The Ohio Third Frontier Commission Wright Projects Program has recommended awarding a $3 million grant to Case Western Reserve University. The funds, combined with contributions from industry partners, will support a $6 million research center dedicated to wind turbine development and education.

Through the Ohio Wind Energy Research and Commercialization Center (Ohio-WERC Center), Case Western Reserve plans to install three wind turbines on or near campus, making it possibly the largest university facility of its kind in the country dedicated to innovation and commercialization. The turbines will offer opportunities for local companies to create, test and commercialize wind energy-related technologies.

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Campus News

The Writing Resource Center is open during Summer Sessions from June 2 to July 26. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All appointments will be held in Bellflower Hall, Room 104. Click here to make an appointment, or write to with questions.

121 Fitness Center has all you need to be healthy this summer. Everyone is welcome to participate in our various programs and memberships to make exercise fun and successful. Join "Get Out & Play," or Choose to Lose "Summer Slimdown." The Case Walking Club starts June 2 and will be held every Tuesday at noon. See for details!

Free, yearlong digital subscriptions to Crain's Cleveland Business are available to the Case Western Reserve University community. Register now.

For Faculty and Staff

A Case Employee Lunch at Weatherhead: An Opportunity for Case Employees to Learn About Weatherhead’s Graduate Programs is being held from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the Peter B. Lewis Building, 11119 Bellflower Road. The luncheon will feature information on Weatherhead’s MBA, MSM program in Finance, the Executive Doctor of Management, Executive MBA, and the Master for Positive Organizational Development and Change. Go online for more information and to register.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The campus community is invited to join Joan Southgate (SAS '54) on the final leg of her 250-mile journey to raise awareness of and funds for Restore Cleveland Hope Inc. The organization is working to restore the only pre-Civil War-era building left in the University Circle area. Participants will meet at the parking lot near Bratenahl Village Hall by 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 30, to join Southgate for the final 3.5 miles of her journey. Or, participants can join anywhere along the route down East 105th Street through University Circle. A celebration featuring refreshments and music will follow at 1 p.m. at the Cozad-Bates House. Go online for more information and to see the complete May 30 route.

Visit the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations Graduate Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m., June 4, 2009, at the Mandel Center Building, Room 115, 11402 Bellflower Road. Learn about the advantages of working in the nonprofit sector, the types of jobs that are available, and how a Mandel Center degree or certificate can impact your career in this field. For more information, visit the website or contact 216.368.6025 or

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.

May 28, 2009

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Case in the News

Sotomayor’s appellate opinions are unpredictable, lawyers and scholars say

New York Times, May 28, 2009
On the Second Circuit Court of Appeals — the nation’s busiest appellate court for business and financial matters — Judge Sonia Sotomayor has authored some 150 civil and business cases and voted on hundreds more. Many who have examined her record closely say her opinions do not put her clearly in a pro- or anti-business camp. Case Western Reserve University law Professor Jonathan Adler comments.

Interns help companies cut energy use

San Francisco Chronicle, May 19, 2009
Twenty-six students from some of the nation's best business schools, including Anand Natarajan from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, have taken on an unusual summer assignment: helping cut corporate America's energy bills. They belong to an internship program organized by the Environmental Defense Fund that embeds MBA students with companies that want to use less energy.

Israel, Hezbollah up rhetoric ahead of Lebanese general election

Xinhua News Agency, May 27, 2009
Almost three years since Israel's summer war with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite movement has proved that its power is not just military, but political, as well. In the run up to the June general election, it appears there is a real chance that Hezbollah and its pro-Syrian allies will win in Lebanon. Case Western Reserve University law Professor Michael Scharf comments.

MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University research eases diagnosis of high blood pressure in kids

The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2009
Research at MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University has made it easier to identify kids with high blood pressure, many of whom go undiagnosed and are at risk for current and future health problems.

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic to get Third Frontier grants

The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2009
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation on Wednesday are slated to each receive a $3 million state research grant, Gov. Ted Strickland's office announced Wednesday.

Higher Ed News

Justice asks for info from Blackboard

Washington Post, May 28, 2009
E-learning company Blackboard said in a regulatory filing today that the Justice Department has requested information related to its recent acquisition of Angel Learning and its effect on competition.