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July 13, 2010

Water, Water Everywhere for 2010 Year of Water Celebration

From Fall Convocation on Aug. 25 with the free, public talk by Elizabeth Royte, the author of Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, to events on and off campus, the university will celebrate the Year of Water.

June 29, 2010

Art Historian Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Reflects on Various Stages of Career

Henry Adams, American art historian at Case Western Reserve University, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize.

June 02, 2010

Nurse Educators Changing the World Highlighted in New Book

The quiet actions of unsung heroes from the rainforest of Guatemala to the city streets of Harlem will be celebrated during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse in the new book, Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is one of the book’s editors.

April 29, 2010

New Resin Tested to Stop Dental Decay Before Drilling and Filling

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a new noninvasive resin polymer material to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of dental decay.

April 28, 2010

Kenyan Writer Mukoma wa Ngugi Enters New Terrain
with His First Novel, Nairobi Heat

Until recently, Kenyan writer Mukoma wa Ngugi was best known as a poet and as a commentator on African politics. But with the publication of his first novel, Nairobi Heat, Mukoma, a SAGES fellow at Case Western Reserve University, has entered very different literary terrain.

March 18, 2010

Duffy-negative Blood Types No Longer Protected
from P. Vivax Malaria

In a paradigm changing discovery, Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria has been identified in a population historically thought to be resistant to the disease, those who do not express the Duffy blood group protein on their red blood cells, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pasteur Institute, and the Madagascar Ministry of Health. In a study of more than 600 individuals from eight communities covering the main malaria transmission areas of Madagascar, the researchers found that 10 percent of people experiencing clinical malaria were Duffy-negative and infected with P. vivax. These findings were published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

March 03, 2010

Newer Cornea Transplant Surgery Shows Short- and Long-term Promise

One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the March issue of Ophthalmology, showed that cell loss in DSAEK patients plateaued more quickly than in those who underwent PKP. The two procedures are alternative methods of corneal transplant surgery for diseases affecting the back cell layer of the cornea, the endothelium.

March 01, 2010

CWRU Author Finds Power in Depression Language
and Analyzes its Impact in "Black Dogs And Blue Words"

Winston Churchill called his own depression his "black dog." Others simply suffer from "the blues." Borrowing from these words, Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor of English Kimberly Emmons found the title for her forthcoming book, "Black Dogs and Blue Words: Depression and Gender in the Age of Self-Care."

February 15, 2010

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Dental Researcher Finds Switch
That Turns on the Spread of Cancer

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. The process called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor. Theprocess called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor.

February 11, 2010

Bottlemania Selected for 2010 Common Reading Program

In Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, this year's selection for the Common Reading Program, environmental journalist Elizabeth Royte explores the staggering popularity of bottled water, the multi-billion-dollar industry that supports it and the building backlash against it.

February 10, 2010

Older Female Cancer Survivors Have Added Health Issues Compared to Their Counterparts

A recently published study from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found 245 older married women who survived cancer had more health problems as compared to a sample of 245 married women without cancer.

January 19, 2010

Cornea Cell Density Predictive of Graft Failure at Six Months Post Transplant

A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. New analysis of data from the 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS), a subset of the CDS, found that the preoperative donor cell count of endothelial cells, previously considered to be an important predictor of a successful transplant, did not correlate with graft success. Instead the study found that a patient’s endothelial cell count six months post-cornea transplant is a better indicator of subsequent failure of the graft rather than the donor’s cell count. These results offer an additional, reliable indicator of success that surgeons can use for monitoring patients at the six-month milestone after transplantation.

January 12, 2010

Political Strategist Donna Brazile to Speak on Dr. King's Legacy Jan. 22

Donna Brazile, veteran political strategist, will speak about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as this year's featured speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Annual MLK Celebration Week, January 15-22.

Book Discussion: Michael Scharf and "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser"

Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, will lead a discussion about his new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lyndhurst at Legacy Village.

January 04, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.

December 22, 2009

Entropy Alone Creates Complex Crystals from Simple Shapes, Study Shows

In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research from the University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals.

December 18, 2009

Theorists propose a new way to shine—and a new kind of star

Dying, for stars, has just gotten more complicated. For some stellar objects, the final phase before or instead of collapsing into a black hole may be what a group of physicists is calling an electroweak star.

December 17, 2009

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Case Western Reserve Review of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer"

As researchers and clinicians fervently look for causes and cures for colorectal cancer--simultaneously generating thousands of studies producing more and more promising results – Dr. Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and oncologist at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, today published his forward-looking view of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer" in the Dec. 17, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, with co-author, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

December 16, 2009

Researchers Take the Inside Route to Halt Bleeding

Blood loss is a major cause of death from roadside bombs to freeway crashes. Traumatic injury, the leading cause of death for people age 4 to 44, often overwhelms the body's natural blood-clotting process. In an effort to enhance the natural process, a team led by Erin Lavik, a new Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering professor, and her former doctoral student, James P. Bertram, built synthetic platelets that show promise in halting internal and external bleeding. Their work is published in Science Translational Medicine.

December 09, 2009

Modeling Drug Use in a Virtual City Has Potential to Shape Policies

Anthropologist Lee Hoffer watches drug deals in a virtual city neighborhood on his computer at Case Western Reserve University. But, what looks like a computer game are real drug activities constructed from research data Hoffer has collected from fieldwork with heroin dealers. Hoffer's model has brought about innovative ways of thinking about heroin use and the illegal market distributing the drug.

November 12, 2009

Science Wins Fight Over Evolution in Schools, Says Case Western Reserve University Author

If you want to understand how evolution has played a role in challenging the constitutionality of the separation of church and state, Mano Singham from Case Western Reserve University provides a concise and chronological history in his new book, God vs. Darwin: the War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom.

November 09, 2009

Biblical Literacy by Timothy Beal Provides All-time Greatest Biblical Hits

Case Western Reserve University's Florence Harkness Professor of Religion Timothy Beal writes about what he calls the Bible's "greatest cultural hits" in his new book, Biblical Literacy: the Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know.

November 06, 2009

Stephen Post to Share Reasons Why Good Things Happen to Good People on Nov. 13

Stephen Post, author of "Why Good Things Happen to Good People," will share his philosophy about why doing good deeds results in good karma during a talk on campus next week.

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 05, 2009

A Recipe for Controlling Carbon Nanotubes

A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers mixed metals commonly used to grow nanotubes and found that the composition of the catalyst can control the chirality.

September 30, 2009

Art Historian Observes China's Growth in Art Museums During Fulbright-Luce Fellowship

As Art Historian David Carrier drank his coffee and tapped into the Internet at a Starbucks in Beijing, he thought about how the Western world has exported many things to the Far East, from fast-food hamburgers, coffee lattes and pizza to the cultural highbrow of the public art museum. An account of his observations of China's burgeoning art museums will appear in the article, "Some Museums in China, Macau, and Taiwan," for the October issue of Curator.

September 16, 2009

University Art Historian Offers DVD Lecture Tour on London's National Gallery

Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.

September 08, 2009

Jamaica Kincaid Will Give 2009 Annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture

Internationally acclaimed author and garden writer Jamaica Kincaid launches this year's humanities theme of Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment--a discussion probing humanity's relationship to nature--presented by the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.

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 31, 2009

History Department's Besse Fellow Expands Baseball History Entry for Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

As the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History, Stephanie Liscio has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. The league was the first official professional black baseball league in the country.

June 23, 2009

Thrity Umrigar to Receive
Cleveland Arts Prize

Since her first novel, Bombay Time, landed on bookshelves in 2001, Thrity Umrigar has received critical acclaim for her vivid portrayal of the diverse relationships, cultures and lifestyles related to India. Four books and one memoir later, Umrigar, associate professor of English, will be a recipient of a 2009 Cleveland Arts Prize on Thursday, June 25.

February 24, 2009

Toni Morrison Read-In Scheduled for Wednesday on Campus

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, a Toni Morrison scholar, will lead the Case Western Reserve University community in a "Toni Morrison Read-In" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Clark Hall, Room 206.

February 23, 2009

Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series Brings Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
to PlayhouseSquare for Free Talk

The Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series presents Mohsin Hamid, 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award® recipient for his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, who will give a free public lecture entitled "Literature, Pakistan, Islam and 'The West'" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, at the Idea Center™ at PlayhouseSquare.

February 17, 2009

Public Policy Programming Sought for the University Channel

That's why campus members--and even a global audience--interested in thought-provoking public policy issues and discussions can stay informed through Case Western Reserve University's participation in the University Channel (UChannel), a collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world.

February 12, 2009

Biologist and Award-winning Writer E. O. Wilson to Give 2009 Distinguished Lecture

Legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson from Harvard University has been invited to give Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue. This event is free and open to the public through the generous support of Drs. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown.Additional funding is provided by the Office of the Provost and the College Scholars Program.

December 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia

In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."

December 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professors to discuss global fight against genocide, offer insiders' look at Saddam trial and execution

Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf offers a never before seen look at one of the most important and chaotic trials in history in his new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein," written with Vanderbilt University's Michael Newton.

November 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University study examines patterns in how 1,118 married couples transition into retirement

When retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

November 13, 2008

Findings About Homo Erectus Overturn Prior Thinking About Human Brain Evolution

Paleontologist Scott Simpson, professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the lead author of research describing a nearly complete female of a 1.2 million-year-old H. erectus pelvic fossils found in the region of Gona, Ethiopia.

October 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professors call for regulation of Electronic Health Records

Cost and security concerns about bringing health care record keeping into the 21st century through electronic health records (EHR) have led to a call for an effective regulatory and oversight system from a pair of Case Western Reserve University professors.

October 16, 2008

Three-dimensional nanoimaging process provides detailed look at physical properties of liquid crystals

Charles Rosenblatt, professor of physics and macromolecular science at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group have developed a method of 3D optical imaging of anisotropic fluids such liquid crystals, with volumetric resolution one thousand times smaller than existing techniques. A research paper detailing the team's findings appeared in the September 21 advanced online publication of Nature Physics. The print version will be available soon.

October 10, 2008

South Pole Telescope team uses new method to discover clusters of galaxies far, far away

Scientists have studied the night sky for thousands of years searching for clues to help them understand the universe. The South Pole Telescope (SPT) team, including Case Western Reserve University professor John Ruhl and graduate student Zachary Staniszewski, achieved a major milestone toward using a new technique to probe the most mysterious component of the universe, dark energy.

September 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist examines Ohio's role in presidential elections

As the 2008 presidential campaign enters the final stretch, Ohio is one of a dozen difficult-to-predict battleground states, according to Case Western Reserve University political scientist and associate professor of political science Alexander P. Lamis

September 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Institute of Art to host noted authors Adam Gopnik and Jonathan Lethem

Two of New York City's cutting-edge cultural commentators -- Adam Gopnik and Jonathan Lethem -- are coming to University Circle for one illuminating evening, courtesy of Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art. On Thursday October 2, both authors will offer exciting lectures during the free, public events.

September 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor to teach in Beirut, Lebanon

William Marling, professor of American literature, modernism, popular culture and globalization at Case Western University, has been selected as the Edward Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. The position, for which he applied in 2006, began this month and ends in June 2009.

August 29, 2008

Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc to give fourth annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture at Case Western Reserve

Journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of the critically acclaimed book Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, will discuss her writings as the featured speaker for the fourth annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture. The free, public event will take place at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 12 in Severance Hall.

August 28, 2008

Two Case Western Reserve law professors release new books

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael P. Scharf has written a new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, while Professor of Law Wendy Wagner has co-authored Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research.

August 14, 2008

Annual Fall Convocation to kickoff school year, Darwin celebration

Case Western Reserve University officially opens each academic year with its Annual Fall Convocation; this year the tradition will double as the launch of the university's 2008-2009 Year of Darwin and Evolution.

August 11, 2008

Political science professor to teach, conduct research in the United Arab Emirates for a year

Pete Moore, an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, left with his family last week for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Fulbright lecture and research grant, which ends June 2009. During his stay, Moore will be teaching at the Dubai campus of Zayed University, an all-female UAE public university. He also will be doing additional research for his book in progress on the political economy of the war in Iraq.

August 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor traces growth of Cleveland's Catholic community

To coincide with the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit currently on display at the Western Reserve Historical Society, John Grabowski has written a companion book entitled There Are No Strangers at the Feast: Catholicism and Community in Northeastern Ohio.

May 01, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist reviews women's advances in politics

The road to political office in the U.S. is fraught with obstacles for women. Some women have navigated the barriers to fill 17 percent of the seats in the U.S. Congress, but for many others these obstacles present real challenges to gaining office at state and national levels, according to Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University political scientist. She is an editor of and contributing author to "Political Women and American Democracy", published this month by Cambridge University Press.

March 10, 2008

Case Western Reserve mathematician tells how to pair Bayesian statistics with scientific computing

Calvetti and her collaborator Erkki Somersalo from Helsinki University of Technology revisited scientific computations and augment data with those beliefs and hunches. They outline the process in their new book, "Introduction to Bayesian Scientific Computing: Ten Lectures on Subjective Computing" (Springer).

March 04, 2008

Is madness the inspiration for creativity: Case's Distinguished Lecturer explores creativity and madness, March 18

When Kay Redfield Jamison, Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Distinguished Lecturer, takes the stage at Severance Hall, campus researchers says she will offer a message of encouragement for those challenged with the mood swings of bipolar disorder. She will explore the psychological disorder's impact on the daily lives of individuals and how it has resulted in the creation of art during her free, public talk, "Creativity and Madness," at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

February 26, 2008

The origins of the myth of racial harmony in Latin America

Nationalism and racial harmony forged one of Latin America's most powerful racial ideologies—the myth of racial democracy, says Case Western Reserve University historian Marixa Lasso. The assistant professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences reconstructs the evolution of this myth as the central theme of her book, "The Harmony of War, Race and Republicanism in the Age of Revolution, Colombia 1795-1830" (University of Pittsburgh Press).

February 20, 2008

Rhonda Y. Williams named among History News Network's top young historians

Case Western Reserve University historian Rhonda Y. Williams in the College of Arts and Sciences learned she was named a "Top Young Historian" by the History News Network. She joins a group of young researchers, recognized by the flagship online site that posts news about historians, historical research and current events.

February 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University mathematician inspired by science problems

The world is constantly abuzz with particles in motion. Peter Kotelenez, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has applied his mathematical knowledge to explain this motion.

January 10, 2008

Scott Shane offers challenge to the myths about entrepreneurship with new book

Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane provides a reality check about starting new businesses in his new book The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors and Policy Makers Live By. The book is due in bookstores later this month.

December 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve alumnus uses poetry, prose to express love for City of Cleveland

"Down and Out And… prose poetry and stories from Cleveland" describes the good, the bad and the hopeful about Cleveland. Sean Santa, in his curt, pointed way, uses gritty language and deft details to depict the people he's known, the neighborhoods he's frequented and the experiences that he's had. He wrote much of the contents while he was an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University.

New edition of Ohio politics covers memorable last decade

The pages to read on how Ohio became a pivotal state in national politics over the past decade are found in "Ohio Politics," edited by Case Western Reserve University political scientist Alexander P. Lamis. The book is the only comprehensive study of the state’s post-World War II political development.

November 26, 2007

Is madness the inspiration for creativity?

Best-selling author and psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison will explore "Creativity and Madness" in her talk as Case Western Reserve University's eminent speaker for its Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture Series. The free public lecture program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue.

October 11, 2007

Flora Stone Mather -- Daughter, wife, mother and philanthropist of the 19th Century

Few people can walk across the Case Western Reserve University campus without being touched by the legacy of one of Cleveland's great philanthropists of the 19th century -- Flora Stone Mather. The university's regional historian, Gladys Haddad, has written a new book about her.

Barbara R. Snyder elected to top legal institute

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), one of the nation's premier legal organizations.

August 06, 2007

Taylor Branch to give third annual Anisfield-Wolf lecture at Case

Acclaimed writer Taylor Branch will speak about his authoritative trilogy on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement as the keynote speaker for the third annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture.

July 26, 2007

English professor's new book focuses on early audience reaction to film images and sounds

Squeaky floorboards, creaking rusty hinges of a door and the hair-raising sense of an alien presence in a dark house set the tone for today's spooky movies. But how did early movie viewers react when sound first came to the screen?

June 11, 2007

In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger finds novels, circuses and zoos share common purposes

Koenigsberger's collection of elephantine memorabilia reflects his interest in the many collections of living exotica that surface time and again in British writings and that play an important role in his newly published book, "The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and the Empire" (Ohio State University Press). His book examines the relations among the novel, the exotic collection, and the British Empire.

June 04, 2007

Cowart to spend year at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unanticipated discoveries can lead to new paths in life. They have for Georgia Cowart, chair of Case Western Reserve University's department of music, who will begin her 2007-08 sabbatical on September 1 as the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Art History Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

March 21, 2007

New workbook builds on parent-child relationships

Gerald Mahoney from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) at Case Western Reserve University and James D. McDonald, a retired Ohio State University communication science professor, have turned that theory into a new practical workbook for parents and professionals called, "Autism and Developmental Delays in Young Children", published by Pro-Ed.

March 06, 2007

Acclaimed physicist and author Lisa Randall to give 2007 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University

One of the most talked about questions in science is, "how many dimensions exist?" Lisa Randall, the author of "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions", will discuss the possibilities of dimensions beyond the known four when she gives the free, public 2007 Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

January 11, 2007

Bagpiper jazz CD set produced by Case Western Reserve University music professor

Two new limited edition CD sets--Rufus Harley-Courage: The Atlantic Recordings and Tom and Jerry & Tex Avery Too!--have the imprint of Case Western Reserve University's Daniel Goldmark.

January 10, 2007

Joan Southgate, activist and 1954 alumna, to keynote MLK Celebration

Alumna Joan Southgate, who embarked on a 350-mile foot journey throughout Ohio to retrace the Underground Railroad, is the keynote speaker for the university's 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration beginning at 12:30 p.m., January 26, in Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave. The talk is free and open to the public.

December 12, 2006

Case French professor captures novelist's rush to print in Proust's Deadline

Marcel Proust exhaled his last breath of life in 1922 while struggling to finish his monumental 3,000-page, seven-volume novel, A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time)

November 06, 2006

Special Lecture Celebrates Viktor Schreckengost's First Century of Inventive Art and Design

As Viktor Schreckengost approaches his 101st birthday, his first century of art and design will be the subject of a special event in his honor, an illustrated lecture by distinguished art historian, author, and professor Dr. Henry Adams.

October 12, 2006

Case partners with the Cuyahoga County Public Library for Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series

Frank McCourt, Amy Tan, Tony Kushner and Jim Lehrer are just some of the high-profile writers scheduled to visit Cleveland as part of the Cuyahoga County Public Library's Writers Center Stage 2006-2007 Series.

August 02, 2006

Case art historian pays tribute to Viktor Schreckengost

In new book, American da Vinci, a tribute for the artist's 100th birthday As curator of a Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit on Viktor Schreckengost in 1999, Case Western Reserve University art historian Henry Adams continually heard people refer...

July 10, 2006

Democracy requires economic autonomy from the state

Where democracy prevails, Case Western Reserve University Political Scientist Kelly McMann finds people are economically independent of the state. Moreover, she concludes that this economic autonomy from the state helps explain why democracy and capitalism tend to coexist. McMann writes about her findings in the new book, Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan (Cambridge University Press).

June 05, 2006

Will public art museums survive in today's world?

Case art historian writes about the evolution of art museums in Museum Skepticism Cleveland Museum of Art When the Cleveland Museum of Art first opened, museum-bound visitors disembarked from the Euclid Avenue street car, walked around the lagoon and then...

May 23, 2006

Local Ohioans rose to Civil War challenges

As chronicled in new book, Behind Bayonets, The Civil War in Northern Ohio In his 1864 tribute to Cleveland area volunteers supporting the soldiers at war, U.S. Representative James Garfield declared, “There is something behind bayonets, the affections of home.”...

April 21, 2006

Asking the right questions when making change

Appreciative Inquiry book provides framework for a positive outcome It's the question of whether the glass is half full or half empty. If organizations approach their challenges by looking at the glass as half empty, the first questions asked...

March 16, 2006

Globalization isn't an American conspiracy

According to William Marling, author of How 'American" is Globalization? Is a McAmerican conspiracy pervading the world? Contrary to what people might think, says Case Western Reserve University Professor William Marling, the author of the new book, How "American" is...

March 10, 2006

The American obsession with the perfect lawn

Steinberg's muckracking book, American Green, mows down the turf-industry In his new book, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, Case Western Reserve University historian Ted Steinberg unlocks the mystery of the all-American landscape and winds up mowing...

January 27, 2006

The Space Between Us...a new novel by Thrity Umrigar

Hired help comes to know a family's dirty secrets, from its soiled laundry to its concealed bruises. While the person who diligently scrubs the pots clean can be a confidante or a witness to what's hidden from the public,...

January 12, 2006

Four Weatherhead faculty members to discuss their latest books at upcoming breakfast lecture

Event is third in year-long breakfast series sponsored by Crowe Chizek Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management kicks off the second half of its 2005-06 series of breakfast lectures later this month when four Weatherhead faculty will discuss...