Case Western Reserve Professor Honored for Decades of Work in Global Child Health
The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Rainbow Center for International Health continue to provide their expertise in pediatric medicine through a program that attracts top medical residents to Cleveland as well as sends them beyond American borders to participate in international pediatric residency programs.
Karen N. Olness, a professor of pediatrics at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, launched the Rainbow Center for Global Child Health (RCGCH) in 1987 and is recognized as a world leader in the fields of global child health, pediatric disaster relief and behavioral pediatrics. The RCGCH was the first center for international child health established in the nation. It provides a unique opportunity for pediatricians to learn about and experience the challenges of global child health and to make a positive difference, particularly for children born in underdeveloped countries.
Olness recently visited the Lao Medical School and Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand to meet with faculty, students and administrators. While there, she accepted a KKU honorary degree from a Thai princess. Read more.
University Plan Open Forums to be Held in May
As the University Plan approaches completion, the plan Steering Committee will hold several open forums in early May to provide all campus constituents the opportunity to comment in general, and more specifically to provide input into refining the action steps to carry out strategic initiatives. The forums and their targeted audiences are:
Session I: Faculty
Wednesday, May 7 from 3:30–5 p.m.
Session II: Staff and Students
Thursday, May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Session III: Faculty, Staff and Students
Thursday, May 8 from 5–6:30 p.m.
All sessions will be held in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 103. Campus members unable to attend their specific forums are invited to attend any of the sessions. Additional information is available on the University Plan Web site.
The School of Dental Medicine will host its Gala Awards Dinner honoring the 2008 Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Marsha Pyle, D.D.S. M.Ed. '84, and Ronald P. Lemmo, D.D.S. '84. The dinner, begins at 6:30 p.m. May 17 in the Ambassador Room at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland during the school's Reunion Weekend. Register via e-mail by May 9 or call 368-3480. Cost is $80.
WVIZ/ideastream, Channel 25, plans to rebroadcast the Feagler & Friends show featuring Case Western Reserve University Barbara R. Snyder at 11:30 a.m., May 11. The broadcast introduces the Cleveland community to Snyder, along with two other new local college presidents: Michael Victor of Lake Erie College and Marvin Krislov of Oberlin College.
For Faculty and Staff
The on-line course evaluation system for undergraduate, graduate and nursing courses is open for student input up through April 30. Faculty are reminded to encourage their students to complete course evaluations on-line. By logging into the MyCase portal, and using the "Course-evaluation Results" hyperlinks under the Faculty tab, faculty members can monitor the response rates for their courses. Alternately, faculty may access the system directly by using https://its-services.case.edu/course-evals/report-instructor as the URL. Course evaluation results will be available in raw form starting on May 12.
Roy Ritzmann, professor of biology and neurosciences, won the Case Western Reserve University Bookstore's recent faculty textbook order contest.
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities announces opportunities for research support for the 2008-09 academic year for arts and humanities faculty. Awards include Faculty Seminar Fellowships, Research Working Group awards, Digital Technology grants, and foreign travel to conferences and research collections. There are various application deadlines, the first of which is April 28. Go online for guidelines and application forms. For information, call 368-8961.
The Observer is looking to fill several undergraduate staff positions for the 2008-09 academic year. If interested in being an illustrations editor or business assistant, send an e-mail to the newspaper's staff.
The Second Year Celebration will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., April 28 in Carlton Commons. The annual celebration marks the halfway point of students' undergraduate careers. All second-year undergraduate students, as well as faculty and staff, are invited. The event will feature food, beverages and the chance to win door prizes. A Greenie shuttle will operate continuously from 4-7 p.m. in front of Adelbert Hall and Clarke Tower Residence Hall to take people to and from the event.
The Case Cooperation Circle, an undergraduate interfaith discussion group, is hosting an Interfaith Seder beginning at 1 p.m., April 27 at the Hillel Student Center. The traditional Jewish meal will include kosher for Passover food, and discussions about present and past social justice issues both today and in the past. RSVP's are recommended.
The School of Medicine's Dean Pamela Davis and the Department of Pharmacology are hosting the Annual Scientific Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 30 at the Wolstein Research Building's auditorium. The keynote speaker is Aaron Ciechanover, a physician and the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. There will be six presentations throughout the day, and Ciechanover will speak on the topic of "The Ubiquitin Protoelytic System: From Basic Mechanisms thru Human Diseases and onto Drug Targeting." For information, go online or call 368-5996.
IMPROVment, the university's short-form improv comedy troupe, is hosting its year-end show from 8-10 p.m., April 29 at Strosacker Auditorium. Free.
A Symphonic Winds Chamber Music concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., April 28 at Harkness Chapel. Free, open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Read more for upcoming music events.
Under the direction of Rob Dunn, the Case Concert Choir will present its Spring Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 26 at Harkness Chapel. The group will perform a variety of works by Harry Belafonte, Randall Thompson, Rosephanye Powell, Frank Martin, James Mulholland, the Real Group and more. The free concert will last about an hour.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Dozens of Case Western Reserve students were honored recently at the Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards. The program honors outstanding undergraduate student leaders. View a complete list of 2007-2008 winners.
Olivia Corey, a German studies major who is also studying civil engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany. She will be researching the development and use of construction materials out of bio-based raw materials such as wood, straw and rice. She also will concentrate on the modification of building materials to improve energy efficiency.
PBS will broadcast The Return of the Cuyahoga throughout the weekend. The documentary features research from Case Western Reserve's Jonathan Adler, a law professor, and John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor in Applied History. View the schedule of air dates.
George Kikano, Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor and chair of Department of Family Medicine, is scheduled to receive the Charles H. Hudson, M.D. Service Award this evening from the Academy of Medicine.
Spartan Bhangra, the university's Bhangra team, placed first and won the Desi Hungama intercollegiate competition that was held earlier this month in New York. Bhangra is an energetic form of dancing originating in Punjab, India. They are the first Indian dance team from the university to win an intercollegiate dance competition.