma wa Ngugi was best known as a poet and as a commentator on African politics. But with the publication of his first novel, Nairobi Heat, Mukoma, a SAGES fellow at Case Western Reserve University, has entered very different literary terrain.

April 27, 2010

Neighborhoods Matter in Shaping Lives, Researcher Says

Growing up in poverty and living in substandard housing brings sensitivity to Anna Maria Santiago's social work research to where people live and how it impacts lives. The Case Western Reserve University campus recently met Santiago, the inaugural holder of the Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, during a special reception.

Case Western Reserve University Technology Transfer Outlook Bright for Research-to-Market Licensing

Survey data compiled by a national technology transfer organization shows Case Western Reserve University continuing a leadership role among Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $35.3 million in licensing revenues over a recent three-year period, and the outlook for ongoing strong performance is bright.

April 26, 2010

Department of Civil Engineering Unveils New Lab

The Department of Civil Engineering's new state-of-the-art structures lab, on the east side of the Bingham Building, can mimic the worst mother nature can throw at the built environment while enabling researchers to learn why everything from deep sea structures to soaring towers fail, and how to make them safer and sounder.

April 23, 2010

2010 ADVANCE Opportunity Awards Announced

The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program recently announced recipients of the 2010 ADVANCE Opportunity Awards. Fourteen proposals representing academic disciplines ranging from engineering to religious studies to sociology received $41,667.

April 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Named to Princeton Review's 286 Green Colleges Guide

Case Western Reserve University's ongoing commitment to sustainability is being recognized with a spot in The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges.

April 21, 2010

Hudson Relays Celebrates 100th Anniversary

One of the university's longest-standing traditions, Hudson Relays, is always a special event for the campus community. This year's event, taking place Saturday, April 24, will be even more significant because students, faculty, staff and alumni will witness the event's centennial milestone.

April 20, 2010

Make a Difference: The University Launches
Faculty and Staff Campaign

This week, Case Western Reserve University will officially launch its FY 2009-10 faculty and staff campaign. The effort is facilitated through the university's Annual Fund with the leadership of Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack and Senior Vice President for Administration John D. Wheeler.

April 19, 2010

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Economy with Undergraduates

Students in Professor Susan Helper's seminar already get to learn from one of the nation's foremost experts on manufacturing. But on Monday they received an added bonus: a chance to meet with one of the U.S. senators most directly involved in setting federal policy in this area: Ohio's Sherrod Brown.

Case Western Reserve Professor to Lead Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Joseph C. LaManna, professor of physiology and biophysics, neurology and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been voted president-elect of the Federation of Associations for Experimental Biology, a major advocacy organization for biological and biomedical research.

April 16, 2010

Researchers Encouraged to Submit Proposals for Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Challenge Grant

Case Western Reserve University Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack announces a request for proposals for the Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant. This is the inaugural year of funding from The Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant, which was announced to the campus community in February.

"Healthy Minds Across America" Forum to Take Place April 24

The campus community is invited to attend the free "Healthy Minds Across America" forum April 24. University Hospitals Case Medical Center is joining more than 40 other institutions across the country to partner with NARSAD, a national charity primarily focused on advancing research related to the causes, treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders.

April 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report

Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.

April 14, 2010

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $8M in Federal Funding to Help Providers Enable Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $7,942,500 million in federal stimulus funds from the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), the state designated entity for health information exchange development.

April 13, 2010

Founder of Free, Remote Medical Service to Receive 2010
Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University

Stan Brock, the humanitarian who has been delivering free health care worldwide through his nonprofit organization Remote Area Medical (RAM) for 25 years, will be recognized as the recipient of the 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize, awarded by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

April 12, 2010

Study Examines Effectiveness of Telemonitoring Vital Signs

CWRU's University Center on Aging and Health awarded a one-year pilot grant to investigators Elizabeth Madigan from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Rebecca Boxer from the School of Medicine at CWRU, and Amir Poreh from Cleveland State, for the study, "Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple Morbidity."

April 09, 2010

Mortality Weaves its Way Through CWRU Poet's Green Is The Orator

With the University of California's publication of Sarah Gridley's Green is the Orator, her recent nomination for a Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a recipient of a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga County's Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, the Case Western Reserve University poet and assistant professor of English says 2010 is off to a good start. Green is the Orator follows five years after her first publication, Weather Eye Open. The public will have the opportunity to hear Gridley read selections from her two volumes of poems during Writer's Week on Monday, April 19, from 8-9:30 p.m. in Guilford House Parlor.

April 08, 2010

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association, University Community Celebrate Grand Opening of Mather Park

The day after the anniversary of Flora Stone Mather's 158th birthday, members of her namesake alumnae association of the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women gathered for a celebration. The alumnae, dedicated to the empowerment of women, witnessed the grand opening of a special gift they provided to current and future students: Mather Park, Case Western Reserve University’s softball field.

April 07, 2010

Conference Examines Canada-U.S. Regulatory Review,
Reform, Recovery

As the world emerges from economic crisis, significant trading partners Canada and the United States are striving for sustained recovery. The 2010 Henry T. King Jr. Annual Conference – The Canada-US Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform, Recovery – examines challenges and obstacles along the path to recovery.

April 06, 2010

R. Mohan Sankaran Earns Glennan Fellowship

R. Mohan Sankaran, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has earned a Glennan Fellowship.

April 05, 2010

Searching for Brain's Defenses to Ward off Infections,
Prevent Memory Loss

With the aid of funding from the University Center on Aging and Health supported by the President's Strategic Initiative and McGregor Foundation, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine will look for evidence within the brain for proteins important to the peripheral body's natural defense system against infection from the outside environment.

April 02, 2010

New Lab Will Encourage Students to "Tinker"

Case Western Reserve University has received a $1 million gift from Barry A. Romich (CIT '67) to name the Prentke/Romich Laboratory at the Case School of Engineering.

April 01, 2010

Discovery's "Time Warp" Host Comes to Case Western Reserve on April 5

Imagine how campus would look like if everyone moved from class to class at a snail's pace? Find out how things in this world look at a different speed in time during the one-of-a-kind multimedia event with polymath Jeff Lieberman, the exciting host of The Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."