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November 30, 2010

The Art and Science of Shadows for SAGES Students

Students see interplay of light and shadows. The art and science of shadows is on the fall syllabus for Modern Languages and Literatures associate professor Linda Ehrlich’s SAGES seminar, Shadowplay/East and West. Students visit the Cleveland Museum of Art,...

November 29, 2010

KSL Announces New Initiatives to Boost Library’s Research, Learning, Social Environment

Kelvin Smith Library If you thought the university library was a sleepy, traditional place, think again. The staff at the Kelvin Smith Library has been busy this semester developing a number of initiatives and pilot programs designed to improve...

November 24, 2010

Tech Transfer Office’s International Resident Affiliate Is Thankful for Learning Experience

Andrea Polizzi For Andrea Polizzi, Case Western Reserve University has provided great learning experiences, professionally and culturally. Polizzi is the Technology Transfer Office’s seventh international resident affiliate, and he is busy learning as much as he can about how...

November 23, 2010

CWRU joins PBS-NPR Forum Network, shares campus activities to the world

Andrew Lucker The who’s who on the university lecture circuit is just a few computer clicks away. Case Western Reserve University is among the leading universities, arts organizations and civic groups posting talks and events from their campuses for...

November 22, 2010

Wind Turbine Goes Up on Campus

The university’s wind turbine was erected last week near the Veale Athletic Center. The structure, a 100-kilowatt unit that is 156 feet tall at the top of its upright blade, will provide a portion of the Veale center’s power...

November 19, 2010

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Speaks at Weatherhead, Talks Tough Decisions

Sandra Pianalto Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto doesn’t mince words about the fact that this month the nation's economy required some aggressive remedies. “Today, the economy is growing and has officially emerged from the recession, but...

November 18, 2010

New Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Named

Christopher Vlahos Case Western Reserve University announced this week the appointment of Christopher J. Vlahos to the position of associate vice president for Alumni Relations. Vlahos fills the role being vacated by Dan Clancy, who is retiring after nearly...

November 17, 2010

Private Sector Has Key Role in Carbon Accounting, CWRU Professor Says

Jessica Green When it comes to controlling carbon emissions, a Case Western Reserve University political scientist challenges conventional views that countries are the only ruler makers in international politics of climate change. Jessica Green from Case Western Reserve University’s...

November 16, 2010

November 15, 2010

CWRU Receives $12.5 Million Grant
to Fight Obesity in Cleveland’s Urban Youth

Cleveland students participate in We Run This City youth marathon. Cleveland’s childhood overweight and obesity rate is about 40 percent and shows no sign of leveling off. A team of local researchers has set out to tackle the problem...

November 12, 2010

‘Riders on the Storm’ Author to Read, Discuss Novel Set at CWRU

Susan Streeter Carpenter The turbulent ’60s evoke memories of unrest, war protests, flower power and more. Susan Streeter Carpenter, the author of the historically based book, Riders on the Storm, was among those individuals touched by the events that...

November 11, 2010

November 10, 2010

Hyper-texting and Hyper-Networking Pose New Health Risks for Teens

Frequent texting among teenagers has been linked to high-risk behavior, a new Case Western Reserve study finds. Texting while driving can be a deadly combination for anyone. Yet new data released this week reveal that the dangers of excessive...

November 09, 2010

New Professor in Ethics Takes Beamer-Schneider Chair

Phillip A. Ranney (left), Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (center) and William B. La Place. This academic year, Case Western Reserve University has welcomed Jeremy Bendik-Keymer to the College of Arts and Sciences as the newly appointed Elmer G. Beamer - Hubert...

November 08, 2010

November 05, 2010

University’s Sustainability Efforts Make the Grade

The Big Belly compactors are a visible part ofCase Western Reserve's sustainability effort. From local produce in its dining halls to solar trash compactors across campus, Case Western Reserve University is working hard toward a sustainable and–eventually–climate-neutral campus.  Last...

November 04, 2010

CWRU Social Justice Institute Launches Think Tank Event

Case Western Reserve University’s new Social Justice Institute is about “understanding and addressing the root causes of social injustice and developing innovative solutions,” according to Rhonda Y. Williams, the Institute’s founding director and also associate professor of history at the...

November 03, 2010

University Marketing and Communications Steps up to Wellness Challenge

University Marketing and Communications has joined the challenge. The divisions of Admin­istration and Finance are beating a path to better fitness this month as they launch a 10,000 Step Challenge, but the friendly contest has an interloper. University Marketing...

November 02, 2010

New software eases analysis of insect in motion

Cockroaches serve as models for rescue robots. Cockroaches can skitter through a crowded under-the-sink cabinet, eluding capture or worse, making the insects a model for rescue robots that would creep through the debris of disaster in search of survivors....

November 01, 2010