Women Staff Have Opportunity
to Participate in Leadership Initiative

Full-time women staff at Case Western Reserve have an opportunity to learn more about and apply for the Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative. The program aims to nurture and develop talent while helping women staff cultivate their leadership skills.

There will be an information meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 30, in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge.

The year-long professional program offers participants an opportunity to enhance and energize leadership and career development skills through education, executive coaching and the building of professional networks. Learn more.

Campus News


1-2-1 Fitness Center sponsors a free walking club at noon on Tuesdays. The group meets outside of Crawford Hall and walks for 30 minutes around the campus. The activity is a great way to meet people and to enjoy the summer. There also is a chance to win prizes for attendance. Learn more.

The Case Kung Fu sports club has put together a three-session self-defense intensive program for women. The sessions will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday July 23; 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 24; and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25. The classes will meet at Veale Center. The program will focus on basic kicks, strikes, and take-downs anyone can do. The cost is $20 for all three sessions. Contact James Van Doren to reserve a spot.

Trevor Allen, president of the Student Sustainability Council, is conducting a Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy Studies project in conjunction with Bon Appétit to look into the feasibility of composting on campus. A major goal is to gather the opinions of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Campus community members are invited to take a short survey to provide their thoughts and feedback.

For Faculty and Staff

The Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) provides a variety of services for researchers, including pilot study funding for innovative translational research; the centralization of support for grant development through the Research Concierge; the matching of core resources to research study needs; and individual guidance to researchers on regulatory requirements, as well as data and safety monitoring. Contact Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, director of the Research Concierge, or Ginny Petrie, executive director, for more information.

For Students

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


Refer to the University Circle Inc. calendar for a list of events and activities taking place in the community.

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.

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John Grabowski, Krieger-Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History and vice president of collections at the Western Reserve Historical Society, is directing several sessions based on an overall workshop theme of "Passages to Cleveland: Community Memory and the Landmarks of Immigration." More than three dozen professors from across the United States were selected to attend. The workshop, which meets this month, is one of six summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Anthony E. Bacevice Jr. has been elected the 2009-10 president of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio, which represents more than 5,000 physicians. He is an assistant professor at the School of Medicine.


Michael San Giacomo, who co-teaches a SAGES course on comic books, won the "Best Graphic Novel of 2008" award in the Comic Buyer's Guide annual fan awards. His 250-page graphic novel, "Tales of the Starlight Drive-In," is a series of illustrated stories.

Kiera Kurak's poster, "Electroreduction of O2 on Selenium Nanotubes: Theoretical Prediction," received second place in the Student Poster Session on Electrochemical Science and Technology on May 26 at the 215th Annual Meeting of the Electrochemical Society.

July 17, 2009

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Case in the News

Its economy in shambles, the Midwest goes green

World Changing, July 16, 2009
It took awhile, but the U.S. Midwest finally has recognized that the industries that once powered its economy will never return. Now leaders in the region are looking to renewable energy manufacturing and technologies as key to the heartland's renaissance. In Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University are anchoring new startups in wind and battery technology.

Failure is a constant in entrepreneurship

The New York Times, July 15, 2009
Scott A. Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University, writes a column about the survival rates of new businesses.

The Sotomayor hearings, day three

The Washington Post, July 14, 2009
Jonathan Adler, professor of law and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, offers his perspective on Day Three of the Sonia Sotomayor hearings.

Study sheds light on Crohn's disease pathogenesis

Modern Medicine, July 15, 2009
Ming Fang Tao of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues investigated proteins that could modify a key binding and signaling partner of NOD2, the Crohn's disease susceptibility protein that is key for generating an appropriate immune response to bacterial infection.

Proper diet, exercise can help preventing disability from arthritis: a NetWellness column

The Plain Dealer, July 15, 2009
Raymond Hong, assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, co-authors a NetWellness column about arthritis degeneration.

Higher Ed News

How to help digital resources thrive, even in hard times

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, July 15, 2009
A just-released series of case studies takes a close look at 12 digital projects to figure out what sustainability strategies have—and haven't—worked.