Scientific Enrichment Program Participants Present Research to Campus Community

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Nineteen researchers recently presented their findings on everything from Alzheimer's disease to adult strokes, malaria and cancer treatment to an audience of over 100 people.

Although these are major health issues impacting people around the globe, surprisingly, these young researchers aren't even in college yet. They're all high school students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

After spending eight weeks under the tutelage of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty, the high school students who participated in this summer's Scientific Enrichment and Opportunity Program (SEO) recently unveiled their capstone projects.

One of the students could end up having her research published. Read more.

Campus News

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Case Western Reserve University's sustainability office, the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and the Master of Science in Positive Organizational Development program are hosting a one-day sustainability workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 13 in the 1914 Lounge, Thwing Center. The workshop will include discussions about energy and sustainability pertaining to the university's new strategic plan, the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and the United Nations Global Compact. RSVP via e-mail.

Northern Ohio is facing a critical blood shortage. To answer the call for more donations, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 13 in Thwing Center's ballroom. To schedule an appointment online, enter sponsor code CaseWestern.

For Faculty and Staff

The Writing Resource Center (WRC) is now scheduling fall writing workshops. Writing consultants are available to visit classrooms to deliver presentations and/or to conduct interactive workshops on a range of issues relevant to first-year as well as graduate and professional school writers. Consultants are also available for shorter presentations introducing students to the WRC and its services. Send an e-mail to the WRC with questions or to schedule a fall writing workshop.

For Students

Students who plan to vote in the November 4 General Election must be registered by October 6. Learn more.

Events

University Circle is hosting its first ever movie night beginning at 9 p.m., August 13 at Wade Oval. The feature presentation will be E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the classic 1982 film about a boy who discovers and befriends a lost alien. Free. For more information, call 216-707-5033 or go online.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.


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.

In Memoriam

Alice Chalifoux, former principal harp with the Cleveland Orchestra, died last month at the age of 100. Chalifoux taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), and also taught Case Western Reserve students who were enrolled in the joint program with CIM. She was with the Cleveland Orchestra from 1931 to 1974, and was the only female member for many years.

August 12, 2008

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve students compete to build robo-mower

The Plain Dealer, August 11, 2008
A group of Case Western Reserve University engineering and computer science students are building a new robo-mower that they hope will replace traditional lawn mowing. The team has come up with "Cutter," a boxy, three-wheeled, sensor-studded device they built in five months. The team recently finished third in a national competition.

Case Western Reserve researchers work to speed effect of cancer drugs

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 11, 2008

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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a new nanoparticle device that could deliver cancer drugs right to a tumor within minutes, instead of waiting for two days for the drug to make its way through the body before reaching the tumor. Clemens Burda, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Chemical Dynamics and Nanomaterials Research, explains the process.

Husband charged with murder after wife kills herself

Louisville Courier-Journal, August 11, 2008
Lewis Katz, a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, offers his expert opinion about a legal case in Kentucky involving a woman who committed suicide. Her husband has been charged with murder.

Higher Ed News

Central Michigan University files music industry gripe

MLive.com, August 8, 2008
Central Michigan University says investigators for the music industry are violating students' privacy, and it's trying to put a stop to it.

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