Entries in "Science"
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 13, 2009
As part of its year-long series of events to honor the life and contributions of Charles Darwin, Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is bringing Floyd Sandford to Cleveland to perform his acclaimed one-man show, Darwin Remembers--Recollections of a Life's Voyage, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum.
January 26, 2009
The Science is Fun! Family Day program has received a Community Outreach Grant. The program helps entire families experience the fun side of science and math.
December 01, 2008
Students utilize left and right sides of their brains in Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Institute of Art Class
Uniting the scientist's left brain thinking with the artist's right brain creativity has resulted in a number of environmentally based art installations and projects in Biology 312, a course offered jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
November 03, 2008
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 17, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.
Center for Layered Polymeric Systems sponsors first industrial showcase at Case Western Reserve University
The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is presenting its first Industrial Showcase on Tuesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kent Hale Smith Building.
October 13, 2008
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
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.
August 25, 2008
Charles Darwin and evolution—the man and his ideas such as natural selection—will be highlighted at Case Western Reserve University this coming academic year. The university will celebrate Darwin’s legacy and influence during the 2008-09 Year of Darwin and Evolution.
August 14, 2008
Case Western Reserve University officially opens each academic year with its Annual Fall Convocation; this year the tradition will double as the launch of the university's 2008-2009 Year of Darwin and Evolution.
June 05, 2008
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.
May 23, 2008
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 21, 2008
Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million on Tuesday, May 20, by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.
April 30, 2008
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 is planning a yearlong celebration to help mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth -- and the 150th anniversary of the publication (November 24, 1859) of his influential book On the Origin of Species -- and has launched a Web site with the first details of events to be conducted on campus from fall 2008 to summer 2009.
April 17, 2008
Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been named winner of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science, citing her for her "pioneering contributions in understanding the connections between hierarchical structure and properties of polymers, their blends and composites."
April 16, 2008
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
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
Now reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Boston…senior Yvette Cendes
Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence Krauss—a writer of popular science books—may have some future competition for the bestsellers' list. Recently the National Science Writers Association (NASW) chose senior physics major Yvette Cendes as one of 10 undergraduates to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.
March 27, 2008
Students at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights are continuing to build and tweak a robot they entered in last week's Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cleveland State University with the help of a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and students.
March 11, 2008
First professorship in energy innovation at Case Western Reserve University endowed by Maltz Family Foundation
Case Western Reserve University has received a grant of $2 million from the Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland to establish the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professorship in Energy Innovation, the university's first endowed professorship in energy. As an anchor of the new Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation, the professorship serves as the cornerstone for the university's energy program and will provide leadership for the program's academic and research nucleus.
March 06, 2008
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability -- meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid -- in the March 7, 2008, issue of "Science." one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering all aspects of science.
February 25, 2008
Case Western Reserve University physicists and others from the Cryrogenic Dark Matter Search experiment announced they have regained the lead in the worldwide race to find the particles that make up dark matter. The CDMS experiment, located a half-mile underground in a Minnesota mine, again sets the world's best constraints on the properties of dark matter candidates.
Case Western Reserve physicists compete against, collaborate with each other in search for dark matter
A race is on in Case Western Reserve University's physics department and around the world to be the first research group to capture signals from WIMPs (weakly interactive massive particles)—the substance that comprises dark matter.
February 18, 2008
The university's sustainability office and deltaE, an undergraduate club aimed at making positive changes in campus energy consumption, recently constructed a project that demonstrates just how much energy one small item consumes.
February 13, 2008
John Oshchypok made a final cheer for his alma mater when he made a bequest of $1.1 million gift to advance energy-related research in the chemistry department. Oshchypok, as a young chemistry major at the former Case Institute of Technology, raised school spirit as the "A" on the Case cheering squad and urged the Rough Riders down the field for touchdowns in the early 1950's.
February 08, 2008
The world is constantly abuzz with particles in motion. Peter Kotelenez, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has applied his mathematical knowledge to explain this motion.
February 01, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's common reading selection -- and its annual Fall Convocation speaker -- for 2008 will help kick off the university's yearlong celebration of Charles Darwin.
January 18, 2008
In the January 18th issue of "Molecular Cell", Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Kristian E. Baker, Ph.D. challenges molecular biology's established body of evidence and widely-accepted model for nonsense-mediated messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) decay.
January 04, 2008
Research by Case School of Engineering professors, VA collaborators earn cover of prestigious science publication
An interdisciplinary team from the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center earned the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
December 21, 2007
NASA has selected Case Western Reserve University geophysicist Steven A. Hauck II as one of 23 "participating scientists" to join a team collecting and analyzing data from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.
December 11, 2007
Ten Nobel laureates, two dozen other eminent scientists and the leaders of many of America's pre-eminent scientific organizations -- including Case Western Reserve University -- have joined a coalition of business leaders, writers and elected officials of both major political parties in a call for a science-based presidential debate in 2008.
November 16, 2007
Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
November 14, 2007
Peter Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics, biology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, is on a quest to find out how "cells make sense of the barrages of signaling molecules they encounter every day."
November 12, 2007
Case Western Reserve faculty member, alumnus receive NIH funds to establish Center for Social Science Research on HIV in Uganda
Janet McGrath and Charles Rwabukwali (GRS '93 and '97, anthropology), associate professor of sociology at the Makerere University in Kampala, are co-investigators on a new five-year, $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Global Partnerships for Social Science Research on AIDS.
November 09, 2007
Observatory built by team including Case physicists links highest energy cosmic ray particles to giant black holes
Case Western Reserve University Physicist Corbin Covault and his research group are part of an international collaboration that has built the world's largest cosmic ray observatory in Argentina. This collaboration has recently reported a major discovery that apparently tracks the origins of near speed-of-light cosmic ray particles to a special type of massive black hole, called Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), found in some nearby galaxies
November 06, 2007
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center receive $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis.
November 02, 2007
Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.
October 31, 2007
How can some people live at high altitudes and thrive while others struggle to obtain enough oxygen to function?
October 29, 2007
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals' Visual Sciences Research Center gets major boost
The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are celebrating the grand opening of their newly-renovated Visual Sciences Research Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Performance Area and Hall.
October 22, 2007
David T. Scadden, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group established by the National Academies of Science to analyze health issues and make recommendations on policy.
October 18, 2007
Researchers from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a new national study that has analyzed more than 18,000 genes, including 5,000 previously unmapped genes, from breast and colorectal tumors.
September 24, 2007
Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan's work with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in skeletal research and its potential use in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (B.S. '49, physics) has donated $1.6 million to the College of Arts and Sciences.
September 11, 2007
Students, faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences are committed to community outreach.
August 24, 2007
Case Western Reserve University and the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County (BOCC) and have entered into an agreement that could make Ohio - and especially Northeast Ohio - a national and international focal point for energy innovation and a world leader in technologies that provide sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.
August 22, 2007
High blood pressure or hypertension is often called a silent killer because its symptoms are not always noticeable, but it can lead to potentially deadly problems. In a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), MetroHealth physicians used electronic medical records to examine the charts of 14,000 children. They discovered hypertension was undiagnosed in three-quarters of the pediatric patients.
July 25, 2007
When organizers of the Aspen Center for Physics gave a briefing on how to act when encountering bears, Idit Zehavi, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of astronomy, absorbed the information but filed it away as something she would probably never have to use.
June 20, 2007
"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 printed pages with a host of calculations, the research may solve the information loss paradox that has perplexed physicists for the past 40 years.
June 15, 2007
Mokolo, a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gorilla, sits as quietly as a Rodin "Thinker." Elena Hoellein, a Case Western Reserve University biology graduate student, also appears as pensive, but is actually recording every move 19-year-old Mokolo and his companion, 22-year-old Bebac, make—some behaviors so subtle that many Zoo visitors miss them.
May 22, 2007
When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon.
A catastrophic mudflow some 25 to 28 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.
May 18, 2007
Using skills similar to those of a crime scene investigator, Beverly Saylor, Case Western Reserve University geologist, observed the geological formations and strata patterns across a remote area of Ethiopia recently. She was reconstructing the environment where ancient animals and hominids once lived.
May 04, 2007
Undergraduate engineering student at Case Western Reserve University presents research on Capitol Hill
Case Western Reserve University student Sonia Merritt, a third-year biomedical engineering major from the Toledo area, has been selected by the Federal Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be one of 60 presenters at "CUR Posters on the Hill" in Washington, D.C.
April 27, 2007
Thomas Teets, a Case Western Reserve University graduating senior, will pursue graduate studies in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with support of a five-year Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.
April 17, 2007
John Ruhl and his South Pole research team from Case Western Reserve University's physics department were among scientists from nine universities that pointed the new $19.2 million South Pole Telescope (SPT) towards Jupiter in February to begin testing its power to help astrophysicists understand the universe.
The sun has set at the South Pole. Case grad student Staniszewski fine tunes new telescope during South Pole winter.
April 13, 2007
Grand opening set for new Swagelok® Center For Surface Analysis And Materials at Case Western Reserve University
The Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis and Materials, a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University, will formally celebrate a grand reopening on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Glennan Building on the university's campus.
April 04, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community.
April 02, 2007
Robert Langer, who revolutionized biomedical technology with drug delivery system, to speak at Case April 5
Biomedical research pioneer, Robert S. Langer, will discuss the latest developments in biomaterials and tissue engineering research as keynote speaker of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University.
March 27, 2007
"High-tech art detective" to unveil latest findings on quest for hidden Leonardo during talk at Cleveland Museum of Art
Famed scientist Maurizio Seracini will give a free, public talk, "Decoding Leonardo: Latest Findings on Leonardo's Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, and Battle of Anghiari," hosted by the Case Western Reserve University's department of art history and art on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
March 20, 2007
Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University responds to changes in orthodontics
With more adults seeking orthodontic treatments, the Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine -- one of the world’s longest running projects on normal human growth -- will begin to focus on establishing standards for what is considered normal adult development.
March 06, 2007
Acclaimed physicist and author Lisa Randall to give 2007 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University
One of the most talked about questions in science is, "how many dimensions exist?" Lisa Randall, the author of "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions", will discuss the possibilities of dimensions beyond the known four when she gives the free, public 2007 Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.
February 27, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's expertise in engineering and the sciences is well-known, but now, it also will be well-documented—especially in the emerging field of nanotechnology.
February 09, 2007
Sanjay Sane, a biologist from the University of Washington and lead author of this week's "Science" article, "Antennal Mechanosensors Mediate Flight Control in Moths," collaborated with Case biologist Mark Willis, in studying the large moth "Manduca sexta" (tobacco hornworm moth) to unravel how it controls it flight in an effort to build a new generation of flying robots.
January 09, 2007
Norman Tien, the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics at Case Western Reserve University, Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Case School of Engineering, has been appointed the school's dean by Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., effective February 1.
January 02, 2007
What is science? One hundred middle school students and 20 teachers from 12 Cleveland schools in the neighborhoods around University Circle will strive to discover the answer to that question over the next three years when they participate in a new combined in-school and out-of-school program funded by the National Science Foundation.
December 28, 2006
Case Western Reserve University is helping the world understand how the heart beats through new diagnostic tools and cell therapy. Over the past three years, Case has grown three new companies that help doctors understand how the heart functions and make it healthier when diseased.
December 07, 2006
Oak forests may be approaching extinction but lightning fires may play a vital role in their regeneration, according to Case Western Reserve University biologists.
November 21, 2006
ase Western Reserve University leaders, joined by officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD), officially dedicated the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems, or CLiPS, the university's first ever NSF Science and Technology Center, based in the macromolecular science and engineering department at the Case School of Engineering (CSE).
October 17, 2006
Fossils of new pygmy water buffalo provide evidence that it once roamed Cebu island in the Philipines
The fossils of an unusual pygmy buffalo--shorter than a yardstick at its shoulders but with a weight of a reindeer at 350 pounds--show the first evidence that "island dwarfing" can take place among the cattle family.
September 22, 2006
Physicists are fond of simple and to-the-point theories. Case Western Reserve University Physicist Glenn Starkman, with his colleagues Tom Zlosnik and Pedro Ferreira from the University of Oxford, put their minds together during Starkman's John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship this...
August 07, 2006
Fossils of a new hoofed mammal that resembles a cross between a dog and a hare which once roamed the Andes Mountains in southern Bolivia around 13 million years ago was discovered by Darin A. Croft, assistant professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a research associate at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
July 25, 2006
Case Western Reserve University awarded multimillion-dollar Science and Technology Center by National Science Foundation
The new NSF Science and Technology Center at Case, named the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) at the Case School of Engineering, will be a powerful national presence for research at the crossroads of polymer science and engineering with the physical sciences (called "polymers plus"), and for education of a diverse American workforce that can meet the challenges of emerging multidisciplinary polymer-based technologies.
July 11, 2006
Case Western Reserve University announces the appointment of the state's newest Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics—Norman Tien, who is also Case's Nord Professor of Engineering and chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science.
July 06, 2006
Case Western Reserve University announced today that Cyrus Taylor, Ph.D., the Albert A. Michelson Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics will serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective immediately....
June 02, 2006
To focus on active learning and mentoring by undergrads, grad and postdocs Case Western Reserve University's biology department will create a cascade of active science learning and mentoring that impacts the educational ranks all the way from the university...
May 02, 2006
Will study at Cambridge University in England and do paleoclimatology research Growing up and living in the coastal town of Falmouth, Me., Katherine Allen, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, developed a strong interest in environmental science. While...
April 27, 2006
Case paleontologist to analyze new fossil skull from Ethiopia to make determination Case Western Reserve University paleontologist Scott Simpson began to relax, February 16, after a day of exploration in the Gona area in Ethiopia's Afar region. As he sipped...
April 26, 2006
Look out below! Case Western Reserve University to dedicate planting of Sir Isaac Newton apple tree descendant on campus
National Arbor Day the setting of dedication of tree donated to Case by director of National Science Foundation The dedication follows Dr. Bement's 11:30 a.m. seminar, "Daring Greatly: Science and Technology's Role in the Nation's Future." Nord 310 Case...
April 04, 2006
To continue their studies in the sciences and biomedical engineering Three Case Western Reserve University third-year students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships to continue their studies in science, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship recipients are John J....
February 14, 2006
Green Chemistry Institute leader's talk launches 2006 series More and more chemists are "going green"—thinking about the environment when they design new molecules, compounds and products. Paul Anastas, director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute, will give the...