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December 22, 2010

Unshackled from Earthly Roles, Women Become "Space Oddities" in CWRU Professor's Book

Marie Lathers Fifty-four years after the first screen portrayal of a human woman in space—in the 1929 German movie Woman in the Moon—the first female American astronaut, Sally Ride, took a real-life trip into space. For the most part,...

December 21, 2010

Professor Mark Smith, Leading Alzheimer's Expert, Leaves a Legacy of Discovery and Service

Mark A. Smith Professor Mark A. Smith, a renowned Alzheimer’s disease researcher and revered mentor and colleague, died early Sunday morning after being struck by a car in Bainbridge Township. “Mark Smith’s passion for scientific discovery was matched by...

December 20, 2010

CWRU Students Travel to Laos Over Winter Break for Mission Trip

Eight Case Western Reserve Students will travel to Laos to help put up the walls and fix the roof of this school. It almost sounds like an episode of Amazing Race as Rev. Donna Hughes from United Protestant Campus...

December 16, 2010

John Hay Students Hit Campus for Medical Education

In addition to their work on the NISS, CWRU medical students tutor John Hay students at their school throughout the year. Fifteen students from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM) at John Hay Campus are on campus...

December 15, 2010

News Buzzes About Clune's English Courses

Michael Clune New to campus this semester, the English department’s Michael Clune created national buzz when The Daily Beast, a popular news blog, called his upper-level English seminar, Forms of Life, one of the year’s hottest college courses.  The...

December 14, 2010

CWRU Scholar to Appear at Baseball Heritage Museum Open House

In the 1940s, headlines in black community papers, such as Cleveland’s Call & Post, Chicago’s Defender and the Pittsburgh Courier, pushed for integration of Major League Baseball. But that campaign—and the ensuing success of integrating major league baseball—had the unforeseen...

December 13, 2010

UMC Web Designer Takes Nearly 1 Million Steps to Win Wellness Challenge

University Marketing & Communications team members (from left) Amy Raufman, Melissa Evans, Jacqueline Fitch and Gina Prodan won the November 10,000 Step Challenge. Photograph by Susan Griffith. What is it like to walk almost a million steps in a...

December 09, 2010

December 08, 2010

NIH Awards $6.4M to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Researchers

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty members are reaping the rewards of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the form of grants and contracts. The funding totals more than $6.4 million for four different...

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Announces New Professorship

Ruth Anderson Emerita professor and former administrator Ruth Anderson, PhD, has made a commitment to endow a faculty chair at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The Ruth Anderson Professorship—an unrestricted chair to be...

December 07, 2010

First Nock Scholarship Advances LGBT Mission

Christopher Jennewein The university has named Christopher Jennewein, a senior Computer Science major, the first recipient of the Douglas W. Nock Endowment Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate or admitted high school graduates for advancing the mission of the...

December 06, 2010

Taking a Break at Thwing Study Over

Helen Han, second-year chemistry and anthropology major, shared a bowl  of gelato from La Gelateria, with Sean Hobson, a senior.  The two were taking a study break Sunday night at the Thwing Study Over. Studying for nearly seven hours...

December 03, 2010

Stimulus Money to Establish Campus Behavior Science Resource Lab

Shirley Moore “Where can I find a behavioral specialist when I need one?” It’s a plea heard across campus by researchers who are increasingly required to understand how behavior relates to health issues. Within the next year, a new...

December 02, 2010

Doctors Give Different Levels of Pain Meds for Different People, CWRU Study Finds

If you should find yourself running from the police, watch your step. If you fall and break an ankle, chances are you’ll receive less pain medication when they take you to the ER for treatment. Susan Hinze That’s one of...

December 01, 2010