Third Frontier Commission Awards Research Scholars to Case Western Reserve, Partners
Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.
Case Western Reserve and Kent State University were recommended for nearly $14.4 million in funding for a proposal to establish a research cluster on the science of soft matter interfaces. As a part of this grant, Case Western Reserve will receive one endowed Research Scholar position.
In addition, Case Western Reserve, Ohio State and Wright State University were recommended for more than $24.8 million for a proposal to bring together their universities and nine industrial or health care partners to develop a network of biomedical imaging excellence in Ohio in various areas of health care-related imaging. Case Western Reserve will receive two endowed Research Scholar positions in this area. Read more.
Esther Erb Ready for Last NCAA Run, Awarded Fulbright Assistantship in Austria
When Esther Erb walks out onto the track in Titan Stadium in Oshkosh, Wis., at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships Thursday, May 22, it won't be as a Case Western Reserve University student-athlete—but it will be as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant.
Erb, who graduated May 18 with a degree in music and cognitive science, was awarded both an Austrian-American Fulbright Commission English Teaching Assistantship and a Fulbright Commission English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
In Vienna, Austria, Erb will teach English as a second language [ESL] 12-15 hours a week to area youth in grades 5-13. The fairly light schedule will give her time to dabble in another one of her loves—singing. While abroad she hopes to audition for the Arnold Schernbeck Choir, a famous choir composed of runners who sing German folk songs while running relays in traditional dress throughout agricultural areas of Saxony.
A nine-time national qualifier, Erb also is looking forward to attempting to earn her fifth and sixth All-American honor this weekend in Wisconsin when she participates in the 10,000-meter run Thursday [6:30 p.m.] and the 5,000-meter run Saturday [3:55 p.m.]. Read more.
The Case Western Reserve University Athletic Department will host the Fifth Annual Spartan Open golf outing/fundraiser, presented by Bon Appétit, on June 9 at Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio. Sponsorships and player information are available online.
The Division of Student Affairs invites campus departments and student groups to submit ideas for the fall 2008 Community Hour, which is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Fill out a brief survey to submit program ideas by August 1. Community Hour topics can range from cultural events to university lectures. Go online for ideas and more information on previous programs.
For Faculty and Staff
In preparation for the go-live of online grading in the Student Information System (SIS), the ERP Training Team will be conducting half-hour information sessions for faculty on how to submit grades via the Grade Roster in the online Faculty Center. The sessions will be held from 2-2:30 p.m., May 28 and 29, in Nord Hall, Room 410. Registration is not required. Training on the Grade Roster will continue throughout the coming terms to coincide with periods when instructors submit grades. For convenience, information on the Grade Roster is available in the SIS Faculty Guide. Instructions for entering grades in SIS are available online as quick reference guides for both instructors and assigned grading proxies. For questions, contact the ERP Training Team via e-mail.
Mobile Discovery is offering a rebate on diploma frames and sweatshirts purchased at Case Western Reserve. Students can collect up to $50 in mobile rebates by using their cell phones to scan 2D codes appearing in print media such as the student newspaper, campus posters and fliers. The students can then redeem the promotions with their cell phones at a participating retailer. Read more.
The 62nd Annual Association for Continuing Education Book Sale will take place May 31 and June 1-3 in Adelbert Gym. Books are housed in categories such as fiction, rare and unusual collectibles, humor, literature and more. Donations are welcome from individuals, estates and corporate holdings, and volunteers are always needed. If interested in donating or volunteering, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 368-2090.
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