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March 31, 2011

121 Fitness, Human Resources Encourage Better Health with Sponsored Programs

By now, you’ve heard about—and hopefully signed up for—the CWRU Spring Activity & Walking Challenge, which starts April 6. But 121 Fitness and the Department of Human Resources are doing more than simply challenging you to get fit—they’re giving you...

March 30, 2011

Relay for Life Fundraising, Preparation in Full Swing

It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of people can be found walking at all hours of the day—and not just because the weather is finally warming up. Relay for Life will take place April 15-16 at Coach Bill...

March 29, 2011

Radiation from Japan Found Locally

In a finding that’s making national headlines, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of the A.W. Smith Building. Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology, said the...

Senior Gift Campaign to Benefit KSL Café

The 2011 Senior Class Gift Campaign officially kicks off its fundraising effort during Grad Fair, which starts today in the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore. The campaign was created to show seniors the impact private gifts have on the university...

March 28, 2011

Theater Production Showcases Work of 25 Undergraduates

Case Western Reserve University’s Eldred Theater continues its 2010-11 drama series with Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1938 play by Thornton Wilder. The undergraduate-driven show will run April 8-17. Our Town tells the story of the inhabitants of Grover’s Corners....

March 25, 2011

New Employee Wellness Challenge Kicks Off

With warm weather just around the corner in Cleveland—and it will be here soon enough—it's time to get moving. The Office of Human Resources and 121 Fitness are joining forces to present a new employee wellness challenge. Based off last...

March 24, 2011

CWRU to Go Blue for Autism Awareness

Case Western Reserve University’s Peter B. Lewis Building will bear a resemblance to iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building on April 1 when its exterior becomes awash in blue lighting in recognition of...

March 21, 2011

Senior Awarded One of 14 Churchill Scholarships

Stephen Fleming, on an Engineers without Borders trip to Cameroon. Senior Stephen J. Fleming has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, enabling him to spend a year engaged in research at Churchill College, Cambridge University. The Winston Churchill Foundation of...

March 18, 2011

Recent Phishing Scams Hit CWRU Email—How to Protect Yourself

Phishing is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. There has been a recent series of Phishing emails to Case...

March 17, 2011

Fulbright Scholar from Ethiopia Studies Geology at CWRU

Beverly Saylor and Mulugeta Alene Araya study their findings in Ethiopia in 2008. Photo by Liz Russel. When looking to study the geology of Ethiopia, it might seem a bit backward to leave the country to come to Cleveland....

March 16, 2011

Spotlight: Mandel School Program Captures Memories for Community

Teresa M. Green Everybody has a story, and thanks to Living Through Legacies, which creates memory books for local senior citizens, 90-year-old Bessie McClain and her family, including daughter Teresa M. Green, have a permanent record of hers. Developed...

March 15, 2011

CWRU Recognizes Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

The Office of the Provost joins the School of Graduate Studies, the Graduate/Professional Student Experience Committee (GPSEC), the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and the Graduate/Professional Council (GPC) in recognizing graduate and professional students’ intellectual, teaching and cultural contributions to the...

March 14, 2011

“Puzzled!” CWRU’s SAGES Students Piece Together Solutions

Students in Bernard Jim's SAGES class work on jigsaw puzzles to help stretch the mind. Puzzled about that homework assignment? So are 17 students in Bernard Jim’s “Puzzled” seminar at Case Western Reserve University as they face some tough...

March 11, 2011

University Architect Margaret Carney Leaving CWRU for Temple

Margaret Carney University Architect and Planner Margaret M. Carney announced today that she has accepted a new position at Temple University in Philadelphia. She leaves Case Western Reserve University at the end of this month. “Case Western Reserve is...

March 10, 2011

Framing Innocence Author to Speak at CWRU March 31

Lynn Powell Oberlin author Lynn Powell turned to nonfiction for her latest work, Framing Innocence. The book tells the story of Oberlin resident Cynthia Stewart, who fought for her innocence after being accused of taking obscene photographs of her...

March 09, 2011

CWRU Professor’s Work Explains Why Drugs Increase Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

New research from a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor shows that medications that have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks might not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the...

March 08, 2011

Power of Diversity Lecture Series Spotlights Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux

Julianne Malveaux Julianne Malveaux is an author, labor economist, commentator and president of Bennett College for Women in North Carolina. On March 23 at 4:30 p.m., she will be the featured speaker for Case Western Reserve University’s Power of...

March 07, 2011

Students, Recent Alumni Increase CWRU Participation in Peace Corps

More and more students at Case Western Reserve University want to give “Peace” a chance—the Peace Corps, that is. For the first time ever, the university made Peace Corps’ list of top 25 small colleges and universities with volunteers. Case...

March 04, 2011

CWRU Researchers Find Improvements to Chemotherapy Drugs

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients. Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside tumors within minutes of injection and...

March 03, 2011

Student-Athlete Hits the Books While Racking Up Honors

Erin Hollinger It’s been a hectic week for junior Erin Hollinger. On Tuesday, she was one of 11 Division III female basketball players in the country to be named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy, which honors basketball ability,...

March 02, 2011

Law Clinic Students Win $1.12 Million Verdict for Client

Case Western Reserve University School of Law students in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic recently obtained a jury verdict of $1.12 million in favor of their clients, a family victimized by a fraudulent home-repair and financing scheme. The students...

Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

The Board of Trustees announced two new members of the board during its February meeting. The new trustees, Julie Gerberding and Vincent Gaudiani, are alumni of Case Western Reserve University and are prominent figures in the healthcare industry. Julie Gerberding...

March 01, 2011

Adelbert Road Reopened for Vehicular Traffic

Effective Monday afternoon, Adelbert Road reopened to vehicular traffic in both directions. The walks on each side of the street will remain closed through about mid-March. The roadway closure is part of a major infrastructure project for the area. As...

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Commits $7 Million to Support University Center Project

The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation has made a $7 million commitment to Case Western Reserve University to support the university center project on campus. Board members of the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation (from left) Charles Bolton, J.T. Mullen,...