Case Western Reserve University Names First Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Recipient

Larry Boyd

Larry Boyd, a recent graduate of Cleveland's East Technical High School, has been named the first recipient of the Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University. Boyd will enroll at the university this fall.

The scholarship, renewable for four years of undergraduate study, was established to provide funding to students who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged and are likely to succeed in a competitive academic environment. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus nominate students.

"I'm very appreciative of this award and very proud to receive it," said Boyd, a first-generation college student. "This award provides me with a great start to my college career and something to keep focused on in the future."

Boyd ranked second of 87 students in his graduating class and took postsecondary classes at Cuyahoga Community College. He also worked with his peers as a math tutor and teaching assistant and was a member of the National Honor Society, Education Talent Search and the Look Up to Cleveland diversity group. Read more.

Campus News

Information Technology Services announces that it is upgrading the Case Software Center on July 24. This upgrade will feature a new, user-friendly interface, with clear graphics and intuitive descriptions of each product, and will also include Microsoft's Vista operating system upgrade software. Contact the software center via e-mail with questions.

The 2007 Party on the Quad will be held from 3-6 p.m. today on the Case quad (rain site: Adelbert Gym). Featuring Case Idol (singing contest), a dance contest, the "Who's Smarter than a Clevelander" trivia game, a hula-hoop contest, and music and food.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a Summer Send-off at Jacobs Field on July 26 to celebrate the Class of 2011 and returning students. Faculty and staff may also attend the baseball game, beginning at 7:05 p.m., featuring the Cleveland Indians vs. the Boston Red Sox. Tickets, $18, can be purchased online and must be picked up by noon on July 26 from the Alumni Relations office in the BioEnterprise Building. Call 368-6280 with any questions.

Lunch time learning for staff: "Can't We All Just Get Along?: Conflict Management -- Taking the Heat," will be presented by Kyra Rothenberg from noon to 1 p.m. on July 24 in the SAGES Classroom, located in Crawford Hall. This fun, interactive program will help participants identify types of conflict, why conflict should not be avoided, and how to conduct it toward a positive end. Register via e-mail.

For Students

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


Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien will serve as a panelist at the next Corporate Club at Landerhaven Series Luncheon beginning at noon on August 9. The topic is "Looking Back, Moving Forward." Event details can be found online.

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

Marsha Pyle, an associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine's Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, and associate dean for education, was recently announced as chair-elect of the American Dental Association's Joint Commission on National Board Dental Examinations. Her term begins in October.

Robert Daroff, interim chair of the Department of Neurology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2008 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education.

July 20, 2007

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Case in the News

Charities grapple with challenges in keeping volunteers

Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 20, 2007
Article highlights the struggles charities face in obtaining and retaining volunteers. Stephen Post, a professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, comments on how technology impacts volunteering.

Mom accused of arson, murder testifies

The News-Herald, July 20, 2007
Phillip Resnick, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, recently testified in the trial of Lisa Henry, a Perry Township woman accused of setting fire to her home. The fire resulted in the death of Henry's son.

Schools share information in high-tech ways

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 16, 2007
Several area institutions have partnered with iTunes U, which contains free content such as course lectures, lab demonstrations, campus tours and other information uploaded by faculty and administrators. Case Western Reserve University is focusing on expanding in-house capabilities.

Horse sense

The Plain Dealer, July 16, 2007
Several area-companies are using the dynamics between humans and horses to teach executives better management skills. Diana Bilimoria, a professor of organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Senate passes bill to boost student aid

USA Today, July 20, 2007
The Senate passed a bill early Friday to increase aid to college students. The bill would give more money to Pell grant recipients, who are among the poorest. They get a maximum award of $4,310 annually now, but that would be bumped up to $5,400 by 2011.

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