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September 30, 2010

Case Western Reserve jumps 18 spots, to 26th, in federal research funding

A National Science Foundation report released this week reveals that Case Western Reserve University’s share of federal funding for research and development has grown dramatically over the past five years. The university ranked 26th in the nation in 2009 –18...

$2.3 million New Innovator Award Goes to CWRU Biomedical Engineering Professor

Erin Lavik An associate professor of biomedical engineering has received a $2.3 million New Innovator Award to further develop and broaden the uses of synthetic platelets and the technology that makes them work. Erin Lavik uses nanotechnology to build...

September 29, 2010

NRC unveils assessment of doctoral programs, including 31 from Case Western Reserve

On Tuesday, the National Research Council released its data-based assessment of U.S. doctoral programs. The results of the assessment, based on surveys from 2006 and 2007, have been long awaited and are derived from an in-depth and complex methodology. In...

September 28, 2010

E-SMART Technologies May Help Young Adults Manage Mental Illness

Melissa Pinto-Foltz While many young adults will share the details of their daily lives with dozens–sometimes hundreds–of friends on Facebook, communicating with their health care providers about mental illness is another story. “Roughly one in every five young adults...

September 27, 2010

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist becomes Wormser Journalism Professor

Jim Sheeler In newsrooms, obituary writing often falls to the cub reporter or the veteran approaching retirement. At the Colorado weekly newspaper Boulder Planet, the assignment landed on the desk of relative newbie Jim Sheeler. “This assignment came with...

September 24, 2010

CWRU Nursing School Launches Dual Doctorate Program

Eric Baum Eric Baum couldn’t find a job as an English teacher after graduating in 2004 with his bachelor’s degree and needed one with benefits. His father, a geriatrician from Concord, told him the local nursing home in Mentor...

September 23, 2010

Faculty and Alums to Take Part in Ingenuity Fest

The "waterfall swing" will be at Ingenuityfest this weekend. Ingenuity Fest 2010 takes place this weekend, and Case Western Reserve University is lending a “think beyond the possible” perspective to the celebration of arts and technology. Faculty and alumni...

September 22, 2010

Fly fishing casts spell on literature buffs

Students practice fly fishing at the Museum of Art lagoon. Man met nature last week as fly-fishing lines and rods whipped through the air at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s lagoon and bluegills nipped at the lines. For 15...

September 20, 2010

IDEAL Wraps Up Year One at Plenary Conference

Eric Fingerhut Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric D. Fingerhut, addressing representatives from six Northern Ohio universities at Friday’s IDEAL Plenary Conference at the Mandel Center, said the future of an educated work force depends in large...

September 17, 2010

Baker-Nord searches for Points of View on ‘Globalism and Its Origins’ in Yearlong Discussion

Arjun Appadurai. How has globalism changed from the time when camel caravans moved goods and cultures from one continent to another? That’s the question Case Western Reserve University Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hopes to answer during its yearlong...

September 16, 2010

Where and When to Volunteer during Case for Community Day

Friday is Case for Community Day. The eighth annual Case for Community Day is ready to take off and help our Cleveland neighbors. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will assist campus neighbors and organizations in a communitywide...

September 15, 2010

Charity Choice Campaign Launches on Case for Community Day Friday

Some families go to bed hungry.  Others spend the night in shelters or on the streets. Thousands of Cleveland area residents find they face hardships in seeking resources to have a normal life with adequate food, shelter and medical...

September 14, 2010

Project Focused on Faculty Diversity in STEM Fields Enters Second Year

Six regional universities work together on the IDEAL project. Three professors in the College of Arts and Sciences spent a year working on a plan aimed at improving the climate for faculty diversity in the science, technology, engineering and...

September 10, 2010

Pioneering engineer, professor Anne Hiltner dies

Anne Hiltner. Anne Hiltner, Case Western Reserve’s first female professor of engineering and an internationally recognized scientist and engineer, died Monday after a courageous battle with illness. She was 69. “Our campus has lost a remarkable academic leader,” President...

September 08, 2010

Wind Turbine Scheduled to Power Up This Fall

Case Western Reserve is a leader in wind power. Case Western Reserve University continues to make progress toward a multimillion-dollar wind energy research center. The first wind turbine, scheduled to be operational sometime during fall semester, will be near...

September 07, 2010

Staff Members Dig into Gardening Project, Helping Residents Pick Healthy Food Options

Vel's Purple Oasis Garden yields more than crops. Staff members in the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRC) program do more than just work together. They take turns tending to a community garden and get together regularly over...

September 03, 2010

Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient Delivers Keynote Address, Discusses Importance of Access to Medical Care

Stan Brock with his Inamori Ethics Prize medal. On Wednesday, before a crowd of university and community members, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence awarded its annual prize to Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical...

Congresswoman Betty Sutton Tours Campus, Meets with Engineering, Medicine Faculty

U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton came to campus late last month to meet with Case Western Reserve University faculty and learn about cutting-edge research taking place in the university’s labs and centers, as well as economic development and job creation...

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September 01, 2010

Case Western Reserve University and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Establish a Framework to Collaborate

CWRU has a partnership with an Indian institute. Case Western Reserve University and The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have reached a memorandum of understanding designed to build on the academic and research strengths of both institutions. The agreement...

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