School of Dental Medicine Researcher Receives Presidential Award in Science and Engineering
Suchitra Nelson's dedication to advancing oral health in children was recognized during a recent White House ceremony. The Case Western Reserve University dental researcher, faculty member and alumna received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering.
This award is one of the nation's highest honors a scientist or engineer in the early stages of their career can receive. The honorees were selected by the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy.
"It was a surprise," said Nelson, associate professor in the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. She received a formal letter inviting her to the White House and a National Institutes of Health reception December 19 as part of the recognition. Read more.
Benefactor Albert J. Weatherhead III and his wife, Celia, recently celebrated with faculty, staff and students at the grand opening of the Weatherhead School of Management's new gathering place. The redesigned space—featuring a café and lounge—incorporates familiar architectural aspects of the building including wood, white walls, a vaulted ceiling and modern decor. The goal of the project was to create an area that would become a welcoming place for the campus community to grab a cup of coffee, have lunch or work on group projects. The café features a variety of prepared food offerings, a salad bar and a cappuccino machine. The lounge features wireless access and LCD and plasma screens displaying national news and student events.
Volunteers are needed to help low-income wage earners this tax season. Case Western Reserve University students are leading the effort to recruit campus volunteers. Free training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 24 (basic taxes), at the Peter B. Lewis (PBL) Building, Room 258, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, January 30 (advanced training), at PBL, Room 05. Lunch will be provided at both sessions. Volunteers are asked to bring their laptops. Sign up for the sessions via e-mail. Additional training sessions will be held off campus.
For Faculty and Staff
A "Conducting Effective Interviews" session will be held from 1-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, in Nord Hall, Room 310. The session will address the information, skills and strategies necessary for the interview process to ensure that all applicants are provided with the maximum opportunity for success. In addition, the session will help interviewers assess all applications in a comprehensive and equitable manner. Register online.
Students are invited to apply for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship Program, which seeks to increase communication skills in student scientists. The Fellowship places senior undergraduate, graduate and post graduate science and engineering students at media sites nationwide to work as science reporters for ten weeks. AAAS selects 15-20 Fellows each summer. There is a $4,500 stipend plus travel expenses. The deadline is January 15. Learn more.
The Office of the President at Case Western Reserve University will present "Business Ethics and Leadership," a lecture by Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr., at 4 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The keynote speaker is the chair of The Timken Company. The event is free and open to the public.
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.