Alumnus Gives Graduate Fellowship to University in Support of Energy Institute
The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received a $250,000 gift from Dr. Walter J. Culver (CIT '62/'64) to endow the Walt and Sylvia Culver Engineering Fellowship for Sustainable Infrastructure. The fund will support graduate students in disciplines related to the Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation.
For Culver, as a donor, the institute presents an opportunity to make a high-impact investment in tackling the issue of energy sustainability. "Innovation must be applied to the problem of energy sustainability," Culver notes. "There has not been sufficient attention paid to redeveloping and repairing energy infrastructure in this country, improving the efficiency of energy production as a whole and, thereby, improving our ability to compete worldwide."
Culver’s decision to make a leadership gift can be attributed in part to the National Defense Education Act Fellowship that enabled him to go to graduate school at Case Institute of Technology. Read more.
Case Western Reserve Law Students Selected to Serve in 2008 Summer Corps Program
Five Case Western Reserve University School of Law students have been accepted into the 2008 Summer Corps program.
This competitive program offers first- and second-year law students the opportunity to receive a $1,000 AmeriCorps education voucher by completing 300 hours of service for a nonprofit public interest organization.
As Summer Corps members, Elisabeth Christensen, Benjamin Faller, Melissa Kline, Daniel Leathers and Kari White will provide legal assistance to underserved communities while receiving first-hand experience and legal skills. Read more.
The SAGES Café in Crawford Hall has resumed "Frio Fridays." The café serves Peet's coffee and teas and will offer any medium blended ice latte for half price on Fridays until the end of summer. To learn more, e-mail Eileen Kelbach or read the café blog.
Staff members from the Office of Student Activities & Leadership and Greek Life are working on the October 4, 2008 Homecoming Parade. They are soliciting participation from any university staff, student, alumni or faculty member who would like to feature their convertible or historical vehicle. Interested parties should e-mail Colleen Barker-Williamson. Homecoming 2008's theme is "Spartan Paradise." Call 368-2679 for details on the parade and other Homecoming programs.
For Faculty and Staff
The Writing Resource Center (WRC) is now scheduling fall writing workshops. Writing consultants are available to visit classrooms to deliver presentations and/or to conduct interactive workshops on a range of issues relevant to first-year as well as graduate and professional school writers. Consultants are also available for shorter presentations introducing students to the WRC and its services. For questions or to schedule a fall writing workshop, send e-mail to the WRC.
The Undergraduate Student Government 2008 Activities Fair will take place at 11:30 a.m. August 23 on Freiberger field. Student groups are asked to bring information about their organization and show how they uniquely contribute to student life and/or the Case Western Reserve community. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Tim Shuckerow, director of the university's art studio and art education program, has been selected Ohio Teacher of the Year for the second time by the Ohio Art Education association.
Doctoral student Rachel Geschwind, from the Department of Art History and Art, has been awarded a Battle of Anghiari Travel Fellowship to pursue summer dissertation research in Venice.
During a recent meeting of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) council in Washington, D.C., Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was appointed consultant to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She will provide oversight as an expert-in-the-field and unbiased opinions to the FDA regarding applications, contact lenses and care solutions, devices, implants and other instruments used to measure the eye.