A Night of Magic Moments: Dean Wykle Professorship Announced

May Wykle

It was a night to remember last Friday at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as the Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing celebrated the nursing profession and honored its dean, May L. Wykle, with the announcement that the school has completed its campaign to create a new endowed professorship in her name.

The May L. Wykle Professorship is the first endowed chair in the university's history to be named after an African American, and it joins only a handful throughout the entire nation.

In all, over 400 organizations and individual donors supported the new May L. Wykle Professorship, including numerous people who gave $1,000 and above. The three lead gifts were provided by the Payne Fund, the Prentiss Foundation and Dr. Paul Bilka, and the event's presenting sponsors were the Cleveland Clinic, Forest City Enterprises, and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Close to 500 guests filled the hotel's Grand Ballroom for "The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration." Case Western Reserve Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., and President-elect Barbara R. Snyder united on stage during the dinner service to officially announce the new endowed chair. Read more.

Campus News

Department closures: Case Printing Services will be closed June 28 and 29 for year-end inventory. For emergencies, call 368-2550. In addition, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will be closed June 27 through July 4, as the staff will attend the annual National Women's Studies Association conference. The center will reopen at regular hours on July 5.

Join Marcia Camino from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 19 for Yoga on the Quad (behind Adelbert Hall; rain site is the ground floor of Crawford Hall). Free and open to the campus community. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for more information or send e-mail to Marcia Camino.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars announces increases in immigration-related, government filing fees. These fees are set by the government and will take effect July 30. Rates are as follows and listed by current rate, new, respectively: Petition for H-1B Nonimmigrant Worker Visa, $190 to $320; Employer's Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, $195 to $475; Application for Permanent Residence, $325 to $930; Application for Change of Status or H-4 visa, $200 to $300; Application for Employment Authorization card, $180 to $340. The ll H-1B Petitions (except for extensions) will continue to need an additional check for $500 payable to the Department of Homeland Security to cover the government's fraud prevention and detection fee. The $1,000 Premium Process Service fee remains the same. To qualify for the current, lower fees, the office must be able to place the petition in the FedEx box no later than Thursday, July 26. For questions and other information, contact Richard Friedman, 368-4289.

Reminder: The deadline for submitting 2006 expenses for the Health Care or Dependent Care Spending accounts is June 30. Any monies that are not claimed will be forfeited.

For Students

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

Events

The Schubert Center for Child Studies, in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners' Employment and Family Services, invites the campus community to a forum on children's health insurance coverage beginning at 1 p.m. on June 27. The event will include a roundtable discussion on best practices for children's health coverage, along with federal and state budget updates. Call the center, 368-0540, for more details and event location.

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.

June 25, 2007

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Case in the News

Talking robots: Roger Quinn

Robots Net.com, June 24, 2007
Listen to a podcast interview with Roger Quinn, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory, about his research.

At the drawing board with Team Case

Crain's Cleveland Business.com, June 25, 2007 (subscription required)
Report on efforts by Team Case, a group of Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering faculty members and students, who created an autonomous ground vehicle slated for competition in the national Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Urban Challenge race later this year.

Dexter's dandy driving

The Plain Dealer, June 21, 2007
Report on the Liberty, Ohio, site visit by the U.S. Department of Defense on Friday, where a demonstration was made by the autonomous ground vehicle, Dexter, created by a team from Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering.

Higher Ed News

Universities strike back in battle over illegal downloads

The Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2007 edition
In addition to tuition and textbooks, university students may also need to pay prominent record labels a chunk of change if they choose to illegally download music on the Internet. The 2006-07 academic year was an aggressive one for the Recording Industry Association of America's crackdown on illegal downloads by college students. RIAA sent three times more copyright violation notices to universities than it did the previous academic year.

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