Karyn Wheeler (CWR '07) lives in Manhattan and recently landed a job as a recruiting data analyst for Facebook.
"The very best part of working at Facebook is being surrounded by super smart people," Wheeler says. "Every day I'm inspired by and amazed by the people around me and the work they do."
After graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a double major in psychology and sociology, Wheeler went on to earn her PhD in human development and family science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Forward Thinking in 2012
With the support of alumni like you, Forward Thinking: The Campaign for Case Western Reserve University, has already raised more than $660 million!
Interested in learning more about this incredible undertaking? Check out the campaign video, campaign priorities and a message from President Barbara R. Snyder.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Visits CWRU
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu visited campus Jan.18 to learn more about Department of Energy-funded and other energy-related research at Case Western Reserve University.
During his visit, he toured a lab in the White Building and listened to presentations from faculty members and graduate students. Read more.
Case School of Engineering
Engineering Cartilage Replacements
A lab discovery is a step toward implantable replacement cartilage, holding promise for knees, shoulders, ears and noses damaged by osteoarthritis, sports injuries and accidents.
Self-assembling sheets of mesenchymal stem cells permeated with tiny beads filled with growth factor formed thicker, stiffer cartilage than previous tissue engineering methods, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found. A description of the research is published in the Journal of Controlled Release. Read more.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Implanted Biofuel Cell Converts Bug's Chemistry Into Electricity
An experiment by researchers in the chemistry and biology departments has shown that an insect's internal chemistry can be converted into electricity using a biofuel cell.
The small amount of energy could potentially be used in applications that have so far only been possible in science fiction. For example, an insect could be equipped with a sensor for the purposes of espionage. Read more.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Meet Dean Mary Kerr
Mary E. Kerr was named dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, effective July 18, 2011. The nursing school's Office of Alumni Relations and Development is pleased to offer the opportunity to gather with us in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 25. Dean Kerr also met with Cleveland area alumni and friends earlier this month at a series of special receptions.
Dean Kerr looks forward to getting to know the loyal FPB Alumni Association. Click here for details or email us at FPBevent@cwru.edu to RSVP.
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Alumna and 'Community Hero' Helps Families Get Through Trauma
Rosemary Creeden (SAS ’94) doesn't mind when the phone rings in the wee hours of the night. As the overseer of the countywide Children Who Witness Violence Program, Creeden and her team work with Cleveland police to reach out to families of victims of violent crimes. Creeden has been program manager since its inception in 1999, and under her leadership, the program has won national attention.
The Plain Dealer recently recognized Creeden as one of the special people who made Greater Cleveland a better place to live in 2011through their “Community Heroes” series. Read the full story.
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School of Dental Medicine
Department Receives Full Accreditation
The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery received full accreditation without recommendations after their October site visit from CODA/ADA. This achievement could not have been accomplished without the dedication of our faculty.
Click here to download the full department newsletter and like us on Facebook!
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School of Law
Law School Features Successful Case Downtown Programs
The Student Services and Career Services Offices have recently launched a new mentoring program with alumni and students. Students and alumni are invited to participate in Making Connections: Case Western Reserve Alumni-Student Mentoring Program. Making Connections is designed to provide students with alumni mentors who can offer career and professional advice through a series of evening and lunchtime events.
Alumni and student matches are based on student interest and alumni background/practice area. By meeting several times during the academic year, students and mentors are given the opportunity to have continuing conversations, bringing new questions to the table at each event. During the academic year, mentoring groups will be invited to four events held downtown or at the law school. For more information, please contact Sarah McFarlane Polly, Associate Dean for Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.5139.
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School of Medicine
$6.75 Million Awarded to Case Western Reserve to Study IBD
Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine received a $6.75 million program project grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to study the role of innate immunity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
This grant supports the investigation of a new pathogenesis, or cause of the disease, which was discovered by Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pathology, chief of the division of gastrointestinal and liver disease at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and director of the Digestive Health Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
Professor Coauthors ICIS Winning Paper
Kalle Lyytinen, PhD, Iris S. Wolstein Professor in Management Design, Professor of Information Systems, and Faculty Director of the Doctor of Management Program, along with coauthors Youngjin Yoo of Temple University and James Gaskin and B. Veeresh Thummadi (both doctoral students at Case Western Reserve), won the Best Paper award at the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) December 4-7, 2011 in Shanghai. Their winning paper was entitled Digital Technology and the Variation in Design Routines: A Sequence Analysis of Four Design Processes.
ICIS is the premier international conference on information systems, attracting around 1,300 leading researchers each year, and the paper was chosen from more than 800 submitted.
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Las Vegas: Alumni Mob Museum Tour and Dinner
Austin: Alumni Happy Hour and Networking
Career Connections is a short term job shadowing experience connecting first and second year students with alumni. Read more and sign up!
Discovering Eastern Europe
Join us from July 31 through Aug. 16, 2012 on an exciting and in-depth tour to the heart of Eastern Europe, a region both culturally rich and exceptionally beautiful, and ideal for the intellectually curious traveler. Our odyssey traverses five countries— Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic—and weaves together the area’s history with the monumental events of the 20th century. Visit the travel site for details!
Turkey Through a Modern Lens
We are pleased to invite you on a special journey with President Barbara R. Snyder that will combine the best and often unseen aspects of Turkey’s rich history with stimulating encounters with contemporary Turkey--with our special faculty member, John Grabowski, associate professor of applied history on June 16-24, 2012, with an optional sailing extension along the Turquoise Coast, June 24-29, 2012. For details email email@example.com
The Alumni House
Coming to campus? Stop in at The Alumni
House. Located at 11310 Juniper Rd., this "home away from home" is the perfect place to read the paper, enjoy a cup of coffee, browse
the library or check your email in the business center.
The Alumni House is also available to rent for both business and social events.
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