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July 30, 2010

Uptown “Shovel Ready” with $44.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University, MRN, Ltd and University Circle Inc. announced today that the first phase of Uptown, a mixed-use residential and retail project at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, will begin on Aug. 2.

July 29, 2010

Fresh from the University Farm to Tomlinson’s Cafe

As tomatoes and other produce are harvested from the University Farms' new gardens in Hunting Valley, the yield provides fresh products for Bon Appétit’s café in Tomlinson Hall.

July 28, 2010

Third-Year Nursing Student Volunteers Medical Services to Rural Dominican Republic Villages

Third-year nursing student Eduardo Locci from Rocky River, Ohio, aspires to fly high in the skies someday as a flight nurse caring for trauma patients. But this summer he was grounded in a remote rural area of the Dominican Republic. He spent two weeks assisting the full-time medical team of a doctor and two nurses from a clinic called A Mother’s Wish in Los Pajones, a 30-minute drive from Santiago.

July 27, 2010

University Installs BigBelly Solar Compactors
to Increase Sustainability Efforts

As an ongoing part of its sustainability efforts, Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Facilities Services is replacing traditional garbage cans for solar collection bins.

July 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Welcomes New Assistant Director for Faculty Leadership Programs

Merle Graybill plans to spend the next several months talking with campus members about ways to support women faculty in their pursuit of success and leadership opportunities. She's the university’s new assistant director for faculty leadership programs at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

July 21, 2010

CWRU Dental School to Adopt and Care for Nine Families for Family First Educational Initiative

> Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine announced a new program called Family First in which they will adopt nine families and care for multiple generations in a family unit.

Case Western Reserve Names Interim LGBT Center Coordinator, Advances on LGBT Campus Climate Index

Case Western Reserve University continues to show its commitment to an inclusive campus community with a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center slated to open soon — and an experienced new coordinator at the helm.

July 20, 2010

Civic Engagement Summer Fellows Lend Hand to Cleveland Nonprofit Organizations

Five Case Western Reserve University undergraduates have spent the summer making a difference at several nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area.

July 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve to Serve as Host Site for Community Resource Fair

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson is bringing City Hall directly to University Circle. Cleveland residents will have an opportunity to learn about dozens of available resources and services during a Resource Fair hosted by Mayor Jackson. Case Western Reserve University is the host site for the free event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center.

July 16, 2010

New Alumnus Earns Fulbright Teaching Grant to Egypt

Nicholas Hilgeman wants to teach English, speak fluent Arabic and learn more about the culture and political processes of the Middle East. Hilgeman, who earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science in May, plans to do all of this and more with his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. He is scheduled to spend at least nine months working at Zagazig University, located about 50 miles from Cairo, Egypt.

July 15, 2010

School of Law Signs Exchange, Collaboration Agreements
with Top Law Schools in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently signed exchange and collaboration agreements with renowned law schools in China at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science and Law, both in Shanghai, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing.

July 13, 2010

CWRU Dental Researchers Discover Human Beta Defensins-3 Ignite in Oral Cancer Growth

Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages can save the lives of the nearly 40,500 people diagnosed annually. But early detection has been difficult. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers discovered a biomarker, called human beta defensin-3 (hBD-3), which may serve as an early warning. The defensin is present in all oral cancers and associated with the early stages of oral cancer.

Water, Water Everywhere for 2010 Year of Water Celebration

From Fall Convocation on Aug. 25 with the free, public talk by Elizabeth Royte, the author of Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, to events on and off campus, the university will celebrate the Year of Water.

July 12, 2010

SmartCART Online Purchasing Tool Up and Running

The university's new SmartCART online purchasing tool is up and running.

July 08, 2010

Case Western Reserve’s NYSP Receives $75,000 from Cavaliers Youth Fund

The good news keeps on coming for Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of the National Youth Sports Program. Organizers recently learned they were the recipients of a $75,000 grant from the Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.

July 06, 2010

Students Take on the Challenges of the 2010 Baja SAE Competition

A Case School of Engineering team built a car from the ground up. They had a dune buggy frame and a Briggs and Stratton engine. The rest was left to their imagination: to create a car that would compete against teams around the country for the Society of Automotive Engineering-sponsored Baja car race in Rochester, N.Y.

July 02, 2010

Case Western Reserve Announces New University Librarian

Case Western Reserve University has selected a new university librarian. Arnold Hirshon, who has more than 30 years of experience in the management of nonprofit organizations, academic libraries and information technology, will begin his new duties on August 16. He also will hold the title of associate provost.

July 01, 2010

Last Son Takes Silver Ace Award at Las Vegas Film Festival

Bradley Ricca, the creator of the Superman movie Last Son, took honors -- the Silver Ace Award -- recently at the Las Vegas Film Festival for his independent film about the creation of the superhero.