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February 28, 2011

Temperature, Lighting Standards to Make CWRU Buildings More Eco-Friendly

In yet another step toward the university becoming climate neutral, Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Facilities Services will instate new temperature and lighting standards. The new standards are part of the Climate Action Plan and show the university’s commitment...

Arts and Sciences Faculty Receive NEH Grants

Theodore Steinberg Two Case Western Reserve University scholars will work on book projects in 2011 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Georgia Cowart, professor of music, will work on Watteau’s Utopias of Music and Theater: Visions...

February 24, 2011

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New Engineering Professorship Propels Great Lakes Energy Institute, Institute for Advanced Materials, and Supports Hiring Initiative

Norman C. Tien, dean and Nord Professor of Engineering for the Case School of Engineering, and Thomas W. Seitz sign an agreement for an endowed chair. Case Western Reserve University alumnus Thomas W. Seitz and his wife, Nancy, have...

RecycleMania Numbers Down So Far—How to Get Involved

This year, Case Western Reserve University is participating in the third annual RecycleMania, a 10-week contest among 630 U.S. colleges and universities to see which campus can save the most waste. During RecycleMania, schools report recycling and trash data, which...

February 23, 2011

Mark Coticchia Resigns from Technology Transfer Office

Mark E. Coticchia Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that Mark E. Coticchia, Vice President for Economic Development, Industrial Research and Technology Management, has resigned, effective April 1. “Over the past decade, Mark built our...

February 22, 2011

Longtime Faculty Member Offers Dance Scholarship to CWRU Students

Kathryn Karipides Students in the Case Western Reserve University Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Dance Program now have the exclusive opportunity for a summer scholarship, thanks to the Cleveland Arts Prize: Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance. This scholarship,...

Veteran Journalist to Discuss Current and Future China-U.S. Relations

Orville Schell How does the United States’ role change as China rises to one of the world’s foremost powers? Author and journalist Orville Schell will discuss how China’s economic rise is influencing U.S. and China relations and the global balance...

February 21, 2011

Climate Action Plan Nears Completion; Eco-Friendly Projects in the Works

After nearly six months of work from more than 100 faculty, staff and students, the university’s Climate Action Plan is in the final stages of development and is on schedule to be submitted to the American College & University Presidents’...

February 18, 2011

East Cleveland Service-Learning Experience Offers Educational, Community Lessons

The higher education concept of learning through service has resulted in direct benefit to East Cleveland, a high-poverty urban suburb struggling with problems common to aging inner-ring suburbs long abandoned by the middle class escaping the city. Working with community...

New CWRU Lecture Series Explores India and its People

A new lecture series at Case Western Reserve University—“India: the Migration of Religion, People and Ideas”—offers an opportunity for the public to understand the growing importance of the social, cultural and political forces of South Asian cultures in shaping the...

February 17, 2011

Faculty, Staff Become Champions of Diversity

Train the Champion members Gayle Musiek (left) and Deidra Davis take part in an activity regarding privilege during last week's meeting. Photography by Susan Griffith. Diversity encompasses a variety of areas, from race and ethnicity to gender and age....

February 16, 2011

School of Law Team Wins Moot Court Competition

The team members, (from left) Tyler Talbert, Elizabeth Sparks, Cameron McLeod and Jory Hoffman, will travel to Washington, D.C., in the spring to compete in the International Rounds. Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Jessup Team won the...

February 14, 2011

CWRU Student, Alum Create Festival Celebrating the Season

Attendees gather by the bonfire at last year's festival. Photography by Lindsay Bruner. After a week of temperatures hovering in the single digits, it might seem odd to celebrate winter—but that’s precisely what members of the Case Western Reserve...

Spotlight: Free Clinic Provides Valuable Services to Cleveland Community

Samir Ridha Samir Ridha, dental director at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, is well aware of the monetary value of the 11,000 free dental services he and his team provide every year. But for people suffering and...

February 11, 2011

$3M AIDS Grant Awarded to CWRU School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic

A three-year, $3 million gift from the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation will fund research by a pair of Cleveland physicians into HIV and the body’s response in autoimmune diseases. Michael Lederman The award will support the joint efforts of immunologists...

Adelbert Road To Be Closed for Water Project

Effective Monday, Feb. 14, Adelbert Road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic just south of Euclid Avenue as part of a major infrastructure project for the area. In addition, the Binary Walkway will reopen to pedestrians on that...

February 10, 2011

Remembering Jean Donovan and Promoting Social Justice at CWRU, Feb. 25 and 26

Jean Donovan The Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University will examine issues of human rights, liberation theology and historical memory by revisiting the Dec. 2, 1980, murders of university alumna Jean Donovan and three other churchwomen killed...

February 09, 2011

ITS Completes Internet Capital Improvement Project

Users of the Case Western Reserve University campus network will find faster speeds, greater bandwidth capacity, and a stronger, more secure firewall thanks to an Internet improvement project recently completed by Information Technology Services. Started during the fall of 2010...

February 08, 2011

Unconventional Internship Helps Student Grow Local Arts Scene

Junior Rachel Hunt shows guests artwork at a Ctownartparty event last year. When junior art history/English major Rachel Hunt started her internship search, she went the traditional route, checking out the art museums in the area and waiting to...

February 07, 2011

Environmental Ethicist to Speak on Climate Policy at Baker-Nord Event

Stephen Gardiner. Photo courtesy of University of Washington. What does great literature have to teach us about today’s global problems such as climate change? During a tour for his new book, A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of...

February 04, 2011

Ancient Greek Hairdos Receives Some Modern Attention in Event at CWRU

An example of the hairstyles in the caryatids. Photography courtesy of Caryatid Hairstyling Project at Fairfield University. Beauty secrets from 400 BC Athens are revealed in a video produced by Fairfield University’s Katherine Schwab. While the camera rolls, a...

February 03, 2011

Weatherhead School of Management Teams Place 1st and 2nd at ACG Competition

Participants at ACG included (front row, from left): Hui Wang, Bernardo Orellana Heredia, Anand Gomes, Andrew Gibbons, Jay Vaidya (back row, from left) Yuting Yan, Mayur Jethva, Nick Perini (alumni and member of last year's winning team), Professor Scott...

February 02, 2011

CWRU Receives Funding for Post-doc Training in Papua New Guinea

New funding from the National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Nursing Research will support three post-doctoral trainees in anthropology, epidemiology and nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Over the next year, the trainees will...

February 01, 2011

CWRU Students Help Kids Prepare for Cleveland Marathon

Students from Case Western Reserve University used high- tech scales to measure children. Approximately 650 Cleveland Metropolitan School District students are shaping up to run in the Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon as part of the We Run This City Marathon...