As the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History, Stephanie Liscio has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. The league was the first official professional black baseball league in the country.
Case Western Reserve University's Information Technology Services (ITS) department is re-emphasizing its commitment to customer service with the creation of a new unit.
Members of the U. S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity heard about "impressive successes" and "deep challenges" faced by Chicago residents as they move from massive low-income housing projects to mixed-income housing developments. The Mandel School's Mark Joseph testified before the committee.
Joan McFaul , associate vice president of Information Technology Services, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute. The Summer Institute, a 34-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is one of the premier residential professional development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.
Case Western Reserve University's alumni and friends continue to provide generous support for research and scholarship even amid challenging economic times. The university's philanthropy totaled $108.7 million, marking the second consecutive year that the university raised more than $100 million. The amount also sets a new record for the second-highest total in the university's history.
Recipients of the 2009 Leadership in Nonprofit Management Award and Organization Innovation Award, presented by the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, fill special niches in social services and cultural arts in the Cleveland nonprofit scene. This year's recipients are Stephen H. Hoffman, president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and the Cleveland International Film Festival.
> An estimated 15 percent (11,799) of Cuyahoga County's children are living one step away from homelessness, according to a new report released by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These children live with a grandparent or someone else and about 75 percent of the children without their parents.
The University Center on Aging and Health in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently received money from the President's Strategic Initiatives Fund with support from the McGregor Foundation. The funding enabled the center to launch a new initiative to help faculty members undertake research projects.
The Case School of Engineering recently received $1.2 million to purchase a range of new instruments to add to their research tools. The instruments will enable them to examine the effects of changes in Nitinol compositions on performance for a range of temperatures, stresses and desired shape variations.
Nine Case Western Reserve students will spend Wednesday, July 15, devoting a day of volunteer service to several nonprofit agencies in Cleveland. The overall objective is to help them become more intimately connected to the community's needs, which will hopefully lead to them remaining in town and becoming part of the region's revitalization efforts.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will offer a free and public patient information seminar, "TMJ Joint Disease and Treatments: Your Options as a Patient," on Wednesday, July 15 from 7-8 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium.
Pennies for Peace jars will appear around campus in the next weeks, and the campus community is being asked to drop in some extra change. The coins collectively will aid the humanitarian work of Fall Convocation speaker Greg Mortenson. He is the author of this year's Common Reading book, Three Cups of Tea, and co-founder of the philanthropic organization, Central Asia Initiative.
Three people connected to Case Western Reserve University will be part of the Ingenuity phenomenon by showcasing their films and interactive displays throughout the event, which takes place July 10-12.
Despite the recent economic woes that have hit the nation, the creative minds behind arts and technology advancements in Northeast Ohio are still conceptualizing unique ideas. Two Case Western Reserve University alumni will be able to attest to that as part of the Ingenuity Festival of Art + Technology 2009.
Emily Fox has no plans to leave Cleveland now that she has graduated from Case Western Reserve University. After three years, she left campus with the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.), and a certificate in nonprofit management. Fox has lived in the area since the age of 13 when her family moved to Shaker Heights from San Francisco. The recent social work graduate wants to be part of the solution to rebuild the city instead of taking flight to other places.