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August 18, 2010

LEAD Program Enters Second Year

Are you a campus supervisor looking for a way to enhance your skills, meet new colleagues and discover additional ways to support your department? The Learn, Engage, Achieve and Develop (LEAD) Certificate Program for Supervisors could be just the right fit for you.

Tech Transfer Resident Affiliate Ermes Mestroni Taking Lessons Learned Back to Cancer Research Institute in Italy

Summer lessons in the United States, mostly at Case Western Reserve University, have proven to be every bit as valuable as Ermes Mestroni had anticipated.

August 13, 2010

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

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

August 09, 2010

Art History Professor Named
Getty Research Institute Scholar for 2011 Study

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

August 05, 2010

Bradley W. Fralic Named University Controller

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she had appointed Bradley W. Fralic as Case Western Reserve’s permanent Controller. An experienced financial administrator and Certified Public Accountant, Fralic had served as interim Controller since October.

August 02, 2010

Fundraising Grows for Third Straight Year

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

July 29, 2010

Fresh from the University Farm to Tomlinson’s Cafe

As tomatoes and other produce are harvested from the University Farms' new gardens in Hunting Valley, the yield provides fresh products for Bon Appétit’s café in Tomlinson Hall.

July 21, 2010

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

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

July 20, 2010

Civic Engagement Summer Fellows Lend Hand to Cleveland Nonprofit Organizations

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

July 13, 2010

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

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

Water, Water Everywhere for 2010 Year of Water Celebration

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

July 08, 2010

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

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

July 06, 2010

Students Take on the Challenges of the 2010 Baja SAE Competition

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

July 01, 2010

Last Son Takes Silver Ace Award at Las Vegas Film Festival

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

June 29, 2010

Art Historian Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Reflects on Various Stages of Career

Henry Adams, American art historian at Case Western Reserve University, was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize.

June 24, 2010

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

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

June 17, 2010

Nursing School Human Resources Manager Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Kathleen O'Linn, human resources manager at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 16, 2010

Mandel School IT Director Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Carmelo "Tom" Franchina, director of information technology at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 09, 2010

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

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

June 07, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4 Million Commitment to Name Planned New Multi-Functional Field House

Optical science pioneer and Case Western Reserve University Trustee James C. Wyant, PhD, has made a $4 million commitment to name a new field house on campus. The “Wyant Field House” will be a new addition to the North Campus Residential Village.

June 04, 2010

Students from Amsterdam Make Visit and Tour CMHA

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

June 02, 2010

Nurse Educators Changing the World Highlighted in New Book

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

May 25, 2010

Solar Furnace Project Cranks Up the Heat

Four seniors majoring in aerospace and mechanical engineering lined an old satellite TV dish with hundreds of squares of aluminum-coated Mylar. At the end of a 3-foot pipe that rises from the center of the dish, they clamped a box made of a steel bottom and furnace insulation bricks for the sides and top. In the heat of a spring Cleveland sun, the reflected light striking the steel panel pushed temperatures inside the box a past 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.

May 11, 2010

A Degree of Tenacity

Twenty-two years after he registered for classes at Case Western Reserve University, a biomedical engineering student will walk across the stage and receive his diploma at Commencement on Sunday, May 16 in Veale Athletic Center.

May 10, 2010

Case Western Reserve University to Award Three Honorary Degrees

Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees each year at Commencement. These honors are a means of recognizing excellence in any values aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts. This year's recipients are M. Cherif Bassiouni, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Katie Couric.

May 05, 2010

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

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

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

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

Kathryn Lavelle Reflects on Fulbright Experience

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

May 04, 2010

Several Professors Selected to Receive Fulbright Awards

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

Horst von Recum and Colleagues Earn Glennan Fellowship

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

May 03, 2010

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

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

Engineering and Music Major Named Fulbright Scholar

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

Local Food Being Grown at University Farm

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

April 21, 2010

Hudson Relays Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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

April 19, 2010

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Economy with Undergraduates

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

April 08, 2010

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

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

April 01, 2010

Discovery's "Time Warp" Host Comes to Case Western Reserve on April 5

Imagine how campus would look like if everyone moved from class to class at a snail's pace? Find out how things in this world look at a different speed in time during the one-of-a-kind multimedia event with polymath Jeff Lieberman, the exciting host of The Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."

March 31, 2010

Narrative Scholars to Meet in Cleveland for 25th Annual Conference

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

March 15, 2010

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

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

March 10, 2010

Nobel Laureate in Economics Offers Early Childhood Formula for the Country’s Economic Success

Early development of social skills and intelligence has its long-range economic payoffs, according to Nobel Laureate James Heckman. He offers an equation on human capital development as a way to secure America's economic future. The public can learn about his ideas for building the future when he gives the free, public talk, "The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education," sponsored by the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

March 05, 2010

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

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

March 04, 2010

RecyleMania Competition Passes Halfway Point

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

March 03, 2010

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

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

CWRU Niagara International Moot Court Members Get to Finals

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

March 02, 2010

Nicola Lacetera Earns Glennan Fellowship

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

February 26, 2010

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

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

February 25, 2010

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

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

February 23, 2010

Research at Case Western Reserve University Examines
What Motivates Blood Donation

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

February 16, 2010

New Material Absorbs, Conserves Oil

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

February 15, 2010

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Dental Researcher Finds Switch
That Turns on the Spread of Cancer

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. The process called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor. Theprocess called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor.

February 10, 2010

Older Female Cancer Survivors Have Added Health Issues Compared to Their Counterparts

A recently published study from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found 245 older married women who survived cancer had more health problems as compared to a sample of 245 married women without cancer.

February 03, 2010

Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community

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

February 02, 2010

Author Henry Petroski to Give
Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Distinguished Lecture

What do the Cavs have to do with Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Distinguished Lecture by renowned author and engineer Henry Petroski? From the hoops to LeBron James' shoes, basketball evolved into a high-powered sport from James Naismith's game idea for two peach baskets and a soccer ball. Basketball is among topics Petroski tackles from an engineer's perspective on the design of products and ideas. Petroski will address these issues during his free public talk, "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure and Sources of Success and Failure," on Wednesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

January 29, 2010

Inaugural CAPS Class Awarded Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management

The inaugural group of employees to attain the Case Western Reserve University Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) program Certificate of Achievement in Financial Management were recently recognized.

January 27, 2010

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

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

January 25, 2010

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

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

January 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Transitioning to Google Apps

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

January 21, 2010

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

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

January 20, 2010

Case Western Reserve Employees Help Charity Choice Campaign Surpass Goal

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

January 19, 2010

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

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

January 14, 2010

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

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

Campus Community Can Contribute to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

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

January 04, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.

December 23, 2009

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

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

Technology Transfer Office Hosts Networking Event with Group from Italy

A recent visit of a 10-person delegation from Italy to Case Western Reserve University was a networking success.

December 22, 2009

Mandel Student Provides a Gift of Memories

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

December 21, 2009

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

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

December 18, 2009

Theorists propose a new way to shine—and a new kind of star

Dying, for stars, has just gotten more complicated. For some stellar objects, the final phase before or instead of collapsing into a black hole may be what a group of physicists is calling an electroweak star.

Case Western Reserve, OneCommunity Bring Free Wireless to Hopkins Airport

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

December 17, 2009

Prestigious NEH Fellowships Aid Humanities Faculty's Book Projects

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

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

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

December 16, 2009

Researchers Take the Inside Route to Halt Bleeding

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

December 14, 2009

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

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

Case Western Reserve University Grants Option to Startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. for Insulin Analog Therapies

Case Western Reserve University has granted an 18-month, exclusive option to startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. regarding a portfolio of insulin analogs. The company must reach certain milestones in order to exercise its option to obtain an exclusive license on therapies designed to help patients with diabetes.

December 11, 2009

Two Alumni Compete on Reality Program Showcasing Cleveland

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

December 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's International Resident Affiliate Program Continues Providing Valuable Technology Transfer Experience

The university's Technology Transfer Office, through its International Resident Affiliate Program, provides sponsoring organizations with a way for selected participants to experience first-hand how valuable research can smoothly transfer into commercial enterprise. Technology transfer is a young but emerging concept in much of Europe.

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

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

December 09, 2009

Modeling Drug Use in a Virtual City Has Potential to Shape Policies

Anthropologist Lee Hoffer watches drug deals in a virtual city neighborhood on his computer at Case Western Reserve University. But, what looks like a computer game are real drug activities constructed from research data Hoffer has collected from fieldwork with heroin dealers. Hoffer's model has brought about innovative ways of thinking about heroin use and the illegal market distributing the drug.

December 07, 2009

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

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

December 04, 2009

Light Year is Newest Work in Putnam Sculpture Collection

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

December 03, 2009

KSL Remains Committed to Updating Technology Resources for Campus Community

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

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

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

December 02, 2009

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

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

November 30, 2009

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

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

November 24, 2009

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

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

November 23, 2009

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

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

November 20, 2009

Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community

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

November 19, 2009

Mandel School Graduate Students See Work Study Stipends Increase

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

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

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

November 18, 2009

NSF Supports Case Western Reserve University's IDEAL

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

November 17, 2009

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

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

November 16, 2009

KSL Adapts to Research, Instructional Needs of Campus Community

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

November 13, 2009

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

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

November 12, 2009

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

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

November 11, 2009

Recording the Histories of Flora Stone Mather Women

Six students in American Studies Professor Gladys Haddad's SAGES seminar, "Women's Education at CWRU: The Flora Stone Mather Oral History Project," will learn historical research by taking in-depth oral histories of six alumnae.

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

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

November 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve Pays Tribute to Those Who Have Served on Veterans Day

In honor of the men and women who've served the United States through military service, the Binary Walkway, which serves as the gateway to the Case Western Reserve University campus at Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, will be lined with flags and signs on Veterans Day, Wednesday. Nov. 11.

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

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

November 06, 2009

Stephen Post to Share Reasons Why Good Things Happen to Good People on Nov. 13

Stephen Post, author of "Why Good Things Happen to Good People," will share his philosophy about why doing good deeds results in good karma during a talk on campus next week.

Virtual Coaching to Help Patients Talk to Doctors

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

November 05, 2009

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

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

November 04, 2009

White House Advisor Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Looks Ahead to Health Care Reform and Evolving Physician-Patient Relationships

The Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. presents Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Office of Management and Budget. His brother is Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff.

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

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

Case in Point to Perform National Anthem at Cavs Game Nov. 5

Case in Point is scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls basketball game at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Quicken Loans Arena.

Autumn Leaf Detail Leads to Rich Spring Soil

What comes up blooming in spring has its start with those leaf blowers in full action now around campus. The 20 employees on the grounds crew will be working 800 hours from now until the first snowfall to collect the leaves and branches and carting off some 900 cubic yards of leaves from the 74 acres of lawns around campus.

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

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

November 03, 2009

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

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

October 30, 2009

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

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

October 29, 2009

Vice President for Financial Planning Announced

Chief Financial Officer John Sideras announced recently that Donald Stewart has been named Case Western Reserve University's new Vice President for Financial Planning. Stewart comes to Cleveland from Brown University, where he served as Director of Academic Resources for five years.

October 28, 2009

Leutner Dining Commons Renovation Project to Result in More Open Space, Flexibility

In partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company, Case Western Reserve University's food service provider, a complete renovation of the existing north campus dining facility, Leutner Commons, began this week.

October 27, 2009

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

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

Interim Law School Dean to Continue Until June 2011

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

October 22, 2009

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

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

October 21, 2009

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

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

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

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

Students to Present Cutting-edge Research in Celebration of BME's 40th Anniversary

Students will present cutting-edge research as part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering's 40th Anniversary celebration tomorrow.

October 20, 2009

A Brief Encounter, A Foot in the Door

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

Case Western Reserve Awarded $1.57M for Corneal Infection Research

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

October 14, 2009

Baker-Nord Center for Humanities Focuses on "Green" For 2009 Humanities Week

Andrew Light, the author of Environmental Values and an internationally recognized expert on environmental policy and ethics, will give the keynote address for Humanities Week 2009, sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. His free, public talk begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 22, in Amasa Stone Chapel.

October 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $20.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University has received a $20.5 million gift from Donald Goodman, DDS (DEN '45) and Ruth Weber Goodman. The Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund will reside at the University and the Cleveland Foundation. Income will be used to support education and research programs at the schools of medicine and dental medicine.

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

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

October 12, 2009

W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia Appointed as New Case Western Reserve University Trustees

Industrial executive W. Nicholas "Nick" Howley and Hemant Kanakia, a technology venture capitalist and Case Western Reserve University alumnus, have joined Case Western Reserve's board as newly appointed trustees.

October 09, 2009

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

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

October 08, 2009

Libraries Support Research, Scholarship Endeavors of Campus Community

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

October 07, 2009

Case Western Reserve Gears Up for GreenFest 2009

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

October 05, 2009

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

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

October 02, 2009

Herman Stein Leaves Social Work Legacy for Generations to Come

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

September 30, 2009

Art Historian Observes China's Growth in Art Museums During Fulbright-Luce Fellowship

As Art Historian David Carrier drank his coffee and tapped into the Internet at a Starbucks in Beijing, he thought about how the Western world has exported many things to the Far East, from fast-food hamburgers, coffee lattes and pizza to the cultural highbrow of the public art museum. An account of his observations of China's burgeoning art museums will appear in the article, "Some Museums in China, Macau, and Taiwan," for the October issue of Curator.

September 29, 2009

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

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

September 25, 2009

Campus Safety Awareness Month Continues with Sept. 30 Luncheon

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

September 23, 2009

Logistical Details for 7th Annual Case for Community Day

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

September 22, 2009

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

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

September 21, 2009

Doctoral Project Finds Poetry Transcends Life's Burdens

Caregivers of family members with dementia put their pens to paper, wrote poetry and found it beneficial in helping them cope.

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

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

September 18, 2009

University Librarian Prepares to Retire

When Joanne Eustis arrived at Case Western Reserve University in August 1998, students and faculty were trying to find the best information and resources to support their teaching, research, and scholarship. As she approaches her retirement later this fall, Eustis says that same sentiment still holds true.

September 16, 2009

University Art Historian Offers DVD Lecture Tour on London's National Gallery

Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.

September 15, 2009

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

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

September 14, 2009

New Exhibit Tells the Story of Human Struggles to Control Fertility

Humans have privately struggled throughout time to control or enhance their fertility. Yet private behavior depends upon an array of public circumstances. "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America"--a new exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum at Case Western Reserve University--examines 200 years of the history of contraception in the United States.

September 09, 2009

Importance of Fire Safety Stressed During Campus Safety Awareness Month

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

September 08, 2009

Jamaica Kincaid Will Give 2009 Annual Anisfield-Wolf/SAGES Lecture

Internationally acclaimed author and garden writer Jamaica Kincaid launches this year's humanities theme of Culture of Green: Nature and the Environment--a discussion probing humanity's relationship to nature--presented by the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University.

September 04, 2009

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

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

September 02, 2009

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

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

August 31, 2009

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

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

August 28, 2009

Campus Community Encouraged to Participate in Campus Safety Month Initiative

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

August 26, 2009

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

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

August 21, 2009

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

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

August 18, 2009

Infants Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine Reach Their Teens

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

August 07, 2009

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

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

August 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Intelligence Expert Receives Kudos from Mensa

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

August 04, 2009

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

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

July 31, 2009

History Department's Besse Fellow Expands Baseball History Entry for Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

As the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History, Stephanie Liscio has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. The league was the first official professional black baseball league in the country.

July 28, 2009

AVP of Information Technology Services Completes the 2009 HERS Bryn Mawr Institute

Joan McFaul , associate vice president of Information Technology Services, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute. The Summer Institute, a 34-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is one of the premier residential professional development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.

July 27, 2009

Alumni and Friends Increase Support for Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's alumni and friends continue to provide generous support for research and scholarship even amid challenging economic times. The university's philanthropy totaled $108.7 million, marking the second consecutive year that the university raised more than $100 million. The amount also sets a new record for the second-highest total in the university's history.

July 24, 2009

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

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

July 22, 2009

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

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

July 21, 2009

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

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

July 15, 2009

Case School of Engineering to Build Nitinol Research and Education Specialty

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

July 14, 2009

Civic Engagement Fellows to Provide Day of Service in Cleveland

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

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

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

July 13, 2009

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

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

July 07, 2009

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

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

June 30, 2009

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

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

June 29, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces Leadership Change in Enrollment

New York University has named Vice President of Enrollment Randall C. Deike its inaugural Vice President of Enrollment Management. He begins his new position September 1. Provost Bud Baeslack also announced today that Robert McCullough, the university's director of undergraduate admissions, has agreed to serve as the interim Vice President of Enrollment when Deike departs.

June 24, 2009

School of Law Hosts Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy

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

June 18, 2009

Donald Chenelle Receives
President's Award for Distinguished Service

Donald Chenelle is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. For more than 35 years, he has helped undergraduate students find ways to pay for their education at Case Western Reserve University.

June 17, 2009

Denise Douglas Receives President's Award for Distinguished Service

Denise Douglas is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. She makes it a point to serve as a mentor to young women and students in the campus community.

June 15, 2009

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

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

June 12, 2009

More Than 100 Honored During Annual Staff Service Awards Brunch

Case Western Reserve University recently honored more than 100 staff members for their long-term years of service. Those who have been with the university for 10, 25, 35, and 45 years received certificates, as well as special gifts or proclamations during Wednesday's Staff Service Awards Brunch.

June 11, 2009

University Historian Retires After 41 Years of Service

Richard Baznik, Case Western Reserve University's designated historian, will retire at the end of the month after 41 years on campus.

June 09, 2009

Treating Gum Disease Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

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

June 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5 Million
from Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Charles "Bud" Koch

Charles "Bud" Koch, chair of Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Katie, have made a $5 million commitment to the university. Their gift will support a capital project to enhance the student and campus experience.

June 04, 2009

Case Western Reserve Team Wins Autonomous Lawnmower Competition

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawnmower Team recently won the Sixth Annual ION Robotic Lawnmower Competition.

June 03, 2009

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

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

May 26, 2009

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

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

May 22, 2009

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

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

May 21, 2009

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

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

May 20, 2009

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

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

May 19, 2009

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Graduates Inaugural Class

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University graduated its inaugural class of physician-investigators on Sunday, May 17, as part of Case Western Reserve's Commencement ceremonies.

May 15, 2009

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

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

May 13, 2009

Physicist, Biologist Named Wittke Award Recipients

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

May 12, 2009

Two School of Medicine Professors Honored with Jackson Award

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

May 11, 2009

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

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

May 08, 2009

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

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

May 07, 2009

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

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

May 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Awards 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize to Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University has named global human rights, health care, sustainability and corporate responsibility advocate Mary Robinson the recipient of the 2009 Inamori Ethics Prize. A former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Robinson was also the first female president of Ireland and helped change the face of Anglo-Irish relations there.

May 05, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University Announces Nearly $9 Million in New Gifts

Case Western Reserve University has received $8.75 million in new gifts from prominent local and national philanthropists. During an evening reception for Case Western Reserve University's leadership donors at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building on May 4, President Barbara R. Snyder announced the major new gifts to the School of Medicine. She also gave a heartfelt thank you to other donors for their continued major support of the university.

University to Recognize Long-term Employees with Certificate

Case Western Reserve University plans to formally recognize its 35-, 45- and 50-year staff members with a certificate and recognition at the annual Staff Service Awards Brunch in June.

May 04, 2009

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

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

May 01, 2009

$1.5 Million Gift to Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Accelerates Medical Discoveries in Cardiac Patient Care through Translational Research

The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force Releases Final Feasibility Study on Offshore Wind Pilot Project

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, chair of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, along with Ronn Richard, president and CEO of The Cleveland Foundation, Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering, and Ralf Krueger, CEO of juwi Wind US Corporation (operating locally also as JW Great Lakes Wind LLC), announced the release of a year-long Feasibility Study on an offshore wind turbine Pilot Project in Lake Erie.

April 30, 2009

Graduation is a Family Reunion for Dental Student

Graduation from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 17, is going to be a big family reunion for Yuan Tao, who has lived thousands of miles apart from her husband in California and four-year old daughter in China over the past four years.

April 29, 2009

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

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

April 28, 2009

Three Honored in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

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

April 23, 2009

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

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

Behind the Doors of Anatomy Class

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

April 22, 2009

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

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

April 21, 2009

Cleveland Asian Pacific Islanders Minority Health Initiative Earns Community Outreach Grant

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

April 20, 2009

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

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

April 16, 2009

Intersections Symposium to Feature Research of More than 400 Undergraduates

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

April 15, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Traditional Panel Discussions, Digital Options

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

April 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Engineers Hit Pay Dirt Playing with Clay

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

Case Western Reserve University Names
First Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation

Case Western Reserve University has announced the appointment of Mario Garcia-Sanz as the inaugural Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation at the Case School of Engineering.

Mather Park Dedication Set for Wednesday, April 15

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

April 13, 2009

O'Neill Foundation Grant Will Keep on Giving

Recent support from the William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation will greatly enhance the ability of the Case Western Reserve University Great Lakes Energy Institute to secure significant funding for research, economic development, and education that focuses on the generation, storage, and distribution of sustainable energy.

April 10, 2009

Campus Community Invited to LEED Certification Celebration Monday, April 13

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

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

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

April 09, 2009

University Researchers Have Opportunity to Apply for Federal Stimulus Funding

As the United States tries to get back on track during an economic downturn, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) offers Case Western Reserve University researchers an opportunity to demonstrate how their projects can contribute to improving the economy.

April 08, 2009

Senior Class Gift Leaves Sustainable Legacy

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

April 07, 2009

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

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

April 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve Inaugural Writing Week Commences April 15

Beginning April 15, the campus community is invited to attend lectures, readings, and other special events celebrating the diverse forms of writing that support and define the work of a major research university such as Case Western Reserve University.

April 03, 2009

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

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

April 02, 2009

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

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

March 31, 2009

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

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

March 30, 2009

Third Federal Savings and Loan Chairman to Address Housing Crisis

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

March 26, 2009

Wain Journalism Series Continues with Tina Brown Talk on April 1

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

March 25, 2009

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

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

March 24, 2009

Web Content Developer Earns Community Outreach Grant

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

March 23, 2009

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

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

March 20, 2009

School of Dental Medicine Looking for 100 Youths Who Need Braces

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

March 19, 2009

Research!America President to Give Keynote Address at Research ShowCASE

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

March 17, 2009

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

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

March 16, 2009

Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for Intersections Symposium

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

March 11, 2009

"Cross-Fire" Panel of Insiders to Preview "Trial of the Century"

With the long-anticipated international war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in The Hague and the first Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial in Phnom Penh both set to begin later this month, Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group have assembled a panel of leading experts and insiders to preview these historic trials.

March 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve Leads RecycleMania Category
Two Weeks in a Row

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

March 09, 2009

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

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

March 06, 2009

Case Western Reserve Students Contribute to Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans

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

March 05, 2009

Four Electric Vehicles Join Campus Fleet

The Department of Facilities Services and the Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life recently purchased four new vehicles that travel up to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Although these vehicles would not win any races, the fact that they send out zero emissions means they'll put Case Western Reserve University on the road to reducing its carbon footprint.

March 03, 2009

Screen Actors Guild President Returns to Cleveland

Screen Actors Guild President and theater alumnus Alan Rosenberg (ADL '72) is returning to Case Western Reserve University. The actor, whose screen credits include LA Law, Cybill and The Guardian, will appear on campus at noon on Thursday, March 5, for a free public talk.

March 02, 2009

Former Surgeon General, Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Deliver Commencement Speech

As a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, 16th Surgeon General David Satcher will return to his alma mater to inspire a new class of graduates when he delivers the 2009 Commencement speech at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 17, in Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center on the Case Western Reserve campus.

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

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

February 27, 2009

Faculty Senate Approves Key Mentoring Initiatives

The Faculty Senate unanimously voted Thursday to endorse a mentoring guidebook for faculty, generated by the Graduate Student Senate, and to encourage a culture of mentoring at the university.

February 26, 2009

School of Medicine Mentoring Group Earns Community Outreach Grant

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

February 24, 2009

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

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

Toni Morrison Read-In Scheduled for Wednesday on Campus

Marilyn Sanders Mobley, a Toni Morrison scholar, will lead the Case Western Reserve University community in a "Toni Morrison Read-In" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Clark Hall, Room 206.

February 23, 2009

Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series Brings Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
to PlayhouseSquare for Free Talk

The Baker-Nord Center/Cleveland Foundation Lecture Series presents Mohsin Hamid, 2008 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award® recipient for his novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, who will give a free public lecture entitled "Literature, Pakistan, Islam and 'The West'" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, at the Idea Center™ at PlayhouseSquare.

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

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

February 20, 2009

Project Submissions Up
for Research ShowCASE 2009

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

February 19, 2009

Two Case Western Reserve Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

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

February 16, 2009

Physics Chair Named APS Fellow, AAAS Speaker

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

February 13, 2009

John F. Sideras Named Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that she has named John F. Sideras the university's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sideras had served in the role on an interim basis since last May, and emerged as the top choice after a six-month search that yielded impressive candidates from across the country.

Floyd Sandford Brings His One-man
Darwin Remembers Show to Cleveland

As part of its year-long series of events to honor the life and contributions of Charles Darwin, Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is bringing Floyd Sandford to Cleveland to perform his acclaimed one-man show, Darwin Remembers--Recollections of a Life's Voyage, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum.

February 12, 2009

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

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

Engineers Week Is Off and Running Sunday, February 15, at Case Western Reserve University

Engineers Week at the Case Western Reserve University takes off at a sprinter's pace with its own Fun Run. Known as the Pi Mile Run, it is an annual race of approximately 3.14 miles (3.14 is also the numerical value of pi), or five kilometers, designed to benefit Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs.

February 11, 2009

Undergraduate Accounting Program Among Nation's Best

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

February 09, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Recognized For Community Engagement

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

February 05, 2009

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

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

February 04, 2009

Local Couple Donates $7.5 Million to Weatherhead School of Management

Case Western Reserve University announces a $7.5 million commitment from Fairmount Minerals President and CEO, Charles D. Fowler '90 and his wife, Charlotte, to support Sustainable Enterprise initiatives at the Weatherhead School of Management. This gift will add significantly to the university's ongoing efforts in Sustainable Business and Social Entrepreneurship. Mr. Fowler is a graduate of the Weatherhead Executive MBA program and a member of Case's Board of Trustees.

February 03, 2009

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

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

February 02, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced today that undergraduate tuition will increase 2.9 percent in 2009-2010, the lowest hike in more than 20 years.

January 30, 2009

Gregory Tochtrop Awarded Glennan Fellowship

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

January 28, 2009

All Schools, Departments Invited to Submit Proposals for Research ShowCASE

From history to medicine to music, all academic fields represented at Case Western Reserve University involve some sort of research. That's why the organizers of Research ShowCASE 2009 are encouraging wide-ranging projects and scholarship for this year's event.

January 27, 2009

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

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

January 26, 2009

Science is Fun! Family Day Receives Community Outreach Grant

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

January 22, 2009

Campus Debuts Safe Ride Program

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

January 21, 2009

Staff Member Celebrates 45 Years of Employment

When Mary Lou Cantini began working as a secretary at the Case Institute of Technology, it was supposed to be a temporary situation. Her plan was to save money for her young family by working a few years before staying home full time with her children. Even the most thought-out plans change. Yesterday, she celebrated 45 years of employment with the university at a surprise party hosted by her colleagues and friends.

January 20, 2009

Weatherhead Foundations Make $2 Million Commitment to Support Management and Medicine at Case Western Reserve

The Weatherhead Foundation and the Albert J. Weatherhead III Foundation, headed by Albert J. Weatherhead III, emeritus trustee and friend of Case Western Reserve University, have donated $2 million to the university to further fund respective endowments at the Weatherhead School of Management and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

"Change" Has Special Meaning for 105-year-old Alumna

Ella Mae Johnson, the university's oldest African-American alumna, is in Washington, D.C., today to watch Barack Obama become the 44th president of the United States.

January 16, 2009

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

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

January 15, 2009

Music Lecturer to Play at Inaugural Luncheon

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

January 14, 2009

CCEL Assistant Director Prepares to Join Millions on the Streets of Washington, D.C., for the Presidential Inauguration

The upcoming presidential inauguration has stirred the interest of millions of Americans, including some members of the Case Western Reserve University community, who are taking part in special ways. Today, learn more about how Janice Eatman-Williams plans to participate.

January 12, 2009

Timken Company Chair to Speak at Case Western Reserve January 15

The Office of the President at Case Western Reserve University will present "Business Ethics and Leadership," a lecture by Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr., chair of the Timken Company, at 4 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The event is free and open to the public.

January 09, 2009

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

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

January 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve Professor Explores Schistosomiasis Elimination in NEJM Perspective

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

January 07, 2009

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

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

January 06, 2009

Kelly McMann Awarded Glennan Fellowship

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

January 05, 2009

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

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

December 24, 2008

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

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

December 23, 2008

For Case Western Reserve LPN, Degree Decades in the Making

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

December 22, 2008

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

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

December 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia

In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."

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

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

December 18, 2008

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

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

December 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 16, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor David Cooperrider Speaks to Management Educators at World Conference in New York

Out of the gloom of the current world-wide financial crisis is an opportunity for business and management educators to prepare future business leaders through social responsibility and sustainable initiatives. Case Western Reserve University Professor David Cooperrider delivered this message at the United Nations' Global Forum for Responsible Management Education in New York City.

December 15, 2008

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

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

December 12, 2008

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

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

New Initiative Helps Women Staff Develop Leadership Skills

Although Women in Leadership Week recently wrapped up at Case Western Reserve University, eight women who were accepted into the new Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI) will spend the rest of the academic year gaining first-hand knowledge about becoming future leaders on campus.

December 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Earns 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service

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

December 10, 2008

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

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

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 09, 2008

Standard & Poor's Takes Note of Case Western Reserve University's Financial Progress

Case Western Reserve University's recent financial success this week drew positive notice from Standard & Poor's. The independent provider of credit ratings has announced that it will maintain the university's AA- long-term rating, and revise its outlook from "negative" to "stable." The improved outlook should translate to lower borrowing costs for the institution going forward.

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 05, 2008

Lisa Huisman Koops Awarded Glennan Fellowship

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

December 03, 2008

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

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

NetWellness.org premieres new HIV/AIDS Center for consumers

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

December 02, 2008

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

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

November 25, 2008

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

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

November 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 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 03, 2008

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

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

October 31, 2008

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

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

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.

October 29, 2008

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

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

October 27, 2008

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

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

October 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

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

Case Western Reserve University eliminates $20 million deficit

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that Case Western Reserve University completed the 2008 Fiscal Year with a budget surplus of $127,000, a sharp turnaround from the previous year's $20 million deficit.

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

Gary J. Simson to Step Down as Dean of School of Law

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack said today that Gary J. Simson has announced his resignation as dean, effective at the end of this academic semester. Starting today, Robert H. Rawson Jr. will serve as Special Advisor to the Provost for the School of Law; he will become interim dean once Simson steps down. President Snyder expressed her appreciation on behalf of the law school and the University for Simson's work over the last two years. Under his leadership the law school raised $1.8 million in the first quarter of this year, and this year's entering class has one of the highest academic credentials in the school's history. Simson will remain in his position as a tenured professor of law.

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 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.

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 19, 2008

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

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

September 18, 2008

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

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

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

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

September 16, 2008

Collaboration helps police address job stress

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

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

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

September 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve groups volunteer together to serve community

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

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

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

September 12, 2008

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

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

September 11, 2008

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

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

Case Western Reserve University approves film minor

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

September 09, 2008

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

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

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 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 22, 2008

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

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

August 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 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.

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.

Case Western Reserve employee honored with regional student employment association's Outstanding Service Award

Susan Alexander, assistant director of financial aid for student employment at Case Western Reserve University, was recently presented with the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators.

July 30, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

July 16, 2008

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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 20, 2008

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

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

June 19, 2008

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

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

June 06, 2008

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

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

June 05, 2008

Chemistry research builds on understanding electrocatalysis in fuel cells and corrosion

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

June 04, 2008

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

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

June 02, 2008

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

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

May 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.

May 23, 2008

Engineering physics major, Karen Vaughn, wins NSF Fellowship

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

May 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

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 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.

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

April 24, 2008

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

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

April 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 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 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.

April 14, 2008

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

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

April 11, 2008

Will commitment to endow chemistry professorship at Case Western Reserve University

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

April 10, 2008

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.

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 Western Reserve University, Research Partners Conclude Pivotal Cornea Research Study

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

March 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve University to host first Relay For Life event

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

March 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

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.