David Mercier (MGT '07) recently published a book, A Beautiful Medicine —A Radical Look at the Essence of Health and Healing. The author describes his work as "blending the biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the human experience into a model of health and healing."
Mercier says the positive organization development program at The Weatherhead School of Management gave him the "self-confidence that led to bold new steps in my life and in my career."
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Four CWRU Members of the "Maker Class" to Speak at TEDxCLE
Four members of the Case Western Reserve community were selected to take the stage at TEDxCLE this month. Here's a look at what they will present at the sold-outevent on April 20:
Brian Grimberg, an assistant professor of international health, will present "Buzzkill: How Malaria Has, and Is, Changing The World We Live In."
His talk will shine a light on the still-prevalent and deadly disease as well as to help people understand the university’s prominence in malaria and tropical medicine research.
Yohannes Haile-Selassie, adjunct professor of cognitive science and anthropology and curator of anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will discuss "Searching for Our Ancestors in the Afar Desert of Ethiopia: An Incessant Affair."
Last month Haile-Selassie and a team of scientists announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from the Woranso-Mille area of Ethiopia.
Lisa Damour is director of the Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults to schools nationally, serves on the board of the Eating Disorders Network and is a clinical instructor of psychology at Case Western Reserve University.
Her talk, “The Difference Between Adults and Grown Ups," will explore what it truly means to grow up—not just age—into adulthood.
Graduate student Philip Niles, a 2009 TED Fellow, will discuss how Cleveland can lead an open-source data movement in his talk, "Where New Ideas Come From: Growing Up (& Down) Euclid Avenue With the Help of Open Data."
This year’s theme of TEDxCLE is “The Maker Class,” focusing on the “makers," people who create solutions to problems. Independently organized by Clevelanders Hallie Bram and Eric Kogelschatz, the event is now in its third year and has grown markedly while still maintaining a sellout crowd. In fact, it doubled its capacity this year, yet still sold out in 39 minutes.
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Mandel School Moves Up to No. 9
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is now ranked No. 9 among the best graduate schools of social work in the country, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released March 13, 2012.
MSASS Dean Grover Gilmore heralded the improved ranking as a re-affirmation of the school's quality researchers and dedicated team of faculty, field advisors, staff, alumni and students. The school was ranked No. 10 in 2008. Read more.
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School of Dental Medicine
Stantec/Burt Selected to Design Dental School Expansion
The architectural firm Stantec/Burt Hill has been selected as the lead firm to design the dental school’s expansion project.
The proposed expansion features a two-story addition to the school and will achieve two major objectives:
- Provide a dynamic and vital space to enhance the student, faculty and clinical experiences and represent a visible presence for the school we can be proud of.
- Provide flexible space that can adapt to changing technology and functional needs as we renovate the D.M.D. and specialty clinics.
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School of Law
Dean Signs Cooperation Agreements with Elite Chinese Law Schools
Dean Mitchell made a significant step toward establishing extensive academic cooperation with two prestigious law schools. Peking University Law School and Renmin University of China Law School, widely considered two of the best in China, have signed agreements that provide for faculty and student exchanges, visiting lecturers, expanded law journals, and guest lecturing opportunities for the broader Cleveland community. Students at PKU and Renmin, along with students at our other top partner schools, will also have the opportunity to enroll in special degree programs, approved by the CWRU law faculty, through which they can obtain their LL.M. degrees and JD degrees in less time than it would take to earn each separately.
The School of Law is also offering a Chinese course open to all legal and business professionals. Classes will be held June 4–28. This course will include pronunciation of Chinese sounds and words, reading skills, and considerable practice speaking Chinese. By the end of the four week course, participants should be able to be understood in airports, taxis, hotels and restaurants, as well as in legal and business meetings. Read Dean Mitchell's blog post about the program.
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School of Medicine
Genetic Regulator of Fat Metabolism and Muscle Fitness Discovered
While exercise is accepted universally as the most beneficial prescription physicians can write for patients, little is known about the molecular mechanisms that generate its widespread health benefits. Researchers from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have shed light on this mystery by discovering that a genetic factor, Kruppel-like Factor 15 (KLF15), governs the body’s ability to burn fat during exercise.
Previous research from the laboratory of Mukesh Jain, MD, FAHA, identified the importance of KLF15 in the metabolism of two of the three basic nutrients used by the human body: sugar and protein. The most recent discovery of the essential role for the gene in the metabolism of the third nutrient, fat, completes the trilogy. Ultimately, research has uncovered that KLF15 drives the ability of our body’s working muscles to increase their capacity to burn fat and generate force. Read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
Businessweek and U.S. News Rankings on the Rise
Businessweek’s recently-released rankings named Weatherhead’s undergraduate management program No. 36 in the nation in 2012—the school's best-ever ranking in this well-known publication. U.S. News and World Report, meanwhile, ranked Weatherhead's undergraduate program No. 28 in the nation (and No. 12 among private universities) in 2012, up from No. 34 in 2011.
Businessweek surveys graduating students, alumni, and corporate recruiters to determine its yearly rankings. The rankings are also based on participating institutions’ ratio of full-time students to faculty and average class size. In an article called “Behind the Ranking: What the Numbers Show,” a Businessweek writer reports that “[survey] respondents were especially complimentary about small class sizes [and] professors who knew their names.”
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Case School of Engineering
CWRU Raises Wind-Energy Labs Over Cleveland Area
Case Western Reserve University and its partners have erected their third and largest research wind turbine—and begun the process of tying into the grid.
The 1-megawatt turbine, which will sit 230 feet above William Sopko & Sons Co., near the I-90-Rt. 2 split in Euclid, is a utility-scale power generator. The company is one of the university’s industrial partners in wind research and made the property available.
The mid-sized research turbine erected on the same parcel and the smallest, on the Case Western Reserve campus, are already providing power. Read more.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Fossil Reveals Human Ancestor Species Co-existed with "Lucy"
A team of scientists, including three from the College of Arts and Sciences, announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old fossil from an early human ancestor. The fossil, a partial foot, was found in the same region of Ethiopia as the famous “Lucy,” but researchers say it did not belong to the same species. The discovery indicates that more than one species of pre-humans with different methods of locomotion co-existed during that period.
Involved in the study are lead author and project leader Yohannes Haile-Selassie, adjunct professor of cognitive science and anthropology and curator of anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Bruce Latimer, director of the Center for Human Origins; and Beverly Saylor, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences. The analysis was published in the March 29, 2012, issue of the journal Nature. Read more and watch a video.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Call for Nursing 2012 Alumni Awards Nominations
Each year, the FPB Alumni Association seeks to recognize alumni who have made outstanding and meritorious contributions to nursing or healthcare with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Award for Excellence.
If you know of an FPB alumnus who exemplifies the spirit of pioneering leadership and selflessness embodied in the tradition of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, please learn more and submit your nomination.
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Alumni Travel Program
Fall Foliage Cruise
Travel with alumni and friends for a fall foliage cruise exploring the New England islands and Hudson River Valley, October 13-20, 2012. William Leuchtenburg, PhD, one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation, will deliver a series of lectures throughout the voyage. Cruise highlights include Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Rockefeller estate at Kykuit, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, some of the Hudson River Valley’s most prominent art museums, and the Military Academy at West Point. Contact the Alumni Travel office at 800.886.9895 email@example.com 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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