Four to Receive Honorary Degrees During May 20 Commencement

commence.jpgA pioneer in nonprofit organization advocacy, a pediatrician, a children's book author and an educator and researcher will receive honorary degrees during Case Western Reserve University's 2007 Commencement Convocation on May 20. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. in the university's Veale Center.

Four individuals -- Ihsan Dogramaci, Angela Johnson, Morton Mandel and Mathy Mezey -- will be recognized for their distinctive contributions to education and to society in general. Read more about their accomplishments.

Campus News

View highlights of the dedication ceremony for the university's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The event provided an opportunity to acknowledge the visionary and humanitarian mission of the center's namesake, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, and to announce Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., (MED '66), as the new director of the center.

It is time to renew lockers at Veale Center for the 2007-08 school year. The fee is $40 for students, $75 for faculty and staff and $95 for recreation cardholders, payable by check or cash only. Stop by the Issue Room to renew lockers now through June 29. Those not renewing lockers should make plans to remove their belongings by June 29. Leftover items will be bagged and stored until August 3; items left after this date will be discarded.

For Faculty & Staff

As of May 10, the Department of Orthopaedics DNA sequencing and real-time PCR Core will no longer offer DNA sequencing as a service to investigators within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The last sequencing run will be performed on May 9. The department thanks the community for its support and will keep core users informed regarding access to Real-Time PCR.

For Students

The university's Upward Bound Program invites interested students and other members of the campus community to apply for teaching and residential staff positions for the 2007 Summer Residential Program. Positions include residential directors, residential assistants, reading and creative writing instructors and a physics instructor for the six-week summer program. These positions are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Details: Call Debra Gardenhire, director of TRIO Programs, at 368-3758.


The university is hosting "Touch the Technology" from 10 a.m. until noon on May 14 in Thwing Center ballroom. The purpose of the event is for faculty and staff to learn about the latest mobility technology trends. University partners Sprint Nextel, Dell and PerceptIS will discuss technology and applications, Time Warner High Speed Internet representatives will be available for signups and to answer questions and details about Voice over IP phone system and Unified Messaging will be shared. Light lunch served after the meeting. Attendees can vie for a chance to win an iPod courtesy of Sprint Nextel. Send e-mail to Bob Sopko, or call 368-1522.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

May 8, 2007

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Case in the News

Case fill-in headed to ethics center

The Plain Dealer, May 8, 2007
Gregory Eastwood, M.D., is extending his stay in Cleveland after his time as interim president at Case Western Reserve University is up. On Monday, Eastwood was named director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at a dedication ceremony for the center's new space in Crawford Hall.

Case med school wins large grant

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 7, 2007
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $27 million grant to continue its work as a major participant in the fight against tuberculosis.

Volunteering may be good for your health

U.S. News and World Reports, May 7, 2007
A new report that draws from the results of more than 30 studies on volunteering concludes it can be good for your health. Stephen Post, director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love at Case Western Reserve University, discusses the social connectedness aspect of volunteering.

Case genetics student's work proves to be splice as nice

The Plain Dealer, May 7, 2007
Hui Zhu, a doctoral candidate in genetics at Case Western Reserve University, has been recognized as one of the 12 top graduate students doing biological research by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Higher Ed News

Whistle-blower on student aid is vindicated

New York Times, May 8, 2007
When Jon Oberg, a Department of Education researcher, warned in 2003 that student lending companies were improperly collecting hundreds of millions in federal subsidies and suggested how to correct the problem, his supervisor told him to work on something else. This past January, the department largely shut off the subsidies by sending a simple letter to lenders -- the very measure Oberg had urged in 2003.

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