Case Western Reserve University Continues Legacy of Nonprofit Education

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The quiet, light-filled elegance of the new $11 million home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University symbolically reflects the nonprofit world's concepts of partnership and community.

Established with a gift from the Mandel Foundation, the Mandel Center—a national leader in nonprofit education—officially opened its new residence on Bellflower Road, just a block north of its former home on Euclid Avenue.

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"All of us at the Mandel Center are deeply grateful to the Mandel family for their extraordinary, sustained commitment to the Mandel Center and for this special gift of a new building to provide a home for our work," said Susan L. Eagan, executive director of the Mandel Center. "Their vision, ongoing guidance and exceptional generosity have made it possible for Case Western Reserve University to be recognized as a leader in nonprofit management education." Read more.

Multimillion Dollar Grant to Assist in Psoriasis Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis. The award represents one of largest grants ever given to a medical institution in the United States for the study of psoriasis.

With a five-year grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the Psoriasis CORT will bring together a multidisciplinary team of translational physician scientists, nurses, community clinicians, laity and basic scientists from different departments and disciplines. Read more.

Soccer Players Score National Academic Honors

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Case Western Reserve University's men's and women's soccer program received national academic recognition recently as four players were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team. Men's junior forward Kevin Bigart was named to the first team and is now eligible for Academic All-America honors. Second team honorees included junior back Zeyad Schwen and junior forward R.J. French from the men's team and senior defender Kelly Goris from the women's squad. Read more.

Campus News

Attend an information session at 5 tonight to learn how to ESCAPE: Experience Service in Communities Away through Program Excursions to benefit the Katrina Relief V initiative in New Orleans. Session will be in Thwing Center, Meeting Room A. ESCAPE, sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning and the Alumni Travel Program, will occur March 8-15, 2008.

A Minority Bone Marrow Drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, November 8 in the lobby of the Biomedical Research Building (BRB). Takes only 15 minutes to register and includes paperwork and oral cheek swabs. From 2-3 p.m. in the BRB's Frohring Auditorium, a physician and a patient who has waited and received a transplant will share their experiences. Refreshments will be served. All ethnic groups are welcome. Cosponsored by student groups from the School of Medicine.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is hosting a staff appreciation social from 4-6 today in the Hovorka Atrium. The council will recognize the service of SAC members in the past year and welcome newly elected representatives. Open to all staff members. Refreshments provided.

Full-time faculty at the rank of instructor and above soon will be asked to take part in a survey about their experiences and quality of life as a faculty member. The confidential survey is being conducted by the Resource Equity Committee and is a follow-up to the 2004 Faculty Climate survey. Faculty will receive an e-mail invitation to participate from Interim Provost Jerold Goldberg in the next two weeks.

University Bookstore faculty order contest winner Debby Jacobson, an assistant professor at the Mandel School for Applied Social Sciences, is the director of international education programs at the Mandel School. Case Daily inadvertently omitted her primary university affiliation.

For Students

The November 2007 edition of the Mind Body Connection, the monthly newsletter from the Center for Collegiate Behavioral Health, is now available. Previous newsletters are available on the online archives.

Looking for a Big Man on Campus? Look no further than the annual "Mr. CWRU" contest, the annual fundraiser sponsored by Sigma Psi sorority. Interested persons must apply to enter by Friday, November 9 to Maggie Davis. The event will take place at 7 p.m., November 16 in Schmitt Lecture Hall. Proceeds will benefit a local charity. Send e-mail to Kathy Ehlert for more details.

Case Scheduler, the definitive course scheduling utility for undergraduates and graduates alike, is available for scheduling classes for the spring 2008 semester. Users can search for classes based on enrollment numbers, permit requirement and the user's other scheduled classes and events. Learn more about Case Scheduler, a free online service.

Events

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The Weatherhead School of Management will host its first school-wide open house from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the Peter B. Lewis Building. The event is for prospective students interested in learning about the graduate degree and executive education programs. Read more.

"What'z Up on the Grapevine… Take Control of Your Health" conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, November 8 at the A.M. McGregor Home, 14900 Private Drive in East Cleveland. Session will explore aging issues in the African American community. Patrick A. Griffin of Meharry Medical College is the keynote. Call (216) 844-6365 or send e-mail for information and to register.

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.

November 6, 2007

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Case in the News

Reporter's notebook: Keeping an eye on eye research

Crain's Cleveland Business, November 6, 2007
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have reopened their joint Visual Sciences Research Center following a $1.7 million expansion and renovation.

Bebb to have second mental evaluation, will stay in local jail

The Athens News, November 6, 2007
Forensic psychiatrist Phillip Resnick of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is evaluating the mental health of a suspect charged in a murder case.

Spartan coach reflects on 9-0 team

The Plain Dealer November 6, 2007
As Saturday's celebration by the Case Western Reserve University football moved from the field to the locker room, Case coach Greg Debeljak made sure to seize the moment.

Higher Ed News

Students converge on capitol to lobby for action on climate change

The Chronicle of Higher Ed, November 6, 2007 (subscription required)
Thousands of college students descended on Capitol Hill on Monday to press Congress for more action on the issue of climate change.

Fight over tenure and faculty rights

Inside Higher Ed, November 6, 2007
Del Mar College's interim president has come under fire for proposed policy changes affecting faculty life—most notably one decoupling promotion from tenure.

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