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May 27, 2011

Smarter Treatment for Killer Infections

Sepsis is a major killer in hospital intensive care units. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found that manipulating a genetic factor that can launch or throttle the body’s defenses can improve survival rates during bacterial...

May 26, 2011

CWRU Women Honored at Northeast Ohio Awards Ceremony

Pamela B. Davis YWCA Greater Cleveland honored three women from Case Western Reserve University and two with secondary appointments at the university at its 35th Annual Women of Achievement Awards luncheon on May 16. School of Medicine Dean Pamela...

May 25, 2011

University Conducts Benefits Survey; Participants Can Win an iPod Touch

As part of efforts to control costs and also enhance employee wellness, the Office of Human Resources today is launching a campuswide survey to learn more about community members’ attitudes toward existing health care coverage and quality. The survey also...

May 24, 2011

Longtime Law Professor Passes

Laura Chisolm School of Law Professor Laura Brown Chisolm died May 21 after a brave fight against metastatic breast cancer. A gathering to honor her life will be held May 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden...

University Sets Plan to Become Carbon-Neutral

Earlier this month, Case Western Reserve University submitted its Climate Action Plan as part of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a national initiative of higher education leaders working together to impact climate change. President Barbara R. Snyder...

May 23, 2011

CWRU Mourns Loss of Jack Mandel

Jack N. Mandel (center) stands with brothers Joseph (left) and Morton at the dedication of the Mandel Center building. Jack N. Mandel, a renowned businessman, revered philanthropist and respected community leader, died May 12 at the age of 99....

May 20, 2011

University Expands NetWellness Relationship to Engage Alumni

When it launched in 1995, NetWellness was one of the first consumer-health websites in existence. Now, it reaches more than 12 million visitors per year throughout North America. A partnership among Case Western Reserve, University of Cincinnati and The Ohio...

May 19, 2011

CWRU Book Sale Volunteer has Seen Six Decades of Sale

Jane Leitch (pictured here at right, alongside volunteer Marjorie Johnson) has assisted with the book sale for more than 60 years. Jane Leitch is the grand dame of literary volunteers, and this year, the 86-year-old will carry on her...

Tinkham Veale II Receives Case Western Reserve's President's Award for Visionary Achievement

At commencement, students thank Veale for his generosity and commitment to the university. Tinkham Veale II’s support of his alma mater began just after his graduation from the Case Institute of Technology as a mechanical engineering major in 1937...

May 18, 2011

The Daily to Launch News Website

In an attempt to better serve the university community, The Daily will take on an additional form: an ever-evolving, constantly updated news website. The site will debut May 31. The new site will feature all of the content that previously...

May 17, 2011

University Named Top Biomedical Research Center

Case Western Reserve University earned an at-large bid in The Hartwell Foundation’s Top Ten Centers of Biomedical Research. Ten institutions, including Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University, earned spots on the list, while Case Western Reserve and Yale University...

May 16, 2011

Scott Cowen Shares Lessons for Success with 2011 Graduates

Scott Cowen A commitment to Case Western Reserve University, love for the city of Cleveland and preparation in the face of adversity were among the topics discussed as Scott Cowen delivered the commencement address to approximately 2,000 Case Western...

May 13, 2011

Religious Studies Professor Curates CMA Exhibit

Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art: Kali, 1800s. India, Calcutta. Black ink, color and silver paint on paper; 49.9 x 28 cm (painting). Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.110.a A...

May 12, 2011

First-year Student Wins Nock Scholarship

Zachary Galliger Case Western Reserve University named Zachary Galliger, a first-year biomedical engineering student, as the second recipient of the Douglas W. Nock Endowment Scholarship. The award provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students or admitted high...

Senior Spends Winter Searching for Fossils

Allison Zimmerman (front right) and members of the paleontology field crew perform a survey at a hominid fossil discovery location When graduating senior Allison Zimmerman kicked off her final spring semester at Case Western Reserve University, she got off...

May 11, 2011

Faculty and Staff Campaign Launches This Week

In an effort to raise funds for the university, Case Western Reserve University officially launches its FY 2010-11 faculty and staff campaign. Facilitated through the university’s Annual Fund and led by Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III and Senior Vice President...

Damaged Hearts Pump Better When Fueled With Fats

By Salam Kabbani for the SAGES Seminar, Reading and Writing Science Margaret Chandler Contrary to what we’ve been told, eliminating or severely limiting fats from the diet may not be beneficial to cardiac function in patients suffering from heart failure,...

May 10, 2011

School of Medicine Signs Research Agreement with Shanghai Zhabei District Health Bureau

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has signed an unprecedented 10-year research agreement with the Shanghai Zhabei District Health Bureau to study how an increasingly westernized diet and a less active lifestyle are affecting the health of China’s residents....

May 09, 2011

ThinkFast Competition Crowns its First Winner

After 15 weeks, the inaugural ThinkFast competition has its winner, an engaged alumnus who keeps up to date with his alma mater—and likes to compete with the Case Western Reserve University community. Joe Discenza (CIT ’88) beat out 530 individuals...

What if CWRU Senior is Right? Would the 1994 Cleveland Indians Have Changed History?

Zach Hass What if the 1994 San Francisco Giants’ Matt Williams had gotten the chance to match—or shatter—Yankee legend Roger Maris’ single-season home run record?  What if San Diego Padres’ Tony Gwynn had broken .400? What if the Tribe...

May 06, 2011

Two CWRU Students Earn National Scholarships

Two undergraduates who are integral researchers in labs on campus have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Chad Schaber Rising seniors Ilya Kolb, who is earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering, and Chad Schaber, majoring in biology...

Bader, Lake Named Jackson Award Winners

This year’s winners of the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring are from very different areas of expertise, but both have one undeniable trait in common: an exceptional ability to mentor undergraduate students. J. Bruce Jackson...

May 05, 2011

New Graduate Certificate Blends Law, Science and Management

Craig Nard This fall, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management will launch Fusion, a graduate-level certificate program. Fusion blends legal, scientific and management disciplines to guide graduate students from different academic backgrounds through...

May 04, 2011

University Names Wittke Award Winners

For more than 45 years, Case Western Reserve University has honored faculty members for exemplary teaching skills with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. The award, named for Carl Frederick Wittke, professor of history, chair of the...

May 02, 2011

MBA Students Gain Learning Experience Helping Cleveland Corporate Challenge

A group of Weatherhead School of Management students have collaborated with Hermes Sports & Events, a northeast Ohio sports event management company, and a student from Cleveland Institute of Art to create the T-shirt designed for participants in Hermes’ 2011...

Three Named Diekhoff Award Winners for Graduate Teaching, Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising and classroom teaching. It was established in 1978 in honor of John S. Diekhoff, who served as a professor, department chair and vice provost, among other...