Case Western Reserve, H&R Block Collaborate to Encourage Low-Income Students to Explore Higher Education
Case Western Reserve University today announced new support for a financial aid study designed to examine the effectiveness of a college access program for low-income students. A $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the research of Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management.
Along with his colleagues, Bridget Terry Long of Harvard University, Phillip Oreopoulos of University of Toronto and Lisa Sanbonmatsu of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Bettinger will study the implementation of an H&R Block program that assists low- and middle-income families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Read more.
Join Colleagues at the Adelbert Hall Holiday Party
The annual Adelbert Hall Holiday Open House and Party will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, December 14. All university faculty and staff are welcome to stop by to partake of beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a specialty holiday drink. Musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music will perform. If attending, RSVP by December 10 to Open House 2007.
Thanks to Case Western Reserve University fans, Greg Debeljak has been named a finalist for the 2007 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, which honors college coaches who demonstrate responsibility and excellence on and off the field. However, he hasn't won yet; there's one more step Spartan fans can take to help Debeljak become Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Vote online through December 15 to again cast votes for Debeljak to help him surpass the four other finalists. If he wins, Debeljak will receive $50,000 for his favorite charities and $20,000 for Case Western Reserve University's alumni association.
The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a family-friendly reception for members of the Case Community beginning at 2 p.m., December 9 before an afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol at Playhouse Square's Ohio Theater. The reception will be held in the PBJ lounge; the play begins at 3 p.m. General tickets are $30, $15 for students. For more information or to order tickets, go to the Alumni Relations office Web site.
Proposals are being accepted through January 31 for Research ShowCASE 2008, being held April 16 and 17. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff, and students in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's program includes more cash prizes, including 10 grand prizes of $1,250; prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winners in the graduate student poster contest. Go to the Research ShowCASE Web site for details on submitting abstracts and more information about the event.
For Faculty & Staff
The Department of Human Resources invites university employees to a free, 90-minute interactive seminar designed to promote teamwork, performance improvement, change management and the Dale Carnegie methodologies from noon to 1:30 p.m., December 13 in the Inamori Center. Register via e-mail. Bring your lunch.
Looking for a study break, free food, fun and entertainment? Head over to the Thwing Study Over beginning at 8 p.m., December 10 in the Thwing Center atrium. Take a break from the books to spend time with friends, get a massage, eat and participate in fitness opportunities such as yoga and hip hop classes with 1-2-1 Fitness Center, as well as spend time in a money machine to earn UPB Cash.
Case Western Reserve University will celebrate the appointment of James Rebitzer, chair of the economics department at the Weatherhead School of Management, as the next John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor for Health Care Finance with a reception at 4:30 p.m. December 10 at the George S. Dively Building on campus. During the event, Rebitzer will give a presentation entitled "Health Insurance and Investments in Future Health." Register online to attend.
The Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group will welcome Wyatt Newman, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who will speak on the DARPA Urban Challenge and the future of robot cars. Discussion is from 12:30-1:30 p.m., December 7 in the Inamori Center in Crawford Hall, Room 9. Free.
The SGI Buddhist Club is hosting a meeting this evening at 6:30 in the Bingham Building, Room 103. The club aims to share the philosophy of life from a Buddhist perspective.
The "Sense of Place Exhibit: The Doan Brook Through Photography and Writing" exhibit is on display through December 10 in Thwing Center atrium. Free.