Survey Says Case Western Reserve University is the Leader in Ohio in Technology Transfer

Mark CoticchiaCase Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $29.4 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, almost more than all other institutions in Ohio combined, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2005 by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

The 2005 results are the latest statistics available from AUTM.

According to the survey, the university ranks in the top 10 nationally with respect to the other 102 institutions whose research base is $275 million or less. "We are extremely proud of these results," said Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management. "The university truly has world-class capability when it comes to technology transfer. The results are also a tribute to the hard work of everyone at Case associated with the technology transfer program." Read more about the program and other statistics.

Campus News

The Implementation Committee (IC) of Case Western Reserve University's Branding Task Group seeks input from the campus community as it begins the process of creating a logo design and brand-positioning platform that reflects the shared contributions of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University and the university's current brand position. The campus community can either share their ideas online or in person at one of two campus forums. Register online for a session at either 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Thwing Center, Spartan Room or at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 30 in Clapp Hall, Room 108. Read more about the process .

The Student Public Interest Law Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will have its annual spring auction beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at the law school. Be the first to bid on concert and theater tickets, signed Cleveland Indians' and Cavaliers' memorabilia, gift certificates and passes to area restaurants, spas, museums and much more. Refreshments provided. Proceeds support the group's grant fund for summer fellowships to School of Law students who accept internships with government or nonprofit employers in lieu of paid summer employment. Learn more .

The 35th Annual International Dinner will be on Saturday, March 31 in Thwing Center ballroom. Event features international cuisine, followed by entertainment and dancing to popular music from all around the world. Purchase tickets from the office of International Student Services, Sears Building, Room 210. Cost is $10 for undergraduate students; $15 for all others. No tickets will be sold at the door. Questions: Send e-mail to elise.lindsay.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council, in partnership with the Office of the President, requests nominations of non-faculty employees for the annual President's Award for Staff Excellence. Up to three staff members who most exemplify outstanding university citizenship through excellence in service and commitment to the university will be selected. Any member of the campus community may nominate a staff member for this prestigious award. The nomination form is available online and must be completed by April 16.

For Students

Come to the Summer Session Information Fair to learn about summer courses. Enter a raffle to win a free summer course in the College of Arts and Sciences. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30 in the SAGES Cafe. Free pizza. Details.

The March edition of the Mind Body Connection newsletter is now available online. Back issues are also available in the newsletter's archives.

On your mark: Zeta Psi is having its first-ever Qdoba Relays on April 14 at the North Residential Village track. Each member of a four-member team runs one lap, eats a burrito and runs another lap. Or students can raise money to compete for a 40-person catered taco party. All proceeds benefit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Details and registration are online.


The university's Asian Studies Program will feature Lucien Miller, professor emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst in a free talk, "Word-Idea and Word-Event: The Language and Art of Mystical Experience East-West." Lecture is from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in Clark Hall, Room 206. Enjoy tea and wine beginning at 3:30 p.m. Learn more.

March 27, 2007

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Case in the News

Etiquette at work

The Plain Dealer, March 26, 2007
Amy Goldman, assistant director of the Career Center at Case Western Reserve University, talks about the need for more students to know and employ business etiquette.

Regional advancement plan awaits

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 26, 2007 (subscription required)
Ed Morrison, onetime head of the Center for Regional Economic Issues at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the Voice and Choices initiative to identify and bolster the region's economic priorities.

Case dental school adds key chair

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 23, 2007
Case Western Reserve University has appointed Dale Baur, a graduate of its School of Dental Medicine, as its new chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Higher Ed News

India attracts universities from the United States

The New York Times, March 26, 2007
Vijay Muddana sat in a mercilessly air-conditioned room, leaning forward in his chair and talking to the wall. There, projected on a screen via videoconferencing equipment, were administrators from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Muddana, 21, was among a dozen ambitious young Indians hoping to get a graduate degree in information technology offered jointly by Carnegie Mellon and a small private college here.

Paying by the program

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2007
As state support lags, tuition rises. It's a well established phenomenon. But what's less discussed is the effect that flat state support might be having on the traditional undergraduate tuition model itself.

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