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  • Blog@Case Directory
    on Tuesday Dec 12 at 5 34 PM Scrumtralescence 44 total entries Last updated on Sunday Jul 16 at 4 50 PM Sea of Glass 2 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Jul 26 at 12 20 AM Sean Detwiler s MGMT 250 Journal 17 total entries Last updated on Monday Dec 11 at 4 02 PM Sean O Reilly s Online Journal 10 total entries Last updated on Monday Dec 19 at 12 52 PM Second Life at Case 12 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Jul 1 at 12 47 PM Seok Hwang s Online Journal 17 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Dec 12 at 11 11 PM Shannon Crock s blog 2 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Apr 6 at 5 43 PM Shawn White s Online Journal 16 total entries Last updated on Saturday Dec 3 at 8 26 PM Shine on 2 total entries Last updated on Saturday Jan 27 at 11 32 PM Shirley Moore Grant Writer 36 total entries Last updated on Saturday Feb 13 at 5 45 PM SIS and Services News 49 total entries Last updated on Thursday Dec 5 at 1 58 PM Sitar Bhatt s Online Journal 16 total entries Last updated on Saturday Dec 2 at 11 19 PM Social Work Podcast Project 12 total entries Last updated on Friday Oct 31 at 4 14 PM Sona s blog 3 total entries Last updated on Monday Apr 10 at 10 23 PM Sonal Mehta s Online Journal 15 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Dec 12 at 10 42 PM Special Collections News Blog 2 total entries Last updated on Thursday Mar 19 at 2 04 PM SQ Projekt Podcasts 5 total entries Last updated on Saturday Mar 31 at 7 41 PM Srimana Niyomkar s Online Journal 12 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Apr 1 at 8 32 PM Stacy Kozina s Online Journal 16 total entries Last updated on Sunday Dec 11 at 11 19 PM Staff Advisory Council 15 total entries Last updated on Friday Jan 20 at 11 57 PM Staff Employment Opportunities CWRU 349 total entries Last updated on Monday Nov 9 at 10 57 AM Start case edu Blog 3 total entries Last updated on Saturday Apr 1 at 9 48 PM Status of Network and Services 381 total entries Last updated on Wednesday May 26 at 4 09 PM Stephen Frese s Online Journal 6 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Nov 13 at 11 00 PM Stephen Young s Online Journal 16 total entries Last updated on Friday Nov 24 at 4 52 PM Steven Izen s blog 2 total entries Last updated on Saturday Nov 4 at 3 35 PM Student Accounts Receivable Weblog 8 total entries Last updated on Thursday Jan 25 at 2 21 PM STUDENT BAR ASSOCIATION 166 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Apr 26 at 7 25 PM Stuff I do 4 total entries Last updated on Saturday Sep 20 at

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/directory/p-t (2015-11-11)
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    total entries Last updated on Monday Feb 23 at 3 59 PM Weep for the Future 3 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Jul 11 at 3 47 PM Wei Ting Lin s Online Journal 15 total entries Last updated on Sunday Dec 11 at 12 05 AM Wenhui s blog 5 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Jan 25 at 5 05 PM William Moses Online Journal 17 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Dec 13 at 12 15 AM William Wichert s blog 6 total entries Last updated on Friday Oct 17 at 12 18 PM Wizard Blog 51 total entries Last updated on Tuesday Oct 24 at 4 12 PM WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Nov 2 at 12 13 PM Words of Trishdom 120 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Jan 17 at 11 08 AM Working at CWRU 2 total entries Last updated on Wednesday Jun 4 at 12 40 PM Writing Instructors Weblog 2 total entries Last updated on Sunday Jan 29 at 9 04 AM WSOM STK BLOG 4 total entries Last updated on Thursday Feb 16 at 9 28 AM WTF s a blog

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/directory/u-z (2015-11-11)
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  • Men can benefit from pelvic exercises to prevent urinary leaks after prostate cancer treatment, study finds | think:blog
    Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Clinic MetroHealth Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center wanted to know whether exercises could help men who experience urinary incontinence following prostate cancer treatment Urinary incontinence has been shown to cause significant distress in men following prostate cancer treatments Zhang said They re afraid to travel or attend other social gatherings because there may not be a restroom nearby The findings published in a Journal of Urology article Zhang wrote detailed results from 244 men randomly assigned to one of three approaches to reduce leakage and manage symptoms The first two approaches offered the men one session of biofeedback assisted pelvic exercises and six biweekly sessions either in a peer support group or by phone to learn how to self manage their symptoms In the third approach men received information and a doctor s directions for care or sought information on their own Researchers tracked leakage and symptom distress at the beginning of the study and again at three and six months By the third month the first two methods biofeedback plus support group or telephone contact showed better results The number of leakage episodes decreased At the last assessment at six months the men receiving biofeedback and support recorded the greatest reduction in leakage amount While more study is needed Zhang speculates that the improvements were most influenced by the peer group support This study helps fill a gap in our knowledge about how we can treat these patients she said The National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute R01CA127493 supported the study Cleveland Clinic University Hospitals Case Medical Center Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the MetroHealth System provided patient access print e mail feeds connect Get in touch with Case Western Reserve University s media relations

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/22/men_can_benefit_from_pelvic_exercises_to_prevent_urinary_leaks_after_prostate_cancer_treatment_study_finds (2015-11-11)
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  • Case Western Reserve to award honorary degree to legendary singer-songwriter-producer Smokey Robinson | think:blog
    century creatively combining pop music with early rock and roll and gospel Among the most prolific and successful songwriters of the 1960s Robinson was among the first artists to record at the Detroit based recording empire known as Motown Records Robinson and the Miracles scored 27 pop soul hits at Motown from 1960 71 including such classics as You ve Really Got a Hold on Me Shop Around Going to a Go Go The Tracks of My Tears The Tears of a Clown and I Second That Emotion In addition to fronting the Miracles Robinson served as a Motown vice president for several years producing writing and scouting for talent as Berry Gordy Jr s most trusted confidant and right hand man Robinson wrote hit songs for Marvin Gaye the Temptations Martha and the Vandellas the Supremes the Four Tops and countless others In 2006 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame he received a Kennedy Center Honor the same year Rolling Stone magazine in featuring Robinson as one of the world s 100 greatest singers of all time No 20 described his unique style this way His high delicate delivery marked him as not so much a tenor as a male soprano able to glide into a heartbreaking falsetto that remains one of the most distinctive sounds of 20th century pop Paul McCartney once marveled Smokey Robinson was like God in our eyes Conferring an honorary degree to Smokey Robinson is a singular form of recognition for one of the great multi faceted entertainers of our time said Daniel Goldmark director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve Robinson will be the honoree at the 2015 Annual Music Masters Series a 20 year collaboration between the Rock Hall and Case Western Reserve that combines scholarly and popular approaches to rock and roll history in a unique program that reflects the museum s educational mission and the university s Center for Popular Music Studies Since the creation of the Music Department s Center for Popular Music Studies in 2012 Case Western Reserve has become internationally known in the rapidly growing academic field of popular music studies due in part to the center s many ongoing partnerships with the Rock Hall including the Music Masters Series The tribute concert culminates a weeklong celebration Nov 2 7 of the life and legacy of Robinson who will attend to accept the award but is not scheduled to perform Other featured events include a keynote lecture You Really Got a Hold on Me by famed rock journalist Dave Marsh on Thursday Nov 5 at 7 p m at Case Western Reserve s Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom The event is free and reservations are not required A conference on Robinson s life and legacy in partnership with the Rock Hall will be held Saturday Nov 7 from 10 30 a m to 3 30 p m in the Rock Hall s Foster Theater Tickets are 25 and are

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/21/case_western_reserve_to_award_honorary_degree_to_legendary_singersongwriterproducer_smokey_robinson (2015-11-11)
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  • Study aims to document return on investment to U.S. employers who train registered apprentices | think:blog
    year she served on President Barack Obama s Council of Economic Advisers At a recent White House Apprenticeship Summit Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said the Joyce Foundation JPMorgan Chase and the Annie E Casey Foundation will support the research involving economists from Case Western Reserve Stanford University and the Commerce Department As far as we know there has been no study of the return to U S employers of investing in apprenticeship said Helper the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at Weatherhead School of Management Given the renewed interest in the learn while they earn apprenticeship model it is important to fill this gap The study will analyze diverse sectors and geography to provide needed data on employer benefits and costs According to the U S Department of Labor registered apprenticeships meet national standards for registration with the Labor Department s Office of Apprenticeship or federally recognized state apprenticeship agencies A registered apprentice earns a nationally recognized credential from the Labor Department The Commerce Department s Skills for Business initiative is about preparing workers for jobs of the future The study will gather data to help employers understand if investing in registered apprenticeships can boost the bottom line while helping the nation prosper Researchers will make visits to companies and hold conversations with workers and managers U S employers who sponsor registered apprentices generally do so to build a pipeline of skilled workers boost retention reduce recruiting costs and improve productivity President Obama recently announced that 175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants will help train and hire more than 34 000 new apprentices in high growth and high tech industries over the next five years print e mail feeds connect Get in touch with Case Western Reserve University s media relations team Contact information photos news releases and more

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/20/study_aims_to_document_return_on_investment_to_us_employers_who_train_registered_apprentices (2015-11-11)
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  • Angela Y. Davis to deliver keynote address at CWRU Social Justice Institute “Think Tank 2015” | think:blog
    discrimination It may be hidden to some but it is clear to many many others that Cleveland and the nation are experiencing the stark realities of an unjust criminal justice system and racial and economic inequalities said Rhonda Y Williams founder and director of the Social Justice Institute Angela Y Davis visit is right on time for she is a commanding example of how to harness the power spirit will and audacity to think and act in the name of social justice over a lifetime On Saturday Nov 14 local and national thought leaders will lead three consecutive sessions on empathy social justice and social transformation focused on labor LGBTQ rights immigration and the criminal justice system Saturday s closing keynote performance talk will feature the Chilean hip hop artists Rebel Diaz The acclaimed bilingual crew performs internationally using boom bap traditions and hip hop appeal to address issues of justice and provide social commentary Think Tank 2015 opens with a screening of the film Finding the Gold Within on Thursday Nov 12 at 6 p m in Strosacker Auditorium One of the students featured in the documentary is now a CWRU student He will participate in a Q A following the screening All events are free and open to the public Donations are welcome Registration is requested and can be made online through the Social Justice Institute website https case edu socialjustice events upcomingEvents html More information is available on the website or by calling the institute at 216 368 7568 The Social Justice Institute at CWRU aims to provide a space for promoting and supporting social justice related research scholarship and teaching for building trust with and improving our community and society for growing social change leaders and for promoting broad based conversations solutions and action The event

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/19/angela_y_davis_to_deliver_keynote_address_at_cwru_social_justice_institute_athink_tank_2015a (2015-11-11)
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  • CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment | think:blog
    from the blood stream into the diseased tissue And surgeons can t go in and cut liberally Karathanasis said Brain tumor cells are often invasive and spread throughout the normal brain and drugs if they get in do nothing because of resistance that develops To reach inside tumors Karathanasis lab developed a short chain of magnetic nanoparticles made of iron oxide and modified the surfaces so one links to the next much like Lego building blocks They link three and then chemically link a liposome sphere filled with a chemotherapy drug The surface of the nanochain is also modified to penetrate and attach to the tumors vascular walls When nanochains congregate inside a tumor the researchers place a wire coil called a solenoid outside near the tumor Electricity passed through the solenoid creates a weak radiofrequency field The field causes the magnetic tails of the chain to vibrate bursting the liposome spheres releasing their drug cargo into the brain tumors In testing with mouse models of aggressive brain tumors the technology took out far more cancer cells inhibited tumor growth better and extended life longer than traditional chemotherapy delivery The targeted delivery system also used far less drug than used in traditional chemotherapy saving healthy tissue from toxic exposure To treat glioblastoma multiforme which typically produces cells resistant to chemotherapy the team will add inhibitors to traditional chemotherapy drugs For instance Rich s lab has shown that inducible nitric acid synthase is a unique signal regulator in glioblastoma stem cells The cancerous stem cells depend on the enzyme for growth and to form tumors Normal neural cells do not In testing with mouse models of the cancer models injected with an inducible nitric acid synthase inhibitor had fewer and smaller tumors compared to control models In addition to the grant

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/14/cwru_researcher_lands_grant_to_build_stealthy_brain_tumor_treatment (2015-11-11)
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  • New $1.17 million National Institutes of Health grant creates pipeline for minority students to pursue PhDs in nursing at CWRU | think:blog
    more diverse faculty that can serve as role models for future nurses Fewer than 3 000 nurses less than 2 percent nationally have obtained doctorate degrees according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation s Future of Nursing Scholars And minorities make up less than 12 percent of the faculty at nursing schools nationally The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported that nursing students from underrepresented ethnic groups African American Hispanic actually begin pursuing higher education degrees at higher rates than whites but get stalled somewhere along the line in their pursuit of doctorate degrees Madigan said The Bridges to the Doctorate program introduces MSN students to the PhD program at Case Western Reserve and allows them to begin building a network of researchers and educators The program will provide MSN students with Two mentors one each from their home school and CWRU Research opportunities with support for related research materials Compensation for research assistantships working up to 20 hours with Case Western Reserve researchers Support to attend scientific conferences Madigan is collaborating with Patricia Sharpnack a Case Western Reserve alumna dean of the Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College and Maureen Mitchell director of the Graduate Program at CSU Family responsibilities and economics often delay or prevent the pursuit of doctorate degrees Madigan said Many potential candidates work as registered nurses RN while attending school Research assistants aren t paid as much as RN s which is a disincentive she said The three participating institutions hope to encourage more MSN students to take on research projects by nearly matching hourly RN salaries Two students each from Ursuline and CSU will enter the program this fall earn MSN degrees and then apply to the Case Western Reserve PhD program Four more MSN students will be added to the program

    Original URL path: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/10/09/new_117_million_national_institutes_of_health_grant_creates_pipeline_for_minority_students_to_pursue_phds_in_nursing_at_cwru (2015-11-11)
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