Two School of Medicine Professors Honored
with Jackson Award
The positive impact Case Western Reserve University professors have on the lives of their students is recognized annually with the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.
The recognition honors outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students. The Jackson Award celebrates those who have guided a student toward the discovery of academic and career paths; fostered the student’s long-term personal development; challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual; and supported and/or facilitated the student’s goals and life choices.
Two professors from the School of Medicine are the recipients of the 2009 Jackson Award: Mitchell Drumm and Mark A. Smith. Read more.
Campus Community Mourns the Death
of Lawrence M. "Larry" Sayre
Lawrence M. "Larry" Sayre, Frank Hovorka Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, died May 8. He was 57.
He was part of the Case Western Reserve University faculty for 27 years, and chaired the chemistry department for seven years. His research focused on the application of organic reaction mechanisms to selected problems in biology, some of which involved collaboration with scientists in the School of Medicine. Sayre also was a professor of pathology, and once chaired the Department of Modern Languages.
The family suggests donations to either the Lawrence Sayre Department of Chemistry Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice. Details about a memorial service at Case Western Reserve will be announced at a later date. Read more about Sayre's life.
The Weatherhead School of Management's Executive MBA program is hosting an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the George S. Dively Building. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet faculty, current students and alumni. Appetizers and beverages will be served, and parking will be available. Contact Kate Coleman, EMBA program manager, at 368-6411 to reserve a spot, or register online.
1-2-1 Fitness Center is participating in "Get Active America!" by offering a free guest week May 11-17. Try top-brand equipment, group exercise classes, amenities, special events, health screenings, chair massage, kids events, free food and more. Family and friends are invited. Go online for scheduled events and information.
Case Western Reserve University's Emerging Infections Committee continues to monitor swine flu conditions and provide updates to help students, faculty, staff and visitors avoid contracting this new strain of the flu. No cases of swine flu have been reported on campus. Additional information is available on the university's emerging infections Web site.
For Faculty and Staff
There will be a fiscal year end information session from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, in Strosacker Auditorium. Anyone who works with year end closing and financial information should attend. Representatives from Purchasing, General Accounting, the Controller's Office and Sponsored Projects will be available to present information and answer questions. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the session name.
The Office of University Financial Aid is reminding students that the deadline for financial aid is May 15 for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA and Case Financial Aid Form by this date. Students can check the status of their applications through briefCase, as well as verify if any additional documents are needed.
The Weatherhead School of Management continues its Family Business Speaking Series with Brent Grover, president of Evergreen Consulting LLC, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 258. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Learn more.
Case Western Reserve University is partnering with Board of Trustee Jennie Hwang to host Hsin-Hsiung Chang from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, in Nord Hall 310. Chang will discuss the Taiwan National Science Council's international exchange programs, as well as its academic and applied research areas. He is the director of the Science and Technology Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative in the United States, an overseas office of the Taiwan National Science Council in Washington, D.C.
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
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.
Wednesday, May 13:
- Primary domain name services, users will not be able to register new machines during relocation
- Film Society Web server, offline during relocation
Thursday, May 14:
- Internet caching servers, some degraded internet performance
- Network management servers, network performance graphs unavailable
- DNS server, DNS updates to remote DNS servers unavailable (4 to 6 a.m.)
- DNS services to off-campus will be unavailable (4 to 6 a.m.)
- DHCP servers, redundant server, minimal impact expected
Saturday, May 16:
Installation of New Network Security Switches
- Redundant Network Switches, no outages expected