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April 25, 2011

Glennan Fellows Present Engaging, Original Approaches to Learning

From tissue engineering to musicology, the topics of the Glennan Fellows program are varied, but all share a common thread: innovative ideas from promising faculty. The projects, which were awarded to five tenure-track faculty members in 2010, will be presented...

December 21, 2010

Professor Mark Smith, Leading Alzheimer's Expert, Leaves a Legacy of Discovery and Service

Mark A. Smith Professor Mark A. Smith, a renowned Alzheimer’s disease researcher and revered mentor and colleague, died early Sunday morning after being struck by a car in Bainbridge Township. “Mark Smith’s passion for scientific discovery was matched by...

August 26, 2010

Faculty Members Honored at Convocation as Distinguished University Professors

The Distinguished University Professors. At the 2010 Convocation ceremony yesterday, six exceptional faculty members were conferred the title of Distinguished University Professor—a permanent, honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record...

August 17, 2010

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

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

August 13, 2010

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

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

August 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

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.

August 02, 2010

Fundraising Grows for Third Straight Year

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

July 21, 2010

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 15, 2010

School of Law Signs Exchange, Collaboration Agreements
with Top Law Schools in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Law recently signed exchange and collaboration agreements with renowned law schools in China at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science and Law, both in Shanghai, and Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing.

July 13, 2010

CWRU Dental Researchers Discover Human Beta Defensins-3 Ignite in Oral Cancer Growth

Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages can save the lives of the nearly 40,500 people diagnosed annually. But early detection has been difficult. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers discovered a biomarker, called human beta defensin-3 (hBD-3), which may serve as an early warning. The defensin is present in all oral cancers and associated with the early stages of oral cancer.

Water, Water Everywhere for 2010 Year of Water Celebration

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

July 12, 2010

SmartCART Online Purchasing Tool Up and Running

The university's new SmartCART online purchasing tool is up and running.

July 06, 2010

Students Take on the Challenges of the 2010 Baja SAE Competition

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

July 02, 2010

Case Western Reserve Announces New University Librarian

Case Western Reserve University has selected a new university librarian. Arnold Hirshon, who has more than 30 years of experience in the management of nonprofit organizations, academic libraries and information technology, will begin his new duties on August 16. He also will hold the title of associate provost.

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 28, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Autonomous Lawnmower
Repeats as Champion

In winning their second straight Institute on Navigation’s Autonomous Robotic Lawnmower Competition, Team CWRU Cut's robot edged along an L-shaped fence, and slowed up then mowed around a moving stuffed dog.

June 23, 2010

Lucy’s Hominid Forebears Were Upright Walkers

The famous hominid fossil Lucy has family. An announcement Monday in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says the relative -- although 400,000 years older -- was, like Lucy, an advanced upright walker. Three Case Western Reserve University researchers: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Bruce Latimer and Beverly Saylor, were among an international team of scientists who reported the most complete skeleton so far of a 3.6 million-year-old Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

June 14, 2010

International Criminal Court Review Conference Adds Crime of Aggression to Court’s Jurisdiction

At nine minutes after midnight on June 12, the 111 States that are party to the International Criminal Court Statute adopted by consensus, in Kampala, Uganda, an amendment adding the crime of aggression to the court’s jurisdiction. Case Western Reserve University School of Law Michael P. Scharf, director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, characterizes this amendment as "a historic moment that was years in the making."

June 08, 2010

Nursing School Dean to Step Down After Decade of Leadership

May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, plans to step down after a decade of leadership. She will give greater attention to her research and teaching endeavors.

June 04, 2010

Philips Healthcare, State of Ohio Announce Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center

A $33.5 million commitment by Philips Healthcare and a $5 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio will provide researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Philips an opportunity to create medical imaging systems that will detect disease far earlier and be safer for patients than current methods.

Students from Amsterdam Make Visit and Tour CMHA

Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department welcomed 13 students and two faculty members from the Vrije University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Thursday.

June 02, 2010

Nurse Educators Changing the World Highlighted in New Book

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

May 28, 2010

Chemical Engineering Professor Wins Teacher-Scholar Award

R. Mohan Sankaran, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

May 27, 2010

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 25, 2010

Adolescents Cope with Mental Illness Stigmas, Report CWRU Researchers

Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

May 19, 2010

Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab

Katie Couric visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics, and his research team in his lab Saturday before Commencement to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

May 18, 2010

Network Maintenance Planned for May 19

There will be an interruption of services in the Kelvin Smith Library Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 19.

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

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

May 13, 2010

Campus Committee Recommends Internationalization Structure

A campus-wide committee, made up of faculty and administrators with experience and interest in international education, has made a recommendation to the provost for an initial structure in the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The OIA was created last spring as an outcome of the university’s strategic plan, Forward Thinking.

May 11, 2010

Michael W. Konstan Appointed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Michael W. Konstan, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Campus Community Mourns Death of Suresh Srivastva

Suresh Srivastva, professor emeritus of organizational behavior, died May 8.

May 10, 2010

Even Healthy Pregnant Women Need to Worry About Oral Bacteria

Healthy pregnant women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths.

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 06, 2010

Do Hidden Cognitive Problems Prevent Heart Failure Patients from Managing Their Illness?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Summa Health System and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to find out if subtle or hidden cognitive impairments cause adherence problems in heart failure cases.

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.

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...

Horst von Recum and Colleagues Earn Glennan Fellowship

Horst von Recum The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching...

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...

Local Food Being Grown at University Farm

As part of a new initiative at the University Farm, a SAGES

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 29, 2010

New Resin Tested to Stop Dental Decay Before Drilling and Filling

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

April 28, 2010

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

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

April 27, 2010

Neighborhoods Matter in Shaping Lives, Researcher Says

Growing up in poverty and living in substandard housing brings sensitivity to Anna Maria Santiago's social work research to where people live and how it impacts lives. The Case Western Reserve University campus recently met Santiago, the inaugural holder of the Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, during a special reception.

April 26, 2010

Department of Civil Engineering Unveils New Lab

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

April 21, 2010

Hudson Relays Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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

April 20, 2010

Make a Difference: The University Launches
Faculty and Staff Campaign

This week, Case Western Reserve University will officially launch its FY 2009-10 faculty and staff campaign. The effort is facilitated through the university's Annual Fund with the leadership of Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack and Senior Vice President for Administration John D. Wheeler.

April 19, 2010

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Economy with Undergraduates

Students in Professor Susan Helper's seminar already get to learn from one of the nation's foremost experts on manufacturing. But on Monday they received an added bonus: a chance to meet with one of the U.S. senators most directly involved in setting federal policy in this area: Ohio's Sherrod Brown.

Case Western Reserve Professor to Lead Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Joseph C. LaManna, professor of physiology and biophysics, neurology and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been voted president-elect of the Federation of Associations for Experimental Biology, a major advocacy organization for biological and biomedical research.

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."

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.

April 08, 2010

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

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

April 07, 2010

Conference Examines Canada-U.S. Regulatory Review,
Reform, Recovery

As the world emerges from economic crisis, significant trading partners Canada and the United States are striving for sustained recovery. The 2010 Henry T. King Jr. Annual Conference – The Canada-US Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform, Recovery – examines challenges and obstacles along the path to recovery.

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 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 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 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.

Book's Authors Mount a Defense for International Law

When the United States faces an international crisis, can its international law obligations be set aside if the executive branch so chooses? The answer would depend on how one answers another question: Is International law really law? Co-authors Michael P. Scharf, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and Paul R. Williams, a law professor at American University, Washington D.C., take a close look at this controversial matter in their important new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser" (Cambridge University Press).

March 18, 2010

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

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

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 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 16, 2010

Turning Research into Headline News: Tips from the Reporters

Panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus.

March 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve to Unveil
New Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center This Spring

Members of Case Western Reserve University's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community soon will have a place on campus to call their own. As part of its efforts toward increased inclusiveness, Case Western Reserve will open a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center this spring.

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 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.

March 04, 2010

RecyleMania Competition Passes Halfway Point

The RecyleMania competition recently passed the halfway point, and Case Western Reserve University's overall totals continue to remain impressive.

March 03, 2010

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

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

CWRU Niagara International Moot Court Members Get to Finals

A Case Western Reserve University School of Law team in the 2009-10 Niagara International Moot Court Competition made it all the way to the Final Round in Washington, D.C., during competition Thursday through Saturday. The team members are Christine Chambers, David Byrnes, David Kocan, Brandon Wheeler and Candice Sengillo.

March 02, 2010

Nicola Lacetera Earns Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Learn more about Nicola Lacetera's project.

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 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 23, 2010

Research at Case Western Reserve University Examines
What Motivates Blood Donation

There is typically a shortage of donated blood in the United States, and research at Case Western Reserve University is looking for ways of improving the life-saving supply. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at the university's Weatherhead School of Management, notes that about 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood and only about 8 percent do. Many of those who donate a first time don't donate again, and there are some population segments which very rarely give blood.

Rimnac Named Associate Dean, Alexander Chair

Clare Rimnac, the Wilbert S. Austin Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering. Iwan Alexander, the Cady Staley Professor, replaces Rimnac as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

February 22, 2010

Five Trustees Pledge More Than $6 Million
to Case Western Reserve University

Following the Board of Trustees meeting this weekend, Chairman Charles "Bud" Koch announced more than $6 million in new leadership gifts from five trustees. While individual donors have chosen to remain anonymous, the impact of their collective philanthropy on student, faculty and programmatic support will be evident on campus for generations to come.

February 18, 2010

CBS News Anchor Katie Couric to Deliver More than the News
as CWRU's 2010 Commencement Speaker

Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and correspondent for "60 Minutes," will be front and center on Sunday, May 16, to deliver the keynote Commencement Convocation address to approximately 1,750 graduates in Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010.

February 17, 2010

Ardiem Medical Obtains Non-Exclusive License for Neuromodulation Technology Developed
at Case Western Reserve University and the FES Center

Ardiem Medical Inc. has obtained a non-exclusive license to make and sell neuromodulation devices based on intellectual property developed at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Cleveland.

February 16, 2010

New Material Absorbs, Conserves Oil

Case Western Reserve University researchers have made a material called aerogel. They believe it will effectively clean up spills of all kinds of oils and solvents on factory floors and roadways, rivers and oceans.

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 09, 2010

Child Care Pilot Programs are Up and Running

Campus members are beginning to use The Temporary and Back-up Child Care and Child Care Support During Travel programs.

January 29, 2010

Mehmet Koyuturk Earns Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Learn more about Mehmet Koyuturk's project.

January 27, 2010

Case Western Reserve Receives $2.8M to Further Breast Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer.

January 26, 2010

Mandel Center Takes Key Step in Leadership Search

A search advisory committee for a Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations executive director and Mandel Professor is making progress in the search for a new leader to helm the center.

January 25, 2010

New Social Work Professional Association Finds Home at Case Western Reserve University

The newly formed American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) will have its virtual home at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences over the next three years.

Making a Deal: Weatherhead School of Management Team Takes First in M&A Competition

A team graduate students from the Weatherhead School of Management proved their talent in making a deal with first-place honors at a competition involving an M&A (mergers and acquisition) case.

January 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Research Finds First Oral Bacteria Linking a Mother and Her Stillborn Baby

Yiping Han, a researcher from Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reports the first documented link between a mother with pregnancy-associated gum disease to the death of her fetus.

Case Western Reserve Transitioning to Google Apps

Case Western Reserve University is in the process of adopting Google Apps for Education. Google Apps consists of a number of different applications such as e-mail, calendars, document preparation, Web sites and more.

January 21, 2010

Finding Ways for People with Disabilities to Participate in Research is Goal of Nursing School Study

While the public has made accommodations for 54.4 million people with disabilities, many researchers regularly exclude people who cannot read, hear or write from participating in their research projects. But that's about to change. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will develop research tools and strategies to include individuals with vision and hearing impairments in future research. The SMART Center at the nursing school will present its first FIND Lab Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Thwing Center ballroom.

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 19, 2010

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

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

January 14, 2010

Campus Community Can Play Pivotal Role in Reducing Waste, Recycling More

The Case Western Reserve University community is being encouraged to "use less and recycle the rest." That's the theme for RecycleMania, an annual nationwide competition among colleges and universities. The 10-week event pits schools against each other to see which ones can motivate their campus communities to adopt and increase sustainable practices. Case Western Reserve will kick off the competition with an event from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in the Thwing Center atrium. The overall competition is from January 17 through March 27. The event will feature sustainability information, as well as free giveaways and food.

Campus Community Can Contribute to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

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

January 12, 2010

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

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

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

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

January 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 07, 2010

Case Western Reserve IT Expert Makes Forecasts for 2010: Sees Technology Advancing to a 'New Normal'

Lev Gonick, Case Western Reserve University's vice president for Information Technology Services and chief information officer, offers his Top 10 technology predictions for 2010.

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.

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 22, 2009

Entropy Alone Creates Complex Crystals from Simple Shapes, Study Shows

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

December 21, 2009

National Institute of Aging Awards $16 Million to Study Unexplained Anemia in Older Adults

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will participate in a consortium of the nation’s leading experts formed to investigate why unexplained anemia is common in older adults. The consortium, which is the result of a $16 million grant awarded by the National Institute on Aging, will spend the next six years conducting clinical trials and translational studies with the goal of developing better treatments.

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.

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

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

December 16, 2009

Researchers Take the Inside Route to Halt Bleeding

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

December 14, 2009

Campus Community Can Cast Votes to Help Debeljak become Coach of the Year

Beginning today, the Case Western Reserve University has an opportunity to help Greg Debeljak get recognized on a national level for his coaching abilities. For the third consecutive year, Debeljak, head football coach, has been named one of five finalists (NCAA Division III) for the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year (COY) award. He is the only three-time finalist at the Division III level.

December 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Receive $19.7M to Study Tuberculosis Treatment Drugs

John L. Johnson, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and pulmonologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a 10 year, $19.7M contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an international clinical trials site for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC). TBTC, established in 1993, is a partnership of U.S. and international clinical investigators who conduct research about the diagnosis, medical treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease.

Case Western Reserve Researchers New Pathway Discovery Published as 'Paper of the Week'

Case Western Reserve University researchers, from the School of Medicine's Department of Nutrition, discovered two new metabolic pathways by which products of lipid peroxidation and some drugs of abuse, known as 4-hydroxyacids, are metabolized. The pathways were identified by a combination of metabolomics and mass isotopomer analysis. The findings shed new light on the mechanism of action of the drug of abuse gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as “the date rape drug.” The manuscript published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry was named a "Paper of the Week." Such papers are chosen from the top one percent of all articles submitted to the prestigious peer-reviewed journal. This type of rare breakthrough sets the ground work for future discoveries.

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.

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 04, 2009

Light Year is Newest Work in Putnam Sculpture Collection

Harvey Buchanan, Case Western Reserve University art historian and director of the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture collection was "bowled over" when he saw the sculpture of Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) during an exhibition last year of the artist's work at the Jacobson Howard Gallery in New York City. Bladen's Light Year is the 45th work in the Putnam Sculpture Collection.

December 03, 2009

KSL Remains Committed to Updating Technology Resources for Campus Community

Over the next several months, Case Daily will run a series of stories focusing on how the Case Western Reserve University libraries support the research and scholarship endeavors of faculty, students and staff. The third in the series focuses on how the KSL staff is committed to advancing technology resources for the campus community:

Case Western Reserve Faculty Helping to Research Obseity Trends, Solutions in China

Li Li, associate professor of family medicine and associate director for prevention research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nathan A. Berger, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, co-director of The Aging Cancer Research Program and director of the Center for Science, Health and Society at Case Western Reserve, were featured participants in the Fourth International Symposium on Community Health and Family Medicine in Shanghai, Zhabei, on Nov. 11. The Case Western Reserve physicians met with Shanghai government officials, physicians from Zhabei and public health faculty from Fudan University to analyze data from the Zhabei 2020 health survey to further define changes and the relation of energy balance, obesity and cancer, and to design more effective cancer screening, prevention and control strategies.

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 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 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 24, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Great Lakes Energy Institute Looking Forward to Ohio's Big Task—Advancing Energy

Selection of Case Western Reserve University as one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence in advanced energy has positioned the Great Lakes Energy Institute for collaborative efforts as Ohio strives to become a leader in wind, solar, storage and fuel cell technologies.

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 19, 2009

Mandel School Graduate Students See Work Study Stipends Increase

Students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences provide some 225,000 hours of community service for approximately 350 community agencies. This service enabled the social work school to become eligible for increased work-study funding from the federal government through special funding.

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 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 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.

KSL Adapts to Research, Instructional Needs of Campus Community

The Kelvin Smith Library(KSL) adapts to the research and instructional needs of Case Western Reserve University by leveraging partnerships within research centers or interdisciplinary areas. Part two of an ongoing series.

November 13, 2009

Tianjin University in China and Case Western Reserve University Partner to Enhance Educational Experiences

Case Western Reserve has welcomed Tianjin University President Gong Ke for the signing of an agreement encouraging exchange of students between the two institutions beginning in the summer semester of 2010. The agreement is likely to be the first formal step toward greater collaboration between Case Western Reserve and Tianjin, one of China's important national universities, particularly in engineering.

November 12, 2009

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

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

November 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 10, 2009

Employees Can Donate to Organizations That Make a Difference at Annual Benefits Fair

Case Western Reserve University employees have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of thousands by donating to an agency of their choice during the 2009 Charity Choice Campaign. The annual campaign benefits hundreds of local and national nonprofit agencies which do everything from providing emergency food and shelter to "green" organizations that focus on making the world a little cleaner.

November 09, 2009

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

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

November 06, 2009

Virtual Coaching to Help Patients Talk to Doctors

Millions of people suffer from chronic ailments like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, and need critical information from their healthcare providers to manage those diseases. But, sometimes patients find it uncomfortable asking a doctor of another age, gender or race for information. Hopefully virtual coaching under development through a new National Institutes of Health grant to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will improve communications.

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.

November 04, 2009

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.

November 03, 2009

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

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

November 02, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Lead $14.7M NIH SPRINT Study Network in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $14.7 million, nine-year contract from the National Institutes of Health to be one of five institutions to lead a trial to determine if lowering systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients, without diabetes, to below the currently recommended level can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular and kidney disease and slow cognitive decline.

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 29, 2009

Two Honored as 2009 Alumni Award Winners

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

October 27, 2009

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Receives $3.7 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University was recently awarded $3.7 million in six stimulus grants from various federal offices to fund innovative research and academic programs. Funded projects include establishing a new center...

Interim Law School Dean to Continue Until June 2011

Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced today that Robert H. Rawson Jr. has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the School of Law through June, 2011.

October 26, 2009

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

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

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Bioptigen Establish Exclusive Licensing Agreement

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have granted to Bioptigen, of Research Triangle Park, N.C ., an exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT), an imaging technology developed from research at the university's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

October 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve Announces New Faculty Diversity Officer

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is pleased to announce the new Faculty Diversity Officer, John M. Clochesy, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

October 22, 2009

Inaugural LGBT Alumni Reunion Emphasizes Case Western Reserve's Commitment to Diversity

This year's Alumni Weekend will mark the beginning of a new alumni gathering: The inaugural LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) Alumni Reunion.

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.

Sustainability Lessons Abound This Week on Campus

More than 10 departments across campus have some special activities planned for the Sustainability "Teach-in" today and tomorrow. Interwoven into lessons is information about how individuals can contribute to protecting limited resources now and in the future.

ICU Patients on Ventilators to Flex and Stretch in Study
at Case Western Reserve University

Few people have thought about providing an exercise workout in the intensive care unit, especially for patients on ventilators--even those who are comatose--but a researcher from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will be doing some bedside coaching and exercising to get patients stretching and flexing their muscles.

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.

A Brief Encounter, A Foot in the Door

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the department will host the inaugural speed networking session in Nord Hall at 2 p.m. Oct. 22.

Case Western Reserve Awarded $1.57M for Corneal Infection Research

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.57 million renewal grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health to continue their study of corneal infections, specifically, bacterial keratitis, associated with contact lens wear. The grant will extend the work initiated last year with the receipt of a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the NEI.

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

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

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

October 16, 2009

President's Committee on Child Care Options Announces Two Pilot Programs

President Barbara R. Snyder today announced the launch of two pilot programs that emerged from the work of the President's Committee on Child Care Options during 2008-2009. Effective immediately, benefits-eligible faculty and staff--as well as all students--will be able to participate in two initiatives.

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 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Researchers Receive $1.25M from NIMH to Study Schizophrenia

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study schizophrenia from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The grant, to be funded over four years, includes three project investigators from three different practice areas.

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.

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2009

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2009, October 21-25, promises to be an exciting weekend with something for everyone. There are several ways the campus community can get involved.

October 08, 2009

Libraries Support Research, Scholarship Endeavors of Campus Community

Over the next several months, Case Daily will run a series of stories focusing on how the Case Western Reserve University libraries support the research and scholarship endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

October 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve Gears Up for GreenFest 2009

Mark your calendars to learn more about going green. Case Western Reserve University campus members are invited to GreenFest 2009, Friday, Oct. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Thwing Center.

October 05, 2009

A Recipe for Controlling Carbon Nanotubes

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

Parents with Autistic Infants to try Responsive Teaching
at Case Western Reserve University in New Study

While infant and toddler brains are rapidly developing, a window of opportunity exists to reduce the impact of autism, which now affects one of every 150 children born in the United States. Gerald Mahoney, director of the Center on Interventions for Children and Families at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, received a three-year, $780,000 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.

Case Western Reserve University Discovers Merkel Cell Originates from Skin, Not the Neural Crest

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics, neurosciences and otolaryngology, Stephen M. Maricich, M.D., Ph.D., and his team found that Merkel cells originate in the skin, not the neural crest lineage, as previously speculated.

October 02, 2009

Herman Stein Leaves Social Work Legacy for Generations to Come

A long list of accolades describes Dr. Herman D. Stein, former dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and university provost and vice president. He will be remembered for his integrity, dignity, loyalty, friendship, and warmth and caring. After a long illness and surrounded by family, he died early this morning at his Shaker Heights home. He was 92.

President Delivers State of the University Address to Faculty, Staff

At today's State of the University address, Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder highlighted just a few of the ways the campus community is thinking beyond the possible.

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 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 25, 2009

Prestigious $4.9M NIH Grant Awarded to Case Western Reserve for Colon Cancer Research

A prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Transformative R01 Program grant for $4.9 million has been awarded to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund research to identify patients' inborn genetic susceptibility to the development of colon cancer metastasis. Case Western Reserve was one of only 42 recipients of this competitive new grant designed to support exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

Campus Safety Awareness Month Continues with Sept. 30 Luncheon

Campus Safety Awareness Month at Case Western Reserve University continues with a special luncheon, "Safe@Case," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Adelbert Hall's Toepfer Room. The program is sponsored by the Employee Education, Training and Development Unit, Department of Human Resources.

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 22, 2009

Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet at Case Western Reserve University for Doctor of Nurse Practice Conference

When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-thinking graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing(FPB) hope to change that. They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate."

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 17, 2009

Director of Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Inaugural Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation Announced

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., as the inaugural director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the first to hold the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation.

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 09, 2009

Importance of Fire Safety Stressed During Campus Safety Awareness Month

Campus Safety Awareness Month continues at Case Western Reserve University with an emphasis on fire safety and prevention. Campus community members can find out more during a Campus Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, September 10, in the Thwing Center atrium.

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.

Experts to Debate Fate of Guantanamo Bay and CIA Torturers on Eighth Anniversary of 9/11

On September 11, the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two dozen leading experts will debate the most important and timely issues now facing the United States in its war against terrorism. The day-long conference, presented in a unique cross-fire format, will be held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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...

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 31, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Annual Celebration of Ethics Set for September 9

Each September, Case Western Reserve hosts the Inamori Ethics Prize Lecture and Academic Symposium. This year the international event--"New Challenges for Human Rights in the 21st Century"--will take place September 9. The 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize winner is Mary Robinson, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the first female president of Ireland.

New Vice President for Enrollment Management Announced

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has appointed Richard W. Bischoff as Case Western University's new Vice President for Enrollment Management, effective November 1. Bischoff comes to the university from the California Institute of Technology, where he has served as Director of Undergraduate Admissions for the past five years.

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4M
from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
to Fund the Center for Synchrotron Biosciences

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fund the Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences.

August 28, 2009

Campus Community Encouraged to Participate in Campus Safety Month Initiative

September is National Campus Safety Month, Campus Fire Safety Month and Disaster Preparedness Month. Case Western Reserve University will mark all three campaigns by observing the inaugural Safety Awareness Month.

August 27, 2009

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

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

August 26, 2009

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

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

August 21, 2009

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

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

August 20, 2009

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

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

August 18, 2009

Infants Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine Reach Their Teens

Sonia Minnes, an assistant professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and now the lead researcher in phase four of a long-term study of cocaine exposed children, has received a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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 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.

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 30, 2009

ITS Puts Customer Service Front and Center with New Unit

Case Western Reserve University's Information Technology Services (ITS) department is re-emphasizing its commitment to customer service with the creation of a new unit.

July 29, 2009

Mandel School Assistant Professor Testifies on Public Housing Research

Members of the U. S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity heard about "impressive successes" and "deep challenges" faced by Chicago residents as they move from massive low-income housing projects to mixed-income housing developments. The Mandel School's Mark Joseph testified before the committee.

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 15, 2009

Case School of Engineering to Build Nitinol Research and Education Specialty

The Case School of Engineering recently received $1.2 million to purchase a range of new instruments to add to their research tools. The instruments will enable them to examine the effects of changes in Nitinol compositions on performance for a range of temperatures, stresses and desired shape variations.

July 14, 2009

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 08, 2009

University Members to Showcase Creativity at IngenuityFest 2009

Three people connected to Case Western Reserve University will be part of the Ingenuity phenomenon by showcasing their films and interactive displays throughout the event, which takes place July 10-12.

July 07, 2009

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

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

June 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M from Third Frontier Commission for the Center For Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

> The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, comprised of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Athersys, Inc., has received $5 million from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission under the Research Commercialization Program. The funding will help support new and innovative stem cell technologies including two commercial, four emerging and three pilot projects. This funding will be matched by each of the projects to create a $10 million grant benefiting stem cell and regenerative medicine in Ohio.

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 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.

June 15, 2009

NIH Funds $9.5 Million for Research on HIV and the Human Innate Immune System

Studying how the mouth wards off diseases will have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will use a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research—the largest grant ever in the dental school's 117-year history— to study oral health as one of the human body's frontline defenses against infections.

June 09, 2009

Treating Gum Disease Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

People who suffered from gum disease and also had a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland reported on this new intervention for arthritis in the Journal of Periodontology.

June 03, 2009

Campus Community Invited to Attend Summer Barbecues, Shop Farmer's Market

In a nod to the fun and casual days of summer, Case Western Reserve University community members will have an opportunity to eat or purchase their meals, fruits and vegetables in a more festive environment. That's because Summer Barbecues will return starting Wednesday, June 10, and a farmer's market will be up and running beginning Friday, June 5.

May 27, 2009

Two from Case Western Reserve Named 2009 Health Care Heroes

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

May 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 22, 2009

Momentum: New School of Medicine Chair Memorializes Founder of Department of Family Medicine

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a combined commitment of $1.75 million to create the Jack H. Medalie Chair in Home-Centered Health Care. Initiated with a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, this professorship has been completed with gifts from additional donors committed to celebrating the legacy of Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H.

May 20, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Study Recovery Mechanisms in Teens Facing Addiction

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine a $942,307 grant to support the work of Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

May 15, 2009

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

The Diekhoff Award, established in 1978, was first given the same year. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising and classroom teaching. The annual award has been presented to two full-time faculty members who epitomize what it means to mentor graduate students: to connect them with experts in their discipline, engage them academically in a forthright and collegial manner, and actively promote their professional development. In 2009, the award was expanded to also recognize two full-time faculty members who excel in the teaching of graduate students. A committee of graduate and professional program students reviews nominations and recommends winners.

May 14, 2009

Two Graduating Engineering Students Bridge Gap Between Fun and Knowledge

It was a stealthy operation that took weeks of planning and 10 hours of on-site assembly and lasted into the early morning hours. But when students and faculty arrived on campus May 4, they and others were greeted by the structure built by Christopher Toth of Columbus, Ohio, and Donald Cartwright of Alliance, Ohio.

May 12, 2009

Two School of Medicine Professors Honored with Jackson Award

Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith.

May 11, 2009

P. Hunter Peckham Awarded 2009 Hovorka Prize

P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics, was named recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, one of the highest honors a Case Western Reserve University faculty member can receive. He will receive the award at the Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17.

Campus Community Mourns the Death of Henry T. King Jr.

Henry T. King Jr., a member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law faculty for more than 30 years, died May 9. King made significant contributions to the school's international law program. His illustrious career included serving as a Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, and director of international development during the Eisenhower administration.

May 08, 2009

$1.5 Million Cleveland Foundation Grant Continues to Build Proteomics Infrastructure at Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support second-phase funding for the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics. The grant will allow the school to continue to build strength in a field that is a cornerstone of the future of medical care--proteomics, the study of proteins and their changes in disease.

May 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve University to be First Educational Institution to Deploy Standalone Version of Second Life

Case Western Reserve will become the first educational institution in the world to host a standalone version of the virtual world Second Life behind its firewall, making it available to its faculty, staff and students.

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 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 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 15, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Traditional Panel Discussions, Digital Options

Several panel discussions about the economy and children, research on teaching and learning, and advanced energy for Northeast Ohio will take center stage during Research ShowCASE. several Research ShowCASE forums, as well as the keynote presentation, will be streamed into Second Life, recorded and available online following the event.

April 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Engineers Hit Pay Dirt Playing with Clay

A watery, mud-like substance has hit pay dirt for Case Western Reserve University engineering professor David Schiraldi and his research group. The researchers have created a line of patented foam-like and environmentally friendly polymers, called clay aerogel composites that can take on the shape and size of any container that can hold water— from ice cube trays to rubber ducky molds to clam-shell packaging molds that hold and ship electronics.

Mather Park Dedication Set for Wednesday, April 15

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

April 10, 2009

Campus Community Invited to LEED Certification Celebration Monday, April 13

Case Western Reserve University is celebrating the fact it has the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings in University Circle with an awards ceremony and outdoor festivities from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the Village at 115. The celebration will take place in a tent between Starbucks and House 4.

April 07, 2009

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

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

April 02, 2009

Podcast of City Club Speech on School of Medicine Research Available Online

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Case Western Reserve University's, recently shared just a few highlights from the groundbreaking research taking place at the school with a City Club of Cleveland audience.

March 31, 2009

New Research to be Spotlighted in Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE on April 16

Using electronic games to relieve post-surgical pain in teens, developing a new telescope system to search for extraterrestrial intelligence and many more research projects will be on display during Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE 2009. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

March 27, 2009

Sessions Provide Update on University's Revised Policies on Conflicts of Interest

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

March 23, 2009

Three Cups of Tea Selected as Common Reading Choice for New Students at Case Western Reserve University

Three Cups of Tea, this year's Common Reading selection for new students, chronicles how mountain climber Greg Mortenson has changed the lives of 28,000 school children (of which 18,000 are girls) in his quest to bring education to Pakistan's and Afghanistan's rural villages. He has established more than 78 schools and vocational centers in areas strife with political discord. The campus community will have the opportunity to hear his first-hand account when he delivers the keynote address for Convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, in Severance Hall.

March 20, 2009

School of Dental Medicine Looking for 100 Youths Who Need Braces

Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is recruiting 100 patients between the ages of 10 and 16 who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school’s discounted braces program.

March 19, 2009

Research!America President to Give Keynote Address at Research ShowCASE

As advances in scientific and health research dominate news headlines, Mary Woolley, president of Research!America, will deliver the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE 2009 on Thursday, April 16, at Veale Convocation Center.

March 17, 2009

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

JumpStart Inc., the Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, and Case Technology Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture capital and technology validation fund at Case Western Reserve University, recently announced an investment commitment of $375,000 in Neuros Medical, Inc., a Cleveland company commercializing neurostimulation technology developed at Case Western Reserve University.

March 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve Leads RecycleMania Category
Two Weeks in a Row

For the second week in a row, Case Western Reserve University earned first place among University Athletic Association schools in RecycleMania's Waste Minimization category.

March 09, 2009

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Awarded Nearly $1 Million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been awarded an unrestricted grant along with three individual awards that could total up to $1 million by the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in a single year to the Case Western Reserve visual sciences program since 1997. In that time, the program has received $2,712,500 from RPB, one of the world's leading voluntary organizations supporting eye research.

March 02, 2009

Curriculum Change Earns School of Dental Medicine a William J. Gies Award for Innovation

The launching of a new curriculum at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2006 has received national honors from the ADEAGies Foundation for outstanding innovation by an academic institution. Members of the dental faculty will accept their William J. Gies Award on Saturday, March 14, during the annual meeting of the American Dental Education Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

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

School of Medicine and Cleveland Museum of Natural History to Create New Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 's Department of Environmental Health Sciences have partnered to establish a Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. Museum and School of Medicine leaders recently signed a memorandum of understanding to create the new center. The agreement will allow the two organizations to provide public education and conduct research on environmental and human health issues.

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

Campus Programs, Services Available to Help Students Coping with Eating Disorders

As Case Western Reserve University plans activities to coincide with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 22-28, students, friends and parents should know that there are resources on campus to help someone who might be struggling with an eating disorder.

February 20, 2009

Project Submissions Up
for Research ShowCASE 2009

The Case Western Reserve University community should expect to see even more thought-provoking projects on display at this year's Research ShowCASE. That's because organizers have received a record number of more than 600 project proposals.

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 12, 2009

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

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

February 11, 2009

Undergraduate Accounting Program Among Nation's Best

The recent Public Accounting Report's annual survey of accounting professors ranks Case Western Reserve University's undergraduate accounting program 24th best in the country.

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

Deadline to Change Campus Network Passwords is Approaching

February 12 marks the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. In keeping with a birthday theme, it's also the day all passwords more than a year old will expire for network users at Case Western Reserve University.

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 30, 2009

Gregory Tochtrop Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Today, learn about Gregory Tochtrop's chemistry project.

January 27, 2009

NIH Awards Case Western Reserve $1.33M to Improve Informatics Support for Clinical and Translational Scientists

Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a two-year contract for $1.33 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund a pilot project that will expand informatics support for investigators, providing improved collaboration and sharing of information between investigators from multiple disciplines.

January 23, 2009

Leena Palomo 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 Leena Palomo's periodontal video game.

January 22, 2009

Campus Debuts Safe Ride Program

Beginning this week, Case Western Reserve University students and employees have another alternative for getting around campus in the evening and late-night hours.

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

Campus Community Encouraged to Do Some "Trash Talking" in Nationwide Recyclemania Competition

Case Western Reserve University is "throwing down" by not throwing away, but by recycling and reducing waste as it enters RecycleMania for the first time. The annual friendly nationwide competition between colleges and universities begins Sunday, January 18, and runs through Saturday, March 28.

January 09, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Named "Best Buy" in Kiplinger's

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has again ranked Case Western Reserve University a best value among private universities in the United States.

January 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve Professor Explores Schistosomiasis Elimination in NEJM Perspective

In today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), schistosomiasis expert Charles H. King M.D., professor of international health at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine concludes global eradication of schistosomiasis is feasible if the current infection control strategy shifts to a proactive, comprehensive elimination strategy. King supports the community-based trial by Wang et al. as a viable model for interrupting disease transmission by using a combination strategy, including supplementary education and sanitation, with many secondary environmental benefits.

January 07, 2009

Women Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Apply for Bryn Mawr Summer Institute Funding

As part of Case Western Reserve University's commitment to developing women leaders on campus, applications are being accepted for financial support to attend the Summer Institute at Bryn Mawr College

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 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 22, 2008

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Program Helps Hough Teens Strive for Healthy Relationships

Five students in the Doctor of Nurse Practice Graduate Entry Doctor of Nursing Practice (GE DNP) Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University spent the fall semester responding to the needs of teens in the Hough community as part of their service-learning project.

December 19, 2008

Faculty Senate Looks to Streamline Working Groups, Improve Governing Efficiency and Effectiveness

Faculty Senate is working to streamline its university-wide working groups to improve governing efficiency and effectiveness. About 200 faculty members are serving on such groups--in addition to the 50 elected Faculty Senate representatives who work with the governing body's 12 standing committees, among others.

December 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve Improves Campus Climate for Women; Many Academic Environments Not as Supportive of Wives, Mothers

While academia in general applauds what's been coined as "daddy privilege," Robert Drago, lead researcher of a study on the work-life issues faced by female faculty members, said he found that women report removing wedding rings and covering up other evidence of their marital status during job interviews at universities. They also hide that they are mothers, he said. Drago, the author of Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life and three related books, gave the keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University's 5th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat hosted by President Barbara Snyder and Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack.

December 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine uncovers genetic basis for a number of birth defects affecting development of the heart and head

A multidisciplinary research team at Case Western Reserve University led by Gary Landreth, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosciences, has uncovered a common genetic pathway for a number of birth defects that affect the development of the heart and head. Abnormal development of the jaw, palate, brain and heart are relatively common congenital defects and frequently arise due to genetic errors that affect a key developmental pathway.

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 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.

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.

December 02, 2008

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

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

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 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve Offers New Adobe Web Conferencing Platform Designed to Connect Community Members

Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, now available to the campus community, is a web platform designed to connect the campus community.

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 21, 2008

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

What does society and the country need when the "walker" generation outnumbers the "stroller" crowd? With aging baby boomers outpacing new births, a solution to this dilemma may require an intergenerational focus, according to Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., professor of aging, health and society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Student presents original research at 19th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates

Madhumitha Ravikumar, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine at Case Western Reserve University, gave a podium presentation at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory. The 19th annual symposium was attended by nearly 500 students, faculty and other researchers from around the world.

November 14, 2008

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

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

November 13, 2008

Findings About Homo Erectus Overturn Prior Thinking About Human Brain Evolution

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

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 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University research shows light stimulation restores breathing

Individuals with spinal cord injury at the top of the spine (location C-3 or above) have a hard time breathing. The spinal cord injury, a lesion in the spine, prevents the brain from sending messages to the nerves that operate the diaphragm. As a result, the diaphragm has a difficult time working and therefore the individual has a hard breathing.

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.

Weatherhead School Of Management's 35th David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon Set For Dec. 5

Case Western Reserve University banking and finance senior lecturer Sam Thomas will look at recent business and financial news and events and provide insight to the aforementioned questions and more during the 35th annual forecast David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 5, at the Marriott at Key Center, 127 Public Square in Cleveland.

November 07, 2008

Hungarian physicist is latest international resident affiliate in Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve University

Tamás Csörgő, a scientific adviser and member of the Scientific Council at the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been named the second resident affiliate in the Office of Technology Transfer's International Resident Affiliates Program at Case Western Reserve University.

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 06, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Poverty Center at Mandel School assists county in assessing readiness for school for children in child care

Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is assessing the school readiness of children in child care facilities, designated by Cuyahoga County as part of the Invest in Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten pilot program.

Case Western Reserve University's Department of Bioethics invited to join prominent international ethics group

The department of bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been invited to join a group of internationally-renowned academic bioethics scholars to form the Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX). GABEX, led by the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan, formally invited Stuart J. Youngner, chair of bioethics at Case Western Reserve to serve as the university's representative on this influential panel of scholars.

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

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 28, 2008

Anonymous gift of $2 million advances translational research at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University has received an anonymous $2 million gift to endow the program directorship of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the department of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Biomedical engineering is a joint program of the Case School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.

Seinfeld Campus Bus Tour to visit campus October 29

A full decade after Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer ended their run on of the most successful shows in television history, Seinfeld is back- in the form of 60-foot long bio-diesel fueled bus. As part of its nationwide trek, the Seinfeld Campus Tour is coming to Case Western Reserve University Wednesday, October 29.

October 27, 2008

St. Baldrick's Foundation announces $330,000 in funding of St. Baldrick's Scholar at Case Western Reserve University

St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, recently awarded $330,000 to fund Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D., of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, as a St. Baldrick's Scholar for three years.

October 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative funds pilot studies

The Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Seven researchers received pilot awards totaling $430,143 from the CTSC to fund early clinical studies in translational science.

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).

School of Medicine assistant professor receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that Brian Cobb, assistant professor of pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is a 2008 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipient. As one of only 31 grant awardees in the nation, Cobb will receive a grant of $2.35 million over five years for his research program.

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.

Center for Layered Polymeric Systems sponsors first industrial showcase at Case Western Reserve University

The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is presenting its first Industrial Showcase on Tuesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kent Hale Smith Building.

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.

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

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

October 15, 2008

House Speaker Pelosi and Congresswoman Sutton Receive Briefing on Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara Snyder, Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien and other university officials met yesterday with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton of Ohio and Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher to discuss renewable energy efforts underway at the university through the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation.

October 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to co-host workshop that will explore technical solutions for present energy issues

Case Western Reserve University will host a one and a half day workshop that will explore the technological solutions for reliable electricity storage, the effective integration of renewable energy, and national grid security on Monday and Tuesday, October 20-21, at 8 a.m. (both days), in Nord Hall.

October 13, 2008

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University Find that Age-Related Macular Degeneration slowed by drug "candidate"

Research results from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine show that the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is markedly slowed in new laboratory-engineered mice when they received treatments of retinylamine, a trial drug that has been tested in a medical school lab. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.

Case Western Reserve University theoretical and experimental physicists create "Blackmax"

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists, with participants from Case Western Reserve University, have designed a new black hole simulator called BlackMax to search for evidence that extra dimensions might exist in the universe.

October 10, 2008

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

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

School of Nursing dean receives lifetime achievement award

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle received the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Isabel Hampton Robb Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's recent Education Summit 2008.

October 08, 2008

Dinosaurs, ancient brains and more on agenda for International Paleontology Conference

Paleontologist Darin Croft from the department of anatomy in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will be the host committee chair for the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, October 15-18. This is the first time SVP has held its meeting in Cleveland.

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

Case Western Reserve University engineering professor receives lifelong recognition award from American Ceramics Society

Arthur H. Heuer, University Professor and the Kyocera Professor of Ceramics at Case Western Reserve University, has received the W. David Kingery Award from the American Ceramics Society (ACerS). Heuer, who is based within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Case School of Engineering, is the first person from the university to be awarded this distinction by ACerS.

October 06, 2008

Two from Department of Geological Sciences to Present Research at National Conference

Gerald Matisoff, chair of the department of geological sciences, and Peter Whiting, professor of geological sciences, are both presenting research today at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in Houston.

October 03, 2008

Late inventor and engineering alumnus subject of Oscar-buzzworthy feature film

Case Western Reserve University alumnus Robert W. Kearns, the independent inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper system, is the subject of a new film opening today. Kearns used one of the university's labs to work on the wiper system while he also completed his doctoral dissertation.

October 01, 2008

University of Toledo, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine develop joint research center to study immune diseases

The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have established an interdisciplinary center of excellence, named the Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics, to study, develop and commercialize new drugs to treat disorders of the immune system. The universities received $3 million in capital funds from the Ohio Third Frontier Program to support the development of the new facility.

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

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 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve University co-sponsors Nanomedicine Summit in Cleveland September 25-26

The 2008 Cleveland NanoMedicine Summit is the anchor event for NanoWeek in Cleveland, now in its fifth year. It is being co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and NorTech's Nano Network. This conference brings together scientists, clinicians, business professionals, investors and others to learn, discuss and interact under the umbrella of nanomedicine. This year's conference will be held over the course of two days on Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26 at the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland.

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 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor among first recipients of National Science Foundation Grant Program

LaShanda Korley, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has received one of the first Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Film showing documents works by Cleveland artist, Case Western Reserve's Christopher Pekoc

The Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University will present a film by Cleveland videographer Tom Ball entitled, "The Beauty of Damage: A Film on the Art of Christopher Pekoc." As part of the Baker-Nord Center's work in progress series, the free, public program will be held Wednesday, September 24, at 6 p.m., in the lecture room at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

September 16, 2008

Collaboration helps police address job stress

The city of Cleveland's Division of Police has partnered with Case Western Reserve University, the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Defense to reduce on-the-job stress among police officers, who find themselves in the middle of these traumatic events.

Clinical Scientist at School of Medicine receives $1 Million grant from NIH for "unconventional" and "innovative" research

Janis J. Daly, associate professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Research Career Scientist and associate director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center of Excellence in Functional Electrical Stimulation, has been awarded funding as part of the National Institutes of Health $42.2 million program to fund 38 "exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science."

September 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve groups volunteer together to serve community

Hundreds of volunteers from the university plan to participate in this year's Case for Community Day. Since its inception six years ago, individuals have donated thousands of hours to this half day of service as a way to give back to area residents and organizations. However, this year marks a different kind of volunteer experience for some on campus: Several university departments, programs and athletic groups have volunteered to work on projects as a team.

Video archive on Case Western Reserve's YouTube channel continues growing

Although Case Western Reserve University's YouTube channel is still in its infancy, there are already over 200 videos available for viewing. With a unique playlist of news, events, lectures and special interest videos as well as plans for several full course offerings there is something of interest for everyone in the campus community. The channel is officially launching this fall, and there are now opportunities to subscribe to feeds as well as upload video collections.

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.

School of Medicine to integrate proteomics, bioinformatics resources

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is streamlining its proteomics and bioinformatics resources to enhance synergies between the programs.

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.

Case Western Reserve University approves film minor

When Robert Spadoni, assistant professor of film, arrived on campus in 2003, he planned to build a strong film program at the university. He's passed several hurdles, and the most recent is the approval of a new minor in film.

September 09, 2008

Polar-Palooza connects changes in ice caps to Cleveland climate change

Unlike Las Vegas, what happens at the North and South Poles doesn't stay at the Poles. How changes at the Poles directly affect the climate of Cleveland and the rest of the world (and vice versa) is the subject of Polar-Palooza, a two-day multimedia celebration of the earth's frozen tips held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and September 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

September 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve engineering professor receives prestigious public service award From NASA

J. Iwan D. Alexander, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and director of the National Center for Space Exploration and Research, has been awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal by the NASA Glenn Research Center.

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

Two Case Western Reserve law professors release new books

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

August 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 26, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori Center brings genome expert to campus

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence is bringing the individual most knowledgeable perhaps about the human genome to campus September 4.

August 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Explores the Legacy of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin and evolution—the man and his ideas such as natural selection—will be highlighted at Case Western Reserve University this coming academic year. The university will celebrate Darwin’s legacy and influence during the 2008-09 Year of Darwin and Evolution.

August 22, 2008

School of Law Launches Anti-money Laundering Summer Employment Pilot Program with KeyBank

In a new pilot program that launched this summer, KeyBank offered paid summer employment to Case Western Reserve University School of Law students.

August 21, 2008

Incoming students' first assignment: Delving into Charles Darwin as part of the 2008 Common Reading

As the Case Western Reserve University Class of 2012 make their way to campus this fall, most of them will have already completed their first assignment: The reading of The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen.

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 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 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Discovers Brain Serotonin System Controls Maternal Behavior

New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine demonstrates the importance of brain serotonin for offspring survival.

August 15, 2008

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

August 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students and faculty escape armed conflict in Republic of Georgia

Three students and one faculty member from Case Western Reserve University are safe after finding themselves in the middle of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.

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.

Campus community invited to nominate honorary degree candidates

Case Western Reserve University invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to submit recommendations for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement ceremonies in 2010 or 2011.

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 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University names interim faculty diversity officer

President Barbara R. Snyder today announced that she has named Amanda Shaffer to serve as Interim Faculty Diversity Officer at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve to host national Social Network Analysis conference August 7 and 8

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative will host dozens of experts as part of the Social Network Analysis Institute, a conference being held August 7 and 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland. Social network analysis (SNA) is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations and social entities.

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.

August 01, 2008

Folk music legend Richie Havens headlines Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Center for Social Justice benefit concert

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host its first annual Center for Social Justice benefit concert featuring the legendary Richie Havens September 5 at the Ohio Theatre.

July 31, 2008

Web Site devoted to search for newly-created Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity position launches

As Case Western Reserve University moves forward in its search for a Vice President of Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity, a Web site describing the new position and the search process is now available.

Pranab Chatterjee Retires from Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Pranab Chatterjee recently retired as a professor, bringing to a close the longest tenure of a faculty member in the history of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The Grace Longwell Coyle professor of social work, Chatterjee enjoyed a distinguished career in the 41 years since being recruited by former dean Herman Stein in 1967.

July 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers receive $10 million grant to lead effort to understand how HIV infection results in immune deficiency

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $9.2 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

Geauga County agencies to participate in disaster drill during Case Western Reserve University's National Flight Nurse Academy Camp

Disasters come with no advance warning. Preparedness is the key to rapid and well-coordinated medical emergency responses. Receiving that kind of emergency training during a mock disaster will be 40 acute care nursing students, specializing in airlift medical procedures, and multiple agencies from Geauga County. They will gain critical response skills during the 2008 National Flight Nurse Academy Camp's disaster exercise August 15 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm.

July 29, 2008

Samantha Culver hits home run with education, career through Case-Fisk Partnership

While working as a staff accountant in the finance division with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball organization, Samantha Culver has become one of the newest members of a team that has shared education and diversity for nearly eight decades: The Case-Fisk Partnership.

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.

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 24, 2008

Case Western Reserve to present Inamori Ethics Prize, host dialogue with Human Genome Project director

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will initiate one of the more candid discussions about the anticipated benefits and ethical challenges of the Human Genome Project when it presents the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize to the former project director.

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 22, 2008

Shannon French named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University

Shannon E. French, Ph.D., has been named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new position on September 8.

First-of-its-kind anti-HIV microbicide trial to open at Case Western Reserve University

A first-of-its-kind clinical research trial at the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will look at two different methods of female-controlled HIV prevention: Microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. The ground-breaking trial offers women living in the Greater Cleveland area a unique opportunity to help alter the course of the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

July 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to unveil innovative new Web site

Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped select the innovative new design of Case Western Reserve University's more progressive Web presence. The fresh online look and information architecture is being launched this week on the main university homepage and most first and second-level pages off of the homepage.

July 18, 2008

New Graduate Fellowship to Support Energy Institute

he Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 gift from Dr. Walter J. Culver (CIT ‘62/’64) to endow the Walt and Sylvia Culver Engineering Fellowship for Sustainable Infrastructure. The fund will support graduate students in disciplines related to the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation.

July 17, 2008

Campus community can relive excitement of DEXTER, TeamCASE during July 21 Science Channel documentary, viewing party

When DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, was introduced to the campus community last fall, its debut was a source of pride for the entire university. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can relive the excitement - and those who are new to campus can be introduced to DEXTER and TeamCASE - during an airing of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars documentary at 10 p.m., July 21.

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 11, 2008

Case School of Engineering continues autonomous robotics excellence in international lawn mower competition

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawn Cutting Team took third place in the Fifth Annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition recently in Dayton. The team, led by Case School of Engineering faculty members Roger Quinn and Michael Branicky, also brought home a $5,000 prize.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law partners with leading anti-money laundering association to offer intensive five-day course

> In response to a growing need for well-trained anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in conjunction with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists will offer a five-day course for compliance officers, auditors, lawyers, AML professionals and others interested in the AML field.

July 10, 2008

The arrival of twins heralds sleep deprivation for moms and dads

How much sleep do parents of twins get between all the double duties of caring for the new arrivals? Getting a good night's rest for parents of twins is under study by Elizabeth Damato, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

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.

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.

July 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to participate in first of its kind genomic-based brain tumor research

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

July 07, 2008

Leading authority on use of science in environmental law joins Case Western Reserve

Further bolstering Case Western Reserve University's interdisciplinary expertise in energy, sustainability and the environment, Wendy E. Wagner, a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policymakers and a prominent voice on toxic regulation issues, is joining the faculty of the university's School of Law.

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.

Case Western Reserve University receives $5 million to continue microbicide research to prevent HIV infection

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their ground-breaking research on the development of an HIV microbicide, a potentially revolutionary tool in stemming the global HIV epidemic.

July 02, 2008

RIDGID Real-world design competition challenges Case School of Engineering students

More than $11,000 in prize money has been distributed during the first RIDGID Design Competition at Case Western Reserve University. Four student teams ranging in size from one to six members spent five months developing a compact, light-weight, innovative self-contained pressing tool for joining copper tube.

Key leadership hired at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative

Case Western Reserve University's new Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative has hired the senior staff required to make the Collaborative fully operational.

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.

Grants, Community Outreach Survey New Components of Case for Community Day 2008

Case for Community Day has its origins in a half-day of service helping campus neighbors and organizations. The annual event -- taking place this year on September 19 -- will continue that tradition and introduce a new one: extending grant money to help campus groups and organizations continue their community service outreach.

June 26, 2008

Paper co-authored by engineering professor named by Nature Materials as one of most influential in last five years

An article co-authored by John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been named by the editors of Nature Materials as one of the 10 most influential articles to appear in the publication in the last five years.

June 25, 2008

May Wykle urges nurses to influence public policy at international conference in Bangkok

Nurses can and must work to have a positive effect on the suffering and despair that springs from poor health care in impoverished areas around the world, says May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Wykle will speak at length to the circular linkage of poverty and health care in a keynote address at the Healthy People for a Healthy World conference in Bangkok, Thailand on June 26.

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 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 18, 2008

National NACC meeting comes to campus this week

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will have the opportunity to showcase its new Bellflower Road building when the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) brings its spring retreat and meeting to Cleveland. The meeting will take place at the Mandel Center, which is also called home to the international headquarters of NACC.

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.

USG to fund campus community projects to improve student life

Case Western Reserve University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is offering every member of the campus community an opportunity to apply for up to $15,000 to fund any project that will "profoundly impact" student life.

June 16, 2008

Inamori Ethics Prize ceremony to feature lecture, symposium with inaugural prize recipient, Case Western Reserve faculty

The recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize, Francis S. Collins, who has led the Human Genome Project since 1993, will give a lecture at 1 p.m. September 4 and then will team with Case Western Reserve University faculty in a symposium on issues involving leadership, moral code and the human genome project.

June 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine investigators inhibit corneal inflammation using short chain lipids as nanoparticles

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea.

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 06, 2008

Premier conference on neurotechnology and deep brain stimulation to be held in Cleveland in June

Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? Or to control the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease? These are two of the several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.

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.

June 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives $3 million in grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.

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 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 29, 2008

Study on mixed-income housing earns honors for Case Western Reserve University assistant professor

A paper on early findings about how former public housing residents have adjusted to living in a mixed-income development in Chicago has earned Mark Joseph the Urban Affairs Association's 2007 Best Conference Paper. Joseph is an assistant professor of community and social development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

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 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Awarded More Research Funding From Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million on Tuesday, May 20, by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.

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 15, 2008

Arthur H. Heuer: winner of the Hovorka Prize is a world leader in teaching and research

With almost 500 publications to his credit, Case Western Reserve University's Arthur H. Heuer is a leading researcher in his field, having pioneered studies in transformation toughening of ceramics, the application of electron microscopy to engineering ceramics, biological ceramics, materials science of MEMS and paraequilibrium carburization of stainless steels.

Dr. Clifford Harding has been appointed as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology

The School of Medicine announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Clifford Harding as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Harding will take over the responsibilities of Dr. John Lowe.

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 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine departments rank in top 10 NIH funding

Several departments within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's largest provider of medical research support. This significant federal government funding to the School of Medicine reflects Northeast Ohio's leading medical research and treatment.

Excellence in undergraduate teaching recognized with 2008 Wittke Awards at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom annually with the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This year, Donald Feke, chemical engineering professor, and Richard Osborne, professor for management policy practice, have been named Wittke Award recipients.

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 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.

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 30, 2008

Medical school faculty member suggests new model for development of schizophrenia

Doctors have long known schizophrenia has a genetic basis, and have hypothesized that the disease resulted from combinations of common genes, or alleles, each contributing towards the disease in a small way. But a new study, co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member, suggests that a predisposition to schizophrenia may instead be caused by just a few, rare genetic mutations, each contributing significantly to the disease.

April 29, 2008

University Releases Details of Upcoming Yearlong Celebration of Darwin

Case Western Reserve University is planning a yearlong celebration to help mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth -- and the 150th anniversary of the publication (November 24, 1859) of his influential book On the Origin of Species -- and has launched a Web site with the first details of events to be conducted on campus from fall 2008 to summer 2009.

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 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine Professor Honored for Two Decades of Pediatric Work in Thailand

Karen N. Olness, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, launched the Rainbow Center for Global Child Health (RCGCH) in 1987 and is recognized as a world leader in the fields of global child health, pediatric disaster relief and behavioral pediatrics. Olness visited the Lao Medical School and Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand to meet with faculty, students and administrators. While there, she accepted a KKU honorary degree from a Thai princess.

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.

Select collections go live on university's YouTube channel

Case Western Reserve University is expanding its reach in cyberspace with the launch of its own dedicated YouTube channel.

April 18, 2008

University to Discuss, Demonstrate Collaborative Technologies During May 8 Campus Summit

Case Western Reserve University will highlight new technologies and how they enhance research and discovery during its campus Collaboration Technologies Summit 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 in Thwing Center. In addition, the keynote and panels will be streamed in ClevelandPlus in SecondLife.

April 17, 2008

Engineering professor and researcher honored with important 2008 American Chemical Society Award

Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been named winner of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science, citing her for her "pioneering contributions in understanding the connections between hierarchical structure and properties of polymers, their blends and composites."

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.

Benefits, challenges of wind energy take center stage at Research ShowCASE

The world is addicted to electrical power, and the demand is increasing. Annual global generation of electrical energy was 16,424 billion kilowatt-hours in 2004; it's predicted to increase to 30,364 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030. The increase in oil prices, along with the desire to balance the need for increasing demands without ruining the environment is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the "Wind Energy: A Resource for the Future?" forum beginning at 12:30 p.m., April 17 at Case Western Reserve University's Sixth Annual Research ShowCASE.

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 08, 2008

Experts gather in Cleveland to combat terrorist financing as part of world conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

ow can financial institutions identify suspicious transactions that could be related to terrorism financing? Does creating a list of terrorists and terrorist organizations violate human rights? What is the future of international cooperation in stopping terrorism financing? These questions and more will be addressed during a day-long conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The "World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing" will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the school's Moot Courtroom (A59), 1075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

April 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, Research Partners Conclude Pivotal Cornea Research Study

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have completed a first-ever study that bolsters findings of a national study confirming the viability of older corneas for transplant.

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.

Embryonic stem-cell research, corporate governance, terrorist financing and torture of prisoners in U.S. custody highlight School of Law's April lectures

How do attitudes towards embryonic stem-cell research shape legal actions? How are international organizations and countries cooperating to fight terrorism financing? These questions are among the many that will be explored during the month of April as part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Spring Lecture Series.

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 21, 2008

School of Medicine researchers receive $2.4 million to study contact lenses-related corneal infections

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Medical Center: A partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, have been awarded a $2.4 million grant over five years from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to study corneal infection (keratitis) brought on by disease-causing fungi that can be lurking on contact lenses, in the air, in the dirt, or even on common household surfaces.

Jeffrey Duerk named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jeffrey Duerk has been named chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). A BME alumnus, Duerk is a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in biomedical engineering. He joined the faculty in 1988 after completing his doctoral degree.

March 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve University at forefront of sexual conduct awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but Case Western Reserve University's Task Force on Sexual Conduct works to raise campus consciousness about sexual violence throughout the year.

March 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis Awarded the American Medical Student Association's Raising Our Voices Award

Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. will be presented with a Raising Our Voices Award by the American Medical Student Association.

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 11, 2008

First-Year MFA Actors Take Stage for Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Case Western Reserve University's first-year MFA acting students will spend their spring break under the big stage lights readying for opening night, Wednesday, March 12, and continuing through March 22 in their first performances as an ensemble class in Tom Stoppard's challenging and complex love story, Arcadia.

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 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

Study is a step towards the future of genetic testing for the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Americans Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in today's issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics...

March 06, 2008

Research by Case Western Reserve University professors, VA collaborators published in Science

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability -- meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid -- in the March 7, 2008, issue of "Science." one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering all aspects of science.

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

DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's robotic car, to be inducted into Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

DEXTER, the autonomous vehicle which finished in the top 20 last fall in the United States Department of Defense's DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race in Victorville, Calif., will be inducted into the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. It was the first time Case Western Reserve University had entered the contest that had 30 teams competing for a $2 million first prize.

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 27, 2008

Visiting Fulbright Scholar teams up with pathology's Mark A. Smith to investigate Alzheimer's disease

After spending some of his early years in the United States, Dr. Vladan Bajic has returned to the country as a visiting researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, investigating cell cycle re-entry and chromosomal instability in Alzheimer's disease as a member of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

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.

Professor Steven Feldman to discuss American-Chinese business relations

Associate professor Steve Feldman spent the first part of 2007 in the People's Republic of China as a Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics through the Fulbright Scholars program. He will talk about his firsthand experiences teaching and carrying out international business ethics research in the Far East on Thursday, Feb. 28. "China Lessons: A Fulbright Experience in Shanghai" will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall.

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 18, 2008

School of Medicine faculty educators recognized with the scholarship in teaching awards

Yesterday, thirty-nine Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty members were presented with Scholarship in Teaching Awards. The annual program is designed to recognize faculty contribution to education in the preceding year and promote teaching as a scholarly activity.

Black box brings attention to energy usage on campus

The university's sustainability office and deltaE, an undergraduate club aimed at making positive changes in campus energy consumption, recently constructed a project that demonstrates just how much energy one small item consumes.

February 14, 2008

University extends discounts on computer purchases to alumni

Once again, Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with Dell to provide an additional segment of its community -- alumni -- with educational discounts on personal computers.

At the crossroads of culture and science -- symposium on the mind and morality

The Project on Ethics and Cognitive Science will make its official debut at Case Western Reserve University when it presents the daylong symposium, "Morality and Mind: Ethics at the Crossroads of Culture and Science." The free, public event takes place Friday, February 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the George S. Dively Building, 11240 Bellflower Rd., and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

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 11, 2008

Inamori Center to host prize, Darwin events, initiates discourse on whether ethical behavior has evolved

Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will be awarding the first ever Inamori Ethics Prize in September 2008.

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.

February 07, 2008

Elderly more likely to deny smoking when asked

More elderly adults are lighting up cigarettes and not reporting their nicotine habits to doctors and others, according to findings from one of the first studies to examine the accuracy of self-reported smoking habits by age, race and gender of adults 18 years and older by researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and other university collaborators.

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.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Professor receives Genetics Education Excellence Award

Recognizing a teaching career that has spanned almost half a century, the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) recently presented its Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education to Robert C. Elston, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 28, 2008

Mather Dance Center turns 100, plans celebration February 4-10

For 100 years, the sounds of dancing feet have echoed across the floors of Case Western Reserve University's Mather Dance Center (formerly the Mather Gymnasium of the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women). The building's centennial anniversary will be celebrated February 4-10 with the return of notable alumni to participate in dance concerts, master classes, workshops, seminars, galas and more.

January 25, 2008

Asian Pacific Fund names engineering dean Norman C. Tien as a recipient of educational leadership award

Norman C. Tien, dean and Nord Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, was one of two Asian American educators in the United States selected to receive the second annual Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Award, presented by the San Francisco-based Asian Pacific Fund. An unrestricted grant award of $10,000 is given in recognition of the recipients' professional accomplishments and leadership qualities.

Case Western Reserve Professor of Medicine to head NIH study group on drug-resistent bacteria

The overuse of antibiotics to fight bacteria and infectious diseases has led to drug-resistant bacteria. To look into this growing problem in hospitals, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Louis B. Rice, M.D., to chair its fledgling Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.

January 24, 2008

Iraqi trial judges make first public appearance abroad to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law January 29

Case Western Reserve University's School of Law will host a live presentation by five Iraqi High Tribunal judges on Tuesday, January 29. The free, public event will be held in the School of Law's Moot Courtroom (A59), 11705 East Boulevard, at 4:00 p.m.

January 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University partners with Jiao Tong University to open orthodontic clinic in China

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Jiao Tong University to sponsor AmeriChin, the first private orthodontic clinic in China's major business hub in Shanghai—and home to international corporations with employees and families from around the world.

January 18, 2008

Case researcher in RNA biology makes waves by challenging current thinking

In the January 18th issue of "Molecular Cell", Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Kristian E. Baker, Ph.D. challenges molecular biology's established body of evidence and widely-accepted model for nonsense-mediated messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) decay.

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 17, 2008

Dental health researchers examine link between gum disease and osteoporosis

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case Medical Center, a partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, are recruiting 240 post-menopausal women to participate in a dental health study related to gum disease.

Corporations, communities, relationships and the bottom line: experts to discuss the social fabric in Cleveland and the world

Two-day Law Review Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law features high-profile property and business law experts

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 11, 2008

Roberto Fernandez Galan named Mt. Sinai Scholar at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Biophysicist Roberto Fernandez Galan, Ph.D., who will join the department of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as assistant professor in January 2008, has been named a scholar in the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences.

Richard Boyatzis named H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business at Weatherhead School of Management

An international expert in the field of organizational behavior, psychology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, Richard E. Boyatzis has been appointed the H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business at the Weatherhead School of Management.

Neuroscience professor Robert H. Miller named vice dean for research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert H. Miller, neurosciences professor and 20-year veteran of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been named vice dean for research at the school.

January 10, 2008

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

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

January 09, 2008

School of Medicine brain aging expert challenges the existence of Alzheimer's as a disease

Case Western Reserve University professor of neurology Peter Whitehouse challenges conventional wisdom and assumptions of brain aging in his new book, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Disease. In his provocative and...

January 07, 2008

Genocide prevention, reputation protection, corporate social responsibility and the employee reference conundrum are highlights of School of Law's January lectures

>Is punishing the outcome more severely than the attempt the most effective means of deterring genocide? Are you really "less free" with the freedom of the Internet? What obligations do corporations have to make their community a better place? What is the "prisoner's dilemma" that employers face in dealing with former employee references? These questions are among the many that will be explored during the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Spring Lecture Series, beginning with four current "hot button" topics to start the new year.

New Scholar Award helps young researcher study age-related diseases

To become a New Scholar, one must be invited to apply. They are typically nominated for the award for their outstanding promise in aging research. Such was the case for Chunyan Brian Bai, an assistant professor in genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 04, 2008

Research by Case School of Engineering professors, VA collaborators earn cover of prestigious science publication

An interdisciplinary team from the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center earned the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

New chair of Case Western Reserve University's physiology and biophysics comes home

Renowned scientist and researcher Walter F. Boron, a native of Elyria, Ohio, has come home to the Cleveland area and to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine as new chair and professor in the department of physiology and biophysics.

January 02, 2008

Case Western Reserve law student to get front row seat for war crimes trial of former Liberian president

Brianne Draffin, a third-year law student, will depart today for The Hague, Netherlands, to serve as a judicial clerk intern for the globally-televised trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is charged with crimes against humanity.

December 27, 2007

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 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.

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.

December 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University continues technology transfer leadership in Ohio, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $30.2 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2006 by the Association of University Technology Managers.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have evidence a vaccine against malaria will reduce infection and disease rates

Today, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Center for Global Health & Diseases published data potentially having a strong effect on the three billion people exposed to malaria every year.

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 14, 2007

Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University Receives more than $27 million from NIH, CDC

The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center based at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine has received renewed grants amounting to up to more than $27.5 million over the next five years to fund the continual efforts of the center, where any suspected case of prion disease -- such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -- is reported, characterized and tested, as well as prion research.

December 13, 2007

Case Western Reserve University social work school pilots class on podcasting

The 15 people enrolled in Jerry Floersch's podcast class on Tuesday evenings at the Mandel School of Applied Social Scinces at Case Western Reserve University are taking to the streets like ace reporters to capture stories from the world of social work.

Weatherhead School of Management to present 34th annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Case Western Reserve University banking and finance senior lecturer Sam Thomas will look at recent business and financial news and events during the 34th annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 14 at the Marriott at Key Center.

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.

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 07, 2007

School of Medicine Researcher pioneers technology in study of life-threatening illnesses

Alex Huang, a pediatric oncologist with the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is using advanced laser technology and computer software to capture 3-D, high definition movies of cell interaction in real time.

December 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve, H&R Block collaborate to encourage low-income students to explore higher education

A $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the research of Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

December 04, 2007

Late Western Reserve University alumna bequeaths $5.7 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The estate of Gertrude Donnelly Hess, one of two women to graduate from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1934, has bequeathed approximately $5.7 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the largest bequest by a single donor in the university's long history.

December 01, 2007

Case Western Reserve University cardiologist awarded National Institutes of Health MERIT award

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Daniel Simon has been rewarded with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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.

School of Medicine researchers find Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University appoint Anthony J. Furlan, M.D., as chair of neurology department

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have announced the appointment of an international authority on stroke, Anthony J. Furlan, as the new chair of the Department of Neurology.

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.

November 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to host United Nations Global Compact Northeast Ohio Partnership

More than 400 business leaders and educators from over 40 countries met on the Case Western Reserve University campus as part of a United Nations Global Compact forum in October 2006, bringing together the corporate and academic worlds in the corporate responsibility movement. Now, the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) is again bringing the Global Compact to campus, this time on a regional level. This first meeting of the United Nations Global Compact Northeast Ohio Network Thursday, November 29, will mark the beginning of an opportunity to position the region as a leading hub for sustainability.

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 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).

Professor David Cooperrider named Aspen Institute faculty pioneer

David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University professor of organizational behavior, has received a 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education.

Professor David Cooperrider named Aspen Institute faculty pioneer

David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University professor of organizational behavior, has received a 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education.

Case Western Reserve University's School of Nursing receives more than $2 million from NIH for new Center of Excellence

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to advance a major part of the national nursing research agenda: chronic disease self-management.

November 16, 2007

Charles D. Fowler appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees

Charles D. Fowler, chair and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals, Ltd., has been appointed to a four-year term on the university's board of trustees.

Renowned cardiovascular specialist joins School of Medicine

Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Renowned cardiovascular specialist joins School of Medicine

Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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).

November 14, 2007

Competing interests in Pakistan is the focus of Michael Fisher's free public lecture

Michael Fisher, history professor at Oberlin College and a leading expert in India and South Asian studies, will give a free public lecture on competing interests in Pakistan at 4:30 p.m., today.

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 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.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to keynote Stokes Symposium Nov. 26

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) — considered an outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color, and the economically disadvantaged -- will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's annual public forum on public service.

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

Morris completes HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration Program

University Center on Aging & Health Associate Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, at Case Western Reserve University, has recently completed the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., named assistant professor of neuroscience

Biophysicist Roberto Fernández Galán, Ph.D., who has studied and conducted research in both Europe and the United States, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will...

November 08, 2007

Natural product discovery by Case Western Reserve University medical researcher blocks tissue destruction with activation of repair gene

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine have published in the "Journal of Inflammation" a remarkable discovery with a natural product derived from the Amazon rainforest.

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.

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

Case Western Reserve Researchers Breed a Mighty Mouse

Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.

"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."

November 01, 2007

Dexter, Team Case finish in top 20 of DARPA Urban Challenge

The Case School of Engineering's autonomous robotic vehicle, DEXTER, was eliminated Nov. 1 from the DARPA Urban Challenge. However, Team Case did finish in the top 20. DARPA accepted only 11 teams in the final race, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the former George Air Force Base here.

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.

October 30, 2007

Faculty Senate chair testifies before Ohio Senate committee that is pondering Ohio's energy future

David H. Matthiesen, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University testified in support of a sweeping energy bill that would require new standards including re-regulating electricity rates.

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 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals' Visual Sciences Research Center gets major boost

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are celebrating the grand opening of their newly-renovated Visual Sciences Research Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Performance Area and Hall.

October 26, 2007

Cleveland's other playoff team: "DEXTER" and Team Case are California Dreamin'

DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's entry in the $3.5 million DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race, and all of its accoutrements--including the human members of Team Case--have arrived in fire-ravaged Southern California to compete in the Urban Challenge's national semifinals at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif.

October 25, 2007

Case Western Reserve University law professors say "health courts" offer big financial burdens and loss of patient rights

A groundbreaking new report, prepared by Case Western Reserve University professors Maxwell Mehlman and Dale Nance, criticizes recent proposals for the creation of special "health courts" for the adjudication of medical malpractice claims.

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 23, 2007

Enlow's dental research legacy touted through public collection

Donald Enlow, the former acting dean and Thomas J. Hill Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has left a legacy to researchers and students interested in anthropology, orthodontics and other bone structures through a collection of an estimated 100,000 slides on bone morphology and histology.

Professor Gary Previts Receives Gold Medal for Distinguished Service from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Case Western Reserve University accountancy professor Gary Previts, CPA, Ph.D., today (Oct. 23) was awarded the 2007 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The award, the highest granted by the AICPA, recognizes individuals whose influence on accounting is notable compared to other professional leaders.

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 18, 2007

Analysis of breast and colon cancer genes finds many areas of differences between tumors

Researchers from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a new national study that has analyzed more than 18,000 genes, including 5,000 previously unmapped genes, from breast and colorectal tumors.

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.

David Cooperrider appointed first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship

Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider will become the first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship, with a task of teaching and promoting the ideals of sustainability that are employed in the real life work of its benefactor, Fairmount Minerals, Ltd.

October 11, 2007

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

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

Barbara R. Snyder elected to top legal institute

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

October 10, 2007

Gummy Bears receive special delivery by FedEx for dental research project

It may not make the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the largest single shipment of candy, but Suchitra Nelson from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine probably goes down in university records as having one of the largest candy deliveries ever.

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

Eastwood receives first Distinguished Alumni Award

Yesterday, during the Grand Class Alumni Luncheon, the Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee recognized Gregory L. Eastwood (MED '66) -- citing his purposeful re-envisioning of the university during his brief tenure as interim president -- as the first recipient of the Case Western Reserve University Distinguished Alumni Award.

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.

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.

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 28, 2007

Case Western Reserve University biologist starts studies on facial skin development

Radhika Atit, Assistant Professor of Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, who has secondary appointments in the departments of Genetics and Dermatology in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and hopes to eventually change that with findings from a new project funded by a RO1 research grant from the National Institutes of Health. She has begun a five-year, $1.6 million study to understand how multi-potential cells become dermal cells, specifically those that develop into the craniofacial skin.

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

Experts gather in Cleveland to debate success of genocide convention on eve of its 60th anniversary

What are the challenges of prosecuting and defending persons accused of genocide? Is the Genocide Convention working? Are amendments warranted? These questions and issues will be addressed in a day-long conference on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Genocide Convention. "To Prevent and to Punish: An International Conference in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Negotiation of the Genocide Convention," will be held at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m. in the Moot Courtroom (A59), 11075 East Boulevard.

September 14, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names dean of medical school

Interim Dean Pamela Bowes Davis, expert in cystic fibrosis research and member of the Cleveland Medical Hall of Fame, becomes permanent dean

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

August 30, 2007

Barbara R. Snyder comes home and is formally invested as president at fall convocation

Like the Case Western Reserve University students she welcomed to the start of the 2007 academic year during the annual Fall Convocation, Barbara R. Snyder said that in some ways, she, too, is just beginning her education here

August 29, 2007

New $1 Million Commitment Caps University's Celebration of Transformational Gifts

The President's Circle Reception on August 28 got a surprise boost when the Goldberg, Ponsky and Frankel Family announced its $1 million commitment to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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 24, 2007

University, Cuyahoga County team up to create wind energy research center on Lake Erie

Case Western Reserve University and the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County (BOCC) and have entered into an agreement that could make Ohio - and especially Northeast Ohio - a national and international focal point for energy innovation and a world leader in technologies that provide sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.

August 22, 2007

Silent killer often undiagnosed in children

High blood pressure or hypertension is often called a silent killer because its symptoms are not always noticeable, but it can lead to potentially deadly problems. In a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), MetroHealth physicians used electronic medical records to examine the charts of 14,000 children. They discovered hypertension was undiagnosed in three-quarters of the pediatric patients.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

August 01, 2007

Engineering school appoints faculty director for undergraduaate recruiting and student life

Case School of Engineering Dean Norman C. Tien has appointed longtime faculty member Joseph M. Prahl as the School of Engineering's (CSE) first-ever faculty director for undergraduate recruiting and student life.

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 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 13, 2007

Professor Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D Awarded $500,000 for Infectious Disease Research

Eckhard Jankowsky, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, has been selected as one of 16 nationwide award winners for the highly competitive Burroughs Wellcome Award for Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.

July 12, 2007

A Team Effort: University Farm Endowment is Seeded

Darhl Foreman, Kenneth Kutina and Ana Locci share a common love for a Case Western Reserve University treasure -- the University Farm -- that has forged the three individuals into a team with a goal. Their team efforts have resulted in the establishment of a new endowment fund to keep the 389-acre Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms thriving for research, education and recreational uses for many years to come.

July 11, 2007

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D Receives $700K Research Award

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physician of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and researcher at the Center for Global Health & Diseases, has been selected to receive The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

July 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names new chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare M. Rimnac as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The appointment, made by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, is effective July 1, 2007.

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 28, 2007

Three Recipients Earn President's Award for Distinguished Service; Dozens Honored for Years of Service

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

June 25, 2007

A Night of magic moments: Dean Wykle Professorship Announced

It was a night to remember at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing last Friday celebrated the nursing profession and honored its dean, May L. Wykle, with the announcement of a new endowed professorship in her name.

June 22, 2007

Team Case qualifies for site visit by organizers of U.S. Department Of Defense Robotic Ground Vehicle Competition

Team Case's DEXTER has met the criteria needed for a site visit that will test basic navigation and traffic as the next step towards competing in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge. The site visit will take place Friday, June 22, at 7:30 a.m. at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, about 45 northwest of Columbus.

June 21, 2007

Pair of faculty members receive Fulbright Awards

Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research overseas during the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, and law professor Louise McKinney will take part in programs in Ireland and Botswana, respectively, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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 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 31, 2007

Research by Case Western Reserve University law students helps war crimes tribunal put former Liberian president on trial

Students and faculty of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law have played a central role in the events leading to the international trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, which is set to start on June 4.

May 30, 2007

A Celebration of the Profession of Nursing

"The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration" is a unique, once-in-a lifetime party that will honor Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle, as well as other distinguished leaders in the field of nursing, on June 22 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

May 24, 2007

Case names new associate dean for engineering

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick E. Crago as associate dean of the Case School of Engineering. Celebrating his 30th year as a member of the Case faculty, Crago has served as the Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and chair of Case's nationally ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering since 1999.

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

Dean of School of Dental Medicine named interim provost at Case Western Reserve University

Jerold S. Goldberg, dean of Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, has been named interim provost, the university's chief academic officer, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., Case's interim president, announced today. Goldberg assumes his new duties Aug. 1. and will retain his position of dean of dental medicine.

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 14, 2007

The 2007 Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize

Nathan A. Berger, M.D., Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science, Health and Society, is the 2007 recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

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 10, 2007

Religion professor Deepak Sarma wins 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Upon hearing he had been named a recipient of the 2007 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Deepak Sarma first shared the exciting news at home with his wife. Then he immediately picked up the phone and called his father.

Accounting professor David Pearson receives 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Tough. That is the one word used to describe the classes of accounting professor David Pearson, a winner of the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. It is a one-word description used not only by his students, but also by the man himself.

May 03, 2007

Case Western Reserve University provost named president at Illinois Institute of Technology

John L. Anderson, currently provost of Case Western Reserve University, will be the eighth president of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), announced the IIT Board of Trustees, chaired by John W. Rowe, president and CEO of Exelon Corporation. Anderson will assume his duties on August 1, 2007.

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.

Regionally Speaking talk show premieres on Case blog

From the recording studio of the Kelvin Smith Library's multimedia Freedman Center at Case Western Reserve University, Gladys Haddad may just become the "Diane Rehm of the Western Reserve."

April 30, 2007

Knowledge for working women offered in new handbook

Now comprising more than 50 percent of the workforce, women have a new reference source to consult for the latest workplace information when making career decisions, say organizational behavior experts from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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).

April 03, 2007

Case dental alumnus named new oral surgery department chair

After 20 years of service in the U. S. Army, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine alumnus Dale A. Baur, D.D.S., M.D., comes "full circle" to return to his alma mater as the newly named chair of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). He begins April 2.

March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University engineering students and faculty to enter Darpa Urban Challenge for first time

'Team Case' collaborates with ENSCO, Inc. to engineer autonomous, biologically-inspired robotic vehicle—"DEXTER"—in pursuit of $2 million first prize

Former diplomat, performance artist are featured during Research ShowCASE

A former United States diplomat and an award-winning actress and playwright are the featured guests of the fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007, a free two-day public exhibit recognizing the breadth of research currently under way at Case Western Reserve University.

March 28, 2007

Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS, says researcher at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier. According to an article in "Nursing for Women's Health" written by Elizabeth Damato, assistant professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents in the potential benefits of using a pacifier.

March 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve University is the leader in Ohio in technology transfer success, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $29.4 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, almost more than all other institutions in Ohio combined, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2005 by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

March 26, 2007

Diplomat Joseph Wilson headlines Annual Research Symposium

Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community. The annual program on April 11 and 12 at the Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center offers a rare glimpse into the breadth of research unfolding at the university and with its affiliates, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

March 13, 2007

Case's "Sustainable Design Factory" helps propel Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as a top corporate citizen

Ranked for the second consecutive year as No. 1 on the list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by CRO (Corporate Responsible Officer) magazine, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) credits part of its success to using "The Sustainable Design Factory" at Case Western Reserve University and working with the university's Weatherhead School of Management faculty.

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.

February 08, 2007

Financial Times ranks Case Weatherhead School's Organizational Behavior Program 2nd worldwide; school in top 100 internationally

Case Western Reserve University's organizational behavior (OB) program continues to excel as a leading program at the Weatherhead School of Management as it ranked second in the world, according to the "Financial Times", which released its global MBA rankings this week. Weatherhead also placed in the top 100 schools in the world, the top 50 in the United States and as the top school in Ohio.

January 09, 2007

Norman Tien named new dean of Case School of Engineering

Norman Tien, the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics at Case Western Reserve University, Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Case School of Engineering, has been appointed the school's dean by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., effective February 1.

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.

January 04, 2007

Case Western Reserve University establishes Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at Weatherhead School of Management

Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. will advance the education of current and future business leaders in sustainability through two generous gifts, totaling $2.4 million, to the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

December 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University grows heart healthy companies from its research

Case Western Reserve University is helping the world understand how the heart beats through new diagnostic tools and cell therapy. Over the past three years, Case has grown three new companies that help doctors understand how the heart functions and make it healthier when diseased.

December 27, 2006

Chilled by Cambodia's Killing Fields, Case Western Reserve University law professor trains judges and attorneys for prosecuting Khmer Rouge

Case Western Reserve University School of Law professor Michael Scharf traveled over 20 miles of muddy unpaved roads to reach Cheoung Ek, the infamous Cambodian concentration camp and killing field where hundreds of people a day were tortured and murdered near the “magic tree” that blared music to mask the moans of people facing death under Communist dictator Pol Pot’s rule from 1975-79.

December 22, 2006

Cyrus C. Taylor appointed as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

Cyrus C. Taylor, a particle physicist whose career at Case Western Reserve University spans almost two decades, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by the university's interim president, Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

December 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University appoints Mohan Reddy as Weatherhead School of Management dean

N. Mohan Reddy, interim dean and Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Management at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, has been appointed dean of the school by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.

December 12, 2006

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

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

December 11, 2006

Case athletes get good advice from good people

The myth that students don't like their teachers is just that. In fact, Case Western Reserve University student-athletes welcomed a select few of its national renowned faculty to their team this year and the rookies are good! The Athletic Department unveiled a Faculty/Staff Advisory program this fall, which is aimed at enhancing the overall experience for Case athletes on the playing field and in the classroom.

November 29, 2006

Case faculty play major role in encouraging engineering research on vaccine production for pandemic flu

The conference "Vaccine Production: Potential Engineering Approaches to a Pandemic," hosted by Case Western Reserve University last April, has already yielded significant results in the form of enhanced academic research interest in this subject. Four young academics who attended the meeting have received grant money to explore novel engineering approaches to flu vaccine production.