School of Dental Medicine Students, Faculty Help More than 1,400 Dental Patients

When patients started lining up at 1 a.m. in the morning to seek dental care at a Mission of Mercy free clinic in Parkersburg, W.Va., this past weekend, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine students and faculty had an eye-opening experience about the dental needs of people living in the Ohio River Valley.

The campus volunteers joined other volunteer professionals from the dental community and local colleges to help 1,400 patients in this rural West Virginia region. Read more.

Campus News


The campus community can learn first-hand about some of the dynamic research being conducted by Cleveland Metropolitan School District students during the Student Enrichment Opportunity Program (SEO) Poster Session. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, August 6, in the Biomedical Research Building atrium. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with and ask questions of 21 students who've engaged in summer research under the tutelage of School of Medicine faculty. Refreshments will be served. This research experience is intended to enhance interest in the biomedical sciences, provide unparalleled professional experience in the sciences, and connect high school students with School of Medicine faculty for both academic and career mentoring. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Writing Resource Center can work with faculty to develop and present in-class writing workshops to cover a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) research and documentation, the writing process (planning-drafting-revising-editing), audience awareness, and strategies for selecting and narrowing topics. Workshops can be designed to fit the specific content and assignments for courses, and can range in length from 30 minutes to two hours. Contact Hazel Emery to schedule a meeting.

For Students

Graduate students are invited to join the Graduate Student Senate at the Vintage Ohio Wine Festival on Friday, August 7. Meet at the Case Western Reserve Alumni Tent at 5:30 p.m. to mingle with students and alumni while enjoying free food. Graduate students can purchase tickets at a discounted price of $17 online by using the coupon code "2009CWR," or by calling (440) 446-4417. Contact Christa Wheeler with questions.



Department of Music faculty member Debra Nagy will celebrate the release of The Tastes Reunited with two concerts this weekend. The CD marks the debut of her French Baroque ensemble, Les Délices. They will present a special event Saturday, August 8, at TAP Jewelry Studios. Learn more. The second performance will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 9, at Harkness Chapel. The program will feature François Couperin's 14th Concert, works for solo harpsichord, and selections from the group's new CD. Free, but suggested donation of $15. Audience members will be invited to participate in a raffle featuring a variety of prizes.

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.

August 4, 2009

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Case in the News

Heart failure: Women different from men; Absence of women in clinical trials hinders development of tailored treatments

Science Daily, July 31, 2009
Striking differences in the risk factors for developing heart failure and patient prognosis exist between men and women. Men and women may also respond differently to treatment, raising concerns about whether current practices provide the best care and reinforcing the urgency for sex-specific clinical trials for HF, according to a review article published in the August 4, 2009, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Ileana Pina of Case Western Reserve University co-authored the study.

MedWorks fair thrills patients, volunteer medical personnel; a second session is in works

The Plain Dealer, July 31, 2009
There are already plans to follow up on the two days of free health care the underinsured and uninsured recently received in Cleveland. Students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine provided dental care.

Mandel Center honors Hoffman, CIFF

Cleveland Jewish News, July 31, 2009
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University will present its 2009 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award to Jewish Community Federation president Stephen H. Hoffman and its Organization Innovation Award to the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Grizer sparks Licking County's tenacious defense

The Newark Advocate, July 29, 2009
Phillip Grizer often earned tremendous praise from the Licking Heights football coaching staff for his smarts, leadership and reliability. Even this fall, when Grizer is at Case Western Reserve University, Heights coaches will be quick to acknowledge Grizer because of the void they have to fill.

Higher Ed News

College students are flocking to sustainability degrees, careers

USA TODAY, August 3, 2009
Students interested in pursuing a job in sustainability now can choose from a variety of "green" degree programs.