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Case Daily - November 26, 2008

Case Western Reserve University offers employees the benefit of using payroll deduction to make giving to local charitable organizations easy.

Case Daily - November 25, 2008

Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, now available to the campus community, is a web platform designed to connect the campus community.

Case Daily - November 24, 2008

On the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Senate, undergraduate school leadership and student government are reviewing recommendations to streamline the current model of faculty oversight for undergraduate education and life.

Case Daily - November 21, 2008

Robert H. Binstock, professor of aging, health and society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is among the country's leading scholars in the field of aging selected by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to participate in a newly created inter-disciplinary research group called the Aging Society Network to tackle these national issues.

Case Daily - November 20, 2008

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in.

Case Daily - November 19, 2008

At Case Western Reserve University, thought and ideas are at the core of everything faculty, alumni and students do. That's why the university created Think: The Magazine of Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - November 18, 2008

The Saturday Tutoring Program at the Church of the Covenant won a Community Outreach Program Grant from Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - November 17, 2008

A Case Western Reserve University senior recently presented her original research on the compatibility of polymer-based materials with whole human blood, which could be applicable in choosing suitable polymers for future use in biomedical implants and drug delivery devices, at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Case Daily - November 14, 2008

When retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Case Daily - November 13, 2008

Paleontologist Scott Simpson, professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the lead author of research describing a nearly complete female of a 1.2 million-year-old H. erectus pelvic fossils found in the region of Gona, Ethiopia.

Case Daily - November 12, 2008

Using a rat model, Jerry Silver, professor of neurosciences at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, performed a half lesion in the spinal cord at C-2, preventing the diaphragm from functioning on the side of the lesion. Knowing that Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2), a light sensitive protein, made neurons fire when exposed to light, he then injected a virus containing ChR2 into the spine between C-3 and C-6, just below the lesion. After four days, Silver and his team exposed the spinal cord to light. Normal breathing soon followed.

Case Daily - November 11, 2008

A multidisciplinary research team at Case Western Reserve University led by Gary Landreth, a professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Neurosciences, has uncovered a common genetic pathway for a number of birth defects that affect the development of the heart and head. Abnormal development of the jaw, palate, brain and heart are relatively common congenital defects and frequently arise due to genetic errors that affect a key developmental pathway.

Case Daily - November 10, 2008

A community partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve has designed a new assessment tool to guide social workers in helping caregivers of older adults who are dying at home.

Case Daily - November 07, 2008

The Center for Community Partnerships at Case Western Reserve University has launched its inaugural Case in the Community Forums to highlight academic-community work underway at the university.

- November 06, 2008

The Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been invited to join a group of internationally-renowned academic bioethics scholars to form the Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers (GABEX). GABEX, led by the University of Tokyo Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law in Japan, formally invited Stuart J. Youngner, chair of bioethics at Case Western Reserve, to serve as the university's representative on this influential panel of scholars.

Case Daily - November 05, 2008

University Farm Director Ana Locci invites the campus community to an open house on Thursday, November 6, from 4-6 p.m. Visitors can tour the new Mather Teaching Lab at Squire Valleevue Farm in the farm's main barn and learn about the possibilities the new space and farm offer for indoor/outdoor classes from many disciplines in and out of the sciences. The $100,000 project was made possible with a gift from the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association as part of its final gift to the university.

Case Daily - November 04, 2008

President Barbara R. Snyder and Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack address primary questions regarding elimination of the university-wide deficit.

Case Daily - November 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University has advanced the number of women teaching—and in leadership positions—in the sciences and engineering by more than 17 percent over the last four years.