White Paper Examines Homelessness
Among Cuyahoga County's Families


An estimated 15 percent of Cuyahoga County's children are living one step away from homelessness, according to a new report released by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These children live with a grandparent or someone else and about 75 percent of the children without their parents.

The 70-page white paper, "Family Homelessness in Cuyahoga County," looks at new factors in determining homelessness by considering the numbers of people living in doubled-up housing situations with family and non family members and the impact it has on them. It is one of the first comprehensive assessments of homelessness for families in Cuyahoga County.

"We need to better understand the extent to which people are doubled up in the county," said Cyleste C. Collins, the lead author on paper. Read more.

Campus News

The campus community is invited to celebrate the appointment of Mario Garcia-Sanz as the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation. The chair dedication ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 23, at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. RSVP to Crystal Daprile.


The American Red Cross will host an on-campus blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, in Nord Hall 310. Donors can make an appointment online by entering sponsor code "CaseWestern."

To get the latest weather conditions, along with the campus forecast, visit the Case Weather Station Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee Education, Training and Development Unit is offering a workshop on "Workplace Bullying" from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, July 29, in the Toepfer Room. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the differences between harassment, discrimination, and bullying; profiles of the bully and the target; and more. Register online.

For Students

Students interested in microscopy, optics and 3-D imaging are invited to learn more about the Microscopy-Principles and Applications class (GENE 537, PHOL 537, and MBIO 537). The course will provide an introduction to various types of light microscopy, digital and video imaging techniques, and their applications to biological and biomedical sciences via discussions and hands-on experience. Contact Patty Conrad at 368-0199 for more information.


WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through August 26. This evening's event will feature the jazz/blues sounds of Hubb's Groove. WOW! also will feature food from local restaurants and artwork by local artisans. Rain site: The large tent on Wade Oval.

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 22, 2009

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Case in the News

Technology transfer alive and well at Case Western Reserve University—despite a lousy economy

MedCity News, July 21, 2009
You'd think a worldwide economic crisis would cause companies to shut their doors to new licensing deals aimed at taking technologies market. But the folks at the technology transfer office at Case Western Reserve University will tell you the opposite is true. The office set a record for new licensing revenues during the fiscal year ended June 30—$16.3 million.

Case Western Reserve professor expects "W" shaped recession

WCPN.org, July 22, 2009
Sam Thomas, senior lecturer of banking and finance at Case Western Reserve University, predicts the U.S. will see a "W" shaped recession followed by a boom in the world's economy.

Confused by sky-high SPFs? Take a number

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 20, 2009
A sunscreen's SPF, or sun protection factor, measures how much the product shields the sun's shorter-wave ultraviolet B rays, known as UVB radiation, which can cause sunburn. It used to be that SPF topped out at 30. No more. Elma D. Baron, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

Who are Pell Grant recipients?

Inside Higher Ed, July 22, 2009
Pell Grants are the federal government's largest direct grant to students with low family incomes. So it's no surprise that when Congress and administrations debate priorities for higher ed spending, the Pell Grant always is a hot topic.