Spring Standouts Profiled on Athletics News Blog

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Spring is in the air, and for Case Western Reserve University athletics, that means a whole new season of sports is underway.

The campus community is invited to read the varsity athletics news blog to keep up with schedules and scores. The blog also features profiles of the university's student-athletes.

This week, learn about a track star and a baseball standout who are both in their final season.

Campus News

Tomlinson Marketplace will be closed the week of spring break, March 8-12, for renovation. Campus members are invited to go online to view hours of operation for other campus dining facilities.

Gartner's research portal is available to the campus community. Gartner is a leading consulting firm that provides independent research and analysis on all aspects of the Information Technology industry. The Case Western Reserve community has access to Gartner's core research content through the CWRU-Gartner portal. The information available through Gartner is pertinent to many academic disciplines. This resource is made available by the Information Technology Services department in collaboration with Kelvin Smith Library. Access to the CWRU-Gartner research portal is available online.

Due to technology changes, the e-mail delivery of Case Daily may be intermittent over the next several days. Campus members are invited to view the latest version online.

For Faculty and Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is accepting nominations for the positions of secretary and vice chair. All nominations are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 12. Contact Robin Kramer for details.

For Students

Campus Services and Bon Appétit will provide Passover certified meals for the holiday at the Halal/Kosher Countertop in Leutner Commons. Go online for details.

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The Commencement Office will host two Doctoral Fitting Days: Thursday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gund Hall, and Thursday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. These events offer new PhD, JD, MD, DNP, DMD, DM/EDM and DMA graduates the chance to get everything they need for commencement day. Students can get measured for academic regalia and register to participate in commencement ceremonies. Representatives from the University Bookstore and the Commencement Office will be on hand to assist students. Learn more.

Events

The Schubert Center for Child Studies will present Nobel Laureate James Heckman on the topic of "The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education." The talk will begin at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 18, in Ford Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Learn more.

Friday Family Fun Night will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 12 at Cleveland Lakefront State Park Headquarters, 8701 Lakeshore Blvd. This free, public event will feature hands-on science activities. The program is offered in collaboration with the park system, the Center for Science and Mathematics Education and the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Reservations are requested. Call (216) 881-8141 x3001. The event is supported in part by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

The Masters of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change open house will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the George S. Dively Building. Harlow Cohen, faculty director, will speak at the event. Learn more.

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.

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Amitabh Chak, professor of medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award.

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A Case Western Reserve University School of Law team in the 2009-10 Niagara International Moot Court Competition made it all the way to the Final Round in Washington, D.C., during competition Thursday through Saturday. The team members are Christine Chambers, David Byrnes, David Kocan, Brandon Wheeler and Candice Sengillo. And earlier in February, the law school's National Moot Court Team traveled to New York to compete in the National Finals at the New York City Bar Association. Read more.

March 3, 2010

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Case in the News

Using brainpower to control paralyzed limbs

The Future of Things, March 3, 2010
Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., are developing systems to translate brain activity into real time muscle movements with the aid of functional electrical stimulation (FES). Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have previously used FES, or the direct electronic stimulation of nerves bypassing the spinal cord and normal neural pathways, to redirect one motion into another.

Decreasing child abuse

WCPN.org, Feb. 26, 2010
The arrest of two local mothers for allegedly murdering their young children raises the question: Is enough being done to prevent child abuse? David Crampton, associate professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, joined a roundtable discussion on the topic.

Promising outcomes with newer cornea transplant surgery

WCPN.org, Feb. 26, 2010
A new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study has revealed that one year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty. Commenting in the story is Jonathan H. Lass, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Jackson researchers report new clue to normal retinal vascular development

Insciences Organisation, March 2, 2010
The LAMA1 gene helps to orchestrate the exquisitely intricate processes that build a healthy retina. Jackson Laboratory researchers have pinpointed a variation in the mouse version of LAMA1 that disrupts this process, causing eye abnormalities. The collaborative project includes researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Latin American delegation sojourn, to learn U.S. world trade policies

La Prensa, March 2, 2010
In an increasingly competitive and global economic market, the city of Cleveland got a chance to flaunt its assets to a diverse delegation from Latin America on Feb. 26. The delegation will stay in the U.S. through March 4. The group is scheduled to meet with representatives from numerous organizations, including Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

States band together to increase graduation rates for college

New York Times, March 2, 2010
Seventeen states have formed an alliance to improve college completion rates. Led by Stan Jones, Indiana's former commissioner for higher education, the nonprofit group, Complete College America, has raised $12 million in startup money from several nonprofit groups.