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August 13, 2010

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

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

August 03, 2010

Kickball, Dodgeball Players Needed for Sept. 25 Community Event

Campus members will have an opportunity to kick, pitch and run for a good cause during the Third Annual Open Doors Kickball and Dodgeball Tournament on Sept. 25.

July 28, 2010

Third-Year Nursing Student Volunteers Medical Services to Rural Dominican Republic Villages

Third-year nursing student Eduardo Locci from Rocky River, Ohio, aspires to fly high in the skies someday as a flight nurse caring for trauma patients. But this summer he was grounded in a remote rural area of the Dominican Republic. He spent two weeks assisting the full-time medical team of a doctor and two nurses from a clinic called A Mother’s Wish in Los Pajones, a 30-minute drive from Santiago.

July 21, 2010

CWRU Dental School to Adopt and Care for Nine Families for Family First Educational Initiative

> Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine announced a new program called Family First in which they will adopt nine families and care for multiple generations in a family unit.

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

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

July 20, 2010

Civic Engagement Summer Fellows Lend Hand to Cleveland Nonprofit Organizations

Five Case Western Reserve University undergraduates have spent the summer making a difference at several nonprofit organizations in the Cleveland area.

July 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve to Serve as Host Site for Community Resource Fair

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson is bringing City Hall directly to University Circle. Cleveland residents will have an opportunity to learn about dozens of available resources and services during a Resource Fair hosted by Mayor Jackson. Case Western Reserve University is the host site for the free event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center.

July 08, 2010

Case Western Reserve’s NYSP Receives $75,000 from Cavaliers Youth Fund

The good news keeps on coming for Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of the National Youth Sports Program. Organizers recently learned they were the recipients of a $75,000 grant from the Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.

June 24, 2010

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grant to Enhance Physician and Nursing Education with Student-Run Free Clinic and More at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's proposed student-run Saturday Free Clinic, slated to open in 2011 for Cleveland's underserved population, will provide the training grounds for future doctors and nurses to learn to work as healthcare partners for the patient. The Clinic would be a student-led partnership with the already existing resource for the community, the Cleveland Free Clinic. The clinic is part of a project called "Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing that received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

June 22, 2010

NYSP Celebrates 40 Years at Case Western Reserve, Gains Champion in U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge recently introduced the National Youth Sports Program Revitalization Act of 2010. If enacted, $20 million would be appropriated toward NYSP annually through 2021. Case Western Reserve is one of only 25 colleges and universities nationwide still hosting the NYSP program, down from 202. When the university’s NYSP chapter lost federal funding in 2006, community supporters rallied together to keep the program operational. This summer, nearly 560 youths between the ages of 10 and 16 are participating.

May 27, 2010

University Recognized for Educational Support of Hungarian Life, Culture

During a five-year period in the 1960s, dozens of students and a handful of educators contributed to an appreciation of Hungarian culture and life. Almost 50 years later, Case Western Reserve was honored for its role with an Abraham Lincoln Award, presented by the American Hungarian Foundation.

National Youth Sports Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The National Youth Sports Program has hit a homerun as it reaches its 40th anniversary in serving Cleveland area youth with summer fun and fitness. NYSP will again shape minds and bodies, June 14 to July 16, when it hosts its five-week camp on Case Western Reserve University’s campus.

May 20, 2010

Preserving Histories for Generations to Come

Families often think about recording the great stories their elders tell, but they often don’t manage to get written. Then family memories are lost due to illness or death. For 12 older citizens from the McGregor Home in East Cleveland and the Fairfax Neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side, their histories have been preserved by the Living through Legacies project in hardcover books for families to cherish from one generation to the next.

May 06, 2010

School of Medicine Professor Selected to Receive Fulbright Award

Anna Maria Mandalakas, associate professor of pediatrics, global health and diseases, and epidemiology and biostatistics, will soon embark upon an almost one-year journey to aid South African children infected with tuberculosis (TB). The School of Medicine professor has been selected to receive a 2010 U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholarship.

May 05, 2010

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

Nonprofit organizations can make a difference in environmental matters was the consensus of seven seniors from Case Western Reserve University. Students participated in a new service-learning, capstone course called Environmental Issues & Community Engagement and gained hands-on experience by working with area nonprofit organizations to tackle some tough environmental issues.

April 16, 2010

"Healthy Minds Across America" Forum to Take Place April 24

The campus community is invited to attend the free "Healthy Minds Across America" forum April 24. University Hospitals Case Medical Center is joining more than 40 other institutions across the country to partner with NARSAD, a national charity primarily focused on advancing research related to the causes, treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders.

April 14, 2010

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $8M in Federal Funding to Help Providers Enable Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $7,942,500 million in federal stimulus funds from the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), the state designated entity for health information exchange development.

April 12, 2010

Study Examines Effectiveness of Telemonitoring Vital Signs

CWRU's University Center on Aging and Health awarded a one-year pilot grant to investigators Elizabeth Madigan from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Rebecca Boxer from the School of Medicine at CWRU, and Amir Poreh from Cleveland State, for the study, "Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple Morbidity."

March 30, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Showcase the A to Zs of 2010 Research Projects April 15

The real, creative and diverse world of research goes on display during Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE 2010. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 15, in Veale Center on the CWRU campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 24, 2010

Case Western Reserve Project Aims to Provide Thousands with Broadband Access

Case Western Reserve University hopes to help a major segment of the Cleveland population through its new Case Connection Zone pilot research project, designed to provide broadband access to local residents and Case Western Reserve students who call the neighborhoods surrounding campus home.

March 19, 2010

Campus Celebrities Plan to Show off Their Best Moves for "Dancing with the CWRU Stars" on March 20

Case Western Reserve University will have its own crop of dancing "stars" take to the floor on Saturday, March 20. They're planning to bring their best waltzes, hip hop and cha cha moves to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

March 17, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus Chair
to Speak at 2010 Stokes Symposium

The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will give the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Stokes Leadership Symposium on Monday, March 22, at noon in Ford Auditorium.

March 05, 2010

Dozens of Campus Members Plan to Spend Spring Break Lending a Helping Hand

Spring break is usually thought of as a time for students to get away for some fun in the sun. Although some students will indeed take a much-deserved break the week of March 8-12, dozens of Case Western Reserve University students will use their time off to give back to communities both close to home and around the globe.

February 26, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Case Western Reserve University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

February 25, 2010

The Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation Makes Multimillion-Dollar, Multi-Year Commitment to Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University will be an essential partner in a new medical education pipeline created and supported by the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation. An initial investment of $10 million to $12 million over 10 years will establish an endowment for full-tuition scholarships for students to earn bachelor and medical degrees at Case Western Reserve.

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 03, 2010

Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community

The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will continue to share a few of the participants' stories. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have been positively impacted by the work of the fellows.

January 21, 2010

Volunteers Provide Free Tax Prep as Community Service

Volunteers at Case Western Reserve University will get a chance to do vitally important community service and get money to families who most need it by taking part in The Weatherhead Tax Assistance Program.

January 20, 2010

Case Western Reserve Employees Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal

Contributions to Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Charity Choice Campaign have been tallied, and faculty and staff have once again answered the call to assist people and organizations in need of a helping hand.

January 12, 2010

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

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

January 06, 2010

Dental School Hosts Annual Free Dental Exam Day

The public is invited to a free dental exam, X-rays and teeth cleaning on Saturday, Jan. 30, during Prophy Day at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, at Cornell Road and Emergency Drive (University Hospitals of Cleveland). No appointment is needed for the first-come, first-served exams from 9 a.m. to noon.

December 22, 2009

Mandel Student Provides a Gift of Memories

Keepsake books will appear as holiday gifts for 10 senior citizens in Wadsworth, Ohio. The gift is one filled with their memories, which for some is a way to preserve their past before it is lost to the ills of aging. David Harris, a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and his longtime friend Joey Hanna from Wadsworth created The Living through Legacies Project with the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, which allows for the creation of personal, timeless memoirs.

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

Case Western Reserve, OneCommunity Bring Free Wireless to Hopkins Airport

Travelers flying in and out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport recently began using free wireless technology (WiFi) for Internet service, courtesy of Case Western Reserve University and OneCommunity.

December 11, 2009

Two Alumni Compete on Reality Program Showcasing Cleveland

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

December 08, 2009

SAC Basket Raffle Proceeds Benefit Two Agencies that Help Children and Families

Two nonprofit organizations will have a brighter holiday season thanks to the Case Western Reserve University community.

December 07, 2009

Mandel School Professor Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Foreclosure Crisis

Claudia Coulton, co-director of Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, in testimony Monday before a congressional committee suggested steps to ease to nation's foreclosure crisis.

December 02, 2009

Poverty Center Finds Home Purchase Loans Drop in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County

An analysis of home mortgage data by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development finds that home purchase loans have been stalled with a fall in conventional mortgage lending, with the eastern side of Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs experiencing "drastic declines," according to the center's November 2009 "Behind the Numbers" report.

November 25, 2009

Mandel School Professor Looks at Roles Schools Play in Revitalizing Cities

Before families with young children buy a new home, many parents want to know the quality of the neighborhood public schools. For that reason, Mark Joseph, assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, examines how public schools also have a role in the revitalizing urban neighborhoods--especially neighborhoods where new mixed-income developments are being built.

November 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Receives a Robert Wood Johnson Grant to Establish a Public Health Practice Based Research Network

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a Robert Wood Johnson grant to fund a Public Health Practice Based Research Network called The Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (RAPHI). The grant, $90,000 over two years, was one of 7 practice-based research networks awarded this year, making the School of Medicine one of only 12 networks in the country.

November 20, 2009

Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community

The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will share a few of the program participants' stories over the next several months. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have been positively impacted by the work of the fellows.

November 19, 2009

Students, Organizations Observe Spirit of Thanksgiving with Special Dinners, Community Outreach

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means most students, faculty and staff are planning to spend the holiday with loved ones. While most people will leave to enjoy a meal with family and friends, several groups are planning to mark the spirit of the holiday right here on campus.

November 11, 2009

Case Western Reserve is Participating Site in Newly-launched National Volunteer Recruitment Registry Launch of Researchmatch.org

People within the Cleveland community who want to participate in research studies can now connect online with researchers nationwide by joining ResearchMatch.org. ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit website that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies in a secure and convenient manner. Case Western Reserve University is one of the 51 institutions participating in this first national, disease-neutral, volunteer recruitment registry.

November 05, 2009

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.

October 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Named as a Top 10 "Best Neighbor" University

Case Western Reserve University is in the Top 10 of "Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best Neighbor College and University Civic Partnerships."

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 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

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 28, 2009

Seventh Annual Case for Community Day Reflections

Some of the volunteers who signed up for the Seventh Annual Case for Community Day were new to the initiative. Others had participated every year since its inception. But those both new and experienced with the university-wide day of community service seemed eager to reach out and connect with neighbors and organizations in need.

September 23, 2009

Logistical Details for 7th Annual Case for Community Day

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

September 15, 2009

560 Volunteers from Case Western Reserve University Will Help Out Cleveland for Case for Community Day September 25

A 560-volunteer corps from Case Western Reserve University will hit the streets of Cleveland for the university's traditional day of service, Case for Community Day, Friday, September 25. This year, the campus broke a record in filling all the volunteer slots at 60 project locations in less than a week.

September 04, 2009

Case for Community Day Sets Registration Record

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

September 03, 2009

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

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

August 21, 2009

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

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

August 07, 2009

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

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

August 04, 2009

Dental Students, Faculty, Help More than 1,400 Dental Patients During Mission of Mercy Weekend

When patients started lining up at 1 a.m. in the morning to seek dental care at a Mission of Mercy free clinic in Parkersburg, W.V., this past weekend, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine students and faculty had an eye-opening experience about the dental needs of people living in the Ohio River Valley.

July 24, 2009

Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland Leader, Cleveland International Film Festival
Receive Nonprofit Awards from Mandel Center

Recipients of the 2009 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and Organization Innovation Award, presented by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, fill special niches in social services and cultural arts in the Cleveland nonprofit scene. This year's recipients are Stephen H. Hoffman, president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and the Cleveland International Film Festival.

July 22, 2009

White Paper Examines Homelessness and Risks for Homelessness Among Cuyahoga County's Families

> An estimated 15 percent (11,799) of Cuyahoga County's children are living one step away from homelessness, according to a new report released by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These children live with a grandparent or someone else and about 75 percent of the children without their parents.

July 21, 2009

New University Center on Aging and Health Grants Inspire New Research on Aging

The University Center on Aging and Health in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently received money from the President's Strategic Initiatives Fund with support from the McGregor Foundation. The funding enabled the center to launch a new initiative to help faculty members undertake research projects.

July 14, 2009

Civic Engagement Fellows to Provide Day of Service in Cleveland

Nine Case Western Reserve students will spend Wednesday, July 15, devoting a day of volunteer service to several nonprofit agencies in Cleveland. The overall objective is to help them become more intimately connected to the community's needs, which will hopefully lead to them remaining in town and becoming part of the region's revitalization efforts.

Case Western Reserve University Dental Seminar Helps Sufferers Find Ways to Treat Jaw Problems

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer a free and public patient information seminar, "TMJ Joint Disease and Treatments: Your Options as a Patient," on Wednesday, July 15 from 7-8 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium.

July 13, 2009

Campus Community Could Help Build a School, One Penny at a Time

Pennies for Peace jars will appear around campus in the next weeks, and the campus community is being asked to drop in some extra change. The coins collectively will aid the humanitarian work of Fall Convocation speaker Greg Mortenson. He is the author of this year's Common Reading book, Three Cups of Tea, and co-founder of the philanthropic organization, Central Asia Initiative.

July 02, 2009

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

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

June 24, 2009

School of Law Hosts Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy

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

June 16, 2009

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

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

June 05, 2009

Nine from School of Law to Help Underserved Communities Through Equal Justice Works Program

Nine first- and second-year law students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have been selected for the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program, designed to engage law students and help deliver legal services to communities in need.

May 26, 2009

Who Should Women Lean on for Support in Their Recovery from Addiction

The words from "Lean on Me" ring true for those recovering from substance abuse problems. Elizabeth M. Tracy, professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, wants to examine exactly who are in those networks and how they either help or hinder recovery.

May 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve's Youth Programs Highlighted as Part of Cleveland's Summer Initiative

The City of Cleveland recently touted several youth programs at Case Western Reserve University as part of its overall Enforcement, Prevention, Intervention and Community for a Safe Summer 2009 campaign.

April 29, 2009

East Cleveland Partnership for Community and School Engagement Earns Community Outreach Grant

Faculty, students and staff from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are working with community leaders and residents in East Cleveland, Ohio, on a housing survey and parental school patrols. Their efforts have earned them a Community Outreach Grant.

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 21, 2009

Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative Earns Community Outreach Grant

The Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative has received a Community Outreach Grant. Through the American Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) chapter at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland's Asian Pacific Islander (API) population will receive much needed health screenings and information.

April 20, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Presents Conference to Help Caregivers with Strategies to Stay Healthy

Knowing where to start when it comes to taking charge of their health can be difficult for caregivers managing a multiple responsibilities from full-time jobs to childcare to running a household. On Thursday, April 23, the 18th Annual Florence Cellar Conference, sponsored by the University Center on Aging and Health, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center at Case Western Reserve, will offer strategies and advice for professionals and caregivers facing these challenges.

April 03, 2009

President Snyder Joins Peers to Discuss Higher Education, Research Opportunities in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder joined more than 40 of her peers at the Second Annual Ohio College and University Presidents' Conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The conference, hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, focused on educational priorities, strategies to forge statewide partnerships, and initiatives to maximize federal investments, including economic recovery funding.

April 01, 2009

Education Theatre Earns Community Outreach Grant

Education Theatre has received a Community Outreach Grant. The student organization takes fun demonstrations with an educational theme to local schools.

March 30, 2009

Third Federal Savings and Loan Chairman to Address Housing Crisis

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has invited Marc A. Stefanski, chairman and CEO of Third Federal Savings and Loan and TFS Financial Corporation, to campus for a question-and-answer session about the current housing crisis and how it impacts urban families. Stefanski will also share the bank's successful model of consumer education.

March 25, 2009

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

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

March 24, 2009

Web Content Developer Earns Community Outreach Grant

Case Cares About Cleveland, a community outreach project led by Maria Dimengo in the Division of Student Affairs, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help revitalize the look of Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

March 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve Students Contribute to Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans

Have survivors of Hurricane Katrina been forgotten? Not by 20 students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, the Weatherhead School of Management, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. They plan to pick up hammers and nails—a few shovels and hoes—over spring break, March 8-15, when they return to New Orleans to continue efforts to rebuild the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

February 26, 2009

School of Medicine Mentoring Group Earns Community Outreach Grant

The SMART Girls, a group mentored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help young girls develop positive attitudes about themselves.

February 18, 2009

Wolf Family Scholarship Fosters Next Generation of Leaders

When Milton Wolf earned his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993, he celebrated like any other student: he marched with his classmates; his wife threw a big party for family and friends.

February 09, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Recognized For Community Engagement

Case Western Reserve University has recently been named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The selection is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for the university's commitment to service and civic engagement in the community. The campus community is invited to complete a brief survey about its community outreach initiatives.

February 06, 2009

World Doctors Orchestra Concert Features School of Medicine Faculty-Musicians

Doctors from around the world have put down their scalpels and stethoscopes to pick up instruments of another kind to form the World Doctors Orchestra. The orchestra was formed to support the development of medical care and health policy in the world. Faculty from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is represented by 13 doctors in the orchestra. A local audience will hear these talented musicians when they perform their first American concert to benefit the Free Medical Clinic of Cleveland and the Hugo Templeman Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in Severance Hall. The event is sponsored by the School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

February 05, 2009

School of Dental Medicine Community Teams Up with Dental Professionals for Give Kids A Smile Day

Faculty, students and staff from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are an integral part of a statewide effort to provide free dental care to hundreds of children.

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 05, 2009

School of Dental Medicine Associate Professor Receives Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, White House Honors

Suchitra Nelson's dedication to advancing oral health in children was recognized during a recent White House ceremony. The Case Western Reserve University dental researcher, faculty member and alumna received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.

December 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor Works for Justice in Uganda While Government Troops Hunt Down Dreaded War Lord

Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf had just landed in Kampala after a 30-hour flight from Cleveland when the news of the joint military strike by Uganda, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo against the jungle bases of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) was announced. Scharf, the director of Case Western Reserve's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, was beginning a 10-day mission to help the Ugandan government set up a war crimes tribunal for leading members of the LRA. News of the coordinated attack, code-named "Operation Lightning Thunder," meant that Scharf's work would take on an unexpected urgency.

December 18, 2008

Sen. Sherrod Brown, President Snyder, Other Northeast Ohio Presidents on Campus to Discuss Strategies to Combat Brain Drain

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder were joined by several Northeast Ohio college presidents and regional education and business leaders yesterday to discuss issues surrounding "brain drain." Attendees also discussed ways to train college students and workers for 21st century jobs and strategies to create and retain good-paying jobs in Ohio.

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

New Poverty Center Report Examines What Happens to Properties after Sheriff's Sale and REO Ownership

Many properties that go into foreclosure eventually end up at a sheriff's auction, where they are usually purchased by the banks, mortgage companies, mortgage services, and government-sponsored enterprises involved in financing the foreclosed mortgage loan. These properties are referred to as 'REO' (real-estate owned) properties. Between 2005 and 2008, there has been a drastic increase in REO properties being sold at extremely low prices--$10,000 and often less.

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.

NetWellness.org premieres new HIV/AIDS Center for consumers

In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2008, NetWellness (www.netwellness.org), a highly regarded consumer health Web site, premieres a new HIV/AIDS Center. In this new section of the site, consumers will be able to find a comprehensive resource for HIV and AIDS that ranges from prevention and screening for those who are HIV negative, to treatment, tests, and complications concerning those who are living with HIV and AIDS, with particular information for women and children who are HIV positive.

November 18, 2008

Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant Receives Community Outreach Grant

A Community Outreach Program Grant from Case Western Reserve University will allow the Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant to take over 100 students on two local field trips.

November 12, 2008

Guatemala Medical Mission Tour uses Community Grant to purchase otoscopes

A group of students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's advanced practice nursing programs staffed a weeklong clinic earlier this month at a hospital in the Village of San Raymundo, Guatemala. The nursing students worked with the Refugee International organization, as well as nursing students from other universities.

November 10, 2008

Research partnership between Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Hospice of Western Reserve works to improve the lives of caregivers of dying family members

A community partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve has designed a new assessment tool to guide social workers in helping caregivers of older adults who are dying at home.

November 07, 2008

Case in the Community Forum launched to highlight university-community partnerships

The Center for Community Partnerships at Case Western Reserve University has launched its inaugural Case in the Community Forums to highlight academic-community work underway at the university. The first of two forums planned for this year focuses on Case Western Reserve's involvement in supporting K-12 education. The free, public event takes place Wednesday, November 12 at 4 p.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall, 2040 Adelbert Road, on the university campus.

November 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Farm holds open house for new lab facility

University Farm Director Ana Locci invites the campus community to an open house on Thursday, November 6, from 4-6 p.m. Visitors can tour the new Mather Teaching Lab at Squire Valleevue Farm in the farm's main barn and learn about the possibilities the new space and farm offer for indoor/outdoor classes from many disciplines in and out of the sciences.

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.

October 29, 2008

Michael Merzenich, brain and hearing pioneer, to speak at Case Western Reserve University

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has announced that Michael Merzenich, one of the world's premier researchers on brain development, will be the featured speaker at the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lectureship Series from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, at the Wolstein Auditorium.

October 21, 2008

EFDA Program helps hygienists and assistants move up in the dental profession

A special program in Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine offers hygienists and assistants the educational opportunity to advance their careers in dentistry by becoming an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).

October 20, 2008

Reference books making a difference for U.S. and Iraqi military dentists, says School of Dental Medicine alumnus

"If only we had some reference books," was the message delivered by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine alumnus Robert Gilliam, a captain in the U.S. Army serving in Iraq. A donation of 13 books from the School of Dental Medicine answered that call for dentists like Gilliam serving at American and Iraqi Army Dental Clinics.

October 16, 2008

East Cleveland children dance for a healthier lifestyle on new nursing school study

Approximately 20 children from Mayfair Elementary School in East Cleveland will bounce to the dance beat this school year in a new study by a faculty member of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

October 09, 2008

Mildred Putnam Sculpture Garden dedication set for October 10

A dedication ceremony will take place Friday, October 10, at 4:30 p.m. to officially open the Mildred Putnam Sculpture Garden at East 118th Street and Euclid Avenue. The event is open to the public.

October 08, 2008

Relay For Life to host kickoff rally October 10

Case Western Reserve University's Relay For Life group aims to be one of the nation's model university Relays. Based on the inaugural event held at the university, the chapter is well on its way. It plans to start this year's Relay season by hosting a rally from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, October 10, in Thwing Center's ballroom.

October 07, 2008

Virtual worlds hold promise to reduce real world pain at the dentist

Escaping into a virtual world of Second Life is showing promise as a way to divert real world pain when visiting the dentist, according to a thesis project at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

October 02, 2008

School of Law alumnus named vice president of Government and Community Relations at Case Western Reserve University

David A. Bell, former general counsel of the Arizona State University Foundation in Tempe, Ariz., has come back to Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University as vice president for government and community relations. Bell was an associate general counsel at Case Western Reserve in the Office of General Counsel from 2003-2006.

September 25, 2008

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming offers events for entire campus community, families

The Office of Alumni Relations wants everyone in the campus community--including family members--to feel like they're a part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2008 Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 5. That's why this year's festivities include about 40 events.

September 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, Hathaway Brown team up to "Run" robot in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

A robot created by a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and several high school students from Hathaway Brown and three other local high schools will "run" in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure on Saturday, September 13 at 9:15 a.m. at Malls B and C in downtown Cleveland.

September 11, 2008

Going the extra miles for AIDS, School of Medicine gives it their all

Going the extra miles for AIDS during Case for Community Day has new meaning for a group of faculty members, students and staff from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. They will participate on Friday, September 19 and 20, in the North to South Ohio AIDS Charity Ride as part of their campus service.

September 10, 2008

First Wellman Hill Interns try out future professions

Thanks to a recent gift from Elizabeth Michelle Hill, a 1997 joint bachelor's and master's political science graduate, five political science undergraduates explored potential public service careers during the summer.

September 09, 2008

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University to honor Akron Art Museum director and Hattie Larlham organization

Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations has named Mitchell Kahan, director and chief executive officer of the Akron Art Museum, and Hattie Larlham, a nonprofit organization and leader in developing and delivering services for 1,400 children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental retardation throughout Ohio, as recipients of the 2008 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and Organization Innovation Award.

September 02, 2008

One hundred volunteers needed to paint mural for University Circle RTA station

Celebrated Cleveland artist Hector Vega, known for his bold and graphic paintings, has donated designs for a mural at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's University Circle Station on RTA's Red Line. A corps of 100 volunteers from Case Western Reserve University are being sought to paint the mural as part of the university's annual service day, Case for Community, on Friday, September 19.

August 28, 2008

Innovative "Smart" Center program at Case Western Reserve University tested to get new moms active

After weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

August 27, 2008

Calling all Spartans: Case for Community Day Registration Now Open

Needed: Case Western Reserve University Spartans of all ages for the sixth annual Case for Community Day on Friday, September 19. Requirements include time to volunteer for an afternoon of serving the needs of campus neighbors and community organizations.

August 19, 2008

Migrant children's lifestyles examined by Case Western Reserve University nursing school researcher

As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher.

August 12, 2008

Scientific Enrichment Program participants present research to campus community

After spending eight weeks under the tutelage of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty, 19 high school students who participated in this summer's Scientific Enrichment and Opportunity Program (SEO) unveiled their capstone projects last week.

August 06, 2008

Law students join Community Legal Aid to assist lower income families

Ten law students from around the region are spending their summer helping to provide free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of Central Northeast Ohio. Among them are three Case Western Reserve University School of Law students: Lindsay Doss, Meghan Mahaney and Scott Malbasa.

July 25, 2008

Ohio Lead Awareness Week: Researcher examines the effect of lead on reproductive health

This week is Ohio Lead Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is the most common chronic poisoning and environmental illness in United States, and continues to be a major public health concern. Leila Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, studies both the short- and long-term effects of lead on reproductive health.

July 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve University social worker celebrates 50-year career

When Nancy Graf decided to retire as director of continuing education at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she told Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore that her last day would have to be after June 16. She wanted to make sure she had a full 50-year career before beginning the next phase of her life. Her last day at Case Western Reserve will be August 4.

July 15, 2008

School of Law alumnus recognized for exemplary pro bono service

School of Law alumnus David A. Kutik was recognized for his pro bono service and received the inaugural John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the Ohio State Bar Association's 128th Annual Convention.

July 09, 2008

Mandel Center collaborates to increase revenue stream for nonprofits

A group of nonprofit organizations is softening Northeast Ohio's hard economic punch by sustaining the organizations' missions through profit-making ventures. New revenue-producing sources are being developed through the Cleveland Community Wealth Collaborative, one component of a partnership between the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University and Community Wealth Ventures Inc.

June 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve's National Youth Sports Program begins fundraising efforts for 2009

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) doesn't officially end its summer 2008 camp until the week of July 7, but Project Administrator Dennis Harris and his staff are already looking ahead to 2009.

June 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve University nursing student spending third summer with orphans in Rwanda

Since childhood, Rachel Ballen, a second-year student at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, has been fascinated by Africa. A trip with her family to South Africa in 1998 sealed the deal. Now, 10 years later, Ballen, who hails from Katonah, N.Y., is getting ready to leave in July for her third consecutive trip to Rwanda, where she works at an orphanage in the village of Rwamagana.

June 23, 2008

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development study finds subprime rate lending can predict foreclosure rates in Cuyahoga County

High-cost subprime lending is emerging as a primary predictor contributing to fourfold increase in foreclosures in Cuyahoga County in recent years, according to a new study from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

June 20, 2008

Case Western Reserve EDM student's work in Africa to be featured this weekend on CNN International

The economic development work of Joseph Adelegan, Ph.D., and the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) at Case Western Reserve University will be featured in a documentary airing for the first time June 21-22 on CNN International.

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 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve's faculty team spells victory O-R-T-H-O-R-H-O-M-B-I-C in adult community bee

Case Western Reserve University's faculty spelling squad has presented President Barbara R. Snyder with a trophy topped by a bee, the black and yellow flying insect -- the spoils of their recent first-place finish in the 17th annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee.

June 02, 2008

Women from re-entry program tell municipal and county judges about their successes

Donni Wiley's life began to fall apart in 2000. Sentenced to probation for a felony set in motion a chain of events that landed her jobless and living in a homeless shelter. Today, her life is different and her record has been expunged. Through a community-based organization that assists local women in getting their lives back together, Wiley had the opportunity to tell Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald B. Adrine over lunch about those positive changes.

May 20, 2008

Coalition launches Greater Circle Living

A coalition of philanthropic, public and private partners today launched a $4 million housing incentive program to stimulate investment in and revitalization of Greater University Circle neighborhoods. The forgivable loan program targets an estimated 43,000 people who work in Greater University Circle and may consider buying homes there.

May 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Dental Students learn through experience at Free Clinic

Worries about paying the dentist increases the agony of a toothache or prevents people from seeking care, but sufferers find relief at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.  At the patients’ sides are students from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, who are on the front lines of combating one of the country’s major health problems—poor oral health.

April 23, 2008

Risk, learn, grow: Peter B. Lewis to be honored with Case Western Reserve University's First President's Award for Visionary Achievement

Peter B. Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and one of the country's leading philanthropists, will be honored next month with Case Western Reserve University's first President's Award for Visionary Achievement. Lewis will accept the award from President Barbara R. Snyder at the university's commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at the Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

April 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve Community assists high school band on dream trip

When the call went out in the local media about East Cleveland's Shaw High School Marching Band needing financial assistance to help defray the costs of a once in a lifetime trip to the 2008 Summer Olympics, Greater Clevelanders not only responded but helped them surpass their goal.

April 07, 2008

Case School of Dental Medicine looking for 250 youth who need braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine' is recruiting 250 youth between the ages of 11 and 16 and who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school's discounted braces program that begins in July 2008.

April 03, 2008

Victor Groza—changing lives of children…one country at a time

Orphaned children need homes. Victor Groza from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University has been working to reform child welfare systems around the world.

April 01, 2008

Link between dental health, overall wellness to be explored at Research ShowCASE

For years, dentists have believed that there is a link between a person's gum and teeth wellness in comparison to overall health. A Research ShowCASE forum -- "Oral 'Fix'ation: Oral-Systemic Health" -- will explore this concept in-depth from 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 17.

March 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to host first Relay For Life event

Case Western Reserve University will host its first Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, April 18, to benefit cancer education and research and honor those who have fought or are still fighting the disease.

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 07, 2008

Bottom line for MSASS student service tallies up to 224,336 hours

Mandel School of Applied Social Science students at Case Western Reserve University Brian Wibby, working with youth in Cleveland's Slavic Village, and Hannah Abel with families through Mental Health Services, Inc., are two examples of students building better communities through their education. MSASS' students have tallied up some 224,336 hours of community service for this academic year through their required field education experiences.

February 20, 2008

NetWellness begins partnership with the Plain Dealer's new online health and fitness section

NetWellness will be featured in the Plain Dealer's new online health section for consumers. NetWellness, an online health information site, features faculty experts from Case Western Reserve University and other institutions.

February 19, 2008

Social Work Faculty Member to Present Research during White House Faith-based Community Conference

Robert Fischer, co-director of the Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will be sharing his expertise on how to evaluate faith-based services with the White House.

February 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University celebrates, observes National Engineers' Week, February 18-22

The Case School of Engineering is holding several events to celebrate National Engineers' Week February 18-22. "E-Week" is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of engineering as a career and how the contributions of engineering have impacted our daily lives.

February 01, 2008

New director Sorin Teich heads clinical operations at School of Dental Medicine

Getting good dental care for the entire family is one of the goals of Sorin T. Teich, the new director of clinical operations at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

January 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve's Engineers Without Borders to Design, Build Water System in Dominican Republic

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently spent nine days in Cruce de Blanco, a village of about 600 in the rural mountains of the Dominican Republic, where the students will construct a new water system.

January 16, 2008

Dean of MIT's engineering school to give Van Horn Lecture at Case School of Engineering January 15-17

Subra Suresh, dean and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, continues his stay at Case School of Engineering today and tomorrow, as part of the Van Horn Distinguished Lecture Series.

January 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University dental medicine student helps relieve children's pain in Guatemala

Blake Rosacker, a second-year Case Western Reserve University dental student, recently embarked upon a 10-day volunteer mission with the Himalayan Dental Relief Project to San Martin Jilotepeque in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala.

January 14, 2008

Poverty Center at Case Western Reserve University reports dramatic increase in home foreclosures

A new report from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University addresses the local foreclosure crisis, calling for refinancing loans or providing assistance to homeowners as an effort to maintain property values and prevent vandalism and deterioration to vacant structures.

January 08, 2008

Lessons from member of "Little Rock Nine" highlight Case Western Reserve's MLK celebration

Fifty years after the landmark integration of Little Rock's Central High School, Ernest Green, one of the "Little Rock Nine", will share his personal experiences as one of the trailblazers of the civil rights movement. He will be the keynote speaker for Case Western Reserve University's 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation. The free, public event begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18, in Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave.

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.

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.

December 10, 2007

University to partner with Cleveland Foundation, Circle employers to extend homebuyer assistance program

Employees of Case Western Reserve University and some of its University Circle neighbors may not be in new homes for the holidays, but they could be in new homes in the next years thanks to a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to revitalize and expand what started as the university's homebuyer assistance program.

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.

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center investigate potential limitations of genetic testing in development of Alzheimer's

Researchers at the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are conducting a multi-site, National Institutes of Health-funded study of genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease that likely will help uncover the promise--and perils--of personalized genetic medicine.

November 12, 2007

Case Western Reserve faculty member, alumnus receive NIH funds to establish Center for Social Science Research on HIV in Uganda

Janet McGrath and Charles Rwabukwali (GRS '93 and '97, anthropology), associate professor of sociology at the Makerere University in Kampala, are co-investigators on a new five-year, $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Global Partnerships for Social Science Research on AIDS.

November 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center receive $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis.

October 24, 2007

Nurse practitioner students in Guatemala to provide health services for underserved population

Seven nurse practitioner students from the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are in Guatemala to provide volunteer health services for underserved Guatemalans with little or no access to health care.

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.

October 03, 2007

Full house expected for second annual GospelFest concert celebration October 7 at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A packed house of more than 600 is expected when Case Western Reserve University hosts the second annual GospelFest Concert Celebration on Sunday, October 7, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive. A pre-concert reception will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 6 p.m.

September 27, 2007

Spartans continue to give back to community

Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were out in full force this past Friday as the Spartans took part in the university's fifth annual Case for Community Day.

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 19, 2007

Health initiatives are focus of School of Medicine's community outreach

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine supports the mission of delivering health services to the Greater Cleveland area and beyond.

September 18, 2007

National Institutes of Health awards $64 million to Cleveland Medical Consortium; believed to be largest ever to NE Ohio

The National Institutes of Health today announced that it has awarded $64 million to Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center, to become part of a national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted.

September 11, 2007

College of Arts and Sciences Engages in Community Outreach

Students, faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to community outreach.

September 10, 2007

Great brew of science is in the making at science café

Clevelanders can get a taste of science on the second Monday of each month through Science Cafe; Cleveland at the brewery. Members of the Case Western Reserve University Chapter of Sigma Xi (a national association of scientific researchers) have organized the cafe's from 6-8 p.m., at the Great Lakes Brewing Company to give the public an opportunity to learn more about science in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

September 06, 2007

Mandel School, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations both dedicated to community service

At the very core of the mission of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is a commitment to community service at all levels.

Case Western Reserve dental researchers give out gummy bears

East Cleveland kindergarten teachers will be passing out gummy bears three times a day as part of the Healthy Bears for Healthy Teeth program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

September 04, 2007

Case for Community Day Registration Now Live

Registration is now open for Case for Community Day, the university's annual day of service.

Case for Community Day Registration Now Live

Registration is now open for Case for Community Day, the university's annual day of service.

August 31, 2007

School of Engineering committed to community service

The Case School of Engineering prepares students to lead the advancement of technology and to create new processes, products, methods, materials and systems that benefit society.

School of Engineering committed to community service

The Case School of Engineering prepares students to lead the advancement of technology and to create new processes, products, methods, materials and systems that benefit society.

School of Engineering committed to community service

The Case School of Engineering prepares students to lead the advancement of technology and to create new processes, products, methods, materials and systems that benefit society.

School of Engineering committed to community service

The Case School of Engineering prepares students to lead the advancement of technology and to create new processes, products, methods, materials and systems that benefit society.

August 27, 2007

Gilmore appoints Milligan as Mandel School associate dean

Grover C. Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, appointed Sharon Milligan to the position of associate dean for academic affairs.

August 24, 2007

University Departments, Centers Make Community Outreach a High Priority

As part of the 2007 Case for Community Day -- being held this year on Friday, September 21 -- Case Daily will feature community outreach initiatives being conducted at each of the university's colleges, as well as several campus centers and departments.

August 20, 2007

School of Law Encourages Programs, Research that Benefit Larger Community

The Centers of Excellence at the School of Law allow for collaborative and synergistic academic ventures among faculty and students, and encourage programs and research that benefit the law profession as well as the larger community.

August 15, 2007

School of Dental Medicine aims to improve dental health locally, abroad

The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University has several programs that involve health services, education and research, which provide opportunities and resources for both graduate students studying dental care systems and residents in the community.

August 08, 2007

Community outreach to various populations part of nursing school's mission

Students, faculty and staff who are part of the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing incorporate community outreach into their educational curriculum on a regular basis as part of the university's overall mission of valuing social responsibility.

August 07, 2007

Case men's basketball team heads to Brazil

The men's basketball program will do something it has not done in more than 20 years when it travels out of the country this month to play the sport that brings them together. This trip will not only jumpstart the 2007–2008 season, but it will also play a huge role in recruiting and showing the world that Case is a great place for student-athletes to develop both academically and athletically.

July 30, 2007

Case epidemiologists receive two awards to tackle HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Uganda

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently awarded two grants to Case Western Reserve University for Operations Research on AIDS Care and Treatment in Africa.

July 27, 2007

School of Medicine student awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Blessing Igboeli, a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been selected to represent the United States as a Fulbright student grantee in Nigeria through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB). The grant is made possible through funds that are appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress and in part by partner countries and/or the private sector.

June 18, 2007

Case pediatric dental hygienist receives push pin award from Catholic Charities Head Start

Chandra Harward, a registered dental hygienist in the department of pediatric dentistry in the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and clinic coordinator of the Irving and Jeanne Tapper Pediatric Dental Clinic at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, was given the Push Pin Award from Catholic Charities Head Start Program for her extraordinary efforts in organizing dental exams for the Head Start children between the ages of 3 and 5.

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 13, 2007

College 360 helps students learn, play, explore and work

How to attract 18- to 24-year-olds to colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, then provide them with meaningful employment upon graduation is an ongoing challenge for educators and business leaders alike.

May 29, 2007

Case is building a dynamic community one partnership at a time

Did you know that Case Western Reserve University has nearly 600 local, regional, national and international community partnerships?

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 01, 2007

Murakami's Kafka on The Shore up for Discussion Day 2007

The Case Western Reserve University Association for Continuing Education has selected Haruki Murakami's haunting saga, "afka on the Shore", as this year's book for its annual Discussion Day, Monday, April 16, at Suburban Temple, 22401 Chagrin Boulevard.

February 05, 2007

Case Dental School offers free exam, x-rays and cleaning for adults on February 10

The dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer adults 18 years old and older a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and X-rays Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 02, 2007

K-12 youth, educators and community-based professionals will share best practices during Youth Philanthropy and Service Annual Workshop

Hundreds of local students, educators and community-based professionals will gather to share advice and anecdotes on how engaging in community service and volunteering made a difference in their schools, neighborhoods and beyond during the 11th Youth Philanthropy and Service Annual Workshop on February 14 at the Holiday Inn South in Independence, Ohio.

January 02, 2007

Young science sleuths to seek answers in UCI institutions

What is science? One hundred middle school students and 20 teachers from 12 Cleveland schools in the neighborhoods around University Circle will strive to discover the answer to that question over the next three years when they participate in a new combined in-school and out-of-school program funded by the National Science Foundation.

December 14, 2006

Case Western Reserve University tennis team has a new doubles partner—an American soldier fighting in Iraq

The Case Western Reserve University tennis team has taken a U.S. Army soldier deployed in Iraq under its collective wing.

November 21, 2006

University dedicates NSF Science and Technology Center

ase Western Reserve University leaders, joined by officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD), officially dedicated the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems, or CLiPS, the university's first ever NSF Science and Technology Center, based in the macromolecular science and engineering department at the Case School of Engineering (CSE).

November 14, 2006

Bring your friends, family and neighbors to our filling sale!

We are pleased to announce that Case School of Dental Medicine is reducing its fees for silver and composite (white) fillings through December, and we welcome new patients.

November 08, 2006

Case receives community service distinction

Case Western Reserve University was recently recognized for its commitment to community service with a President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll acknowledgement.

October 31, 2006

Case students choose service over surfing

Students travel abroad for spring break social work and service experiences CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University students are trading sunshine and sandy beaches for travel abroad, March 9-18, 2007 and unique academic and service experiences in the Dominican Republic,...

October 30, 2006

"Reflecting on 100 Years of Alzheimer's" the theme of Case Western Reserve University conference, November 6-7

Case's University Center on Aging and Health and other health care systems host conference on Alzheimer's Disease CLEVELAND – The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first case of Alzheimer's disease to the medical world. Currently there are...

October 20, 2006

MSASS initiates rotating geriatric field placement model

That responds to the need for social workers focused on a growing older population By the year 2020, the National Institute of Aging estimates that the country will need nearly 70,000 social workers to help aging baby boomers cope...

October 11, 2006

Women's basketball helps fight breast cancer

The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball roster lists 12 players on it, but the Spartans will multiply by four this Saturday as family and friends join them at the 2006 Komen Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure.

September 18, 2006

Case Western Reserve University recognized for its social, economic benefit to community

University earns spot on "Saviors of Our Cities" list Case Western Reserve University was recently recognized for its commitment to the community when it was named number six on the "Saviors of Our Cities" list of "best neighbor" urban...

September 13, 2006

Case Western Reserve University employees can donate to community organizations during Charity Choice 2006

Annual fund-raising campaign kicks off on September 13 during Case for Community Day As the campus community volunteers during Case for Community Day, there will be another opportunity to help the Cleveland community: the university's annual Charity Choice campaign. This...

August 25, 2006

Fourth annual "Case for Community Day" September 13

On September 13, over 400 Case Western Reserve University staff, faculty and students will spend part of the day devoting time to community service projects during the university's fourth annual "Case for Community Day."

August 09, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student awarded a Fulbright Student Scholarship

Lynne Tan, student at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine is a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

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 26, 2006

Case law student working with United Nations, researches issues related to accused international war criminals

Working for the United Nations directly with prisoners of the international tribunal sounds like the plotline of a movie. However, this real life situation is how one Case Western Reserve University School of Law student is spending the summer.

June 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Law students selected for Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program

Instead of just reading about equal justice, four law students from Case Western Reserve University will spend the summer interning with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of Equal Justice Works' Summer Corps program.

June 12, 2006

Nonprofits Can Receive Free Planning Services

Request for Proposals for Strategic Planning Consultation The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University will again offer area nonprofit organizations assistance in designing strategic planning visions. Since the Mandel Center began this program in the...

April 17, 2006

Groza lends hand to Ukrainians for child welfare reforms

Assists in helping the country move children from institutions to caring homes International adoption and child welfare expert Victor Groza, will assist the Ukrainian government in setting up programs to move thousands of children from institutions formed under the...

March 30, 2006

Weatherhead EMBA students organize ball to benefit Global Forum

Event will promote and raise funds for Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit's Global Forum and charitable organization Medwish The evening will feature a South African theme including South African wines, light hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a...

March 17, 2006

Cleveland Foodbank and the Aids Taskforce honored

With new Innovation Award from Case's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations—David Simpson, CEO of the Hospice of the Western Reserve Receives the 2006 Leadership Award The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, a nationally recognized graduate...

March 15, 2006

Goldberg invited by Santa Fe Group "think tank"

To change public health outcomes for people without access to health care The zeal of Jerold S. Goldberg, Case Western Reserve University's dean of the School of Dental Medicine, to make changes in dental education and to improve the public's...

March 08, 2006

Case law students to spend spring break helping with Katrina recovery effort

Students will Aid with Legal Tasks, Cleanup and Rebuilding While many university students will spend their spring breaks enjoying sun and surf in places like Florida and Mexico, a group of Case Western Reserve University law students will spend...

March 03, 2006

Case Greek Life Takes Home Top Awards at Conference

On February 16-19, four members of the Panhellenic Council and four members of the Interfraternity Congress, accompanied by Wes Schaub, Director of Greek Life, and Melissa Krueger, Coordinator for Greek Programs, traveled to Chicago for the Mid-American Greek Council...

February 28, 2006

Case students take honorable mention to Join USA Today's All-American Academic Team

Looking to the future Choi and Mathur put medicine and public health as priorities Two Case Western Reserve University seniors are among some of the brightest students in America and singled out for their outstanding academic careers and contributions to...

February 23, 2006

Hough boys to experience the classroom of Africa

With MSASS professor who will accompany International Partners in Mission trip Sharon Milligan Nine teenage boys from Cleveland's Hough neighborhood have earned a rite of passage that gives them a ticket for a 10-day trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Sharon...

February 22, 2006

Cleveland Foodbank and the Aids Taskforce honored with new Innovation Award from Case's Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

David Simpson, CEO of the Hospice of the Western Reserve receives the 2006 Leadership Award The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, a nationally recognized graduate program designed to build leadership skills in the nonprofit community,...

February 20, 2006

Case Western Reserve University celebrates, observes National Engineers' Week, February 18-24

The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is holding several events this week to celebrate National Engineers Week February 18-24. "E-Week" is dedicated to the recognition and promotion of engineering as a career and how the...

February 14, 2006

Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing honoring Cleveland-Area "Educators Who Make a Difference"

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing teamed up in November 2004 with Cleveland's WAKS-FM (KISS-FM 96.5) and Dave & Buster's Restaurants to recognize area educators through their "Educators Who Make a Difference" program. On Wednesday,...

February 10, 2006

Polymer science for everyone: Case School of Engineering faculty, students show that plastics can be interesting—and lots of fun

World of polymers brought to kids at Cleveland Museum of Natural History event "Do you guys do birthday parties?" That was the question a mother of four young girls asked Case School of Engineering professors Christoph Weder and Stuart J....

February 06, 2006

Case Dental School offers free dental exam, cleaning

On February 11 for adults 18 years old and older The dental clinic at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer adults 18 years old and older a free dental exam, teeth cleaning and x-rays Saturday, February...

January 25, 2006

Case community raises $6,000 to aid needy families in Cleveland and Hurricane Katrina victims

Case Western Reserve University's annual Basket Raffle proceeds benefit Salvation Army programs In about 24 hours, the Case Western Reserve University community raised $6,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina who relocated to the Cleveland area, as well as other needy...

January 24, 2006

Putting healthy, happy smiles on children's faces

Case joins efforts with the ODA, ADA on Feb. 3 for 4th annual Give Kids a Smile! Day Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will host the Ohio Dental Association's statewide launch of Give Kids a Smile! Day...