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Case Daily - October 31, 2008

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new program at Case Western Reserve University to prepare 24 high-achieving science and math undergraduates for teaching careers.

Case Daily - October 30, 2008

Cost and security concerns about bringing health care record keeping into the 21st century through electronic health records (EHR) have led to a call for an effective regulatory and oversight system from a pair of Case Western Reserve University professors.

Case Daily - October 29, 2008

Michael Merzenich, one of the world's premier researchers on brain development, is the featured speaker at the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lectureship Series from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, at the Wolstein Auditorium.

Case Daily - October 28, 2008

Case Western Reserve University has received an anonymous $2 million gift to endow the program directorship of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Biomedical engineering is a joint program of the Case School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.

Case Daily - October 27, 2008

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will be presented by Case Western Reserve University's student-run theater group, the Case Footlighters, just in time for Halloween. Not only are students producing, directing and starring in the production, many of the engineering majors in the group are also building the set and props, including the infamous barber's chair where Sweeney Todd performs his evil deeds.

Case Daily - October 24, 2008

Two Case Western Reserve University alumni were added to the Board of Trustees at the governing body's October 17 meeting. Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., who served on the board from 2003-2006 until he was named the university's interim president during 2006-2007, was reinstated to the board. Eastwood is a 1966 alumnus of the Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Larry Sears, a Cleveland-based entrepreneur, engineer and educator, was appointed to a four-year term. Sears is a 1969 graduate of the Case Institute of Technology.

Case Daily - October 23, 2008

Frank N. Linsalata, the outgoing chair of the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Jocelyne are donating $3 million to his alma mater, earmarking the funding to specifically enrich the undergraduate student experience on campus. A private announcement of the gift was made at Frank Linsalata's final board dinner as chair on Friday, October 17.

Case Daily - October 22, 2008

A sundial designed and built on campus and installed in front of Thwing Center on Euclid Avenue has kept time for 25 years. The original designs and photographs of its construction were presented recently as a gift from the creators of the Cleftlands Sundial to University Archives.

Case Daily - October 21, 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that Brian Cobb, assistant professor of pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is a 2008 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipient. As one of only 31 grant awardees in the nation, Cobb will receive a grant of $2.35 million over five years for his research program.

Case Daily - October 20, 2008

President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that Case Western Reserve University completed the 2008 Fiscal Year with a budget surplus of $127,000, a sharp turnaround from the previous year's $20 million deficit.

Case Daily - October 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley may be green, but if the university finds it feasible, the 389-acre farm will become even greener with the installation of an energy-generating wind turbine. If implemented, the wind turbine would showcase alternative energy and yield significant economic, environmental, research and educational benefits for Case Western Reserve students and faculty.

Case Daily - October 16, 2008

Charles Rosenblatt, professor of physics and macromolecular science at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group have developed a method of 3D optical imaging of anisotropic fluids such liquid crystals, with volumetric resolution one thousand times smaller than existing techniques. A research paper detailing the team's findings appeared in the September 21 advanced online publication of Nature Physics. The print version will be available soon.

Case Daily - October 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack said today that Gary J. Simson has announced his resignation as dean, effective at the end of this academic semester. Starting today, Robert H. Rawson Jr. will serve as Special Advisor to the Provost for the School of Law; he will become interim dean once Simson steps down. President Snyder expressed her appreciation on behalf of the law school and the University for Simson's work over the last two years. Under his leadership the law school raised $1.8 million in the first quarter of this year, and this year's entering class has one of the highest academic credentials in the school's history. Simson will remain in his position as a tenured professor of law.

Case Daily - October 14, 2008

Case Western Reserve University will host a one and a half day workshop that will explore the technological solutions for reliable electricity storage, the effective integration of renewable energy, and national grid security on Monday and Tuesday, October 20-21, at 8 a.m. (both days), in Nord Hall.

Case Daily - October 13, 2008

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists, with participants from Case Western Reserve University, have designed a new black hole simulator called BlackMax to search for evidence that extra dimensions might exist in the universe.

Case Daily - October 10, 2008

Scientists have studied the night sky for thousands of years searching for clues to help them understand the universe. The South Pole Telescope (SPT) team, including Case Western Reserve University Professor of Physics and Astronomy John Ruhl and graduate student Zachary Staniszewski, achieved a major milestone toward using a new technique to probe the most mysterious component of the universe, dark energy.

Case Daily - October 09, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's sustainability efforts have earned the institution a Northeast Ohio Environmental Award.

Case Daily - October 08, 2008

Paleontologist Darin Croft from the department of anatomy in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will be the host committee chair for the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, October 15-18. This is the first time SVP has held its meeting in Cleveland.

Case Daily - October 07, 2008

Escaping into a virtual world of Second Life is showing promise as a way to divert real world pain when visiting the dentist, according to a thesis project at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

- October 06, 2008

The Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association of Case Western Reserve University will distribute its remaining endowment in a series of gifts to Case Western Reserve University -- a combined commitment of $5 million. The commitment was publicly announced on October 4, during the association's annual reunion tea honoring the fiftieth reunion class.

Case Daily - October 03, 2008

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $26 million in funding to participate in The National Children's Study, the National Institutes of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health.

Case Daily - October 02, 2008

Although the rich hues of red and gold are usually associated with the fall season, Case Western Reserve University will be awash in traditional Spartan colors on Blue and White Day Friday, October 3. In honor of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, the entire campus community is encouraged to wear the school's colors.

Case Daily - October 01, 2008

Dianne D. Anderson, who has held numerous executive and managerial positions at BP since 1983, has been named the first executive director of the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case Western Reserve University. She begins her new duties today.