Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Board Celebrates Women with $1 Million Challenge Grant

womensm.jpg Last week, Harcourt House was filled with supporters of a new campus initiative focused on women's issues.

Patricia B. Kilpatrick (FSM '49, GRS '51, education) -- who has served the university for about 50 years as a faculty member in the physical education department, secretary of the university, university marshal and now a member of the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Board, among other roles -- announced at the event that the alumnae board is offering a $1 million challenge grant in support of the Celebrating Women initiative.

The goals of the Celebrating Women endowment campaign are to:

  • Build a $3 million endowment to provide program enhancement for the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women,
  • Construct a distinctive childcare center on campus,
  • Endow at least one chair for a talented woman scientist or engineer,
  • Provide additional undergraduate scholarships for women students.

Kilpatrick is serving as co-chair of the initiative. For more information or to make a donation, contact Gary Pillar at 216-368-3992.

Campus News

Case is a member of ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Campus members who have registered for any summer program course or workshop, or are currently on a wait list, are eligible to apply for a $50-150 stipend. The deadline to apply is today, May 15. Send e-mail to Ann Vander Schrier or call 368-8689. Visit the ICPSR Web site for information about the program.

Laptops are a popular and convenient way to maintain and share information as well remain connected to the university's network. Laptops are also popular items for theft. Learn how to keep your laptop secure and prevent an unnecessary theft. Read more on the information security Web site.

Due to an expansion of the Orthodontic Residency program, the 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.

For Faculty & Staff

The Supervisory Briefing Sessions scheduled for today, May 15 and Thursday, May 17, have been postponed. Human Resources will reschedule these sessions, "Non-Retaliation/Protection for Whistleblowers" and advise of the new dates in the Case Daily.

For Students

The Undergraduate Senior Send-Off for graduating seniors will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19 in the Adelbert Gym following the undergraduate commencement rehearsal. Mix and mingle with classmates, alumni and other friends. Free. Students must register online to attend.


The annual Commencement Convocation will take place on Sunday, May 20 at the Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center. Keynote speaker is author-humorist Richard Lederer. Refer to the Commencement Web site for complete details of school-based diploma ceremonies and other information.

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 15, 2007

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Case in the News

Region on par with peers for invention disclosures

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 14, 2007 (subscription required)
Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University, talks about the efforts of research institutions in the region to remain competitive.

Case Western alum takes the slow road to reunion

Chronicle on Higher Education, May 18, 2007 (subscription required)
Story on Larry Mattson, 72, of Santa Monica, Calif., who is traveling by bicycle along Route 66 to Cleveland to attend his 50th reunion at Case Western Reserve University set for June 8.

Case study in tech transfer

The Plain Dealer, May 14, 2007
Story gives the history of technology transfer at Case Western Reserve University with profile on and comments from Mark Coticchia, vice president for research and technology management. Read sidebar on university's tech transfer program.

Case Western Reserve U. builds virtual campus to woo prospective students

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 18, 2007 (subscription required)
Administrators at Case Western Reserve University recently built a virtual version of the campus in Second Life, complete with several campus buildings, some athletics facilities, and a favorite diner. They decided to give campus tours there for those who could not get to a regular campus tour.

Higher Ed News

Shaking up the market

Inside Higher Ed, May 15, 2007
In a move that could have many reverberations in higher education, the publishing giant Pearson announced a deal Monday in which it will purchase eCollege, which offers course management and other services for distance education. Many analysts predict that the move will create a major competitor to Blackboard in course management and some say the sale could presage more consolidation among producers of software and content for higher education.

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