Research ShowCASE

Case Western Reserve to Showcase Research Projects on April 15

The real, creative and diverse world of research goes on display during Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE 2010. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 15, in Veale Center on the CWRU campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From understanding how ancient mammals can help us conserve modern ones to how sleep can impact the intake of carbohydrates by adolescents are among the A to Zs of research highlighted in active demonstrations, four panel discussions and hundreds of poster displays.

"Research ShowCASE provides evidence of how research and scholarship bring value to the university, our community and the world," says Cynthia Barker, director of Research ShowCASE 2010. Read more.

Campus News

Relay For Life

Case Western Reserve's Relay For Life planning committee invites the campus community to participate in Power of Purple Day on Thursday, April 1. Campus members are invited to wear the color purple to show their support for cancer research and for those who are battling cancer. There will be several events throughout the day, as well as information about the university's third annual Relay For Life event, taking place April 16 and 17. Learn more.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today in Fribley Commons. The drive is sponsored by Sigma Psi. Schedule an appointment online by using "Casewestern" as the code. Walk-ins will be accepted.

The campus community is invited to nominate students for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones award. The award, named in honor of the late Tubbs Jones, a double alumna, was established to honor an underrepresented undergraduate student for significant contributions to campus life, scholarship, and community service. E-mail names for consideration to Case Western Reserve undergraduate students can apply online. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, April 2.

For Faculty and Staff


The Employee Education, Training and Development Unit will host a session on "Writing with Clarity and Confidence: Workplace Writing" from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. This session will focus on clear, precise and effective communication in various forms of writing, especially for sensitive and strategic e-mails and formal reports. Register online.

Information about the 2010 Freedman Center Fellows Program will be announced at a program meeting beginning at noon, Friday, April 2, in Kelvin Smith Library's Dampeer Room. Full-time faculty interested in innovative scholarly projects should attend the meeting for details on program criteria, application instruction forms and more. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Tom Hayes. Learn more about the program.

For Students

Seniors should have received an an e-mail from Dean Jeffrey Wolcowitz in February asking for participation in Case Western Reserve's senior survey. This web-based survey asks seniors questions about their experiences as an undergraduate. Responses will help the university understand and improve the undergraduate experience. Students who have not already taken the survey are asked to take a few minutes to respond. Every 50th respondent will win a $50 VISA gift card.


"The Past, Present, and Future of Women's And Gender Studies," a talk by Susan Stanford Friedman, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30p.m., Wednesday, April 7, in Clark Hall, Room 206. Refreshments will be served. Stanford Friedman is director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presented by Case Western Reserve's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Johanna Drucker of the University of California, Los Angeles, is the featured speaker for the 2010 Scholarly Communication Lecture Series at Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The talk will begin at 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 9 in the O'Neill Reading Room area at KSL. Digital humanities and scholarship, knowledge modeling, history of print culture, information advances, and more will be highlighted during the lecture. More details are available on the KSL NewsBlog.

The Players Theater Group will be perform "The Laramie Project" April 1, 2, and 3 at 8 p.m. in the Eldred Theater Black Box. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and at the door. The Laramie Project chronicles the town of Laramie, Wyo., after the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay university student. The play contains mature themes and language.

The Canada-U.S. Law Institute will focus on the theme of "The Canada-U.S. Regulatory Regime: Review, Reform Recovery" April 8-10 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Complete conference details are available online.

Case Western Reserve's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Acting Program at The Cleveland Play House will present "Cloud 9" in the Brooks Theatre through April 3. Directed by chair and director of the MFA program, Ron Wilson, "Cloud 9" is a satirical look at relationships, sex and politics. "Cloud 9" marks the debut performance of the MFA first-year acting graduate ensemble. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for students. Call (216) 795-7000 ext. 4 or go online for details.

Et al.

Mark. D. Stovsky, associate professor in the Department of Urology, is listed among the "Best Doctors 2010" in Cleveland Magazine's March issue.

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In the News

Wind turbines to be built in Lake Erie by 2012, group says

The Plain Dealer, March 30, 2010
Wind turbines could rise from Lake Erie as early as 2012, a development group says. The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp., a fledgling non-profit known as LEEDCo, announced Monday that it was seeking developers to build four to eight turbines in the lake at an estimated cost of $100 million. Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason also spoke at the event.

UAW trust fund to sell rights to rising Ford stock

The Associated Press, March 29, 2010
After watching Ford Motor Co.'s stock climb to a five-year high, a United Auto Workers trust fund is cashing in, selling the rights to an 11 percent ownership stake in Ford to raise at least $1.3 billion for retiree health care. The union also needs to diversify its portfolio away from auto shares to protect against another industry downturn, said J.B. Silvers, professor of health systems management at Case Western Reserve University.

Practicing teamwork

The Plain Dealer, March 30, 2010
Nursing and medical students at Case Western Reserve University are learning a new way to assess patients and then talk to each other about it, with the goal of improved patient safety and treatment outcomes.

Even a heart attack won't get people to exercise

True/Slant, March 29, 2010
Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University found that one year after 248 individuals completed a 12-week cardiac rehabilitation program following a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty, only 37 percent exercised three times a week to keep their hearts healthy.

Higher Ed News

AP: Good but oversold?

Inside Higher Ed, March 308, 2010
The Advanced Placement program is becoming more and more popular, with 25 percent of high school graduates taking at least one AP examination, elite colleges expecting to see applicants' transcripts full of the courses, and politicians demanding that more and more high schools offer them.