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April 29, 2011

Perkins+Will Selected for New University Center

Devotion to modernism and creation of structures that enhance the environment are among the notable traits of Perkins+Will, the architecture and design firm selected for the Tinkham Veale University Center. “After a rigorous search, we’re pleased to announce that Perkins+Will...

Williamson Family Gives $23.5 Million to Case Western Reserve University

James and Angela (FSM '33) Williamson Case Western Reserve University has announced $23.5 million in gifts from the Williamson family of Cleveland. The funds will support student scholarships, professorships and programs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the...

April 28, 2011

School of Medicine Names New Program Executive Director

School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis named Amy R. Sheon executive director of the Urban Health Initiative. Sheon, who is currently senior policy analyst at Altarum Institute in Ann Arbor, Mich., will join Case Western Reserve University on June...

Assignment: Capturing History in Words, Sound and Pictures

Emily Hoffman documents the Wii action at Eliza Bryant Village. Photos by Susan Griffith. Ludel Dennis is one heck of a bowler. Not one bowler in their red Eliza Bryant Village Wii Bowlers shirts has yet to match her...

April 27, 2011

Junior Earns National Post-Graduate Scholarship

Sarah Lukowski Junior psychology major Sarah Lukowski now joins the ranks of some of the top students at Case Western Reserve University, becoming just the fourth student in the university’s history to be named a Beinecke Scholar and the...

April 26, 2011

Student Spartan Graduates from Mascot Duties

Aaron Byers performs his unofficial duty: posing with babies at CWRU events. After three years riling up the crowds on athletics teams, introducing students to campus at orientation and representing the blue and gray at events for practically every...

April 25, 2011

School of Medicine Names New VP for Medical Development and Vice Dean for External Affairs

Carol Moss Carol L. Moss has been appointed vice president for medical development and vice dean for external affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Moss, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of...

Glennan Fellows Present Engaging, Original Approaches to Learning

From tissue engineering to musicology, the topics of the Glennan Fellows program are varied, but all share a common thread: innovative ideas from promising faculty. The projects, which were awarded to five tenure-track faculty members in 2010, will be presented...

April 22, 2011

History of The Tibetan Book of the Dead to be Told During CWRU Talk

Donald Lopez Since its publication in 1927, The Tibetan Book of the Dead by W.Y. Evans-Wentz has inspired people from Carl Jung and Timothy Leary to healthcare workers in the hospice movement to adopt Buddhist ways.  But what separates...

April 20, 2011

Students Bring Stone Figures to Life in Parthenon Reenactment

God-like figures that grace Athens’ ancient Greek Parthenon will come to life Friday, April 22, at 1 p.m. as students in Jenifer Neils’ art history seminar reenact roles of 12 Olympian gods depicted on the east side of the Parthenon...

April 19, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Jim Sadowski

Jim Sadowski The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Today is The Daily’s final look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments to where they are today....

April 18, 2011

Kelvin Smith Library Names Winners of Redesign Competition

The winning team's proposed floor plan. Kelvin Smith Library announced the winners of the student competition to redesign the first floor of the library. The team composed of Case Western Reserve University students Jack Brady and Sam Roberts and...

April 15, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Erin Owen-Salters

Erin Owen-Salters The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments...

April 14, 2011

Like Blueberries and Fresh Fruit? Cast Your Vote for CWRU in Communities Take Root

This empty field can be turned into a blueberry patch with your vote, according to Horticulturalist Christopher Bond and University Farm Director Ana Locci. Photo by Susan Griffith. How many blueberries are on a bush? You can find out...

April 13, 2011

Tesla Orchestra’s New Project Lights Up Music Scene

Case Western Reserve University’s Tesla Orchestra is known for its innovative projects. Take, for example, its entire existence: It’s a musical group that uses tesla coils to convert music into lightning—the only university-based traveling group of its kind. Now, the...

Spartan Hall of Fame: Jim Donnelly

Jim Donnelly The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments...

April 12, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Lindsey Deyer Sech

Lindsey Deyer Sech The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU...

Junior Wrestler Nabs Scholar All-American Award

Cale Harter Balancing schoolwork, a social life and extra-curricular activities can be daunting for any college student — especially for a student-athlete with high hopes for the season. For junior wrestler Cale Harter, those sights were set on becoming...

April 11, 2011

Spartan Hall of Fame: Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen The Spartan Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its Hall of Fame Banquet and Fundraiser April 30. Over the next few days, The Daily will provide a look at the inductees—from their CWRU accomplishments...

Anthropology Professor Awarded Coveted Guggenheim Fellowship

Cynthia M. Beall Late last week, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 fellowships to some of the top minds in the United States and Canada—including Case Western Reserve University’s own Cynthia M. Beall, Distinguished University Professor and...

April 08, 2011

Employees, Students Honored for Commitment to Diversity

The Third Annual Inclusion & Diversity Achievement Award Luncheon is quickly approaching—April 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Thwing Ballroom—and the award winners have been selected. These individuals were chosen due to their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on and...

April 07, 2011

New York Times Philosophy Columnist Critchley to speak at CWRU April 12

Simon Critchley. Photo courtesy of The New School for Social Research. Simon Critchley, a prominent international philosopher and the editor of the New York Times' philosophy column, will speak Tuesday, April 12, at Case Western Reserve University to discuss...

Honoring Students’ Smarts with Undergraduate Research Week

Case Western Reserve University will highlight its students’ achievements during Undergraduate Research Week April 11-15. The university’s involvement is part of a national week designated by the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout the week, faculty members are encouraged to showcase...

April 06, 2011

Undergraduate Students Prepare for Mock Trial Nationals

In late March, the CWRU Mock Trial Organization made history by becoming the university's first undergraduate mock trial team to make it to nationals. The team's sixth-place finish at the opening round Ney National tournament in Greenville, S.C., garnered the...

Celebrate Ancient Roman Poet Vergil as Part of National Poetry Month

Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Classics will honor the ancient Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, widely known as Vergil, during Vergil Week, to be held April 17-22 to coincide with the American Academy of Poets’ National Poetry Month. Vergil’s...

April 05, 2011

Poet Jerome Rothenberg to Read at CWRU

Poet and editor Jerome Rothenberg, co-founder of the Deep Image poetry movement of the early 1960s, will read from his works and others during the program, “Toward a Global Poetry: A Reading and Discussion.” The free, public event, sponsored by the...

CWRU Students Take on Major Broadway Hit

Putting on one of the biggest Broadway shows of all time is a major undertaking for any theater troupe. Now, consider that the show in question, Rent, is being run completely by students from all majors who—in addition to running...

April 04, 2011

CWRU’s Baker-Nord Program Introduces Visiting Ugandan Playwright

George Seremba Few people live through being shot six times and having a grenade thrown at them. But George Seremba, Ugandan playwright and visiting professor in the Case Western Reserve University Department of English, endured and survived such a...

April 01, 2011

Legal Advocate for Freedom of Press, Human Rights to Receive Inamori Ethics Prize

Beatrice Mtetwa. Photo by Bruno Schlumberger. Zimbabwean human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa is a hero to victims of human rights abuses, civil society activists and foreign journalists covering unrest in her country. In recognition of her tremendous contributions, she...