Case Western Reserve University Trustee Receives Case Alumni Association's Highest Honor
Case Western Reserve University alumnus and trustee David Hunt has received the Case Alumni Association's Gold Medal award. The CAA chose to honor Hunt for his work as a mediator between the leadership of the association and the university. Relationships between the two had been rocky in recent years until Hunt's intervention helped bridge the gap.
"I was concerned about the growing rift between CAA and the university administration," Hunt said in his acceptance speech. "And as an alumnus and board member, I could relate to and see the issues on both sides."
Hunt said he saw a window of opportunity for reconciliation when Gregory Eastwood arrived as interim president, but he admits that he was not alone in bringing the groups back together. Read more.
Case Western Reserve University's Retrospect yearbook is selling last year's edition, which includes cover art of the previous university logo. The 2005-2006 book, entitled A Changing Case, was designed to parallel the many changes happening at the university, including development of the new logo. Visit Retrospect's Web site for more details and ordering information.
The university is a cosponsor of the Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine International Meeting, being held in Cleveland August 27-29. The target audience is faculty, graduate students and new and experienced investigators. In addition, the committee is accepting proposals for abstracts of original investigation for consideration in the poster session and possible short talk podium presentations. Abstract submissions must be received by July 19.
For Faculty & Staff
Undergraduate faculty are invited to represent their departments and colleges at the Academic Deans' Receptions that are being held during orientation sessions on July 9, 16, and 19, and August 21. Faculty are invited to attend as many receptions as they'd like. RSVP online, or send an e-mail with questions.
Join the Weatherhead School of Management for a Case Western Reserve employee open house and lunch from noon to 1 p.m., July 12 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 103. The open house will feature information on the Part-Time M.B.A. and three specialized programs that have been recently approved for tuition waiver: Executive Doctor of Management, Executive M.B.A., and the Master for Positive Organizational Development and Change. Registration is required.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
Department of Biology Professor and Chair Joseph Koonce was recently appointed to the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board by its International Joint Commission for a two-year term. The board's primary role is to assist the commission in the exercise of the powers and responsibilities assigned to it under the agreement.
An abstract by Mikhail Gabrilovich, a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, was selected by the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and the American Thoracic Society's Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Assembly as an outstanding submission. Gabrilovich's research investigates the role of toll-like receptors in pulmonary sarcoidosis. His faculty mentor is Richard Silver, associate professor of medicine.
Martha Sajatovic, associate professor of geropsychiatry, recently received the 2006 Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. The award is given annually to a researcher for current work on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses, and is the organization's highest recognition.