International Researchers Attend 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland
The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) and founding partner Case Western Reserve University have organized the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Conference, through August 29, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland. The conference is the first organized by the two groups and will highlight advances in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) research.
It leads off with Arnold Caplan, Case Western Reserve professor of biology and director of the Skeletal Research Center in the College of Arts and Sciences. In the late 1980s, science literature hinted of MSCs' existence, but it was research by Caplan -- with Case collaborators Stephen Haynesworth, professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Stanton Gerson, director of NCRM and the Ireland Cancer Center; and Hillard Lazarus, director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Ireland Cancer Center, that led to the MSC discovery in Case labs.
Researchers from more than 22 countries are here to examine Cleveland's role in developing these cells from regenerative medicine and stem cell research to therapeutics in patient care. Read more.
P–Card Transition Update
Since the announcement in early August, the P-Card Transition Team has been meeting with academic and administrative units across campus and collecting feedback regarding upcoming program changes. In order to fully accommodate the needs of end-users and ensure a smooth transition, the implementation date for P-Card changes will be October 1. The following update has been developed to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
A live webcast of the 2007 Fall Convocation and Investiture Ceremony, details on shuttle bus services to and from the event and lineup instructions for the academic procession are all available online. The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29 at Severance Hall. Because response has been overwhelming, no one will be admitted to the ceremony without a ticket. Those who registered in advance need to pick up their admission tickets from the Severance Hall Box Office today. Persons unable to attend the ceremony can view the webcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow. The ceremony will be followed by a reception on Freiberger Field; tickets are not needed to attend the reception.
The Case Club at Severance Hall will be closed for lunch on Wednesday, August 29 due to convocation and investiture activities. The club will resume regular business hours on Thursday.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Open House has been rescheduled from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31. Stop by the center between 12:30 and 2 p.m. to learn about programs, events and other resources available at the center, located on the third floor of Thwing Center.
For Faculty & Staff
Join Ease@Work for tips and information on ways to make the back-to-school transition easier. Learn about before and after school programs, the benefits of homework, different learning styles and more. Representatives will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, August 30 in Thwing Center atrium.
Dean Cyrus Taylor will be co-instructor with Robert Brown in the course Modern Physics for Innovation (PHYS 491) this fall. The course is open to graduate students in science and engineering who have a substantial background in math, physics and physical chemistry. The course provides an understanding of physics, math and science as a basis for successfully launching new high-tech ventures. Learn more.