Faculty Staff Gala: Building Community with Colleagues, Administrators

REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

Cell Phone Film Contest pictureIn an effort to build community and camaraderie on the Case Western Reserve University campus, all faculty and staff are invited to attend the Faculty Staff Scholarship Gala.

Set for 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 17, in Thwing Center ballroom, the gala is a rare chance for faculty and staff to get to know each other—and administrators—outside the office, in a festive setting. The Echoes will provide music. A dessert buffet and cash bar will be available.
 
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit two funds: the Case Cleveland Scholarship Program (CSP) and the Case Educational Enhancement Fund. The Case-CSP awards scholarships to Cleveland-area high school students who wish to attend Case. The enhancement fund helps staff offset the cost of expenses not covered by tuition reimbursement, specifically textbook purchases, payment of certificate program fees and meeting costs.
 
While semiformal-black tie optional is the suggested attire, don't let not having a snazzy suit or designer dress deter a chance to meet faculty and new staff or to reconnect with former colleagues. Tickets for staff are $10 per individual and $15 per couple; faculty tickets are $20 per individual and $30 per couple. Advance registration is required.

Unable to register online? Send an email to gala@case.edu, indicate any additional guests and bring a check to pay at the door. Unable to attend? You can still make a donation.

Campus News

Faculty, students and staff are invited to register for the Patent Searching Basics class offered through Kelvin Smith Library's CaseLearns initiative from 2-4 p.m., March 21 at the library, Room 215. The course will introduce simple patent terminology and basic search techniques. Participants will be able to locate patents of interest and use some of the freely available resources to attain copies of patents from the United States or other countries. Much of the information in patents is not published anywhere else. Registration is required.

For Faculty & Staff

Case Western Reserve University Women's Club has created two $500 prizes to be awarded annually to students in the SAGES program. SAGES faculty will nominate students for the prizes. One will be awarded during the Undergraduate Honors Assembly on April 27 to a student making an exemplary intellectual contribution in First Seminar. The other will be awarded during the Senior Honors Assembly on May 19 to a student completing an outstanding Capstone project. E-mail peter.whiting@case.edu.

For Students

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium takes place May 17 and features keynote speaker George Stark, Distinguished Scientist of the Lerner Research Institute and a genetics professor at the university. Read more for abstract submission guidelines and details.

Events

The Women's Health and Fitness Fair will take place on March 29 at the Veale Center. As part of the event, a morning 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Hitchcock Center for Women. The fair will feature workshops and health screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for women of the university community, and the day concludes with keynote speaker Jane Curry's monologue performance entitled "Nice Girls Don't Sweat" at 7 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium. Read more for registration, pricing and workshop information.

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.

 

March14, 2007

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Case in the News

The Clinic and Case leaders in licensing

The Plain Dealer, March 14, 2007
Northeast Ohio's two main technology transfer units -- those at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic -- lead the state's universities, hospitals and research institutes for the income they collect by licensing their technologies.

Xerox to aid Lerner med students

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 13, 2007
Xerox Corp. is donating $400,000 to establish a scholarship fund for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

Rare illness, surgery for obesity tied

Arizona Daily Star, March 13, 2007
Weight-loss surgery can lead to a neurological disorder usually seen only in alcoholics, and it may be more prevalent than doctors realize, a study says. Paul Ernsberger, an associate professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the disorder.

Higher Ed News

Encouraging faculty retirements

Inside Higher Ed, March 13, 2007
Colleges are increasingly offering tenured faculty members financial incentives to retire and creating programs in which professors can gradually shift from full time to part time to retirement, according to a report by the American Association of University Professors.

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