CSE Receives Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys and Hewlett-Packard

Babbage Synopsys, a world leader in semiconductor design software recently announced that the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is the recipient of the Charles Babbage Grant sponsored by both Synopsys and Hewlett-Packard. Through the grant, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will receive licenses of Synopsys' comprehensive electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property, along with curricula, support and professor training, and 16 dual-core HP xw4400 Workstations to outfit the new Synopsys/HP EDA Laboratory.

"Case has always prided itself on providing a world-class educational experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom setting," said Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering and the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics. "This generous gift from Synopsys and HP provides a wonderful resource for us to continue and enhance this tradition."Read more.

Campus News

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.

Every Thursday from 10-11 p.m., the "Live from Cleveland" show features local and regional bands playing live in the studios of Case Western Reserve University's radio station, WRUW-FM 91.1.

For Faculty & Staff

In order to keep Case Western Reserve University's salaries competitive with the marketplace, a new salary structure has been approved. The minimums have stayed the same while the maximums for each range have increased. The new ranges, effective July 1, are available on the Human Resources Web site. Employees will need a user name and password to access the new structures.

For Students

This section will only be updated occasionally during the summer. For general university information, refer to the "Campus News" section.

Events

The CASE Center for Complementary Healthcare presents an awareness lecture, "A Paradigm for Cancer Selective Apoptosis," to be delivered by Vivek Rangnekar of the University of Kentucky, beginning at noon on May 25 in the School of Medicine, Room E501.

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May 24, 2007

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Case in the News

Kathleen Dunn radio program

Wisconsin Public Radio, May 23, 2007
Alexander Lamis, an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, was a featured guest on Kathleen Dunn's radio program. He discussed the changes taking place in the presidential nomination process as more states rush to move their primaries to the earlier half of 2008.

How to make the grilling less filling

The Plain Dealer, May 23, 2007
Summer grilling season kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend. Jane Korsberg, a registered dietician and instructor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University, offers healthy eating tips.

Calculating your future

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 21, 2007
Uncertainty over benefits and a changing view of retirement have led to a vast array of possibilities to be taken into account when deciding how to manage one's money now to prepare for the future. Mark Votruba, an assistant professor of economics at the Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, is highlighted in the story.

Impressive at Progressive

The Plain Dealer, May 20, 2007
This story highlights the art collection at insurance giant Progressive Corp. The curator is Scott Westover, who earned a master's degree in art history from Case Western Reserve University in 2002.

Higher Ed News

Broader vision for languages

Inside Higher Ed, May 24, 2007

Declaring the traditional model for undergraduate foreign language instruction to be "rigid and hierarchical," not to mention outdated and narrow, the Modern Language Association is today issuing a call for major reforms.

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