Case, Cuyahoga County Team Up to Create Wind Energy Research Center

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Case Western Reserve University and the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County (BOCC) have entered into an agreement that could make Ohio -- and especially Northeast Ohio -- a national and international focal point for energy innovation and a world leader in technologies that provide sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.

The BOCC recently approved a resolution for the county's Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, authorizing the university to partially sponsor a feasibility study to develop and potentially manage the operations of a Great Lakes Wind Energy Research Center, which would be the first fresh water, offshore wind project in the world. Read more.

University departments, centers make community outreach a high priority

Dozens of campus departments and centers support working with the local community. Read more about some of these efforts.

Campus News

Due to an overwhelming response, registration for the 2007 Fall Convocation and Investiture Ceremony will close at the end of business on Monday, August 27. Online registrations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Because space is limited, no one will be admitted to the ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. at Severance Hall, without a ticket. Admission tickets will be available for pick-up at the Severance Hall Box Office beginning Monday, August 27. Additional information is available on the Convocation Web site.

The annual Thwing Plant and Poster Sale takes place August 27-31 in Thwing Center's ballroom. The event is an opportunity to buy plants -- ranging from $3 to $15 -- and a variety of posters for offices, residence rooms, etc. Campus departments can use P Cards or be journaled directly for the costs.

For Faculty & Staff

Have an announcement about programs, resources or events for faculty and staff? Consider sending the announcement via e-mail to Case Daily. All submissions must be received at least 10 business days prior to inclusion in the weekday e-mail newsletter, and will be reviewed for timeliness and relevance.

For Students

To celebrate moving into its new house on the top of the hill (south side of campus), Phi Kappa Psi invites the entire campus to an open house barbecue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 26.

Events

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

Chris Sheridan, associate editor and award-winning editorial writer and columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has been named a special assistant to the president and director of presidential communications at Case Western Reserve University by President Barbara Snyder. Sheridan will start on September 4.

No stranger to the campus, Sheridan has coached and taught undergraduates at the university since 2002. Among the first presidential scholars chosen to develop and lead first and second-year courses under the university's Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) program, since 2004, Sheridan has taught "Sports and American Society in the 20th Century". Since 2002, Sheridan has also been the head coach for the University's women's crew team.

Sheridan joined the Plain Dealer's op-ed pages in 1995 from the Hartford Courant in Connecticut. She earned her bachelor's degree in history at Yale University, where her studies focused on civil rights and school desegregation. She has worked for newspapers for more than 20 years, winning a wide range of awards for investigative and explanatory journalism as well as for editorial writing.

August 24, 2007

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Case in the News

Wind turbines on Lake Erie? Company hired to conduct energy study

Columbus Dispatch, August 24, 2007
Cuyahoga County Commissioners tapped a German company to conduct a $1 million study to determine if winds blowing across Lake Erie can support wind turbines and if the project could overcome financial, environmental and engineering hurdles. The yearlong feasibility study will be run by Case Western Reserve University.

Two Cleveland radio shows give their regards to Broadway every Sunday

The Plain Dealer, August 24, 2007
Two local radio programs feature recordings from Broadway musicals. One of the programs airs on WRUW, Case Western Reserve University's radio station, and is hosted by David Caban, who volunteers as the station's engineer.

Business diary

The Plain Dealer, August 18, 2007
A team from Case Western Reserve University won first place and $1,000 in a business concept competition last week at the Entrepreneurship Immersion for Undergraduates program. Read more about the winners and their business plan.

Higher Ed News

Educating for responsibility

Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2007
While many college students are deeply engaged in service and their communities, and aspire to keep such commitments after graduation, plenty aren't.

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