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August 13, 2010
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.
July 19, 2010
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson is bringing City Hall directly to University Circle. Cleveland residents will have an opportunity to learn about dozens of available resources and services during a Resource Fair hosted by Mayor Jackson. Case Western Reserve University is the host site for the free event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 28 in Thwing Center.
July 13, 2010
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 08, 2010
The good news keeps on coming for Case Western Reserve University’s chapter of the National Youth Sports Program. Organizers recently learned they were the recipients of a $75,000 grant from the Cavaliers Youth Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation.
July 06, 2010
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 01, 2010
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 28, 2010
Two women who are passionate about helping young people, communities in need and arts organizations received the 2010 John A Yankey Student Community Service Award from the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
June 22, 2010
U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge recently introduced the National Youth Sports Program Revitalization Act of 2010. If enacted, $20 million would be appropriated toward NYSP annually through 2021. Case Western Reserve is one of only 25 colleges and universities nationwide still hosting the NYSP program, down from 202. When the university’s NYSP chapter lost federal funding in 2006, community supporters rallied together to keep the program operational. This summer, nearly 560 youths between the ages of 10 and 16 are participating.
June 17, 2010
Kathleen O'Linn, human resources manager at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.
June 16, 2010
Carmelo "Tom" Franchina, director of information technology at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.
June 15, 2010
Jane Daroff, a social worker with University Counseling Services, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.
June 09, 2010
Megan Ritchey Children and workers in Ukrainian orphanages will learn some play skills as Megan Ritchey, a new Case Western Reserve University alumna, heads to Kiev as a Fulbright Scholar. Ritchey has proposed a research project to teach the...
The inaugural Steps 4 Staff event, taking place Friday, June 11, is the summer fundraiser for the Staff Educational Enhancement Program.
June 04, 2010
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 01, 2010
Nayyir Qutubuddin, a recent Case Western Reserve graduate, is like many Cleveland basketball fans: He wants LeBron James to remain with the Cavs. But instead of complaining about the issue, he decided to do something about it. He and a group of friends from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art recently painted the Spirit Wall behind Thwing Center with a heartfelt message to James.
May 27, 2010
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 19, 2010
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 17, 2010
More than 1,700 members of Case Western Reserve University’s Class of 2010 received headline advice from news anchor Katie Couric during yesterday’s commencement convocation.
May 14, 2010
Milton and Tamar Maltz to Receive Case Western Reserve’s
President’s Award for Visionary Achievement
Milton and Tamar Maltz believe in the power of philanthropy to make a positive difference for others -- and they have spent their lives proving the point. Over the years they have supported an array of significant efforts in this region and around the country, including two major initiatives at Case Western Reserve University. In recognition of their generosity and wisdom, Barbara R. Snyder will recognize Milton and Tamar with the President’s Award for Visionary Achievement during Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 16.
May 13, 2010
David Hanneke, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO, will be awarded the Michelson Postdoctoral Prize at Case Western Reserve University Thursday. He is the first Case Western Reserve alumnus to receive the award since it was created in 1997.
April 30, 2010
Two third-year students who share the goal of earning an MD and PhD have been awarded Goldwater scholarships. Zachary Kloos, who is majoring in biochemistry and economics, and Caitlin Powell, who is studying biomedical engineering, received the awards, which are named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater. The scholarships recognize outstanding potential and commitment to excellence in science, engineering and mathematics.
April 27, 2010
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.
March 08, 2010
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.
January 13, 2010
Frederick Lewis--producer, director and writer--has traveled to the ends of the world retracing the life adventures and travels of American landscape artist Rockwell Kent for his three-hour documentary. Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the public to view "Rockwell Kent" and hear Lewis answer questions about his experience creating the film. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in 306 Clark Hall.
January 12, 2010
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 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 05, 2010
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 22, 2009
Keepsake books will appear as holiday gifts for 10 senior citizens in Wadsworth, Ohio. The gift is one filled with their memories, which for some is a way to preserve their past before it is lost to the ills of aging. David Harris, a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and his longtime friend Joey Hanna from Wadsworth created The Living through Legacies Project with the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, which allows for the creation of personal, timeless memoirs.
December 21, 2009
Colleen Hosler, a Case Western Reserve University second-year sociology major from Pittsburgh, is busy packing her suitcase with "hoodies" and candy. She will be a Santa bringing gifts to orphans in Dmitrov, Russia, during the Russian Orthodox Christmas.
December 17, 2009
New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Case Western Reserve Review of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer"
As researchers and clinicians fervently look for causes and cures for colorectal cancer--simultaneously generating thousands of studies producing more and more promising results – Dr. Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and oncologist at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, today published his forward-looking view of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer" in the Dec. 17, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, with co-author, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Case Western Reserve University's Sustainability Fellow was recently recognized for her efforts by a Northeast Ohio organization focused on best practices in the sustainability field.
December 08, 2009
Two nonprofit organizations will have a brighter holiday season thanks to the Case Western Reserve University community.
November 20, 2009
The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will share a few of the program participants' stories over the next several months. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have been positively impacted by the work of the fellows.
November 17, 2009
Sarah Rich, editor of Dwell: At Home in the Modern World magazine, will give a talk on innovative and sustainable inventions in design, architecture, art, food and urbanism. Sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and The Cleveland Institute of Art, this free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov.19, in The Cleveland Institute of Art's Aitken Auditorium.
November 12, 2009
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
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
In honor of the men and women who've served the United States through military service, the Binary Walkway, which serves as the gateway to the Case Western Reserve University campus at Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, will be lined with flags and signs on Veterans Day, Wednesday. Nov. 11.
November 04, 2009
Collecting Relics from Turkish Hillsides Provide Introduction to Archaeological Work as Participants in Antiquities Project
The rugged terrain of Turkey's Taurus Mountains served as a site last summer for two Case Western Reserve University faculty members from the classics department to introduce four students to archaeological field work.
Case in Point is scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls basketball game at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Quicken Loans Arena.
What comes up blooming in spring has its start with those leaf blowers in full action now around campus. The 20 employees on the grounds crew will be working 800 hours from now until the first snowfall to collect the leaves and branches and carting off some 900 cubic yards of leaves from the 74 acres of lawns around campus.
October 22, 2009
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 19, 2009
Dozens of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students will have a unique opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to the test on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. In addition, the campus communities are invited to take 20-minute tours
October 16, 2009
The Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrates its 40th anniversary with a day of events including a talk by the leader of the world's largest medical technology company, an open house and reflections by past chairs, Thursday, Oct. 22.
October 14, 2009
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 08, 2009
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.
September 28, 2009
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 21, 2009
Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting.
September 16, 2009
Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.
September 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 14, 2009
Humans have privately struggled throughout time to control or enhance their fertility. Yet private behavior depends upon an array of public circumstances. "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America"--a new exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University--examines 200 years of the history of contraception in the United States.
August 27, 2009
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
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 25, 2009
There are 982 first-year students in the Class of 2013 at Case Western Reserve University. They come from 41 states and 13 foreign countries. Their average SAT (Critical Reading plus Math) is 1329, 20 points higher than a year ago. And they bring a unique set of talents and experiences.
August 21, 2009
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 04, 2009
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 31, 2009
History Department's Besse Fellow Expands Baseball History Entry for Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
As the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History, Stephanie Liscio has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. The league was the first official professional black baseball league in the country.
July 15, 2009
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
Nine Case Western Reserve students will spend Wednesday, July 15, devoting a day of volunteer service to several nonprofit agencies in Cleveland. The overall objective is to help them become more intimately connected to the community's needs, which will hopefully lead to them remaining in town and becoming part of the region's revitalization efforts.
July 08, 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.
June 23, 2009
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 18, 2009
Donald Chenelle is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. For more than 35 years, he has helped undergraduate students find ways to pay for their education at Case Western Reserve University.
June 17, 2009
Denise Douglas is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. She makes it a point to serve as a mentor to young women and students in the campus community.
June 16, 2009
Janice Eatman Williams wants Case Western Reserve University students to not only become familiar with their academic lessons, but also the cultural classroom that surrounds the university. She is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.
June 11, 2009
Richard Baznik, Case Western Reserve University's designated historian, will retire at the end of the month after 41 years on campus.
May 14, 2009
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.
April 30, 2009
Graduation from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 17, is going to be a big family reunion for Yuan Tao, who has lived thousands of miles apart from her husband in California and four-year old daughter in China over the past four years.
April 29, 2009
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
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
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 21, 2009
The Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative has received a Community Outreach Grant. Through the American Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) chapter at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland's Asian Pacific Islander (API) population will receive much needed health screenings and information.
April 15, 2009
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 10, 2009
Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.
March 26, 2009
As today's economic concerns mount and digital media outlets proliferate, traditional media outlets—including magazines and newspapers—are struggling. Some are folding altogether, while others are going to digital-only formats to deliver news and information. With the journalism landscape encompassing new formats, many acclaimed writers and editors are creating or moving to these vehicles to maintain their current audience while finding new ones. Tina Brown, former editor The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Talk, and Tatler magazines, will share her observations with the campus community on April 1.
March 24, 2009
Case Cares About Cleveland, a community outreach project led by Maria Dimengo in the Division of Student Affairs, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help revitalize the look of Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood.
March 12, 2009
The month of March is designated as Women's History Month, and a Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences student is devoting several months to working for the betterment of women worldwide.
March 03, 2009
Screen Actors Guild President and theater alumnus Alan Rosenberg (ADL '72) is returning to Case Western Reserve University. The actor, whose screen credits include LA Law, Cybill and The Guardian, will appear on campus at noon on Thursday, March 5, for a free public talk.
February 26, 2009
The SMART Girls, a group mentored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students, has received a Community Outreach Grant to help young girls develop positive attitudes about themselves.
February 24, 2009
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
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 13, 2009
As part of its year-long series of events to honor the life and contributions of Charles Darwin, Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is bringing Floyd Sandford to Cleveland to perform his acclaimed one-man show, Darwin Remembers--Recollections of a Life's Voyage, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum.
February 06, 2009
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.
January 30, 2009
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 26, 2009
The Science is Fun! Family Day program has received a Community Outreach Grant. The program helps entire families experience the fun side of science and math.
January 20, 2009
Ella Mae Johnson, the university's oldest African-American alumna, is in Washington, D.C., today to watch Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States.
January 15, 2009
For a music lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, the high note of the inauguration won't be the swearing in ceremony or throngs of people or even the glamorous balls and parties. It will be a much quieter event: the traditional inaugural luncheon for the new president.
January 05, 2009
School of Dental Medicine Associate Professor Receives Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, White House Honors
Suchitra Nelson's dedication to advancing oral health in children was recognized during a recent White House ceremony. The Case Western Reserve University dental researcher, faculty member and alumna received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.
December 24, 2008
Case Western Reserve Professor Works for Justice in Uganda While Government Troops Hunt Down Dreaded War Lord
Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf had just landed in Kampala after a 30-hour flight from Cleveland when the news of the joint military strike by Uganda, Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo against the jungle bases of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) was announced. Scharf, the director of Case Western Reserve's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, was beginning a 10-day mission to help the Ugandan government set up a war crimes tribunal for leading members of the LRA. News of the coordinated attack, code-named "Operation Lightning Thunder," meant that Scharf's work would take on an unexpected urgency.
December 23, 2008
Vicki Moore-Holzhauer, a licensed practical nurse and appointment manager at Case Western Reserve University Health Services, needs to complete just two credit hours next semester to earn her bachelor's degree. It's a personal project that's been a couple decades in the making.
December 22, 2008
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
Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia
In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."
December 12, 2008
Although Women in Leadership Week recently wrapped up at Case Western Reserve University, eight women who were accepted into the new Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) will spend the rest of the academic year gaining first-hand knowledge about becoming future leaders on campus.
December 10, 2008
Kristina Walter wants the children who attend Buhrer at Kentucky School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to see their Latino heritage reflected in the arts. So Walter, an art education and Spanish double major, plans to use her Community Outreach Program Grant in a way that will help a group of students do just that.
December 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 18, 2008
A Community Outreach Program Grant from Case Western Reserve University will allow the Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant to take over 100 students on two local field trips.
November 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 12, 2008
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 04, 2008
Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of Pre K-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development, and lifelong learning. Learn more about the RePlay for Kids/Phi Delta Epsilon Rainbow & RePlay Partnership.
November 03, 2008
Case Western Reserve senior shares thoughts and experiences of semester abroad and Case-Fisk Partnership
Senior Camille Thornton runs out of adjectives describing her experience as the first Case Western Reserve University student to participate in the student exchange component of the school's partnership with Fisk University.
October 30, 2008
An anthropology major, Nina Sreshta sought to use the emerging field of business anthropology to help in understanding how the American work culture translates in an international business environment across borders into different countries. She chose to focus on one of America's largest retail companies, Target, and to view how its corporate philosophy and operational means were carried out half a world away.
October 29, 2008
The world is a classroom for Case Western Reserve student and alumni travelers in the International Studies Program
Microfinance in Bangladesh, women's issues in El Salvador and Israel, criminal justice in the Netherlands, child welfare in Guatemala and health and human services in China are a few of the study abroad topics offered this year by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences award-winning International Studies program.
October 28, 2008
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
Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will be presented by Case Western Reserve University's student-run theater group, the Case Footlighters, just in time for Halloween. There will be four performances: Thursday through Saturday, October 30-November 1, at 8 p.m., and another performance on November 1 at 11:59 p.m. All performances will be held at the Carlton Commons on campus, 11892 Carlton Road. The production is being directed by Nicholas Badger, a second-year mechanical engineering and German studies major.
October 09, 2008
A dedication ceremony will take place Friday, October 10, at 4:30 p.m. to officially open the Mildred Putnam Sculpture Garden at East 118th Street and Euclid Avenue. The event is open to the public.
September 26, 2008
Does it matter if food has to travel far to arrive at its destination? Bon Appetit Management Company thinks so. That's why the company--which provides food and dining services at Case Western Reserve University--is issuing its fourth annual "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, September 30. The day will feature a special lunch prepared completely from ingredients from within a 150-mile radius of the university
September 24, 2008
The founding of the United States centered around the principles of individual freedom and the pursuit of what is a much misunderstood notion of happiness. Corey Keyes will talk about this American birthright and the fundamentals of a positive approach to mental health at 12:30 p.m. , Friday, September 26, on the Kelvin Smith Library oval.
September 22, 2008
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 17, 2008
Gian Genovesi juggles his studies, athletics and being a Big Brother.
September 10, 2008
Thanks to a recent gift from Elizabeth Michelle Hill, a 1997 joint bachelor's and master's political science graduate, five political science undergraduates explored potential public service careers during the summer.
September 04, 2008
Philip Dixon, a 1983 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has recently shown his appreciation to the school by making a deferred payment charitable gift annuity.
August 21, 2008
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 07, 2008
Experts at Case Western Reserve University have assembled their top tips for students--new and returning--to overcome challenges and make their college experience all it can be.
August 06, 2008
The average person might not believe the terms wrestler and rocket scientist could co-exist, but at Case Western Reserve University combinations like this are the norm and William Kerslake is the namesake.
Ten law students from around the region are spending their summer helping to provide free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of Central Northeast Ohio. Among them are three Case Western Reserve University School of Law students: Lindsay Doss, Meghan Mahaney and Scott Malbasa.
July 31, 2008
Case Western Reserve employee honored with regional student employment association's Outstanding Service Award
Susan Alexander, assistant director of financial aid for student employment at Case Western Reserve University, was recently presented with the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators.
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 29, 2008
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 25, 2008
For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy, and Jared Bendis, creative director of new media, also will take part in Ingenuity Fest, the annual three-day celebration of innovation and creativity held in downtown Cleveland.
July 24, 2008
New online real estate marketplace experiences growth in challenging market, has strong Case Western Reserve connections
www. iRentToOwn.com, an online marketplace co-founded by a Case Western Reserve alumnus, is flourishing in today's challenging real estate environment. John Kobs says some of the success is a result of strong employees who hail from his alma mater.
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 16, 2008
When Nancy Graf decided to retire as director of continuing education at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she told Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore that her last day would have to be after June 16. She wanted to make sure she had a full 50-year career before beginning the next phase of her life. Her last day at Case Western Reserve will be August 4.
July 15, 2008
School of Law alumnus David A. Kutik was recognized for his pro bono service and received the inaugural John C. and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at the Ohio State Bar Association's 128th Annual Convention.
July 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.
July 07, 2008
More than 1,050 first-year undergraduate students and their parents from across the country will begin their descent on Case Western Reserve University this week for the start of Orientation 2008.
June 27, 2008
The Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) doesn't officially end its summer 2008 camp until the week of July 7, but Project Administrator Dennis Harris and his staff are already looking ahead to 2009.
June 24, 2008
Since childhood, Rachel Ballen, a second-year student at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, has been fascinated by Africa. A trip with her family to South Africa in 1998 sealed the deal. Now, 10 years later, Ballen, who hails from Katonah, N.Y., is getting ready to leave in July for her third consecutive trip to Rwanda, where she works at an orphanage in the village of Rwamagana.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumnus John Fitzgerald Harris was recently named as one of the 150 most influential African Americans in the United States by Ebony magazine.
June 20, 2008
Beginning June 21, Deborah Bibb, program director for graduate business programs at the Weatherhead School of Management and Colleen Nagy, director of the Program Management Office within the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), will participate in the Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College. Their attendance is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and ITS, respectively.
June 10, 2008
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder recently hosted a Dallas reception at Texas Instruments Inc. that included 14 Case Western Reserve alumni who are currently working at the corporation. The group represents a broad spectrum of alumni—from the Case School of Engineering to the College of Arts and Sciences—who hold an equally varied and prominent set of roles at one of the world's leading semiconductor companies.
June 04, 2008
Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Physical Education and Athletics has completed significant upgrades to the Veale Center weight room—made possible by a gift from the university’s trustees.
June 03, 2008
Case Western Reserve Law student defuses simulated international conflicts as part of international law workshop
Noelle Shanahan Cutts, a third-year student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, was one of 40 law students nationally selected to attend the International Humanitarian Law Workshop in Santa Clara, Calif., earlier this spring. The program, presented by the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and Santa Clara University School of Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, is designed to teach law students the fundamentals of international humanitarian law while providing them opportunities to apply what they learned in hands-on simulations.
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 23, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions is moving to the north side of campus in order to provide a more welcoming experience for prospective students and their parents.
May 22, 2008
Richard Baznik has more to celebrate than his 40-year milestone on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Often seen around campus with his camera in hand, recently the photographer had his images exhibited as part of a thesis project, "Pavement Memoirs," by Gary Rozanc at the University of Arizona's Museum of Art.
May 21, 2008
When Esther Erb walks out onto the track in Titan Stadium in Oshkosh, Wis., at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Thursday night, it won't be as a Case Western Reserve University student-athlete—but it will be as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.
May 15, 2008
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.
May 14, 2008
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
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
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 07, 2008
While many of their classmates are heading home for summer vacation and beginning summer jobs, the players on the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team will kick-off their summer in Brazil, as they depart for South America today for ten days of competition, sight-seeing, and maybe a few surf lessons.
May 06, 2008
Student Turning Point Society selects new members, looks ahead to fostering additional campus relationships
During a recent weekend brunch, Case Western Reserve University's Student Turning Point Society (STPS) welcomed 17 new members who will serve as ambassadors to share the spirit of Case Western Reserve with alumni, donors, and friends.
April 30, 2008
Case Western Reserve University Athletics handed out its annual department awards tonight at the 2008 All-Sports Banquet in Horsburgh Gymnasium. Below are the description of each award and the winners.
April 29, 2008
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
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 23, 2008
Risk, learn, grow: Peter B. Lewis to be honored with Case Western Reserve University's First President's Award for Visionary Achievement
Peter B. Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and one of the country's leading philanthropists, will be honored next month with Case Western Reserve University's first President's Award for Visionary Achievement. Lewis will accept the award from President Barbara R. Snyder at the university's commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at the Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
April 21, 2008
The track at Case Western Reserve University's Case Field has a new name. As of April 26th it will be the "Coach Bill Sudeck Track" after the University's legendary coach, mentor and friend.
April 17, 2008
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 16, 2008
The University Circle area certainly won't have a shortage of Smetona's in the coming years, because not only do senior Joe Smetona and his brother John play tennis here at Case Western Reserve University, but there are likely four more Smetona siblings on the way to campus, all of whom plan on playing tennis for the Spartans.
April 15, 2008
For the first time in its history, Case Western Reserve University School of Law won the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Saturday, April 12, in Washington, D.C. The Jessup Competition, now in its 49th year, is the world's largest and most prestigious Moot Court tournament.
April 14, 2008
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
Instructional Technology and Academic Computing/MediaVision offering campus departments opportunity to earn videoconferencing equipment
Videoconferencing offers countless opportunities for Case Western Reserve University departments: Meetings involving participants from different geographic locations; interviews of potential faculty or businesses outside of the Cleveland area; distance learning, research and project collaboration, just to name a few. However, one of the barriers to videoconferencing technology is cost. Taking note of this issue, the university's Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) group is offering campus departments the opportunity to apply for Videoconferencing Opportunity Grants.
April 10, 2008
Now reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Boston…senior Yvette Cendes
Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence Krauss—a writer of popular science books—may have some future competition for the bestsellers' list. Recently the National Science Writers Association (NASW) chose senior physics major Yvette Cendes as one of 10 undergraduates to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.
April 09, 2008
Although Case Western Reserve University sophomore Kristin Ko had a successful four-year tennis career at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, she did not plan on playing for the Spartans. Ko was interested in trying something new.
Case Western Reserve University's MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) will present its spring concert. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 17 and 18 and at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, behind Church of the Covenant.
April 07, 2008
Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine' is recruiting 250 youth between the ages of 11 and 16 and who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school's discounted braces program that begins in July 2008.
April 04, 2008
The Senior Class Gift Campaign kicked off its fundraising effort during the Grad Fair last week, offering commemorative t-shirts to those who made a commitment. The event was the first in a series of activities designed to raise support for the campaign, which strives to show undergraduate seniors the impact private support has at the university.
April 03, 2008
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 02, 2008
On Friday, April 25, the Case Reserve Athletic Club will induct nine new members into the Hall of Fame, joining the 302 members that have previously been inducted since 1975.
April 01, 2008
For years, dentists have believed that there is a link between a person's gum and teeth wellness in comparison to overall health. A Research ShowCASE forum -- "Oral 'Fix'ation: Oral-Systemic Health" -- will explore this concept in-depth from 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 17.
March 31, 2008
Case Western Reserve University to highlight international wireless conference as first in country to use 2d code cell phone technology
Case Western Reserve University will be the epitome of innovation as its first-ever U.S. trials involving new 2D code cell phone technology highlight an international conference of the wireless telecommunications industry April 1-4 in Las Vegas.
March 27, 2008
The Case Western Reserve University Department of Music concludes the 22nd season of "Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness" on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Rd., with "Choral Masterworks of the 16th Century," a concert by the British vocal consort Alamire.
March 26, 2008
The grandson of a former Cleveland Indian pitcher, Clay Hurley wanted to play football coming out of high school, ended up briefly playing college basketball, and now is the leadoff man and starting centerfielder for the Case Western Reserve University baseball team.
March 25, 2008
Four distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctorate degrees in the areas of law, science and humanities during commencement ceremonies at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 18.
March 24, 2008
Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE -- taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center -- highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.
March 19, 2008
Although he is a member of a rebuilding track and field team at Case Western Reserve University, Obinna Nwanna is a part of an already renowned and established biomedical engineering (BME) program.
Case Western Reserve University Master of Fine Arts candidates Heather Koniz and Sheau-Feng Luo will present their thesis dance concert, "No Boundary," March 27-29, at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Rd.
March 18, 2008
Is it luck of the draw or skill? Case Western Reserve University psychologist places his bets on skill
Is it luck of the draw in poker? No, says Michael DeDonno, a doctoral student from Case Western Reserve University. He suggests putting your bets on skills over luck when playing the card game.
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
At the dawn of World War II, approximately 200 members of the Cleveland medical, dental and nursing community left their homes at a moment's notice to answer their country's call. The only medical/dental corps survivor, Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40, was deployed in early 1942 with other members of the 4th General Hospital -- Lakeside Unit.