Variety of Training and Educational Sessions Available for Staff

The Department of Human Resources' Employee Education, Training and Development unit provides a variety of on-campus training and educational opportunities for Case Western Reserve University staff

Classes and training sessions are offered throughout the year, and cover a variety of topics.

The Employee Education Training and Development unit is responsible for educational outreach to all employees. Learn more about upcoming training sessions.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services is offering a free self defense course for women. The course is a 12-hour, four-week course. Classes will be held at Veale Center on four consecutive Wednesdays beginning July 22. Class size is limited, and participants are being asked to commit to the first three weeks of classes (Week #4 is optional); those who are unable to attend all of the sessions are invited to wait for the fall session. To register, contact Karen Gregor by e-mail or by phone at 368-6811. Leave a name and contact number.


Bon Appétit will hold a farmer's market each Friday through September from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outside the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) atrium. Produce will be provided by City Fresh, Veggie Valley and Kaskey Farms. The marketplace is cash only, and will be held inside the BRB atrium in the event of inclement weather.

The Health Science Visitor Garage now has two entrances. Visitors may enter the garage from Emergency Drive or Circle Drive.

For Faculty and Staff

The Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative will hold an information meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in Thwing Center's 1914 Room. The program aims to nurture and develop talent while helping full-time women staff cultivate their leadership skills. Beverages and snacks will be served at the meeting. The program is sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and co-sponsored by the Career Center, the Department of Human Resources and the Office of the Provost.


The Manor House at Squire Valleevue Farm can be rented for private events as well as for university business. The Manor House at Squire Valleevue Farm is located in Hunting Valley, Ohio, about 10 miles east of the main university campus. Find out more details by viewing the Manor House Web page.

For Students

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


MSC 2009, the Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy Conference, will be held August 17-19 in Cleveland. The breadth of topics is wide ranging. Industrial researchers, academic investigators and graduate and post-doctoral students will find a variety of relevant sessions. The conference is presented by the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, with support from the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.

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.

July 16, 2009

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Case in the News

What now with John Demjanjuk?

SoftRock 102.1 FM, July 14, 2009
Michael Scharf, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the ongoing John Demjanjuk case.

A plan to put an Amazon Kindle in every backpack

Christian Science Monitor, July 12, 2009
The Democratic Leadership Council, a think tank in Washington, D.C., recently made a proposal asking the government to provide each of the nation's 56 million K-12 students with a Kindle. Higher education institutions will also begin to utilize Kindle in the classroom, Case Western Reserve University.

Surgery breathes new life

Examiner Cleveland, July 15, 2009
Individuals who use ventilators require trained caregivers, and they need to have two ventilators in case the primary one malfunctions. The NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System was developed through a joint effort of physicians at several institutions including Case Western Reserve University.

Clingy Martian dust guilty as charged

New Scientist, July 15, 2009
The Mars Rover Spirit, now bogged down in the Red Planet's soil, will need all the power it can muster if NASA scientists manage to get it moving again. So it's timely that researchers are getting a handle on why dust that collects on the vehicle's solar panels sticks so stubbornly. A team is being led by a team led by Keith Forward of Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Many colleges assess learning but may not use data to improve, survey finds

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, July 14, 2009
Colleges are doing more to assess student learning than higher-education officials and policy makers may think. One expert says the bigger problem may be that campuses are not doing enough to use the data they collect to improve teaching and learning.