Web Site Devoted to Search for Newly-created Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Position Launches
As Case Western Reserve University moves forward in its search for a Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, a Web site describing the new position and the search process is now available.
The Web site includes the original announcement, a job description, the names of search committee members, links to diversity resources on campus, and a link for community input.
In addition, the Web site includes a letter from Rhonda Y. Williams, chair of the search committee. She discusses how the new Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity position represents "an encouraging and pioneering time" in the university's history, and how the person selected to fill this new cabinet-level position will be expected to "bring visionary, skilled, and committed leadership to advancing the university's goals to create a campus climate and an academic culture that embraces, promotes, and sustains diversity as fundamental to institutional excellence." Read more.
Pranab Chatterjee Retires from Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Pranab Chatterjee recently retired as a professor, bringing to a close the longest tenure of a faculty member in the history of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The Grace Longwell Coyle professor of social work, Chatterjee enjoyed a distinguished career in the 41 years since being recruited by former dean Herman Stein in 1967.
Chatterjee was appointed as Coyle Professor in 2006.
Despite retirement, Chatterjee will maintain a presence at Case Western Reserve. He will be teaching a class on organizational behavior at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations in the fall and will continue mentoring doctoral students. Read more.
Case Western Reserve Employee Honored with Regional Student Employment Association's Outstanding Service Award
Susan Alexander, assistant director of financial aid for student employment at Case Western Reserve University, was recently presented with the 2008 Outstanding Service Award by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).
Alexander earned the honor due to her service of two consecutive terms as MASEA's treasurer. MASEA is a nonprofit, professional organization comprised of administrators and counselors from post-secondary institutions who are involved in securing employment opportunities for students. Read more.
The university is encouraging all faculty, staff and students to sign up for the university's emergency notification system, called CaseWARN. Users go to a Web page and enter a cell phone number for text messages and/or a telephone number for voice calls in the event of an emergency.
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.
The grant amount awarded to the Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC) by the National Institutes of Health reported in yesterday's edition of Case Daily has been increased to $10.8 million. Read more.
For Faculty and Staff
Women staff are invited to apply for a year-long program, Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative. Offered to full-time women staff at Case Western Reserve, the program aims to nurture and develop talent by helping women staff cultivate their leadership skills. Selected participants will assess and integrate their personal career goals into the program. Participants will attend two professional development workshops, three topic workshops led by experts in their fields, and two one-on-one sessions with a professional executive coach. An interest meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m., August 15 in Guilford Parlor. Applications are due September 2. For guidelines, application forms and more information, go to the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Web site.
Discussions, a peer reviewed undergraduate research journal at Case Western Reserve, invites undergraduate students of all disciplines to submit their research papers for publication. The fall 2008 submission deadline is September 7. For more information and instructions go to the journal's Web site.
The Career Center has implemented a partnership with Interfolio, a Web-based credential and reference file management service, to maintain files for current students and alumni. This service replaces the former method of maintaining paper-based files. All current file holders should complete a Transfer Consent Form by August 1 and submit the form with a $5 fee payable by cash or check. Learn more.
The campus community is invited to stop by the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) 2008 Poster Session from 9 a.m. to noon, August 1 in the Biomedical Research Building atrium. Over 70 students are participating, representing the SPUR Fellows, Heart, Lung & Blood, Academic Careers in Engineering & Sciences, Case-Fisk Partnership, SAGES Capstone, and other programs. Sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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.