Case Western Reserve University Surpasses $100 Million in Fundraising for 2007-2008

Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007-2008 fiscal year -- the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.


The total attainment, which includes cash, pledges, planned gift commitments and realized bequests, represents a 129 percent increase in total dollar giving from alumni and a 50 percent increase in total giving overall.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of our alumni, friends, and organizations here and nationwide," said Barbara R. Snyder, Case Western Reserve president. "These gifts will help keep the university at the forefront of research and scholarship." Read more.

Campus Community Can Relive Excitement of DEXTER, TeamCASE during airing July 21 documentary, viewing party


When DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, was introduced to the campus community last fall, its debut was a source of pride for the entire university. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can relive the excitement—and those who are new to campus can be introduced to DEXTER and TeamCASEduring an airing of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars documentary at 10 p.m., July 21.

DEXTER, which finished in the top 20 last fall in the United States Department of Defense's DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race, is supposed to be prominently featured in this second installment of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars, a six-part series. To mark the occasion, the Case Alumni Association (CAA) is a hosting a viewing party beginning at 9 p.m. at Johnny Malloy's in Cleveland Heights. Read more.

Campus News

1-2-1 Fitness Center, voted "Cleveland's Best Gym," is offering two weight loss programs beginning July 28. Take it Off is a 12-week nutrition-focused program designed for those who need to lose 20 or more pounds. Choose to Lose is a 10-week exercise program designed for those wanting to lose between 5-15 pounds. In addition, 1-2-1 is offering a fun Summer Olympics contest open to non-members with cash rewards and prizes. The center also is expanding with a new cardio and stretching area. For information, go online, call 368-1121 or stop by for a tour.

For Faculty and Staff

The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., August 6 in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning August 13. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the August 6 meeting. For information, call 368-3924 or send an e-mail to

For Students

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



The campus community is invited to observe the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) program at work in Wade Oval. YANEO has hired more than 80 local high school students to apprentice in the arts this summer. They are on the job 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31 in preparation for a free, public exhibition and performance to be held at 5 p.m., July 30.

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.

July 17, 2008

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Case in the News

Saddam's final chapter

PRI's The World, July 16, 2008
The trial of Saddam Hussein was one of the most high-profile war crimes cases. Michael Scharf, professor of law and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University, discusses his most recently released book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein. Listen to the audio interview.

Preemies' problems may last a lifetime, July 16, 2008
Nearly 13 percent of the more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year arrive prematurely. The younger babies are at birth, the greater their risk of medical conditions. Maureen Hack, professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, explains some of the risk factors.

Secrets of Superman unveiled in 'Last Son'

The Plain Dealer, July 16, 2008
Not many people know that the father of Superman creator Jerry Siegel was murdered in a robbery in the early 1930s. In Last Son, a documentary on Superman from Bradley Ricca, a lecturer in the English department at Case Western Reserve University, the murder is not only explored, but solved.

Sergio Garcia, Allen Baum, Joshua Elliott, Andrea Frosini, Monique Heiser, Randal Schulhauser, Raymond Woosley

BioTech Transfer Week, July 16, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's Technology Transfer Office has launched a resident affiliates program and appointed Andrea Frosini, IP manager in the liaison office at the University of Siena, Italy, as its first resident.

Higher Ed News

'Emergency' data request raises suspicion

Inside Higher Ed, July 17, 2008
Stymied in its efforts to alter federal laws and regulations to make it easier for students to transfer academic credits from one institution to another, the U.S. Education Department plans an "emergency" survey of federal Pell Grant recipients that seems designed to build a case that changes are necessary.

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