Wolf Family Scholarship Fosters Next Generation of Leaders
When Milton Wolf earned his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993, he celebrated like any other student: he marched with his classmates; his wife threw a big party for family and friends. It was, however, a combined party. It was also Wolf’s 70th birthday.
“Education was of the utmost importance to our parents,” recalls Caryn Wolf Wechsler, one of four children of Milton Albert Wolf (CIT ’54, GRS ’73, CWR ’80, GRS ’93) and Roslyn Zehman Wolf (WRC ’77, MGT ’81). “They were both incredibly proud of their educational accomplishments and their association with Case Western Reserve.”
The Wolf Family has designated an original commitment of $3.4 million to create the Milton A. and Roslyn Z. Wolf Scholarship. The fund honors the public service and community and philanthropic leadership of Milton and Roslyn Wolf, who died in 2005 and 2001, respectively. Read more.
The campus community is invited to learn about best practices in and options for wikis by attending a CaseLearns course, "The Basics of Wiki." The class will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Kelvin Smith Library, room 215. Register online.
The Common Reading Selection Committee is soliciting ideas for its 2010 book. Members of the campus community can suggest works of fiction or non-fiction. Living authors are preferred so the author can speak at the University Convocation. When providing a recommendation, please consider books that:
- Engage incoming students and are accessible
- Encourage reflection that leads to dialogue and discussion
- Deal with issues of enduring human concern
- Have made, or promise to make, a significant contribution to intellectual and cultural life
Please submit suggestions online. Deadline is Friday, March 6.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources will continue to host supervisory briefing sessions throughout the semester. The next session will focus on "Managing a Diverse Workforce" from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, Nord Hall, Room 310. Erica Merritt, director of employee education, training and development, will facilitate the discussion.
The Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Office (SOURCE) is accepting presentations for Intersections: Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, March 20. Details are available online.
Phi Mu's Annual three-on-three basketball tournament, Hoop-a-paluza, takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Veale Center. Proceeds directly benefit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network. Register online for fun, food and entertainment by Thursday, Feb. 25. E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineers Week at Case Western Reserve University continues through Friday, Feb. 20. Activities include the Case-Coulter Lecture, "Getting to Yes: What Does a Thoughtful MedTech Investor Really Care About?" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Wolstein Auditorium. The keynote speaker is Joe Mandato, general partner and managing director, DeNovo Ventures, and member of the board of trustees at Case Western Reserve. Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership.
Other E-Week activities on Thursday, Feb. 19, are the Egg Drop Competition in conjunction with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, presented by the Case Alumni Association and WISER, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Nord Atrium and the Career Center's Employer Roundtable Session: How to Get a Job that Improves the World, a lunch and panel discussion with engineers from General Electric and Lubrizol as well as university faculty, from noon to 1 p.m. in Nord 310.
The Case Western Reserve V-Day Campaign presents Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19; Friday, Feb. 20; and Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Amasa Stone Chapel. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. The Vagina Monologues is a performance of a compilation of interviews and stories collected from women of all ages around the globe. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Domestic Violence Center and the Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
Data Center Renovations
As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
Services affected by the moves during the next several days include:
Monday, Feb. 23
Relocation of Bingham Hall to Crawford Hall Backbone Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Veale Center Cable Television unavailable
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.