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Case Daily - July 31, 2008

As Case Western Reserve University moves forward in its search for a Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, a Web site describing the new position and the search process is now available.

Case Daily - July 30, 2008

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $9.2 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

Case Daily - July 29, 2008

Samantha Culver is at the forefront of the sports world—though not as a professional athlete. She has scored a position in the front office of the Cleveland Indians Baseball Company LP after studying at Fisk University and now Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - July 28, 2008

Masha is a dental patient. Her oral health problems continue to change as she meets new Case Western Reserve University student dentists in Second Life's virtual dental office. The middle-aged avatar is an integral part of a new research project of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences department of communication sciences to teach and give students practice time to communicate with mock patients.

Case Daily - July 25, 2008

For his 70th birthday, Superman is being celebrated at the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival July 25-27 with the showing of Last Son, a documentary work-in-progress on the world's most popular superhero and his native Cleveland creators. The documentary is directed by Brad Ricca, lecturer at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - July 24, 2008

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will initiate one of the more candid discussions about the anticipated benefits and ethical challenges of the Human Genome Project when it presents the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize to the former project director.

Case Daily - July 23, 2008

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a technique that has the potential to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to diseased areas within hours, as opposed to the two days it currently takes for existing delivery systems.

Case Daily - July 22, 2008

Shannon E. French, Ph.D., has been named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Inamori Professor of Ethics at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new position on September 8.

Case Daily - July 21, 2008

Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped select the innovative new design of Case Western Reserve University's more progressive Web presence. The fresh online look and information architecture is being launched this week on the main university homepage.

Case Daily - July 18, 2008

The 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.

Case Daily - July 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007-2008 fiscal year -- the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.

Case Daily - July 16, 2008

When Nancy Graf decided to retire as director of continuing education at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she told Dean Grover "Cleve" Gilmore that her last day would have to be after June 16. She wanted to make sure she had a full 50-year career before beginning the next phase of her life. Her last day at Case Western Reserve will be August 4.

Case Daily - July 15, 2008

Peter McCall and Gerald Matisoff, geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and undergraduate researchers are studying the feeding and burrowing habits of marine invertebrates in mud-capped sediment. The movements of these worms in dredged deposits have the potential to return buried and polluted materials to harbors and shorelines and potentially disturb nearby marine ecology.

Case Daily - July 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder has committed to reducing and eventually eliminating all of the university's global warming emissions and accelerating the research and educational efforts to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate.

Case Daily - July 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawn Cutting Team took third place in the Fifth Annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition recently in Dayton. The team, led by Case School of Engineering faculty members Roger Quinn and Michael Branicky, also brought home a $5,000 prize.

Case Daily - July 10, 2008

Getting a good night's rest for parents of twins is under study by Elizabeth Damato, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - July 09, 2008

A research team including Jim Van Orman, a Case Western Reserve University faculty member, has uncovered that, contrary to accepted theory, there may be water within the moon's interior.

Case Daily - July 08, 2008

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

Case Daily - July 07, 2008

More than 1,050 first-year undergraduate students and their parents from across the country will begin their descent on Case Western Reserve University this week for the start of Orientation 2008.

Case Daily - July 03, 2008

Scientists now have a much clearer view of the surface of Mercury -- as well as data that could lead to new theories about the planet's interior -- from the first direct topographic data sent back from the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft in January. Steven A. Hauck II, assistant professor of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, is part of the team collecting and analyzing the data.

Case Daily - July 02, 2008

More than $11,000 in prize money has been distributed during the first RIDGID Design Competition at Case Western Reserve University. Four student teams ranging in size from one to six members spent five months developing a compact, light-weight, innovative self-contained pressing tool for joining copper tube.

Case Daily - July 01, 2008

Started in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project in anthropology will be completed in 2009 with support from a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.