Research at Case Western Reserve University Examines What Motivates Blood Donation
There is typically a shortage of donated blood in the United States, and research at Case Western Reserve University is looking for ways of improving the life-saving supply.
Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at the university's Weatherhead School of Management, notes that about 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood and only about 8 percent do. Many of those who donate a first time don't donate again, and there are some population segments which very rarely give blood.
Lacetera's research team is planning extensive data analysis involving over 14,000 blood drives in northern Ohio to assess whether the provision of incentives boosts donations. Read more.
February has been designated as Matching Gift Month by HEP Development's Matching Gift Advisory Council. Matching Gift Month allows nonprofits and companies nationwide to build awareness of matching gifts benefits, including doubling the impact of a donation, celebrating achievements and inspiring more companies to establish matching gift programs. The idea for Matching Gift Month was suggested by the Annual Giving team at Case Western Reserve University. Learn more about the university's program.
The Department of Ophthalmology is conducting an Extended Wear Contact Lens Research Study. The study is enrolling healthy contact lens candidates, especially of Asian ethnicity, to wear daily contact lenses. This is a one-year study, and candidates must live locally. All study visits and contact lenses will be provided. Call (216) 844-8552 for information.
The SAGES Café is now serving soup. All soups are made fresh at the Souper Market in Ohio City, and ingredients are all free range and organic.
For Faculty and Staff
The Case Employee Wellness Program is sponsoring a February Lunch and Learn series discussion on the topic of a "Healthy Heart" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in Nord Hall 310. Employees can learn more about the risk factors for heart disease. Attendees will have an opportunity to measure their major risk factors. Register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more by reading the Employee Wellness February newsletter.
Elaine B. Greaves, assistant dean of admissions for the School of Law, will discuss the law school admission process at 12:30 p.m., Friday Feb., 26, in Sears 356. Free pizza will be available. Sponsored by Undergraduate Studies. Contact Terri Mester with questions.
Case Entrepreneurs will hold its monthly event at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Dively Building dining room. The featured speakers will be Bob Johnson of BioEnterprise and Reka Barabas of TiE Ohio. The meeting is an opportunity for potential entrepreneurs to network.
A re-launch party for Ignite TV will take place at 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at The Spot. There will be food and prizes. Contact Jonathan Edmunds for information.
David Miller, associate professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will speak on the topic of "The Intersection of Race, Politics and Higher Education" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Alumni House. This is the fourth lecture in the Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Refreshments will be served after the talk. Free to the campus community. RSVP to Liz Roccoforte.
The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will be on the topic of "Myth, Athletics and the Iconography of the Parthenon's West Pediment," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall. The guest speaker will be Peter Schultz of Concordia College. Free, open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art.
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.
Clare Rimnac, Wilbert S. Austin Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been promoted to associate dean of research at the Case School of Engineering.
Iwan Alexander, the Cady Staley Professor, replaces Rimnac as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Read more.