AVP of Information Technology Services Completes the 2009 HERS Bryn Mawr Institute

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Joan McFaul, associate vice president of Information Technology Services, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute, a 34-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is one of the premier residential professional development programs dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration. McFaul's participation in the HERS Bryn Mawr Institute was sponsored by Lev Gonick, vice president and chief information officer at the university.

Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the institute had a special focus this year on "Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis: Leveraging Our Responses for Institutional Renewal." Read more.

Campus News

The campus community should be aware that the sidewalk on Adelbert Road at the southwest corner of Adelbert and Euclid Avenue is closed for sewer work. Please follow signs and avoid the area.

The Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation recently shortened its name to the Great Lakes Energy Institute. The campus community is encouraged to use the new name when referring to the institute. Go online for more information.

For Faculty and Staff

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The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the annual competition for pilot funding up to $90,000. Seed money will be provided to faculty in multidisciplinary programs for pilot projects that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional, clinical translational research in the City of Cleveland. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and the CTSC-affiliated institutions, as well as in other departments, are eligible. The deadline is Friday, August 14. Learn more.

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

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

Events

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge will host a "State of the 11th Congressional District" address at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, at Ford Auditorium. Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder will provide the official campus welcome. The congresswoman will introduce her team and provide an overview of her first six months in office by updating constituents on key issues such as the Stimulus Recovery Act, health care, education, and youth program activities. The meeting will be moderated by Basheer Jones, talk show host and chair of the 11th Congressional District Community Caucus for Rep. Fudge. Free parking will be provided at Severance Hall's parking garage. Call the local district office at (216)522-4900 for more information.

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 28, 2009

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University see strong fund-raising year

The Plain Dealer, July 28, 2009
Case Western Reserve University is reporting a highly successful fund-raising effort this year in spite of the national economic downturn. Donors pledged $108 million in the budget year that ended on June 30, topping the previous year. Barbara R. Snyder, president, and Bruce Loessin, senior vice president for university relations and development, comment. Related article.

Doctors help tame wild myths, medical misconceptions with a dose of reality

The Plain Dealer, July 27, 2009
there are dozens of medical myths, including one about reading in dim light. Johnny Tang, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, sets the record straight.

Will Holden live on? Author of banned book appeals ruling

The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2009
Lawyers for Fredrik Colting, who wrote a sort-of follow-up book to J.D. Salinger's seminal work The Catcher in the Rye, recently appealed a decision from earlier this month banning the publication of his book, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye. Martha Woodmansee, professor of English and law at Case Western Reserve University, is quoted.

'It's always there': Living with the possibility of getting CJD

Wisconsin State Journal, July 22, 2009
University of Wisconsin Hospital officials said last week that 53 patients have an "extremely low" risk of contracting CJD from instruments that may have been contaminated. CJD kills about 390 people in the U.S. annually, according to the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

The graying of the campus-facilities work force: Who'll keep the lights on?

Chronicle of Higher Education, July 23, 2009
At many colleges, the men and women who work in facilities services are getting older. Replacing institutional knowledge is not easy under any circumstances.