Case Western Reserve Student's Work in Africa to be Featured this Weekend on CNN

Joseph  AdeleganThe economic development work of Joseph Adelegan, Ph.D., and the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB) at Case Western Reserve University will be featured in a documentary airing for the first time June 21-22 on CNN International.

Principal Voices. Economics of Energy,” sponsored by CNN in association with Shell, Time and Fortune Magazine, will examine Adelegan's efforts in his native Nigeria. He is working to remove harmful waste produced by refining cassava, an important food crop, while simultaneously providing energy to a population with limited access.

The program, titled "Power to the Poor: Off-Grid Lighting from Cassava Waste in Nigeria," was awarded a $250,000 grant from World Bank by being named one of the best projects in Africa. Read more.

Two from Case Western Reserve University will attend Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education

Deborah Bibb and Colleen NagyDeborah Bibb, program director for graduate business programs at the Weatherhead School of Management and Colleen Nagy, director of the Program Management Office within the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), will participate in the Higher Education Resource Services' Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College.

The residential institute offers women administrators and faculty intensive training in education administration, and one of its goals is to improve the status of women in the middle and executive levels of higher education administration—areas in which women traditionally have been underrepresented. Read more.

Campus News

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invites the campus community to attend an open house from 5:30-7 p.m., June 26 at its new building, 11402 Bellflower Road. University employees can find out how they can advance or begin their nonprofit careers and how to take advantage of the university's tuition waiver benefit for the master's degree. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 368-6025 or go to the program's Web site.

Shticks Vegetarian Kitchen, located inside the School of Law, is open weekdays during the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The eatery offers a variety of fresh cuisine, including its new, spicy "Macho Gazpacho," as well as fruit smoothies and melts. The staff invites the campus community to stop by or to place a takeout order at (216) 231-0922.

For Faculty and Staff

The process of closing the books for fiscal year 2008 has started. To assist staff and faculty in this process, the controller's office mailed out a memo at the end of April with a schedule of cutoff dates and instructions for the year-end process. As the fiscal year draws to an end, it is important to refer to this document to ensure a successful close. A copy of the document can be found on the controller's office Web site. In addition, the monthly deadline listings can be found online.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


cfc.jpgRePlay for Kids is hosting a toy repair workshop to benefit children with disabilities from 4-6 p.m., June 24 in Nord Hall, Room 310. RePlay for Kids is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. Most of the work involves testing and repairing broken wires or other simple repairs.

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.

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calvetti.jpg Daniela Calvetti, professor of mathematics, has been awarded a Finnish Distinguished Professor Award by the Academy of Finland for research in "Computational Experimental Systems Biology." There were 12 awards made this year to individuals in the United States and Europe in research areas including physics, mathematics, biology, medicine, sociology and linguistics. The award includes significant financial support over multiple years to underwrite her research program.

Gary E. Wnek, professor and chair of macromolecular science and engineering, presented a plenary lecture on June 18 at the International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry 2008 in Hefei, China, entitled "2-D Microfluidics, Multifunctional Microfibers and Some Thoughts on Innovation and Entrepreneurship."

June 20, 2008

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Controversy often surrounds films with religious themes "The Love Guru" is the latest movie to generate concern among religious groups

The Plain Dealer, June 20, 2008
Deepak Sarma, an associate professor of religious studies at Case Western Reserve University, expresses concern that the newest Mike Myers film could negatively affect the understanding of Hinduism in America.

Government money won't fix U.S. R&D

The Plain Dealer, June 20, 2008
In a letter to the editor, Maurice Adams Jr., a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University, responds to a recent opinion piece about U.S. research and development.

U.S. museums have a makeover

The West Australian, June 20, 2008
Anne Helmreich, associate professor at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, discusses why art museums throughout America, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, are undergoing renovations.

Cleveland biotech gets $1.35M

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 16, 2008
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A Cleveland company that is developing a high-performance coil for magnetic resonance imaging scanners—and was a submission in Case Western Reserve University's Nanotechnology Business Idea Contest—receives funding.

Truth about polygraphs: they're still around

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 19, 2008
Although inadmissible in most courts, polygraph results are still being used by some criminal defense and even civil lawyers to leverage out-of-court settlements. Paul Giannelli, a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, comments.

Higher Ed News

Judge says recording industry can seek college students’ names for illegal downloading

WSLS, Roanoke, Va., June 20, 2008
The music industry has won a federal judge’s approval to seek the names of 20 College of William and Mary students who it claims illegally shared songs over the Internet. Nationwide, the music industry has sued more than 30,000 people for illegal downloading.

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