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August 17, 2010

University Maintains Strong Undergraduate U.S. News Ranking; Engineering Improves, Climbing Five Spots

Case Western Reserve University maintained its position as one of the nation’s top 50 universities this year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. The magazine also reported that the Case School of Engineering climbed five notches to rank 40th this year.

August 13, 2010

Case for Community Day is Set for Friday, Sept. 17

The Case Western Reserve University campus has an opportunity to pay it forward when hundreds of volunteers give their time to make a difference during Case for Community Day on Friday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

August 05, 2010

Bradley W. Fralic Named University Controller

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she had appointed Bradley W. Fralic as Case Western Reserve’s permanent Controller. An experienced financial administrator and Certified Public Accountant, Fralic had served as interim Controller since October.

August 03, 2010

Fulbright Scholar Plans to Research How Ancient Indian Dance Could Help Children with Autism

Ramya Raman (CWR ‘10) plans to use her love and knowledge of Bharatha Natyam dance to connect with autistic children in India as a Fulbright Scholar.

August 02, 2010

Fundraising Grows for Third Straight Year

Case Western Reserve University’s alumni and friends continued their extraordinary support in 2009-2010, providing $115.5 million in philanthropy. The figure represents an increase of more than 6 percent over the previous year and the second-highest amount ever received. The results also marked the third consecutive year that the university exceeded $100 million in contributions and pledges.

July 21, 2010

Case Western Reserve Names Interim LGBT Center Coordinator, Advances on LGBT Campus Climate Index

Case Western Reserve University continues to show its commitment to an inclusive campus community with a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center slated to open soon — and an experienced new coordinator at the helm.

July 16, 2010

New Alumnus Earns Fulbright Teaching Grant to Egypt

Nicholas Hilgeman wants to teach English, speak fluent Arabic and learn more about the culture and political processes of the Middle East. Hilgeman, who earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science in May, plans to do all of this and more with his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. He is scheduled to spend at least nine months working at Zagazig University, located about 50 miles from Cairo, Egypt.

July 06, 2010

Students Take on the Challenges of the 2010 Baja SAE Competition

A Case School of Engineering team built a car from the ground up. They had a dune buggy frame and a Briggs and Stratton engine. The rest was left to their imagination: to create a car that would compete against teams around the country for the Society of Automotive Engineering-sponsored Baja car race in Rochester, N.Y.

June 28, 2010

Mandel Center Yankey Award Recognizes Two Community Volunteers

Two women who are passionate about helping young people, communities in need and arts organizations received the 2010 John A Yankey Student Community Service Award from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

June 15, 2010

Social Worker Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Jane Daroff, a social worker with University Counseling Services, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 09, 2010

Global Security Expert, Health Care Leader Are New Appointees to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees

Michael G. Cherkasky and Ronald I. Dozoretz, MD, have been appointed to the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees.

June 07, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4 Million Commitment to Name Planned New Multi-Functional Field House

Optical science pioneer and Case Western Reserve University Trustee James C. Wyant, PhD, has made a $4 million commitment to name a new field house on campus. The “Wyant Field House” will be a new addition to the North Campus Residential Village.

May 18, 2010

New Cornell Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry Will Be First Chair for Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University alumnus R. William Cornell, Jr., DDS has made a $1.5 million commitment to endow the first named professorship at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. The Dr. and Mrs. R. William Cornell, Jr. Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry will be the first endowed chair in the history of the school, which was established in 1892.

May 13, 2010

Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Receive Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Today

David Hanneke, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO, will be awarded the Michelson Postdoctoral Prize at Case Western Reserve University Thursday. He is the first Case Western Reserve alumnus to receive the award since it was created in 1997.

April 26, 2010

Department of Civil Engineering Unveils New Lab

The Department of Civil Engineering's new state-of-the-art structures lab, on the east side of the Bingham Building, can mimic the worst mother nature can throw at the built environment while enabling researchers to learn why everything from deep sea structures to soaring towers fail, and how to make them safer and sounder.

April 21, 2010

Hudson Relays Celebrates 100th Anniversary

One of the university's longest-standing traditions, Hudson Relays, is always a special event for the campus community. This year's event, taking place Saturday, April 24, will be even more significant because students, faculty, staff and alumni will witness the event's centennial milestone.

April 08, 2010

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association, University Community Celebrate Grand Opening of Mather Park

The day after the anniversary of Flora Stone Mather's 158th birthday, members of her namesake alumnae association of the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women gathered for a celebration. The alumnae, dedicated to the empowerment of women, witnessed the grand opening of a special gift they provided to current and future students: Mather Park, Case Western Reserve University’s softball field.

March 23, 2010

Robert J. Herbold, Retired Microsoft COO,
Lectures on Global Competitiveness

Robert J. (Bob) Herbold (GRS '66, '68), retired vice president and chief operating officer of Microsoft Corp. and now the managing director of The Herbold Group, LLC, will visit Case Western Reserve University on March 25 for a series of events, including his lecture on how the United States can become more competitive globally.

January 14, 2010

Campus Community Can Contribute to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

The Case Western Reserve University community is rallying together to support victims of the earthquake that nearly destroyed parts of Haiti this week.

December 11, 2009

Two Alumni Compete on Reality Program Showcasing Cleveland

Viewers have dozens of reality programs to choose from on television and on the Web. However, one of the newest reality shows shines the spotlight on the positive aspects of Cleveland. And two of the contestants championing all of the great things about Cleveland are Case Western Reserve University alumni.

November 11, 2009

Recording the Histories of Flora Stone Mather Women

Six students in American Studies Professor Gladys Haddad's SAGES seminar, "Women's Education at CWRU: The Flora Stone Mather Oral History Project," will learn historical research by taking in-depth oral histories of six alumnae.

November 03, 2009

102-Year-Old Retired Physician Pledges $750,000 to Support Communicable Disease Research

Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. (FSM '28, MED '31) has made a $750,000 will commitment to the Case Western Reserve University. Her bequest will create the Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. Faculty Fellowship that will support research for the prevention and treatments of communicable disease, such as HIV/AIDS.

October 29, 2009

Two Honored as 2009 Alumni Award Winners

May L. Wykle, the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor and dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Lee Ponsky, assistant professor of urology at the School of Medicine, were presented with alumni awards during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009. In addition to the alumni award winners, a variety of events were held in celebration of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Watch a video featuring highlights from the weekend celebration.

October 26, 2009

School of Medicine Names Inaugural Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education

Case Western Reserve University has announced the appointment of Conor P. Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., as the inaugural occupant of the Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education and Director of the School of Medicine's new Center for Surgical Skills Training.

October 19, 2009

Several Alumni Events Open to Entire Campus Community During Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009

Several Alumni Weekend events sponsored are open to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join in the fun, mingle with alumni and celebrate the university community.

October 14, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for Humanities Focuses on "Green" For 2009 Humanities Week

Andrew Light, the author of Environmental Values and an internationally recognized expert on environmental policy and ethics, will give the keynote address for Humanities Week 2009, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel.

October 12, 2009

W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia Appointed as New Case Western Reserve University Trustees

Industrial executive W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia, a technology venture capitalist and Case Western Reserve University alumnus, have joined Case Western Reserve's board as newly appointed trustees.

September 23, 2009

Logistical Details for 7th Annual Case for Community Day

If this is your first time volunteering as part of Case for Community Day or you need a refresher on what to do and where to go the following is a scheduled breakdown of the day's planned activities, as well as a reminder about the Campus Social being held immediately after the day of service.

September 04, 2009

Case for Community Day Sets Registration Record

Campus members who've already signed up for Case for Community Day projects should give themselves a round of applause: a registration record has been set. While all of the service projects have volunteers confirmed, campus community members who have not had an opportunity to register can still give back by donating to one of the numerous donation drives being held the same day.

September 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Ranks in Top 15
of Washington Monthly College Rankings

Washington Monthly ranks Case Western Reserve University in the top six percent of U.S. national universities in its 2009 College Rankings edition. Out of 258 schools rated, Case Western Reserve is listed at number 15, the top Ohio school represented...

August 27, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities' 2009 Theme Ponders "Culture of Green"

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will will ponder the "Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment" during the 2009-2010 academic year.

August 26, 2009

Convocation Speaker Talked with Nurses Earlier Today about Global Health and Education

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, is best known for his work in building schools in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, before he began providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged children, he was nurse.

August 21, 2009

Campus Community Can Reap Benefits of Volunteering by Joining Case for Community Day

Put a price tag on the benefits of volunteering, and it might read contented, happy, and $20 and more an hour. Faculty, staff and students can share in those benefits when they give back to the Cleveland community during the all-campus service day called Case for Community Day on Friday, September 25.

August 20, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Ranked Ohio's Best in U.S. News Rankings for 14th Consecutive Year

Case Western Reserve University remains the only Ohio institution among the nation's top 50 national universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

August 07, 2009

Three Cups of Tea Author to Speak at Case Western Reserve University August 26

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, is the invited speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Fall Convocation on August 26.

July 27, 2009

Alumni and Friends Increase Support for Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's alumni and friends continue to provide generous support for research and scholarship even amid challenging economic times. The university's philanthropy totaled $108.7 million, marking the second consecutive year that the university raised more than $100 million. The amount also sets a new record for the second-highest total in the university's history.

July 07, 2009

Creativity, Technology to Be on Display as Part of Ingenuity Fest 2009

Despite the recent economic woes that have hit the nation, the creative minds behind arts and technology advancements in Northeast Ohio are still conceptualizing unique ideas. Two Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to attest to that as part of the Ingenuity Festival of Art + Technology 2009.

July 02, 2009

Recent Graduate Wants to Make Her Mark in Cleveland, Contribute to Region

Emily Fox has no plans to leave Cleveland now that she has graduated from Case Western Reserve University. After three years, she left campus with the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.), and a certificate in nonprofit management. Fox has lived in the area since the age of 13 when her family moved to Shaker Heights from San Francisco. The recent social work graduate wants to be part of the solution to rebuild the city instead of taking flight to other places.

June 24, 2009

School of Law Hosts Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy

High School students interested in law careers are getting a head start as part of the 5th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy. The program, hosted by the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, runs through Friday, June 26.

June 18, 2009

Donald Chenelle Receives
President's Award for Distinguished Service

Donald Chenelle is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. For more than 35 years, he has helped undergraduate students find ways to pay for their education at Case Western Reserve University.

June 16, 2009

Janice Eatman Williams is Recipient of
President's Award for Distinguished Service

Janice Eatman Williams wants Case Western Reserve University students to not only become familiar with their academic lessons, but also the cultural classroom that surrounds the university. She is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5 Million
from Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Charles "Bud" Koch

Charles "Bud" Koch, chair of Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Katie, have made a $5 million commitment to the university. Their gift will support a capital project to enhance the student and campus experience.

May 29, 2009

Figgie Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Create Orthopaedics Chair at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 27, 2009

Two from Case Western Reserve Named 2009 Health Care Heroes

May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest.

May 18, 2009

Class of 2009 Encouraged to Build Bridges as They Embark Upon the Next Phase of Their Lives

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraged more than 2,000 graduating students, as well as their family and friends, to reflect upon the "bridges of our lives" during Sunday's Commencement Convocation.

May 05, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University Announces Nearly $9 Million in New Gifts

Case Western Reserve University has received $8.75 million in new gifts from prominent local and national philanthropists. During an evening reception for Case Western Reserve University's leadership donors at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building on May 4, President Barbara R. Snyder announced the major new gifts to the School of Medicine. She also gave a heartfelt thank you to other donors for their continued major support of the university.

May 01, 2009

$1.5 Million Gift to Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Accelerates Medical Discoveries in Cardiac Patient Care through Translational Research

The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

April 24, 2009

Hudson Relays, Unveiling of Doc Oc Statue, Springfest Happening this Weekend

The 2009 Hudson Relays will be celebrated on campus this weekend. The 26-mile relay footrace commemorates Western Reserve College's 1882 move from Hudson, Ohio, to University Circle. The race begins at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, April 25, but several events are planned throughout the weekend.

April 14, 2009

Mather Park Dedication Set for Wednesday, April 15

In 2008, the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association announced that it would gift its endowment to Case Western Reserve University, spread over a number of areas. The campus community will have an opportunity to see one of those gifts in action on Wednesday, April 15. That's when Mather Park will officially be dedicated as the home field for Case Western Reserve's softball team.

April 07, 2009

University's Second Annual Relay For Life Set for April 17 and 18

Relay For Life will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, April 17, and run through noon, Saturday, April 18, at Case Field, located in the heart of the North Residential Village.

April 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve Inaugural Writing Week Commences April 15

Beginning April 15, the campus community is invited to attend lectures, readings, and other special events celebrating the diverse forms of writing that support and define the work of a major research university such as Case Western Reserve University.

March 25, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Host Nonprofit Career Fair for Campus, General Public on April 8

People thinking about careers in the nonprofit industry are invited to attend the Idealist.org Nonprofit Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8, at Thwing Center.

March 03, 2009

Screen Actors Guild President Returns to Cleveland

Screen Actors Guild President and theater alumnus Alan Rosenberg (ADL '72) is returning to Case Western Reserve University. The actor, whose screen credits include LA Law, Cybill and The Guardian, will appear on campus at noon on Thursday, March 5, for a free public talk.

March 02, 2009

Former Surgeon General, Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Deliver Commencement Speech

As a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, 16th Surgeon General David Satcher will return to his alma mater to inspire a new class of graduates when he delivers the 2009 Commencement speech at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 17, in Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center on the Case Western Reserve campus.

October 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's farm is getting a little greener

Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.

Les Paul honored during 13th Annual American Music Masters Conference at Case Western Reserve University on November 15

From designing and building one of the first solid body electric guitars in the 1940's to his name appearing on the controller of one of today's most popular video games, Les Paul has been hailed as a pioneer and innovator in rock 'n' roll. He will again be honored when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 13th Annual American Music Masters series, "The Wizard of Waukesha: The Life and Legacy of Les Paul," November 10-15.