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January 31, 2011

Tennis Teams Kick Off Spring Season

The spring season is beginning for the Case Western Reserve University tennis program, and the youthful Spartan teams each enter with their own expectations. The Spartan men returned to the courts Friday, Jan. 28, in a 9-0 loss against the...

January 28, 2011

First-Year Student Applications Up for Class of 2015

The upcoming first-year class at Case Western Reserve University is already making an impression: Application rates rose 45 percent from last year, from 9,247 to 13,363, including a 75 percent surge in applications from underrepresented minority students. Rick Bischoff, vice...

January 26, 2011

School of Law Professors Win Case in U.S. Supreme Court

David Mills Local attorney and Case Western Reserve University School of Law Adjunct Professor David Mills argued and won his first case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the justices unanimously reversed a federal appeals court...

January 25, 2011

Department of Psychiatry Receives $7.8 Million to Study Manic Symptoms in Children

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $7.8 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the long-term study of manic symptoms in children. The grant from the NIMH, one of the National Institutes...

January 24, 2011

First-year Student Aims to Create 52 Facebook Apps in 52 Weeks

Joshua Schwarz New Year’s resolutions can be daunting—really, you have to really stick to that for 365 days? But first-year computer science student Joshua Schwarz, originally from Medina, kicked off the year with an even more ambitious resolution than...

January 21, 2011

CWRU Forms Partnership with Chinese Company on Green Initiatives

In a statement released in conjunction with the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to the United States, the U.S. Department of State announced that Case Western Reserve University will collaborate with the China National Offshore Oil Corp. – New...

January 20, 2011

Spartan Track & Field Teams Ready for 2011 Season

Jeremy Gdaniec Entering the 2011 season, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams are poised to take another step forward in the University Athletic Association after the women’s squad finished fourth overall at the...

January 19, 2011

Spotlight: Tutoring Programs Connect Students to Cleveland Community

William Griffith When Pittsburgh native William Griffith arrived for his first year at Case Western Reserve University, one of the first things he did was ride the bus around—exploring the University Circle neighborhoods and Cleveland suburbs that were part...

January 18, 2011

Speaker to Address Tipping Point of Peak Water Resources

Peter Gleick Turn the tap on and get a glass of water. The future of that simple action is in danger. Freshwater resources are declining, according to Peter Gleick, co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute and one of...

January 14, 2011

CWRU Medical Student Calls for Change to FDA Labeling of Trans Fat

Eric Brandt What really are the nutrition facts on those chips you’re eating? That’s what Eric Brandt, student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, set out to uncover with his research on trans fat. Aware that there...

January 13, 2011

Predicting IT Trends on Campus

Lev Gonick For the past few years, Insider Higher Ed has engaged Lev Gonick, chief information officer and vice president of Information Technology Services at Case Western Reserve University, to provide his top 10 technology predictions for the coming...

January 12, 2011

How Big is Your Footprint?

Whenever climate change is discussed, “carbon footprint” is nearly always mentioned in the same breath. But how many people actually know what their carbon footprints are? As part of its sustainability efforts, Case Western Reserve University presents the Accenture...

January 11, 2011

Death Conquers in New Book by CWRU Art Historian

Elina Gertsman The macabre encounter of skeletons mocking the living has haunted Case Western Reserve University art historian Elina Gertsman’s imagination since childhood walks with her grandfather through the St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Estonia (now the Art Museum...

January 10, 2011

Faculty Member Gains National Attention for Study on Anger at God

Julie Exline The notion of being angry with God goes back to ancient days. Such personal struggles are not new, but Case Western Reserve University faculty member Julie Exline began looking at “anger at God” in a new way....

January 07, 2011

Nell Irvin Painter to Headline Week of MLK Events at CWRU

Nell Irvin Painter. Photo credit: Robbin Holland. Nell Irvin Painter, the award-winning author of The History of White People, will deliver the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University’s weeklong 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “The Weight of...

January 06, 2011

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Nell Irvin Painter

35 CWRU Students Spend Winter Break Abroad

Deborah Jacobson [top right] traveled with students last year to Bangladesh and met with women micro- credit borrowers. She is again in Bangladesh with students. Photo credit: Dorota Porawska. While many students are relaxing at home over winter break,...

January 05, 2011

School of Medicine Receives $10 Million to Study Retinal Disease

Jonathan H. Lass The Departments of Pharmacology and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $10.1 million grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to research and develop new treatments...

January 04, 2011

Suzanne Rivera Joins University's Research Management Team

Suzanne M. Rivera Today, Suzanne M. Rivera joined Case Western Reserve University as its new associate vice president for research. Rivera comes from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as vice president for research administration...