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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.

December 17, 2008

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

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

December 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 10, 2008

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

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

December 08, 2008

Offshore Wind Energy Development in Lake Erie is the Topic of Conference at Case Western Reserve University

Leaders from local and state levels of government, academia and industry will share information during "Building an Advanced Energy Future for Offshore Wind: A Conversation Among Lake Erie Satkeholders." The daylong conference will be held Wednesday, December 10, at 8:30 a.m., at Case Western Reserve University's Thwing Center, 11111 Euclid Ave.

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.

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 20, 2008

Glennan Fellows Work Toward Developing New Programs for Undergraduate Education

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

November 19, 2008

Cross Country Team Makes Historic Trip to Nationals

For the first time in school history both the Case Western Reserve University men's and women's cross country teams will compete for a national title in the same year as the Spartans will travel to Indiana Saturday (Nov. 22) for the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships hosted by Hanover College.

November 18, 2008

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

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

November 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.

Case Western Reserve University's Alumni House receives 2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Merit Award

The Ohio Historical Society presented Case Western Reserve University, Richard L. Bowen + Associates and Marous Brothers Construction its 2008 Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award of Merit for the rehabilitation and adaptive use of the 1911 Chamberlain House, at 11310 Juniper Rd. in Cleveland. It is now the Case Western Reserve University Alumni House.

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.

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

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

November 10, 2008

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.

Biomedical engineering professor receives prestigious Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award

Eben Alsberg, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery, has been named a 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Case Western Reserve University was invited to nominate two faculty members to submit a proposal, and Alsberg was one of those nominated for this award after an internal competition. National competition was strong, with only 25 awards being granted out of 97 applicants.

November 04, 2008

President, Provost Address Primary Questions Regarding Elimination of University-wide Deficit

To the Case Western Reserve University Community:   In the days since we announced the elimination of our deficit, we have heard two primary questions: What about the burdens individuals carried to allow the university to realize the savings that...

Community Outreach Grant winners using funds in variety of ways to benefit needy groups

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 University Sees Significant Improvement in Women in Science and Engineering

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

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 31, 2008

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

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

October 30, 2008

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

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

Case Western Reserve junior studies American corporate culture at Target India

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

October 24, 2008

Two Alumni Named to Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees; New Board Chair Takes the Helm

Two Case Western Reserve University alumni were added to the Board of Trustees at the governing body's October 17 meeting. Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., who served on the board from 2003-2006 until he was named the university's interim president during 2006-2007, was reinstated to the board. Eastwood is a 1966 alumnus of the Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Larry Sears, a Cleveland-based entrepreneur, engineer and educator, was appointed to a four-year term. Sears is a 1969 graduate of the Case Institute of Technology.

October 23, 2008

Frank and Jocelyne Linsalata Donate $3 Million to Case Western Reserve University

Frank N. Linsalata, the outgoing chair of the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Jocelyne are donating $3 million to his alma mater, earmarking the funding to specifically enrich the undergraduate student experience on campus. A private announcement of the gift was made at Frank Linsalata's final board dinner as chair on Friday, October 17.

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 22, 2008

Catching the Sun's angle to keep time for 25 years

A sundial designed and built on campus and installed in front of Thwing Center on Euclid Avenue has kept time for 25 years. The original designs and photographs of its construction were presented recently as a gift from the creators of the Cleftlands Sundial to University Archives.

National university leaders descend on Cleveland to discuss range of topics affecting economics of higher education

The nation's most prominent college and university leaders converged on Cleveland Oct. 19-21 to discuss a range of topics affecting higher education, including the economy, tuition and endowments. The American Association of Universities (AAU) held its annual fall meeting at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center, hosted by Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder.

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 20, 2008

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

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

October 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's farm is getting a little greener

Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.

Les Paul honored during 13th Annual American Music Masters Conference at Case Western Reserve University on November 15

From designing and building one of the first solid body electric guitars in the 1940's to his name appearing on the controller of one of today's most popular video games, Les Paul has been hailed as a pioneer and innovator in rock 'n' roll. He will again be honored when Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum present the 13th Annual American Music Masters series, "The Wizard of Waukesha: The Life and Legacy of Les Paul," November 10-15.

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 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University wins Northeast Ohio Environmental Award

Case Western Reserve University's sustainability efforts have earned the institution a Northeast Ohio Environmental Award.

Geauga Park District purchases Nassau Observatory from Case Western Reserve University

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

Mildred Putnam Sculpture Garden dedication set for October 10

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

October 08, 2008

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

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

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

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.

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association makes $5 million commitment to Case Western Reserve University

The Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association of Case Western Reserve University will distribute its remaining endowment in a series of gifts to Case Western Reserve University -- a combined commitment of $5 million. The commitment was publically announced on October 4, during the association's annual reunion tea honoring the fiftieth reunion class.

October 03, 2008

NIH Selects Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Participate in National Children's Study

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $26 million in funding to participate in The National Children's Study, the National Institutes of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health.

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.

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

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

October 02, 2008

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

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

October 01, 2008

Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University names first executive director

Dianne D. Anderson, who has held numerous executive and managerial positions at BP since 1983, has been named the first executive director of the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new duties today.

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.

September 30, 2008

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

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

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

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

September 26, 2008

Bon Appétit issues "Eat Local Challenge" to Case Western Reserve on September 30

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 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 Improves on College Sustainability Report Card

Case Western Reserve University improved its sustainability grade to a respectable "B-" on the Rockefeller College Sustainability Report Card 2009, sponsored by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The report card, released today, evaluates campus and endowment sustainability policies at 300 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

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.

Case Western Reserve to Bring Happiness to Students, Faculty and Staff as Part of Wellness Week

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 23, 2008

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

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

September 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor to teach in Beirut, Lebanon

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

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 17, 2008

Football's Gian Genovesi is a Big Force, Big Brother

Gian Genovesi juggles his studies, athletics and being a Big Brother.

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.

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 10, 2008

First Wellman Hill Interns try out future professions

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

September 09, 2008

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.

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

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

September 08, 2008

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

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

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 04, 2008

Dentist plans his future, helps the School of Dental Medicine

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.

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 29, 2008

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

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

August 28, 2008

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

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

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.

Case Western Reserve men's soccer begins season at No. 22

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team will go into the 2008 season ranked 22nd in the NCAA Division III preseason poll released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The announcement was made on the NSCAA Web site.

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.

Case Western Reserve’s New Web Site Exhibits Early Success

Case Western Reserve University’s new Web site is showing early signs of success.Launched one month ago, the Web design with streamlined information architecture has been nominated as a noteworthy site on eduStyle, an Internet design gallery where higher educational professionals submit, review and comment on Web sites.

August 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Ranked Ohio’s Best in U.S. News Rankings for 13th Consecutive Year

Case Western Reserve University has been rated Ohio’s top school among the nation’s premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, for the 13th consecutive year. The rankings were released on Friday, Aug. 22.

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.

August 14, 2008

Annual Fall Convocation to kickoff school year, Darwin celebration

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

August 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 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University names new provost and executive vice president

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara Snyder announced Friday that the Board of Trustees have approved her appointment of William A. "Bud" Baeslack III as Provost and Executive Vice President, effective October 1, 2008. Baeslack comes to Case Western Reserve from The Ohio State University, where he served as dean of the College of Engineering and Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges.

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.

The Top 29 tips to maximizing a healthy college experience

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

University's Three-time Olympian also a rocket scientist

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.

Law students join Community Legal Aid to assist lower income families

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

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.

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

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

August 01, 2008

Friend of Case Western Reserve seeds Energy Institute's STEM effort

Although Mark Gelfand is not a Case Western Reserve alumnus, he wants students to feel passionate about science, technology, engineering and math. He recently made a leadership gift to create the Engineering Technology Education Fund at the Case School of Engineering.

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

Brian Calderone named preseason All-American

Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Brian Calderone has been named a second team preseason All-American by D3football.com.

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.

Mike Edwards joins Case Western Reserve University as associate vice president for research

Mike Edwards, former assistant vice president and director of the Office of Research at the University of Notre Dame, has been named associate vice president for research in the Office of Research and Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University. Edwards' goal is to help increase the university's research profile beyond Northeast Ohio and further enhance its reputation for research success in large-scale, multi-partner projects.

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.

Spartan Football welcomes 28 new players

The Case Western Reserve University football office recently announced its class of 2012. The list of 28 incoming freshman includes an overwhelming amount of student-athletes from Ohio.

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 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University surpasses $100 million in fundraising for 2007-2008

Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007–2008 fiscal year—the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.

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

Case Western Reserve University social worker celebrates 50-year career

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

Three separate polls rank Case Western Reserve football team in Top 20

The 2008 college football season is still a couple of months away, but the Case Western Reserve University football program is already making headlines by ranking in several top sporting polls.

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.

School of Law alumnus recognized for exemplary pro bono service

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

July 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve president commits to 'climate neutral' campus

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate. The commitment came with Snyder's recent signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Innovative program brings global perspective to technology transfer at Case Western Reserve University

To augment Case Western Reserve University's pursuit of partners and collaborators around the world, the university's Technology Transfer Office has launched a resident affiliates program with the appointment of its first resident, Andrea Frosini, IP manager in the Liaison Office at the University of Siena, Italy.

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.

Top Case Western Reserve University exec named senior economic development adviser to the chancellor

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut recently announced that Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University, will serve as his senior adviser for economic development for a one-year term.

July 07, 2008

First-year students come to campus, will be wannabe rock stars during Orientation 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.

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.

June 30, 2008

CreativePlayPlus.com offers parents comprehensive resource on children and play

The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University announces the launch of CreativePlayPlus.com, a joint venture in blogging with Step2, the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturer and Optiem, a Cleveland based interactive marketing agency. This new site draws upon the expertise of Case Western Reserve University faculty in diverse fields of knowledge including psychology, anthropology, communication sciences and music education. The new site encourages children to use their imaginations in creative play, and features research conducted by Case Western Reserve experts regarding children and play. The site also highlights current news and suggested activities.

June 27, 2008

Five Case Western Reserve University projects awarded research funding from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have been awarded $20.6 million by the state's Third Frontier Commission through its Ohio Biomedical Research Commercialization Program.

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

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

June 26, 2008

Daniel P. Harrington appointed to Case Western Reserve University Board Of Trustees

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has appointed Daniel P. Harrington to a four-year term on the board. Harrington is president, chief executive officer and director of HTV Industries, Inc., based in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

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.

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

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

June 24, 2008

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

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

School of Law alumnus honored as one of the most influential African Americans

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 23, 2008

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

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

June 20, 2008

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

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

Two from Case Western Reserve University will attend Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education

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 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.

Case Western Reserve football team picked preseason No. 10

The Case Western Reserve University football team will begin its 2008 campaign ranked No. 10 in the nation by the Lindy's 2008 College Football Preseason magazine.

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

Case Western Reserve University awards current chairman with highest university honor

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has awarded distinguished alumnus and outgoing board chairman Frank N. Linsalata, with the university's highest honor -- the University Medal.

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 13, 2008

Open house will showcase National Youth Sports Program's achievements in helping Greater Cleveland children

Case Western Reserve University's National Youth Sports Program chapter has evolved into a multifaceted program that's making a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every year. The program is celebrating with an open house on June 20.

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.

Colleen Barker-Williamson recognized for programs, leadership work with students, staff

As a director of Thwing Center for programs and leadership, Colleen Barker-Williamson is well known as adviser, mentor and friend to students, but she has made, perhaps, an even greater impression on her staff.

June 11, 2008

Ramona David cited for service to admissions, students of management engineering program

Case Western Reserve University's master of engineering management (MEM) program is projected to have a record year in terms of enrollment and tuition revenue-due largely in part to Ramona David, a 2008 recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service

June 10, 2008

Presidential trip celebrates alumni achievement at Texas Instruments

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

June 09, 2008

Summer SAGES seminar casts excitement into literature

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

June 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 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.

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 28, 2008

Esther Erb finishes college career with national championship

Esther Erb became the first Case Western Reserve track and field athlete to claim a national title since 1995 when she won the 10,000-meter run [35:45.01] at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships last weekend in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Special first editions and rare works highlight 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve

Thanks once again to a bevy of donations, literary treasure seekers will have over 60,000 books to choose from at the 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve University's Adelbert Gymnasium.

May 27, 2008

Astronomers search for orphan stars using newly upgraded telescope

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

May 23, 2008

Engineering physics major, Karen Vaughn, wins NSF Fellowship

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

Wolstein Hall to serve as new space for undergraduate admission

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

Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth extend long-standing affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System today announce an affiliation agreement that reaffirms and strengthens a 94-year-old relationship between the two institutions.

Baznik's photographs on display at University of Arizona Museum of Art

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

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.

Erb Ready for Last NCAA Run, Awarded Fulbright Assistantship

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

May 20, 2008

Coalition launches Greater Circle Living

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

May 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve's 2008 commencement ceremonies to feature live-blogging from Craig Newmark

When Case Western Reserve University alumnus Craig Newmark delivers the keynote address during the 2008 commencement ceremonies on May 18, he will literally be connected with graduates, their families and a global audience. That's because Newmark plans to blog during his speech.

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 09, 2008

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

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

May 08, 2008

Governor's energy adviser to deliver keynote address at Fourth Annual Ohio Energy Education Conference

Case Western Reserve University is hosting the Fourth Annual Ohio Energy Education Conference, which will be held Friday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Millis Science Center, 2074 Adelbert Road. Mark R. Shanahan, energy adviser to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and executive director of the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address at noon.

May 07, 2008

Case men's soccer team Brazil bound for friendlies and sightseeing

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.

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

Case Western Reserve University students take honors in Goldwater Competition

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

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 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 22, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, city of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic make landmark commitment to social responsibility

Case Western Reserve University, the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic marked Earth Day 2008 with a joint commitment to corporate responsibility towards the environment, human rights, labor rights and anti-corruption. The three organizations became members of the United Nations Global Compact today (April 22) at city hall with President Barbara Snyder, Mayor Frank Jackson and Oliver Henkel, Chief External Affairs Officer from Cleveland Clinic, signing on to support and advance the 10 principles of the compact.

April 21, 2008

Sudeck's legacy lives on in naming of outdoor track

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 18, 2008

Medicaid children in Cuyahoga county face dental crisis says dental medicine student-researcher at Case Western Reserve University

According to an award-winning study on children with and without Medicaid, a Case Western Reserve University third-year dental student found that Medicaid children have three times the unmet dental problems and treatment needs than other non-Medicaid children.

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 16, 2008

Research ShowCASE opens today, continues April 17 at Veale Convocation Center

Research ShowCASE, Case Western Reserve University's annual event which highlights ongoing research from the university and its collaborating partners, is now open. From real-world applications to critical insights to creative and intellectual activities, the event highlights the research of more than 500 students and faculty, as well as findings from collaborating partners including University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.

Smetona stocking-up victories, bonding with brother

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

April 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Law School moot court team wins world championship

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

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.

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.

Latest developments in umbilical cord blood-derived stem cell studies to be discussed at Research ShowCASE forum

Exciting developments are taking place in the development and application of stem cells, considered the body's "master" cells because they create all other tissues, organs and systems in the human body. Researchers have concluded that stem cells are the key to the body's regenerative ability.

April 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve Community assists high school band on dream trip

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

Ko plays tennis and finds research at Case

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

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

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

April 08, 2008

Leading geneticist Francis Collins named first recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project, has been named recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.

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 School of Dental Medicine looking for 250 youth who need braces

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

April 04, 2008

Senior Class Kicks Off 2008 Gift Campaign

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

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 02, 2008

Case Hall of Fame class of 2008 to be inducted April 25

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

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 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

High school robotics team mentored by engineering professor and graduate students

Students at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights are continuing to build and tweak a robot they entered in last week's Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cleveland State University with the help of a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and students.

Case Western Reserve University to host first Relay For Life event

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

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

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

March 26, 2008

National Cityscapes Conference traverses urban environments through humanities' lens

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

Baseball's Hurley at home on the diamond

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

March 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University selects honorary doctorates awardees

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.

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

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

March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations

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

March 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.

March 20, 2008

March of Dimes award to aid in finding how genes malfunction to cause deafness

Schools of zebrafish dart back and forth in tanks in the research lab of Brian M. McDermott, assistant professor from otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will study thousands of fish with a $150,000 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes to understand deafness.

March 19, 2008

Track's Nwanna runs, jumps and throws

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 MFA candidates present dance works

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

March 18, 2008

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

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

March 17, 2008

Edward Ferreri, D.D.S., '40: last survivor of first medical/dental responders in WWII

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.

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 13, 2008

Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association Announces Challenge Campaign Leadership

President Barbara Snyder addressed over fifty Flora Stone Mather alumnae and Case Western Reserve University friends at Alumni House during a February 22 luncheon to celebrate the future of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. Consistent with this theme, the event served as the public announcement of the volunteer leadership of the $1 million challenge campaign initiated by the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association last May.

March 12, 2008

Manoogian first Spartan wrestling All-American in nearly five years

Case Western Reserve University senior Dave Manoogian (Green, OH) has become the first All-American in Spartan wrestling since alumnus Zak Kallai, a four-time All-American, earned his final All-America award in 2004.

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

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

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

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.

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to deliver Case Western Reserve University's commencement address

Craig Newmark, founder and customer service representative of the Internet classified ad giant craigslist.org and a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the keynote address at its commencement ceremonies, Sunday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the Veale Athletic and Recreation Center.

March 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve Team Wins International Law Moot Court Competition

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law moot court team, which competed February 29-March 2 at the "U.S. Mid-Atlantic Super Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition" held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., won the Best Brief Award and the Best Speaker Award and defeated the University of Virginia in the final round to earn a place at the International Rounds in April.

March 04, 2008

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

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

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.

March 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University trustees bring on new leaders

Case Western Reserve University added a pair of area development leaders to its board of trustees. Brian Ratner, president of East Coast Development for Forest City Enterprises, Inc., and Scott A. Wolstein, chairman and CEO of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, were both appointed to the board at its February 22 trustees meeting. Charles "Bud" Koch, a member of the board since 1999 and former chairman and CEO of Charter One Financial, was named chair-elect, beginning his term on October 18, 2008.

Case Greek Life takes home top awards at conference

Case Western Reserve University's Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and Interfraternity Congress (IFC) were recognized as the best councils in their respective divisions at the recent Mid-American Greek Council Association (MGCA) Conference in Chicago.

Local leader supports new business planning competition at Case's Weatherhead School of Management to help spur economic growth in northeast Ohio

B. Charles Ames has chosen to lend his management expertise and financial support to Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management by making a $1 million commitment to implement the B. Charles Ames Business Plan Competition and the B. Charles Ames Distinguished Speaker Series in Corporate Governance and Creating Shareholder Value.

February 29, 2008

Head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services visits the School of Medicine

Kerry Weems, the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, presented the federal agency's newest initiative in electronic health records to the students and faculty of the School of Medicine on Wednesday, February 20th.

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.

Unlikely path leads to big success for track's Ehrke

Earning All-American honors as a track and field standout wasn't something Elizabeth Ehrke planned on when she began her college career. Nonetheless, it became a reality for her last season, and she has now set the bar for herself for years to come.

February 26, 2008

The origins of the myth of racial harmony in Latin America

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

February 25, 2008

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

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

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

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

February 22, 2008

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

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

February 21, 2008

Students will offer personal reflections on Black History Month at February 22 event

In honor of Case Western Reserve University's observance of Black History Month, several students will offer their own reflections through music, poetry and original readings during a February 22 event.

February 20, 2008

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

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

February 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 15, 2008

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

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

February 14, 2008

Mather's Navojosky cared about more than just basketball

When Billie Navojosky went up for a layup at one-hundred year old Mather Gym in the late 60's and early 70s, she wasn't thinking about her opponent fast approaching from behind or kissing the ball off the top of the painted block on the backboard. Navojosky was thinking about her foot work, and not in basketball terms.

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.

Case's Herendeen aids Spartans in final season

Despite the long hours that entail a career in nursing, Mary Herendeen's decision to come to Case Western Reserve University and study at one of the top-ranked nursing schools was somewhat of an afterthought, as the Austinburg native has always had high expectations for herself on the hardwood.

February 12, 2008

Howard highlight of Reserve basketball to be honored with other alums during Throwback Weekend

Dick Howard remembers playing basketball in Adelbert Gymnasium back in the day. Five decades ago actually, and Howard just might have been the finest basketball player of the modern Western Reserve University [Red Cats] era.

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.

February 05, 2008

Envisioning the Emerald Necklace: Charles Jackson Pinkney landscapes on display at the Mandel School

The Mandel School is pleased to display the works of painter Charles Jackson Pinkney. The exhibition of 30 paintings focuses on landscapes done inside the Cleveland Metroparks otherwise known as the "Emerald Necklace," and also includes still life and portraits.

February 04, 2008

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee to keynote March 28 Unity Banquet

Critically acclaimed film director, writer producer and actor Spike Lee will keynote Case Western Reserve University's Office of Multicultural Affairs signature event -- the Annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit -- on March 28.

February 01, 2008

President Snyder proclaims Women's Heart Health Month

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, dressed in a red jacket, signed a proclamation today designating February as "Women's Heart Health Month" on campus.

Summer reading selection, convocation speaker reflect campus Darwin celebration

Case Western Reserve University's common reading selection -- and its annual Fall Convocation speaker -- for 2008 will help kick off the university's yearlong celebration of Charles Darwin.

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

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

January 31, 2008

Give Kids A Smile Ohio program helps restore oral health for children in need

In response to the Ohio Dental Association's (ODA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile! Day Ohio, dentists in Cleveland are joining with their peers across Ohio to bring smiles to the faces of needy children in their communities.

January 30, 2008

Brandon Bradford continues impressive voyage in his final season

Although Case Western Reserve University's Brandon Bradford's trip from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan is less than 200 miles, he has traveled many more miles since arriving in Cleveland in 2004 to play basketball for the Spartans.

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.

Kenneth Basch led Case Western Reserve campus growth, to pursue opportunity at Wake Forest

Kenneth A. Basch, who has led Case Western Reserve University through one of its greatest periods of campus growth, is taking on a new challenge—at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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 22, 2008

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

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

January 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 16, 2008

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

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

January 15, 2008

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

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

January 14, 2008

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

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

January 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...

Case Western Reserve's Ashley Horton holds court

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

January 08, 2008

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

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

Case Western Reserve University junior awarded prestigious Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awards staff development honor

Joan Aylor works as a study coordinator in the Sleep and Epidemiology Research Center (SERC) located within the Center for Clinical Investigation at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She recently earned the Joan Harris Staff Development Award for exceptional leadership and commitment to the medical school.

New edition of Ohio politics covers memorable last decade

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

December 26, 2007

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

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

December 21, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 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.

Case Western Reserve's Matt Paglia named third team All-American

Case Western Reserve University junior forward/midfielder Matt Paglia of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been named a third team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

December 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University receives $3.6 million to support startup of Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation

Case Western Reserve University's new Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation received a large boost on Tuesday, December 18, with the awarding of a $3.6 million grant from The Cleveland Foundation.

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.

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.

Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management names distinguished alumnus

Case Western Reserve University's newest trustee -- Charles D. Fowler, president and CEO of Chardon, Ohio-based Fairmount Minerals -- has been named the Weatherhead School of Management's 2007 distinguished alumnus.

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.

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum sign affiliation agreement

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

December 10, 2007

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

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

University conducts successful crisis training, limited test of emergency alert system

About 200 students; police, paramedic and fire personnel; and other Case Western Reserve University, University Circle and City of Cleveland safety staff converged on Adelbert Gym this past weekend to conduct a simulated large-scale disaster drill -- the university's first mass casualty incident training

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.

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 05, 2007

Disaster simulation helps prepare Case Western Reserve EMS squad

The Case Western Reserve University community will take part in its first mass casualty incident drill at 8 a.m., Saturday, December 8, organized by the student-led Case Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Weatherhead School of Management Names Top Companies in Annual Business Awards Program

Turning Technologies, Inc., a Youngstown-based interactive response systems developer, tops the 2007 Weatherhead 100, the annual list of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

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 03, 2007

The Moon is the limit for Case Western Reserve basketball player Mason Conrad

Returning to the moon is an important component of the vision for space exploration in the United States and Case Western Reserve University men's basketball player Mason Conrad helped it get a little closer to that goal through a recent internship with NASA.

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

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.

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

Is madness the inspiration for creativity?

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

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

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

November 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).

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

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

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.

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

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

Case Western Reserve University spinoff partners with Medtronic to produce, distribute adult stem cell technology

Case Western Reserve University's spinoff Arteriocyte Inc. is joining forces with Medtronic of Minneapolis to acquire and exclusively distribute a drug delivery system with the potential to accelerate wound healing and reduce infection following surgery.

November 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University continues legacy of nonprofit education

The new $11 million home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University symbolically reflects the nonprofit world's concepts of partnership and community. Established with a gift from the Mandel Foundation, the Mandel Center -- a national leader in nonprofit education -- officially opened its new residence during a dedication celebration on November 5.

Weatherhead School of Management to host first school-wide open house November 17

Directed at showcasing enhanced and revamped academic programming, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University will host its first school-wide open house on from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17 at the Peter B. Lewis Building.

November 05, 2007

Class of 1942 alumna gives $1 million to School of Medicine to honor Rocco L. Motto, M.D.

Western Reserve University medical school alumnus Rocco L. Motto passed away last fall just a year shy of his 65th class reunion, but his wife, Verna "Vee" Houck Motto, has made sure that the Motto family's legacy will live on at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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.

Spartan football ranked 21st, continues magic carpet ride

The 2007 NCAA playoffs don't begin until November 17, but the Case Western Reserve University football team has treated every Saturday this fall like the postseason because it will likely take the Spartans a perfect 10-0 record to make their first trip.

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 22, 2007

Case Western Reserve University alumnus elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

David T. Scadden, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group established by the National Academies of Science to analyze health issues and make recommendations on policy.

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.

New university policy to eliminate use of social security numbers in administrative and ITS systems

Using the theme, "Protect yourself before you connect yourself," the Case Western Reserve University Information Technology Services (ITS) office this year announced a change in policy for the use of social security numbers in administrative processes and IT systems.

October 17, 2007

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

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

October 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.

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.

Palestinian peace leader, university president to speak, October 14

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

October 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 09, 2007

Case School Of Engineering alumna named first senior research fellow at Swagelok Company

Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, has named Sunniva R. Collins, to the newly created position of senior research fellow. She will serve as the primary liaison between Swagelok, Case Western Reserve University and the U.S. Navy, the first customer to purchase the service of Swagelok's breakthrough SAT12™ surface hardening process.

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.

New Spartan Mascot enjoys role as student ambassador

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

October 03, 2007

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

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

Case Western Reserve places on Honor Roll of new online LGBT index

Case Western Reserve University has received three out of five stars on a new national LGBT–Friendly Campus Climate Index, earning a place on the Honor Roll.

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.

October 01, 2007

Alumni Leadership Central to Opening of Alumni House

The dedication ceremony will be a highlight of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007 festivities, this year set for October 4-7. Alumni and guests can tour the house; other informal social events will take place at the house throughout the weekend.

September 26, 2007

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

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

September 25, 2007

George Gund Foundation supports Schubert Center's Child Policy Initiative

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

September 24, 2007

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

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

September 18, 2007

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

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

September 17, 2007

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

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

September 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 13, 2007

Weatherhead School students support ties with local agencies, creating a better campus environment

Known for developing future business and management leaders, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University also plays a leadership role in reaching out to the community.

September 11, 2007

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation selected for nationwide program to address nursing shortage

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation was recently selected as one of 11 foundations nationwide to receive funding in the second year of Partners Investing in Nursing's Future, a national initiative to develop and test solutions to America's nursing shortage.

September 10, 2007

Great brew of science is in the making at science café

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

September 06, 2007

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

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

Case Western Reserve dental researchers give out gummy bears

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

September 05, 2007

NIH funds joint development of neurotechnology

Think about picking up your first cup of coffee in the morning; what follows is natural to you and me. For individuals who have experienced paralysis due to disease or injury, this simple pleasure can present an insurmountable challenge.

September 04, 2007

Case for Community Day Registration Now Live

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

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 27, 2007

Gilmore appoints Milligan as Mandel School associate dean

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

August 24, 2007

University, 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 23, 2007

NSF Ranks Case Western Reserve University among top in industry-financed research and development

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges (academic R&D expenditures survey) released its findings for fiscal year 2005. Of the top 100 universities and colleges listed by industrial academic research and development, Case Western Reserve University placed in the top third, at 32nd place.

August 17, 2007

Case Western Reserve University remains best in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top school and among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

August 16, 2007

Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths

Inflammation from bacterial infections is linked to preterm births and deaths, according to researchers from the Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine and the School of Medicine.

August 15, 2007

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

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

August 14, 2007

National Center for Regenerative Medicine Organizes International Adult Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland

World-renowned experts in the field of adult stem cell research will exchange ideas and best practices during the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in Regenerative Medicine conference August 27-29 in downtown Cleveland. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), in addition to founding partner Case Western Reserve University, is responsible for the organization and planning of this meeting.

August 09, 2007

"Dexter," Case Western Reserve University's robotic vehicle, advances to semifinals of 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

DEXTER made it! Case Western Reserve University’s dune buggy-like autonomous robotic vehicle has passed nearly all of its tests and is headed to the semifinals of the $3.5 million DARPA Urban Challenge, October 26-31.

August 08, 2007

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

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

August 07, 2007

Case Western Reserve University students explore campus using latest cell phone technology

The traditional scavenger hunt during Case Western Reserve University's new student orientation has taken a high-tech turn. Using cell phones equipped to scan special bar codes, students can gather clues and information about campus facilities and landmarks.

Case men's basketball team heads to Brazil

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

August 06, 2007

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

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

August 02, 2007

Lectures by art historian Catherine Scallen part of new DVD collection

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

Ceremony, oath mark start of doctors' medical training

Students entering the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine this year have continued a recent custom: Writing their own Student Oath of Professionalism.

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 31, 2007

STEP students learn from alumnus Angel investor

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

July 30, 2007

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

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

July 27, 2007

School of Medicine student awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

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

July 26, 2007

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

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

July 25, 2007

Case professor organizes workshop on modeling the clustering of galaxies

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

July 24, 2007

National History Day features yearlong competition for middle and high school students

Paul Michel and Mohammad Rasool have more things in common than most longtime couples. Best friends and high school seniors, they play soccer, have earned high marks on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, are National Honor Society members and belong to the math, English, Spanish and science honor societies at their respective schools.

July 23, 2007

Visual Sciences Research Center receives $3.2M award

The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a $3.2 million renewal over five years of their Core Grant from...

July 20, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names first Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship recipient

Larry Boyd, a recent graduate of Cleveland's East Technical High School, has been named the first recipient of the Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University. Boyd will enroll at the university this fall.

July 19, 2007

Village at 115 earns high marks for 'best practices' in design, planning

Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 continues to draw accolades. And not just from the undergraduate students who live in the two-year-old residential housing complex on the northeast end of campus. The Society for College and University Planning or SCUP has awarded the university and its architect and design planner, Goody Clancy of Boston, its 2007 Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component.

July 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names new vice president for enrollment

President Barbara R. Snyder has announced her first appointment to the leadership team. Randall C. Deike, associate vice president for enrollment management and executive director for undergraduate admissions at Pennsylvania State University, has been named vice president for enrollment at Case Western Reserve University.

July 16, 2007

Case contributes talent and research to the 2007 Ingenuity Festival

Case Western Reserve University is contributing both talent and research to this year's Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology, taking place July 19-22 in downtown Cleveland.

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 05, 2007

Case Medical Center Leading $17.6 Million Lithium Study

A $17.6 million clinical trials contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Robert L. Findling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

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

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

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

June 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 20, 2007

Black holes don't exist, Case physicists report

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

June 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to establish its first endowed chair named for an African American

Nearly 40 years ago, when asked by members of the African American community in Cleveland why she would even dream of working at predominantly white Case Western Reserve University, May L. Wykle, a small-town Ohio girl denied entrance to several nursing schools because she was black, said, "Well, someone has to hold the door open!"

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

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

June 14, 2007

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

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

June 13, 2007

College 360 helps students learn, play, explore and work

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

June 12, 2007

MSASS takes classes on the road to India and El Salvador

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is taking international social work courses on the road as it teams up for an India abroad experience with the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Social Work, December 27 through January 11, and an El Salvador travel program from December 8-16 with International Partners in Mission.

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 08, 2007

Mandel Brothers Receive Highest MSASS Honor

The Mandel brothers—Jack, Joseph and Morton—were honored as the first recipients of The Advocate for Social Justice and Leadership Development Award from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.

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.

He made it! Case Institute of Technology alumnus, 72, rides his bicycle 2,800 miles to Cleveland to attend 50th class reunion

On June 8-9, Larry Mattson's 1957 Case Institute of Technology graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion with the Case Alumni Association (CAA), along with several other classes. Mattson's reunion sparked an idea -- ;a 2,800 bike ride back along the old Route 66, which he traveled on his way to a new life in California as an engineer following graduation.

June 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University Honors Interim President with Highest University Honor

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees has honored distinguished alumnus and Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., with the university's highest honor—the University Medal.

Excellence continues with succession in human resource department at Case Western Reserve University

After four years as Case Western Reserve University's vice president of human resources, Tony Kinslow has accepted the vice president of human resources position at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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.

June 01, 2007

Doing good leads to living well; Case Professor Stephen Post publishes new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People

In the new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People (Random House), Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with moving real-life stories to show how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The book went on sale nationwide this month.

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 29, 2007

Case is building a dynamic community one partnership at a time

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

May 25, 2007

A House All Alumni Can Call Home

Most houses are places that families call home. The house at 11310 Juniper Drive is no different. Soon, it also will be a place for a family. However, instead of a few relatives, thousands of Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to refer to The Alumni House as their home on the university's campus

May 24, 2007

CSE Receives Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys and Hewlett-Packard

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is the recipient of a Charles Babbage Grant sponsored by both Synopsys and HP.

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 23, 2007

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

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

May 22, 2007

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years

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

May 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awarded $27M prestigious contract for tuberculosis research

For a deadly disease with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research.

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 16, 2007

Case undergrad maps Bennett-Woolf literary debate

Using the digital mapping technology of Ivanhoe, a pedagogical environment for humanities study and research, Qilei Hang, a third-year undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, tracked key elements in the literary debate that were prompted by two works by Bennett -- "Our Women, Chapters on Sexual Discord" (1920) and "Is the Novel Decaying?" (1923).

May 15, 2007

Case Western Reserve University engineering student receives second consecutive prestigious internship from IBM

A Case Western Reserve University computer engineering major -- who will receive both his bachelor's and master's degrees in December 2007 -- will spend the summer in Pune, India, as the first American college intern to travel abroad and participate in the highly-respected IBM Extreme Blue (EB) internship program.

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.

Spartan sports information director receives 2007 Jackson award for outstanding mentoring

Case Western Reserve University assistant athletic director and sports information director Creg Jantz has been named a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The award recognizes outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students at Case. Jantz is one of two recipients of the award this year, joining physics professor and department chair Daniel Akerib.

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 09, 2007

Boyatzis, Hanson earn honors for graduate instruction

Experience is the best teacher. The faculty members who received the 2007 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching at Case Western Reserve University are indicative of the adage, as they have been recognized many times for their effectiveness in the classroom and their ability to connect with and engage students.

May 08, 2007

Four to Receive Honorary Degrees During May 20 Commencement

A pioneer in nonprofit organization advocacy, a pediatrician, a children's book author, and an educator and researcher will receive honorary degrees during Case Western Reserve University's 2007 commencement convocation on May 20. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in the university's Veale Center.

May 07, 2007

Case Western Reserve University dedicates new ethics center; Eastwood named new director

Case Western Reserve University has dedicated its Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The dedication of the new space on Monday, May 7 provided an opportunity to acknowledge the visionary and humanitarian mission of the center’s namesake, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, and to announce Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., (MED ‘66), as the new director of the center.

May 04, 2007

Undergraduate engineering student at Case Western Reserve University presents research on Capitol Hill

Case Western Reserve University student Sonia Merritt, a third-year biomedical engineering major from the Toledo area, has been selected by the Federal Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be one of 60 presenters at "CUR Posters on the Hill" in Washington, D.C.

May 03, 2007

Case Western Reserve University creates diversity statement

In his August 2006 statement "Diversity at Case Western Reserve University: A Personal Declaration," Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., said: "We seek to establish a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment at Case Western Reserve University and in all interactions outside the university.

May 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve University names new chair of electrical engineering and computer science

The Case School of Engineering has announced the appointment of Z. Meral Ozsoyoglu as chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) at Case Western Reserve University. Ozsoyoglu also serves as the Andrew R. Jennings Chair of the Computing Sciences.

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 27, 2007

Fourth year chem major wins Hertz Foundation Fellowship

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

April 25, 2007

Lewandowski's legacy lives on in new Case ballpark

Growing up in Slavic Village on Cleveland's southeast side, Norbert "Nobby" Lewandowski worked hard on being the fastest runner, being able to hit the ball the furthest, and throw the ball the hardest.

April 23, 2007

Campus community has several opportunities to support Aids Week of Action

Panel discussions, anonymous HIV testing, a documentary, a vigil and handing out condoms at downtown Cleveland bars are all part of Case Western Reserve University's observance of AIDS Week of Action now through April 27.

April 20, 2007

High school students experience Case through the virtual world of Second Life

Case Western Reserve University is embarking on an innovative initiative to attract prospective students using the 3D digital world known as Second Life. While other colleges and universities are using Second Life for academic purposes, Case may be the first university in the country to use it to recruit high school students as well.

April 19, 2007

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

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

April 18, 2007

Robert Clarke Brown named Case Western Reserve University's Treasurer

Robert Clarke Brown, a former investment banker and U.S. Department of Transportation capital markets adviser, has been named Case Western Reserve University's treasurer and an officer of the corporation, effective March 30.

April 17, 2007

Fighting the bitter cold for a love of a new telescope

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

April 16, 2007

Second-year Case Western Reserve University student named Goldwater Scholar

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

April 13, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Greek Life receives high honors from national organization

Case Western Reserve University's "best kept secret" is out: the university's Greek Life community is tops, and it recently received high honors from a national organization.

Two-day conference at Case Western Reserve University will explore entrepreneurship in Canada and U.S.

"Comparative Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in Canada and the United States" will be held Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, beginning at 9 a.m. both days, in the law school's Moot Courtroom (A59) and other ground floor classrooms, 11075 East Boulevard.

April 12, 2007

Move over YouTube; Case TV to showcase the university's talent, intellectual property

Forget YouTube. Soon, the campus community will be able to upload their own videos and short clips to the newly launched Case TV.

April 11, 2007

Live concert and virtual theater intersect through Second Life

The first ever American live digital-simulcast of a classical orchestra….into the 3D virtual web? You betcha! On Saturday, April 14, "Red {an orchestra}" in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, OneCommunity and the New Media Consortium (Austin, Texas) will deliver a live performance of Red's concert, "That Red Guy", into two sites in Second Life, the online virtual environment.

April 09, 2007

Research ShowCASE 2007: The Future is Now

As one of the nation's leading research and educational institutions, Case Western Reserve University and its affiliate institutions are offering the public a firsthand look at the breadth of research activities currently under way.

April 06, 2007

New university trustee receives lifetime achievement award from national nursing organization

Linda Burnes Bolton, a newly appointed trustee to Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees, recently received the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced in a February 2007...

April 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Sobel tithes research time to environmental issues

Case Western Reserve University faculty member Matthew Sobel has joined a team of international scientists calling for better forecasting methods in predicting how climate changes will impact the earth's plant and animal species. They have reported eight ways to improve biodiversity forecasting in the "BioScience" article, "Forecasting the Effects of Global Warming on Biodiversity."

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).

Research ShowCase: The Future is Now

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.

Case leads community health initiative with installation of portable defibrillators

A Case Western Reserve University community member is walking around campus when he suddenly passes out. His breathing is shallow and he clutches his chest. He appears to be in the middle of cardiac arrest--a heart attack. If this scenario had taken place last year, passerby would have to anxiously await an emergency response team to assist the victim. Now, campus members can possibly save a life while waiting for help to arrive.

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.

Making academic science environments inclusive for women: cooperation is key

As colleges and universities nationwide are focusing on the attraction and retention of women scientists, Case Western Reserve researchers at the Weatherhead School of Management have set out to find ways to advance women in underrepresented areas of science.

April 02, 2007

Robert Langer, who revolutionized biomedical technology with drug delivery system, to speak at Case April 5

Biomedical research pioneer, Robert S. Langer, will discuss the latest developments in biomaterials and tissue engineering research as keynote speaker of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University.

April 01, 2007

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

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

March 30, 2007

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

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

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 29, 2007

Greek Week 2007 promises fun, community building

Now through April 1, Case Western Reserve University's fraternities and sororities will take center stage and showcase their community spirit during Greek Week 2007. This year's theme is "Greek Week Heroes: Cape Optional."

CIT alumnus, 72, taking 2,800-mile bike ride to attend 50th class reunion at Case Western Reserve University in June

In June, Mattson's 1957 graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion, which sparked an idea -- a 2,800 bike ride back along old Route 66 to attend his reunion.

American Medical Student Association announces election of 58th national president

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest independent medical student association, announces the election of Michael Ehlert as the 2007-2008 National President. Ehlert, a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, was elected by the AMSA membership, a body of more than 68,000 medical and premedical students and residents, at the 57th Annual National Convention in Arlington, Va., earlier this month.

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

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

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

March 26, 2007

Acts of terrorism 'justified' by religious beliefs to be examined at conference at Case Western Reserve University March 30

The reasons and causes of acts of terrorism committed in the name of religion and how they might be prevented will be the subject of a daylong conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

March 23, 2007

Wrestlers win academic national title

The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has won the academic national title for the 2006-2007 season, as announced recently by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The Spartans had the highest grade-point average (3.58) of any of the 96 schools that sponsor NCAA Division III wrestling.

March 22, 2007

Civil rights activist, educator Angela Davis to speak at OMA Unity Banquet

Angela Davis—social justice pioneer and educator—is the keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit on March 30. The program is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA).

Research ShowCase: The Future is Now

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.

March 21, 2007

New workbook builds on parent-child relationships

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

March 20, 2007

Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University responds to changes in orthodontics

With more adults seeking orthodontic treatments, the Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine -- one of the world’s longest running projects on normal human growth -- will begin to focus on establishing standards for what is considered normal adult development.

March 19, 2007

Renowned rural health care advocate and practitioner to speak at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Mona Counts’ clinic in rural Pennsylvania serves more than 5,000 patients in Appalachia CLEVELAND – Mona M. Counts second-mortgaged her home in order to open a clinic that now serves the isolated, undereducated, underemployed and under-insured in the Appalachian region...

March 15, 2007

Case athletes each receive NCAA postgraduate scholarship

Two Case Western Reserve University fall student-athletes have received a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall, winter and spring sports. Each sports season, there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable grants.

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.

March 12, 2007

Mandel School and bioethics team up at Case for new MSSA/MA degree program

Responding to an increasingly complex world where situations may exist that require the help a social worker and bioethicist, Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has teamed up with the department of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine to offer graduate students a unique "side-by-side" dual degree program towards a master's of social science administration (MSSA) and master of art degree in bioethics (MA).

March 09, 2007

Prospective MBA students have scholarship opportunities

Weatherhead School of Management scholarship opportunities are now available for fall 2007. All applicants admitted to the full-time MBA program are automatically considered for these merit-based scholarships. Scholarships require full-time enrollment at the Weatherhead School and are provided for the first academic year.

March 08, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to co-sponsor statewide diversity conference

The 12th annual State of the State Conference on equity, opportunity, and diversity will be held in Cleveland March 15 and 16.

March 07, 2007

Dempsey has dissected more than her opponents while at Case

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

March 06, 2007

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

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

March 05, 2007

Head of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law March 6

Kenneth Feinberg will discuss his experiences as administrator of the fund in a talk, "The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Pain and Public Compensation," on Tuesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in the Moot Courtroom (A59), 11075 East Boulevard. Feinberg's talk is being sponsored by CISCDR, the law school's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

March 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve University staff member battles breast cancer at home, in South Africa

You’ve heard about Project (Red) and other—most often celebrity—efforts to help fight AIDS in Africa, but what about cancer? A Case Western Reserve University staff member is waging a war against one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women; she battles breast cancer in her own daily life as well as in Cape Town. Fatima Karriem of Beachwood, Ohio, has started to collect and donate "bras for Africa" while she deals with her own recent diagnosis of and treatment for breast cancer.

March 01, 2007

Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English series, to deliver May 20 commencement address

Richard Lederer, author of more than 30 books about language and humor—including the best-selling Anguished English series—will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's commencement ceremony on May 20 at the Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road.

February 27, 2007

"Nanobook" is a new guide for all things nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's expertise in engineering and the sciences is well-known, but now, it also will be well-documented—especially in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

February 26, 2007

Workplace self-governance—is it obsolete?

Is workplace self-governance a New Deal idea whose time has passed, or is it a solution to pressing contemporary problems? Cynthia A. Estlund, the Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and leading scholar of labor and employment law, will examine that question and others during the Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture on Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

February 23, 2007

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

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

February 22, 2007

Distinguished historian Eric Foner presents program on the meaning of American freedom at Case, March 6

Distinguished historian and author Eric Foner from Columbia University will examine what freedom in America means when he gives a free, public talk in Strosacker Auditorium, 2125 Adelbert Road, on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

February 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve coach and his family pass first exam; real test is days away

The next time Case Western Reserve University Swimming & Diving Head Coach Chris Conlon's cell phone rings, it could mean an addition to his family—perhaps even during the upcoming University Athletic Association or NCAA Division III championship meets. His wife Elizabeth and six-year-old son Joshua are also awaiting a call, as the Conlon family is not having a baby, rather adopting one.

February 20, 2007

Nominations sought for outstanding nonprofit leaders and organizations

Community members familiar with the work of an outstanding nonprofit leader or organization in Northeast Ohio are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and the 2007 Organization Innovation Award.

February 19, 2007

Case forum explores what's ahead for Ohio's new governor

"What Can the New Governor Do?" Case Western Reserve University's Center for Policy Studies is sponsoring a panel discussion on challenges facing Governor Ted Strickland's new administration on Monday, February 26.

February 16, 2007

Deputy undersecretary for defense for finance management to talk at bold thinkers series

The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University has invited Thomas Modly, the deputy undersecretary for defense for financial management, to speak for the spring Bold Thinkers Series.

February 15, 2007

Engineers Week at Case Western Reserve University to feature family carnival, lego robotics competition, biomed conference

The Case School of Engineering is observing the 56th annual National Engineers Week, a celebration of engineering's impact on society, February 18-23. This year's theme, "Imagine," will focus on innovation and design using engineering principles.

February 13, 2007

Leader of Human Rights Watch to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Kenneth Roth, vocal critic of Guantanamo Bay detention center, to speak at School of Law's Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights

February 12, 2007

2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak At Case

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

February 09, 2007

Moth antennae do more than sense smell, navigate flight

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

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.

February 07, 2007

Robert Manning, author of Credit Card Nation, to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law February 8

Robert D. Manning, author of the widely acclaimed book, Credit Card Nation: America's Dangerous Addiction to Credit, predicts that American society has about 10 to 15 years to reverse the consumer debt crisis.

February 06, 2007

Late couple's love story leads to $2.3 million donation for endowed chair at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Husband honors late wife's nursing education and career with creation of the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Chair to support excellence in nursing education.

February 05, 2007

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

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

February 02, 2007

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

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

February 01, 2007

Spartans to play in the house of Hank

Both the Spartan men's and women's basketball teams will host Carnegie Mellon University Friday night (6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.) and then the University of Rochester Sunday (12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.) afternoon in old Adelbert Gym as part of a second annual Throwback Weekend.

January 31, 2007

Case Institute of Technology's Steigerwald more than just a "metal" hopeful

The Case Western Reserve University Athletic Department will be taking a step back in time the weekend of February 2-4 when they host their second annual Throwback Weekend at Adelbert Gymnasium. As part of that celebration we invite you to step back to the 50's as we peer into the life of basketball player, Ed Steigerwald.

January 30, 2007

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

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

January 29, 2007

Prevention of suicide bombings in Israel is focus of lecture at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Yale University professor Edward Kaplan, whose research has influenced national and international bioterrorism policy, to be the featured speaker.

January 26, 2007

Moore on track, academically & athletically

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

January 25, 2007

Film Society offers variety of films during two major events

Last weekend, science fiction fans unrolled their sleeping bags and settled in for the 32nd Annual Science Fiction Marathon, sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Film Society. Over a dozen films--ranging from "Dr. Cyclops" to "Innerspace"--took center stage at Strosacker Auditorium January 19 and 20.

January 24, 2007

Record-setting Case swimmer Preyss glad to be home

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

January 23, 2007

Prosecutorial ethics to be subject of Case Western Reserve University School of Law symposium on January 26

More than 40 years have passed since Justice William O. Douglas wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Brady v. Maryland, which held that a defendant's due process rights preclude a prosecutor from suppressing material evidence favorable to the defendant.

January 22, 2007

Swagelok Company and Case Western Reserve University awarded $5.5 million third frontier grant for the commercialization of breakthrough materials technology

Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions headquartered in Solon, Ohio, along with its longtime research collaborator Case Western Reserve University, are the recipients of a three-year $5.5 million grant from Ohio's Third Frontier Project. The grant will enable Swagelok, in partnership with Case, to further research, evaluate and commercialize a paradigm-shifting technology that the company developed and patented: Low-Temperature Colossal Supersaturation (LTCSS™).

January 19, 2007

Business, banking and basketball drive Case Western Reserve University forward Cannan

When Matt Cannan chose to go to Case Western Reserve University, he knew he was going to get much more than an education. Cannan was going to get an opportunity to see the country as a member of the men's basketball team and also use a vast alumni network to help him find a job upon graduation.

January 18, 2007

Princeton professor examines legal implications of new technologies regarding use of embryos, stem cells and cloning

A Princeton University professor will explore some of the legal implications of new technologies and provide a framework for evaluating current debates about legal restrictions on the use of embryos, stem cells and cloning during a lecture this month at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

January 17, 2007

Case Western Reserve University trustees contribute nearly $20 million to university

Members of the governing body of Case Western Reserve University contribute more than time, counsel, and expertise. They also contribute money to support the goals they endorse and value. The Trustee Vision Acceleration Campaign has garnered widespread support. This...

January 16, 2007

The Hilliard Ensemble presents madrigals

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

January 11, 2007

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

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

January 10, 2007

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

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

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 08, 2007

Bruce Loessin to lead university relations and development at Case Western Reserve University

Bruce Loessin, a senior administrator with extensive experience in institutional development and external relations, has been named senior vice president for university relations and development at Case Western Reserve University by interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. He will start on January 16.

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.

January 03, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine pioneers new D.M.D./M.D. degree program

Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine, in partnership with the university's flagship medical school, will begin offering a dual D.M.D.-M.D. program next year. The program enables students to graduate from Case with both the medical and dental degrees in five years.

January 02, 2007

Young science sleuths to seek answers in UCI institutions

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

December 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 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University wrestling coach plans holiday return to the sidelines after triple bypass surgery

Case Western Reserve University wrestling coach Bob Del Rosa has much to be thankful for this holiday season—his wife, two sons and two grandchildren—and for his life.

December 18, 2006

Emerita professor's $1.5 million gift strengthens parent-child studies for social workers

Grace F. Brody, associate professor emerita from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), has seen many changes over time as a researcher and educator, but one bond that remains strong and constant is that of the child and their caregiver.

December 15, 2006

Trustees announce Barbara Snyder as university president

The Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote has elected Barbara R. Snyder as the next president of Case Western Reserve University. Snyder, who began her academic career in higher education in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, currently serves as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University.

December 13, 2006

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

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

December 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 07, 2006

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

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

December 04, 2006

University trustee establishes $500K endowment at Case school of engineering

A gift from Case Western Reserve University trustee and Cleveland business leader, Joseph P. Keithley, and his wife, Nancy, will help the Case School of Engineering recruit the best and brightest electrical engineering and computer science students from around the world and bring them to Northeast Ohio.

December 01, 2006

Case senior selected as one of 10 finalists for NCAA's Gagliardi Trophy

Tom Brew, senior linebacker for Case Western Reserve University, has been named one of 10 finalists (from all four NCAA Division III regions) for the 2006 Gagliardi Trophy, given annually to the outstanding football player in NCAA Division III....

November 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University physicists refute analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings

Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? Can it be used to authenticate paintings of uncertain provenance? Case Western Reserve University physicists address these questions in next week's edition of Nature.

Case Western Reserve University noted for comprehensive health benefits plan offered to postdoc researchers

Case Western Reserve University's health benefits program for postdoctoral researchers was recently recognized by two organizations as a successful program other institutions could look to.

November 28, 2006

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

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

November 27, 2006

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

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

November 23, 2006

Lanese earns second coach of the year honor

Case Western Reserve University Head Cross Country Coach Kathy Lanese has been named NCAA Great Lakes Region Women's Coach of the Year, as announced today by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

November 20, 2006

Women's cross country finishes tenth at NCAA championship

The Case Western Reserve University women's cross country team took tenth place at the 2006 NCAA Championship in West Chester, Ohio this afternoon. The Spartans scored 295 points, and Middlebury College took home the national championship with 144.

November 17, 2006

School of Medicine interim dean awarded highest honor for life-changing research

During the 20th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Denver, Pamela Davis, M.D., Ph.D, Case School of Medicine Interim Dean, received the Paul di Sant'Agnese Award. The award is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's highest honor for scientific research achievement and is given annually to the scientist who made the most significant strides in CF studies.

November 16, 2006

Two Case Western Reserve University profs awarded 2006-2007 Fulbright awards

Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

November 15, 2006

NCAA championship a great ending for Nothelle…

Case Western Reserve University senior Stephanie Nothelle's (Porter, IN) last race as a Spartan will be a big one. The women's team qualified for the 2006 NCAA Division III Championship by winning the Great Lakes Regional Meet Saturday in Hanover, Indiana.

Soccer in NCAA sweet 16, will host sectional…

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team is two wins away from going to Disney World. "It is absolutely true!" laughed Palmer. "We're in the Sweet 16, and one game away from the Great Eight and two from going to the Final Four. We have accomplished a great deal.

November 14, 2006

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

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

November 13, 2006

Diabetes Research Retreat to highlight impact of clinical trials on treatment of diabetes

Continuing the promotion of cross-institutional collaboration, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland's Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute (DDRI) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine present the third annual Diabetes Research Retreat on Friday, November 17, 2006, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

November 10, 2006

University's charity fundraiser surpasses goal

Cleveland-area social service and nonprofit agencies needed help, and the Case Western Reserve University community responded by surpassing the goal set for the 2006 Charity Choice campaign.

November 09, 2006

Case Western Reserve University appoints two new trustees to its board

Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees appointed two new members during its October meeting. Joining the board are Caroline A. Kovac, managing director of Burrill & Company, and Paul M. Ostergard (B.A., 1961), retired president and CEO of Junior Achievement International.

Men's soccer to play in first NCAA tournament...

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team concludes the best season in school history with its first ever trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Case finished the regular season 16-2-1 (5-2 University Athletic Association and won its first ever UAA championship, receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs.

November 08, 2006

Case receives community service distinction

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

November 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center constructs new building for educating nonprofit leaders

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University--one of the first programs in the country with a primary focus on educating nonprofit management leaders--reached another milestone as it begins an $11 million project to build its new center on Bellflower Road and becomes the first center of its kind with its own freestanding building.

November 06, 2006

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

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

November 03, 2006

Child therapists gauge emotions in play to help children

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

November 02, 2006

Dr. Maya Angelou to speak at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, on November 9

Dr. Maya Angelou--the first Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University, internationally lauded author, educator, civil-rights voice, and U.S. Poet Laureate--will be the inaugural speaker for the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's CISCDR Maya Angelou Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture on Thursday, November 9, at Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave., on the Case campus. Dr. Angelou's lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m.

November 01, 2006

Village at 115 project earns two awards for American Artstone

Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 netted two awards for American Artstone, an architectural precast and cast stone manufacturer. American Artstone won the 2006 Cast Stone Institute Excellence in Commercial Design and the 2006 Cast Stone Institute Excellence in...

October 31, 2006

Case students choose service over surfing

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

Case Western Reserve University to expand technology fee

New, equitable policy includes slight increase Case Western Reserve University is expanding its technology fee to all students, including those in graduate and professional programs, beginning fall 2007. Only full-time undergraduates who live on campus—about 3,000 of the university’s nearly...

October 30, 2006

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

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

October 26, 2006

Case's Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory Unveiled to Public November 1

Event highlights importance of electronics, engineering and entrepreneurship Glennan Building The Case School of Engineering, Northeast Ohio Electronics Cluster and Larry Sears will publicly showcase the new Sears Undergraduate Design Laboratory to a public gathering of Northeast Ohio Electronics...

October 25, 2006

Case School of Medicine professor discovers nerve cell defects caused by mental retardation gene

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered changes in nerve cell function caused by mutation of the gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, a devastating progressive neurological disorder.

October 24, 2006

Case dental school offers discounted orthodontic work for qualified children who need braces

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

October 23, 2006

Case's humanities center celebrates 10th anniversary

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

October 20, 2006

MSASS initiates rotating geriatric field placement model

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

October 19, 2006

Local artists' work featured in collaborative exhibition

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

October 18, 2006

AIDS Study Challenges Conventional Treatment Guidelines for HIV Patients

National Study Published in Curent Issue of JAMA A newly published study by investigators at the Center for AIDS Research at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led by Benigno Rodríguez, MD, along with a nationwide team of AIDS/HIV experts, strongly...

October 16, 2006

Case licenses cancer drug to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

Case Western Reserve University's Technology Transfer Office has entered a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement with TRACON Pharmaceuticals of San Diego, Calif., to develop Methoxyamine, a new cancer therapeutic that reverses cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy.

October 13, 2006

Case Western Reserve University to Host Three Days of Discussion and Idea-sharing at the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Global Forum

A three-day forum, Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change, will unite the efforts of the UN Global Compact, the Academy of Management and Case's Weatherhead School of Management.

Looking for the biggest "splat"? Case School of Engineering highlights its Homecoming Weekend with pumpkin drop contest

Goal is to promote engineering, get kids involved and encourage them to go into technical fields The Smashing Pumpkins aren't just a rock-n-roll band anymore. In addition to several events during Case Western Reserve University's Alumni Weekend & Homecoming...

October 12, 2006

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

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

October 11, 2006

Women's basketball helps fight breast cancer

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

Weatherhead School of Management takes part in regional business series

Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management is helping members of the business community learn about growth and practical tools by hosting the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) 2006-07 Business Breakfast Series.

October 10, 2006

Search committee appointed for Weatherhead School of Management dean

A search advisory committee has been appointed to help name the next dean of the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Like the committees recently named in the searches for deans of the Case School of Engineering...

October 09, 2006

First Saddam trial book penned by Case law professors

Inspired by the public's interest in their Blog, Case Law Professors Michael Scharf and Gregory McNeal began saving, organizing, editing, and expanding upon the online information to produce the first published book on the Saddam Trial--Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal.

October 06, 2006

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

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

October 05, 2006

Case Western Reserve University recognized as one of top campuses for LGBT students

University profiled for first time in "The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students"

Case offers tips, programs during Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Case Western Reserve University is offering guidelines, tips and programs to help the university community learn more about stewardship of electronic information. A number of campus events scheduled during the month are...

October 04, 2006

"America's job search guru" returns to campus to discuss ins and outs of grad school admission

Donald Asher, "America's job search guru," returns to Case Western Reserve University on October 6 for the talk "Bound for Graduate/Professional School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs." The free talk is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge.

Committee appointed to search for Case School of Engineering dean

Case Western Reserve University recently announced the formation of an internal search advisory committee for the dean of the Case School of Engineering (CSE). The committee is primarily comprised of CSE faculty, along with representation from other schools and...

October 03, 2006

Saddam on Trial: Symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law examines what has been learned from tribunal

His Excellency Samir Sumaidaie, the Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, will be the featured keynote speaker at a Case Western Reserve University School of Law symposium, "Lessons from the Saddam Trial," on Friday, Oct. 6.

September 29, 2006

Case School of Law receives quarter of a million dollar DOJ counterterrorism grant

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $246,807.00 to the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy. The funds will be used by Case to promote cooperation between U.S. and foreign prosecutors in terrorism cases.

September 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University researchers find how a protein regulates anxiety

What makes us anxious? For the first time, researchers from Case Western Reserve University demonstrated how one of the members of the regulator of the G signaling proteins (RSG) called RGS2 found in the brain influences the synaptic activity...

September 26, 2006

Law-Medicine Center lecture on emergency contraception begins 2006-2007 lecture series at Case Western Reserve University

Was clinical and scientific evidence ignored in the case to bring Plan B emergency contraception over the counter? That is one of the questions that Susan F. Wood, Ph.D., research professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services in Washington, D.C., will pose when she delivers the annual Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Lecture at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

September 25, 2006

Fisk president & former energy secretary to speak at Case

The Honorable Hazel R. O'Leary, the 14th President of Fisk University and former U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton, will issue a call for leaders eager to serve their country when she gives the talk, DAMNED IF WE DON'T: America's Imminent Need for Leadership and Service

September 22, 2006

Case physicist and Oxford colleagues revive aether theory

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

September 21, 2006

Tipping leaders into effectiveness

Case Western Reserve University OB and Psychology Professor studied the impact of EI on financial performance Corporate leaders adept at intelligently using their emotions and working well with others can drive financial gains for their companies. In a longitudinal...

September 20, 2006

Two thumbs up for new cognitive science professor Parrill

How people communicate with their hands and position their bodies while talking—gesturing—are a research interest for Fey Parrill.

September 19, 2006

New lunar meteorite found in Antarctica

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

September 15, 2006

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

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

September 14, 2006

Case neuroscientists's spinal cord bridge bypasses injury

On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men who changed the course of history. Case Western Reserve University and thousands of other institutions throughout the country will join in celebrations marking the historic event.

September 13, 2006

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

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

September 12, 2006

Case Western Reserve University joins the country in celebrating Constitution Day

Louis Fisher from the Library of Congress will keynote September 14 event On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men who changed the course of history. Case Western Reserve University and thousands of other institutions throughout...

September 11, 2006

Case Western Reserve University named NorthCoast 99 winner third year straight

Award recognizes "99 great workplaces for top talent in northeast Ohio" CLEVELAND - For the third year in a row, Case Western Reserve University has earned a NorthCoast 99 award. "Congratulations again on your organization being named one of the...

September 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University marks five-year anniversary of Sept. 11

Institute for Global Security Law & Policy organizes three events for campus community September 11, 2006 marks the fifth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the Case School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law & Policy has...

September 06, 2006

Case Western Reserve University hosts avian flu conference

Program will focus on how the university is preparing to respond in the event of a pandemic Case Western Reserve University will host "Preparing for an Avian Flu Pandemic at Case Western Reserve University" from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September...

September 01, 2006

Case Western Reserve University names interim dean of Medical School

Pamela Bowes Davis to step into dean’s role until successor for departing Dean Ralph I. Horwitz is found CLEVELAND – Pamela Bowes Davis, M.D., Ph.D., vice dean for research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an...

August 31, 2006

Scholarship fund established to provide financial aid for Case Western Reserve University nursing undergraduates

Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing have received a $550,000 financial aid boost from the nation's largest private funder devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.

August 30, 2006

Three years of professional training makes a big NYC splash

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

August 29, 2006

Weatherhead School of Management's Bold Thinkers Series 2006 sponsored by Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP features Wal-Mart's sustainability initiatives

Tyler Elm, senior director of Corporate Strategy & Business for Wal-Mart, Inc., is the first speaker in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University's 2006 Bold Thinkers Series, sponsored by Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP.

August 28, 2006

Director of government relations participated in prestigious summer program for women in higher education

Adrienne Dziak, director of government relations at Case Western Reserve University, spent part of the summer gathering additional skills and information about improving the status of women in higher education.

August 25, 2006

Fourth annual "Case for Community Day" September 13

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

August 24, 2006

Case Western Reserve University ranks in top 25 of The Washington Monthly's annual college issue

Publication rates schools based on service, research, social mobility Case Western Reserve University ranks in the top 25 of The Washington Monthly College Rankings issue. Out of 245 schools rated, Case is listed at number 25, the top Ohio school...

August 23, 2006

Case Western Reserve University receives record number of undergraduate applications for second straight year

Case Western Reserve University has received a record number of undergraduate applications for the second straight year. Nearly 7,480 undergraduate students applied to Case in 2006—a 4 percent increase in applications over 2005 and a 62 percent increase since fall 2003.

August 22, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals launch start-up venture for innovative cardiac care

CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., a new bioscience start-up company, will commercialize a distinctive technology known as electrocardiographic imaging that was developed by Case Western Reserve University, in association with University Hospitals of Cleveland.

August 21, 2006

Case Western Reserve University Medical School dean accepts position with Stanford

Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has announced he will step down as dean September 15 to accept a position at Stanford University.

August 18, 2006

The Lost History of Contraceptives in America talk at Case

The Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University will host the 2006 Anton and Rose Zverina Lecture, "Bodies of Evidence: Uncovering the Lost History of Contraceptives in America," presented by McGill University historian Andrea Tone.

August 17, 2006

Thinking, acting like a dentist from the first day of class, Case School of Dental Medicine rolls out new curriculum

Dental educators around the country are watching as Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine rolls out its new theme-based curriculum.

August 16, 2006

Beyond Study Abroad: New Initiative Promotes International Learning Experiences for Case Students

Continuing a tradition of support for faculty innovation and student engagement in the world beyond the classroom, the McGregor Fund will underwrite a College of Arts and Sciences initiative to develop new international learning experiences for undergraduates at Case Western Reserve University.

August 15, 2006

Case School of Engineering Professor to participate in prestigious National Academy of Engineering Program

Alexis Abramson selected to attend NAE's Frontiers of Engineering program, which brings together the country's best and brightest young engineers Alexis Abramson, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor of Science and Engineering in the department of mechanical and aerospace...

August 14, 2006

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

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

August 11, 2006

Case's Flight Nursing Academy holds fourth annual Summer Camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

At one-of-a-kind camp, flight nurses simulate treating patients in unstructured environments in order to get used to the real thing

August 09, 2006

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

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

August 08, 2006

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists hold 75th anniversary celebration in Cleveland

Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, city of Cleveland both integral part of the organization's history Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing played an active role in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (AANA) annual...

August 07, 2006

New mammal discovery made by Case paleontologist

Fossils of a new hoofed mammal that resembles a cross between a dog and a hare which once roamed the Andes Mountains in southern Bolivia around 13 million years ago was discovered by Darin A. Croft, assistant professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a research associate at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

August 04, 2006

Ohio's top research universities have $6.2 billion annual impact, new study shows

Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati today released "The Future Starts Here: The Role of the Research Universities in Ohio's Economy," a study of the impact of the state's three largest research universities.

August 03, 2006

Rolling the camera for Case's ethnic studies classes

Gilbert Doho's students in his "Oral Performances and Ethnic Identities" course at Case Western Reserve University learn more about ethnic history and identity than what's in a book. They have to see it first hand.

August 02, 2006

Case art historian pays tribute to Viktor Schreckengost

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

August 01, 2006

Case neuroscientists continue to unravel Alzheimer's damage

Find protein that triggers the unchecked oxidation associated with brain cell death Neuroscientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found evidence of which protein in the brain's immune cells triggers a cascade of reactions that...

July 31, 2006

Attuning to others in the workplace is part of leadership

Doctoral dissertation research from Case Western Reserve University finds Men tend to better predict what their co-workers think about their demonstration of leadership behaviors at work than women, according to a researcher from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School...

July 28, 2006

Two Case students plan to "Cycle for Sudan"

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

July 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University alumna earns Jack Kent Cooke Foundation award

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

July 26, 2006

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

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

July 25, 2006

Case Western Reserve University awarded multimillion-dollar Science and Technology Center by National Science Foundation

The new NSF Science and Technology Center at Case, named the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) at the Case School of Engineering, will be a powerful national presence for research at the crossroads of polymer science and engineering with the physical sciences (called "polymers plus"), and for education of a diverse American workforce that can meet the challenges of emerging multidisciplinary polymer-based technologies.

July 24, 2006

Case School of Engineering lands NIRT grant

Case-led consortium receives grant to develop microscopic, light-powered machines A team led by Case Western Reserve University chemical engineering professor C.C. Liu will receive $1.3 million over the next four years to research and develop novel microscopic machines powered by...

July 21, 2006

Case's Weatherhead School of Management dean to resign effective August 1

Myron J. Roomkin, dean and Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University since November 1, 2004, has announced he will step down as dean August 1 and resume his faculty responsibilities in teaching and research in the department of management and policy studies at the Weatherhead School.

July 20, 2006

Lake Erie's health pulse stressed with winter runoffs

Case Western Reserve University geologist Gerald Matisoff speculates the heavy winter snow melts contribute to the growing "dead zone" problem of low oxygen concentrations in Lake Erie's basin.

July 19, 2006

Case announces new athletic logo

The Case Western Reserve University Athletic Department unveiled a bold new logo and design for its 19 intercollegiate sports teams today. The new logo features an updated Spartan helmet and typeface that highlights the department's movement forward in the...

July 17, 2006

Case Western Reserve University social work professor named senior fellow of national adoption institute

Victor Groza joins the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Victor Groza, a professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University, has joined the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute's Senior Research Fellows Program. He is one of nine esteemed...

July 14, 2006

Case Western Reserve University technology transfer reaches new levels of performance

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, the university's technology transfer office completed 37 licensing and option deals, compared with 26 the previous year, a 42 percent increase.

July 12, 2006

Case Western Reserve University engineering dean to step down

After leading the Case Western Reserve University Case School of Engineering to record highs in fundraising, research expenditures and improved relations with its alumni, Robert F. Savinell will step down as dean effective December 31, 2006, in order to focus on his research in fuel cells and electrochemistry.

July 11, 2006

Tien named newest Ohio Eminent Scholar by Board of Regents

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

July 10, 2006

Democracy requires economic autonomy from the state

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

July 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University nursing school alumna named head of American Nursing Association

Rebecca "Becky" Patton, a Case Western Reserve University nursing school alumna, recently gave her first address as the newly elected president of the American Nursing Association (ANA).

July 06, 2006

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

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

July 05, 2006

Taking ethics from the classroom to the world

Deal is first professor, director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence After an international search, Case Western Reserve University Interim President Gregory Eastwood, M.D., and Dr. Kazuo Inamori, international business leader and founder of the Inamori Foundation,...

June 30, 2006

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

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

June 29, 2006

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent and depression by up to 25 percent, according to research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing by Sandra L. Siedlecki, a nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic.

June 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University names new dean for undergraduate studies

Jeffrey Wolcowitz, senior lecturer in economics and former associate dean and chief planning officer of Harvard College who also served as associate dean for undergraduate education at Harvard University, has been named dean of undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. He begins his new duties Aug. 1.

June 26, 2006

NIH grant aids case law professor in study of therapeutic-enhancement genetic research policies

To find ways to restrict enhancement research and to protect human subjects With support from the National Institutes of Health, a Case Western Reserve University law professor will study ethical differences between therapeutic and enhancement genetic research that involves human...

June 23, 2006

Hiram College, Case enter 3-2 affiliation agreement

To educate Hiram students who want a professional social work education at Case Hiram College and Case Western Reserve University have entered an affiliation agreement that allows fourth-year students at the liberal arts college to finish their senior year...

June 22, 2006

Case's Center for Health Promotion Research to establish the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center

The Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently was awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop...

June 21, 2006

Case's Dean of Arts and Sciences Steps Down

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

June 20, 2006

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

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

June 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University receives CIO 100 award

CIO magazine acknowledges university's innovative IT initiatives CIO magazine announced today that Case Western Reserve University is a 2006 recipient of a CIO 100 award. The annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of...

June 16, 2006

Five Alumni Appointed to Serve on Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees

CLEVELAND—Five Case Western Reserve University alumni have joined their alma mater’s Board of Trustees. John P. Campi, a 1988 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management; Joseph M. Mandato, a 2004 graduate of the Weatherhead School; and Thomas F. McKee,...

June 15, 2006

Ohio's research universities refocusing to generate research, spur economic growth

Case Western Reserve University joins Ohio's public and private research universities that are refocusing doctoral programs to generate world-class research and stimulate economic growth. Members of the Ohio Board of Regents heard details June 15 about the upcoming launch...

June 14, 2006

Dr. Laughlin completes phase 1 clinical trial using umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia

A relatively new source of stem cells has been used to treat leukemia. Mary Laughlin, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and an associate professor of hematology and oncology, and her colleagues at the...

June 13, 2006

Grabowski interviews two Turkish presidents

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

June 09, 2006

Professor Sharona Hoffman named associate dean for academic affairs at Case School of Law

Professor Melvyn Durchslag to Serve as Interim Associate Dean for 2006-07 Academic Year Sharona Hoffman Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-director of its Law-Medicine Center has been named...

"Race-based" medicine holds potential dangers for treatment, says Case Western Reserve University law professor

Physicians and scientists should focus on objectively definable attributes of patients rather than race In June 2005 the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the use of BiDil, a heart failure medication designed exclusively for treating...

June 08, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, area institutions host 2006 NMC Summer Conference

Innovative applications of technology aiding in teaching, learning and expression explored, showcased Examples from "Virtual Reality and The Cleveland Museum of Art:A Festival of Ingenuity" displayed at Research ShowCase 2006 Top-notch technology professionals from campuses around the country have...

June 06, 2006

Forest Hills school children get word smart

With gifts of dictionaries from Case's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Learning a new word a day for Forest Hill Parkway K-8 Elementary School children in Cleveland just got as easy as turning a page in their new dictionaries—a...

June 05, 2006

Will public art museums survive in today's world?

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

June 01, 2006

November Research Greenhouse's construction completed

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

May 30, 2006

Case School of Engineering Dedicates the "Ollie Lobby"

Space named to honor Case alumnus and Sewickley resident, Oliver L. Poppenberg, for more than 50 years of service Oliver L. "Ollie" Poppenberg first came to Case Western Reserve University in 1955. And, although Poppenberg graduated in 1959 with...

May 26, 2006

Incoming class of 2006-2007 to read The Soul of a Chef

Book by Cleveland-based author Michael Ruhlman selected as the Common Reading Case Western Reserve University's 2006-2007 incoming class already has its first assignment of the academic year: they're planning to read The Soul of Chef by Cleveland-based, New York Times...

May 25, 2006

Case's Psychology Department installs fMRI simulation

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

May 24, 2006

Study from Weatherhead School, Federal Reserve examines angel investors' criteria for investing in start-ups

Angel investors want to invest their money in companies with a sustainable competitive advantage, run by strong, experienced management teams, and are located in a region with a relevant industrial base and strong universities. These are among the findings...

May 22, 2006

Professor Sharona Hoffman named co-director, professor Jessica Berg named associate director of Case School of Law’s Law-Medicine Center

Sharona Hoffman Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law has been appointed co-director of the school’s Law-Medicine Center. Jessica Berg, professor of law and bioethics, has been named associate director of...

May 19, 2006

Two emeritus medical school professors at Case share Hovorka prize for exceptional achievements

John H. Kennell, M.D. Amasa B. "Buzz" Ford, M.D. and John H. Kennell, M.D., both emeritus professors of medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, are the 2006 winners of the university's Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka...

Tartakoff's teaching philosophy is to follow the golden rule

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

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

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

Lewandowski strives to create supportive atmosphere for students

John Lewandowski fondly remembers the warm yet competitive atmosphere created by his professors when he was a student in materials science engineering. Now the Leonard Case, Jr. Professor of Engineering in the Case School of Engineering, Lewandowski works hard...

Students honor graduate studies dean with Diekhoff award

Rozek to receive honor for teaching and improving graduate education at Case Since becoming Dean of the School of Graduate Studies 18 months ago, Charles Rozek, has worked to improve campus-wide representation on the Graduate Student Senate and to open...

May 18, 2006

Case's Ohio Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation Partnership awarded $8 million from Third Frontier Program

New funding enhances Northeast Ohio's leadership in developing groundbreaking technology to restore areas of function to the body The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program has announced that Case Western Reserve...

May 17, 2006

Fulbright news brings on sleepless night for Choi

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

May 16, 2006

Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Receives $8 Million from Third Frontier Program to Continue Adult Stem Cell Commercialization Programs

State funding represents a major step forward for joint project of Case, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and Athersys The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program (TFP) announced May 12,...

May 15, 2006

Case School of Engineering announces first Herbold Fellow

Funding from $2 million gift will support new research bridging neuroscience and robot intelligence Start-up packages for new faculty members are increasingly common in higher education these days. Much less common is reinvestment by colleges and universities in their more...

May 12, 2006

The meaning of travel unfolds through film

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

May 09, 2006

First graduates of Weatherhead School's MSM-liberal arts program enthused about exposure to business world

When Alexander DiCaprio receives his Master's of Science in Management (MSM) degree next month from Case's Weatherhead School of Management, he will most likely go on to work in a marketing position for a hi-tech firm. It's quite a...

April 24, 2006

Former Commander General of Abu Ghraib prison to speak

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

April 12, 2006

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

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

April 07, 2006

Dr. Gregory Eastwood Named Interim President of Case Western Reserve University

The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University announced today that it has elected Dr. Gregory L. Eastwood, MED '66, to become Interim President of the University effective June 2, 2006. Eastwood has been President of SUNY Upstate...

April 04, 2006

Case students win Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

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

April 03, 2006

University narrowing list of developers for arts and retail district

Three development teams to be asked to submit final proposals Case's plans for developing an arts and entertainment district in the Ford-Euclid-Mayfield area have taken a step closer to reality, now that the university has identified potential developers for the...

March 22, 2006

Lavelle named APSA Congressional Fellow

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

March 21, 2006

Gift to Case School of Engineering designed to foster student innovation and experiential learning opportunities

Largest-ever donation of nearly $6 million from alumni Larry and Sally Sears to transform electrical engineering education Sally Zlotnick Sears and Larry Sears Training electrical engineering students to be great technology innovators is the lofty goal of every engineering school....

March 20, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Law conference to simulate attack on nation's food supply

Panelists to include government officials, academics, and other experts from the U.S. and Canada Since the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the nation has largely focused its security efforts on preventing further...

March 17, 2006

Case study results in 10 papers for national research meeting

Case dental research network provides access to preventive practices in dental offices Regardless of race, private practice dentists do not discriminate in services they provide their patients, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental...

March 10, 2006

The American obsession with the perfect lawn

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

March 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State, materials group team up to create high-powered ultrasonics center

Center to focus initially on manufacturing processes, physical and chemical materials processing Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and EWI, an engineering and technology research organization based in Columbus, Ohio, are collaborating to establish a Center for...

March 03, 2006

Forum will unite UN Global Compact, Academy of Management, and Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

A forum will be held October 23-25th at Case Western Reserve University that will unite top business leaders and educators to focus on ways of doing business that are both profitable and successful in addressing the world's most pressing...

Case Greek Life Takes Home Top Awards at Conference

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

February 22, 2006

The readiness is all: preparing to move

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

February 21, 2006

University unearths 1915 time capsule at site of West Quad

Capsule contains documents pertaining to founding of Mt. Sinai Hospital and, newspapers Case Western Reserve University President Edward M. Hundert (left) presents to Bennett Yanowitz, chairman of the board of directors for the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, a time...

January 30, 2006

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

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

January 23, 2006

Weatherhead School of Management and Cleveland Clinic launch joint program to train health care management professionals

Health Management Scholars Program will combine Weatherhead MBA, management training at the Clinic Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and The Cleveland Clinic are joining forces to train professionals interested in managing health care institutions. The Weatherhead School...

January 09, 2006

Pulitzer prize-winning author Jared Diamond to deliver 2006 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University

Author to speak on his latest book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies will deliver the 2006 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western...