Alumnus, Medtronic Give to Engineering School

Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien announced two new gifts to the school totaling nearly $400,000. The gifts are $270,000 from Medtronic to support fellowships in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and $125,000 from Don Richards (CIT '79, MGT '81), managing director for applications outsourcing at Accenture, to support students in the Master of Engineering and Management (MEM), a joint program with the Weatherhead School of Management.
The Minneapolis-based Medtronic is a longtime School of Engineering partner. The company sponsored the school's Engineering Festival and was a primary sponsor of the 2007 Midwest Biomedical Engineering Conference, both of which the university hosted in conjunction with Engineering Week activities.

Campus News

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards, which recognize undergraduate student leaders and their unique contributions to both the campus and surrounding communities. Submission deadline is March 21. E-mail to joseph.gutowski@case.edu or melanie.scanlon@case.edu for details.

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Come experience the true essence of African culture with eight weeks of traditional West African dance classes for beginner and advanced dancers taught by Talise Campbell and accompanied by drummers from Dakar, Senegal. Meets Fridays beginning March 9 at 1-2-1 Fitness Center. Additional details and registration fees are available online.

For Faculty & Staff

NetWellness, a free consumer Web health site sponsored and operated by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati, is available and allows users to ask medical questions of experts from the universities.

For Students

Scheduler Jones, updated for fall 2007, is a student-created and student-run Windows application designed at Case Western Reserve University to help students easily visualize and plan their future semester schedules. Forget about using Excel spreadsheets or time-consuming graphs to figure out which classes to take. Students can also easily upload their schedule online and share it with friends. Free download available.

The Case Career Center offers a program, "How to Succeed in Graduate School," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 in Clark Hall, Room 302. Learn how to transition from undergraduate to graduate school while looking ahead to a successful career. Details.

Events

The Schubert Center for Child Studies will welcome Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management and Wade E. Lucas, superintendent of the Coshocton City Schools on Tuesday, March 6. They will lead a conversation entitled, "Making a Little Go a Long Way: The Effects of Incentive Programs on Student Performance." Program is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Thwing Center, Spartan Room. Light lunch provided.

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March 5, 2007

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Case in the News

Tudor Arms pulls MRN to Univ. Circle again

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 5, 2007 (subscription required)
Story gives an overview of the development plans for the area in University Circle known as the Triangle, at the intersection of Ford Road and Euclid Avenue. Russell Berusch, Case Western Reserve University vice president for commercial development, shares his insights on the project.

Presidential primary won't reflect Ohio's clout

The Columbus Dispatch, March 4, 2007
Joseph White, professor and chair of political science at Case Western Reserve University, offers his opinion about the role Ohio and other early primary states will play in determining the nominees for president in an election that is more than a year away.

Shadows of doubt loom over Pollock-style work

The Plain Dealer, March 4, 2007
Case Western Reserve University's Ellen Landau, professor of art history, is among the experts referenced in a story that offers an in-depth look at the controversy surrounding the work of painter Jackson Pollock. See also: Anatomy of a controversy

HIV research at university led to new drugs

The Plain Dealer, March 3, 2007
Story reports on the early investigations and testing for drugs to thwart infectious diseases including HIV by onetime Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Michael Katzman and biochemist Jonathan Leis and the results of their team's work.

Higher Ed News

A new campaign on adjuncts

Inside Higher Ed, March 5, 2007
The National Education Association is getting ready to join the other two national faculty unions -- the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers -- in offering a plan to deal with the growth of adjunct faculty positions.

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