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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.

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.

May 18, 2010

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

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

April 26, 2010

Department of Civil Engineering Unveils New Lab

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

April 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 02, 2010

New Lab Will Encourage Students to "Tinker"

Case Western Reserve University has received a $1 million gift from Barry A. Romich (CIT '67) to name the Prentke/Romich Laboratory at the Case School of Engineering.

March 25, 2010

Case Western Reserve Distinguished Lecture Named in Honor
of Business and Community Leader F. Joseph Callahan Jr.

At yesterday evening's Distinguished Lecture event, President Barbara R. Snyder announced a $1.25 million leadership gift from the Callahan family to endow the university's annual Distinguished Lecture in honor of Francis Joseph Callahan Jr.

February 24, 2010

The Reinberger Foundation, Case Western Reserve University Share Common Mission

The Reinberger Foundation and Case Western Reserve University share a common mission to improve lives through education, arts and community development. Established in 1966, the foundation has awarded nearly $4 million to Case Western Reserve over the years. Much of its support has been directed to initiatives that promote groundbreaking medical research, thus raising the level of health care in Northeast Ohio and around the world.

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 26, 2009

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

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

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.

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.

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.

May 29, 2009

Figgie Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Create Orthopaedics Chair at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

The Figgie Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the Harry E. Figgie III, M.D. Professorship in Orthopaedics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

May 22, 2009

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

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

May 20, 2009

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

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

May 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 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.

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.

April 14, 2009

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 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.

February 18, 2009

Wolf Family Scholarship Fosters Next Generation of Leaders

When Milton Wolf earned his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993, he celebrated like any other student: he marched with his classmates; his wife threw a big party for family 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.

November 13, 2008

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 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 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Farm holds open house for new lab facility

University Farm Director Ana Locci invites the campus community to an open house on Thursday, November 6, from 4-6 p.m. Visitors can tour the new Mather Teaching Lab at Squire Valleevue Farm in the farm's main barn and learn about the possibilities the new space and farm offer for indoor/outdoor classes from many disciplines in and out of the sciences.

October 28, 2008

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

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

October 24, 2008

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

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

October 23, 2008

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

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

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.

October 09, 2008

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 06, 2008

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.

September 10, 2008

First Wellman Hill Interns try out future professions

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

September 04, 2008

Dentist plans his future, helps the School of Dental Medicine

Philip Dixon, a 1983 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has recently shown his appreciation to the school by making a deferred payment charitable gift annuity.

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.

July 18, 2008

New Graduate Fellowship to Support Energy Institute

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

June 10, 2008

Presidential trip celebrates alumni achievement at Texas Instruments

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

January 11, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 18, 2007

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

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

November 01, 2007

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

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

October 16, 2007

David Cooperrider appointed first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship

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

October 01, 2007

Alumni Leadership Central to Opening of Alumni House

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

August 29, 2007

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

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