Two to Receive Annual Wittke Undergraduate Teaching Award

Wittke WinnersOne followed the example of his father and became a college professor. The other wanted to share his professional expertise with young people and left the corporate world to enter academia.

Their decisions, coupled with their own skills and educational experiences -- plus their ability to encourage students to take control of their own learning -- led, in part, to their selection as recipients of the 2007 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Deepak Sarma, assistant professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, and David Pearson, professor for the practice of accountancy at the Weatherhead School of Management, have earned the admiration and appreciation of undergraduate students for excellence in teaching. They will receive their award during the Commencement Convocation on Sunday, May 20 at the Veale Convocation and Recreation Center.

Read more about Sarma and Pearson.

Campus News

Due to an expansion of the Orthodontic Residency program, Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine seeks 100 patients, ages 11-15, who have their permanent teeth. The one-time fee for complete orthodontic treatment is $2,400. Dental school officials say average private-practice dentists often charge $5,000 to $6,000 for similar orthodontic services. Call 216-368-3249 for a screening appointment. All patients are treated by graduate dentists under the supervision of orthodontists.

Gladys Haddad, professor of American studies, has launched a new talk show, Regionally Speaking, which focuses on regional issues of The Neighborhood and The Livable City. The half-hour programs will air weekly on Case's blog with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library. Read more.

For Faculty & Staff

Joseph Fagan, Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Psychology, will once again offer his course, "Critical Thinking in Research," a summer grant-writing course for faculty and advanced graduate students. Running from June 4 through July 30, the goal is for participants to have a complete proposal ready to be sent out for the National Institutes of Health fall 2007 deadline. Full-time faculty may receive three-credit hours of tuition waiver in the summer. Faculty need to apply as "non-degree students" through the Office of Graduate Studies.

Today, May 10, is the last day to qualify to win a free IPod Nano. Take a survey regarding the University Bookstore and your name will be entered into a drawing for the IPod. Include your contact information in the comments section at the bottom of the survey. The goal of the survey is to understand how well the bookstore serves faculty and how the bookstore can improve its services. It should take only a few minutes to complete.

For Students

The May edition of the Mind Body Connection newsletter for University Counseling Services is available online. Previous issues are available in the online archives.

Events

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing invites the campus community to an event celebrating National Nurses Week from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 11 in the first-floor lounge of the school. "Nursing: A Profession and a Passion," will feature keynote speaker Dennis Eckart, former congressman and WKYC-TV3 political commentator, who will discuss the upcoming 2008 presidential election and what nursing students and nurses can do to move health care to the forefront of the national debate.

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 10, 2007

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Case in the News

China moves 250,000 Tibetans to new 'socialist villages'

Kansas City Star, May 7, 2007
Melvyn Goldstein, John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University and codirector of the Center for Research on Tibet, is quoted in this article about the Chinese government relocating Tibetans.

Prep notes

The News-Herald, May 10, 2007
This sports column highlights four Lake County-area high school students who have committed to playing football this fall at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Cheating on a different level

Inside Higher Ed, May 10, 2007
Cheating, typically thought of as an undergraduate concern, has surfaced recently at several professional schools.

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