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April 28, 2011

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 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 11, 2011

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 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...

April 06, 2011

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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

February 28, 2011

Arts and Sciences Faculty Receive NEH Grants

Theodore Steinberg Two Case Western Reserve University scholars will work on book projects in 2011 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Georgia Cowart, professor of music, will work on Watteau’s Utopias of Music and Theater: Visions...

February 22, 2011

Longtime Faculty Member Offers Dance Scholarship to CWRU Students

Kathryn Karipides Students in the Case Western Reserve University Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Dance Program now have the exclusive opportunity for a summer scholarship, thanks to the Cleveland Arts Prize: Kathryn Karipides Scholarship in Modern Dance. This scholarship,...

February 08, 2011

Unconventional Internship Helps Student Grow Local Arts Scene

Junior Rachel Hunt shows guests artwork at a Ctownartparty event last year. When junior art history/English major Rachel Hunt started her internship search, she went the traditional route, checking out the art museums in the area and waiting to...

February 04, 2011

Ancient Greek Hairdos Receives Some Modern Attention in Event at CWRU

An example of the hairstyles in the caryatids. Photography courtesy of Caryatid Hairstyling Project at Fairfield University. Beauty secrets from 400 BC Athens are revealed in a video produced by Fairfield University’s Katherine Schwab. While the camera rolls, a...

January 11, 2011

Death Conquers in New Book by CWRU Art Historian

Elina Gertsman The macabre encounter of skeletons mocking the living has haunted Case Western Reserve University art historian Elina Gertsman’s imagination since childhood walks with her grandfather through the St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Estonia (now the Art Museum...

January 10, 2011

Faculty Member Gains National Attention for Study on Anger at God

Julie Exline The notion of being angry with God goes back to ancient days. Such personal struggles are not new, but Case Western Reserve University faculty member Julie Exline began looking at “anger at God” in a new way....

December 22, 2010

Unshackled from Earthly Roles, Women Become "Space Oddities" in CWRU Professor's Book

Marie Lathers Fifty-four years after the first screen portrayal of a human woman in space—in the 1929 German movie Woman in the Moon—the first female American astronaut, Sally Ride, took a real-life trip into space. For the most part,...

December 15, 2010

News Buzzes About Clune's English Courses

Michael Clune New to campus this semester, the English department’s Michael Clune created national buzz when The Daily Beast, a popular news blog, called his upper-level English seminar, Forms of Life, one of the year’s hottest college courses.  The...

November 17, 2010

Private Sector Has Key Role in Carbon Accounting, CWRU Professor Says

Jessica Green When it comes to controlling carbon emissions, a Case Western Reserve University political scientist challenges conventional views that countries are the only ruler makers in international politics of climate change. Jessica Green from Case Western Reserve University’s...

November 09, 2010

New Professor in Ethics Takes Beamer-Schneider Chair

Phillip A. Ranney (left), Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (center) and William B. La Place. This academic year, Case Western Reserve University has welcomed Jeremy Bendik-Keymer to the College of Arts and Sciences as the newly appointed Elmer G. Beamer - Hubert...

November 02, 2010

New software eases analysis of insect in motion

Cockroaches serve as models for rescue robots. Cockroaches can skitter through a crowded under-the-sink cabinet, eluding capture or worse, making the insects a model for rescue robots that would creep through the debris of disaster in search of survivors....

October 29, 2010

CWRU Students Explode onto the National Mall

Case Western Reserve made its presence known in Washington. Thirty students from Case Western Reserve University and eight Design Lab Early College High School students participated in the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival Oct. 23-24. More than 1,500...

October 28, 2010

More than Meets the Eye in Art Masterpieces

Edward Olszewski What you see on the surface of a great work of art is just a small part of the painting’s history. “Each painting is its own mystery and is a laminate of layers,” says Edward Olszewski, chair...

October 25, 2010

How We Expect the Unexpected

Hillel Chiel To regain balance from an unexpected slip on the ice can require an abundance of rapid movement, but conscious thought isn’t part of the equation. Or when eating or talking over dinner, no one thinks about altering...

October 15, 2010

Peace and War Leaders Meet for CWRU’s Inamori Summit, Oct. 25-30

Ed Tick, author of "War and the Soul." Not all soldiers can leave the battlefields behind, and when back home, some relive horrific memories through bouts of post traumatic stress syndrome. Ed Tick, PhD, the author of War and...

September 27, 2010

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist becomes Wormser Journalism Professor

Jim Sheeler In newsrooms, obituary writing often falls to the cub reporter or the veteran approaching retirement. At the Colorado weekly newspaper Boulder Planet, the assignment landed on the desk of relative newbie Jim Sheeler. “This assignment came with...

September 22, 2010

Fly fishing casts spell on literature buffs

Students practice fly fishing at the Museum of Art lagoon. Man met nature last week as fly-fishing lines and rods whipped through the air at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s lagoon and bluegills nipped at the lines. For 15...

September 17, 2010

Baker-Nord searches for Points of View on ‘Globalism and Its Origins’ in Yearlong Discussion

Arjun Appadurai. How has globalism changed from the time when camel caravans moved goods and cultures from one continent to another? That’s the question Case Western Reserve University Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities hopes to answer during its yearlong...

August 09, 2010

Art History Professor Named
Getty Research Institute Scholar for 2011 Study

Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art history, became enthralled with the rise of art galleries and the concept of selling art as a commodity during a course she co-taught with Catherine Scallen, also an associate professor of art history. Helmreich plans to further her research of the history of the art market in the spring semester 2011 at the Getty Research Institute where she has been invited to be a fellow in residence. She will participate in the Institute’s research theme, "The Display of Art."

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.

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 01, 2010

Last Son Takes Silver Ace Award at Las Vegas Film Festival

Bradley Ricca, the creator of the Superman movie Last Son, took honors -- the Silver Ace Award -- recently at the Las Vegas Film Festival for his independent film about the creation of the superhero.

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 25, 2010

Imaging Research Program Receives Award

Case Western Reserve University’s imaging research program has received a regional economic development prize for supporting the creation of the medical imaging business cluster in Northeast Ohio.

June 09, 2010

Fulbright Scholar to Use Play Measures Developed at CWRU to Help Ukrainian Orphans

Megan Ritchey Children and workers in Ukrainian orphanages will learn some play skills as Megan Ritchey, a new Case Western Reserve University alumna, heads to Kiev as a Fulbright Scholar. Ritchey has proposed a research project to teach the...

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.

May 07, 2010

Wittke Award Winners Announced

Created in 1964 by the Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching is named for Carl Frederick Wittke, who, from 1948 to 1963, was professor of history, chair of the Department of...

May 05, 2010

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Case Western Reserve University is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

Kathryn Lavelle Reflects on Fulbright Experience

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, spent the spring 2010 semester as a visiting research chair in world affairs at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto.

May 04, 2010

Several Professors Selected to Receive Fulbright Awards

Charles Rosenblatt Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been selected to receive Fulbright awards, while one recently wrapped up her fellowship. Charles Rosenblatt and Anna Maria Mandalakas will soon begin their research abroad, while Kathryn Lavelle recently completed...

May 03, 2010

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award honors John S. Diekhoff, who served Case Western Reserve University in several capacities during his tenure, from 1956 to 1970. He was professor of English, chair of the Department of English, dean of Cleveland College, acting dean...

Engineering and Music Major Named Fulbright Scholar

David Ramsay is a double major in electrical engineering and music, with a minor in biomedical engineering. He'll soon be combining those pursuits with another -- to study overseas -- as a Fulbright scholar.

April 30, 2010

Two College of Arts and Sciences Professors Receive Jackson Award

The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The recognition honors outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students....

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.

April 23, 2010

2010 ADVANCE Opportunity Awards Announced

The Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program recently announced recipients of the 2010 ADVANCE Opportunity Awards. Fourteen proposals representing academic disciplines ranging from engineering to religious studies to sociology received $41,667.

April 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report

Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.

April 09, 2010

Mortality Weaves its Way Through CWRU Poet's Green Is The Orator

With the University of California's publication of Sarah Gridley's Green is the Orator, her recent nomination for a Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a recipient of a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga County's Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, the Case Western Reserve University poet and assistant professor of English says 2010 is off to a good start. Green is the Orator follows five years after her first publication, Weather Eye Open. The public will have the opportunity to hear Gridley read selections from her two volumes of poems during Writer's Week on Monday, April 19, from 8-9:30 p.m. in Guilford House Parlor.

March 31, 2010

Narrative Scholars to Meet in Cleveland for 25th Annual Conference

The world's experts on stories and storytelling in books, movies, songs and in our very minds and memories, will gather in Cleveland to examine and discuss what keeps us hanging on every word. More than 350 scholars from 19 countries and 5 continents will meet for the 25th anniversary convention of the International Society for the Study of Narrative. The meeting is organized by Case Western Reserve University's English Department and its Center for the Study of Writing, and directed by CWRU English Professor Kurt Koenigsberger.

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.

March 18, 2010

Case Western Reserve Symposium Rethinks Modern Urban Development

"Tipping Points in Urban Change: Modern Perspectives on Agents of Urbanization," will offer a forum for considering the similarities and differences in the modernization of cities during the 20th century and in global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The free, public event takes place on Thursday, March 25, at the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities, Clark Hall, 1-4:30 p.m.

March 12, 2010

Bioethics Goes to the Movies in Spain for Study Abroad Experience

Case Western Reserve University's International Bioethics Education Program will go to the movies in Spain, May 9-24, to explore major bioethical issues in films like Alejandro Amenabar's The Sea Inside, the story of Raman Sampedro's 30-year struggle to end his life.

March 08, 2010

"The Beauty of Damage" to be shown at Cleveland International Film Festival

The artistic talents of Christopher Pekoc from the art studio and education program in the College of Arts and Sciences hits the big screen during the 34th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, March 18-28, at Tower City Cinemas at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland.

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 12, 2010

East Cleveland Wants Change;
CWRU Social Justice Alliance Plans to Help

The Social Justice Alliance and Institute seeks to promote collaborative research, pedagogical innovation and curriculum development, the growth of social justice leaders, and annual programming to foster intellectual inquiry, civic dialogue, and community-bridge building. This new university-wide strategic initiative's debut project focuses on East Cleveland.

February 05, 2010

Case Western Reserve Works with
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
to Improve Human Health

Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 challenge grant from Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. through The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT), and its affiliates. The university will utilize this research grant to support science, medicine and engineering projects to improve human health.

February 02, 2010

Renowned Contemporary Composer Pierre Boulez to Speak at Case Western Reserve University

Renowned contemporary composer Pierre Boulez will participate in a talk titled "A Conversation with Pierre Boulez" on Friday, Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel. The talk is presented by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities. Boulez will be in dialogue with Mary Davis, chair of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Music.

January 13, 2010

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Will Show Frederick Lewis' Documentary on Artist Rockwell Kent

Frederick Lewis--producer, director and writer--has traveled to the ends of the world retracing the life adventures and travels of American landscape artist Rockwell Kent for his three-hour documentary. Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the public to view "Rockwell Kent" and hear Lewis answer questions about his experience creating the film. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in 306 Clark Hall.

January 11, 2010

State Funds Energy Research by Northeast Ohio Businesses and
Case Western Reserve

With State of Ohio funding, researchers at Case Western Reserve University will help businesses in Northeast Ohio build and bring to market better lithium ion batteries and solid oxide fuel cell systems.

January 05, 2010

The Story of Two Great American Painters, "Tom and Jack"

In his new book, "Tom and Jack," Case Western Reserve University American art historian Henry Adams tells the dramatic stories of legendary American painters Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.

December 23, 2009

Ardi Discovery is Science's Breakthrough of the Year for 2009

The Science Breakthrough of the Year for 2009 is the discovery and analysis of a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton, nicknamed Ardi, which has rewritten the book on human evolution. Several Case Western Reserve University researchers were involved in the discovery.

December 21, 2009

Sociology Major Heads to Russia to Give Christmas to Orphans

Colleen Hosler, a Case Western Reserve University second-year sociology major from Pittsburgh, is busy packing her suitcase with "hoodies" and candy. She will be a Santa bringing gifts to orphans in Dmitrov, Russia, during the Russian Orthodox Christmas.

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

Prestigious NEH Fellowships Aid Humanities Faculty's Book Projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities offered two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members--Ellen G. Landau from art history and Susanne Vees-Gulani from modern languages and literature--prestigious and competitive NEH Fellowships to support their research.

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 30, 2009

Taking Care of Unfinished Business at the End of Life is the Focus of Research Nursing and Psychology Collaborations

Hospice workers have watched patients emerge from comas and cling to life long enough to tell someone they love or forgive them. This phenomenon of taking care of unfinished business has been observed, but researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences will begin groundbreaking studies to understand what drives the dying to live long enough to resolve these issues.

November 18, 2009

NSF Supports Case Western Reserve University's IDEAL

A program at Case Western Reserve University to encourage career advancement of women and underrepresented minority men in sciences and engineering is expanding to five public institutions of higher education through a three-year, nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant.

November 17, 2009

Sarah Rich, editor of Dwell Magazine, to Discuss How Sustainability Can Meet Design

Sarah Rich, editor of Dwell: At Home in the Modern World magazine, will give a talk on innovative and sustainable inventions in design, architecture, art, food and urbanism. Sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and The Cleveland Institute of Art, this free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.19, in The Cleveland Institute of Art's Aitken Auditorium.

November 16, 2009

Campus Community Can Learn More about Ardi During Free Talk on Nov. 18

Charles Darwin knew humans evolved, but it's possible even he couldn't have imagined finding a transitional form like the recently discovered Ardipithecus ramidus fossil Ardi, which was discovered by Cleveland-area scientists. The scientists will discuss their findings in a free talk on November 18.

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 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 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Honors Patricia Kilpatrick with Special Painting

Case Western Reserve University recently honored Patricia Kilpatrick ((FSM'49, GRS'51) with a special painting. The portrait, which will be on display in Adelbert Hall, is in honor of her longstanding and ongoing dedication to the university.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Case Western Reserve University Plan Series of Events for 2009 American Music Masters® Tribute

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will celebrate Janis Joplin--one of rock and roll's most passionate and influential artists--during the 14th annual American Music Masters® series Kozmic Blues: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin November 9-14.

November 04, 2009

Collecting Relics from Turkish Hillsides Provide Introduction to Archaeological Work as Participants in Antiquities Project

The rugged terrain of Turkey's Taurus Mountains served as a site last summer for two Case Western Reserve University faculty members from the classics department to introduce four students to archaeological field work.

Iran Nuclear Proliferation, Other Issues Draw Experts for Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Conference

Issues surrounding Iran have made headlines, and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East will discuss concerns about the developments of nuclear proliferation and other events in Iran when they meet in Cleveland for their two-day conference. "The Islamic Republic of Iran: Multidisciplinary Analyses of its Theocracy, Nationalism, and Assertion of Power," will be held on November 8-10 at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland. The Case Western Reserve University Judaic Studies Program is hosting the event.

October 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.

October 20, 2009

Stimulus Projects Designed to Heal, Prevent and Restore

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering have been awarded more than $3.5 million in National Institutes of Health stimulus grants aimed at improving human health and economic development.

October 19, 2009

Case Western Reserve, CIM, CIA Students Plan to Get Creative on Lennon Bus

Dozens of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students will have a unique opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to the test on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. In addition, the campus communities are invited to take 20-minute tours

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 09, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Flows to Case Western Reserve University's Research

Case Western Reserve University, as of Friday, Oct. 9, has received 109 federal stimulus awards worth about $49 million for research addressing a wide array of public needs and aiming to enhance economic development and job creation in Northeast Ohio.

October 01, 2009

Scientists Unveil Remains of Hominid in Transition from Four-Legged Climber to Upright Walker

Scientists from Northeast Ohio are helping rewrite the book on human evolution. In 11 papers being published in the journal Science, Friday, Oct. 2, researchers describe the oldest hominid skeleton discovered to date--a possible human ancestor in the midst of changing from climbing on all fours to walking upright. Several of the researchers are from Case Western Reserve University.

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 29, 2009

Five Poets to Read Their Selections on Nature for "Poetry in the Garden"

The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Botanical Garden invite the public to "Poetry in the Garden." Five locally and nationally renowned poets will read selections from their works that express their experiences with the natural world.

September 21, 2009

Two Undergraduates Win Honorable Mention at
2009 Society of Mathematical Biology Meeting

Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting.

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.

September 02, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Awarded Several Grants to Enhance Programs

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at the Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a number of grants to enhance its programs.

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 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Intelligence Expert Receives Kudos from Mensa

Infants who excel at processing new information at 6- and 12-months-old, typically excel in intelligence and academic achievements as young adults in their 20's, according to a study directed by Case Western Reserve University Psychologist Joseph Fagan.

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.

May 13, 2009

Physicist, Biologist Named Wittke Award Recipients

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom with the annual Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences are this year's recipients: Corbin Covault, associate professor of physics, and Nancy DiIulio, instructor of biology.

May 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Students to Pilot Latest Addition to Amazon Family of Wireless Reading Devices

President Barbara R. Snyder joined Amazon.com Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos this morning in New York City to unveil the Kindle DX, an update of the company's wireless reader device that will include textbooks and a broad range other materials. Case Western Reserve is one of five campuses nationwide that will pilot the machines this fall. The others are Princeton, Arizona State, Virginia and Reed.

May 04, 2009

Case Western Reserve University’s Renowned Expert on Tibet Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Widely renowned as the world’s foremost expert on Tibet, Melvyn C. Goldstein, the John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

April 28, 2009

Three Honored in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

A third-year Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering student, working with campus researchers on deep brain stimulation, has earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in this year's competition, sponsored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

April 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report

Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nations' best. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.

Behind the Doors of Anatomy Class

Until Dissection, Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 by James Edmonson from Case Western Reserve University and John Harley Warner from Yale University was published by Blast Books this month, what happened in dissection classes remained largely behind closed doors, far from the public's view.

April 22, 2009

Dozens of High School Students to Spend Time on Campus Gaining Exposure to Health Careers, College Life

Several schools and departments at Case Western Reserve University will collaborate to help 40 Cleveland and East Cleveland high school students gain exposure to health careers and campus life.

April 16, 2009

Intersections Symposium to Feature Research of More than 400 Undergraduates

More than 400 Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are participating in the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Thwing Center. The campus community is invited to stop by to view some of the innovative and creative research being conducted by undergraduates. The projects represent numerous academic disciplines.

April 10, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.

April 08, 2009

Senior Class Gift Leaves Sustainable Legacy

The 2009 Senior Class Gift Campaign officially kicked off its fundraising effort during Grad Fair, launching a series of events that will allow the class of 2009 to leave an enduring legacy on campus and express its appreciation for Case Western Reserve University. The campaign strives to show seniors the impact that private gifts have on the university and to increase participation in the tradition of giving at Case Western Reserve.

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 26, 2009

Wain Journalism Series Continues with Tina Brown Talk on April 1

As today's economic concerns mount and digital media outlets proliferate, traditional media outlets—including magazines and newspapers—are struggling. Some are folding altogether, while others are going to digital-only formats to deliver news and information. With the journalism landscape encompassing new formats, many acclaimed writers and editors are creating or moving to these vehicles to maintain their current audience while finding new ones. Tina Brown, former editor The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, and Tatler magazines, will share her observations with the campus community on April 1.

March 16, 2009

Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for Intersections Symposium

Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are encouraged to present their research during the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session.

February 25, 2009

Student Keeps Busy with Music, Medicine and a New Business Venture

At Case Western Reserve University, John Knific, a biology major, has found a way to combine his love of science with his love for music.

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 19, 2009

Two Case Western Reserve Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Roberto Fernandez Galan, assistant professor of neuroscience, and Thomas Gray, assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.

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 16, 2009

Physics Chair Named APS Fellow, AAAS Speaker

Dan Akerib, chair of the Case Western Reserve University department of physics, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in honor of his work in the area of astrophysics.

February 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center Awarded Major National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University has received a major award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $650,000 NEH Challenge Grant was awarded to support research and programs that advance the humanities across the Case Western Reserve campus and in the Cleveland community.

January 26, 2009

Science is Fun! Family Day Receives Community Outreach Grant

The Science is Fun! Family Day program has received a Community Outreach Grant. The program helps entire families experience the fun side of science and math.

January 16, 2009

Inauguration Will Be Ride of a Lifetime for Case Western Reserve Lecturer

Lisa Hazirjian has a train to catch this weekend. And even before she boards, the Case Western Reserve University lecturer knows she's about to embark on the ride of a lifetime. Hazirjian is one of 16 "everyday Americans" invited to ride the pre-inauguration whistle stop tour of President-elect Barack Obama.

January 15, 2009

Music Lecturer to Play at Inaugural Luncheon

For a music lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, the high note of the inauguration won't be the swearing in ceremony or throngs of people or even the glamorous balls and parties. It will be a much quieter event: the traditional inaugural luncheon for the new president.

January 06, 2009

Kelly McMann Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Kelly McMann's political science project.

December 23, 2008

For Case Western Reserve LPN, Degree Decades in the Making

Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, a licensed practical nurse and appointment manager at Case Western Reserve University Health Services, needs to complete just two credit hours next semester to earn her bachelor's degree. It's a personal project that's been a couple decades in the making.

December 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University President Names Inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

President Barbara R. Snyder Monday announced the appointment of Marilyn Sanders Mobley as Case Western Reserve University's first Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Mobley, currently Provost at Bennett College for Women, emerged from an exhaustive search that drew more than 130 applicants for the new, Cabinet-level position.

December 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Earns 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service

Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

December 10, 2008

Student Uses Community Outreach Grant to Help Children See Themselves Reflected in the Arts

Kristina Walter wants the children who attend Buhrer at Kentucky School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to see their Latino heritage reflected in the arts. So Walter, an art education and Spanish double major, plans to use her Community Outreach Program Grant in a way that will help a group of students do just that.

December 05, 2008

Lisa Huisman Koops Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Lisa Huisman Koops and her music study.

December 03, 2008

For Children in Case Western Reserve University Psychology Study, it's Time to Play

Preschool visitors between the ages of 4 and 6 to the Cleveland Children's Museum (CMC) will be invited to participate in a new study from the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University to boost creativity and imagination in free play.

December 01, 2008

Students utilize left and right sides of their brains in Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art Class

Uniting the scientist's left brain thinking with the artist's right brain creativity has resulted in a number of environmentally based art installations and projects in Biology 312, a course offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

November 24, 2008

Faculty Committee Seeking Feedback on Potential Change to Governance of Undergraduate Education

On the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Senate, undergraduate school leadership and student government are reviewing recommendations to streamline the current model of faculty oversight for undergraduate education and life.

November 11, 2008

Guitar Legend Les Paul to Speak At American Music Masters Conference Saturday, Nov. 15

Guitar legend Les Paul will be on the Case Western Reserve University campus for a day-long symposium focused on his life and work. Paul, whose works are being lauded during the 13th annual American Music Masters series this week, will talk about his career and legacy on Saturday, November 15, during "Rock and Roll Retrospective: The Les Paul Phenomenon."

November 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Sees Significant Improvement in Women in Science and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University has advanced the number of women teaching--and in leadership positions--in the sciences and engineering by more than 17 percent over the last four years.

October 31, 2008

NSF grant to launch 24 undergraduates from Case Western Reserve University into math and science teaching careers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new program at Case Western Reserve University to prepare 24 high-achieving science and math undergraduates for teaching careers.

On Stage at Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater is Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University continues its 2008/09 drama series with Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy by Beth Henley.

October 27, 2008

Case Footlighters' production of Sweeney Todd is an integration of engineering and the arts

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will be presented by Case Western Reserve University's student-run theater group, the Case Footlighters, just in time for Halloween. There will be four performances: Thursday through Saturday, October 30-November 1, at 8 p.m., and another performance on November 1 at 11:59 p.m. All performances will be held at the Carlton Commons on campus, 11892 Carlton Road. The production is being directed by Nicholas Badger, a second-year mechanical engineering and German studies major.

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.

October 09, 2008

Geauga Park District purchases Nassau Observatory from Case Western Reserve University

Geauga Park District Board of Park Commissioners announces the acquisition of 281 acres in Montville Township, popularly known as Nassau Observatory, from Case Western Reserve University. This parcel will become part of Observatory Park, and bring the acreage for this park to 1,117.7 acres, making it the Park District's largest single land-holding.

October 03, 2008

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women recognizes women of achievement at Case Western Reserve

The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.

October 01, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater opens drama series with The Firebugs

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater opens its 2008-09 drama series with The Firebugs, a darkly humorous satire written by Swiss playwright Max Frisch, with translation by Mordecai Gorelik.

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

Case Western Reserve University publishes free primer on oral presentation for undergraduates

Case Western Reserve University's SAGES program is distributing a free primer on oral presentation, "Speak: How to Talk to Classmates and Others," to students this semester.

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.

September 19, 2008

First postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies named at Case Western Reserve University

A new postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies has launched with the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year at Case Western Reserve University. The fellowship is the first of its kind at the university and will be directed by Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor of history. Laila Haidarali is the program's first fellow.

September 08, 2008

Author and biologist Sean Carroll to speak as part of Case Western Reserve's Year of Darwin Celebration

Respected author and leading biologist Dr. Sean Carroll will discuss his work in biological development and evolution on Thursday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Case Western Reserve University's Strosacker Auditorium .

August 20, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers making four-dimensional map of Milky Way

Astronomers at Case Western Reserve University are participating in the newest phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious survey of the sky ever undertaken.

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.

August 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University study examines the transition from home to college

A new Case Western Reserve University study will explore how college students manage their mental illnesses.

Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants

Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.

July 28, 2008

A virtual toothache helps student dentists learn patient-side communications

Masha is a dental patient. Her oral health problems continue to change as she meets new Case Western Reserve University student dentists in Second Life's virtual dental office. The middle-aged avatar is an integral part of a new research project of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences department of communication sciences to teach and give students practice time to communicate with mock patients.

July 25, 2008

Up, Up and Away: Case Western Reserve Lecturer Debuts Documentary of Cleveland's Favorite Super-Son

For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, and Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, also will take part in Ingenuity Fest, the annual three-day celebration of innovation and creativity held in downtown Cleveland.

July 23, 2008

Cancer drug delivery research at Case Western Reserve University speeds time from two days to two hours

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a technique that has the potential to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to diseased areas within hours, as opposed to the two days it currently takes for existing delivery systems.

July 15, 2008

Worms on the move mix up dredgings in Case Western Reserve University study

Peter McCall and Gerald Matisoff, geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and undergraduate researchers are studying how marine invertebrates disturb harbor dredgings, deposited and capped miles off shore to sequester polluted sediment.

July 09, 2008

How dry is the moon? Research discovers moisture below lunar surface

A research team including Jim Van Orman, a Case Western Reserve University faculty member, has uncovered that, contrary to accepted theory, there may be water within the Moon's interior.

July 03, 2008

New view of Mercury provides surface details, promises deeper revelations

Scientists now have a much clearer view of the surface of Mercury -- as well as data that could lead to new theories about the planet's interior -- from the first direct topographic data sent back from the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft in January. Steven A. Hauck II, assistant professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, is part of the team collecting and analyzing the data.

July 01, 2008

Some 40,000 pages of Tibetan oral histories at Case Western Reserve to appear online in 2009

Begun in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project in anthropology will be completed with support from a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

June 25, 2008

Running in rhythm: Measuring the effect of music on competitive runners

If it's true that music calms the savage in us, it stands to reason that it should have the same effect on competitive runners, right? Not according to a recent research project conducted at Case Western Reserve University. Acknowledging how the synchrony of motion and music has a positive effect on the enjoyment of repetitive activities, Esther Erb, a May 2008 graduate from Richmond, Va. with a bachelor of science in music and cognitive science, set out to find whether this positive effect could help reduce runners' perceived exertion levels during strenuous exercise.

June 19, 2008

Collaboration—among university programs, students and staff—spurs National Youth Sports Program

Adult-like health issues -- obesity, high blood pressure and more -- are beginning to take a toll on American children, and the people who coordinate the Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program have committed to helping Greater Cleveland children get or remain healthy during a five-week summer camp.

June 10, 2008

Presidential trip celebrates alumni achievement at Texas Instruments

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder recently hosted a Dallas reception at Texas Instruments Inc. that included 14 Case Western Reserve alumni who are currently working at the corporation. The group represents a broad spectrum of alumni—from the Case School of Engineering to the College of Arts and Sciences—who hold an equally varied and prominent set of roles at one of the world's leading semiconductor companies.

June 09, 2008

Summer SAGES seminar casts excitement into literature

This summer, Case Western Reserve University students will hang the "gone fishing" sign on the classroom door, but that doesn't mean they are taking a break from learning. Royal Coachmen, Wooly Buggers and Fate: The Literature of Fly Fishing, a summer seminar, will immerse students in the lore, mystique and skill of fly fishing.

June 05, 2008

Chemistry research builds on understanding electrocatalysis in fuel cells and corrosion

Researchers from the chemistry department at Case Western Reserve University and Toyota Central R&D Laboratories from Nagakute, Japan, have developed a theory to advance fuel cell and corrosion prevention technologies.

May 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University political science professor receives Woodrow Wilson fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen & Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, will spend the 2008-2009 academic year in Washington, D.C., as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

May 27, 2008

Astronomers search for orphan stars using newly upgraded telescope

Using new instrumentation, Case Western Reserve University astronomers can now view the night sky wider and deeper than before. While the vast reaches of intergalactic space may appear dark and empty, a new camera installed on the university's Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., will bring into clear view the faint sea of orphan stars strewn throughout the nearby Virgo cluster of galaxies.

May 23, 2008

Engineering physics major, Karen Vaughn, wins NSF Fellowship

Karen Vaughn, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, faces a tough decision as a new graduate. Having received two major awards to support her graduate education at the University of California at Berkeley, Vaughn will have to decide between accepting the National Science Foundation Fellowship or the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.

May 21, 2008

Erb Ready for Last NCAA Run, Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

When Esther Erb walks out onto the track in Titan Stadium in Oshkosh, Wis., at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Thursday night, it won't be as a Case Western Reserve University student-athlete—but it will be as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.

May 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve joins prestigious public policy programming Web consortium

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

May 16, 2008

Robotic zoo and more to demonstrate animal behavior turned mechanical at Case Western Reserve University

Building a machine that moves like a cockroach, salamander, fish or another creature is no easy task. Over 100 of the world's pioneering engineers, biologists and neuroscientists who have contributed to building biologically inspired robots will be on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, June 1-6, to discuss new developments in the field of biorobotics during the Fourth International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM).

May 14, 2008

Psychological issues link teaching subjects for 2008 John S. Diekhoff winners

Creating emotional connections to subjects taught are important in successful teaching, according to Case Western Reserve University's winners of the 2008 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching, Heath Demaree, associate professor of psychology, and Athena Vrettos, associate professor and director of graduate studies in English.

May 12, 2008

Undergraduate mentors honored with 2008 Jackson Award at Case Western Reserve University

The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. This year, Anne Helmreich, art history associate professor, and Stacy Williams, communications studies assistant professor, have been named Jackson Award recipients.

May 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Fulbright winners going green with overseas research

Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Fulbright Scholars, Olivia Corey and Michael Davidson, are taking their "green" research projects to study in Europe and Asia next year.

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.

April 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students take honors in Goldwater Competition

Three undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University who have been actively involved in research along with their academic achievements have brought them recognition by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

April 28, 2008

UCITE to Honor Five Glennan Fellows April 30

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) invites the campus community to come out and learn about the research of and to celebrate the five faculty members who were selected as Glennan Fellows during the Annual Glennan Fellows Program, noon to 1:30 p.m., April 30 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

April 24, 2008

Do dogs think? Undergraduates explore animal cognition, disposition in interdisciplinary philosophy course

Dogs listen to iPod music. Cats stare at computer animation. It's all part of students observing animals during Sara Waller's service learning philosophy class on animal behavior, consciousness and cognition at Case Western Reserve University.

April 16, 2008

Smetona stocking-up victories, bonding with brother

The University Circle area certainly won't have a shortage of Smetona's in the coming years, because not only do senior Joe Smetona and his brother John play tennis here at Case Western Reserve University, but there are likely four more Smetona siblings on the way to campus, all of whom plan on playing tennis for the Spartans.

April 14, 2008

Gravity wave "smoking gun" fizzles, according to Case Western Reserve University physics researchers

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University has found that gravitational radiation -- widely expected to provide "smoking gun" proof for a theory of the early universe known as "inflation" -- can be produced by another mechanism.

April 11, 2008

Will commitment to endow chemistry professorship at Case Western Reserve University

Gilles Klopman, the Charles F. Mabery Professor Emeritus of Research in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University and president and CEO of Beachwood, Ohio-based MultiCASE, Inc., has made seven-figure will commitment to the chemistry department in Case Western Reserve's College of Arts and Sciences.

April 10, 2008

Now reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Boston…senior Yvette Cendes

Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence Krauss—a writer of popular science books—may have some future competition for the bestsellers' list. Recently the National Science Writers Association (NASW) chose senior physics major Yvette Cendes as one of 10 undergraduates to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.

April 09, 2008

Ko plays tennis and finds research at Case

Although Case Western Reserve University sophomore Kristin Ko had a successful four-year tennis career at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, she did not plan on playing for the Spartans. Ko was interested in trying something new.

Case Western Reserve University's MaDaCol presents spring concert, April 17-19

Case Western Reserve University's MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) will present its spring concert. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 17 and 18 and at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, behind Church of the Covenant.

March 27, 2008

Alamire makes North American debut on Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music concludes the 22nd season of "Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness" on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., with "Choral Masterworks of the 16th Century," a concert by the British vocal consort Alamire.

March 26, 2008

National Cityscapes Conference traverses urban environments through humanities' lens

The three-day National Cityscape Conference, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art, will examine our urban environment, past and present, through the lens of the humanities, asking what contributions the arts, culture, and society have made to the formation of cities

Baseball's Hurley at home on the diamond

The grandson of a former Cleveland Indian pitcher, Clay Hurley wanted to play football coming out of high school, ended up briefly playing college basketball, and now is the leadoff man and starting centerfielder for the Case Western Reserve University baseball team.

March 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Music Department Presents Purcell's Dido & Aeneas

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music will premiere a new and expanded semi-staged version of Henry Purcell's famous opera, Dido and Aeneas, on Thursday and Friday, April 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11120 Bellflower Rd. The performances, stage-directed by Ellen Hargis and music-directed and choreographed by Julie Andrijeski, are free and open to the public, although tickets are required.

March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations

Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE -- taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center -- highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.

March 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve University MFA candidates present dance works

Case Western Reserve University Master of Fine Arts candidates Heather Koniz and Sheau-Feng Luo will present their thesis dance concert, "No Boundary," March 27-29, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd.

March 18, 2008

Is it luck of the draw or skill? Case Western Reserve University psychologist places his bets on skill

Is it luck of the draw in poker? No, says Michael DeDonno, a doctoral student from Case Western Reserve University. He suggests putting your bets on skills over luck when playing the card game.

March 12, 2008

Inamori Center shares in Kyoto celebration, prepares for ethics prize gala

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will help celebrate the North American Kyoto Laureate Symposium today through March 14 in San Diego. The Inamori Center also will mark the awarding of its inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize September 4 in Cleveland, with a celebration reminiscent of the Kyoto Prize events.

March 10, 2008

Capitalizing on strengths to overcome difficulties for children diagnosed with ADHD

Collaborative Research conducted by Case Western Reserve University psychology professor Elizabeth J. Short has won the 2007 Keith Conners Award for Scholarly Contribution. The award recognizes an outstanding article published in the "Journal of Attention Disorders in 2007".

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

When asked to reflect on their own offenses, men become more forgiving

Exline is the lead author on the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology's article, "Not so Innocent: Does Seeing One's Own Capability for Wrongdoing Predict Forgiveness?" She collaborated with researchers Roy Baumeister and Anne Zell from Florida State University; Amy Kraft from Arizona State; and Charlotte Witvliet from Hope College.

February 28, 2008

Ted Gup wins Goldsmith award for Nation of Secrets

Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy will honor Case Western Reserve University's Ted Gup with its prestigious Goldsmith Book Prize on March 18 for his 2007 book, "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" (Doubleday).

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 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve experiment retakes the lead in international competition to detect WIMPs

Case Western Reserve University physicists and others from the Cryrogenic Dark Matter Search experiment announced they have regained the lead in the worldwide race to find the particles that make up dark matter. The CDMS experiment, located a half-mile underground in a Minnesota mine, again sets the world's best constraints on the properties of dark matter candidates.

Case Western Reserve physicists compete against, collaborate with each other in search for dark matter

A race is on in Case Western Reserve University's physics department and around the world to be the first research group to capture signals from WIMPs (weakly interactive massive particles)—the substance that comprises dark matter.

February 22, 2008

Max Kade Foundation grant to support renovations to Max Kade Center in Clark Hall and promote programs in the study of German languages, literature and art

A $100,000 grant from the Max Kade Foundation in New York City will be used to reconfigure the Max Kade Center for German Studies to support a multi-use environment for classes, readings, lectures, workshops, film screenings and more.

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 13, 2008

Alumnus makes final "cheer" for Case with $1.1 million bequest

John Oshchypok made a final cheer for his alma mater when he made a bequest of $1.1 million gift to advance energy-related research in the chemistry department. Oshchypok, as a young chemistry major at the former Case Institute of Technology, raised school spirit as the "A" on the Case cheering squad and urged the Rough Riders down the field for touchdowns in the early 1950's.

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University presents The Glass Menagerie

Eldred Theater at Case Western Reserve University will stage Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, with performances in late February and early March.

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 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, industry partner to debut break-through mobile technology

Beginning February 1, students, faculty and staff at Case Western Reserve's Cleveland, Ohio, campus will be participating in the nation's first trial of "2D codes" -- commonly referred to as "QR Codes" -- by bringing the cell phone technology to campus.

January 18, 2008

Ethnic studies program at Case Western Reserve University hosts author Alice Randall and political philosopher Preston King

The Ethnic Studies Program at Case Western Reserve University will host several free public events that explore freedom of speech issues, including a presentation from Alice Randall, author of "The Wind Done Gone", a parody of Margaret Mitchell's 1936 best-selling novel, "Gone with the Wind". Former self-exiled political philosopher Preston King will join the conversation to take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 7 in Thwing Center Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Ave.

January 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve's Ashley Horton holds court

Senior Ashley Horton wants to go to law school and eventually become a lawyer after she graduates from Case Western Reserve University in the spring, but for now, the only court she's focused on is the one in Horsburgh Gym where she's been dropping the gavel on opponents all season long.

January 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University junior awarded prestigious Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University junior Hannah Cha has been selected as a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow by the United States Department of State. Cha was among 20 students selected from over 1,000 applicants.

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.

December 26, 2007

Richmond Heights students help Case Western Reserve visiting artist pull "Mind of Cleveland" thoughts from thinking cap

More than 500 people submitted their thoughts, dreams and inspirations to conceptual artist Carl Pope's "The Mind of Cleveland" project. These submissions will become part of a poster-mural artwork for the university's Humanities Week on "Cityscapes" in March 2008.

Richmond Heights students help Case Western Reserve visiting artist pull "Mind of Cleveland" thoughts from thinking cap

More than 500 people submitted their thoughts, dreams and inspirations to conceptual artist Carl Pope's "The Mind of Cleveland" project. These submissions will become part of a poster-mural artwork for the university's Humanities Week on "Cityscapes" in March 2008.

December 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University planetary geologist part of NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury

NASA has selected Case Western Reserve University geophysicist Steven A. Hauck II as one of 23 "participating scientists" to join a team collecting and analyzing data from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.

Ensemble REBEL back by popular demand to Chapel Court and Countryside Early Music at Harkness

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music continues the 22nd season of Chapel, Court and Countryside: Early Music at Harkness at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9 in the university's Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road, with a concert by the international ensemble REBEL.

December 17, 2007

Undergraduate dual-degree program unites Case Western Reserve, National Cheng Kung Universities

John Wang and Ching-Hao "Jake" Hsu from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan, are part of a contingent of new international students welcomed to Case Western Reserve University this year as part of a new dual-degree program administered by their home institution and Case. Students who participate in this program can earn two degrees.

December 12, 2007

Andean Highlands in Chile yield ancient South American armored mammal fossil

Darin Croft from Case Western Reserve University, John Flynn from the American Museum of Natural History and Andre R. Wyss from the University of California Santa Barbara report the discovery of fossils from an 18-million-year-old armored mammal and describe the mammal in the featured article for the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

December 11, 2007

Krauss joins top scientists in call for special presidential debate

Ten Nobel laureates, two dozen other eminent scientists and the leaders of many of America's pre-eminent scientific organizations -- including Case Western Reserve University -- have joined a coalition of business leaders, writers and elected officials of both major political parties in a call for a science-based presidential debate in 2008.

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum sign affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum have entered a three-year renewable affiliation to create a highly competitive national and international graduate research program in plant sciences and ecology. This is the first affiliation agreement for Holden Arboretum.

November 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Museum of Art's joint program in art history and museum studies marks its 40th anniversary

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and Case Western Reserve University's art history and museum studies program has been transforming students' lives and careers for 40 years. Friends and alumni marked this historic milestone and the program's longstanding success recently with a special anniversary event at the museum.

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Museum of Art's joint program in art history and museum studies marks its 40th anniversary

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and Case Western Reserve University's art history and museum studies program has been transforming students' lives and careers for 40 years. Friends and alumni marked this historic milestone and the program's longstanding success recently with a special anniversary event at the museum.

November 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University students test potential new food sources for African countries

Case Western Reserve University students in Christopher Cullis's biotechnology lab are testing wild, native plants from South Africa to determine if the legumes have the potential to become domesticated crops and help feed the hungry there.

Case Western Reserve University students test potential new food sources for African countries

Case Western Reserve University students in Christopher Cullis's biotechnology lab are testing wild, native plants from South Africa to determine if the legumes have the potential to become domesticated crops and help feed the hungry there.

November 27, 2007

Inamori Center to host forum on ethics of eugenics

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, will host "Eugenics 2007: Is the Customer Always Right?," a discussion of the ethical issues arising from genetic manipulation on December 5.

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.

November 20, 2007

Mesoamerican figure inspires David Deming's abstract sculpture Inner Circle for Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University recently celebrated the dedication of Inner Circle, a sculpture by internationally recognized artist David Deming, president and CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA).

November 16, 2007

David Rothenberg receives American Musicological Society's Alfred Einstein Award

A published article on the theme of springtime in medieval and Renaissance religious and secular music has earned David J. Rothenberg from the Department of Music at Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences one of the highest honors from the American Musicological Society.

David Rothenberg receives American Musicological Society's Alfred Einstein Award

A published article on the theme of springtime in medieval and Renaissance religious and secular music has earned David J. Rothenberg from the Department of Music at Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences one of the highest honors from the American Musicological Society.

November 15, 2007

Neils receives fellowship to study at Yale center for British art

Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University's Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, is spending a monthlong residential fellowship at the Mellon Center for British Art at Yale University. She is examining the work of British architect and designer James "Athenian" Stuart (1713-1788).

Neils receives fellowship to study at Yale center for British art

Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University's Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, is spending a monthlong residential fellowship at the Mellon Center for British Art at Yale University. She is examining the work of British architect and designer James "Athenian" Stuart (1713-1788).

November 14, 2007

Unraveling cell communications is goal for mathematical biologist

Peter Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics, biology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, is on a quest to find out how "cells make sense of the barrages of signaling molecules they encounter every day."

November 09, 2007

Observatory built by team including Case physicists links highest energy cosmic ray particles to giant black holes

Case Western Reserve University Physicist Corbin Covault and his research group are part of an international collaboration that has built the world's largest cosmic ray observatory in Argentina. This collaboration has recently reported a major discovery that apparently tracks the origins of near speed-of-light cosmic ray particles to a special type of massive black hole, called Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), found in some nearby galaxies

November 08, 2007

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

Some answers about the quality of life for older Americans will come from 125 remaining members of 1,000 retirees, who have been studied by Case Western Reserve University sociologist Eva Kahana over the past 18 years. The study's elderly participants have provided important information on how people lead successful lives as they cope with the stresses of growing older and frailer in the last years of life.

November 05, 2007

The Shadow of a Gunman on Eldred Theater stage

Eldred Theater on the campus of Case Western Reserve University continues its 2007-2008 production season with a classic, tragic-comedy, The Shadow of a Gunman, by Sean O'Casey, one of the great Irish dramatists of the 20th century. Performances are at...

November 02, 2007

"The Killer"—Jerry Lee Lewis—takes stage for American Music Masters Week

Key-pumping piano player and country music great Jerry Lee Lewis will be hailed as one of music's founding fathers of rock 'n' roll when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 12th Annual American Music Masters Conference, "Whole Lotta Shakin': The Life and Music of Jerry Lee Lewis."

October 31, 2007

Elevated nitric oxide in blood is key to high altitude function for Tibetans

How can some people live at high altitudes and thrive while others struggle to obtain enough oxygen to function?

Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after 30 years

Case Western Reserve University's five-day symposium, "Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after Thirty Years," will revisit the wave of terrorism that swept across Germany through a series of lectures, films and discussions, starting Sunday, November 4 and concluding Thursday, November 8 in order to explore the cinematic and historical exploration of this episode in history.

Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after 30 years

Case Western Reserve University's five-day symposium, "Terrorism in Europe: The 'German Autumn' of 1977 after Thirty Years," will revisit the wave of terrorism that swept across Germany through a series of lectures, films and discussions, starting Sunday, November 4 and concluding Thursday, November 8 in order to explore the cinematic and historical exploration of this episode in history.

October 30, 2007

Award-winning author Ted Gup to discuss "secrecy and national security" at law school on October 30, 2007

Ted Gup, award-winning author of "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" (Doubleday 2007), will consider critical questions about national security in his talk at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Tuesday, October 30. Presented by the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, the free talk will be held at the School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., in the Moot Courtroom (A59) at 4:30 p.m.

October 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate curriculum sharpens students’ communications skills, prepares them for future challenges

Case Western Reserve University's Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) is one of 13 college programs featured in a recent report celebrating innovative teaching approaches in higher education.

October 17, 2007

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

University's Baker-Nord fellow taps Clevelanders' minds for thoughts about their city

What are your thoughts, wishes and desires for the city of Cleveland? If you could suggest a motto, what would it be? Now is your chance to speak out: Your thoughts are needed for "The Mind of Cleveland," a billboard and letterpress poster project by Carl Pope, an Indianapolis-based photographer and installation artist.

October 16, 2007

The Racial inequality of cities is topic of next Baker-Nord Center talk

Thomas J. Sugrue from the University of Pennsylvania will examine what he describes as the "unfinished struggles" for racial equality in postwar American suburbs when he gives the lecture, "Jim Crow's Last Stand." The free, public talk begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18 in Case Western Reserve University's Wolstein Research Building auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road.

The Racial inequality of cities is topic of next Baker-Nord Center talk

Thomas J. Sugrue from the University of Pennsylvania will examine what he describes as the "unfinished struggles" for racial equality in postwar American suburbs when he gives the lecture, "Jim Crow's Last Stand." The free, public talk begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18 in Case Western Reserve University's Wolstein Research Building auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road.

The Racial inequality of cities is topic of next Baker-Nord Center talk

Thomas J. Sugrue from the University of Pennsylvania will examine what he describes as the "unfinished struggles" for racial equality in postwar American suburbs when he gives the lecture, "Jim Crow's Last Stand." The free, public talk begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18 in Case Western Reserve University's Wolstein Research Building auditorium, 2103 Cornell Road.

October 11, 2007

Palestinian peace leader, university president to speak, October 14

Sari Nusseibeh, a Palestinian professor of philosophy and president of Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, will discuss his book, Once Upon a Country -- A Palestinian Life, that he co-authored with Anthony David.

October 08, 2007

Ted Gup to be inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25

If Ted Gup hadn't forgotten his wallet at the Akron Beacon Journal office in 1974, he may not be the reporter headed to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25.

October 04, 2007

New Spartan Mascot enjoys role as student ambassador

Charles "Chuck" Becker embodies the concept of team spirit. When the call went out last spring for a 2007-2008 Spartan mascot, he applied for and earned the position.

October 02, 2007

Marixa Lasso's visa problems over

Stranded in Panama since July, Marixa Lasso, assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, got word that her visa problems have ended.

September 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve, CIA and SUNY bring fall shows with Latin American and Italian art to Cleveland

This fall, Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the State University of New York join forces to introduce works of contemporary Latin American and Italian American artists to Cleveland.

September 25, 2007

George Gund Foundation supports Schubert Center's Child Policy Initiative

The George Gund Foundation has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Schubert Center for Child Studies to sustain its Child Policy Initiative (CPI) through 2009. Established three years ago with the foundation's support, CPI has worked to strengthen the connections among research, education, and child policy at Case Western Reserve University.

September 24, 2007

$1.6 million gift fuels groundbreaking research in arthritis, transforms undergraduate labs

Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan's work with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in skeletal research and its potential use in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (B.S. '49, physics) has donated $1.6 million to the College of Arts and Sciences.

September 21, 2007

Authors of "The Israel Lobby" will speak at Case, September 26

Authors John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government will discuss the impact of Israel's lobbying on U. S. foreign policy, the basis of their new book, The Israel Lobby and U. S. Foreign Policy, during a free, public talk on Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in Ford Auditorium of Allen Memorial Library, 11100 Euclid Ave. on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. The event is sponsored by the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice.

Authors of "The Israel Lobby" will speak at Case, September 26

Authors John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government will discuss the impact of Israel's lobbying on U. S. foreign policy, the basis of their new book, The Israel Lobby and U. S. Foreign Policy, during a free, public talk on Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in Ford Auditorium of Allen Memorial Library, 11100 Euclid Ave. on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. The event is sponsored by the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice.

September 17, 2007

"The Working Poor: Invisible in America" author to speak during Alumni Weekend

David Shipler, author of "The Working Poor: Invisible in America," will speak at Case Western Reserve University on October 5 as part of the Alumni Weekend and Homecoming activities.

September 04, 2007

Theater professor's sabbatical to focus on observation of the human body

Drawing the human body and performing theater roles have much in common, as Case Western Reserve University's Katherine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater Ron Wilson has learned over the years.

August 28, 2007

International Researchers Take a Bench to Bedside Look at MSCs During 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland

Researchers from more than 22 countries will come to Cleveland for a bench to bedside examination of Cleveland's role in developing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from regenerative medicine and stem cell research to therapeutics in patient care. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) and founding partner Case Western Reserve University have organized the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Conference, through August 29, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland, to highlight advances in MSC research.

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.

August 02, 2007

Lectures by art historian Catherine Scallen part of new DVD collection

Case Western Reserve University art historian Catherine Scallen has a new audience for her lectures on Renaissance art.

July 31, 2007

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

It was more than fireworks on a Fourth of July trip to the Silicon Valley for 10 Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

It was more than fireworks on a Fourth of July trip to the Silicon Valley for 10 Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

It was more than fireworks on a Fourth of July trip to the Silicon Valley for 10 Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

It was more than fireworks on a Fourth of July trip to the Silicon Valley for 10 Case Western Reserve University graduate students in the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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?

July 25, 2007

Case professor organizes workshop on modeling the clustering of galaxies

When organizers of the Aspen Center for Physics gave a briefing on how to act when encountering bears, Idit Zehavi, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of astronomy, absorbed the information but filed it away as something she would probably never have to use.

July 03, 2007

Case/Cleveland Play House Acting Program to use Cleveland Foundation as home for new endowment fund

Tom White is shooting for a role in a Broadway hit. He plans to reach that goal with the apprenticeship training he will begin this fall through the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, a three-year immersion in theater and acting.

June 29, 2007

Deimling named Arts and Sciences Armington Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Gary Deimling, professor of sociology and the co-director of the graduate program in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Armington Professor for the 2007-08 academic year.

June 25, 2007

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.

June 20, 2007

Black holes don't exist, Case physicists report

"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 printed pages with a host of calculations, the research may solve the information loss paradox that has perplexed physicists for the past 40 years.

June 15, 2007

Happy zoo animals drives Case, zoo research in Cleveland

Mokolo, a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gorilla, sits as quietly as a Rodin "Thinker." Elena Hoellein, a Case Western Reserve University biology graduate student, also appears as pensive, but is actually recording every move 19-year-old Mokolo and his companion, 22-year-old Bebac, make—some behaviors so subtle that many Zoo visitors miss them.

June 14, 2007

Upward Bound/TRIO Celebrates 41 years at Case Western Reserve University

Upward Bound, the national program aimed toward motivating and preparing disadvantaged students for higher education, endured significant cutbacks in funding this year. Fortunately, the program affiliated with Case Western Reserve University survived budget cuts and received a little over $2 million, allowing it to continue operating for the next four years.

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 07, 2007

The new America revealed in Nation of Secrets, by Ted Gup

Case Western Reserve University professor and best-selling author Ted Gup has a new book about to come out from Doubleday, "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life". The book examines how secrecy has corrupted American institutions and affected the daily lives of American citizens.

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.

May 23, 2007

Nation of Secrets goes on sale to public at Case book sale

Known for its selection of rare and used books, the 61st Annual Case Western Reserve University Book Sale will have something new this year by offering "Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life" from award-winning and best-selling author and journalist Ted Gup on opening day of the sale.

May 22, 2007

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years

When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon.

Volcanic eruptions preserve ancient history for Croft

A catastrophic mudflow some 25 to 28 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.

May 18, 2007

Geologist Saylor on CSI hunt to date hominid fossils

Using skills similar to those of a crime scene investigator, Beverly Saylor, Case Western Reserve University geologist, observed the geological formations and strata patterns across a remote area of Ethiopia recently. She was reconstructing the environment where ancient animals and hominids once lived.

May 17, 2007

Novelist Thrity Umrigar from Case publishes new book

Taking the oath to become a United States citizen many years ago, Thrity Umrigar stood between her parents visiting from India and renounced her homeland and allegiance to India. While she had chosen her new country, she recalls how she struggled with what she describes as one of the most embarrassing moments of her life. That internal struggle of the losses and gains of immigration become the heart of Umrigar's newest novel, "If Today Be Sweet" (William Morrow) published this month.

May 11, 2007

Akerib honored with 2007 Jackson award for his mentoring efforts in physics

Daniel Akerib likes to tell stories and anecdotes about his experiences as a physics student and professor. It is just one way that the professor and chair of the department of physics -- and a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring -- mentors his students.

May 02, 2007

International humanitarian to be honored at dedication of Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence

Case Western Reserve University will honor international humanitarian and entrepreneurial visionary Dr. Kazuo Inamori when it dedicates the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence on Monday, May 7. The dedication ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting and open house at Crawford Hall on the Case campus.

May 01, 2007

Glennan Fellows Recognized for Scholarship, Research, Teaching

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to interact and collaborate in the classroom is a common thread among the winners of this year's Glennan Fellows program, as is the use of modern technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The five winners from Case Western Reserve University represent different approaches to education that the Glennan Fellows program encourages.

April 27, 2007

Fourth year chem major wins Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Thomas Teets, a Case Western Reserve University graduating senior, will pursue graduate studies in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with support of a five-year Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

April 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University student receives Hispanic Scholarship Fund award

Joanna Lopez, a third-year political science and Spanish major at Case Western Reserve University, was surprised when she opened a letter recently and a $2,500 check from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund fell out of the envelope. She had forgotten that she applied the scholarship that she also won during her first year at the university.

April 19, 2007

Undergraduate research highlighted during the 2007 SOURCE Symposium

Throughout the academic year, Case Western Reserve University undergraduate students work on cutting-edge research that could make a difference in the future. The 2007 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session—taking place April 20 -- is an opportunity for all undergraduate students to present their research and creative projects to the university community.

High school students head to Case's farm for Envirothon in regional for North American High School Environmental Education Competition

Five-member teams of high school students from the region will have to think "green" as they head into the woods to the ponds and across the meadows at Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm, 37125 Fairmount Blvd. in Hunting Valley, for the regional 2007 Canon Envirothon, sponsored by the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District.

April 17, 2007

Fighting the bitter cold for a love of a new telescope

The sun has set at the South Pole. Case grad student Staniszewski fine tunes new telescope during South Pole winter.

April 16, 2007

Second-year Case Western Reserve University student named Goldwater Scholar

Sheeba Joseph, of Battle Creek, Mich., a second-year biochemistry major at Case Western Reserve University, is among a group of 317 gifted science and mathematics majors who have won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The awards are given by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

April 10, 2007

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

Information Society—Case's 2007 Humanities Week Is April 15-20

Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will culminate a yearlong examination of the meaning of information in our society with the 2007 Humanities Week celebration called "Information Society," April 15-20.

April 04, 2007

The music of fashion in Classic Chic by Case's Davis

Consider today's hip-hop, 1990s grunge or the psychedelic rock of the 1960s, and it quickly becomes obvious that music and fashion have close ties as forms of self expression. But this is nothing new, as Mary E. Davis, an associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, reveals in her new book, "Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism" (University of California Press).

March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings

"U.S. News & World Report's" latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.

March 28, 2007

Case students turn the world into a global classroom

Education has gone global for Case Western Reserve University students participating in spring trips to the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

March 27, 2007

"High-tech art detective" to unveil latest findings on quest for hidden Leonardo during talk at Cleveland Museum of Art

Famed scientist Maurizio Seracini will give a free, public talk, "Decoding Leonardo: Latest Findings on Leonardo's Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, and Battle of Anghiari," hosted by the Case Western Reserve University's department of art history and art on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

March 07, 2007

Dempsey has dissected more than her opponents while at Case

Dana Dempsey has dissected many defenses over the last four years as a guard on the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team. Dempsey recorded her 900th career point on Friday, February 16, and by the end of the weekend moved into the 10th spot on the Spartans' all-time scoring list with 922.

February 28, 2007

37th Annual Scholars' Conference to offer interfaith perspectives on the Holocaust

The 37th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches will take place March 11-13 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland under the direction of Peter Haas, director of the Samuel Rosenthal for Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University. A number of conference events are free and open to the public.

February 23, 2007

Finding meaning in caregiving helps maintain good mental health; chronic stress has physical consequences

Having positive cultural beliefs about caring for elders and strong religious beliefs can ward off depression and other mental health difficulties for female caregivers of spouses and parents with dementia, but sustained elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, puts these women at risk for physical health problems, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Geriatric Psychology".

February 12, 2007

2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak At Case

The Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University will present "Israel/Palestine: At the Brink of Apartheid"--a free public talk by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jeff Halper at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19 in Room 309, Clark Hall, 11130 Bellflower Road.

February 09, 2007

Moth antennae do more than sense smell, navigate flight

Sanjay Sane, a biologist from the University of Washington and lead author of this week's "Science" article, "Antennal Mechanosensors Mediate Flight Control in Moths," collaborated with Case biologist Mark Willis, in studying the large moth "Manduca sexta" (tobacco hornworm moth) to unravel how it controls it flight in an effort to build a new generation of flying robots.

January 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater presents How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater continues its 2006/07 production season with Paula Vogel's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "How I Learned to Drive". Performance dates are February 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 at 8:00 p.m., with Sunday matinées on February 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.

January 26, 2007

Moore on track, academically & athletically

Case Western Reserve University sophomore Derrick Moore is aware of his competition at every track meet, but when it is his turn to attempt a high jump or to run the 400 meters, he is focused on himself and his technique.

January 24, 2007

Record-setting Case swimmer Preyss glad to be home

The difference between a good athlete and a great one is often the athlete's belief that they can always perform better. The individual believes he or she is good, but there is a confidence that burns inside of them that says they can be even better. In certain individuals, this confidence spreads outside of whatever they happen to excel at and gives them the courage to live their lives in contentment, but not complacent.

January 16, 2007

The Hilliard Ensemble presents madrigals

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music continues the 21st season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness on Sunday, January 28, at 3 p.m., at Case's Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., with a concert by the renowned British vocal group, The Hilliard Ensemble. "Fortuna Desperata," features madrigals and songs from Renaissance Italy and England—and marks the 25th anniversary of the Hilliards' Cleveland début.

January 12, 2007

Alumna Joie Gregor leads recruitment arm of university's board of trustees

Joie Gregor has served on the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees for five years and is currently chair of the Committee on Trustees, the recruitment arm of the Board.

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 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Rosenthal Visiting Fellow to talk about Holocaust lessons in February

Case Western Reserve University's Rosenthal Visiting Fellow David Silberklang, a lecturer of Jewish history at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, presents "What Don't We Know? Unanswered Questions from the Holocaust." The free, public talk begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, in the 1914 Lounge of Thwing Center, 11111 Euclid Ave., on the Case campus.

December 13, 2006

National Science Foundation funds case program for integrated mathematical and biological sciences undergraduate research

Four Case Western Reserve University biology, mathematics and statistic majors will be pioneers in a new program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (RIBMS) program selected Arielle Kanters, a second-year biology major and math minor; Drew Kouri, a third-year math major; Eric Webb, a second-year mathematics major; and Peter Whalen, a second-year biology and mathematics double major, as its initial participants.

December 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University biologists suspect lightning fires help preserve oak forests

Oak forests may be approaching extinction but lightning fires may play a vital role in their regeneration, according to Case Western Reserve University biologists.

November 28, 2006

Local gallery presents retrospective celebrating 40 years of artist Christopher Pekoc's work

Sand papers abrade photographic images. Varnishes and shellacs add eerie luster to transparent photocopied images warped and wrinkled by a heat gun. The hardware store tools and finishes that surrounded Christopher Pekoc—art studio part-time lecturer at Case Western Reserve University—as he grew up in his family's Cleveland hardware stores, have found new uses. The manipulation of these tools over the past 40 years has inspired the work of one of Cleveland's leading artists.

November 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University student selected as one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars

Shaan Gandhi, a fourth-year student at Case Western Reserve University majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, is one of only 32 college students in the United States selected as a Rhodes Scholar for 2007. While at the University of Oxford, the Battle Creek, Mich. native plans to pursue the M.Sc. in Integrated Immunology.

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.

November 03, 2006

Child therapists gauge emotions in play to help children

Having a child with bottled up emotions isn't a good thing. Psychologists from Case Western Reserve University have found that the range of emotions that children use in play can be used as an indicator of how emotionally charged their memories will be.

October 23, 2006

Case's humanities center celebrates 10th anniversary

As the nation turns the spotlight on National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for Humanities celebrates its own milestone as the center reaches its 10th anniversary.

October 19, 2006

Local artists' work featured in collaborative exhibition

The work of eight local artists, all current or former students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be featured in an exhibition titled "Heterotopia: sites of culture represented, contested and inverted", a collaborative project involving The Cleveland Foundation, the Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University.

October 17, 2006

Fossils of new pygmy water buffalo provide evidence that it once roamed Cebu island in the Philipines

The fossils of an unusual pygmy buffalo--shorter than a yardstick at its shoulders but with a weight of a reindeer at 350 pounds--show the first evidence that "island dwarfing" can take place among the cattle family.

October 06, 2006

Case Dance Program to Participate via Internet2 in the 24th International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education Conference

Case Western Reserve University's Dance Program will participate in a networked dance event on Wednesday, October 11, with dancers, choreographers, musicians and panelists in three cities—Cleveland, Ohio, and the Florida cities of Miami and Gainesville.

September 22, 2006

Case physicist and Oxford colleagues revive aether theory

Physicists are fond of simple and to-the-point theories. Case Western Reserve University Physicist Glenn Starkman, with his colleagues Tom Zlosnik and Pedro Ferreira from the University of Oxford, put their minds together during Starkman's John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship this...

September 19, 2006

New lunar meteorite found in Antarctica

Although last year's inclement weather resulted in fewer Antarctic meteorite recoveries than usual, scientists have recently discovered that one of the specimens is a rare breed—a type of lunar meteorite seen only once before.

September 15, 2006

Case chemist takes on HIV-1 virus with $1 M support from NIH

Finds proteins from the AIDS virus Case Western Reserve University Chemist Mary Barkley wants to find out what makes two pieces of a protein in the AIDS virus begin the biochemical processes that lead to AIDS. A four-year, $...

September 07, 2006

Committee appointed for College of Arts and Sciences Dean search

An internal search advisory committee has been formed to help select Case Western Reserve University's next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Committee -- primarily comprised of CAS faculty -- has been convened to provide the...

August 30, 2006

Three years of professional training makes a big NYC splash

Good news came to Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Play House that its 2006 graduates in the MFA Professional Actor Training Program made "a splash" among agents when they showcased their talent in New York City.

August 14, 2006

Rita Dove to give Case's 2nd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture

CLEVELAND—Former U. S. Poet Laureate and consultant to the Library of Congress Rita Dove will speak about her writing career when she gives the Second Annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture on Friday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Severance Hall. The...

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 28, 2006

Two Case students plan to "Cycle for Sudan"

Neal George and Djuro Karanovic plan bike trek to raise awareness, funds Neal George and Djuro Karanovic are planning a 450-mile bicycle trip from Cleveland to Washington, D.C. But this isn't a leisurely summer vacation getaway. As the two...

July 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University alumna earns Jack Kent Cooke Foundation award

Alexia De Vincentis, a 2004 graduate, was one of only 77 students nationwide selected as a scholar in the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Program.

July 11, 2006

Tien named newest Ohio Eminent Scholar by Board of Regents

Case Western Reserve University announces the appointment of the state's newest Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics—Norman Tien, who is also Case's Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science.

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).

July 06, 2006

Case Western Reserve names Cyrus Taylor Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences

Case Western Reserve University announced today that Cyrus Taylor, Ph.D., the Albert A. Michelson Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics will serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective immediately....

June 21, 2006

Case's Dean of Arts and Sciences Steps Down

Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University's dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will resign his deanship effective July 1 to pursue his research and teaching interests in cognitive science—an academic discipline he established at Case by building a new department after joining the university on March 1, 2004.

June 20, 2006

CASE Researcher Identifies Signaling Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and a Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Tissue Repair

Dr. Arnold Caplan, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology), has described a novel way to repair cartilage and bone by growing bone marrow stem cells...

June 13, 2006

Grabowski interviews two Turkish presidents

In building on work started as a Fulbright Scholar at Bilkent University John Grabowski has never met an American president but during one week in May, he had the opportunity to converse with two former Turkish presidents. Grabowski, Case Western...

June 07, 2006

"Big humanities" project uncovers stories of illness

New StoryBank to aid researchers and doctors in understanding disease Stories can be powerful. Case Western Reserve University researchers will begin gathering medical stories told by people from Greater Cleveland area about their illnesses and medical care. Their accounts will...

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...

June 01, 2006

November Research Greenhouse's construction completed

Ready for use by Case researchers, students and children attending farm programs The Debra Ann November Research Greenhouse—a generous gift from Mort and Iris November in memory of Mr. November's daughter Debra Ann (1953-1977)—will expand opportunities for Case Western Reserve...

May 25, 2006

Case's Psychology Department installs fMRI simulation

To help researchers prepare their studies' participants for the brain imaging New simulation technology will allow researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University to prepare people for an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). A...

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.”...

May 19, 2006

Case awards mentoring honors to the late "Doc Oc" and to geological sciences faculty member

Ignacio Ocasio and Beverly Saylor receive J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for excellence in undergraduate mentoring; Ocasio awarded posthumously "Doc Oc"—Ignacio J. Ocasio The Case Western Reserve University J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring for 2006...

Tartakoff's teaching philosophy is to follow the golden rule

For Laura Ymayo Tartakoff, adjunct associate professor of political science, the secret to good teaching consists of little more than following the golden rule. "I put myself in the place of my students, because I can still remember when...

Physics prof gets an apple in the form of the Wittke award

Robert Brown recognized for his undergraduate teaching Robert Brown has been nominated so many times for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Undergraduate Teaching and the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching that he has lost count of how...

May 17, 2006

Fulbright news brings on sleepless night for Choi

Too excited to rest, Case graduating senior is going to Oxford University Tired from spending all day studying for finals, Raymond Choi, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, said he needed sleep but knew a rent notice might...

Five who demonstrate promise of exceptional careers are 2006 Glennan Fellows

The 2006 Glennan Fellows represent a variety of academic fields and disciplines, including dentistry, physics, psychology, organizational behavior and economics. Sandy Kristin Piderit (organizational behavior); J. Martin Palomo (dentistry); Jie Shan (physics); Heath Demaree (psychology); and Mari Rege (economics)...

May 15, 2006

Case’s 60th annual book sale the biggest yet with 80,000 books

Special finds include first editions of Ben Hur and Gone with the Wind CLEVELAND—People from the Cleveland area have cleaned off their book shelves and emptied their attics to make the 60th Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Association for...

May 12, 2006

The meaning of travel unfolds through film

In new SAGES course taught by Linda Ehrlich A journey usually involves a road, a vehicle and a destination. Right from the start, students in Linda Ehrlich's new SAGES seminar, "Travel Writing on Screen," learn that no map exists...

May 08, 2006

Does IQ dip with age or is something else impacting intelligence?

If college students had to perform in conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a dip.

May 04, 2006

Case's Cooperative Education Program receives coveted award

Award highlights success of university's co-op education Case Western Reserve University received the coveted E. Sam Sovilla Award For Excellence at the national Cooperative Education & Internship Association Conference on April 24 in Cincinnati. The honor was in recognition of...

May 02, 2006

Case student from Falmouth wins Churchill Scholarship

Will study at Cambridge University in England and do paleoclimatology research Growing up and living in the coastal town of Falmouth, Me., Katherine Allen, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, developed a strong interest in environmental science. While...

April 28, 2006

How much do we internalize what others think of our weight?

Case senior finds new way to measure the body consciousness during senior project A graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University doing an honors thesis in psychology found a way to measure whether the perception of young women's reported idealized...

April 27, 2006

Does new fossil link Homo erectus and Homo sapiens?

Case paleontologist to analyze new fossil skull from Ethiopia to make determination Case Western Reserve University paleontologist Scott Simpson began to relax, February 16, after a day of exploration in the Gona area in Ethiopia's Afar region. As he sipped...

April 26, 2006

Look out below! Case Western Reserve University to dedicate planting of Sir Isaac Newton apple tree descendant on campus

National Arbor Day the setting of dedication of tree donated to Case by director of National Science Foundation The dedication follows Dr. Bement's 11:30 a.m. seminar, "Daring Greatly: Science and Technology's Role in the Nation's Future." Nord 310 Case...

April 24, 2006

Former Commander General of Abu Ghraib prison to speak

During free, public lecture at Case Western Reserve University, May 1 Pictures of abuse of detainees in an Iraqi prison are etched in the minds of people around the world. The Brigadier General and commanding officer during the eruption...

April 12, 2006

Scholars from around the world to gather at case school of law to investigate concept of invention

Conference organized by Society for Critical Exchange will foster dialogue across disciplines With the continuing growth of worldwide trade and the proliferation of the Internet, the concept of intellectual property has become an issue of vital concern in many...

April 04, 2006

Case students win Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

To continue their studies in the sciences and biomedical engineering Three Case Western Reserve University third-year students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships to continue their studies in science, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship recipients are John J....

March 22, 2006

Lavelle named APSA Congressional Fellow

Among 40 political scientists, journalists and government workers will form class The American Political Science Association named Kathryn C. Lavelle—a Case Western Reserve University political scientist who specializes in international financial politics—the William A. Steiger fellow for 2006-2007. With this...

March 14, 2006

Maimone awarded NCAA postgraduate scholarship

You can add Postgraduate Scholarship to Santo Maimone's award list for this school year. The NCAA has announced that the Case Western Reserve University senior football player has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Maimone, an Eastlake, OH native,...

February 22, 2006

The readiness is all: preparing to move

Case biologists show that what a neuron can do is a function of mechanical context The brain as command center for bodily movement was too simple an idea, thought the Russian physiologist Nicolas Bernstein some 60 years ago. After studying...

February 17, 2006

Reporters on the frontline of news to speak at Case

As part of the Susie Gharib Distinguished Lectureship in Journalism series Hafez Al-Mirazi Susie Gharib Hafez Al-Mirazi, the host of the Al Jazeera Arabic television show From Washington, will be the first speaker in the 2006 "Conversations with America's Premier...

January 30, 2006

Straight from science fiction...Star Trek's holodeck inspires Case communication sciences professor

To work with VirTra Systems to design world's first virtual reality theater for speech therapy Inspired by Star Trek's holodeck, Case Western Reserve University Assistant Professor Stacy Williams has dreamed—for more than a decade—of building a virtual reality theater to...

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 10, 2006

Maimone receives Woody Hayes National Scholar Athlete Award

It has been nearly two months since Case Western Reserve University football player Santo Maimone (Eastlake, OH) played his last football game for the Spartans yet he is still racking up awards. Maimone, who had both an impressive athletic...

Lessons from Vietnam for Iraq are focus of four public talks at Case Western Reserve University in January and February

Is the Iraq war another Vietnam? Case Western Reserve University's Center for Policy Studies will sponsor "Iraq and Vietnam," a series of four free, public talks in January and February to provide varying perspectives of historians, political scientists and military...

December 20, 2005

Symposium explores intersection of art, technology and the mind—sets stage for MOCA Clevelands "All Digital" exhibition

Understanding the New Dynamic: Art, Technology and the Mind Thursday, January 19, 2006—4:00-6:00 p.m. Cleveland Play House Bolton Theater Admission Free—Registration Suggested Why has art always been such an important part of being human? How are new technologies shaping our...

December 16, 2005

College Scholar’s senior project focuses birthing options

Organizes program to inform students and community As a doula, Case College Scholar Rachel Pope has trained to be at the bedside of women during the birithing process. She was so impressed with her experience that she shared what she...

December 08, 2005

Case researchers discover new techniques for finding needles in haystacks

Geometric reasoning helps create powerful statistical methods to detect signals   A Case Western Reserve University research team from physics and statistics has recently created innovative statistical techniques that improve the chances of detecting a signal in large data sets....

November 30, 2005

Buchanan honored with UCI Joseph D. Pigott Award

For his work with the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection Harvey Buchanan stepped out of the shadows of Philip Johnson’s Turning Point, David Black’s Euclid Circles and other sculptures that grace Case’s campus to receive accolades as one of...