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June 29, 2010

Art Historian Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Reflects on Various Stages of Career

Henry Adams, American art historian at Case Western Reserve University, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize.

June 28, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Autonomous Lawnmower
Repeats as Champion

In winning their second straight Institute on Navigation’s Autonomous Robotic Lawnmower Competition, Team CWRU Cut's robot edged along an L-shaped fence, and slowed up then mowed around a moving stuffed dog.

Mandel Center Yankey Award Recognizes Two Community Volunteers

Two women who are passionate about helping young people, communities in need and arts organizations received the 2010 John A Yankey Student Community Service Award from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

June 25, 2010

Imaging Research Program Receives Award

Case Western Reserve University’s imaging research program has received a regional economic development prize for supporting the creation of the medical imaging business cluster in Northeast Ohio.

June 24, 2010

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grant to Enhance Physician and Nursing Education with Student-Run Free Clinic and More at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's proposed student-run Saturday Free Clinic, slated to open in 2011 for Cleveland's underserved population, will provide the training grounds for future doctors and nurses to learn to work as healthcare partners for the patient. The Clinic would be a student-led partnership with the already existing resource for the community, the Cleveland Free Clinic. The clinic is part of a project called "Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing that received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

June 23, 2010

Lucy’s Hominid Forebears Were Upright Walkers

The famous hominid fossil Lucy has family. An announcement Monday in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says the relative -- although 400,000 years older -- was, like Lucy, an advanced upright walker. Three Case Western Reserve University researchers: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Bruce Latimer and Beverly Saylor, were among an international team of scientists who reported the most complete skeleton so far of a 3.6 million-year-old Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

June 22, 2010

NYSP Celebrates 40 Years at Case Western Reserve, Gains Champion in U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge recently introduced the National Youth Sports Program Revitalization Act of 2010. If enacted, $20 million would be appropriated toward NYSP annually through 2021. Case Western Reserve is one of only 25 colleges and universities nationwide still hosting the NYSP program, down from 202. When the university’s NYSP chapter lost federal funding in 2006, community supporters rallied together to keep the program operational. This summer, nearly 560 youths between the ages of 10 and 16 are participating.

June 18, 2010


The moment of knowledge, or the point of a new idea's creation, is almost impossible to record unless someone is wired with electrodes to track brain patterns. That is today. When studying the creative process involved in historical scientific discoveries,...

June 17, 2010

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Northeast Ohio Affiliate held its annual Power of a Promise Appreciation Event in May. Each year, select individuals and organizations receive recognition for their exceptional involvement and partnership with Komen Northeast Ohio. One of...

The popular summer seminar—“Learning and the Brain” by James E. Zull, returns to campus

The popular summer seminar—“Learning and the Brain” by James E. Zull, professor of biology and author of the influential book on this subject titled The Art of Changing the Brain, returns. The seminar explores the idea that we tend to...

Nursing School Human Resources Manager Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Kathleen O'Linn, human resources manager at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 16, 2010

U.S. Rep. Fudge to Join in 40th Celebration of NYSP, June 21 at CWRU

U.S. Representative Marcia L. Fudge will visit Case Western Reserve University on Monday, June 21, at 10 a.m. for the 40th anniversary celebration and open house of the National Youth Sports Program at Case Western Reserve. The free, public event...

Mandel School IT Director Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Carmelo "Tom" Franchina, director of information technology at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 15, 2010

Social Worker Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Jane Daroff, a social worker with University Counseling Services, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 14, 2010

International Criminal Court Review Conference Adds Crime of Aggression to Court’s Jurisdiction

At nine minutes after midnight on June 12, the 111 States that are party to the International Criminal Court Statute adopted by consensus, in Kampala, Uganda, an amendment adding the crime of aggression to the court’s jurisdiction. Case Western Reserve University School of Law Michael P. Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, characterizes this amendment as "a historic moment that was years in the making."

June 11, 2010

Campus Community Lends a Hand for Parade the Circle

It takes hundreds of volunteers and help from University Circle institutions to make the annual event a day to remember, including the Case Western Reserve community.

June 09, 2010

Fulbright Scholar to Use Play Measures Developed at CWRU to Help Ukrainian Orphans

Megan Ritchey Children and workers in Ukrainian orphanages will learn some play skills as Megan Ritchey, a new Case Western Reserve University alumna, heads to Kiev as a Fulbright Scholar. Ritchey has proposed a research project to teach the...

Global Security Expert, Health Care Leader Are New Appointees to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees

Michael G. Cherkasky and Ronald I. Dozoretz, MD, have been appointed to the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees.

Steps 4 Staff Walk to Raise Funds for Staff Educational Enhancement Program

The inaugural Steps 4 Staff event, taking place Friday, June 11, is the summer fundraiser for the Staff Educational Enhancement Program.

June 08, 2010

Nursing School Dean to Step Down After Decade of Leadership

May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, plans to step down after a decade of leadership. She will give greater attention to her research and teaching endeavors.

June 07, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4 Million Commitment to Name Planned New Multi-Functional Field House

Optical science pioneer and Case Western Reserve University Trustee James C. Wyant, PhD, has made a $4 million commitment to name a new field house on campus. The “Wyant Field House” will be a new addition to the North Campus Residential Village.

June 04, 2010

Philips Healthcare, State of Ohio Announce Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center

A $33.5 million commitment by Philips Healthcare and a $5 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio will provide researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Philips an opportunity to create medical imaging systems that will detect disease far earlier and be safer for patients than current methods.

Students from Amsterdam Make Visit and Tour CMHA

Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department welcomed 13 students and two faculty members from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Thursday.

June 03, 2010

Staff Advisory Council Marks 20 Years at Case Western Reserve University

The Staff Advisory Council recently celebrated 20 years on campus at Case Western Reserve University.

June 02, 2010

Nurse Educators Changing the World Highlighted in New Book

The quiet actions of unsung heroes from the rainforest of Guatemala to the city streets of Harlem will be celebrated during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse in the new book, Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is one of the book’s editors.

June 01, 2010

Case Western Reserve, CIA Students
Send Heartfelt Message to LeBron James

Nayyir Qutubuddin, a recent Case Western Reserve graduate, is like many Cleveland basketball fans: He wants LeBron James to remain with the Cavs. But instead of complaining about the issue, he decided to do something about it. He and a group of friends from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art recently painted the Spirit Wall behind Thwing Center with a heartfelt message to James.