Sandra Russ’ contributions to CWRU, psychology earn her Distinguished University Professor honor


As a clinical child psychologist, Sandra Russ recognized a connection between creativity and pretend play. That link prompted questions: How is pretend play related to creativity? Could creativity be increased through pretend play experiences? Digging

Nursing’s Barbara Daly recognized as Distinguished University Professor


Barbara Daly is more than a nurse educator; she’s a nurse philosopher. Her life’s work has focused on remedying the moral and ethical issues doctors and nurses face in treating the sickest of the hospital’s

James Kazura’s accomplishments earn him CWRU’s top award

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Former Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Frederick Robbins greatly influenced James W. Kazura—an up-and-coming medical house officer in the 1970s—to pursue global health as a career. At the time, Kazura was surrounded

CWRU staff, students reflect on Gay Games experiences

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The 2014 Gay Games concluded last Saturday with celebratory closing ceremonies in downtown Cleveland. The games saw more than 9,000 athletes compete in 35 different events across Northeast Ohio—four of which were held at

Case Western Reserve University to provide two additional days off this winter

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President Barbara R. Snyder announced today that the university will provide staff two additional paid days off this winter—specifically, Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2. In addition, she said, Case Western Reserve leaders are

Class of 2018 tweaks traditional CWRU welcome with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


In a day rich with tradition, the undergraduate Class of 2018 decided to do something entirely new. First, of course, class members did all the classic annual events: they attended the formal welcome for first-year,

Staff invited to share comments, suggestions through new survey


Case Western Reserve University has surveyed faculty regularly since at least 2004. Today, staff members get their say. Last year the university’s strategic plan committed to take steps to increase staff engagement. One of the

Case Western Reserve to celebrate opening of Tinkham Veale University Center with reception, tours, OK GO concert on Aug. 24


Case Western Reserve will celebrate the opening of the Tinkham Veale University Center, a striking steel-and-glass structure in the heart of campus, on Sunday, Aug. 24, the evening before the start of the 2014-2015

Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III announces the appointment of Brian D. Voss as interim chief information officer

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Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III today announced the appointment of Brian D. Voss as interim chief information officer (CIO) while the university concludes its search for a permanent CIO. Voss, who recently retired as vice

It takes more than practice to excel, CWRU’s new psychologist reports

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Case Western Reserve University’s new assistant professor of psychology Brooke N. Macnamara and colleagues have overturned a 20-year-old theory that people who excel in their fields are those who practiced the most. Their findings are