Nicola Lacetera Earns Glennan Fellowship
The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.
Awarded each spring, Glennan Fellowships are administered by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) and designed to reward excellence in faculty and to nurture their growth as teachers and scholars. Each Glennan Fellow has been awarded $6,500 to be used toward their projects.
Case Daily will continue to feature each of the awardees. Today, learn about Nicola Lacetera's project.
President Barbara R. Snyder invites the campus community to nominate a non-faculty staff member for the President's Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award honors staff members whose outstanding contributions to campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors. Nominations may come from any staff, student or faculty member. The Staff Recognition Committee of the Staff Advisory Council will review nomination materials, select outstanding candidates and forward the names and information to the Office of the President. The honorees will each receive a $1,000 award, and their names will be engraved on a plaque that is currently on display in Adelbert Hall. The honorees also will be recognized at a June luncheon. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 17. Contact Robin Kramer with questions.
The Center for the Study of Writing is accepting nominations for three teaching awards: The Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary and Professional Writing; the CWRU Excellence in SAGES Writing Instruction Award; and the WRC Excellence in Consulting Award. Nominations are due Friday, March 5. Go online for more information.
The Weatherhead Tax Assistance Program is offering a free tax preparation service for Case Western Reserve staff and students. Staff members and students can reserve a time to come to the Peter B. Lewis Building and receive help in preparing their tax returns from 12 to 5 p.m. on the following dates: March 5 and 19, and April 2. Send an e-mail to email@example.com with questions or if interested in the service. Please include a preferred time slot.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Cooperative Learning" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
The Office of University Financial Aid announces that the deadline for financial aid is May 15 for the 2010-2011 academic year. Students should complete the FAFSA and Case Financial Aid Form by this date. Need-based financial aid could be limited or even unavailable to students who complete the application process after the deadline.
There are still spaces available for three-credit travel course to Ecuador. A Global and Cultural Diversity elective, the course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Travel dates are May 17-29. Contact Deborah R. Jacobson at 368-6014 for information.
Robert J. Herbold, Ph.D., (GRS '66), business book author and former COO of Microsoft, will be on campus Thursday, March 25, for a series of events. His philanthropic support of Case Western Reserve will be highlighted at a noon ceremony and lecture featuring David Wilson as the inaugural Robert J. Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering. The ceremony and lecture will take place in the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. Later in the evening, Herbold will speak on the topic of "Does the U.S. Realize It's in Competition? How America Can Keep Its Edge in the Age of Globalization" at 5 p.m. at the Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building. Herbold is an expert on U.S. competitiveness. He has published two books, "The Fiefdom Syndrome" and "Seduced by Success: How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning." He recently launched Herbold Group LLC, which consults with CEOs on strategy and business profitability issues. His lecture is free and open to the public.
Art Historian Henry Adams will have a special reading and signing of his new book, "Tom and Jack," at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Legacy Village. Adams tells the dramatic stories of legendary American painters Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. The event is free and open to the public.
The Spartan Tappers will host the "Fifth Annual ExtravaDance!" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in the Thwing Center ballroom. All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland Food Bank. Dance groups are invited to perform. Contact Sarah Franjoine for registration information.
A Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra concert will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, at the Cleveland Institute of Music's Kulas Hall. The program, which will feature the music of Verdi, Chopin, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky, will be directed by Kathleen A. Horvath, associate professor of music education. Free, open to the public.
The English department's Journalism and Media Lecture Series continues at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the Garden Room at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Howard Schneider, former "Newsday" editor and dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, will speak on the topic of "Learning How to Tell What's True and Not True in the Age of Unfiltered Information." Free. Call 368-2340 with questions.
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.
Staff news: Daniel Ducoff was recently named associate dean for external affairs and development and Sylvia Aarons senior major gifts officer at the Case School of Engineering.
Ducoff comes from Campbell & Company, where he has served as a vice president. Previously he served as the senior director of development for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and as both the director of major gifts and associate director for corporate and foundation relations for Playhouse Square Center in Cleveland, the second largest performing arts center in the country.
Aarons was previously the Cleveland Chapter Director for the American Society for Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. Her responsibilities included leadership and chapter development, major gifts fundraising and public relations. She also served almost 16 years on the Beachwood Board of Education and as a trustee for the Beachwood Schools Foundation. She currently serves on the board of Montefiore.