Treu-Mart Fellows Give Back to Community


Editor's note: The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. Case Daily will continue to share a few of the program participants' stories over the next several months.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, a nationally recognized program, serves as a resource to the development of nonprofit leadership and community development. The programs offered through the center provide a greater depth of understanding of a topic not only through substantive content grounded in the latest research, but also through application techniques and support that enable participants to apply their knowledge to make meaningful positive changes in their workplaces.

One of these signature initiatives is the Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have benefited by the work of the fellows.

Treu-Mart Fellows are professionals who:

  • See the strengths, resilience and gifts in young people
  • Commit themselves to providing youths the support they need to thrive
  • Work with middle-school students during out-of-school time in the Greater Cleveland area
  • Seek to continually learn and develop their own skills and talents

Renee Jones is one of almost 150 youth-service professionals who have benefited from the Treu-Mart Fellowship. Read her story.

Campus News

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Got City Game Cleveland is a web-based reality game show aimed at showing what a terrific place Cleveland is to live and work, especially for young adults and professionals. The show features three teams of two contestants, including the LiveCLEVELAND! team of Kimberly Sullivan (CWR '07) and Alex Hamberger (CWR '08). The campus community is invited to view webisode posts online to vote for the team. Each time they vote, viewers are entered into weekly ticket drawings for local restaurants and entertainment options. In addition, viewers have a chance to win book scholarships. The scholarships are giftable and can be used toward any post-secondary education at a U.S. accredited college or university such as Case Western Reserve. New episodes are scheduled to debut on Tuesdays. Learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

The Office of the Provost and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invite women faculty and staff to apply for an opportunity to attend the 2010 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute. The institute is a prestigious professional development opportunity that prepares and advances women for leadership in higher education. The university will sponsor a participant to the institute, which is a 12-day intensive residency program on the Bryn Mawr campus from June 18-July 20. Go online for a copy of the Case Western Reserve application. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Dorothy Miller by Friday, Jan. 15. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision in February. Go online for more information about the institute. In addition, Case Western Reserve graduates of the HERS Institute are available to discuss the benefits of the institute and answer questions. They include Deborah Bibb, Denise Douglas, Adrienne Dziak, Joan McFaul, Diana Morris, Colleen Nagy and Wendy Shapiro.

For Students

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


The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of "Sleep and Counting Sheep." The speakers are Ziad Shaman and Vidya Krishnan, both of MetroHealth Medical Center. The talk begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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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The Board of Directors of MUFAD, a Turkish group that organizes national and international activities relating to accounting and finance, has bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Honor on Gary Previts, professor of accountancy. He is being honored for his global contributions to accounting history during the last decade. The award ceremony will take place in Istanbul this fall.


Students from fall semester's CWRU's Carbon Footprint–Sustainability on Campus class helped Cleveland earn a second place spot in the SustainLane Local Action Challenge '09. According to Linda Robson, the class contributed 62 percent of the photo points earned in the challenge. Students submitted photos showing how they were eating lower on the food chain, hanging their clothes to dry, planting trees, changing light bulbs, turning the heat down or off and reducing their water consumption. The eight-week challenge included 50 cities.

January 8, 2010

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Applied thinking

The Economist, Jan. 7, 2010
According to an online database of job openings for Ph.D.s in economics, the number of jobs advertised in the last four months of the year, was 1,285 in 2009, down by 21 percent on 2008's figure. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Plot thickens on the 'healthy obese' debate

The Star Phoenix, Jan. 8, 2010
One of Canada's top obesity doctors says being obese doesn't necessarily doom people to poor health and that weight loss recommendations should be targeted at those most at risk because of medical problems. Paul Ernsberger, associate professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

The hopeful laundry

The Economist, Jan. 7, 2010
An article about the neighborhoods surrounding University Circle mentions Case Western Reserve University.

Researchers testing gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease, Jan. 8, 2010
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is one of 12 sites conducting the first Phase 2 clinical trial of a gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease. The study is sponsored by a contract to Case Western Reserve University from the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study through a grant from the National Institute on Aging in association with Ceregene Inc., which developed and will provide the active agent CERE-110. Alan J. Lerner, principal investigator of the Cleveland site, director of the UH Neurological Institute Memory and Cognition Center, and professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, comments.

Higher Ed News

Congress expected to focus on education in 2010

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Jan. 8, 2010
The U.S. Congress is expected to turn its attention to higher education this year.