New Online Directory Showcases Faculty Nano Research

Case Western Reserve University faculty are among the nation's leading experts in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Now their research has been made more easily accessible to the world -- through the World Wide Web. The university's nanoBook is a new, interactive online directory that highlights the ongoing nanoscience and nanotechnology research activities of faculty across the university. Designed to be a resource for media, academia and industry, nanoBook provides an overview of the faculty member's specific research, current developments, expectations for time-to-market and future concepts for different applications. It is searchable by faculty member's last name, department and field of interest.

The brainchild of the provost's office and the university's Nano Initiatives Committee, the nanoBook has been in the works since last summer. It is now available online.

Campus News

The ninth edition of the Campus Markings Contest begins today and runs through March 22. This edition focuses on the theme "Seen on the South Side" of campus. Obtain more information and entry forms at

Campus members have until March 2 to nominate an individual for the annual Carl F. Wittke and J. Bruce Jackson M.D. awards honoring excellence in teaching and mentoring. For details and nomination forms, refer to

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty members, researchers, and students in engineering or other sciences who want to learn how to better organize research should plan to attend RefWorks training from 2-3:30 today in Nord Hall, Room 516. Sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library, RefWorks is a web-based tool used to store and manage citations, create bibliographies and create in-text references. Contact Brian Gray,, if attending.

For Students

The senior class will kickoff its Thank Goodness I'm a Senior 2007 gift campaign with a rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1 today in Thwing Center atrium. Enjoy free food, get free stuff.

PolyImpact Northeast Ohio, a Macromolecular Science and Engineering student-organized event to emphasize polymers in research and industry, has extended the deadline for abstract submission to February 28. Participants who choose not to present a poster or talk can register by March 16. Conference is March 31. All graduate and undergraduate upper-class students are encouraged to attend. Details:

March 1 is the deadline for students to apply to the Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance (OSEA) Glenn Stokes Summer Research Internship program for underrepresented students in the sciences and engineering. Details:, or e-mail


Genetic researcher Rick Kittles, associate professor of medicine at Ohio State University, will give a talk on "The Relationship Between Race, Ancestry and Genetics: Implications for Biomedical Research," from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., February 28 in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. Details:

Save the Date: March 10 is Science is Fun Family Day in Nord Hall, Room 310. Features friendly competitions, hands-on science activities, and a visit with emeritus lecturer in biology Marty Rosenberg, who will bring reptiles to see and touch. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Volunteers needed. Call 216-368-5075. Sponsored by Center for Science and Mathematics Education, College of Arts and Sciences.

The Cedar Players Theatrical Company is presenting a 24-hour theater project to the campus community. Writers will have 12 hours to write a script, and actors will have 12 hours to rehearse it before performing it for an audience. Come see the final product at 8:30 p.m., March 3, at The Spot. Free. An after-party will commence immediately following the performance.

Integrity Week takes place through March 2, and is sponsored by the Academic Integrity Board. For a list of activities and other details about the board, refer to their Web site. Programs are free and open to all.


February 27, 2007

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Case in the News

This Case is closed: It's back to the past

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 27, 2007
This article focuses on the recent recommendations of Case Western Reserve University's Branding Task Group regarding the university's logo and name reference.

Case's surfer should take a dive

Crain's Cleveland Business, Feb. 26, 2007
This article also focuses on the recent recommendations of Case Western Reserve University's Brand Task Group pertaining to the university's logo and name reference.

Case's Dexter (the robot car) steers toward fame, fortune

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 25, 2007
Dexter, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, makes its debut at the Cleveland Auto Show this week. This story chronicles the efforts of Team Case.

Finding a way to stay on the go

New York Times, Feb. 27, 2007
Sharona Hoffman, a professor at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law, comments on the Family and Medical Leave Act, which applies to employers with 50 or more employees, and allows workers to take up to 12 weeks off a year without losing their health insurance or their jobs.


Jerry Springer U.

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 27, 2007
This article quotes higher education administrators on the aftermath of the recent "breakup" of a college couple on campus grounds that was witnessed by thousands and posted on popular Web sites.

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