Biomedical Technology, Drug Delivery System Pioneer to Give Ford Lecture

Ford Lecture - LangerRobert S. Langer, one of 13 Institute Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—the highest honor awarded to a faculty member at MIT—has revolutionized biomedical technology through the development of a controlled drug delivery system. The biomedical research pioneer 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.
Langer’s lecture will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m., at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Building auditorium. He will speak on “Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering: Progress and Future Perspectives.” Read more.

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Campus News

Case Police and Security Services are sponsoring a Rape Aggression Defense class open to all women, including non-university employees. The first class will meet Monday, April 2, in the Veale Center, with the remaining classes on the next three Mondays. Class size is limited. Send e-mail to Karen Gregor or call 368-6811 to register.

Facilities Services has guidelines for how it serves the campus particularly during periods of erratic outside temperatures. These guidelines help ensure that equipment and cooling systems are functioning correctly so as not to harm or damage building equipment, especially those areas necessary to conduct teaching and research. A memo about this issue is available online.

The American Red Cross will be on campus twice this week to conduct blood drives: from 2-7 p.m., April 5 in Wade Commons, 11451 Juniper Road, and from 2-7 p.m., April 9 in Fribley Commons, 2315 Murray Hill Road. Call 800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment or register online.

For Faculty & Staff

The ACES Faculty Development Luncheon will feature Diana Bilimoria, associate professor, organizational behavior in the Weatherhead School of Management, who will talk about "Emotional Intelligence in the Academic Workplace: A Primer for Women Faculty." Event will be 12:30-2 p.m., April 13 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Lunch provided. RSVP by April 6 to or call 368-0985.

For Students

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will show the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton at 7 p.m. April 3 in Thwing Center, Room 309. Free. In a journey across the United States Angela Shelton discovers that 24 out of the 40 “Angela Sheltons” she spoke to had been raped, beaten or molested.

Colleges Against Cancer is a new organization on campus with participants raising funds for cancer research, volunteering at local oncology units and bringing students closer to the Cleveland community. A kickoff organizational dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Thwing Center 1914 Lounge. E-mail


The Musculoskeletal Mechanics and Materials Laboratories at Case Western Reserve University celebrates 40 years with a two-day symposium April 3-4, hosted by the departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Orthopaedics. The keynote speaker is Albert Burstein. Register online or call 368-5403.

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April 2, 2007

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Case in the News

OSU, Case Western top Ohio grad schools

Akron Beacon Journal, March 31, 2007
When it comes to graduate schools, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Ohio State University are the best in the Buckeye State, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

Device holds hope for patients on ventilators

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 1, 2007 (paid subscription required)
This story focuses on the diaphragm pacing stimulation system that was developed by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

International team calls for better global warming forecasting

Science Daily, April 1, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's Matthew Sobel has joined a team of international scientists calling for better forecasting methods in predicting how climate changes will impact the earth's plant and animal species.

BizTech profile: Lev Gonick

CoolCleveland, March 21, 2007
Thomas Mulready of CoolCleveland recently recorded an interview with Lev Gonick, vice president of information technology services at Case Western Reserve University. Watch the conversation in either of two formats, *.mov or *.wmv

Higher Ed News

M.I.T. Education in China, Minus the Degree

New York Times, April 2, 2007
When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology introduced its OpenCourseWare project six years ago, it was a radical departure. The project was intended to make virtually all of the institute’s course materials available online -- free -- over a 10-year period at the cost of $100 million.

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