Happy Zoo Animals Drives Case, Zoo Research in Cleveland
Mokolo, a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gorilla, sits as quietly as a Rodin "Thinker." Elena Hoellein, a Case Western Reserve University biology graduate student, also appears as pensive, but is actually recording every move 19-year-old Mokolo and his companion, 22-year-old Bebac, make --some behaviors so subtle that many zoo visitors miss them.
Meanwhile, Grace Fuller, also a graduate biology student, observes infant and juvenile interactions in two family groups of guenon monkeys, while Jenni Mueller, who is the only Case biology graduate student not studying primates, records the movements of elephants and rhinoceroses.
These graduate students and undergraduates from biology are engaged in a unique research and education collaboration with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo that holds potential for better understanding how to manage and care for wild animals in captivity.
While most graduate students have offices and labs around the university's campus, these students are housed in the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine under the direction of their graduate advisor Kristen Lukas, curator of conservation and science at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and an adjunct professor in the biology department. Read more.
Faculty, staff and students, save the date: The 2007 Party on the Quad will be held from 3-6 p.m. on July 20 on the main quad (rain site Adelbert Gym). This year's theme is Case Reality TV, featuring Case Idol (singing contest), a dance contest, the "Who's Smarter than a Clevelander" trivia game, and a hula hoop contest. Featuring music, food and fun for all. To register for the singing or dance contest, send e-mail to Elaine Barney, or call 368-6018. Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, in partnership with the Staff Advisory Council.
The Weatherhead School of Management is hosting free online workshops throughout the summer with world-renowned faculty from the organizational behavior department to explore leadership and organizational change. The first workshop will be held from 4-6 p.m. on June 20, featuring Richard Boyatzis as he speaks about emotional intelligence and his best-selling book on resonant leadership. Register online.
For Faculty & Staff
Hossein Sadid, the university's chief financial and administrative officer, invites all faculty and staff to join him in an informal reception to say good luck and farewell to Tony Kinslow, vice president for human resources, from 3-5 p.m. on June 22 at SAGES, located on the first level of Crawford Hall. Kinslow is joining the University of Texas, Arlington as vice president of human resources. RSVP by June 18 to Nancy Wheelock.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing presents "The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration", an event paying tribute to Dean May L. Wykle and other distinguished leaders in the field of nursing on June 22 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Proceeds will benefit a professorship named after Wykle.
Two law school students will spend the summer serving with nonprofit public interest law organizations as a part of the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program. Jennifer Becker and Marc Epstein will each earn a $1,000 education award voucher through this national AmeriCorps-funded program.
Eckhard Jankowsky, a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher and an assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently selected as one of 16 nationwide award winners for the Burroughs Wellcome Award for Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, worth $500,000 over five years.
Karen Olness, a pediatrics and family medicine professor at the School of Medicine, was recently named as a recipient of the University of Minnesota Medical School's Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their local, regional or national community through medical practice, teaching, research or other humanitarian activities.