Visual Sciences Research Center Receives $3.2M Award


The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a $3.2 million renewal over five years of their Core Grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the government's National Institutes of Health. The NEI conducts and supports research to help prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.

The grant will sustain ongoing research and studies of major diseases of the eye and visual system in support of the research programs of 16 principal investigators holding 23 active NEI individual research grants and an NEI Institutional Training grant. The current investigators form the nucleus of the Case VSRC, a broader group of 40 vision researchers in 19 different basic- and clinical-science departments at Case Medical Center with over $36 million funding in total in vision research and one of the top 10 visual sciences research centers in the country. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University's Energy Advisory Committee works to build connections across campus for sustainability. Visit the Web site to learn more about sustainability at the university.

The Perception Lab, housed in the university's psychology department, needs Vision Study participants. Participants must be healthy adults age 18 and older with no major vision problems. The study is non-invasive and primarily requires looking at images on a computer screen. Participants will be compensated. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Call 368-6465 for details.

For Faculty & Staff

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 in Crawford Hall. This 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.

The 2007 Service Award gifts have arrived. Employees with 10 and 25 years of service who ordered gifts can pick up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 24 in Crawford Hall, Room 317. For questions, call AnnDenise Lewis at 368-2268 or Carolyn Gerich at 368-2458.

For Students

Attention international students: Orientation to the Career Center takes place from 5:30-7 p.m., July 26 at the Career Center. This session will introduce international students to the services and resources offered by the center, such as resume and cover letter assistance, career counseling and assessment, consulting hours, on-campus interviewing, the Accenture Career Library, online resources, career fairs and more.


Shipwreck Camp 2007 for youths ages 12-15 takes place July 30 to August 10. This camp will engage campers in field science and exploration weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will have their experiences at the university and other sites (Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Squire Valleevue Farm, Cuyahoga Country Public Library and more). For more information and an application, call the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at 368-5075 or send e-mail to Kathryn Kwiatkowski.

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July 23, 2007

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Case in the News

Third Frontier program invests about $300 million in Northeast Ohio

The Plain Dealer, July 22, 2007
Story profiles the state-supported Third Frontier Project, an investment program to boost the state's technology economy and encourage new business. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are among the partners and beneficiaries of the project.

Case law alum unhappy with dean's vision

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 23, 2007 Letters (subscription required)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law alumnus clarifies his stance on dean's proposal for a new Social Justice Center.

Green lawn, filthy future

The New York Times, July 15, 2007 Op-ed
Ted Steinberg, professor of history and law at Case Western Reserve University, writes why Americans should reconsider use of pesticides and lawn chemicals.

Is it time your business got a Second Life?

The Wall Street Journal online, July 6, 2007
Story on use of the Second Life virtual campus at Case Western Reserve University with comments from Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology.

Higher Ed News

Showdown over file sharing

Inside Higher Ed, July 23, 2007
College officials have been aware and wary of growing Congressional interest in student file sharing of music and videos -- a practice many students consider normal and that the entertainment industry views as tantamount to theft. Colleges have worried that Congress might try to impose an unworkable solution.

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