Copies of the current issue of the University Circle Family Fun Guide are available at the Office of Marketing and Communications, 14 Adelbert Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer hours for Veale Center and Adelbert Gym are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. All outdoor facilities will be open dawn to dusk Monday through Sunday, and the Rock Wall is closed during summer. Fall semester hours will resume August 28. Open swim hours at Veale Center are Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. In addition, open swim will also be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Donnell Pool. The deadline for locker renewal at Veale Center for the 2006-2007 school year is June 30. If you wish to renew your locker please stop by the issue room. Forms of payment are cash or check only. Those who do not plan to renew are asked to remove their belongings by June 30.
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Crain's Cleveland Business, June 15, 2006
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, the University of Akron and Kent State University are among the 13 Ohio schools participating in the Ohio Board of Regents' Economic Growth Challenge/Innovation Incentive Program. Plans call for each institution, during the next 10 years, to designate for a specific program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, a percentage of the doctoral program funding it receives from the state. The state will then match that amount for each school. The set-asides start at 1.5 percent in fiscal year 2006 and increase by that amount each year.
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The Plain Dealer, June 16, 2006
CHEERS . . .
to Charles and John Phipps, brothers who were members of the Case Institute of Technology Class of 1949. The two have given $1.5 million to the engineering school at Case Western Reserve University.
Crain's Cleveland Business, June 15, 2006
A new virtual reality theater at Case Western Reserve University looks more like the Bat Cave than a place where people can overcome their speech impediments. Decorated with a black ceiling, walls and carpet, the control room is outfitted only with computer equipment. However, as a patient steps into the darkened theater, he or she is surrounded on three sides by large movie screens. With the push of a few buttons, the patient is inside a virtual McDonald's. A two-dimensional, virtual cashier greets the customer and says, "May I take your order?"
PR Web, June 16, 2006
Stephen Frese of Marshalltown, Iowa, received the grand prize at the National History Day (NHD) awards ceremony today. The prize is a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio valued at over $100,000.
Washington Post, June 13, 2006
Like many education reporters, I get an unbelievable number of boring books in the mail...Take, for instance, "College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success," edited by Alan Seidman and published by the American Council on Education and Praeger.
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), June 16, 2006
More than 250 college leaders and trustees gathered here this week for The Chronicle's first-ever forum on presidential leadership to discuss some of the most pressing job-related issues facing higher-education officials these days.
The campus community is invited to attend one or more seminars during "CREC Summer School" June 19-23. This week-long series of seminars will focus on issues regarding the ethical protection of human subjects in research. Two or three different seminars will be offered each day throughout the week. All seminars are free and open to researchers, faculty, staff, students and the community. CREC program participants can earn all credits required for recertification. Some of the topics discussed will be informed consent, conflict of interest, privacy issues in research, and "A Beginner's Guide to Navigating the IRB." For a full listing of seminars and to register online, go to: http://oraseminars.case.edu.
UCITE announces a summer series of seminars on the effective use of technology for teaching and professional advancement. The sessions will be run in conjunction with Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) and Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) personnel. "Using Wikis to Enhance Collaborations" is scheduled for June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen building's Herrick Room. Pizza and sodas will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or register at http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE, and click on "Events."
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation offers fellowships to "further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts…" Application forms for 2007 fellowships will be available at the foundation's Web site in July for submission by October 1. For further information, go to http://www.gf.org.
The Case Civic Engagement Fellows Program, made possible by the support of the John P. Murphy Foundation, provides an intensive summer service learning opportunity for six Case undergraduate students to learn about community issues while working with Cleveland non-profit organizations. The Case Office of Student Community Service coordinates the program and welcomes the 2006 fellows and their community partner sites: Maya Bey (A Cultural Exchange), Amber Forrester (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center), Carolyn Heine (Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services), Djuro Karanovic (Environmental Health Watch), Allyson Krupar (Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland), and Dan Ying Liu (Senior Outreach Services, Inc.).
Jerry Yang has joined the advancement services department as a programmer/analyst. He previously worked for the ITS department.
Patricia Princehouse, lecturer in philosophy and evolutionary biology, recently accepted a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award from the Playboy Foundation for her efforts to preserve science education in Ohio public schools.