Student Receives Big Surprise with Hispanic Scholarship Fund Award

Joanna LopezJoanna Lopez, a third-year political science and Spanish major at Case Western Reserve University, was surprised when she opened a letter recently and a check from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund fell out of the envelope. She had forgotten that she applied for the scholarship that she also won during her first year at the university.

The two-time winner from Elyria, Ohio, submitted an essay that answered questions on how she is a leader and how she would improve Hispanic education along with her application.

Lopez's answers won her $2,500 that she will apply toward her education at Case Western Reserve, which will come to an end when she graduates a year early in May to begin law school, at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, in the fall. Read more.

Campus News

UCITE will honor five faculty members through it's annual Glennan Fellows program. Meet the fellows and learn about their areas of research, scholarship and teaching during a reception from noon to 1 p.m., May 2 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. RSVP to Lunch provided.

New Parking hang tags, effective April 19, have been issued to full-time continuous permit holders whose hangtag numbers are greater than 30,000 and part-time continuous permit holders whose hangtag numbers are under 50,000. To avoid receiving a parking violation, make sure to display the new hangtag and destroy the old one. Persons who have not receive a new hangtag should notify Access Services.

Stories about the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech continue to be in the media. Learn the ways in which the university responded to the tragedy and how it continues to reach out.

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty members can take a survey regarding the University Bookstore and vie to win an IPod Nano. The goal of the survey is to understand how the bookstore serves faculty and how it can improve its services. To qualify, participants must respond by Thursday, May 10, and include contact information in the comment section at the bottom of the survey. Responses are anonymous to ensure confidentiality. An independent market research company will manage the process. The survey will take a few minutes to complete. Take the survey.

For Students

The Residence Hall Association will host its long-awaited "Movie on the Hill." Head to the Top of the Hill—Southside at 7 tonight for an 18-hole, putt-putt course and a barbecue at 8 p.m., followed by the showing of Happy Gilmore at 9 p.m. Prizes awarded for the putt-putt contest and raffles. Rain site is Adelbert Gym. Event cosponsored by Greek Life.


The Semiotics Circle discussion group will not meet until 4:15 p.m., May 7 in Crawford Hall, Room 618. The date has changed from April 30. Questions? Send e-mail to Jessica McGuiness or Per Aage Brandt.

InterACT Cleveland, along with the university's American Medical Student Association, have organized a Global Rally for Darfur at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 29. A refugee from Darfur will speak and representatives from many religious traditions will offer prayers and readings to call attention to the past four years of violence and turmoil in that region. The event will take place on the lawn between The Church of the Covenant and Mather House on the university's campus.

Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, is collecting books for the fall 2007 Bookswap. Representatives will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 3-10 (finals week) in Nord Hall, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5-6 in Thwing Center. The organization will collect books, keep them over the summer and coordinate the sell of the books in the fall. Learn more about the bookswap online or e-mail your questions to .

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

In Memoriam

Carole Sadowski, recruitment coordinator in the university's Career Center, died April 23 after a brief illness. She was 49. In addition to her role at the Career Center, she authored the weekly Career Center Newsletter ("Carole's On the Case") available to students and others by e-mail subscription. At the request of her family, there will be no service.

April 26, 2007

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Case in the News

Case adds fuel cell leader

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 26, 2007
George Harker, Case Western Reserve University's new administrator for technology transfer and the executive director of the Wright Cell Fuel Group, is profiled.

State universities partner for clean energy initiatives

Port Clinton News Herald, April 25, 2007

Case Western Reserve University is one of 15 Ohio universities to sign a memorandum of understanding this week that fosters an alliance between participating universities and represents a collective message about the importance of secure and clean energy to both the state and the nation as a whole.

Today's fascinating universe faces a boring future

The Why Files-Science Matters, April 12, 2007
Columnist refers to a new paper written by Case Western Reserve University Professor of Physics Lawrence Krauss and a colleague from Vanderbilt University on how the universe has evolved and expanded.

Higher Ed News

Senate, House pass bills on science and competitiveness, despite Bush's qualms

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 26, 2007 (subscription required)
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a sprawling bill to increase federal support for university research and education of scientists in order to enhance America's global economic competitiveness, even though the Bush administration had expressed "serious concerns" about the measure.

Ohio U. restricts file sharing

Inside Higher Ed, April 26, 2007
Ohio University, under heavy pressure from the recording industry to curtail illegal downloading on campus, has announced a plan to monitor its campus network for peer-to-peer file sharing and disable Internet access for students violating a new policy restricting the use of all peer-to-peer technology.

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