The Veale Foundation Makes $20 Million Commitment to Case Western Reserve

Undergraduate Student Government President Duwain Pinder (CWR '10) presents
a commemorative shirt to Tinkham Veale (CIT '37)

At last evening's annual leadership donor event, Momentum, President Barbara R. Snyder announced a $20 million commitment from the Veale Foundation for a new university center to be named after founder Tinkham Veale II, age 95.

The gift will allow this project to move forward to create a dynamic facility to enhance the student experience. The building will utilize advanced technology and sustainable design to create a distinctive gathering place for all members of the university community.

The Tinkham Veale University Center will be centrally located on campus, at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, near Severance Hall and adjacent to the university's Kelvin Smith Library.

"Tink Veale's generosity will allow us to transform a long-awaited concept into a meaningful reality for our community," President Snyder said. "This space will host classes, meetings, meals and more – in short, it will be a place where students, faculty and staff consistently come together." Read more.

Several Professors Selected to Receive
Fulbright Awards

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Charles Rosenblatt

Two Case Western Reserve University professors have been selected to receive Fulbright awards, while one recently wrapped up her fellowship.

Charles Rosenblatt and Anna Maria Mandalakas will soon begin their research abroad, while Kathryn Lavelle recently completed her project.

The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges for university faculty and students, focusing on lectures, research and graduate study.

Lynn Singer, deputy provost and vice president for academic programs, partly attributes Case Western Reserve's increase in the number of awardees to efforts in the Office of the Provost to inform and facilitate faculty applications, including annual forums highlighting past Fulbright winners and a new Fulbright Scholars Program website, which debuted during the 2009-10 academic year.

"Our office has worked on this for quite awhile. I think it's really paying off," she says of the website, which includes an overview of the program, application information and highlights from previous faculty and student winners.

Today, learn about Charles Rosenblatt's project.

Horst von Recum and Colleagues
Earn Glennan Fellowship

Horst von Recum

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged.

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.

The Daily concludes the series on award recipients. Today, learn about the project initiated by Horst von Recum and his colleagues.







Campus News

The Commercial Development and Property Management Offices recently merged websites to create the new Office Of Real Estate website. Campus members are invited to go online to learn more.

For Faculty and Staff

To benefit instructors who are currently using Blackboard to record grades, a new Grade Upload tool is being introduced that will allow instructors to upload midterm and final grades from their Blackboard Grade Centers to SIS. In order to upload grades from Blackboard to SIS, instructors must already have their final and/or midterm grades entered as letter grades in their Blackboard Grade Center. Once the grade information has been recorded in the course Grade Center, instructors can go to the Blackboard Wizard to access the Grade Upload Tool. Contact blackboard@case.edu with questions.

For Students

The Writing Resource Center has closed for the spring term.  It will reopen June 1 and remain open through June 27.

The 15-credit film minor is flexible and gives students a chance to customize their field of study. The only required course is ENGL 367: Introduction to Film, which will be offered fall 2010. More information is available online.

The AmeriCorps VISTA summer associate position builds capacity for the local food movement, community gardening and healthy eating educational programs as part of Ohio Campus Compact's Healthy Food for All Summer Associate statewide program. The VISTA member will be involved in garden maintenance and educational programming at the NuGarden09 Community Garden, the University Farm and the National Youth Sports Program.The stipend is $1,640 plus a $1,000 educational award. Go to the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning website for more information.

The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life is sponsoring REScycle to reduce the amount of trash going to landfills and to help others by donating unwanted items from May Move-Out. In partnership with Planet Aid, the Cleveland Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity, items such as non-perishable food, clothing, linens, furniture and small appliances are being collected. Students can bring these items during one of three drop-off days: today in the North Residential Village; May 5 in the South Residential Village; and May 14 at the Village at 115 and the Greek Houses. Hours are 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. all days. Movers will be available to help with large furniture. Join the Facebook page for more information.

Events

The campus community is invited to attend a speaker series featuring guest lecturers who will each address the topic The Realities of an Effective Academic Library Today and a Vision of its Future: What Critical Issues Need to be Addressed by a Small, Comprehensive Research University? This free series will take place in the Dampeer Room at the Kelvin Smith Library. Arnold Hirshon, chief strategist at Lyrasis, will speak from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on May 11. Yolanda Cooper, librarian associate professor and deputy university librarian at the University of Miami, will finish the series from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on May 14.

The Department of Medicine's Research Day is from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, May 7, at the Wolstein Research Building auditorium and lobby. Research Day showcases the work of young investigators. Learn more.

The Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society will present its 2010 spring lecture, Where’s the Wisdom in Health Care? The Science of Health Care Delivery, from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, at the School of Medicine, Room E-401. The speaker is James Weinstein, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is an internationally renowned spine surgeon and health services researcher.

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.

Campus community members and groups are invited to share their academic and departmental accolades. Send announcements to The Daily.

May 4, 2010

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In the News

$20 million gift to Case Western Reserve University will kick-start plans for new student center

The Plain Dealer, May 3, 2010
A $20-million gift from an already familiar name at Case Western Reserve University will bring a new student center to campus. Tinkham Veale II, through the Veale Foundation, pledged the gift announced Monday night.

Grad school applications flood colleges

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 3, 2010
Whether they're looking for security in their current field or preparing for a new career, more people are applying to Northeast Ohio's graduate schools. Applications to local graduate schools are up 8 percent to 40 percent, depending on the institution, and the economy likely can take much of the credit. Denise Douglas, associate dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Obese kids more vulnerable to bullies

CNN.com, May 3, 2010
Children in Grades 3 through 6 who are obese are more likely to be bullied than their normal-weight peers, a new study has found. Sylvia Rimm, a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

Gordon Square Arts District, Plain Dealer critic Steven Litt among winners of 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize

The Plain Dealer, May 3, 2010
In a rare move, a Cleveland Arts Prize has been awarded not to a person or an organization, but a neighborhood. Gordon Square Arts District -- a collection of theaters, restaurants and galleries clustered around West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue -- and its leaders are being honored for having the vision and influence to revitalize a Cleveland neighborhood using the arts as an economic engine. And among other winners of the arts prize is Henry Adams, professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Higher Ed News

Professors and social media

Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2010
A new survey scheduled to be released today suggests that 80 percent of professors, with little variance by age, have at least one account with either Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, LinkedIn, MySpace, Flickr, Slideshare, or Google Wave. Nearly 60 percent kept accounts with more than one, and a quarter used at least four.