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May 28, 2010

Chemical Engineering Professor Wins Teacher-Scholar Award

R. Mohan Sankaran, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

May 27, 2010

University Recognized for Educational Support of Hungarian Life, Culture

During a five-year period in the 1960s, dozens of students and a handful of educators contributed to an appreciation of Hungarian culture and life. Almost 50 years later, Case Western Reserve was honored for its role with an Abraham Lincoln Award, presented by the American Hungarian Foundation.

National Youth Sports Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The National Youth Sports Program has hit a homerun as it reaches its 40th anniversary in serving Cleveland area youth with summer fun and fitness. NYSP will again shape minds and bodies, June 14 to July 16, when it hosts its five-week camp on Case Western Reserve University’s campus.

May 25, 2010

Adolescents Cope with Mental Illness Stigmas, Report CWRU Researchers

Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Solar Furnace Project Cranks Up the Heat

Four seniors majoring in aerospace and mechanical engineering lined an old satellite TV dish with hundreds of squares of aluminum-coated Mylar. At the end of a 3-foot pipe that rises from the center of the dish, they clamped a box made of a steel bottom and furnace insulation bricks for the sides and top. In the heat of a spring Cleveland sun, the reflected light striking the steel panel pushed temperatures inside the box a past 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.

May 21, 2010

Future Real Estate Developer Puts a Visionary Idea into Senior Project at Weatherhead School of Management

Capstone projects are always a great way for seniors to demonstrate what they have learned during their undergraduate years at Case Western Reserve University. Paul Salamon hopes his project might be even more significant than that. He visualizes a lasting legacy -- a real estate development adding vitality to Cleveland’s University Circle area.

May 20, 2010

Preserving Histories for Generations to Come

Families often think about recording the great stories their elders tell, but they often don’t manage to get written. Then family memories are lost due to illness or death. For 12 older citizens from the McGregor Home in East Cleveland and the Fairfax Neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side, their histories have been preserved by the Living through Legacies project in hardcover books for families to cherish from one generation to the next.

May 19, 2010

Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab

Katie Couric visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics, and his research team in his lab Saturday before Commencement to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

Campus Members are “Fans” of Patrol Officer Mark Chavis

Campus members who cross the street at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road on a regular basis are used to seeing a familiar face. Whether it’s raining, snowing or a bright sunny day, Patrol Officer Mark Chavis helps students, faculty, staff and visitors safely maneuver this highly trafficked intersection. Now he has even more “fans” thanks to a Facebook page dedicated in his honor.

May 18, 2010

Network Maintenance Planned for May 19

There will be an interruption of services in the Kelvin Smith Library Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 19.

New Cornell Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry Will Be First Chair for Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University alumnus R. William Cornell, Jr., DDS has made a $1.5 million commitment to endow the first named professorship at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. The Dr. and Mrs. R. William Cornell, Jr. Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry will be the first endowed chair in the history of the school, which was established in 1892.

Student Competes for Second Day on Popular Game Show

Campus members who watched Monday’s episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire already know Drew Scheeler made it up to the $7,500 question. He continued as a holdover contestant on today’s show, which aired this morning, by looking at the $10,000 question with all three lifelines left.

May 17, 2010

Katie Couric Encourages Class of 2010 Members to Find Their Passion

More than 1,700 members of Case Western Reserve University’s Class of 2010 received headline advice from news anchor Katie Couric during yesterday’s commencement convocation.

May 13, 2010

Campus Committee Recommends Internationalization Structure

A campus-wide committee, made up of faculty and administrators with experience and interest in international education, has made a recommendation to the provost for an initial structure in the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The OIA was created last spring as an outcome of the university’s strategic plan, Forward Thinking.

Case Western Reserve Announces New Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has appointed Stephen M. Campbell as Case Western Reserve University’s new Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, effective June 1. Campbell previously served for five years at Dartmouth College, where he was Director of Planning, Design and Construction.

Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Receive Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Today

David Hanneke, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO, will be awarded the Michelson Postdoctoral Prize at Case Western Reserve University Thursday. He is the first Case Western Reserve alumnus to receive the award since it was created in 1997.

May 11, 2010

A Degree of Tenacity

Twenty-two years after he registered for classes at Case Western Reserve University, a biomedical engineering student will walk across the stage and receive his diploma at Commencement on Sunday, May 16 in Veale Athletic Center.

Michael W. Konstan Appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Michael W. Konstan, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Campus Community Mourns Death of Suresh Srivastva

Suresh Srivastva, professor emeritus of organizational behavior, died May 8.

May 10, 2010

Case Western Reserve University to Award Three Honorary Degrees

Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees each year at Commencement. These honors are a means of recognizing excellence in any values aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts. This year's recipients are M. Cherif Bassiouni, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Katie Couric.

Even Healthy Pregnant Women Need to Worry About Oral Bacteria

Healthy pregnant women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths.

May 07, 2010

Wittke Award Winners Announced

Created in 1964 by the Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching is named for Carl Frederick Wittke, who, from 1948 to 1963, was professor of history, chair of the Department of...

May 06, 2010

Case Western Reserve Receives Award for Emergency Preparedness

Case Western Reserve University has received an award for its planning efforts related to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.

Do Hidden Cognitive Problems Prevent Heart Failure Patients from Managing Their Illness?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Summa Health System and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to find out if subtle or hidden cognitive impairments cause adherence problems in heart failure cases.

School of Medicine Professor Selected to Receive Fulbright Award

Anna Maria Mandalakas, associate professor of pediatrics, global health and diseases, and epidemiology and biostatistics, will soon embark upon an almost one-year journey to aid South African children infected with tuberculosis (TB). The School of Medicine professor has been selected to receive a 2010 U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholarship.

May 05, 2010

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

Nonprofit organizations can make a difference in environmental matters was the consensus of seven seniors from Case Western Reserve University. Students participated in a new service-learning, capstone course called Environmental Issues & Community Engagement and gained hands-on experience by working with area nonprofit organizations to tackle some tough environmental issues.

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Case Western Reserve University is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

Kathryn Lavelle Reflects on Fulbright Experience

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, spent the spring 2010 semester as a visiting research chair in world affairs at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto.

Mandel School Graduate Finds Social Work Calling

Susan Ross Driving to Case Western Reserve University’s campus each day, Susan Ross, a social work student who returned to college after nearly 40 years, found inspiration from a Chester Avenue billboard of a 95-year-old woman with a degree...

May 04, 2010

Several Professors Selected to Receive Fulbright Awards

Charles Rosenblatt Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been selected to receive Fulbright awards, while one recently wrapped up her fellowship. Charles Rosenblatt and Anna Maria Mandalakas will soon begin their research abroad, while Kathryn Lavelle recently completed...

Horst von Recum and Colleagues Earn Glennan Fellowship

Horst von Recum 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 in Teaching...

May 03, 2010

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award honors John S. Diekhoff, who served Case Western Reserve University in several capacities during his tenure, from 1956 to 1970. He was professor of English, chair of the Department of English, dean of Cleveland College, acting dean...

Engineering and Music Major Named Fulbright Scholar

David Ramsay is a double major in electrical engineering and music, with a minor in biomedical engineering. He'll soon be combining those pursuits with another -- to study overseas -- as a Fulbright scholar.

Local Food Being Grown at University Farm

As part of a new initiative at the University Farm, a SAGES