Mandel Brothers Receive Highest MSASS Honor

mandel.gifThe Mandel brothers -- Jack, Joseph and Morton -- were honored as the first recipients of The Advocate for Social Justice and Leadership Development Award from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.

The prestigious honor was awarded to the Mandels in recognition of their family's commitment to educate leaders in the field of social services and nonprofit organizations.

"There was never a doubt about who should be selected as the lead recipient of our highest honor," said Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School. "In the community of philanthropists, the Mandel family stands alone." Read more.

Campus News

The university's annual fund campaign for the current fiscal year ends June 30. Make a donation to support academic programs, scholarships and other initiatives by the various schools.

The Department of Human Resources will host the Staff Awards Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 15 in the Thwing Center ballroom. The annual event recognizes and honors employees with 10 and 25 years of service with the university, along with the recipients of the President's Award for Distinguished Service for 2007. Refer to the HR Web site for complete details and list of honorees.

To honor the Cleveland Cavaliers' victory to earn a spot in the 2007 NBA Finals, University Circle institutions will offer discounts and other incentives to sports fans. Throughout the series, show support by wearing Cavs gear or bring a ticket stub from any game from the 2006-2007 season to score great discounts at select Circle institutions. Learn more about Rise Up for the Cavs.

For Faculty & Staff

Save the date: All faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to a special all-college meeting of general conversation with President Barbara Snyder and outgoing Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. Session will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, in the Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


University Circle will host the annual Parade the Circle, an annual outdoor festival of art, music, ethnic foods, floats, larger-than-life puppets and child-friendly activities. The parade starts at noon on Saturday, June 9 in Wade Oval. Free.

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.

Et al

He made it! Alumnus Larry Mattson, Case Institute of Technology Class of 1957, arrived in Cleveland on Memorial Day, well ahead of schedule. Mattson, 72, traveled 2,800 miles on bike from Santa Monica, Calif. to attend his 50th class reunion this weekend. Read more about his journey.

Diana Lynn Morris, an associate professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and associate director of the University Center on Aging and Health, is the 2007 recipient for attendance at the Bryn Mawr 2007 Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. The program is supported by the Office of the Provost.

Kathleen Rosen, faculty director of the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, has been invited to speak at the 2008 World Conference of Anaesthesiologists in Cape Town, South Africa. She will be contributing to a session entitled "Opportunities for Continuous Medical Education: New Technologies, including Modeling and Multimedia."

Three Spartans earned tennis honors from the University Athletic Association (UAA) last month. Sophomore Adam Erickson shared second team No. 6 singles honors, while the UAA also named Case's No. 1 doubles team of junior Joseph Smetona and freshman John Smetona to the second team.

June 8, 2007

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Incoming freshmen get summer reading assignments

U.S. News & World Report, June 7, 2007
First-year college students around the country already have an assignment before they officially begin classes in the fall: an assigned summer reading by the university. Several schools are highlighted, including Case Western Reserve University's assignment of The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler.

Poll shows belief in evolution, creationism

USA Today, June 8, 2007
Majorities of Americans in a new USA Today/Gallup Poll say evolution and creationism are both likely explanations for life on Earth--underscoring the complexities of an issue that has put Republican presidential candidates on the spot in recent weeks. Lawrence Krauss, a physicist and astronomer at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

UH establishes research post

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 7, 2007
University Hospitals Case Medical Center has established the Bipolar Disorders Research Chair in honor of Joseph Calabrese, director of the Mood Disorders Program at the hospital and a professor and co-director of the Bipolar Disorder Research Center at the university.

Higher Ed News

More money all around

Inside Higher Ed, June 8, 2007
A House of Representatives panel presented a bipartisan gift to educators, researchers and college students on Thursday when it approved legislation that would significantly increase the maximum Pell Grant and support for the National Institutes of Health in the 2008 fiscal year.

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