Nonprofit Academic Centers Council to Hold Spring Retreat at Case Western Reserve


The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will have the opportunity to showcase its new Bellflower Road building when the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) brings its spring retreat and meeting to Cleveland. The meeting will take place at the Mandel Center, which is also called home to the international headquarters of NACC.

"This is a milestone for a nonprofit center to have its own building," said Amy McClellan, NACC's executive director -- and the meeting host for leaders from some of the 47 nonprofit academic centers around the world. When the Mandel Center dedicated its new building last November, it became the first center to have a freestanding facility dedicated to nonprofit management education. Read more.

Case Western Reserve Football Team Ranked No. 10 in Preseason 2008


The Case Western Reserve University football team will begin its 2008 campaign ranked No. 10 in the nation by the Lindy's 2008 College Football Preseason magazine.

The Spartans, who report to camp on August 12, kick-off the season September 6 at Kenyon College.

In 2007 Case Western Reserve had its most successful season in school history, as the Spartans finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and earned the program's first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Read more.

Campus News

bike.jpgAll abandoned bicycles have been removed from university buildings and outdoor bicycle racks and have been secured at Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services headquarters. Owners may retrieve their bicycles by sending an e-mail to Detective Daniel Schemmel of the campus police department, or by calling 368-5993. Owners must know the location of where the bicycle was removed, give a physical description of the bike and provide a valid form of identification and documentation showing proof of purchase or the bike's serial number. By 5 p.m., June 27 any bikes not claimed will be considered abandoned and will be given to nonprofit organizations. The bicycles will not be sold.


More than 400 elementary, middle and high school students from Northeast Ohio are getting to know the Case Western Reserve University campus and getting healthy over the next five weeks as part of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). Members of the campus community can learn more about the NYSP program and its participants during an open house beginning at 10 a.m., June 20 in Strosacker Auditorium. At the event, NYSP students, staff and administrators will share stories of how the program -- now in its 38th year on campus -- is changing the lives of young people in Greater Cleveland. To RSVP for the open house, contact Dennis Harris via e-mail, or by phone at 368-4843.

For Faculty and Staff

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a summer series of informal lunchtime discussions meant to provide faculty from all areas of the university an opportunity to get together to raise and discuss issues of interest in relation to their research, teaching and campus community life. These discussions will take place noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. The June 19 topic is "Improving Scholarly Writing Productivity." Kurt Koenigsberger, Kim Emmons and Megan Jewell, faculty members from the Department of English, will lead the discussion. Pizza and soda will be served. RSVP to UCITE or register online.

Procurement and Distribution Services is reminding departments with blanket Purchase Orders (PO) to review the ones that are currently open and to evaluate departmental needs for fiscal year 2008-09. If a department needs to cancel an existing blanket PO or regular PO, e-mail the customer care team. Requisitions for new blanket Purchase Orders for fiscal year 2008-09 should be entered into PeopleSoft beginning July 1. For questions, call the customer care team at 368-2560.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center is holding summer hours through July 28. A writing consultant is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Bellflower Hall, Room 104. Schedule an appointment online.


DavidHammack.jpg David Hammack, Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History and a faculty member at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, will moderate "New Approaches in Philanthropy: 21st Century Giving in Cleveland," which begins at noon, June 19 at the City Club of Cleveland. Several philanthropic activists will discuss their new ideas for affecting change in the city.

WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6-9 p.m. each Wednesday through August 27. The series begins tonight with the reggae sounds of Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band. In the event of rain, the WOW concerts from June 18 through July 30 will move into the large tents that are on Wade Oval.

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.

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.

June 18, 2008

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Case in the News

Rewiring the paralyzed, June 16, 2008
Biomedical technology is growing in leaps and bounds, with new tools that can allow paraplegics to stand up and prosthetic arms that work almost as well as the real thing. Robert Kirsch, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and associate director of research at the Cleveland FES Center, comments.

The changing roles of fatherhood, June 13, 2008
The role of a modern dad is changing. Today, the success of a father is not based solely on how well a dad provides, but on how good his relationship is with his children. Susan Hinze, associate professor of sociology and a faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Case Western Reserve University, was a featured speaker in the discussion.

Running on half a tank

National Review Online, June 18, 2008
Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University, writes in an op-ed piece that Republican presidential candidate John McCain's has outlined an inconsistent energy policy.

At the table

The Plain Dealer, June 16, 2008
Fresh Fork Market, the Internet-based link between local restaurants and farmers, will have a launch party from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wolstein Hall. The cybermarket is the brainchild of several Case Western Reserve University students.

Single-access, natural orifice surgeries gaining momentum

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 16, 2008

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Imagine undergoing major surgery and not even having a scar to show for it. Single-access surgery means doing surgery through one small hole in the body. Area physicians discussed the technology during a recent symposium held at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

The new SAT: Longer, but no better?

Inside Higher Ed, June 18, 2008
On Tuesday, the College Board released "validity studies" in which, for the first time, results on the new SAT were correlated with first-year grades earned by students who enrolled at four-year colleges. College Board leaders hailed the results as great news. But the reports themselves suggested that the SAT's strengths and weaknesses were not much different from before the big changes.

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