Sally Magana (GRS '03)
Can you imagine doing research on the world-famous, 45.52-carat Hope Diamond? Sally Magana did, and she says it was the professional honor of a lifetime. As a researcher with the Gemological Institute of America, Magana's job is to use the science she learned at CWRU to determine the quality of diamonds from all over the world.
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The Alumni Association Announces New Daniel Clancy Award for 2011
Make your nominations for all four Alumni Association Awards
In honor of a lifetime of service to Case Western Reserve University, The Alumni Association is pleased to announce The Daniel Clancy (LAW '62) Alumni Service Award. Established during Alumni Weekend in 2010, the award honors an outstanding Case Western Reserve University alumnus who has been an active member of the alumni community for at least 12 years and has made significant contributions to The Alumni Association and its programs.
In addition to the new Clancy award, The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and The Newton D. Baker Distinguished Service Award. All four Alumni Association Awards will be presented during Alumni Weekend 2011, held October 13–16. Make your nominations today!
Congratulations to The Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients
Camille Austin (CWR '11, English and biology), pictured above right, and Alicia Traylor (CWR '11, political science) are the first two CWRU students to receive scholarships from The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University's license plate program scholarship fund. The scholarships were made possible through the generosity of CWRU alumni and friends through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles collegiate license plate program.
For every $35 Case Western Reserve University license plate sold, $25 is donated to The Alumni Association Scholarship Fund—allowing us to present scholarship dollars to deserving students. Ready to show your school spirit while supporting this worthy program? Visit the Ohio BMV's CWRU page for details.
Case School of Engineering
A Scratched Coating Heals Itself
Stuart Rowan, Kent Hale Smith Professor of Engineering, and his research team partnered with engineers in the U.S. and Switzerland to develop a polymer-based material that can heal itself when placed under ultraviolet light for less than a minute. While their polymers aren’t ready for commercial use yet, their findings, published in the April 21 issue of Nature, prove that the concept works.
Read more or see for yourself.
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College of Arts and Sciences
Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Anthropologist Cynthia Beall
Cynthia M. Beall, Distinguished University Professor and S. Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue her research on human adaptation to high altitudes.
Out of 3,000 applicants, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation selected 180 scholars to receive the prestigious fellowship this year. Read more.
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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
FPB Alumni Weekend & Reunion:
Save the Date!
You won’t want to miss the biggest celebration for FPB nursing alumni this year! The FPB Alumni Weekend & Reunion will be held on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2011, coinciding with the CWRU Alumni Weekend. This year, we will be holding our main alumni and reunion event as a dinner at the newly renovated Cleveland historic Tudor Arms Hotel by DoubleTree.
Click here for the tentative schedule, hotel information—or to nominate an outstanding alumnus for the Distinguished Alumni Award or the Award for Excellence. We look forward to seeing you!
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Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
MSASS Dean Conducts Research on Alzheimer's and Cataracts
Cleve Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is the principal investigator on a study looking into two very common aging-related diseases in older adults—Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cataracts. In elderly adults, these two diseases frequently occur in the same person. Although a cure for AD is currently unavailable, cataracts can be effectively treated with surgery in most people. The removal of cataracts has documented benefits for visual performance and for reducing accidents and falls.
However, Gilmore's project identifies a significant health disparity— persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease are often denied cataract surgery. He is conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the impact of cataract removal on the vision, cognition and quality of life of AD patients. Hear a recent interview on WCPN.
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School of Dental Medicine
Welcome to the Alumni Association,
Class of 2011!
Congratulations to the Class of 2011 from the School of Dental Medicine. Dean Jerold Goldberg (DEN ‘70), Alumni Association President Stuart Katz (DEN ‘69) and Commencement speaker Dr. Raymond Gist—President of the American Dental Association—welcomed the class into the ranks of the alumni association and the profession of dentistry.
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School of Law
Warner Bros. CEO Speaks at Law School Commencement Ceremony
The School of Law was honored to have Barry Meyer (LAW ’67) as the 2011 commencement speaker. Meyer, who is one of the most highly respected leaders in his industry, became chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. on October 4, 1999 after having served as the studio’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since April 1994.
In this role, Meyer oversees one of the most successful collections of entertainment brands in the world. Warner Bros., a Time Warner Company, is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and related businesses across current and emerging media and platforms. Under Meyer’s leadership, Warner Bros. has consistently ranked as one of the strongest, most profitable and best-positioned studios in the industry. Read more.
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School of Medicine
New Study Identifies Possible Cause of Salt-Induced Hypertension
Salt Intake Affects Body’s Ability to Simultaneously Regulate Blood Pressure and Temperature
New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Kent State University shows that salt intake raises blood pressure because it makes it harder for the cardiovascular system to simultaneously juggle the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature. Until now, scientists have been unable to explain why some individuals are salt sensitive and others are salt resistant. Read more.
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Weatherhead School of Management
Immerse Yourself: Leadership Deep Dive
Nine-day executive development program now in its third year
Admission is now open for the next Leadership Deep Dive (LDD) class—July 26–28, 2011, Oct. 4–6, 2011 and Jan. 24–26, 2012 (9 days total).
Since 2009, LDD has helped nearly 100 senior executives acquire the skills, knowledge and insight necessary to be an outstanding leader. Led by senior members of the esteemed Department of Organizational Behavior, the program is based upon significant discoveries and new practices developed through their research. This immersive, intensive program offers aspiring and established executive leaders a transformative learning experience designed to inspire, renew and expand their leadership impact.
The Dive begins July 26, 2011. Click here or call 216.368.0017 for more information or to apply.
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Lower Your Taxes
IRA Rollovers are back! If you are 70½ or older, you can transfer as much as $100,000 a year directly from an IRA to Case Western Reserve University and enjoy numerous tax advantages. Read more.