Nicola Lacetera Earns Glennan Fellowship

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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.

Campus News

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 rby2@case.edu 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.

For Students

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.

Events

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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.

Et al.

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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.

March 2, 2010

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Case in the News

Dental care pregnancy alert

Irish Times, March 1, 2010
Pregnant women have been warned not to ignore dental problems following the case of an unnamed woman with the common gum disease gingivitis who delivered a stillborn baby at 39 weeks. Doctors were able to trace the oral bacteria in the 35-year-old mother's mouth to bacteria found in the baby's bloodstream, lungs and stomach. Microbiologist Yiping Han in the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine carried out the research.

The Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation makes multimillion-dollar, multi-year commitment in Cleveland

PR-Canada.net, March 1, 2010
The Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation will make a significant investment in the city of Cleveland to create a medical education pipeline for students from traditionally underrepresented minorities and low-income backgrounds. The first phase of the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation's Health Profession Pipeline Program is the creation of the Edwards Scholarship Endowment at Case Western Reserve University.

Former National City CEO David Daberko and wife fund fellowship at Case Western Reserve University

The Plain Dealer, March 1, 2010
Former National City Corp. Chairman David Daberko and his wife have donated an undisclosed amount of money to Case Western Reserve University to create a faculty fellowship.

Agencies try to get hands on funding

SalemNews.net, March 1, 2010
The Counseling Center's plan to go paperless with mental health records required some paperwork recently to apply for federal appropriations to cover the cost. The project was among several funding requests the Columbiana County Commissioners pledged to support via favorable letters to U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson last week. The proposal also calls for a contract with the Case Western Reserve University Center for Evidence Based Practices for training for employees for motivational interviewing.

Oxygen devices for lung disease show spotty performance

Ethiopian Review, March 1, 2010
Devices that help lung disease patients have oxygen therapy on-the-go may not always perform consistently—and may in some cases provide users with inadequate oxygen when they are active, a new study suggests. In the new study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University, tested four of what they describe as the most widely used oxygen devices.

Are we choking funds to their terrorist or their victims?

Times of India, Feb. 28, 2010
Richard Gordon from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law writes in an op-ed about international efforts to stop terrorism.

Higher Ed News

Shrinking newsrooms put colleges in the content business

Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 28, 2010
At a time when newspapers are slashing their staffs and squeezing out education coverage, it is more difficult for colleges to communicate their relevance and messages to the public. Many are tapping the expertise of out-of-work journalists as they navigate a media landscape that is increasingly moving online.