Case Western Reserve to Host Neurotechnology Conference June 16-18

Neural Interfaces Conference

Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? This is just one of several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.

"Neural interfaces have already provided substantive benefits to many individuals. This conference will feature presentations from the most distinguished researchers in the field and will give participants the opportunity to share with each other the latest technological advances," said P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics at Case Western Reserve and executive director of the Cleveland FES Center.

Case Western Reserve was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to organize the conference. Read more.

Campus News

The Kelvin Smith Library(KSL) will offer CaseLearns summer classes beginning June 16. The campus community is invited to take free classes on topics including research skills, software, technology, patent searching, basic poster making and more. Five new classes have been added, including Adobe Connect, Adobe InDesign and HTML 1 and 2. More details, including convenient online registration, are available on the KSL NewsBlog.

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For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC)'s training and development committees are sponsoring a fundraiser for the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. SAC members are collecting recipes for a new cookbook, In Case You're Cooking. Read more for information on how to submit a recipe.

For Students


Returning and transfer undergraduate students are invited to enter the 2008 Common Reading Essay Contest. Students must answer a prompt related to the introduction of this year's book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. The deadline is August 8. Winners will be eligible to receive a $300 gift certificate to the university's bookstore; winners will be announced at the University Convocation on August 28. Information, including the specific prompt, can be found on the Common Reading Web site.


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The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

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Michael Anderson, associate professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Commission on Children and Disasters. The group is charged with conducting a comprehensive study to examine and assess the needs of children in preparation for, response to and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies.

Laura Chisolm, professor of law, recently participated in an invitation-only conference on socially responsible investing at New York University's National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.

David Schiraldi, associate professor of macromolecular science and engineering, recently returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he presented a series of five lectures at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

June 6, 2008

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Case in the News

NY considers creating 'organ-removal' ambulance

New York Times, June 5, 2008
New York City is considering creating a special ambulance whose crew would rush to collect the newly deceased and preserve the body so that the organs might be taken for transplant. Maxwell Mehlman, director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Quickfit: Burn for your baby

Cape Cod Times, June 5, 2008
Studies show that women who exercise moderately while pregnant have a positive impact on the growth of their babies. The article cites a study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

Mountain ranges rise much more rapidly than geologists expected

Science Daily, June 6, 2008
Mountains may experience a "growth spurt" that can double their heights in as little as two to four million years--several times faster than the prevailing tectonic theory suggests. Darin Croft, assistant professor of anatomy at Case Western Reserve University, is involved in the research.

Higher Ed News

Preparing for an influx

Inside Higher Ed, June 6, 2008
There is growing attention in higher education circles about how to ensure success for returning military personnel. While some colleges have long served military service members and veterans, and many others are just beginning to report growing numbers of veterans flowing onto their campuses, most educators and military officials expect that a boom is around the corner.

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