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May 19, 2011

Tinkham Veale II Receives Case Western Reserve's President's Award for Visionary Achievement

At commencement, students thank Veale for his generosity and commitment to the university. Tinkham Veale II’s support of his alma mater began just after his graduation from the Case Institute of Technology as a mechanical engineering major in 1937...

May 16, 2011

Scott Cowen Shares Lessons for Success with 2011 Graduates

Scott Cowen A commitment to Case Western Reserve University, love for the city of Cleveland and preparation in the face of adversity were among the topics discussed as Scott Cowen delivered the commencement address to approximately 2,000 Case Western...

May 21, 2010

Future Real Estate Developer Puts a Visionary Idea into Senior Project at Weatherhead School of Management

Capstone projects are always a great way for seniors to demonstrate what they have learned during their undergraduate years at Case Western Reserve University. Paul Salamon hopes his project might be even more significant than that. He visualizes a lasting legacy -- a real estate development adding vitality to Cleveland’s University Circle area.

May 19, 2010

Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab

Katie Couric visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics, and his research team in his lab Saturday before Commencement to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

May 17, 2010

Katie Couric Encourages Class of 2010 Members to Find Their Passion

More than 1,700 members of Case Western Reserve University’s Class of 2010 received headline advice from news anchor Katie Couric during yesterday’s commencement convocation.

May 14, 2010

Milton and Tamar Maltz to Receive Case Western Reserve’s
President’s Award for Visionary Achievement

Milton and Tamar Maltz believe in the power of philanthropy to make a positive difference for others -- and they have spent their lives proving the point. Over the years they have supported an array of significant efforts in this region and around the country, including two major initiatives at Case Western Reserve University. In recognition of their generosity and wisdom, Barbara R. Snyder will recognize Milton and Tamar with the President’s Award for Visionary Achievement during Commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 16.

May 11, 2010

A Degree of Tenacity

Twenty-two years after he registered for classes at Case Western Reserve University, a biomedical engineering student will walk across the stage and receive his diploma at Commencement on Sunday, May 16 in Veale Athletic Center.

May 10, 2010

Case Western Reserve University to Award Three Honorary Degrees

Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees each year at Commencement. These honors are a means of recognizing excellence in any values aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts. This year's recipients are M. Cherif Bassiouni, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Katie Couric.

May 07, 2010

Wittke Award Winners Announced

Created in 1964 by the Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching is named for Carl Frederick Wittke, who, from 1948 to 1963, was professor of history, chair of the Department of...

May 05, 2010

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Case Western Reserve University is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

Mandel School Graduate Finds Social Work Calling

Susan Ross Driving to Case Western Reserve University’s campus each day, Susan Ross, a social work student who returned to college after nearly 40 years, found inspiration from a Chester Avenue billboard of a 95-year-old woman with a degree...

May 03, 2010

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award honors John S. Diekhoff, who served Case Western Reserve University in several capacities during his tenure, from 1956 to 1970. He was professor of English, chair of the Department of English, dean of Cleveland College, acting dean...

April 30, 2010

Two College of Arts and Sciences Professors Receive Jackson Award

The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The recognition honors outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students....

February 18, 2010

CBS News Anchor Katie Couric to Deliver More than the News
as CWRU's 2010 Commencement Speaker

Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" and correspondent for "60 Minutes," will be front and center on Sunday, May 16, to deliver the keynote Commencement Convocation address to approximately 1,750 graduates in Case Western Reserve University's Class of 2010.

May 19, 2009

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Graduates Inaugural Class

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University graduated its inaugural class of physician-investigators on Sunday, May 17, as part of Case Western Reserve's Commencement ceremonies.

May 18, 2009

Class of 2009 Encouraged to Build Bridges as They Embark Upon the Next Phase of Their Lives

David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, and the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encouraged more than 2,000 graduating students, as well as their family and friends, to reflect upon the "bridges of our lives" during Sunday's Commencement Convocation.

May 15, 2009

Four Awarded John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Diekhoff Award, established in 1978, was first given the same year. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students through advising and classroom teaching. The annual award has been presented to two full-time faculty members who epitomize what it means to mentor graduate students: to connect them with experts in their discipline, engage them academically in a forthright and collegial manner, and actively promote their professional development. In 2009, the award was expanded to also recognize two full-time faculty members who excel in the teaching of graduate students. A committee of graduate and professional program students reviews nominations and recommends winners.

May 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University to Award Honorary Degrees

Case Western Reserve University awards honorary degrees each year at Commencement. These honors are a means of recognizing excellence in any values aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts. This year's recipients are Dorothy Humel Hovorka, Donald C. Johanson, Bernice R. Sandler and William A. Schabas.

May 13, 2009

Physicist, Biologist Named Wittke Award Recipients

Case Western Reserve University recognizes excellence demonstrated by professors in the classroom with the annual Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Two teachers from the College of Arts and Sciences are this year's recipients: Corbin Covault, associate professor of physics, and Nancy DiIulio, instructor of biology.

May 12, 2009

Two School of Medicine Professors Honored with Jackson Award

Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith.

May 11, 2009

P. Hunter Peckham Awarded 2009 Hovorka Prize

P. Hunter Peckham, Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics, was named recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, one of the highest honors a Case Western Reserve University faculty member can receive. He will receive the award at the Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17.

May 04, 2009

Iris S. Wolstein Honored with Case Western Reserve University’s President’s Award for Visionary Achievement for Contributions and Generous Support to the University

Iris S. Wolstein, a dedicated philanthropist and community activist for many years, has helped transform the campus of Case Western Reserve University through the generous spirit she shared with her late husband, Bert. The university will recognize those efforts during its 2009 Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 17, with the President’s Award for Visionary Achievement.

April 30, 2009

Graduation is a Family Reunion for Dental Student

Graduation from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 17, is going to be a big family reunion for Yuan Tao, who has lived thousands of miles apart from her husband in California and four-year old daughter in China over the past four years.

March 02, 2009

Former Surgeon General, Case Western Reserve Alumnus to Deliver Commencement Speech

As a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, 16th Surgeon General David Satcher will return to his alma mater to inspire a new class of graduates when he delivers the 2009 Commencement speech at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 17, in Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center on the Case Western Reserve campus.

March 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University selects honorary doctorates awardees

Four distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctorate degrees in the areas of law, science and humanities during commencement ceremonies at Case Western Reserve University on Sunday, May 18.

May 14, 2007

The 2007 Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize

Nathan A. Berger, M.D., Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science, Health and Society, is the 2007 recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

May 11, 2007

Akerib honored with 2007 Jackson award for his mentoring efforts in physics

Daniel Akerib likes to tell stories and anecdotes about his experiences as a physics student and professor. It is just one way that the professor and chair of the department of physics -- and a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring -- mentors his students.

Spartan sports information director receives 2007 Jackson award for outstanding mentoring

Case Western Reserve University assistant athletic director and sports information director Creg Jantz has been named a recipient of the 2007 J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The award recognizes outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students at Case. Jantz is one of two recipients of the award this year, joining physics professor and department chair Daniel Akerib.

May 10, 2007

Religion professor Deepak Sarma wins 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Upon hearing he had been named a recipient of the 2007 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Deepak Sarma first shared the exciting news at home with his wife. Then he immediately picked up the phone and called his father.

Accounting professor David Pearson receives 2007 Wittke award for undergraduate teaching

Tough. That is the one word used to describe the classes of accounting professor David Pearson, a winner of the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. It is a one-word description used not only by his students, but also by the man himself.

May 09, 2007

Boyatzis, Hanson earn honors for graduate instruction

Experience is the best teacher. The faculty members who received the 2007 John S. Diekhoff Award for graduate teaching at Case Western Reserve University are indicative of the adage, as they have been recognized many times for their effectiveness in the classroom and their ability to connect with and engage students.

March 01, 2007

Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English series, to deliver May 20 commencement address

Richard Lederer, author of more than 30 books about language and humor—including the best-selling Anguished English series—will deliver the keynote address at Case Western Reserve University's commencement ceremony on May 20 at the Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road.

June 26, 2006

Nominations sought for honorary degree recipients

Campus community invited to be submit names of potential recipients Case Western Reserve University's honorary degree committee invites the campus community to offer nominations of honorary degree candidates to be recognized at commencement ceremonies in May 2007. The university confers...