George Gund Foundation Supports Schubert Center's Child Policy Initiative

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The George Gund Foundation has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University to sustain its Child Policy Initiative (CPI) through 2009.

Established three years ago with the foundation's support, CPI has worked to strengthen the connections that involve research, education and child policy at the university.

Under the leadership of Schubert Center Director Jill Korbin and CPI Director Molly Irwin, the Child Policy Initiative has mobilized faculty participation in policy-related activities and created opportunities for increased contact between researchers and the policy community. CPI has instituted three undergraduate courses in child policy, and, in order to encourage dialogue among researchers, policymakers and community members, the Schubert Center conducts an ongoing seminar series, Case Conversations on Children in Research and Policy.

The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 by George Gund, former chair of the Cleveland Trust Company. The foundation funds programs that enhance understanding of the physical and social environment and increase ability to cope with changing requirements. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University went live with the Admissions, Campus Community and Schedule of Classes modules of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0. For more details about the Student Information System and these modules, visit the ERP Web site.

For Faculty & Staff

Traveline Travel Services, the university's preferred travel vendor, has rolled out Travelport, an online booking tool that may be used for Internet travel reservations using the Business Travel Account, e.g., a central university credit card to which travel may be charged. Web training is available. Visit the Web site to register for a class.

The proposal submission deadline is October 1 for faculty who plan to participate in the first Faculty Technology Showcase on October 30 sponsored by Instructional Technology and Academic Computing. Send e-mail to Mace Mentch for additional information.

For Students

The Weatherhead School of Management Career Development Center is hosting a Fall M.B.A. Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 26 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, first floor. About 30 targeted employers will be present. To RSVP and for a complete list of employers attending, call 368-3662 or send e-mail to Maria Selos or J.T. Neuffer.

The Department of Astronomy has established the Carl K. Seyfert Prize Fellowship for Undergraduate Research. The fellowship will support one undergraduate student each summer to come to Cleveland and work on cutting-edge astronomical research with Case faculty members.The Seyfert Fellow will be awarded based on a national competition each spring. Details: Send e-mail to Heather Morrison, professor and chair of astronomy.

Events

Learn more about "The Future of Design: E4S," to plan the design strategies of biomimicry into the region's design DNA through a yearlong initiative, including national speaker events, workshops, design contests and other learning opportunities. The first event will be from 5:30-8:30 tonight, September 25, at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Registration is required. Refer to the Entrepreneurs for Sustainability Web site for complete details.

Kelvin Smith Library will have its first event in the 2007-08 Digital Library Lecture Series with Harvard University's Stephen Chapman discussing projects about strategies to create sustainable digital collections, the challenges in presenting them, user expectations and the changing environments affecting libraries and content. "Content and Context in the 'Mutable Cloud," will take place at 1:30 p.m., September 27 at the library. Free. Read more about this event and the series.

The Israel Lobby authors John J. Mearsheimer and Stephan M. Walt will give a free public lecture and take questions, followed by a reception and book signing at 7 p.m., September 26 in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Ford Auditorium. Sponsored by the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice. Details: Contact Professor Alice Bach.

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.

In Memoriam

George Bernier Jr., a former internal medicine house officer, hematology-oncology fellow and professor of medicine died September 17. He joined the faculty of the Case Western Reserve Department of Medicine in 1966, ultimately becoming division chief of medical oncology in 1974.

September 25, 2007

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Case in the News

GM, UAW Resumption of talks may signal short strike

Bloomberg.com, September 25, 2007
Case Western Reserve University professor Paul Gerhart is quoted in this story about the negotiations between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers, which continue even as a strike began. Read more.

Try software on workers first, fix it later

The Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2007 (subscription required)
Lev Gonick, vice president for information services at Case Western Reserve University comments about the challenges universities and other enterprises face when using an integrated software program to manage records.

Steps in the right direction

The Plain Dealer, September 25, 2007 (editorial)
Editorial cites the value of recent economic development projects in Northeast Ohio including the $64 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University and its partners to help streamline the process of getting new drugs and medical devices to market.

Higher Ed News

Another professor denied entry

Inside Higher Ed, September 25, 2007
Story about efforts to renew a visa for Panamanian citizen Marixa Lasso, an assistant professor of Latin American history at Case Western Reserve University, with comments from Dean Cyrus Taylor and Jonathan Sadowsky, professor and chair of the history department.

Columbia U. president rebukes Iranian president's record but still takes flak for invitation

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 25, 2007 (subscription only)
In what might easily prove to be the most-discussed university lecture of the decade, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran squared off against Lee C. Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, in a forum that was nationally broadcast on Monday afternoon from the institution's student union.

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