The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation awards $8 million to Case Western Reserve
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University $8 million to support programs in social work, nonprofit leadership and community engagement. The commitment includes a $4.95 million lead gift to support an $8.9 million capital campaign project for the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
The project will provide a major renovation and improvements for the existing building and rename the building the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. An additional $3.05 million will be used to endow a chair for the dean, to be named the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean of Applied Social Sciences, as well as funding for related educational initiatives. Read more.
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School of Medicine
CWRU Scientists Find Way to Detect Autism from Brain Activity
Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children. Their findings appear in the online journal PLOS ONE.
The researchers recorded and analyzed dynamic patterns of brain activity with magnetoencephalography (MEG) to determine the brain’s functional connectivity—that is, its communication from one region to another. MEG measures magnetic fields generated by electrical currents in neurons of the brain. Read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
New Book Explores Complexity of American-Chinese Business Relations
Business ethics are an enduring area of interest for Steven Feldman, PhD, professor of marketing and policy studies.
Feldman spent time teaching in Shanghai while researching Chinese-American business relationships for his new book. Interviews with dozens of Chinese and American executives yielded surprising insights into the ethical issues that complicate business relations between these two economic powerhouses. Read more.
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New Master’s Degree in Translational Health Technology
Case School of Engineering
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is excited to announce a new master’s program in Translational Health Technology that combines aspects of bioengineering, marketing, entrepreneurship, bioregulatory affairs, ethics and experimental design. This one-year program will prepare you to become a leader for a biotech company, translational research organization, federal regulatory institution or hospital system. Take full advantage of Northeast Ohio’s top ranking in biotechnology and the strong collaboration between academia and the world-class hospital systems in Cleveland with this unique degree. Learn more.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Historian Awarded Fellowships to Research Panama Canal Zone Towns
Associate Professor Marixa Lasso of the Department of History has received prestigious fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the National Humanities Center. The fellowships will support her research for a book about the forgotten history of the Panamanian towns that dotted the Canal Zone until U.S. President William Taft ordered their depopulation in 1912.
Lasso will spend the next year on a research leave at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area, writing Building La Zona. Read more.
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And the Nominees Are . . .
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Nominate outstanding School of Nursing alumni for the 2013 Award for Excellence and the Distinguished Alumni Award programs. Presented Homecoming Weekend by the FPB Alumni Association, these awards recognize the nursing school’s best of the best.
The Award for Excellence spotlights alumni who have made significant contributions in nursing or healthcare, while the Distinguished Alumni Award is the school’s highest honor of achievement. Whether you are a nursing school graduate or not, click here to start the nomination process. Learn more about Homecoming Weekend from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29.
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
With Help from Friends, Alum Raises Thousands for Kenyan Orphans
Mary McNamara (SAS ’03), Director of Wellness and Wisdom for the City of Cleveland, Department of Aging, made her sixth trip to Kenya this winter where she visited orphanages supported by the Amani Children's Foundation. After her second trip in 2007, she decided to return home and raise money to help the orphanages care for dozens of children.
Once a week, McNamara entertains eight to 15 artistic friends at her home who fashion jewelry with colorful clay beads made by Kenyan women. They sell the jewelry, bringing in an average of $15,000 to $20,000 a year to support dozens of orphans. She credits success to the volunteer jewelry-makers, whom she recruits in the spirit of a Kenyan proverb: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." (Photo: cleveland.com)
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School of Dental Medicine
As Baby Boomers Age, Need for Geriatric Dentistry Training Grows
One of only 200 experts in the country, Marco Rouman has seen the horrific side of what happens when the elderly go without dental care.
From simple dental problems to advanced oral cancer, geriatric dentists treat a wide spectrum of conditions. The issue of geriatric dental care is a growing concern for an aging population. And, as Rouman sees it, shifting demographics also provides an opportunity for dental schools. Learn more.
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School of Law
Jonathan Adler Among the Most Downloaded Law Authors on SSRN
Professor Jonathan Adler has reached the top 50 most downloaded law authors of the past year in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) database. Professor Adler’s articles have been downloaded 14,448 times (and counting). View a list of Professor Adler’s articles.
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Cleveland: 2013 Hudson Relays - Alumni Team
San Francisco: Arion Press Reception and Tour
Texas: 12th Annual Wine and Wildflowers
Tampa Bay: The Chihuly Collection & Alumni Connection
Library of Congress
Alumni Travel Program
Village Life in Tuscany
Join alumni and friends from Sept. 23 through Oct. 1, 2013 on a delightful sojourn that introduces you to the authentic traditions and culture of Tuscany. Our itinerary includes accommodations in medieval Siena near the historic Piazza del Campo and in the heart of spectacular Florence, with specially arranged excursions highlighting the region's history, the exquisite artistic and architectural legacy of great Italian Renaissance masters and the centuries-old secrets of world-renowned wine and olive oil. Call 800.886.9895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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The Alumni House is also available to rent for both business and social events.
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