Wolf Family Scholarship Fosters Next Generation of Leaders

Milton and Roslyn Wolf

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.

Campus News

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.

For Students

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  hoopapaluza@gmail.com.

Events

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.

Egg DropOther 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.

February 18, 2009

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Case in the News

Penguin Press Wins 'B. Virdot' at Auction

Publishers Weekly, Feb. 18, 2009
Penguin Press's Eamon Dolan won the auction for Mr. B. Virdot's Gift, a proposal expanded from an op-ed by Case Western Reserve University professor Ted Gup that ran in the New York Times just before Christmas. Dolan said he sees Gup's book as a "people's history of the Depression." It is slated for a 2010 release.

The New Reverse Transfer

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 18, 2009
The economic recession has led to a surge in community college enrollments this year. Cuyahoga Community College had an 11 percent increase in “reverse transfers,” students who leave four-year institutions to two-year community colleges, most coming from public and private schools around Ohio, including Case Western Reserve University.

Focus: Economic stimulus bill becomes a reality

WKYC, Feb. 17, 2009
President Barack Obama has signed the $787 billion economic stimulus package into law. Adding to that, the struggling auto industry is going to ask for more government assistance. Bill Mahnic of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University breaks down Tuesday's economic news.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among women, but it's treatable and never too early to start

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 17, 2009 Women are more likely to die from heart disease than from the often more-publicized breast cancer or uterine cancer. Yet it is treatable and there are good resources patients can turn to for information. Ileana Pina, a professor of cardiology at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, discusses how the symptoms of heart attack and heart disease in women can be much different that those in men.

Wedding Guide 2009

Canada.com, Feb. 18, 2009 Wedding industry insiders say that the trend of going green with weddings is growing exponentially. David Cooperrider, a business professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, says that going green is one of the great business opportunities of the 21st century and there is much potential for the wedding industry.

Higher Ed News

Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes

New York Times, Feb. 17, 2009
College professors have observed that their students feel entitled to receive A’s and B’s for simply completing basic coursework. Students feel putting in a lot of effort should be merited accordingly.

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