Berger Earns One of University's Highest Honors: Hovorka Prize

Berger.JPGNathan A. Berger, M.D., Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science, Health and Society, is the 2007 recipient of the Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize.

A professor of medicine, biochemistry and oncology at the School of Medicine, Berger came to the university in 1983. He served as director of the Cancer Research Center for 10 years and dean of the School of Medicine for seven.

In 2002, he was appointed the Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and director of the university's Center for Science, Health and Society, a collaboration between the university and the city of Cleveland that aims to improve the health of residents through community outreach, health education and health policy programs.

"His position…is an example of the positive way in which he has approached his role as a key leader in the School of Medicine," wrote a nominator. Read more.

Campus News

The Case Western Reserve University Class of 2007 invites all members of the university community to the "Doc Oc Memorial Fiesta," from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on May 16 at Wackadoo's in Thwing Center. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Doc Oc Statue Fund. Ignacio J. Ocasio, Teagle Professor of Chemistry, more fondly known around campus as "Doc Oc," died in 2005. The event will celebrate Doc Oc's favorite foods, music, and friends.

Parking rates for the 2007-2008 academic year have been established. The new rates reflect an increase of four percent, which is consistent with the university's multiyear parking rate strategy. The rates are effective July 1.

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For Faculty & Staff

Human Resources is offering two Supervisory Briefing sessions for managers and supervisors this week. Both are on "Non-Retaliation/Protection for Whistleblower." The first session is 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 15 in Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library and from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 (first floor). Details.

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The International Women's Group will meet at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Thwing Center, Room 309, for a video showing and talk. Campus members are invited to bring a food dish to share in a potluck dinner with others. A documentary 'The Way Home," will be shown at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion. RSVP to Katie Hanna.

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May 14, 2007

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Case in the News

Online ordering system will get bigger slice of Case students' pie

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 14, 2007
Three Case Western Reserve University graduating seniors, Stan Garber, Alex Yakubovich and Oleg Fridman, talk about how their year-old company has changed its focus from Web development to the online food ordering system.

New Davis-Besse report making waves

The Plain Dealer, May 13, 2007
Joe Payer, a Case Western Reserve University materials science and engineering professor and corrosion expert, comments about a new report suggesting that FirstEnergy was not responsible for the near fiasco at the Davis-Bessie power plant five years ago.

Dexter, the robot, on the move to playoffs

The Plain Dealer, May 12, 2007
Dexter, the robotic car being built and programmed for an international competition by Team Case, has won the equivalent of a first-round playoff berth in a contest sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon's think-tank. Wyatt Newman, professor of engineering at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Sharp debate over Title IX

Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2007
In its latest forum on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights panel divided its time equally between broad philosophical questions -- Are women as interested in playing college sports as men? Do they have the chance?

Spellings rejects criticism on student loan scandal

The New York Times, May 11, 2007
With scandal rattling the $85 billion student loan industry, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings argued at a House hearing on May 10 that she lacked legal authority to clamp down on many abuses.

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