Case Western Reserve's Great Lakes Energy Institute Looking Forward
to Ohio's Big Task—Advancing Energy
Selection of Case Western Reserve University as one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence in advanced energy has positioned the Great Lakes Energy Institute for collaborative efforts as Ohio strives to become a leader in wind, solar, storage and fuel cell technologies.
The designation, announced recently by Gov. Ted Strickland and Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, is drawing more attention to the institute, established about two years ago with the help of a grant from The Cleveland Foundation. GLEI is led by faculty and researchers at the Case School of Engineering utilizing the expertise at the university's graduate and professional schools.
"It is our collaborative work with other universities aligned with the needs of the state of Ohio that can in time lead to more funding. It is good for the institute," said Dianne D. Anderson, GLEI executive director.
Legislation signed by the governor last year aims to achieve economic development and job creation, while setting mandates to increase use of alternative energy. Read more.
Case Western Reserve recently announced that a national search is underway for a university librarian. Timothy Robson, deputy director, is serving as interim university librarian.
The search committee members are:
- Mohan Reddy, dean of the Weatherhead School of Management, committee chair;
- Michael Edwards, associate vice president for research;
- Lev Gonick, vice president for Information Technology Services;
- Peter Haas, professor and chair of religious studies;
- Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art and art history;
- Melissa Knothe Tate, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering;
- Alan Levine, professor of medicine;
- Mary Quinn Griffin, assistant professor of nursing;
- Evangeline "Gail" Reese, associate director of collections and personnel, Kelvin Smith Library;
- Jonathan Sadowsky, associate professor and chair of history;
- Paul Salipante, professor of marketing and policy studies;
- Samantha Schartman, president, Graduate Student Senate;
- Max Weber, vice president of finance, Undergraduate Student Government; and
- Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs, Office of the Provost, ex-officio.
Open enrollment for the Postdoctoral Benefits Program (PBP) continues through November 25, with changes made during open enrollment effective January 1, 2010. During the open enrollment period, participants may make changes to their benefits coverage. In order to make changes to current enrollment, participants will need to first print the open enrollment instructions. For more information regarding open enrollment, contact Garnett-Powers & Associates at 800-261-7109 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Faculty and Staff
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration Reporting System now provides near 'real time' summary and detailed information regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding proposals and awards for Case Western Reserve. The information is current as of close of business the day prior. The report is currently in its first version. Improvements and advancements to its capabilities will continue to be made over the next several weeks. Researchers are encouraged to view the reports and provide feedback. Access the reports by logging into OSPARS; click on ARRA Funding.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) recently formed a Transparency Ad-hoc Committee. The committee is charged with the following: Keeping the undergraduate student body informed about university changes, updates and events that directly impact the undergraduate student experience; working with university administration to distribute information to media; and in conjunction with the USG Public Relations Committee, create innovative ways to publicize new and pertinent information. Contact USG President President Duwain Pinder via e-mail if interested in serving.
The Case Men's Glee Club invites the campus community to its annual Fall Concert at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in Harkness Chapel. The event will showcase the group's repertoire from its fall Philadelphia tour, as well as some additional numbers. As Case Western Reserve's oldest a cappella group, the group's musical style ranges from classical barbershop arrangements to show tunes to modern pop a cappella. Go online for more information.
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) invites the campus community to attend its seminar series presentation at 4:30 today in Frohring Auditorium (105 Biomedical Research Building). Dominique Durand, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Neural Engineering Center, will discuss "Control of Seizures with Electrical Stimulation."
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.
For the third consecutive year, Case Western Reserve University's Dan Whalen has been named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Whalen with player of the year honors was teammate Jeff Brown, who was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, Head Coach Greg Debeljak and his staff were named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year for the third straight season and fourth time overall. The 2009 coaching staff consists of Marcus Macalla (associate head coach/defensive coordinator); Dereck Slesh (offensive coordinator); Jerry Schuplinski (special teams coordinator/linebackers); Dave DiCarlo (quarterbacks); Mickey Iliano (offensive line); Jim Michals (outside linebackers); Mike Jones (cornerbacks); Ryan Jones (wide receivers); James Rosenbury (running backs); Ben Taylor (defensive line); Sam Suitca (asst. defensive line); and Kyle Brower (student assistant/asst. linebackers). Read more.